No$GBA Pokemon Soul Silver / Heart Gold Save Problem

Discussion in 'No$GBA Discussion' started by FlamingGiraffe, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. FlamingGiraffe

    FlamingGiraffe New Member

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    After some difficulty, I managed to get this game game to work on No$GBA, apart from randomly crashing now and again it seemed to be working perfectly.

    However, I saved my progress last night inside the first gym, but when I loaded it this morning I find myself at an earlier part of the game as if it's loaded a previos saved game.

    Has anyone else had this (extremely frustrating) problem?

    My settings re here if you need them:

    ;no$gba 2.6 generated config file - do not edit

    GBA Mode == GBA SP (backlight)
    NDS Mode == Nintendo DS (normal 4MB)
    Emulation Speed, LCD Refresh == -Realtime, Auto
    Reset/Startup Entrypoint == -Start Cartridge directly
    Topmost Display Lines == -Display Normal
    Sound Output Mode == Digital Stereo
    Sound Desired Sample Rate == -High (44kHz) (best)
    Video Output == 24bit True Color
    Emulate BIOS Functions == By real GBA.ROM (accurate)
    Solar Sensor Level == Darkness
    GBA Cartridge Backup Media == -Auto
    NDS Cartridge Backup Media == FLASH 512KBytes
    Multiboot Port == -None/Disabled
    Multiboot Completion == -Auto-close Upload Box
    Multiboot Normal/BurstDelays == -Medium/Medium (stable)
    Game Screen Filter == None (fast)
    Decompressed Help File == Delete after Usage
    Create Game Window at == Upper/right of Debug Window
    Game Screen Sizing == Strict
    IIgame_size == normal
    Number of Emulated Gameboys == -Single Machine
    Link Gamepaks == -Gamepaks in all GBAs
    Link Cable Type == -Automatic
    Performance Indicator == -Show Timing only if <>100%
    Autosave Options == -Nope
    Load ROM-Images to == -All machines

    Joypad Button A == 1
    Joypad Button B == 2
    Joypad Select == 7
    Joypad Start == 8
    Joypad Button L == 5
    Joypad Button R == 6
    Joypad Button X == 3
    Joypad Button Y == 4
    SNESpad Adapter == -None/Disabled (fast)
    SNESpad Button A == -Button A
    SNESpad Button B == -Button B
    SNESpad Button X == -Button X
    SNESpad Button Y == -Button Y
    Mouse Control Mode == -Free Move (right button=on)
    Joysticks/Gamepads == -Enabled

    SAV/SNA File Format == Compressed
    IIautoRun == yes
    Firmware Boot == Manual
    3D Renderer == nocash
    IIsnd == stereo
    IIreg == show
    IIcrk == show

    gdb_xsiz == 00000000
    gdb_ysiz == 00000000
    cht_xsiz == 000001FC
    cht_ysiz == 00000166
    Game_xloc == 00000261
    Game_yloc == 000000DE
    Game_xsiz == 000109D9
    Game_ysiz == 000109CC

    KEYB_1 == 101E1819390F1D1C38912D2C
    KEYB_2 == A1A9A4A65253517526135959
    KEYB_3 == 595959595959590259595959
    KEYB_4 == 595959595959590359595959
    KEYB_5 == 595959595959590459595959
    KEYB_6 == 595959595959590559595959
    KEYB_7 == 595959595959590659595959
    KEYB_8 == 595959595959590759595959
    KEYB_9 == 595959595959590859595959
    KEYB_A == 595959595959590959595959
    KEYB_B == 595959595959590A59595959
    KEYB_C == 595959595959590B59595959

    GIFname == NO$GBA.GIF

    I read somewhere that if you boot to the DS bios and load the game from there it fixes some problems but when I try this I get an error message saying that the rom has crashed

    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
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  3. BinarySlave

    BinarySlave Tyrant

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    Just a few threads below yours is a very long thread (35 pages!!!) about Soul Silver / Heart Gold!
    READ IT!
  4. Smilley

    Smilley Hopeless Optimist

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    And do yourself a favor, start at the last page.
    As for the save, it's only written when you properly close No$, open a new game or use No$Zoomer's Save Battery File option.
  5. BinarySlave

    BinarySlave Tyrant

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    Smilley, by reading his post it should be obvious that:
    - this can't be the problem in this case
    - he is using v2.6 and NOT 2.6a = NO No$Zoomer

    EDIT: rechecked and have to admit that 2.6a also says 2.6 in the config file, BUT "NDS Cartridge Backup Media == FLASH 512KBytes" leads to the assumption that he's using 2.6 and not 2.6a.

    AFAIK, some of the gyms can cause even more trouble (freezing, crashing) when appropriate measures aren't taken. What measures to take can be read in the thread I pointed him to and which he could have found himself easily. IF there should be no answer to his problem, he easily can add his one to that existing thread.
  6. Smilley

    Smilley Hopeless Optimist

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    The only reason I know for "lost" savegames is crashing the game (or close it from task manager, if you don't want it written). And he even mentions the game crashing occasionally.
    No$Zoomer does work with 2.6, BTW, just without EXs. Savegame dumping should work.
  7. BinarySlave

    BinarySlave Tyrant

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    Absolutely right and nothing to complain about. ;)

    BUT he said that he was SAVING inside the gym and not a single word about the game crashing there. :D

    BUT this you should have mentioned in the first place to avoid confused "pokemon professionals" posting about the EX fixes not working for them. :D

    And without the EX being of any help, I never would call it "it is working".
    I would say "can be used, but...". ;)

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