EFA Linker II saves to a M3 Perfect.

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Shbek, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Shbek

    Shbek Member

    May 27, 2007
    United States
    Colo Springs, CO
    I just got an M3 Perfect today, and I'm loving it thus far. Only problem is, I have quite a few saves on my EFAII that I'd like to have on the M3. I got the saves off of the EFA and onto my computer just fine, but I can't get them to work on the M3. I tried using m3savetool to convert the saves to .dat files a couple of times (and yes, I made sure that the name of the .dat and the game matched exactly). I've tried using http://www.shunyweb.info/index.php to convert them, from EZFIV (.sav) to M3 (.dat), which hasn't done anything. Can anyone thing of something that might work? I'd really rather not loose 40+ hours on several RPGs if I can help it [​IMG]
  2. Dirtie

    Dirtie :'D

    Former Staff
    Sep 9, 2003
    New Zealand
    I'm not too sure about the EFAII (I have the first one), but it might be impossible to retrieve your full save files using the client, unless you set the save size correctly when you first copied the roms across (for the EFA 1 it defaults to something really small).
    If not, it'll only read part of each save from the SRAM when you copy it from the cart onto your PC.

    To tell if this is the case, let us know the size of the save files you retrieved and what games they are for.

    If this is indeed the case, there is still hope (as long as you haven't formatted your cart or something silly). If you have some sort of external copier device like the EZ-Writer (or something like a F2A cable), you could use it to retrieve as much of the SRAM as possible, then divide the resulting file up into individual save files (may involve some hex editing), or you could use Chism's game save backup utility to try and achieve the same thing (or maybe even rein? I doubt it though [​IMG])

    The reason I know all this is because I made the same mistake at one point [​IMG]
  3. Shbek

    Shbek Member

    May 27, 2007
    United States
    Colo Springs, CO
    Lets see.. the games and save sizes are...

    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow 32KB
    Final Fantasy IV 32KB
    Final Fantasy V 32KB
    Final Fantasy VI 32KB
    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland 32KB
    Super Mario Advance 3 8KB
    Summon Night Swordcraft Story 8KB
    Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2 8KB
    Sword of Mana 64KB
    Tactics Ogre The Knight of Lodis 64KB
    Tales of Phantasia 8KB

    I could really care less about all the games except FFVI and Summon Night 2, I was REALLY FAR in both of them and I'd rather not start over on the M3. I don't have an external copier any more though =(
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