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For the past couple weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to trade pokemon between my G/S/C roms... I tried using the TGB-dual emulator, but I had a lot of trouble getting it to read the files. So I tried converting some of my .sgm files to .sav files and transferred my games onto Pokemon Stadium 2. I was really happy with how smoothly the trades went. Only now I can't get those .sav files with the traded pokemon to load on my VBA emulator. Is there some way I can convert these .sav files to .sgm files again? Or is it possible for VBA to open .sav files somehow? I would love to be able to trade through Stadium if possible--it was just so easy. :) Thanks!
 

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For the past couple weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to trade pokemon between my G/S/C roms... I tried using the TGB-dual emulator, but I had a lot of trouble getting it to read the files. So I tried converting some of my .sgm files to .sav files and transferred my games onto Pokemon Stadium 2. I was really happy with how smoothly the trades went. Only now I can't get those .sav files with the traded pokemon to load on my VBA emulator. Is there some way I can convert these .sav files to .sgm files again? Or is it possible for VBA to open .sav files somehow? I would love to be able to trade through Stadium if possible--it was just so easy. :) Thanks!
No, no, no... ¬¬
*sgm files are save states and this type of files cannot be used by other emulators.
You have to generate *.sav files (always). Those are the files that can be used by other emulators.

And yes, VBA will be able to open those *.sav as long as they are GBC save files and you "import" them correctly.
 

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never tried using pokestad to trade.... but i know pokemon tower won't work.
 

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No, no, no... ¬¬
*sgm files are save states and this type of files cannot be used by other emulators.
You have to generate *.sav files (always). Those are the files that can be used by other emulators.

And yes, VBA will be able to open those *.sav as long as they are GBC save files and you "import" them correctly.
Right, I think I remember reading that somewhere... So after I made my "save state" for my Crystal rom, I changed the extension from .sgm to .sav, and it changed the type. I didn't have any problem loading those .sav files onto Stadium. Now I just can't seem to get VBA to open them...
 

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Yes, I understand this, which is why I bothered converting the files in the first place. According to es3ado, "VBA will be able to open those *.sav as long as they are GBC save files and you 'import' them correctly." So I suppose now the question is what is the correct way to import .sav files onto my VBA emulator? Or are they no longer usable because I've saved over them (after I traded, I saved on Stadium 2, so I'm assuming the traded pokemon should now be on their respective game save files).
 

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Ah, never mind. I've figured it out. :D I had to save regularly on my G/S/C roms, creating .sa1 files. I then converted those to .sv files and loaded them onto Pokemon Stadium 2. After trading, I saved when Stadium prompted me to. Then I went back to those .sv files and converted them back to .sa1 format, which readily loaded onto my GBA! :) So I now have Kingdra and Gengar on my Crystal rom! Thanks for the input!
 

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.ss to .sv conversion

Ok so the android GBC A.D. emulator only uses .ss files to save but it doesn't have a function where I can trade pokemon. The emulator that I downloaded onto my computer uses .sv but it can trade pokemon. Is there a program that can convert my .ss saved game (which I've spent a lot of time on) into a .sv and back again so that I can trade pokemon?
 

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.ss looks dangerously like savestate (and something else, but let's not go into that...). How do you create those? By using the ingame save feature or an option of the emulator?
 

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.ss looks dangerously like savestate (and something else, but let's not go into that...). How do you create those? By using the ingame save feature or an option of the emulator?
It's an save option of the emulator itself. The quick save gets saved as .ss0 and there are 9 other save slots ranging from .ss1 to .ss9 where it appears that you can save any game that you have loaded onto your devise (e.g. pokemon, super mario, tetris, etc.) There is also a .sav file co-located in the same folders as the .ss files.

But I'm assuming that it's the .ss files where my games are actually being saved because I've saved games in the quick save slot and slot 1 and there exist only the .ss0 and .ss1 files in the folder. There is an in-game save option but I don't believe it actually does any good.

That's all the information I can think of that would be pertinent to this case. If you're able to help I would be extremely grateful.
 

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It HAS to be an in-game save (in other words saving as you would on a real GBA) for it to be transferable. That will create/update the .sav and that can then be transferred.
 

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Ok how do I go about transferring the .sav file so that I that I can open it on my computer GBA emulator? Because it will only open the .sv files. Is there a file converter program that I can use? Or is there a way I can simply copy and paste the .sav file and open it in the computer emulator?
 

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What will only open the .sv files?
I thought you said it creates .sav saves as well?

Anyways I have no experience with that emulator but they usually create a folder on your SD card wherein you could then find all the physical saves for both the quick slots (which you can't use) and the ingame .sav files which you and then it's simply a matter of copy and pasting and ensuring the filename of the game file matches the filename of the sav file and loading up the game in the PC emu and resuming the game as you would on a GBA.
 

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Sorry I probably should have been more complete in my description of the problem. What I described was the android emulators save files. I'm wanting to bring up my game on my computer emulator. The computer emulator reads .sv files. the computer emulator may create .sav file but I'm not sure
 

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Huh?...but you posted this in a thread in the VBA section...which means you're using VBA on the computer and that reads and creates .sav files when using the ingame menu options...
 
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