My Save file cannot be opened

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Aug 7, 2011
  1. Shadowlurker
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    Hello, I am wondering if someone can help me, I recently upgraded form Wood for DSTT back to Good old Retro's updates, and since then my Pokemon White save data cannot be opened when I try to play the game. I do not have that problem for any of my other games including Black... Any ideas what happened?
     
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    Wood save can be: nameofthegame.nds.sav
    and you need "nameofthegame.sav"
    so, you see now what you need to change on your save files!
     
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    The file is saved like any other save "5584 - Pokémon White Version (Europe) (En).sav" I think the problem might be the fact its a 512kb save? I though most pokemon games saved in 1mb saves?
     
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    You can try shunyweb save converter
    http://www.shunyweb.info/
     
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    The website does not work for me for unknown reasons it just forever loads and I'm not sure what options i would have used it it was working for me anyhow, Should i just upload my save and see if it works for any one else?
     
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    It could be Source Format: Acekard RPG
    And Target Format: DSTT [It comes with other]
    You can upload your sav to try too.
     
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    After I got the website working it tried the options you advised, and still ysmenu cannot open the sav when i attempt to play White, so i tried various options and still nothing, so i'll upload it to mediafire if someone can take a look at it.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?vf9lx8jhgteqz3b
     
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    Try opening it using the original dstt menu as it is able to upgrade your save to 1mb which is something ysmenu cant do.
     
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    Normal menu just creates a new 1mb file then white screens on start :S

    I dont get why this has happened to only White, Black and ALL the other games still work flawlessly... I really dont wanna start all over again.
     
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    WOOD, R4, DSTT, EDGE, etc... Have the same save files!!!
     
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    I am aware of this, anyway I opened my game on DSemu or what ever and used the import save feature, and it allowed me to actually load it so it seems theres nothing wrong with the save its just that My DSTT just wont open it, It even shows up on the time indicater thingy (the thing showing when it was last saved...
     
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    Hmm, If i place woodstt back on it loads fine... But I do not want to use wood any more becuase of other reasons, So it seems that the problem is not the save but rather retros updates not working with older saves. Should I ask him about this?
     
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    Hi Shadowlurker,

    It's because the DSTT firmware cannot handle special characters like é etc.

    Otherwise, you can just download your save, which I have converted to 1MB and tested on my DSTT with v6.67 and it loads the save : Shadowlurker's 5584 save.

    I have renamed your .sav, so make sure you rename your game file to the same.
     
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    OMG how could I be that stupid? 1 letter let me down lol. Thanks Retro for taking a few mins to help.

    This can be closed now or what ever.
     
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    Again the éèà etc...

    Maybe its because you dont use the same:

    system.ank
    system.fon
    etc...
     
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    i test myself, because im talking in french, we use éàê in game name
    and i have no problem with the kernel i use !
     

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