Any way to back up GB(C) saves to PC?

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  1. Jordan10la
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    Now I have a feeling this is impossible but I'm going to ask just in case. Is there any way to back up GB saves to my computer? I really would like to never lose my crystal save. I put a lot of work into that.
    Items I have:
    -GB
    -GBA
    -EZ V 3-in-1
    -NDS
    -CycloDS

    I was thinking something like you do to backup NDS games/saves only using my 3-in-1 instead of my Cyclo. Once again I am aware this is a stretch but worth asking.
     
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    None of that will work (the GB you have no hardware for, the GBA is either GB mode or it is not (hence the need for an emulator) and the DS lacks GB entirely), we did however have a thread on just this subject the other day (read the whole thing):
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=91418

    edit in response to below. Japhle is correct, you have no flash cart/cheat device we can attempt to use in this.
     
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    Well I have a 2 GBC's and a GB pocket and a GB classic. Is that what you meant?
     
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    I think he may hae been meaning something along the lines of like like a Cheat device or flashcart thing all though I have no Idea what I am talking about.
     
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    True, that makes more sense. Anyway I backed it up on my MegaMem it's still not on my computer but at least it's backed up
     
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    I have a GamBoy/Color gameshark but it has no PC connectivity.
     
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    An idea strikes but you will not like it.
    Gamesharks often feature memory viewers (it has been close to 10 years since I last saw a Gb gameshark but a lot of the devices like that do)
    See
    http://nocash.emubase.de/pandocs.htm#memorymap

    The save ram is then likely mapped to the device meaning you can read it off it using the gameshark and note it down elsewhere. It will take ages but it should work.

    It will probably also help to fire up the rom in an emulator to help you see what you need.
     
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    So it would be like gameshark codes? Only a lot? I still don't get how I would go about finding the codes. That is if I understand you correctly.
     
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    When you search for codes on hardware (as was done for stuff like this and the N64) you will end up with a view of the memory. Your gameshark/AR may lack this though and thus is not much use.

    That link shows you where/explains about the save memory.

    Your job would be to read said memory and transcribe it to a normal file.