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Soft Reset
« on: August 04, 2014, 08:10:35 pm »
Why don't games have soft reset anymore?

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Re: Soft Reset
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 08:50:59 pm »
what's soft reset?
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Re: Soft Reset
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 08:58:32 pm »
If I remember correctly from Pokemon, soft resetting is rebooting a game to the intro or startup screen (and so resetting various values or exiting to a last saved point quickly), as opposed to hard resetting where the entire game or console has to be shut down and booted back up (which can take a long time).

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Re: Soft Reset
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 12:03:26 am »
okay thanks
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Re: Soft Reset
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 07:40:35 am »
If you mean being able to jump back to the title screen, they usually do if you are playing on PC. And if you are playing on a console, that was never a common feature to begin with. However, older consoles used to go straight to the game, and they were on cartridges which meant little to no loading time.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 03:44:01 pm »
If you mean being able to jump back to the title screen, they usually do if you are playing on PC. And if you are playing on a console, that was never a common feature to begin with. However, older consoles used to go straight to the game, and they were on cartridges which meant little to no loading time.

Tons of JRPGs did it in the Ps1 and Ps2 era. I remember doing ti all the time in Megaman Battle Network 2 for the GBA because what was in certain treasure chests was based on an RNG.