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AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by jerbie on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 1:43

Hi, I'm trying to get BS AST set up on my SD2SNES, and from what I've seen and others have told me, after completing week1 I should be able to hard reset and load week2 continuing my progress. However when I load up the next week, it doesn't detect the .srm form the previous week and just creates it's own. I've got all 4 weeks in the same directory and am running the latest firmware. I can get it to work by manually renaming my .srms after each week. Wondering if anyone here can point me in the right direction to getting it to automatically carry over on the SD2SNES. Thanks

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Post by wizzrobemaster on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 3:14

which emulator are you running?

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Post by Conn on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 6:00

which emulator are you running?
He mentioned he plays on sd2snes.

It is not possible with the current sd2snes/emulator codes. Just alike on emulators you need to manually rename it on sd2snes.

But if you think about it: how could the sd2snes rename the srm file? There must be a code written maybe that when loading a bszelda_astX.smc, automatically all srm (bszelda_ast1.srm,..,bszelda_ast4.srm) are created as well, and with each save in whichever week, these are saved as well with your current play.
This exception coded for one game only is probably too much effort if you simply can connect your sd-card to your computer and rename it manually in 3 minutes...
so technically I think it would be possible, but... maybe Qwertymodo can give an answer to this, as he's a co-developer of snes9x: would it be (easily?) possible, that if you play bszelda_astX.smc to automatically create 4 srm:s (bszelda_ast1-bszelda_ast4.srm)?


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Re: AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by wizzrobemaster on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 7:40

i never used sd2snes. i use zsnes.

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Re: AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by Puzzledude on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 8:25

Hi, I'm trying to get BS AST set up on my SD2SNES, and from what I've seen and others have told me, after completing week1 I should be able to hard reset and load week2 continuing my progress. However when I load up the next week, it doesn't detect the .srm form the previous week and just creates it's own. I've got all 4 weeks in the same directory and am running the latest firmware. I can get it to work by manually renaming my .srms after each week. Wondering if anyone here can point me in the right direction to getting it to automatically carry over on the SD2SNES. Thanks
Long story short, you can't. Sd2snes is a console, which however still uses the SD card and thus loads the Rom in a form of a file. Once you finish a week, you need to rename the SRM save on the SD, if indeed it is written there (it should be).

But you can do it on a real cart and on a real system, since you can make a multi-rom cart and "tell" it to load the same SRM save if any of the 4 roms on this cart are loaded (usually done so, that the next rom is loaded uppon reseting the previous rom).

which emulator are you running?
i never used sd2snes. i use zsnes.
Sd2snes is a console. You using zsnes is pretty much a useless statement here, and the same goes for the question, since you can see from the title he's not using any emulators.
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Re: AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by jerbie on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 10:57

Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll see if I can set up any quicker to get the files renamed because it's usually too long of a process to make speedrunning viable. Still think it might be possible on an older version of the firmware due to Acmlm's run from 2014. He told me it just worked for him. I'll play around with it a little more later and update you guys if I get anything working quick enough for runs.

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Re: AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by qwertymodo on Wed 28 Feb 2018 - 12:27

Two things here, first of all, confirm that the save file did in fact save the first week, MSU-1 games don't commit their save files to the card unless you hit the reset button due to the way the MSU-1 requires exclusive access to the card. Second, the SD2SNES now uses a single shared folder for save files, so you can enable sharing the save file without renaming by putting the separate weeks into separate folders then renaming all of the ROMs to have the exact same name, e.g. AST-W1/ast.sfc, AST-W2/ast.sfc, AST-W3/ast.sfc, AST-W4/ast.sfc. Because all 4 ROMs are named ast.sfc, they will all share the same save file /sd2snes/saves/ast.srm. You'll also have to rename the MSU-1 files to match. This same trick should also work for Snes9x, or any emulator that uses a single shared save folder.
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Re: AST on SD2SNES save files not continuing

Post by Conn on Wed 28 Feb 2018 - 14:07

Cool trick! Never thought about doing it this way.
Thanks qwerty Very Happy
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