File Save names...????

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by zenkoku, May 10, 2007.

  1. zenkoku

    zenkoku Newbie

    May 10, 2007
    United States
    I just got into the DS homebrew stuff, I read on a forum that a game save has to be the same name as the original rom, but I was looking at my card and noticed they where not, for example:

    Lost Magic.NDS would be


    and also does it matter if caps is on or not??




    Will they both work for a rom?
  2. cory1492

    cory1492 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 23, 2005
    Home, WhereElse?
    Lost Magic.NDS == long file name
    LostMa~1.SAV == old standard 8.3 file name

    If you named it "lostmagi.nds" (8.3 char) the names would not be different.

    Might help to know what hardware you are working with, but in general if the name is 8.3 caps and smalls are not treated differently, so AAAAAAAA.BBB would be stored in the FAT table, but aaaaaaaa.bbb would be handled by the driver to open AAAAAAAA.BBB - try it right now, make a new text file and rename it to the first one, and in the same directory make a second one and try name it to the caps variation, windows will tell you it already exists [​IMG]
  3. zenkoku

    zenkoku Newbie

    May 10, 2007
    United States
    Cool! Thanks. So if I make another save such as

    Lost Magic.sav

    then it will prompt me to replace

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