Pokemon Fire Red Problem

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Cheeseman001, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Cheeseman001
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    Hello there I've seem to run into some trouble here.

    Let me start from the beginning tho. A few months ago I found out that my copy of Fire Red was unfortunately a bootleg. Well I extracted the .sav file from it using the GBA backup tool for a slot 2 device. The save LOOKS ok it came out to 128k

    This is where the problem starts

    I have renamed the save and I am trying to dump the save onto a legitimate copy Fire Red but to no luck when I start the game all it says is the save game has been deleted. Also The save does not work with visual gameboy advance.

    So my question is should I just give up on trying to import my save or is there something that I can do to make the save I got off the bootleg game work on a legitimate cartridge
     
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    Post the save here and I'll take a look at.
     
  3. Cheeseman001
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    I've tried writing the .sav file with Eepinator and GBA backup tool 0.21 with no luck the .sav just wont stick to the legitimate cartridge
     
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    I've tried that save with both the US and EU versions of Fire Red, and I also tried fixing it in case it was actually supposed to be a 64KB save (I figured the counterfiet version might have been hacked to use a cheaper save type), but I couldn't get it working. At this point I'm thinking that the GBA backup tool didn't back the save data up correctly.

    You should try dumping the save with a different program. There is Chishm's cart_save program, but it will only work on a couple of slot 2 flashcarts. I think Eepinator also has some limited GBA save functionality.
     
  6. Cheeseman001
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    Hey thanks for the help I think I'm just going to have to start new. The only reason that I wanted to save this save is because I got a shiny on it thats like a 1 in 8000 chance