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Offline Nori

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Questions regarding srm transfers between PC and Carts
« on: 13/Nov/2013 07:14:53 PM »
Hello all,

Is there a list of SNES and Genesis game saves that are known to not transfer correctly? For example I read that Phantasy Star IV does not transfer well and neither do the flash memory type cartridges such as Sonic 3 and Wonderboy.

In the case of transfering from the PC to the Retrode does deleting the existing srm and renaming the one on the PC to the matching name on the cartridge, then dragging it to the cartridge suffice?

I would like to learn the proper way but am not very good at this so any help with clear tutorials would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and best regards.

EDITED; I feel so silly, in my original message I mentionned how two gameboy games stopped working after using them in the Retrode. Turns out the Gameboy was simply low on batteries and so the games work fine.
However, the save games saves were not transfered, I mean they did end on my PC but they're blank saves as in it starts up as if there were no saves. Apologies to Matthew. Are GB srm transfers not yet fully functional?
« Last Edit: 13/Nov/2013 08:34:19 PM by Nori »

Offline Matthias_H

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Re: Questions regarding srm transfers between PC and Carts
« Reply #1 on: 15/Nov/2013 09:52:53 PM »
Sonic 3 is SRAM/FRAM, and I've transferred it to and fro successfully several times.

I just started my own university lab, so my schedule is a bit tight - but Game Boy saves (both read and write) are way high on my agenda. Believe me, I'm VERY relieved to hear the current implementation didn't actually kill saves off your carts. It clearly shouldn't... :)

Dragging files off the Retrode drive to READ saves and ROMs works without problems. Dragging files onto the Retrode almost never works. Here's an attempt at an explanation and some possible workarounds.
https://www.retrode.org

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Offline Nori

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Re: Questions regarding srm transfers between PC and Carts
« Reply #2 on: 16/Nov/2013 04:22:44 AM »
Wow I had no trouble. So far on Snes carts I must have transferred around 10 srm to carts through the retrode and then tried them on a SNES and the saves were working fine without that workaround.

What I did is I first deleted the present srm and then dragged the one on my drive to the Retrode.

Is that a problem that varies depending on your computer?

Good luck with the University lab! :)