Transfer gba rom save file to actual cartridge.

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by purepsykosis, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. purepsykosis

    purepsykosis Newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
  2. AngryGeek416

    AngryGeek416 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 17, 2012
    I know its possible with a DS lite
  3. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

    May 5, 2008
    As CanuckBuck says, you can do it with an original DS/DS Lite if you have a DS flash cart. Rudolph's GBA Backup Tool will do the trick.

    To answer your original question though, I know that most of the GBA flash cart readers I own give you the ability to dump/reload saves, so I can't imagine that the product you link to would be any different.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    If all you want is PAL park and you have a 3 in 1, an EZ4 or one of a handful of other GBA flash carts then there are ways to do it via hacking the DS games
    Similarly you can get something done with DS emulators too and transfer saves around that way.

    If you want it on the original cart for some reason then you can transfer the save to the DS cart which is a far easier gig. You might even be able to port the patch to cheat form and go that way but you might have to ponder that later.
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    I'll just chime in real quick and say that Pokemon save files, for any generation on any handheld, are notoriously hard to deal with. Most other games are relatively easy for saving/restoring to/from official cartridges, but Pokemon games always want to be so much more complex for whatever reason.

    That website you linked was a good starting point for information way back in the day, but even when I bought my first GBA flash cart in 2005 it was already outdated. Note that the article you linked was written way before Emerald even came out, so I'm going to have to disagree with Thaddius here. The DS-level programs may be able to do it, but the hardware from 2005 definitely can't.

    Look more towards what FAST6191 suggested instead. He likely knows way more about this than I.
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  6. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

    May 5, 2008
    Oh jeez. I didn't even look at what model it was. Yeah, no I've used that one before. It can't do that. I assumed it was something with a linker cable or something. You will not be able to find a linker xtreme anyway.

    I still stand by Rudolph's save transferer. It's the best option, and DS flash cards are easy to find (and usually much cheaper too). You can literally put the save file on the DS flash card and transfer it onto an actual GBA cart that's in the DS/DS lite's GBA slot.