Multi-Save Converter

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Jul 22, 2007

Multi-Save Converter by Destructobot at 12:26 PM (2,825 Views / 0 Likes) 0 replies

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    I've written a save converter/renamer that will take raw GBA/NDS save files of various sizes and pad them out to 128KB, 256KB or 512KB for use with various apps & flashcarts. It will also rename them with either the .SAV or .0 filename extension, so you don't have to rename your G6 saves manually.

    This converter consists of a set of windows batch scripts and some support files. You simply extract all of the files to a folder, then drag and drop the saves you want to convert onto one of the batch files and they will all be processed at once.

    What it does
    This converter pads files out to 128KB, 256KB, or 512KB, and it renames them to have either the .SAV or .0 filename extension. That's it, nothing else. It's a simple tool, designed to automate a simple but tedious task.

    What it doesn't do
    This converter cannot trim files. It cannot add or remove headers. It cannot compress or decompress files. It is only designed to deal with raw saves that are exactly 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512 kilobytes.

    Some potential uses:
    • Convert saves from your old GBA flashcart (like the F2A) for use with VBA or a newer flashcart like the G6 Lite.
    • Convert your saves from VBA for use with the G6 Lite, EZ-Flash 3-in-1 or other slot 2 cart.
    • Pad your GBA saves out to the size of DS saves for use with NDStation.
    • Convert your old slot 2 Supercard/G6 saves for use with your shiny new R4/Cyclo Evo/G6 Real.
    • Rename R4/Cyclo Evo saves for use with the G6 Real, and vice versa.
    These scripts will only work on Windows. They won't work on Windows 9x or ME. They'll probably work on 2000 and Vista, but I only have XP to test them on.

    [title:View Readme]
    Code:
    Multi-Save Converter v0.1
    by Destructobot
    
    
    Â OVERVIEW
    
    These scripts will pad raw saves to 128, 256 or 512KB and rename them with the 
    .SAV extension for use with various flashcarts and programs. There are also 
    versions of the scripts that will rename the output files with the .0 extension 
    for use with the G6 Flashcarts. Input file size is detected automatically. 
    Multiple input files and drag & drop are supported.
    
    These scrips can ONLY pad and rename files. They cannot trim files, add or 
    remove headers, compress or decompress files, or do any other sort of complex 
    conversion.
    
    Input files must be exactly 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512 kilobytes.
    
    These scripts will not delete, alter or overwrite any file.
    
    I have only tested these scripts on Windows XP Pro SP2 and Windows 98. They work
    on XP, but they do NOT work on Windows 98. I do not expect them to work on 
    Windows ME. They may work on Windows 2000, and they will probably work on Vista,
    but I have no way of checking myself.
    
    I take no responcibility for any lost data, damage, injury or death that results
    from the use of these scripts. Use them at your own risk.
    
    
    
    Â INSTRUCTIONS
    
    1. Extract the full contents of this archive to a folder.
    
    2. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, drag and drop the save files you want
    to convert onto one of the .bat files. The padded files will be placed in a new
    folder that will be created in the same folder as the input files.
    
    
    
    Â WHICH BATCH FILE TO USE
    
    The batch file you use depends on what you want to use the saves for. This list
    is not complete, and some of the programs or flashcarts listed may be able to 
    use unpadded saves. 
    
    
    GBA SAVES
    Â Application: ...........................Batch file to use
    
    Â VBA: ...................................Pad to 128KB.bat
    Â Rudolph's 3in1 Expansion Pack Tool: ....Pad to 128KB.bat
    Â GBALdr: ................................Pad to 256KB.bat
    Â EZ-Flash 3-in-1 + EZ-V Combo: ..........Pad to 256KB.bat
    Â G6 Lite, G6 Flash (slot 2): ............Pad for G6 (GBA).bat
    Â NDStation: .............................See NDS SAVES
    Â 
    Â 
    NDS SAVES
    Â Application: ...........................Batch file to use
    
    Â Supercard: .............................Pad to 256KB.bat
    Â R4, M3 Simply, CycloDS Evolution: ......Pad to 512KB.bat
    Â G6 Lite, G6 Flash (slot 2): ............Pad for G6 Flash.bat
    Â G6 Real: ...............................Pad for G6 Real.bat
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