DS Emulator Question

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Jun 18, 2009

DS Emulator Question by tankplanes98 at 1:36 AM (1,127 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. tankplanes98
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    For No$GBA, where do you put the save file, what format does it need to be, and would should it be named? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
     
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    Depends on the emulator but usually it's "gamename.sav" and it should be in the same folder as the ROM.
     
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    I tried that for ACWW and NinjaTown and it didn't work. Ex. NinjaTown.nds NinjaTown.sav (512kb, 9th selection on Shuny Sav converter target format) Files located on MicroSD card.
    EDIT: 2nd try, fail: NinjaTown.nds NinjaTown.sav (512kb, 23rd/last selection on Shuny Sav converter target format) Files located on Desktop.
     
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    There's a couple of things you need to do. Firstly, open up no$gba.ini in your favourite text editor (probably Notepad if you suck). Then scroll down to this section:

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    SAV/SNA File Format == Uncompressed
    And change it to this:

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    SAV/SNA File Format == Raw
    Now NO$GBA saves will be read/written in the same format as your flash card unless your card is weird or old (raw .sav files).

    Next, copy the save/s you want to the BATTERY folder in your NO$GBA directory. Load up the game you want and you should be able to resume where you left off on your flash card.
     
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    3rd try, fail: NinjaTown.nds (Location Desktop:No$gba (folder)) NinjaTown.sav (512kb, 23rd/last selection on Shuny Sav converter target format Location Desktop:no$gba/BATTERY)

    I opened up the .ini in Notepad (yes, i suck), and after a bunch of space there was nothing but:
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    >C:\Documents and Settings\*USER NAME HERE*\Desktop\no$gba\NinjaTown.nds
    Then, I found out if you go into No$Gba, and click "Options" then click "Save Options", you can go back to the folder, open up "NO$GBA", the config. file, then you can see all the junk. I changed it to raw, and put the sav in BATTERY and it still didn't work.
     
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    Once you've set the save format to Raw in the .ini you don't need to use the save converter.
     
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    NVM about my last post, i found out what was wrong. The "NDS Cartridge Backup Media" under the "Emulation" menu was set to "None". Another question, what is the best option to have it set to?
     
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    Ideally "Auto", which was added in the latest version, 2.6a. If you're using 2.6, you'll need to select your save types manually for each game.
     

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