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#40375 04/20/08 05:49 AM
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I'm running Ubuntu 7.10/amd64 with Nestopia 1.37 and Preview Release 5.

Whenever I play Zelda and the game is *supposed* to be saved, upon startup next time, it's gone. I don't see any *sav files anywhere (where would they be? none made in the ROM's directory or $HOME/.nestopia)

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In the ROM's directory, so make sure you have access rights etc.

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No saves in there whatsoever.

Yes, I indeed have write permissions

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i'm on amd64 Hardy 8.04, using the same latest version of Nestopia.

i just checked Zelda: took the sword, then got myself killed and used the Save function - reset the game with F4 and the save was there, then i closed Nestopia and tried again and it was still there, then i searched for the save file and it was in the same folder as its rom.

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that doesn't happen for me... either Nestopia isn't writing anything at all, or its writing the save in some weird location (why?). I can make new files in the ROM directory fine, even the ROM images themselves have the write bit (though I can't imagine it's actually important).

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but is your save still there after saving, continuing gameplay and then resetting the game with F4?

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Yes, it is.

$ nst 'Legend of Zelda, The (USA) (Rev A).zip'
$ ls *sav
ls: *sav: No such file or directory

That's all that happens. The other version of Zelda doesn't make a difference either. It's about as fun as the real cartridge's dead battery.

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Try unzipping the ROM and running the .NES file directly.

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that didn't work either

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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Try unzipping the ROM and running the .NES file directly.

my roms are in 7zip packages and still do saves.


btw Richter, if it isn't too much of a hassle, it would be great if upon opening a GoodMerged 7zip file, you would be prompted to choose which version you want to load, like some windos nes emulators do, so it wouldn't load some hack or translation by default - of course i can extract and do it myself, but it would be nice if you considered it for future versions smile


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