[TUTORIAL] How to transfer/inject saves to multiple gba emulators

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  1. Jaggent360
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    Hi. This is a Tutorial on How to get saves from 1 emu to other. Saves, not savestates! (this can apply for every emulator (maybe))
    What will you need:
    1.A save file (Only .SAV file format)
    2.Emulators
    3.reading skills

    Process:
    I will be taking the process from My Boy! For android to vbgaGX for Wii (this can work from wii to wii, android to android, etc etc)
    1. Locate the Rom AND the .SAV file
    2. copy them to SD (vbagx users - rom goes in vbagx>roms, save goto - vbagx>saves)
    3.Launch the game, load the save.

    Errors, corrupts, etc.
    If the save has progress from older dates/corrupts:
    1.Save the game in a SAVESTATE
    2.Delete the .SAV file
    3.Load the savestate
    4.Save normally INGAME(which results in a new .SAV file to be created)
    Ver2
    1.Make sure that the game was used in the same format (if on my boy pokemon was runned from zip,
    then it will be needed to run from a zip on vbagx too, not a .gba)
    2.Try, if the error still persists, repeat the steps 1-4 from above
    Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 from the Process listing

    If the save refuses to load/doesnt appear:
    1.Make sure that the save has the SAME name (not file format) as the rom, since they share the same name.
    For expample - A pokemon emerald (trashman) (e).SAV file wont load on Pokemon emerald (U/J).gba
    2. Test the save on the original/host device

    Credits:
    Arecaidian Fox for helping me on my original question thread
     
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    ayy lmao GBAtemp Regular

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    How do you save state and load state? It always restarts the game to the menu.
     
  3. Jaggent360
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    Save state is DIFFERENT from saves. Save states are only working on one emulator. If you think how to load em, what emu you use son?
     
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    ayy lmao GBAtemp Regular

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    I am using vbagx on the wii. I am playing fire emblem 7. Everytime I put save on save state, I try to load on load state. When I load, it starts the game at the menu. I need help on fixing it.