DeSmuME to AK2i save

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  1. Stash23
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    I'm trying to be able to extract and convert a save file that DeSmuME uses to a format the AK2i flash cart could read. I've try multiple different convertors, both online and offline. I even played around with the size of what the save file should be. (I know it's 512k, but the AK2i won't read it.) Anybody have a clue to perform this? I've done it back in the VBA days and it worked like a charm, albeit a lot of converting, but I wish to do the same with DeSmuME.

    - Thanks
     
  2. AndrRezendedeSou

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    Here is your salvation : http://shunyweb.info/convert.php
     
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  4. avenir

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    well, is your sav filename correct? and configuration? .nds.sav or .sav is quite important
     
  5. Stash23
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    I'll summarize then. I extracted my 358/2 save from my AK2i to DeSmuME. I converted the 512kbit .sav to a raw 64kb .sav file. DeSmuME reads it like a charm.
    Upon doing the inverse; it turns out to be unfruitful. The save remains 64kb, not the 512 size that AK2i needs to read.

    EDIT:
    I did some more work as I was typing this post out. I found my solution. This is for those who want to convert back and forth saves between DeSmuME and their AK2i's.
    If converting from AK2i to DeSmuME: convert target format either Acekard R.P.G/CycloDS (I used the CycloDS) to raw format, leave size auto. Run DeSmuME and import the save. Volia!~

    If converting from DeSmuME to AK2i: locate the .dsv file in the DeSmuME's battery folder, (or wherever else it's stored) convert target format DeSmuME to Acekard R.P.G. (odd, I know) and select 512KB-4MB for size. Upload save to AK2i and it should work!
    Good luck everyone!
     
  6. avenir

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    ah... just to make sure the sav size is the same. 512KB dsv should be converted to 512KB sav...