1. ignare

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    What is the cheapest way to extract the .sav from a gameboy or gameboy color cartridge? I have the yellow Megamemory Card, but that can't make the saves into files or connect to a computer.
    I also have an Everdrive X7 if that can help at all. It at least means I could digitally backup .pkm files from old pokemon games.
     
  2. KleinesSinchen

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    The Everdrive should help. You will need:
    • A Computer with audio input and cable. Most laptops don't have since… years. Would require USB-soundcard. Most desktop computer still have it.
    • A Game Boy Color. Not original Game Boy, not Pocket, not Advance Game Boy COLOR
    • https://github.com/FIX94/gameboy-audio-dumper
    Partially confirmed working from my side:
    • Everdrive X7 starts the standalone ROM of the audio dumper
    • Hotswap to retail Game Boy game worked
    • Makes modem sound for both SRAM and ROM
    I'm too lazy to connect the GBC to the computer at the moment, but I did it successfully in the past with the complicated method: Installed the dumper on German Pokemon Gelb (Yellow) cartridge and used it to back up my 100% save from Pokemon Blau and Kristall.
     
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    Wow, this is rather incredible. Thank you.
     
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    I know you’ll probably use the sound method, but the methods I’ve looked at/used:

    Evil method:

    Buy a Retron 5 from Amazon and abuse their returns policy. The Retron can save game saves (not ROMs) to an SD card but need converting.

    Note: in my case I actually wanted the Retron 5 as a dumper/writer, but an update bricked it (twice, in warranty) so I wouldn’t recommend this as a long term investment, plus it didn’t support the Gameboy Camera.

    More successful method I used (didn’t have a GB flashcart at the time), in case you have them lying around:
    N64 with Everdrive 64 v3 and Transfer pack using software I found on this site but can’t remember.

    Was a pain though trying to dump the Gameboy Camera, but got it to work in the end.
     
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  5. ignare

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    LMAO good idea as well
     
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