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  1. #31

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    Still a problem- I could export and import the game, but when I had to open the second window to make the fake connection, the second window with the export crashed while saving, showing the bag thing with the watch under it, which means the save file is corrupted during the game. Some help please?

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheejyg View Post
    First, what you want to do is start up VirtualBoyAdvanced.exe (VBA)
    Secondly, open [File -> Open] OR [Ctrl + O] the game (.gba/.gbc/.zip) you want to export to VirtualBoyAdvancedLink (VBALink)
    Third, load [File -> Load...] OR [Ctrl + L] OR [File -> Load Game -> *] OR [F1] your savedata/savegame/savefile/data for the game.
    Then, what you want to do is SAVE it again but wait, if you're using the [Shift + F*] OR [File -> Save...] OR [File -> Save Game -> *] initially to save/load your game (which is the .sgm file), DON'T.

    This time what you want is to save within the game itself (e.g. Pok?mon [*Start* - > *Save*])

    After you've saved your game, what you want to do is export [File -> Export -> Battery File...] the battery file (which would be a .sav file)


    Then, you can go ahead and run VBALink
    Subsequently, Open [File -> Open] OR [Ctrl + O] the game.
    When you've opened the game, you want to import [File -> Import -> Battery File...] the previously saved battery file (.sav)

    A message will appear and it reads "Importing a snapshot file will erase any saved games and reset the emulator. Do you want to continue?"
    Just click "Ok" (BTW, I'm not entirely sure that it would "erase" your savegames or not.... mine doesn't but still it's a good idea to backup your savegames (.sgm))

    After you've clicked "Ok", the game will reset and you can load (NOT THE SAVEGAME .sgm file) the game in the new emulator by using the "continue" option in the game itself.




    NOTE: If you cannot save a game in the game itself then probably you can't export it to the new VBALink
    I actually registered to this board just so I could let you know no it's not too late and yes you've helped me when everything else failed. Your explanation was perfect, the only reason it didn't work right away was because I had to remove the old VisualBoyAdvance.exe from it's folder and put in the VBA-link.exe in it's place (it's called VisualBoyAdvance.exe as well so it can get confusing) Anyways, THANKS A LOT LOSING 30+ hours of Pokemon raising would really SUCK ))))) Now having a complete Pokedex can be a reality!

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animeman1000 View Post
    Okay I figured it out. But this is a little different.

    Open game in VBA and load your save file.
    File ----> Open Rom
    File ----> Load Game or F1
    Then go to Options ---> Emulator-----> Save Type-----> Make sure it's on Flash 128k
    Then save it like on a regular GBA in the game. Start----> Save-----> Yes. Done
    Go to File------> Export----> Battery. Now just save it. Now go to where it's saved. It should be the one with .SAV in capital letters. Now you want to rename it. For example------> My Pokemon saved battery is called NaranjaEnglishB2.SAV (A hack called Pokemon Orange, but the name is in Spanish). So you would rename it like this NaranjaEnglishB2.sa1. Doesn't matter if it's capitalized or not.
    Now open VBA Link-----> File-----> Open-----> NaranjaEnglishB2.rom
    Then go to File---------> Import--------> Battery-----> NaranjaEnglishB2.sa1
    Importing a Snapshot file will erase any saved games and reset the emulator. Do you want to continue?------------> Yes
    Then wait for it to get to the Continue/Start New Game/Options Screen. And there should be a continue. Click Continue and now you can save.
    Shift F1.

    If you followed it like that you should have no problem. If you have any questions message me or reply. Peace from the East.
    Also if this doesn't work for you then it might be because it's the latest from the vba link website. The one with with both wifi/lan, cause that's how I had to do it for it to work.
    Now if only I can get the stupid linking system to work. I can never trade. It keeps going to errors. Screw it I'll just go back to regular VBA.
    This is my history: 10 years ago (or 9? can't remember) I started playing Pokemon Sapphire. (I had Pokemon Yellow at GB pocket already). Loved it. Since then, I have been occasionally playing Pokemon at the VBA, doing long runs and always falling in love again and again, starting new games. However, when it come to Pokemon Emerald, the best game with great interaction (planting the berries, capturing and etc, all of the best) I had this problem that after the League, couldn't play anymore. Didn't cross my mind to search for it until this very last weeks, after seeing a post at 9gag about it.

    Did it all over again =) and this time, it WORKED. I've been playing like a devil here, loving all this. But only now, after finishing the League, I realized I should have opened it with VBA Link.
    Google sent me here, and following your instructions, Animeman, IT WORKED. I had a thousand chills, and as the guy above me, I only registered on this board to say: THANK YOU.
    And it's never late.

