ROMs sharing SAVs?

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  1. archagon
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    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

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    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

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    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
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    Yeah, but the SAVs will have to be different.
     
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    SAV file is only 512kb (it's a very small size), why do you want to share 1 SAV file for 2 ROMs?
     
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    If you use the same ROM twice, but named differently, it will create a separate save file for each ROM.
     
  7. Kingfield

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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
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    Sadly, the R4 has all its saves in the ROM folder.
     
  11. InuYasha

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    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......