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Title: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Reclaimer Shawn on April 01, 2019, 01:34:49 am
So, I have a soft-modded Wii, a Gameboy SP, an English copy of Pokemon Emerald, and a GC to GBA link-cable. Is there any way I could go about dumping my Pokemon Emerald save, modding it on the computer end with PKHex, then importing it back to the GBA?

I also saw that payloads could be sent to a GBA game via this thread right here https://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=7861.0 , but I didn't want to necro the threa.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Sherkel on April 01, 2019, 01:56:57 am
Looks like it. (http://wiki.no-intro.org/index.php?title=Game_Boy_Advance_Dumping_Guide#GameCube_Link_Cable_Method) :)

It's nothing to do with what Wack0 discovered, but now that you mention it I may sticky that for notability and unsticky something else.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: ISSOtm on April 01, 2019, 02:01:00 am
The homebrew dumps ROMs, but the process should be similar to dump a ROM.
Injecting a save file is even easier than dumping it, too, so it's definitely doable - just that you need the homebrew to get made.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Sherkel on April 01, 2019, 02:05:59 am
The homebrew dumps ROMs, but the process should be similar to dump a ROM.
Injecting a save file is even easier than dumping it, too, so it's definitely doable - just that you need the homebrew to get made.
Actually, the Github description page says the same tool dumps saves and the RNG subreddit says they can be sent back.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Reclaimer Shawn on April 01, 2019, 07:15:41 am
Looks like it. (http://wiki.no-intro.org/index.php?title=Game_Boy_Advance_Dumping_Guide#GameCube_Link_Cable_Method) :)

It's nothing to do with what Wack0 discovered, but now that you mention it I may sticky that for notability and unsticky something else.

Thanks, I'll end up using that and seeing what I can get out of it.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Reclaimer Shawn on April 13, 2019, 11:30:30 am
The homebrew dumps ROMs, but the process should be similar to dump a ROM.
Injecting a save file is even easier than dumping it, too, so it's definitely doable - just that you need the homebrew to get made.
Actually, the Github description page says the same tool dumps saves and the RNG subreddit says they can be sent back.

So I just got around to trying the program and unfortunately the save features don't appear to be working for me. Backing up the save appears to write a 128KB file (Emerald Save file size), but the file is just a bunch of repeating garbage data. Restoring the backup save, or even a valid save, results in the save being cleared. Perhaps it has to do with the model of Gameboy Advance I'm on (SP AGS-101).

EDIT: I left this (https://github.com/FIX94/gba-link-cable-dumper/issues/16) on his Github.
Title: Re: Save Dumping Pokemon Emerald
Post by: Sherkel on April 13, 2019, 01:12:50 pm
That's not good. I looked at the save file you posted and yeah, it's completely useless. Hope you get a response on Github. Whether you do or not, I can still vouch for GBA Backup Tool if you have an original DS or DS lite.