Transferring GBA Saves

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  1. HolmesNumba187
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    Does anyone know what I need to do to transfer my GBA saves from No$GBA to the R4 so that they play with the EZ Flash 3 in 1?
     
  2. DanTheManMS

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    First change the no$gba.ini file to save in RAW format rather than Compressed or Uncompressed. Then open and save your game and grab the updated *.sav file from the "BATTERY" folder. From there you can either copy it straight over or use the Shunyweb converter to get it where you need.

    Note that this is all theory, and I haven't tested it myself.
     
  3. Destructobot

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    Shuny's converter doesn't support GBA games (at least it didn't last time I checked). GBA ExpLoader can use any raw save though, so you shouldn't need to do any converting.
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Oh, right, GBA saves. My bad.

    In that case, try the following tool: http://gba.mywebcommunity.org/

    It will require you to change the no$gba.ini file to "uncompressed" first, but then it should convert the save file to a VBA-compatible save, which can then be used in the 3in1 (perhaps requiring Destructobot's tool for increasing the filesize to 128 kb).

    EDIT: this is assuming that for whatever reason GBA ExpLoader doesn't like the raw save as it is. If it works without conversion then use that instead.
     
  5. HolmesNumba187
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    thanks for the help gonna try it out right now


    it worked! thanks for tha help
     
  6. Another World

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    i read that 3-in-1 using rudolphs loader supports gba saves from the visualboy advance (vba) gba emulator. i haven't tried it myself...

    -another world
     
  7. Jack-Of-Trades

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    with my EZ-4 I just place my sav from the cart into the same directory as the rom (off of the sd card)
    Rename the gba rom to the exact name of the sav file

    Load rom in client to see it's save type

    only games i tried were sram game's

    i set emulator to sram flash 64k
    Load it and it reads the sav file fine on mine only semi problem is it changes the save file from 32KB to 64KB but my card still reads it fine
     
  8. Scytheandsickle

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    Can you link to this?
     
  9. DanTheManMS

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    I don't have a link handy ATM as I've never used the tool, but I'm sure he'd respond to a PM (or perhaps he'll see this topic and post a link, as something tells me he checks nearly all new posts, especially ones in topics he's responded to).
     
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