For a while now, I've been playing emerald with a dead battery, and finally broke down and replaced the battery in my cartridge. Now that the clock is ticking again, I'm looking for a way to re-set the clock (so I don't have to both with figuring out how the tides relate to my horribly off clock).
I know there isn't an easy way to do it like there was in gen2 gold/silver/crystal (at least I remember being able to re-set in those).
What I was wondering is, if I start a new game, and set the clock, but don't save, will the new setting stay in my existing save?
If that doesn't work, what about using a flashcart/memory card stick to back up my save? Is there a way to manipulate the clock on a backed up save file, then dump it back to my retail cartridge?
Thanks in advance for any answers/suggestions.