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Offline Fool HeartTopic starter

Video Game Question
« on: November 10, 2009, 11:32:14 PM »
Does anyone one know anything about game emulators? Gameboy Advance emulators to be precise. I have one that I just downloaded today, along with several ROMs. The ROMs work and everything, but it won't let me save. When I try to save, it tells me that the save has failed. The game I was trying to play was Pokemon: Emerald, if it matters. Hey, don't laugh! I liked those games when I was a kid. They have nostalgic value now!

Offline PhantomPistoleer

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 11:46:01 PM »
Typically, roms behave much differently than the actual games and you don't actually save in regular game files, but instead, you save "instances" of the game.  Find out how to access the emulator's menu midgame, and you should find an option to save instances.

This allows you to save at any point in the game.

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 11:50:27 PM »
The specific emulator you use probably matters more than the ROM itself. Used to anyway, when I was into emulating SNES stuff.

Offline Jude

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 11:56:17 PM »
no$gameboy is probably the best GBA emulator.

Offline Fool HeartTopic starter

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 12:13:10 AM »
Oh, well, I actually have VisualBoy Advance. Did I get the wrong one? I would pick the crappy one... Now, I couldn't find anything in the menu about "instances." Would it call it something else? Mine says "Save Game". Is this it? It hasn't worked whenever I try to load to from the "Load Game" option. Am I just missing something here?

Offline SleepyWei

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 12:47:10 AM »
I recommend no$gameboy simply because they have made the most solid releases so far. Their emulator doesn't really crash or anything while the others do at times. Not saying that VisualBoy is bad as I've never tried it.

Offline Fool HeartTopic starter

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 01:01:29 AM »
Dude!  jusr downloaded no$gba! WAAAAAAAAYYYYY better! Like hamburger vs. steak better! And it lets me save the same way the actually GBA would! Yay!!!

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 08:01:22 AM »
I used no$gba when I used emus to play old Nintendo games.  It worked pretty solidly for me.

The game I was trying to play was Pokemon: Emerald, if it matters. Hey, don't laugh! I liked those games when I was a kid. They have nostalgic value now!

I bought a DSi just so I could play Pokemon Diamond.  You are not alone.


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Re: Video Game Question
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 07:15:50 PM »
Oh, well, I actually have VisualBoy Advance. Did I get the wrong one? I would pick the crappy one... Now, I couldn't find anything in the menu about "instances." Would it call it something else? Mine says "Save Game". Is this it? It hasn't worked whenever I try to load to from the "Load Game" option. Am I just missing something here?
Actually I can help you. I have Visualboy and I like it better than No$.

Pokemon games have a peculiar bit about them. Most other games will save in-game but pokemon games have to have a saved state.

To do this click file, and click save game and save the game. I have a special folder set up just for emulator saves so you might want to do that but it's very simple.