How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME and vice-versa

DraStic is palms down the most effective Nintendo DS emulator for Android gadgets. It’s a premium software that I have been utilizing for years.

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME

Did you already know that saves that you just make in-game utilizing the app are suitable with different emulators on PC (and different platforms)?

Here’s why I grew to become serious about it. Recently I started taking part in Chrono Trigger on my Android cellphone utilizing the DraStic DS Emulator. I am actually not a fan of the contact display screen controls of the official port of the sport and I’ve the sport on my Steam account.

But there are 2 areas within the sport the place contact display screen controls are horrid. One entails a “rodent”, the opposite a “treacherous mountain”. It was the latter that was inflicting an issue for me. I attempted getting previous it about 20 instances to no avail, as a result of the contact controls aren’t fluid.

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That’s once I questioned, might I transfer the saves from DraStic (on my cellphone) to DeSmuME (on my laptop computer)? I knew that the keyboard controls might assist me get previous the world I used to be caught in. I got here throughout the answer on the official DraStic forums, although the method wasn’t totally defined, and wanted a little bit of tinkering with. But positive sufficient, it labored like a appeal on my first strive.

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME

Please word that we can not use save states immediately, the in-game saves are the one we’d like. For e.g. Chrono Trigger’s over-world map enables you to save the sport anytime.

1. Save your progress utilizing the built-in possibility within the sport.

2. Connect your cellphone to the PC, or ship the next file to your self through e-mail or an IM app.

three. Open the DraStic backup folder in your cellphone and search for the sport’s DSV file. For e.g. /storage/emulated/Zero/DraStic/backup/Chrono Trigger.DSV

four. Transfer the file to your laptop.

5. Rename the file’s extension from .DSV to .SAV. For e.g. Chrono Trigger.SAV

6. Run DeSmuME and begin the sport. You will see that the one possibility on the display screen is to begin a brand new sport.

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7. Click on the File menu and choose “Import backup reminiscence” and choose the save file (.SAV) that you just transferred from the cellphone.

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eight. In the pop-up window that seems, choose Manual EEPROM 64kbit. Hit OK

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Note: If you choose “Auto” in step quantity eight, DeSmuME imports a 1kb file to the Battery folder and it will get caught on “Intializing save file reminiscence” display screen after importing the SAV.

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If the import labored appropriately, the sport will reload and you will notice different choices on the principle display screen. Click on load sport and the save file is prepared to be used.

How to import saves from DeSmuME to DraStic easily

Let’s say you need to do that the opposite method, it is attainable too.

How to import saves from DeSmuME to DraStic

Note: On your cellphone, take a backup of your present save file (.DSV). This is simply required for those who went from cellphone to PC and again once more.

This is a simple course of.

1. Rename the .SAV file from the battery folder in DeSmuME’s listing, to finish with .DSV. For e.g. C:UsersAshwinEmulatorsdesmume-Zero.9.9a-win64Battery

2. Transfer this file to the DraStic backup folder in your cellphone. e.g. /storage/emulated/Zero/DraStic/backup.

three. Start the sport utilizing the DraStic app. Load the save utilizing the sport’s built-in “load” possibility. You’re good to go.

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