How exactly does "Export Battery" work in VBA?

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by DiffyQ, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. DiffyQ

    DiffyQ Newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    United States
    I'm playing the patched version of Mother 3, and right now I have a save state in Visual Boy Advance 1.8 from which I would like to generate a .sav file for use on hardware. So I started up VBA, went to a save point, saved, and went to the menu and chose "Export Battery." But the .sav file that results from that doesn't contain the data from said game-saving, it contains the data from the battery file I imported an hour before making the save state. So how do I get the data that results from saving from within the save state?
  2. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Apr 10, 2008
    United States
    1st dimension, Earth
    Ooh...I have no idea. I haven't played the game myself, I'll be getting a slot 2 soon so that I can do just that....

    What hardware are you using?
  3. BurlyEd

    BurlyEd GBAtemp Fan

    May 15, 2007
    United States
    Big Hat Country
  4. farmin

    farmin Advanced Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I'm having the same problem as DiffyQ and there's some great info there but it doesn't really help.
    The FAQ doesn't go into any depth at all as to how to use the battery import/export function
    and the quick start guide by SeriousS is exceptionally brief on the same subject.
    Any help would be greatley appreciated!
  5. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    This is supposed to export a raw battery file, but doesn't VBA already generate raw battery files by default?