Gold/Silver/Crystal had an internal clock in the cartridge, and they needed a special battery for this clock to be able to run, as well as a battery to allow the game to save. This battery had a life of around six years, and since the games were released around 2000 or so, it's been at least eight years. So the internal battery is now dead, and since this battery was also what allowed the game to save, the games won't save anymore.
My Gold cart died a while ago (before 2006 I think, maybe mine was just crappy), and I thought it was a one-off thing, until I was talking with a couple of my friends the other day who said their Gold carts stopped saving, too. Weirdly enough their Silver ones work fine.
And Colleseum. I think Nintendo will make these games becuase the fact that the old copies no longer work combined with a generation of children who think it is an entirely "new" game is a major selling point. Nintendo wouldn't miss an opurtunity like this would they?
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No, it just means that he actually used it sometime in the last...probably about two years. The clock battery recharges itself when the game is in use.
Which, you know, perfectly explains why people will play hours of the game in a vain effort to reclaim their standing in the game only to discover that their file didn't save.
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Zaius and I are much like the mongoose and the cobra, we are destined for battle time and time again, even if it is not in our territory. Of course, I'm the mongoose since I like having appendages, and Zaius seems like a cold-blooded creature.
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