Need help converting DesMuME save to R4

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Ericzander, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Ericzander

    Ericzander My yellow name hax wore off!

    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    Hey guys let me start off by saying that I'm feeling really stupid right now. I was playing Phantom Hourglass on my R4 and wanted to record some gameplay on DesMuME. So I put the game and converted the .sav to .dsv just fine and it ran well. However I stupidly deleted my .sav file but the .dsv file is still fine.

    I figured since it was easy to convert the .sav to the .dsv that it would be easy to convert back... That doesn't seem to be the case. Everything that I try makes it so when I load up the game on my 3DS it wants me to create a new save file.

    Let me list what I tried:
    Converting the save right in DesMuME by clicking File>Export>Raw Sav didn't work
    Using Shunyweb to convert .dsv to .sav didn't work and the file size was 21mb. Not 512 like the other ones
    Using Shunyweb to convert the Raw Sav to .sav and that still didn't work and the file size was still wrong.

    The name of the rom is Phantom Hourglass.nds and I tried naming all the save files that I tried either Phantom Hourglass.nds.sav or Phantom Hourglass.sav

    I noticed with my other games many have two save files. For example my Heart Gold has these files:
    Heart Gold.nds 275mb (game)
    Heart Gold.nds.sav 512mb
    Heart Gold.sav 8kb

    Nothing that I tried gave me the 8kb file for Phantom Hourglass, but I don't remember one ever existing. I honestly don't know what I'm doing wrong and I keep racking my brain trying to figure it out. Now remember I still have the .dsv and it works fine on DesMuME but I still wanna get it back on my R4. I would post the direct link to the .dsv but I'm not entirely aware of GBAtemp's regulations when it comes to providing download links (even though I'm sure that it's fine since it would just be the .dsv and not the rom.) Thanks for any help guys, I tried to be as specific as possible.
  2. DragonSky

    DragonSky GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 27, 2010
    Shunyweb doesn't excist anymore I have just learned not a long time ago.
    I also asked how it works for savefile. So make sure you need nds.sav.
  3. Lyan53

    Lyan53 Member

    May 11, 2010
  4. Arudis

    Arudis Newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    File -> Export backup memory. Copy & Paste. done. Make sure the .sav file is in the same directory as your .nds file. should work just fine.
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