VC Save States on Emulator: Can I play Zelda Majora's Mask on emulator for where I left off

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  1. CIsor
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    Hi All,

    I'm playing a lot of emulated SNES & N64 on my phone as I can't get near the TV these days, apparently "reality TV is what the TV is for" and "you can play games anytime; this is on now" it's a battle I've lost :(.

    Anyway, I would like to finally finish Majoras Mask. I have a 80% (ish) complete game on the Wii and I'd like to find the save data to see if it can be transferred to an emulator.

    For clarity, I'm not expecting to take a in game save snapshot (I forget if VC does this) and transfer it. I'm talking about the data that would originally have been saved in battery backed RAM on the cart. I think it's called ".srm " files in the SNES Emu world.

    Any one know if this is possible?

    I have, of course, got a full Wii file syatem dump to take these from.

    Any help gratefully recieved!
     
  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    One's inner self
    using Emulator or VC?
     
  3. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    I acn't help you, but I'm intruiged to know which phone emulates Majora's well enough that you want to finish the game on it?
     
  4. CIsor
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    Emulator. Taking save state from VC and loading from it on emulator.

    Samsung Galaxy S2. I haven't actually tried MM on it yet. Only game I've played is Super Mario 64 and thats seems to run fine.
    Have you tried MM and found it unplayable?
    I might give up if it's guaranteed to be crappy :)
     
  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

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    I dont see why it wouldnt. The save file would just have to be in the right spot for the wii so see.
     
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  6. jagotu

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    What he's trying to do is this:

    Save from Wii VC MM -----Some Magic------> Android emulator

    But I don't know if it's possible...
     
  7. CIsor
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    Nice summary jagotu, that's exactly right. I don't seem to have been very clear about what I was trying to achieve!


    I'm guessing I need to go digging in here:
    Code:
    /title/00010001/4E415250
    Just wondered if anyone had already done the ground work.

    I'm _hoping_ that the "Some Magic" step will be as simple as just copying the file. I wouldn't expect Nintendo to have rewritten the save mechanism for the VC release, but simply to be dumping it to file rather than ram
     
  8. jagotu

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    It should work like this:
    1. Use SaveGame Manager GX to extract the savedata you want to SDCard
    2. Make a blank save file in your emulator (eg. "Majora's Mask.sav")
    3. Replace your save from step 2 with the "savedata.bin" from the first step
    4. ...
    5. PROFIT?