    =D Thank you a thousand times, and whoever started the board, at 2006 (lol), thank you.

  4. #34

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    Hey.. I have a visualboy advanced on my mac. and it has none of the options needed (for example. only supports .SAV and not the "quick save" function) it is basically just able to save to battery, no other way of saving. Has really few options... But it works and that is good enough for me... So i've done all the steps i could and i just get a new save... (i loaded battery. that is basically it) and it wont work. as said. it just starts the game from begining (even tho on save i have beaten Elite 4 (Fire Red))
    Last edited by ZibbeZabbe; May 15th, 2012 at 23:09.

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZibbeZabbe View Post
    Hey.. I have a visualboy advanced on my mac. and it has none of the options needed (for example. only supports .SAV and not the "quick save" function) it is basically just able to save to battery, no other way of saving. Has really few options... But it works and that is good enough for me... So i've done all the steps i could and i just get a new save... (i loaded battery. that is basically it) and it wont work. as said. it just starts the game from begining (even tho on save i have beaten Elite 4 (Fire Red))
    I solved it... My misstake mostly. I screwed up something when moving the .sav file. just ignore my question :P

  6. #36

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    Tutorial from VBA 1.8.3 Beta into VBA Link
    "SGM into SG1"

    If you have some mysterious(?) thing, like you couldn't save the game (save error, change the backup memory)
    you'll need some coding in

    STEP 0
    1. "Options"
    2. Expand "Emulator"
    3. Expand "Save Type"
    4. Choose Flash
    5. Choose 128K


    STEP 1
    1. "Tools"
    2. "Memory Viewer"
    3. stay on 8 bit
    4. Type on search "3005004"
    5. Go


    Take a rest
    okay continue..

    STEP 2
    1. The first line "03005004"
    2. The first 2 number "00" change it into "01"
    3. Then click on Save
    4. Name it with "03005004" or whatever
    5. Size - whatever 1 or 2 or 3, doesn't matter


    Then, back to your game.
    now you can save it from the menu (START) of Pokemon Game, and you can export the battery file "file-name.sga"


    And how to import from VBA Link
    Here is it..

    STEP 3
    1. Open you VBA Link
    2. Open the Pokemon Game
    3. Important "repeat "STEP 0",STEP 1 and STEP 2"
    3. After done, click "File"
    4. Import battery file
    5. Choose "file-name.sga"


    Done !!
    Now you can load the game from the inside pokemon.

    Note : Ignore "Corrupted Save File" message, it will load anyway

    Thank you
    Last edited by yason; November 14th, 2014 at 15:19. Reason: Forgot some steps

  7. #37

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    Anyonw still able to help with this? Have a sgm save that i want working on fire red but i cant figure this damn thing out 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by yason View Post
    Tutorial from VBA 1.8.3 Beta into VBA Link
    "SGM into SG1"

    If you have some mysterious(?) thing, like you couldn't save the game (save error, change the backup memory)
    you'll need some coding in

    STEP 0
    1. "Options"
    2. Expand "Emulator"
    3. Expand "Save Type"
    4. Choose Flash
    5. Choose 128K


    STEP 1
    1. "Tools"
    2. "Memory Viewer"
    3. stay on 8 bit
    4. Type on search "3005004"
    5. Go


    Take a rest
    okay continue..

    STEP 2
    1. The first line "03005004"
    2. The first 2 number "00" change it into "01"
    3. Then click on Save
    4. Name it with "03005004" or whatever
    5. Size - whatever 1 or 2 or 3, doesn't matter


    Then, back to your game.
    now you can save it from the menu (START) of Pokemon Game, and you can export the battery file "file-name.sga"


    And how to import from VBA Link
    Here is it..

    STEP 3
    1. Open you VBA Link
    2. Open the Pokemon Game
    3. Important "repeat "STEP 0",STEP 1 and STEP 2"
    3. After done, click "File"
    4. Import battery file
    5. Choose "file-name.sga"


    Done !!
    Now you can load the game from the inside pokemon.

    Note : Ignore "Corrupted Save File" message, it will load anyway

    Thank you
    I register this account to say thank you, you really "Save the day" ; )

    I guess the whole idea to trasnfer the save through the gameboy's oringinal or "in-game" saving system, or aka the .sav file.
    VBA and VBA Link runs differently in .sgm and .sg, but accept and produce same .sav forms.

    One might be helpful notice is that,
    When you are loading the .sav in another VBA, and going for STEP 2,
    you would want to load the .sav file, or the battery file first ,
    Then change the memory viewer,
    otherwise you will not get the loading option in the game.

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