Convert E-Reader .vpk or .bin to .sav

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  1. Plstic
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    I can convert .bin files to .vpk but I can't figure out how to convert either to .sav files. I want to flash the saves to my e-reader via my flashcart. I also want to upload the complete sav pack for the ereader in .sav format to Filetrip so everyone can use them.
     
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    syrusch GBAtemp Regular

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    You have to dump your e-Reader/E-Reader +. Then patch it with the .ips from risingsun (rs-eread.zip).

    e-Reader saves are copyrighted, so you can't upload it on filetrip.

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      _______      |      ___________|    __________________________________
    /      //______|_ ____\\_        /____\\_                          ....  \_
    _\______        /      /        /      /  riSiNG sUN pRESENTS!  ::::  /
    \_    /        /      /        /      /    - ---------------- -  ::::  \
    /______________\________________\_______\___________________________________\
    - -diP------------------------------------------------------------------aSL- -
                                                                     
    [-                        EReader Load 1.0 (C) Rising Sun                  -]
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    _\\_)_  _____ _ _/  _/  _____
    _)    /_\\_  \_ \___\ _\\_  \_                          i    n    f    o
    \____/    /    /____\    /    /
    ::::: ___/_____\:::_ __________\:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::: ::: :: :
     
     
    country....: Japan/USA                        Japanese/English :.language(s)
    rel. date..: 01/01/2003                            01/01/2003 :..store date
    system.....: Gameboy Advance                      rs-eread.zip :....filename
    size........ tiny ips                          Team Rising Sun :....supplier
                 
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                                      _\\_  \_  _____  /  //_ __    /  //_____
    n    o    t    e    s        _)  /    /_\\_  \_/    _// //____\__      /
                                    \__/_____\  /    /______\  _/    |_/______\
    : :: ::: ::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::_ __________\:::_ _____\_____|:::::::::
     
    Release Notes:
     
    First of all, happy new year everyone!
    Who would have expected that the useless ereader hardware dumps will be
    useful some day? Now we are happy to announce they are.
    Thanks to the one who made it possible to dump the actual ereader games.
    And ofcourse thanks to the one who made it possible to play on hardware :)
    Greetings to all my other RS guys, it was a great year, i love you all!
     
    What is this?
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    ERead 1.0 is a modification for the japanese e-reader+ rom, and the english
    ereader rom.
    This modification will let you fully run all ereader dumps/saves on real gba
    hardware.
     
    How does it work?
    =================
     
    Gameboy Advance Hardware:
     
    1) Apply the included rs-erjpn.ips patch to the clean dump of the japanese
        ereader+ rom, released by batman.
     
        OR
     
        Apply the included rs-erusa.ips patch to the clean dump of the english
        ereader rom, released by ind.
     
    2) Flash the patched rom image to your flashcard.
     
    3) Flash a .e+ ereader save dump to your flashcard into the first 128 bank.
        Note: If your software cant flash 128 saves, you have to manually split
              the save to 2x 64 saves and flash them to bank 1 and 2.
     
    4) Turn on your gameboy Advance, press A on our warning to continue.
     
    5) Select the third japanese menu item to start the flashed game.
     
        OR
     
        Select the third menu item (Access saved data).
     
    6) Enjoy!
     
    Step 1-3 are only needed to be performed once.
     
    General Notes
    =============
     
    From what we have tested the japanese ereader supports american ereader roms
    and the american ereader supports japanese roms aswell.
    Just load them as explained above. You might run into problems with
    the fontset/gamenames as they are stored in another encoding method.
    The method explained above will currently not work on emulators, however we
    can confirm it working on the following flash-hardware:
     
    Flash2Advance        128M
    Flash2Advance        256M
    Flash Advance Xtreme  256M
    Flash Advance Turbo  128M
    All Old Visoly Cards    *M
     
    We dont have any XG/EZ hardware to test it on, however it might work with
    those aswell.
     
    Future
    ======
     
    We dont plan to flood you with ereader dumps now, however you can expect some
    in the next days.
     
    The next step for our software will be a small menu system to let you choose
    several ereader games on your flashcard, so you dont have to flash the save
    all the time.
     
     
    RS 2004 - we are the future!
     
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    If you're interested in joining RS, one of the most active gba scene groups,
    you wont regret it!
     
    Get in touch with us...
     
    If you have free time during weekdays, and live near a gameshop such as eb,
    saturn, mediamarkt, babbages, gamestop or similar, we need you!
     
    If you work at a videogame magazine/distributor/etc and got access to pre-
    retail handheld games, we need you aswell!
     
    If you live in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Thailand or similar asian
    locations and either got access to new pirate carts (d-version) or live near
    a videogame retail shop, apply aswell!
     
    If you're a game addict and live in japan, china or korea write us too!
     
    Site-ops running, *nix sites on atleast 40mbit feel free to
    contact us aswell.
     
    To contact us please write to: rising-sun@hushmail.com
     
    We DONT give any support on how to obtain our releases, roms, emulators or
    anything like that. We dont give any technical support on how to train or
    crack games. All Requests will be ignored.
     
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    : :: ::: :::: :::::::::::::::_ _____\_____\:::::_ _____\_____|:::_ ___/______\
     
     
            Greetings to all of the guys who supported us since the start,
                        and our friends in the following groups:         
                                                                         
              EURASIA - MODE7 - SUPPLEX - VENOM - WRG - CEZAR - SUXXORS!   
         
     
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    You can search the forum. There's topic about it.
     
  3. Plstic
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    I can't find the patch that is mentioned in the NFO. I searched and found nothing. Unless this is ony Usenet haha.
    EDIT: Found the thread but it goes to the same site I found the .bins but I doesn't look like the patch is on there.
     
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    I still can't figure out how to convert .raw to .sav though :(. Unless this requires me to whip out the ol' firelinker 128 and flash the saves as .raw or .bin.
     
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    The bin/raw files are just the dotcodes from the cards. You need to use an emulator like VBA to load them into a sav.
     
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    I can't find any option in VBA to allow me to load the raw files. In import battery it only allows me to import saves.
     
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    Plstic Guru Meditation Error

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    Do you by anychance still have that patch?

    EDIT: Nvm, found it on an old harddrive. Here's a copy of it so it's not lost again.
     

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