Retriving saves from my real GBA carts

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by funem, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. funem
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    I have been transferring all my games from my real GBA carts to my Supercard Mini SD. and have encountered a problem with a few of them

    There are six games that I cannot extract the saves from so that I can use them with the rom images on my SC.

    Zelda Minish Cap (EUR)
    Mario vs Donkey Kong (US)
    Sabre Wulf (EUR)
    Banjo Grunties Revenge (UKV)
    Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (EUR)
    Rayman Hoodlums Revenge (EUR)

    I have tried all these games with the Action Replay GBX, this will not find any saves, I have also tried FlashManager with my F2A Linker Cable, this just gives me 8k and 1k files that contain no real data. I have Also tried cart_save but this just resets the GBA when I reinsert the SC card to write the save file.

    These are the only games I am having trouble with ( Apart From Lego Starwars II & Advance Wars 2, which dont work with the Supercard mini SD anyway )

    Has anyone got any ideas on how to retrieve the saves and convert them for use with my SuperCard.

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    Those games all use EEPROM saves (except Mario vs), a pain to extract using "normal" methods.

    Savesender (bottom of the page) is a GBA code DLDI based app that should work with the SC miniSD (although I seem to recall supercards had a problem with being removed and reinserted):
    http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/SendSave/index.html
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I was looking for a way of doing it without the bespoke cable, I have used FlashManager with me F2A USB cable and that didnt work, I think it looks like basically the same thing.... No other ways ???

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    Down the bottom of the page is another app that you DLDI patch and then swap carts back and forth.
     
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    I tried that, got to swap the Supercard to the game, it then resets the GBA when you reinsert the SC to write the save. [​IMG]

    I have a DS as well so Im looking to see if there are any more options. To e honest it is not looking to good :-(

    Thanks for replying though