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General => EverDrive GB => Topic started by: Veloxenium on August 26, 2016, 07:48 AM

Title: Transferring save files between EDGB and a PC emulator [SOLVED]
Post by: Veloxenium on August 26, 2016, 07:48 AM
Hi everyone!

I know this question has been asked a couple of times, but I just can't seem to figure it out. I will try to post my steps and hopefully someone can help me figure out where I'm going wrong.
Things I've tried:
Whenever I boot up the ROM, BGB overwrites my .sav file with its own 33kb .sav file. It also creates an .rtc file. How do I go about converting the .srm file to a readable state for my PC emulator and back to a readable state for EDGB?

I hope someone will be able to help me. This is driving me nuts!
Title: Re: Transferring save files between EDGB and a PC emulator
Post by: EthanW on August 26, 2016, 01:03 PM
i haven't experienced any issues transferring save files, are you using different roms on the emulator and your edgb?
Title: Re: Transferring save files between EDGB and a PC emulator
Post by: Veloxenium on August 26, 2016, 11:16 PM
i haven't experienced any issues transferring save files, are you using different roms on the emulator and your edgb?

I am not. I have even made sure of this by transferring the ROM from my EDGB and using that with my emulator.

EDIT: Could you tell me exactly the process you use to transfer and play save files?

From what I understand, this is what I should do:
Title: Re: Transferring save files between EDGB and a PC emulator [SOLVED]
Post by: Veloxenium on August 26, 2016, 11:55 PM
Hello friends.

I went ahead and decided to troubleshoot this a bit myself. I thought that the problem might be specific to Pokemon Crystal, so I booted up The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and made a save there. When I went to mount the microSD card on my PC, I couldn't see the file in the SAVE folder! I instantly knew where I went wrong.

When the game is loaded in RAM, the saves are kept there exclusively. They are not written to the microSD card until the game is unloaded or another game is loaded. I had not unloaded Pokemon Crystal since I started a new game, so I had a blank save file on my microSD card from when I was messing around with different ROMs when I got the device.

So if you're having problems getting your saves to work on a PC emulator, make sure you've unloaded the ROM first!