02-17-2001, 06:12 AM
Sure, I'll give it a try, it works fine for me. Ok, you need version 2.0 of the webbrowser, unless you have a REALLY old dc like me it most likely came with your dreamcast. I hear there's problems with 2.6, so I don't use it, and won't be held responsible if this doesn't work on 2.6.
Next, you need a POP3 email account, usually your isp gives you one. You'll need the servers for it too. You can't use a web-based email, such as Hotmail or Yahoo!mail, as they don't have a pop3 server, and cannot be checked by the dreamcast's internal email client.
K, boot the web browser and go into options, set up your email address settings, like user and password. Real name can be anything. If you don't know your mail servers for sure, it's a pretty good chance that it's just "mail.xxx.com" Like my email is ****@ccp.com, and my smtp and pop3 servers are both mail.ccp.com. If you have ones given to you by your isp that are different, enter them.
Save the options, and connect to the internet. Hit start and go to your mail. Make a new message, directed at your email address. Click add attachments, and pick your vmu with the pso save. Attach both pso-related saves, one's your guildcard file and the other is your system file.
Now, if you'll go to a webpage, then go back to mail, you'll notice you have a new message with your character. That's fine, your character is now stored on your mail server, feel free to play without worry about the BSOD.
Now, suppose you loose all your unequipped items due to the bsod. In order for you to restore your backup, you either need a vmu without a pso file on it, or you need to delete your old pso file, if you try to overwrite it, it WILL say it's corrupted. Just open the email, click on attachments at the bottem, and pick both files, saving them both to whatever vmu it is you wanna restore em to. *CAN'T HAVE PSO INFO ON IT* Just wanted to stress that again, in case you weren't paying attention, lol.
I've used this method to migrate my save from a generic memory card to my new vmu, a friends file off of my other vmu to the generic memory card, and to backup my character 3 times now, though I haven't had to restore it yet, thankfully. If this wasn't clear enough just say what needs to be cleared up. Someone wanna post this on the site somewhere as how to backup your character? Or is there already info on this site about it and I just typed this all for naught?
<font size=1>[ This message was edited by: KarnaJ on 2001-02-17 07:16 ]</font>