Super Mario Advance 1 AGB_FIRM Save Issue

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  1. epicmartin7
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    So... I've tried to install the original Super Mario Advance on my 3DS (NN3DS XL with Luma3DS on firmware 11.0). The install process is perfectly fine and shows up on the home screen like normal. The only problem is when I boot it up. It gives the "save data is corrupt" white screen and prevents me from accessing the game. I tried looking for the values in HxD to patch it by turning certain values into zeros, but they seem to not exist in there.

    I've tried messing around with the footer settings and even tried using the SRAM save patcher and that still didn't even work. It works fine in an emulator just not on AGB_FIRM.

    Heck, I've even tried searching on Google and the only thing I can come up with is results of Super Mario Advance 4 which I don't want :P.

    So... anyone know what might be up with this issue at all?
     
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    Um... any help?
     
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    I had this problem with this title too, it has to do with the save type, did you build the cia yourself or get a prebuilt one from somewhere else?
     
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    I built it myself using the simple GBA to CIA converter.
    Here's the settings I used for my AGB_FIRM footer as well.
    upload_2016-6-28_15-33-59.png
     
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    That's the problem, for some reason the footer generator detects the incorrect save type for this game, change it to SRAM and try again.
     
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    tbh, I did try that one after if threw me that error and it still gave me some kind of troubles. Still shows the same screen when switching it to SRAM sadly :(.
     
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    Hmm, try doing it with the original footer generator, as in not this modded version.
     
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    Welp. Still having the same issue using the regular one.
     
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    That's odd, I could have sworn doing that solved this issue, it did for me.

    Try one more thing, DELETE the game first, then reinstall it. doing so erases the save data, which is the last thing I can think of.
     
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    I've already tried that 3 times I believe. I guess my game might be having issues due to me getting it from RAM Dump I did on my Wii U, although the ROM is suppose to be identical to the original with minor changes according to Dat-O-Matic...
     
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    Well then, I guess the next step would be to try it with a clean rom to build a cia from.
     
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    True. Although I am curious. How did you fix your Save Data issues again?
     
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    All I remember doing to fix it was changing the footer save type to SRAM then rebuilding the CIA and installing it.
     
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    Alright. Looks like I'll just wait on this then. My 3DS doesn't really want to cooperate today lol. So... I'll just wait until I can come back to this as I can't really figure this out lol. Anyways, thanks for helping me at least!
     
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    Wait a second, when you tried the unmodded footer generator, did you change BOTH save related options to the first option?
     
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    Here 's what I had for the MOD v0.2 Footer Generator...
    upload_2016-6-28_16-10-0.png

    and here's what I had for the regular v0.2 Footer Generator...
    upload_2016-6-28_16-10-38.png
     
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    Ya, sorry I'm at my wit's end.
     

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    Thanks for help though. Like I said, I'll try to figure it out later. I got other things to do in all honesty :P.