Save backup manager

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Jul 21, 2007

Save backup manager by gab10 at 7:53 AM (981 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. gab10
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    nds side app

    backup and rename the save to a folder
    1.sav to 1.sav00, 1.sav01, 1.sav02, etc
    or user use keyboard rename it

    when restore the save
    backup the save and restore the save you choose

    so i can save different game stage in my sd card
    and make different save for different people, if the game only provide one game save, like pokemon, mario kart, etc

    simply, it is a file manager
    for delete, move, copy, rename

    i don't know any program language, anyone can help ??[​IMG]
    please develop one [​IMG] :b
     
  2. FAST6191

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    A batch file could do what you ask, I have not the time to make a full featured "program" so here are the basics:
    http://www.computerhope.com/batch.htm

    "Backup basic":
    Code:
    rename *.sav *.sav00
    pause
    You might consider adding a mkdir old and a copy *.sav00 old\ line in there to make a directory in whatever directory you run this and copy stuff into it.

    You could then use xcopy ( http://www.computerhope.com/xcopyhlp.htm ) to do some more interesting things (like overwrite only existing files and such.

    A restore file would just be making a directory, moving the "new" saves across and renaming the old ones).

    Note also that I was not using hard coded directories so you will have to copy the batch file to the directory of your saves, my only problem with hardcoded stuff is the stuff has to be the same every time which can frustrate when using USB readers (I have loads of different readers and virtual drives which means my memory cards hardly ever get assigned a consistent name.


    Have a go at making a batch file yourself (only test it on junk or stuff that is backed up though) and see what you come up with. Post it back here if you want me to debug it and or suggest improvements/expansions for it (the ones I have suggested so far are very basic, a simple expansion would be using a variable for the file extensions).
     
  3. gab10
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    flashcard do not run *.bat file

    so it require to make a nds file
    but i don't know any arm7 and arm9 [​IMG]

    i suggest that is for outdoor
    and user rarely use their usb for just backup save
    or change to other people's save (a bit trouble)[​IMG]
     
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    My bad, I thought you wanted a PC side app. In that case it makes things a bit more complex.

    Wonder if DSlinux can make a script (DSLua does not seem to have abilities).

    "but I don't know any arm7 and arm9", you can code some fairly amazing things without touching assembly.
     
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    dslinus [​IMG]
    i will try
    hope it have file manager function

    edit: the words in dslinus is too small [​IMG]
    and after i type ls /folder
    it show error [​IMG] [​IMG]

    anyone can develop a simple one [​IMG]

    SOLVED [​IMG]
    DSOrganize can copy and rename file
     
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    i wrote a batch for my backups.
    is there any way that whenever i plug my USB card, it runs my backup automatically? (with a hookup or something)
     
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