ID of save file?

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  1. feias
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    Hello everyone. 2 months ago my microSD card corrupted. Unfortunately i was playing Chrono Trigger and i was very close to the see ending. With some programs, i found my save file on formatted microSD, but it won't work. But i don't give up, because i remember there was some patching issues on the Chorno Trigger and patches changes ID(am I right?). Save file is only works with game with same ID. If i learn ID of my save file, and change it to ID of my new Chrono Trigger rom i think it can play with my old save.
    I can see ID of a rom using cheat code editor(i dont remember its name now), but it doesn't work for save file. If there is anyway to see ID of a save file, please help me.
    Even if my save file corrupted and unusable, i will be happy. At least i can start game again. Because possibility of using same save is keeps me from starting game from begining.

    I'm member of GBATemp since 2008 but this is my first post. Sorry for my english.
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Cheats go by ID, not the save file.

    Save file only goes by filename.
     
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    I think(i hope?) there must be something other than name [​IMG] It is obvious that if i change my "pokemon" save file name to "jump ultimate stars", Jump Ultimate Stars doesn't recognize save file.
     
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    The data in the save file, of course. If it doesn't read it as a proper save it can't load it. What it does when this happens depends on how the game was programmed. It might tell you it's corrupt, or it might just ignore it and pretend it never happened and silently overwrite it.

    If you're using the right name but it's not recognized, then it's likely corrupt (or you're using the wrong region of the game?)
     
  5. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Actually... If you renamed Pokemon Black.sav to Jump Ultimate Stars.sav, yes it would.
    However, the Pokemon save data would be gibberish to Jump Ultimate Stars so it would either ignore it or tell you your save is corrupt and start a new one.



    If you're 100% sure that the Chrono Trigger save name is a PERFECT match to the Chrono Trigger game name, then make sure that the data you recovered is actually recovered and not corrupted or just a padded file (shows all "00"s in a hex editor).
     
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    Thank you for info... s no chance to get my old save file back [​IMG] Thank both of you for information anyway.