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Posted on 04-01-19 10:07 PM, in .sav question (rev. 2 of 04-01-19 10:10 PM) Link | #932

Thank you but that unfortuantly is only available for Windows. It does not work well on Wine.

If anyone is confused on what exactly needs to be deleted to use a Drastic save file in melonds:

1) Open any Hex Editor.
A) I used Okteta which is easily available on most Linux distributions. Bless and jeet are Linux alternatives.
B) DxD is a safe choice on Windows.

2) Open the file in your hex editor. Go straight to the VERY end of the file. You will find this message:
|<--Snip above h
ere to create a
raw sav by exclu
ding this DeSmuM
E savedata foote

3) Delete this message. Delete exactly what I quoted. This will also shorten the file by 122 bytes to make it the size melonds and flash cards want.
A) In Okteta, I had to uncheck the option "Overwrite Mode" in the Edit options to be able to delete anything.

4) Save.

5) Rename the save file.
A) It has to be the same name as the ROM.
B) The extension has to be changed to .sav
C) Put the sav file in the same folder as the nds file

Takes about 30 seconds after you do it right once. I only ever used a Hex Editor once (Smash Bros Brawl releated!)

I do not understand the point of Drastic and DeSmuMe adding such a weird message to the save file in the first place.

edit: I'm sorry that I didn't see how old this thread was. I thought the post above mine was just a week old; not a year and a week old. I found this thread using Google and just decided to update it with a solution that worked for me.

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