Could some please convert these .xps and .sps to .sav for my M3 real?

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  1. Oath
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Did you look <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=89197&st=600#13" target="_blank">here</a>?

    <!--quoteo(post=1763665:date=Feb 9 2009, 01:20 PM:name=The M3 Sakura FAQ)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The M3 Sakura FAQ @ Feb 9 2009, 01:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1763665"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><b>Q: How do I convert GBA saves from GameShark, emulators, etc. to be compatible with M3 Sakura?</b><a name="13"></a> <a href="#contents">(Top)</a>
    <b>A:</b> You can import saves or cheat codes into a GBA emulator for PC, save the game and import the save file into M3 Sakura. You can also use <a href="http://www.gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=99334" target="_blank">GBAATM</a> to patch <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=112939" target="_blank">GBA cheat codes</a> into the ROM so that they're always active, or you can add enablers/disablers to have the option of switching them on in-game (I may write up a n00b-friendly guide on how to do this in the near future if I can find the time to do it).

    The following method uses <a href="http://www.emuhq.com/emulators/console/gameboy/visualboy-advance-m/news/2008/10/10/6913" target="_blank">VisualBoy Advance - M</a>, <a href="http://xs.gameshark.com/xploder/xploderui.asp?a=gamesaves&username=gameshark&tab=gs&s=&c=handheld&uid=&fs=" target="_blank">GameShark saves</a> (.sps files), <a href="http://xs.gameshark.com/xploder/xploderui.asp?a=codes&username=gameshark&tab=gc&s=&c=handheld&uid=&fs=" target="_blank">GameShark codes</a> and Action Replay saves (.xps files). The numbers in parentheses in each step are just screenshots for added noob-friendliness.
    Basic Controls for VisualBoy Advance - M
    1. Importing GameShark Saves (.sps) into VBA-M
    2. Using GameShark Cheat Codes in VBA-M
    3. Converting Action Replay Saves (.xps) into M3 Real/Sakura .sav Files
    4. Transferring VBA-M .sav Files to M3 Sakura
    These methods have been tested on M3 Sakura using a <a href="http://www.m3adapter.com/images/GBA_Expansion_Pack_reveal.jpg" target="_blank">GBA Expansion Pack</a> and they work. It probably works with other flashcarts, but I wouldn't know because I don't own any others on which to test the cheats. After I wrote this little guide, I did more searching and found that someone else had <a href="http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4447" target="_blank">already written one</a>. It's very similar to mine, except that it uses the EZFlash V 3-in-1.

    One more thing to note is that for some reason I can't get this to work with <i>Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls</i>. It works with every other <i>Final Fantasy</i> title ever ported to GBA (<i>FFIV</i>, <i>FFV</i>, <i>FFVI</i> and <i>Tactics Advance</i>) except for <i>DoS</i>. It also works with <i>Mother 3</i>, <i>Advance Wars</i>, <i>Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising</i>, <i>Golden Sun</i> and <i>Golden Sun: The Lost Age</i>. I have not tried this method on any other ROMs besides those listed here. Still, 9 ROMs out of 10 isn't a bad success rate at all. But if someone can figure out how to get this to work on <i>DoS</i> (or at least why it doesn't work) and let me know, I would appreciate it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
  3. Oath
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    *sigh*
    Quite embarassing, I checked EVERYWHERE I could.... but not GBATemp [​IMG]
    Thanks dude.