Today after an annoying problem with my PC I had to format it and reinstall everything.

Of course I made backup of all my files but, as always it seems that I lost something.

I use Visual Boy Advance, specifically a modification of it called VisualLink. I saved my files regularly using the virtual Flash ROM the emulator provides to save "in game".

But now, after everything is done, all my files have been moved back, I was testing it and the save file is not recognized anymore. It doesn't show a corrupted message, it simply would not recognize the saved data.

I'm not sure how to fix or workaround this.

The saved data was done after a lot of gaming time and I really don't want to have to do it again. I appreciate your time.

  • What is the file format of the files? Are they .sav files? Also, how are you trying to load the files?
    – WingManEXE
    May 9, 2013 at 15:06
  • Initially I was using the "normal" version o VBA, which produces *.sav files, but due some requirements along the game I needed to exchange/mix information with another character, played by myself, and then I started using VBALink, which produces *sa1, *sa2... accordingly to the application instance. May 9, 2013 at 20:09
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    Alright, next question: How are you trying to load the files? Are you using the load command in the menu? Or something else?
    – WingManEXE
    May 13, 2013 at 15:26
  • Actually, once these files acts as virtual flash ROM I was loading them through game option. Unfortunally I did not saved the current state as a "Plan C". May 14, 2013 at 19:35
  • Do you mean VBALink instead of VisualLink? Also you may have to set the save paths correctly if you modified the in your previous setup
    – Zommuter
    Jun 20, 2013 at 14:14

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Check the emulator settings. You most likely have a different save type, you should try to change that and reload the game. If you don't know your old savetype, you'll need to try.

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