Is there anyway to convert VBA save files to the Gnuboy ones?

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  1. Zeldafanzero
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    I'm wanting to carry on from my file on a gameboy game and I have a save file (Both as a battery and a savestate) that I've been able to use on VBA on my computer and on Masterboy for the PSP. However, I'm wanting to play it fullscreen on my Wii with Gnuboy (The Wii VBA doesn't seem to stretch to fullscreen for gbc games) but the save files don't seem to work from VBA.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
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    Play the game with GNUboy, and let it create a save file
    Then rename the old one like the new one (better make copy first, dunno if renaming works)
    And place it in the /gnuboy/saves folder
     
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    I've tried that but it won't read either the battery or the state file when I rename them to the way the emu named them. :/
     
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    Did some testing
    VBA wii seems not to stretch to fullsreen indeed
    But VBA GX does!
    (with borders left/right) + it has 16:9 correction
     
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    savestate won't work, those are two different emulators using two different savestate format
    backup RAM files should be compatible however

    if you got an error message when opening the file, then its' because you didn't put it in the right directory or you didn't use the right filename, emulators are generally picky about this
     
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    Yeah, the emu named the battery file "ZELDA" even though the rom filename is "Legend of Zelda LA.gbc", so I changed the battery file to "ZELDA.(whatever the extention is)" but it overwrit it with a new battery file. :/

    VBA has borders at the side which looks really bad on my 4:5 screen. I even tried the 16:9 correction but just as I thought, that made it even worse. >_<

    I just want to play it stretched to fullscreen! lol

    Thanks for everyone's help so far though!
     
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    you probably have the AUTO SRAM feature enabled, you should disable it and manually LOAD your SRAM file once the game started

    Also if you SAVE SRAM before loading it first, it will be overwritten, that's logical
     
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    Will likely do nothing but still worth a look:
    http://www.romhacking.net/utils/416/

    Aimed at converting no$gba to VBA and vice versa.

    I also have a bit of experience with the PC VBA (original branch) source code as it pertains to save files (it is very simple hence your having to set it manually on occasion) as well as a fair bit of time spent savestate hacking for various consoles (granted they are usually little more than compressed (partial) memory dumps)
     
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    GB (color) has a square screen, so there will always be borders, or you can't see the whole screen (unless you have a square tv or something)
    Also its 4:3 not 4:5
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah I meant 4:3 not 4:5, lol.

    Gnuboy stretches gbc games to full screen and it still looks really good.
     

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