ROMs sharing SAVs?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by archagon, Apr 8, 2009.

Apr 8, 2009

ROMs sharing SAVs? by archagon at 9:10 PM (1,341 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. archagon
    OP

    Member archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    199
    Country:
    United States
    Is there any way to make 2 ROMs share a single SAV file, aside from renaming the SAV file every time I want to play?
     
  2. ShinRyouma

    Member ShinRyouma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Surabaya
    Country:
    Indonesia
    2 different ROMs? I don't think it's possible, you will lose the gamesave for the 1st game if you renaming the SAV file to the 2nd game. Just let them have a SAV file for each game.
     
  3. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,613
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    About the only thing I can think of is to have 2 of the same ROM on the cart and just name them differently.

    Example:
    Final Fantasy 4
    Final Fantasy IV

    It will end up taking up twice the space, but it will work.
     
  4. archagon
    OP

    Member archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    199
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah, but the SAVs will have to be different.
     
  5. ShinRyouma

    Member ShinRyouma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Surabaya
    Country:
    Indonesia
    SAV file is only 512kb (it's a very small size), why do you want to share 1 SAV file for 2 ROMs?
     
  6. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,613
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    If you use the same ROM twice, but named differently, it will create a separate save file for each ROM.
     
  7. Kingfield

    Member Kingfield GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Messages:
    544
    Country:
    Australia
    No, he wants to know whether you can make the savefiels together (like one combined one).

    And no, renaming is probably the best way to do it.
     
  8. archagon
    OP

    Member archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    199
    Country:
    United States
    I want to play Rhythm Tengoku Gold undubbed, but the hack messes up some of the songs. However, since the saves between the J and US versions are compatible, I could share one save between the two ROMs and use the US version whenever I want to read text.
     
  9. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    21,711
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No chance of sticking one rom in a directory but using the same name as one rom in another directory (no R4 here but I assume it has a save file directory)?

    Also thanks for the suggestion on the undub, I am always on the lookout for an undub that fails in some way from a basic replacement. If I get really bored I might try out my cheat idea (attach sound to end of file and use cheats to alter pointers at will)
     
  10. archagon
    OP

    Member archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    199
    Country:
    United States
    Sadly, the R4 has all its saves in the ROM folder.
     
  11. InuYasha

    Member InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,778
    Country:
    United States
    So uh put the game and sav in the same folder(away from the other games) it should work.....considering I run lameboy from it's own folder......
     

Share This Page