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VisualBoy Advance Save Problems
Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:16 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:48 PM
Also, it would be wise to make a new folder and put the games and etc in and don't bring save states with you, they revert the vba settings back to normal for some reason.
Does this mean you were trying to use save states? No wonder you were having problems. Anyway, to reset VBA without having to move anything all you have to do is delete the vba.ini file and the next time you open VBA it will have all of it's default settings.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 09:40 AM
Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:20 AM
The "save file trick" (that I think your talking about) will only work if you have a save that was made by using an IPS patch (as I stated on that post I have not tried this trick myself so there are not yet any guarentees). It allows you to make a working save out of it. I'm going to assume that you are not using any IPS patches at this point. Just so you know I have replied to your PM, I'm just posting information here for furture viewers.
I seem to be having a problem getting my Rescue Team ROM to save properly to battery. I'm using Visual Boy Advance 1.7.2 and I have the vba-over.ini file in the same folder as the Visual Boy program, but whenever I try saving to battery on Rescue Team, it doesn't work. I inserted the information provided in a pervious post into the .ini file and I even tried the flash save file trick, but it's not working for me. Everytime I try to save it just says it "failed". Any ideas or help?
As I have already said in the PM I sent, the last person I helped had an issure where his vba-over.ini file was named "vba-over.ini.ini". This most likely happened because Windows will hide file extentions to known file types by default. To ensure that your file is being saved correctly type "vba-over.ini" (with the quotes) in the save dialog box in notepad. This will prevent notepad from adding .txt to the end of the file (the .txt of corse will most likely be hidden by default once the file is saved). A good way to check that your vba-over.ini file is an .ini file is to look at the icon. INI files have a different icon then TXT files.
In order to allow Windows to show the file extentions for every file do the following:
- Open an explorer window (My Computer or My Documents will do fine)
- Click on "Tools" and select "Folder Options..."
- Choose the "View" tap at the top
- In the "Advanced Settings" area, find the section that says "Hidden files and folders"
- Scroll down and uncheck the box that says "Hide extentions for know file types"
That's it. You should now see the .*** extention for every file on your computer. Double check and make sure that your vba-over.ini has the correct file name. If not you can always post you questions here or PM me as usual and I will do my best to find the problem. Just make sure that you have followed all of the steps post in this topic and double check that they were done correctly. I understand how complicated this is for someone who doesn't exactly know what they are doing and I am trying to make the instructions as simple and easy to follow as I can. Once you do get everything working you can see just how easy this really is.
Also, if you have anything you would like to add that you think might help out others feel free to post it like Jarujin did above (I know I countered that post with my own comment but I just think it's too much trouble to have to keep moving everything around when I know there is an easier way).
Now, just so everyone knows, this does work so don't get discouraged. Everything I have posted here I have done myself (except where otherwise mentioned). I will take as much time as I can to help anyone that asks (it's strange seeing as how this is how I use this character in FFXI but on the other hand it's just who I am).
If you are still having issues after everything that is posted here you can try using this vba-over.ini file that I use. I have modified it so it only includes the Pokemon games for now but I plan on updating it with more games later. Just extract the file into the same directory as VBA.
BTW, I'm still here. Anyone needing help with anything here feel free to ask. I hope everyone has found this topic and the attached file useful.
Edited by Haldrie, 25 November 2006 - 03:42 AM.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 05:02 AM
I had also tried renaming the Pokemon game in the INI from "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (U)" (the original name in the file) to "2485 - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Red Rescue Team (U).gba" which is the file name of the rom I have. Does the file name even matter?
Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:54 AM
But did you try changing the Save?
Options -> Emulator -> Save Type -> Automatic\Flash 128k?
Because that usually works with me. Unless you used a save state in which you *might* have to start over. I had a file saving problem similar to this, but thankfully I was able to save after reloading the save state.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:04 PM
Also the game's name in the vba-over.ini file is only for reference and is ignored by the emulator.
Edited by Haldrie, 01 December 2006 - 06:09 PM.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:51 PM
Importing a snapshot file will erase all save game data and reset the emulator
my main purpsoe of this was so i could import saves to my DS but that's not working either =/ any ideas?
Posted 24 December 2006 - 04:16 PM
As for flash cards to use on your DS you will need one that supports 128k flash saves. If not then it won't work no matter what you do.
If for some reason you feel that I may have misunderstood you feel free to correct me.
Edited by Haldrie, 24 December 2006 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:04 AM
I'm playing Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team.
I started the game Without the IPS patch (I managed to figure what that was).
I use the Visual Boy advance 1.8.0 Beta 3.
What I'm trying to do is get the game to save officially (as in when the game asks you to saves) and not when I save it through VBA.
The reason I am trying to do this is so that I can enter the wonder mail codes at the begining of the game.
What I have done so far:
I tried the VBA-OVER file (put in tha same directory as VBA), and yeah i guess thats just about it! lol. Well I have experimented with other things (I dont know what they were) like the 128 Save thingy, but that never worked aswell.
Is it possible to start saving the game 'officially' without me having to delete my current game? Cos i have gone really far in this game and can really not be bothered starting all over again! As in ive got mmost of the legendrys (3 Birds, 3Dogs, Oh-Ho, Lugia, Mew, Latios-as, Kyogre and Grouden) And trust me it wasnt easy man!
So can someone please help me out with this please? If theres anything that you want to know about what ive done or something just ask yeah.
Edited by Monkey D. Luffy, 03 January 2007 - 01:55 AM.
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