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Read this if you're playing a Gen III game on VBA and you have a "Save error."
Topic Started: Aug 28 2010, 08:59 AM (9,852 Views)
Zowayix
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If you're playing a Gen III game on VBA, and you get a "Save error. Please exchange the backup memory." when trying to save, do not use savestates as a substitute.

If you do, then the game is unable to save your data at the Hall of Fame, causing your save file to delete itself right after beating the Champion. If you're ending the run there, then you're OK. However, you cannot do a 100% run because you cannot continue past the Elite Four to get the National Dex.

How to fix:
- Open VBA. Don't load a game yet.
- Go to Options > Emulator > Save Type > Flash 128k
- Load the game. Start a new game. Save the game normally.

Unfortunately, you cannot load your current savestate here, because the savestate itself is stuck at Flash 64k, the wrong save type.

If you want to do a 100% run and your current file has a "Save error", you must restart your game.
Edited by Zowayix, Nov 19 2012, 07:31 PM.
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Rat
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Perspective, how does it work!!
Actually what you wanna do is use THIS on any GBA rom that won't save like a good little game. The save fix options are there in pretty clear format, just click some shit and you're done. Handy whether you're using an emulator, or flashing your roms onto another device.

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Zowayix
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...except that it only takes effect on a new save, just like the method I posted.

But yes, it is handy if the emulator you're using (if it's not on a PC) doesn't have a Save Type option.
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Wish I'd known this so much earlier. ;-;
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Rat
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Zowayix
Aug 29 2010, 06:19 PM
...except that it only takes effect on a new save, just like the method I posted.

But yes, it is handy if the emulator you're using (if it's not on a PC) doesn't have a Save Type option.
Well, yeah. It's kind of a given that you hafta start a new file. :P

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Zowayix
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Bump just in case someone might need to see this.
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Arie
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I didn't know about this for half of my Shiny Gold run. Then I finished it anyway using savestates. Not the smartest idea...
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Todd I.
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I got 99 bitches and none of them are problems

I can't find this in the menu...
Do I return?
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Zowayix
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Are you using VisualBoyAdvance?

Options > Emulator > Save Type > Flash 128k
Which of the above can you not find?
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Todd I.
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I got 99 bitches and none of them are problems

only options, no Emulator.
Do I return?
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Mokona
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Shipping made easy

Agh >< I tried this on firered and it still won't save correctly
Stop making sexual references about my tangerines! D<

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Thanks so much Kynim <33333
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Zowayix
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@Todd Ingram: Do you have the latest version of VBA? Emulator is the third option down after choosing Options.

@Mokona: Did you delete your save file AND savestate? It is not possible to fix this problem and still continue playing your current save. You must start a new one.
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Mokona
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Shipping made easy

Didn't know you had to delete the save files/save states :3 Works now

Which is good because I was going to nuzlocke that soon @.@
Stop making sexual references about my tangerines! D<

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A Touhoumon Random Run, Scarlet Style
. . .

Thanks so much Kynim <33333
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chetoos
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Im still getting a save error, and I made sure to delete my savestates and save games
I'm back! Current Run!

Thanks Tio
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Zowayix
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You have the save type set on Flash 128k, right?

If you start a new game with that setting on, there should be no save error. If there still is, try downloading the latest version of VBA.
Documented 2016-06-30 by IceFlame on GCLF, and recently made more prominent thanks to the VC releases of Gen II:

In GSC, the legendary beasts are specifically programmed to avoid the player forever if the game catches the player shuffling back and forth between two areas (ABABABA). This will not happen if the player switches between more than two areas (ABCBABCBA). Thanks, Game Freak.


Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run

Records list for most damage taken in one battle


The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/blog/entry/3051169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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