Read this if you're playing a Gen III game on VBA and you have a "Save error."

Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

August 28th, 2010, 3:59 pm #1

If you're playing a Gen III game on VBA, and you get a "Save error. Please exchange the backup memory." when trying to save, do not use savestates as a substitute.

If you do, then the game is unable to save your data at the Hall of Fame, causing your save file to delete itself right after beating the Champion. If you're ending the run there, then you're OK. However, you cannot do a 100% run because you cannot continue past the Elite Four to get the National Dex.

How to fix:
- Open VBA. Don't load a game yet.
- Go to Options > Emulator > Save Type > Flash 128k
- Load the game. Start a new game. Save the game normally.

Unfortunately, you cannot load your current savestate here, because the savestate itself is stuck at Flash 64k, the wrong save type.

If you want to do a 100% run and your current file has a "Save error", you must restart your game.
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
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1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Rat
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Joined: May 16th, 2010, 9:43 pm

August 30th, 2010, 12:12 am #2

Actually what you wanna do is use THIS on any GBA rom that won't save like a good little game. The save fix options are there in pretty clear format, just click some shit and you're done. Handy whether you're using an emulator, or flashing your roms onto another device.

Currently fixing links...
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Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

August 30th, 2010, 1:19 am #3

...except that it only takes effect on a new save, just like the method I posted.

But yes, it is handy if the emulator you're using (if it's not on a PC) doesn't have a Save Type option.
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
[+] Spoiler
1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Rat
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Joined: May 16th, 2010, 9:43 pm

September 7th, 2010, 9:40 pm #5

Zowayix wrote:...except that it only takes effect on a new save, just like the method I posted.

But yes, it is handy if the emulator you're using (if it's not on a PC) doesn't have a Save Type option.
Well, yeah. It's kind of a given that you hafta start a new file. :P

Currently fixing links...
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Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

September 28th, 2010, 12:52 am #6

Bump just in case someone might need to see this.
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
[+] Spoiler
1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Arie
Indigo League Champion
Indigo League Champion
Joined: September 17th, 2010, 11:24 pm

September 28th, 2010, 8:30 pm #7

I didn't know about this for half of my Shiny Gold run. Then I finished it anyway using savestates. Not the smartest idea...
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Todd I.
Conqueror of the Dewford Gym
Conqueror of the Dewford Gym
Joined: September 10th, 2010, 8:29 pm

September 28th, 2010, 9:19 pm #8

I can't find this in the menu...
Do I return?
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Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

September 28th, 2010, 9:42 pm #9

Are you using VisualBoyAdvance?

Options > Emulator > Save Type > Flash 128k
Which of the above can you not find?
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
[+] Spoiler
1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Todd I.
Conqueror of the Dewford Gym
Conqueror of the Dewford Gym
Joined: September 10th, 2010, 8:29 pm

September 28th, 2010, 9:50 pm #10

only options, no Emulator.
Do I return?
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Mokona
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Joined: May 16th, 2010, 7:44 pm

September 29th, 2010, 10:23 pm #11

Agh >< I tried this on firered and it still won't save correctly
Stop making sexual references about my tangerines! D<


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Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

September 30th, 2010, 12:48 am #12

@Todd Ingram: Do you have the latest version of VBA? Emulator is the third option down after choosing Options.

@Mokona: Did you delete your save file AND savestate? It is not possible to fix this problem and still continue playing your current save. You must start a new one.
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
[+] Spoiler
1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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Mokona
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Joined: May 16th, 2010, 7:44 pm

September 30th, 2010, 4:28 am #13

Didn't know you had to delete the save files/save states :3 Works now

Which is good because I was going to nuzlocke that soon @.@
Stop making sexual references about my tangerines! D<


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Zowayix
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

October 2nd, 2010, 2:56 pm #15

You have the save type set on Flash 128k, right?

If you start a new game with that setting on, there should be no save error. If there still is, try downloading the latest version of VBA.
Current run:
Zowayix's Pokemon Ruby Worst Luck Possible Run
2016-06-03: Update 60, Part 0.1 up!

Previous runs:
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Red "Gotta Catch 'em All" Worst Luck Possible Run
[COMPLETED] Worst Luck Possible II: A Golden Ray of Hope (up to Elite Four only, no Kanto)
[COMPLETED] Zowayix's Pokemon Blue Worst Luck Possible Run
[+] Spoiler
1) Steven (no boost rematch), from the Ruby run. Damage: 3,690%.
2) Catching Mewtwo, from the Red run. Damage: 2,895%.
3) Leader Falkner, from the Gold run. Damage: 2,281%.
4) Leader Clair, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,333%.
5) Bird Keeper Rod, from the Gold run. Damage: 1,249%.
6) Champion Steven, from the Ruby run. 964%.
7) Catching Zapdos, from the Red run. Damage: 905%.
8) Leader Flannery, from the Ruby run. Damage: 612%.
For reference, six OHKOs in a row would be counted as 600%. A battle must reach this threshold to be recorded here.

The complete Worst Luck Possible Nuzlocke ruleset:
http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1169/6078/

Here's a link to the trollface emoticon that was deleted a while back:
http://z5.ifrm.com/5908/85/0/e5011287//e5011287.png
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