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

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by CIsor, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. CIsor

    CIsor Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    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

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    using Emulator or VC?
  3. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

    Nov 20, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    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

    CIsor Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    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

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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

    jagotu Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    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

    CIsor Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    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:
    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

    jagotu Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    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?
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