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Can't transfer save files (SRAM) between N64 emulators



  • Hi,
    I've been using Glupen to play some Ocarina of Time.
    There's a house in the starting village that causes the emulator to screw up when entering (whole screen goes broken mess of colours)
    So I want to try my save game with another emulator.
    I can see the save files in /roms/n64 folder:
    Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time (U) (V1.0) [b1].sra
    Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time.n64
    Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time.srm

    If I run the ROM with mupen64Plus for example, it acts as if it's a fresh start (doesn't have my saved game to load)
    Meanwhile this is mupen64plus.cfg:
    SaveSRAMPath = "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/n64"

    So it appears it should work, any ideas?

    Ps. why is the .sra filename different?

    Cheers


  • administrators

    Although the save location is the same, it doesn't mean they are compatible. If they do not work, I would assume they are not due to core mupen64 differences etc. However, I don't actually know. Could also be filename related.



  • @BuZz said in Can't transfer save files (SRAM) between N64 emulators:

    Although the save location is the same, it doesn't mean they are compatible. If they do not work, I would assume they are not due to core mupen64 differences etc. However, I don't actually know. Could also be filename related.

    I can imagine that save states wouldn't be compatible across emulators, but wouldn't saved sram be since its meant to resemble the original console data?


  • administrators

    Might have a custom header etc. Speculating. Maybe someone else has a definitive answer.



  • @BuZz said in Can't transfer save files (SRAM) between N64 emulators:

    Might have a custom header etc. Speculating. Maybe someone else has a definitive answer.

    Yeah I'm hoping someone does.. Cause even if they're incompatible, where is mupen64's .srm file? It's not overwriting the one already there created by glupen



  • Perhaps the .sra file is made by one emulator and .srm by the other..I'll have to check tomorrow



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