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Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« on: June 27, 2009, 10:52:24 AM »
I can't save data when I play gameboy, gameboy color, sega master, and gamegear games on the super card mini sd. Everytime I save and turn off or go to the main menu the game data is gone. Is there a way where I can save datat on gameboy, gameboy color, sega master, and gamegear games on the super card mini sd even if I do turn off the gameboy advance sp? Would it be possible for me to play the save data if I were to turn it on?

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 04:45:55 PM »
Use the same L+R+Select+A button combination you would normally use for any other GBA game.  This requires that you have a blank 64 KB *.sav file for the game, which you can just copy from "C:\Program Files\SC\save.sav" and rename.

If the button combination doesn't work, try the QPC method of saving (Quick Power Cycle).  Save in-game, turn off the GBA, turn it back on quickly, press Right to go to the Saver tab, find your *.sav file, and press A twice.

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 05:20:13 PM »
Where do I get a .sav file from? Where do I download it? If I were to find it would it actually save data in the flash card as oppose to data being erased everytime? Would it work with any games even if it is gameboy color or sega master game?

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 05:58:22 AM »
Do you have the Supercard software installed?  If so, then the .sav file is found in the file location I already stated. 

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 12:36:10 AM »
Where do I download the supercard software? I just drag the roms straight to the mini sd card. I then tried copying and renaming a rom into a sav file but that didn't work. I tried the NESds program to save nes rom games but that didn't work. I just want to know how to save all rom games regardless of wht system they were for on the mini sd card so I don't have to start over everytime I turn off the gba sp or go to main menu.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 01:20:33 AM by spidlerlizard22 »

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 11:12:15 AM »
Okay, first of all, commercial GBA games are not going to work on your Supercard without patching.  Go to the Supercard website and download the software for your particular card.  Run the GBA games through they.  The patched games and corresponding *.sav files will appear in "C:\Program Files\SC\out" by default.  Copy these patched roms to your card.  After saving in-game, use the button combo to back up the new save to the *.sav file on your card.

With the built-in emulators, you just need to have a blank *.sav file in the same folder as the rom, named the same as the rom except with a .sav extension.  Then you save in-game and then use the button combo.

If you use other non-included emulators, you'll need to figure out how to save with each of them.  With NES DS for instance, after saving in-game you need to open the menu by tapping the screen and go to the "Save SRAM" option in order to back up your data.  With jEnesisDS saves are automatically updated.  With Lameboy you have to press X after saving in-game to make sure the *.sav file gets updated.  It's dependent on the emulator really.

Also note that with DS homebrew applications, you'll most likely need to patch them with DLDI before they will be able to access the data on your SD card. 

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 02:40:35 AM »
How do I patch .nes .sms .gg .gb .gbc and all the other games to where it will save the game and I can load the data from the last save point so I don't have to start over everytime.

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 02:02:57 AM »
You don't patch them.  You copy them directly to the card along with the blank *.sav file with the same filename.  Save in-game, then use the button combination.

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 03:29:20 AM »
I put the .nes file and .sav file with the same name in the mini sd card. It saves when the game is on but if I turn it off or restart the supercard mini sd then the save file is gone. samething happens with all the other emulator games on the supercard mini sd . I am using supercard software 1.63 if that helps you understand my problem.

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 02:29:51 PM »
I upgraded firmware from 1.63 to 1.70 to 1.80 to 1.83. I can save emulator games but when I turn off or reset the supercard mini sd the save data is not there. Do I need a superkey to save? I just only have supercard mini sd and gameboy advance sp. I tried putting in a sav file and naming it. I went to saver to save to sd I press yes it shows 32/64 kb loading very fast. I went to save data on the emulator games and then when I reset or turn off the game the save data is not there. It acts like it never saved to the sd card. I am using a 2 gb micro sd card with a mini card convertor. In options the Auto load saver is checked. It doesn't load any data. I can save by pressing R and select. I can load by pressing R and start but only while in the same session because if I turn off it off or reset it the game save is not there. I also patch a gba game wario ware inc. and the game plays normally expect that it doesn't save even though I went to saver and set it to save to sd card. I press the button combos and that has no effect.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2009, 04:08:14 PM by spidlerlizard22 »

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 08:27:25 AM »
Using the savestates or saving in-game will do nothing unless you update the *.sav file afterwards.  The first method of doing this is with the L+R+Select+A button combination.  If that does not work, then use the "Quick Power Cycle" method of saving.  Save in-game, then turn off the GBA, turn it back on, navigate to the *.sav file, and press A twice.  You can then turn off the GBA, and the save file should stay there until the next time you want to play.

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 02:34:05 AM »
I did what you said and it didn't work. I tried just about everything. I tried patching it, not patching it. I tried quick power cycle. I tried the button combinations but all it did was open the menu it only works on gameboy advance games with the emulator games I can save holding R and select. I can load using R and start. After I turn off the game or reset it to the main menu the save data is not there. I am not sure if it saved or not. It seems like it never saved. I went to save to sd card and I press yes everytime. I set it to auto load saver. The save data does not load at all. None of the games save. Wario Ware Inc. does not save, Super Mario Bros 2 does not save, Bubble bobble, and every game on the micro sd card does not save. I use a mini sd adapter to fit the micro sd card in. I wonder what the problem is. I saw a video of someone saving using a supercard mini sd. My supercard mini sd doesn't have bobba fett on it. It has a white background with a faded fireball behind and and it says minisd SUper card sd. I even used a different micro sd card to put in the mini sd adapter and it still doesn't save.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 02:47:22 AM by spidlerlizard22 »

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Re: Saving game data on Supercard mini sd
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 10:09:14 PM »
spidlerlizard22,

1. Save the game in emulator
2. Press L+R+A+select
3. Write your saves to SC

If you cant do it - you are...