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Managing NDS Saves: Using Emulators

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This tutorial will show you how and where to access your save files while using a DS emulator. This guide will cover 3 of the most popular emulators for running DS games: DeSmuME and No$GBA (Computer), and DraStic (Android). This guide assumes that you have already set up and played one of these emulators at least once. Scroll down to your emulator of choice. 

This is not a setup guide. This guide is meant to show where to find or inject your save files.

 

DeSmuME:

1. Navigate to the folder that DeSmuME is located in. Then open the folder called "Saves"

Edit as of Aug-2019: Depending on which version of DeSmuME you may have, you may have to navigate to a folder called "Battery" instead.

Go to the one that your version supports.

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2. Inside the "Saves"/"Battery" folder should be your save files.

3. MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE USING OR EDITING IT WITH ANY SAVE EDITORS.

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4. While this type of save file (.DSV) is supported by PKHeX, it is highly recommended to convert your save to the standard (.SAV) file type to maximize compatibility and reduce possible errors you may encounter. You can convert your save file using the save converter tool found here.


 

NO$GBA:

1. Navigate to the folder that NO$GBA is located in. Then open the folder called "BATTERY"

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2. Inside the "BATTERY" folder should be your save files.

3. MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE USING OR EDITING IT WITH ANY SAVE EDITORS

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4. Although the save type given by NO$GBA appears to be the standard (.SAV) file type, all saves created and used by NO$GBA will need to be converted to the proper (.SAV) file type to maximize compatibility with emulators, programs such as PKHeX, and reduce possible errors you may encounter. You can convert your save file using the save converter tool found here.


 

DraStic:

1. Either plug your Android device into your computer or open a file browser on your Android device

2. Navigate to the "DraStic" folder on your Android device (normally located on the device memory not the SD-Card)

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3. Open the "DraStic" folder. Then open the "backup" folder

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4. Inside the "backup" folder should be your save files.

5. MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE USING OR EDITING IT WITH ANY SAVE EDITORS.

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4. While this type of save file (.DSV) is supported by PKHeX, it is highly recommended to convert your save to the standard (.SAV) file type to maximize compatibility and reduce possible errors you may encounter. You can convert your save file using the save converter tool found here.


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why can't I read the next pages in "Using Emulators"? I can only see the first page till topic number 4 in DeSmuME tutorial...

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9 hours ago, Altiel said:

why can't I read the next pages in "Using Emulators"? I can only see the first page till topic number 4 in DeSmuME tutorial...

It should be fixed now

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For me the DeSmuME is one of the best Nintendo DS Emulator but i for the beginners I recommend  the NO$GBA and the iDeaS Emulator. This is good tutorial for one who want to start playing NDS ROMs.

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On 5/18/2018 at 8:53 AM, NinFanBoyFTW said:
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  • 4. While this type of save file (.DSV) is supported by PKHeX, it is highly recommended to convert your save to the standard (.SAV) file type to maximize compatibility and reduce possible errors you may encounter. You can convert your save file using the save converter tool found ...

 

Guys I'm sorry for the question but I looked everywhere in the forum and I can't seem to find out... I just downloaded the save converter but what is the format I have to choose among the ones provided by the converter in order to get the standard SAV file? Is it Raw Format? Does this work to convert from DeSmuMe to No$gba? Thanks

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Tengo una duda. Quiero usar el PKhex en emulador No $ ba para Pokemon Blanco 2, pero cuando quiero cargar el .SAV me dice: Tamaño de archivo no soportado. Revise al respecto, encuentre en la sección de preguntas frecuentes que para juegos de cuarta generación los archivos deben estar en formato de 4 Megabits (512 KB), así que utilicé el convertidor de guardado (Lo descargué de aquí mismo), y convertí el archivo , pero al cargarlo me dice: Archivo invalidado.  

Tengo PKhex versión 2018 y 2020. En ambos me ocurre lo mismo. Alguien sabe como puedo solucionar el problema? Agradezco de antemano. 

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Edited by Romario98
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