EZ Flash 3-1 saving GBA games as .gba.sav

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Braedon, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Braedon
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    Braedon Member

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    Sep 23, 2010
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    I just got an EZ Flash 3in1 to go with my Acekard 2i, yet whenever I power off then on and reboot a game no save files are present. If I open up my SD card, the gba.sav file is present yet the roms do not register as being there.

    Basically, every time I reboot a game my save files go missing. It's the latest Akaio firmware (1.8.1?) and .DS games work fine.

    I've attempted to load the following games and all have the same problem:
    Minish Cap
    Donkey Kong Country
    FF - Dawn of Souls (specifically FF1)
    Mario Tennis
     
  2. Masked Ranger

    Masked Ranger GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nov 24, 2009
    What problem? When you play your gba game, AKAIO will take your .gba.sav file and load it.
     
  3. Braedon
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    Braedon Member

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    Sorry, my bad. I was looking for solutions to work out why my GBA games aren't saving correctly and I misread that gba games are supposed to be saved as .sav instead of .gba.sav when it was the other way around. I edited my post, if you don't mind giving me a hand.

    On another note, is there anyway to check if my battery is dead? I only just got it but it might be a dud. An no, I don't have a spare voltmeter lying around.
     
  4. Masked Ranger

    Masked Ranger GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Not to worry. First thing is make sure that your 3in1 setting for "Backup GBA save at startup" is enabled and "NOR mode" is auto.

    I refer further info about the 3in1 to how_do_i_do_that. He has several 3in1 links in his signature. I know there is a program when run will produce a specific error message when the battery is dead. I just can't remember which program.

    EDIT: AKAIO will show gba games when the 3in1 is inserted, so I don't understand why you can't see the gba games.
     
  5. Braedon
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    Braedon Member

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    Thanks a lot, I already had both of those settings on by default so I guess that's not the problem. I'll check how hdidt's links. Thanks.
     
  6. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    take a save and strip the 16byte header, then try that save using a gba PC emulator. use this: http://filetrip.net/f9583-AKAIO-GBA-Save-C...rter-12910.html

    many users have reported problems with akaio native flashing and save corruption since 1.5. most problems were with the ez 3in1+ but some were with the 3in1 v2 (3in1new). to double check that your 3in1 is actually making correct saves and storing them using the battery back-up, give gba exploader a try. make sure you use an older version before the 3in1+ code was added (v.56) and then use the new version with the unofficial patch (v.58b0). both files are on filetrip.

    -another world
     
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