EZ4 + Wine

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  1. RodrigoDavy
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    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hi!!!!! I am reeaaaaally druuuuunk cause I draaank a looot of wiiine, and I've to set up some easy floor...
    Just kidding!

    I am a proud Ubuntu 12.10 user! I already know how to patch roms using the EZ-client, problem is I don't have Windows installed in my machine and have no intention of installing it.

    The solution I came up with was installing Windows in a Virtual Machine, so I can transfer the unpatched rom to the VM patch tranfer it back to Ubuntu put it on the SD card. This solution works, but after doing this a few times, I found it rather tedious.

    I tried running the EZ4_Client using Wine but it just give some error like "This program has found a fatal error and needs to be closed" (best translation I could guess). Anyone have a clue if it is possible to mix Wine and driving drugs kids EZ4?
     
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    Just use the SRAM patcher in GBATA (http://www.no-intro.org/tools.htm) which should run under wine (winetricks for a runtime may be needed) and copy and rename a blank sav file made by the EZ-Client to the same name as the ROM.
     
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    EZ4client requires something mapped to the D :\ drive (easy enough to map something with WINE) or you to edit the internals of EZ4client to tell it to expect another drive that is not D :\ (it is 1am so I will have to leave it to you to search for- kuwanger was the one that came up with the fix so add his name to the search term).
     
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    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Tested both option, the EZ4 Client only worked with wine when I mapped the only the C:\ and D :\ drives and nothing more than that. Even than, it crashed later when I selected the file I wanted to patch it crashed.

    The GBATA worked like a charm and I just patched Final Fantasy Tatics Advance and waited a LONG time until the game finally let me make the first save after what was possibly the longest introduction I've ever seen in a portable game (and my gba battery was getting weak). Good news is, the save worked after I rebooted my gba (Phew!)

    Thanks for the help, both of you!