backing up a gba game?

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  1. Jayar182
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    I have a dilemma, i want to back up a game save i downloaded from gamefaqs of pokemon emerald because i missed the toys r us event, and put it on my emerald game (cartridge not rom). is there an app that will do this for me? i have a m3 ds simply, although i hear they are the same, i can use my cousins r4 when he gets it in the mail. any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. rhyguy

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    i dont think so, but i could be wrong

    a few weeks ago, i asked if you could dump gba roms onto a slot 1 cart, and noone found a way, so i dont think it would be any different

    but, i'm probably wrong
     
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    Though it should be technically possible I couldn't find any homebrew that does it.
    AFAIK you'll need additional hardware (i.e. a GBA cartridge linker) to backup/write saves to an original GBA cartridge.
     
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    EEPINATOR can apparently write saves to SRAM based games (which most pokemon titles are as I recall):
    http://blog.davr.org/2007/03/31/eepinator/
    If you want to dump games cory1492's EZFlash 3 in 1 app can do it.
     
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    i have been trying to get it to work, but i can't, i even googled for guides, but there was none. is it like the pokemon P/D where i would have to convert the game? how would i do that? is there a guide?

    please help, thanks
     
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    sorry for posting again, but should i just buy a action replay?
     
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    yes. they are only 20 dollars.

    actually, you can get one just for the pokemon games for like 15 dollars.
     
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    which kind should i get? is there a game save converter so the files work with a action replay/gameshark?
     
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    SaveGames Converter by Shuny
     
  10. Takeshi

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    If the save file is .sps (didn't see any other on gamefaqs) it's already in the right format for Gameshark/Action Replay.

    Actually I was hoping for you to come up with a nice homebrew app that gets the job done. You're definitely the homebrew master! [​IMG]
    I tested it with my retail sapphire cart, same save type, and it doesn't work either. Is 'Flash_1M (v103)' (because that's what it uses according to pocketheaven) the same as SRAM?

    edit: A quick search told me that it's not the same. Though I can be wrong again. I haven't dealt with GBA saves since my old Visoly 64Mb cart in 2003 or so. The newer flashcarts I got never needed the ROMs to be patched to save (at least not manually).
     
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    Wait, if action replays can do that, what about running the Action Replay ROM dump on an R4?

    e: arg double post

    e2: tried it, no dice
     
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    speaking of which, does anyone know how to get actual CODES on the rom dump? like, use the r4 AS an action replay for real games. I did some research and it seems like it would be possible but you would have to

    1. have a working action replay
    2. have an r4/m3
    3. need a bunch of codes on your AR.

    is anyone willling to do this? because I could pm you my xml file to put on your AR, then use a special trick to get those codes into the AR dump on the r4. (I know how)

    it would only take like 10-15 minutes of your time. so please?