EZ 3-in-1 Save Compatibility

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  1. Alastair
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    I've recently decided to switch from my SuperCard MiniSD to an EZ 3-in-1 and was wondering if my save games will work or be able to be modified to work. I only have about 10 games that I want to resume so if worse comes to worst I could just finish them on my SCmSD or restart them on the EZ 3-in-1.
    I have these three files pertaining to each game: .gba, .sav and .sci. My main concern is the fact that the games need to be patched differently to run on eaither cartridge.
    Thanks in advance for any help. [​IMG]
     
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    What is the exact size (in bytes) of the Supercard's GBA save files? Are they all the same size?
     
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    All but two. They're 64KB apart from one that is 512bytes (Rayman Advance) and one that is 8KB (Link To The Past).
     
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    It sounds like those are raw saves. They will need to be padded to 128KB to use them with the 3-in-1 Expansion Pack Tool, but that's fairly easy. I wrote a windows batch script that does it automatically, but I need to update it to support the 4kbit (512 byte) saves. I'll post a link here when I get it done.

    If you're using an EZ-V to flash games to the 3-in-1, I think those save files will just work. I'm not sure about that though.
     
  5. Alastair
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    That's really kind of you. Thanks. [​IMG]
    I'll be using a CycloDS Evo. to flash the games.
     
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    Woah! Great little tool you've created!
    I tested it and the save comes out at 128KB.
    I cannot test to see if it works until the 3-in-1 arrives but I imagine that it will.
    I did this in Vista by the way - the .bat files do work. [​IMG]
    Thanks again! You've saved me one hundred hours or so by allowing me to play from my old save games!
     
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    Glad to help. Thanks for the Vista confirmation.