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Offline mmac78

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Loading Everdrive X5 save files onto the Everdrive GB
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:02 PM »
Good evening everyone,

I'm looking for some advice. I have two versions of the Everdrive, the Everdrive GB (GB and GBC which I use on my GBC) and an Everdrive GBA X5 on my GBA SP.

I recently started playing through Super Marioland 2 & The 6 Golden Coins on the GBA X5. I want to continue my progress on the GBC using the Everdrive GB, so I copied the .SRM file from the EMUSAV folder on the X5 to my computer and then went ahead and copied it into the SAVE folder inside the EDGB folder on the other memory card I use in the Everdrive GB.

But for some reason, I can't get the save file to work.

What i've tried so far:

1. Loaded up a completely diffrent game before transferring any save files to the Everdrive GB.
2. Copied .SRM file into the SAVE folder inside EDGB folder
3. Loaded 'Supermarioland 2' in the hope it picked up my saved progress from the SAVE folder

That didn't work.

So then I tried:

1. Loaded up a different game once again
2. copied over the .SRM file to the SAVE folder on EDGB
3. loaded 'Supermarioland 2' game to SRAM - but loaded only, not started
4. went into SAVE folder and clicked on the save file I'm trying to load and 'copied to SRAM'
5. then played the game.

That didn't seem to work either. So i'm here in the hope that someone can give me some advice as to what I may be doing wrong? I would appreciate any help you guys can give.

Kind regards,
Mike.

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Re: Loading Everdrive X5 save files onto the Everdrive GB
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 11:56 PM »
Strange, the EDGB should work with raw SRAM dumps.
Do the save file work in an emulator such as BGB?

Did you name the save file the same as the rom file on the EDGB?

Can the EDGB create a new SRAM file? Remove the save file for the game from the SD card, load and play the game until you can save then save and change to another game. Now check the save folder if it created a save file at all, and see if it works. If it do you could replace it with your save file with your progress on.

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Re: Loading Everdrive X5 save files onto the Everdrive GB
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 12:38 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I haven't tried the SRM file on an emulator yet. But however, I tried what you suggested - I started a fresh game, saved progress. Then loaded up another game and then switched off. Sure enough, it saved a .SRM file to the SAVE folder inside EDGB folder. I copied over my previous save file which has the same name as the newly created file & replaced it with my older save file. Reloaded Super Marioland 2 and it started off fresh again...no saved game at all. Not really sure what's happening at this point.

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Re: Loading Everdrive X5 save files onto the Everdrive GB
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 01:16 AM »
I am not sure, but I think the issue is that on the EDGBA X5 you were using the Goomba emulator. The SRAM dump you get from that will most likely be a SRAM save for Goomba, i.e. it's a container that the actual GB SRAM is a part of.

Try opening the EDGBA and EDGB saves in an emulator and see how the EDGB save file starts. Then search for the same pattern in the EDGBA save and trim the beginning.

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Re: Loading Everdrive X5 save files onto the Everdrive GB
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 02:17 AM »
you need extract gb save out of goomba save file

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