Moving SNES games to PC?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Jim-Luc Tiberius Kirkard, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Jim-Luc Tiberius Kirkard
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    I have a RAR of FF5 I've been working on, but I'm about to lend my Wii to a friend since his doesn't have GC ports. Does the SNES emulator for Wii alter the ROM file itself so I can continue my file on my laptop, or will I need to look for a save file? I'm gonna use the ZSNES for PC, and I'm using the Wii counterpart now.
     
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    Ooo, do tell me which Wii SNES emu plays .rar files, and how you've got a Wii version of Zsnes! :P
    I was initially gonna go into rant mode on you here ("you're posting from the PC you're gonna use? FUCKIN' TRY IT YERSELF!!", etc etc) but I'm in a good mood, plus if you're new to emulators you can be forgiven for thinking your rom gets altered, even if rom stands for Read Only Memory......:lol:

    Once you plug in your Wii's sd or usb into your PC you should also easily find a FFV '.srm' file, this is your save game. (When I say 'should', this can depend on the emulator you use - if you use snes9xgx there's a good chance it'll be in \snes9xgx\saves, RetroArch? Probably in the roms directory - if you can't find it, simply search the drive)
    This should then work on your PC emulator..... tip: Don't use Zsnes as it's rather crap, and was only useful back in the Pentium MMX days (ahhh memories!!) - either go for snes9x 64bit or Bsnes.
     
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    I've been posting from my phone. I know it doesn't play the rar but the ROM within. Been years since I've emulated on PC since I've had a string of modded systems starting with PSP somewhere between '06 and '08, then Xbox, now Wii. I had so many I didn't really pay attention and never researched much into it. I saw the SRMs, but wasn't sure if those were save states or not. It is snes9x for Wii, I had just gotten confused over the acronyms. Last time I used ZSNES was probably on a desktop my family had when I was young.
     
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