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Offline usail

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Lost save data for LOZ:Ocarina
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:33 AM »
Hi there,

I'm new to this, but my 3 save files on my OoT Everdrive 64 disappeared. It happened when I switched save file to SRAM96K instead of SRAM. Is there any way to get them back?

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Re: Lost save data for LOZ:Ocarina
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 06:06 PM »
If you already hit reset on your console, no. Since you changed the save type for the rom it was flagged as corrupt and wiped by the game.
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Re: Lost save data for LOZ:Ocarina
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 01:52 AM »
What are the different settings and their purposes? I've just kept things at default.

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Re: Lost save data for LOZ:Ocarina
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 06:15 PM »
When you use the Everdrive 64, the games (or roms, as they are also known) that should save their game-save data to their cartridge, instead save to the SD card inside the ED64, of course. The problem is, there are several game-save type chips in use in the various game cartridges, and the ED64 needs to know which game expects which type, or the game can't save properly.

The ED64 software contains a database that tells it what save type to use with each game, but of course this only works for games that are known at the time of the database's creation, so any games released later, such as hacked games (where a game's code is altered to add new levels or whatever), unreleased games that finally emerge, prototypes of games, etc, won't be recognised, and the ED64 won't know which save type to use for that game.

To counter this, Krikzz added a feature whereby the user could add a save type setting for any new games that emerged. You add the settings by editing the text file 'save_db.txt' that is in the ED64 folder, adding the new setting to the bottom of the list.


For a list of known settings, go here:

https://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=6126



and for more information about using the Everdrive 64, go here:

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=5489.0



And for notes about compatibility, go here:

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=147.0