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  • #104376
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    jfmanamtr
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    I am having difficulty with saving in one specific game. I am using gpsp to play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. I used virtualboy advance on my computer to open a .sps (gameshark backup from the game that my brother & I played when we were kids) of FFTA & then saving it as a .sav. After that I copy it to my retropie & when I try to start the game up, I am told “Error in backup memory”. If I take that same .sav & put it back on my laptop, it loads without issues. I am not sure what’s up with that. I have the emulator on the computer set to use flash 64k for the save type. Any ideas? Just ask & I will post any files or logs you need. I just want this to work.

    ~JF

    #104377
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    herbfargus
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    Pretty sure you have to save it with the same emulator in order for it to work.

    #104378
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    jfmanamtr
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    I did the same thing with other roms & they worked. It is just with FFTA. I did this with Sword of Mana, Fire Emblem, Sacred Stones, Advance Wars, Black Hole Rising, Golden Sun, Metroid Fusion & Metroid Zero Mission. All those worked fine after being loaded in VirtualBoy Advance. I can play my old saves without issue… other than the save for FFTA

    #104381
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    herbfargus
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    Huh. That’s good to know! Learn something new every day. You could try using other emulators like lr-mgba and see if that works, otherwise I haven’t the slightest.

    #104434
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    jfmanamtr
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    I am not sure what I can do to fix it. I tried to switch to flash 128k, but that still doesn’t fix it. Just makes the PC not play it right either. Anyone?

    ~JF

    #104439
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    multikoopa
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    I believe FFTA is supposed to use a 64k flash save. Try changing it to that? Or is that what you started with?

    Also, have you tried the other emulators on RetroPie?

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    #104467
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    jfmanamtr
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    I have tried switching the flash size. It doesn’t help. I used both 64 & 128.

    I haven’t tried any other emulators. I missed that there were other emulators. will try that after work tonight. Thanks

    #104471
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    herbfargus
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    there were server issues so I’ll repost my last post:

    This video details how to update and install new emulators using the setup script but if you aren’t on retropie 3.0 you should really look at starting from a fresh 3.0 image.

    #104486
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    jfmanamtr
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    OK. So, I am pretty sure I am running Retropie 2.6. I am not sure how to tell. I will however download the 3.0 beta image & install it. I will post once I am done with that. Thanks for the tip.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Profile photo of jfmanamtr jfmanamtr. Reason: spelling fixes
    #104779
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    jfmanamtr
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    OK. I tried to use the other GBA emulators. Still won’t load any save files. Also if I start playing FFTA & then save it after all the talking, it won’t load it. I am kinda confused. Any ideas?

    ~JF

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