Extracting GBA save file?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Talaria, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Talaria
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    Talaria ...

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    Hello Everybody,

    Is there anyway to extract the savefile within the NDStation's save file? Unsure on the whole dynamics of this.


    Thanks and....

    Ciao
    -Talaria
     
  2. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Post a save file (or a few if you have them) and I'll have a look. You should be able to just remove the unused data to get a raw save, but I'm not sure exactly where the actual save data starts in the file.
     
  3. Talaria
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    Talaria ...

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    Here it is (sorry for it being Megaupload T_T). Its the only save file I've got of it. Its from Final Fantasy VI Advance.
     
  4. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    That's a blank file. There's no data in it at all.
     
  5. Talaria
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    Talaria ...

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    Must have corrupted it as NDStation is broken with the later R4 updates. Found another save here from the game FF VI. I opened it with a hex editor there seems to be data in there. Don't wanna try it editing it myself incase I screw it up.
     
  6. RaiDesu

    RaiDesu GBAtemp Regular

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    Use Rudolph's GBA Backup Tool instead.
     
  7. Destructobot

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    Same deal. The file is full of nothing but 0xFF, which is exactly the same as a blank save from an R4.


    RaiDesu: That has nothing to do with what we're talking about.
     
  8. Talaria
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    Talaria ...

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    Okay so obviously the save isn't in the save file. Well thats nice to know T_T
     
  9. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Try extracting the NDSStation compilation with ndstool. I think it uses EFS_lib.
     
  10. Destructobot

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    Why? NDStation writes the save data to the save file that the slot 1 cart creates for the compilation, not the compilation itself.
     
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