Contra 4 DSTT

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  1. Geezuzkhrist119
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    how do i get this game working?

    when i load it, i get a error screen saying that the savfile is missing

    where can i get the save file at?

    Edit: I just discovered that i get the same error message from Myst DS also
     
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    Try making a (rom name).sav file before you start the game, that should work.
    Or download a Contra 4 .sav from the Downloads section.
     
  3. Geezuzkhrist119
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    thanks man
    i didnt think of that

    but do u know where i can get a save for myst?
     
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  5. Geezuzkhrist119
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    i did do that

    i knew the game had problems before but i thought that if i updated the firmware the problem would be solved but it didnt do shit
     
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    The problem is with games that have fewer than 8 characters in the name (not including the extension) but also have spaces. The DSTT gets confused about whether the name is a short filename or a long filename, and misnames the .sav file it creates the first time you run it. You need to rename the .sav file so that it has the exact same name as the game except for a ".sav" extension instead of a ".nds" extension. The case is important, and the ".sav" should be in all lowercase. It should then work thereafter.

    -Bri
     
  7. Geezuzkhrist119
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    i downloaded a sav file from this site and loaded it on the dstt

    i get the same message

    and both of the files are named the same
    so that bri says isnt the problem in this case
     
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    Rename the rom Contra_4.nds or Contra4.nds, that will fix it.
     
  9. Geezuzkhrist119
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    thanx tanas

    it works
    i owe u one
     
  10. Bri

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    You may have to rename it in DSOrganize. Sometimes when you try to rename files on your PC (particularly just changing the case of the filename), the file appears to be renamed but when you look at it on the DS the uppercase/lowercase is still messed up. All of this has to do with how the FAT file system deals with long and short filenames. I think if you use DSOrganize to rename the file it will let you fix the case properly so that the DSTT will be able to see it.

    -Bri
     
  11. FreshSoul

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    I had this problem before when I had a dstt. Apparently, it created a .SAV file. All I did was load it up to my computer and renamed it .sav =]
     
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    Inside My Acekard 2
    I have Contra 4 on my Acekard 2 and I have no problems with it..
     
  13. CorruptJon

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    Well he has a DSTT so that has nothing to do with it.
     
  14. xjuniorx

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    oh sorry about that i knew but just letting him know that with my acekard2 no problems..
    also yes be sure to name it

    ROMNAME.nds
     
  15. Geezuzkhrist119
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    i tried to use the rom on my dstt like 2 months ago but it didnt work but i didnt know about that i need to change the name of the rom
    so thats my bad

    and nice tech n9ne avatar jon
     
  16. Bri

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    The problem isn't really the name of the ROM, but the name of the save file that gets created. Still, renaming the ROM fixes it because it will then write out a correct save file.

    -Bri