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Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? #52257 08/04/09 08:48 AM
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I just can't find it. Is it included in the .frz or something?
I want to have my final fantasy .sav, but there's no .sav file with Nestopia. I can't go back and use some old emulator since all of the old OSX ones have been culled. Maybe I'll dust off iNES 1.2 and play on my G3 iMac.

Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Mr.Tickles] #52259 08/04/09 09:47 AM
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In whatever folder you extracted nestopia into there should be a folder named "save", that's where your FF save will go as long as your talking about saving at the inn and not a "save state" which goes to the "states" folder.
If the "save" folder isn't there nestopia should automaticly make one when you open Final Fantasy.

Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Maddox] #52261 08/04/09 10:11 AM
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But thats the thing. There is no "Save" folder. The only thing in my Nestopia folder is ROMS, and the states save into Documents, where the .sav does not.

It's not in the foldier with the ROM either.

Typically the file name would be the ROM's name but with .sav instead of .nes right? when i search my computer for that sorta thing i dont find anything at all.

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Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Mr.Tickles] #52262 08/04/09 10:22 AM
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hmm...try this

Open nestopia and go to "options" then click "paths" and manualy set the directory up in the "save data" path slot.

(I'm running version 1.4, I don't know if the set up is different in other versions)

note the program wont create the .sav file until you actualy save at the INN and the game tells it to make one.

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Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Maddox] #52272 08/04/09 06:42 PM
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I'm running 1.4.1 OSX. There is no such "paths" anywhere in the entire GUI.

I know a .sav EXISTS somewhere because I did save. But there are no .sav on my computer for NES games. This makes no sense.

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Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Mr.Tickles] #52295 08/05/09 12:55 PM
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Have you tried looking in any of your personal / home directories?

Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Just Desserts] #52296 08/05/09 01:53 PM
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I don't get the problem. Are you actually losing the save data? (in other words, did you save at the inn and then you couldn't load the next time you started FF?). NST isn't like other emulators - it won't create a .SAV file until you've actually done a valid save in game. In FF that means saving at the inn in-game and then cleanly exiting the emulator.

Beyond that, if the game's able to recover the saved data I wouldn't care where it is.

Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: R. Belmont] #52306 08/06/09 06:07 AM
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In the Mac version .sav files are stored in ~/Library/Application Support/Bannister/Nestopia/Battery RAM/. Though I'm not sure why it matters... smile

Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Richard Bannister] #52764 08/16/09 08:11 AM
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Ok I figured it out.

So there's three "Library" folders, apparently, in OSX.

How do I change the settings, then, so that the .savs are put in the same folder as the application? I dont want to go digging through a dozen folders to find it.

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Re: Where the dickens does Nestopia store the .sav ? [Re: Mr.Tickles] #52771 08/16/09 01:57 PM
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I still don't get why you need actual access to the .sav file. As long as it saves and loads properly by default that should be all you need to play the games.

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