How do you backup GBA saves from injected VC?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by alonzondavis, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:19 AM.

  1. alonzondavis
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    alonzondavis GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it easy like using checkpoint with 3ds games?
     
  2. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Regular

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    Godmode9 works well but is a bit more involved. If you followed standard guides for installing luma you should already have it.

    1) Start the VC GBA game, let it load to a title screen.
    2) Power off the 3DS
    3) Hold start and power on the 3DS
    4) Push down to select sysnand virtual with A
    5) Select agbsave.bin, then AGBsave options..., Dump GBA VC Save

    To restore a save, you need to basically do step 1-3 again, then navigate to SD (card) on step 4, find your save file, and put it in the clipboard with Y. Then go back to agbsave.bin, this time choose Inject GBA VC Save, then restart and launch the GBA VC title to complete the inject.
     
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    alonzondavis GBAtemp Regular

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    And these agbsave.bin can be rename to .sav so itll work on other gba emulator to continue the save, like on android for example?
     
  4. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Regular

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    no when it extracts FROM agbsave.bin, it will create .gbavc.sav files in sd:/gm9/out by default, with a number that matches the title number that was used for injection. It will give you the filename when you do the extract. You can then rename that .sav the same as your .gba rom and drop it into most emulators.
     
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  5. alonzondavis
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    Ah ok I understand it now, thanks!
     
  6. E1ite007

    E1ite007 Living thanks to piracy

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    Wait… WHAT?
    You can turn off the console?! I always entered System Settings and then exit from there with the Select Button pressed to launch the Luma Chainloader.
     
  7. Rahkeesh

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    I didn't even know you could do this. :P What I outlined is how I've been doing it.
     
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