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Thread: GBA Emulator, how do you save???
03-11-2008, 05:38 AM #1GBA Emulator, how do you save???
Everytime I hit menu and hit save no games show up in the saved game section, help? Thanks!
03-11-2008, 07:17 AM #2
first, change ownership
Open terminal and press enter(or return) after each line
chown -hR mobile /var/root
chown -hR mobile /var/mobile
After you do that, open mobilefinder and navigate to your roms folder(/var/root/Media/ROMs/GBA) might be in /var/mobile
Change permissions to 777 or just make sure all boxes are highlighted on the GBA folder and now you can save
Also after that is fixed and you load a saved game, then go to main menu and hit "yes, overwrite" it will delete it
To fix this open terminal
If in /VAR/mobile type
chmod 777 /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GBA/*
If in /var/root, replace mobile with root in command above and press enter
If you add more roms after this then you will have to enter last command again to fix newly added roms
Ps. This is all done from the iPhone without touching a computer
03-11-2008, 08:53 AM #3
How do you exit the emu btw? Just home button?
03-11-2008, 08:53 AM #4
you can save ingame by klicking start than go to save and than klick A than there is a game.sav file created and you can use this file to load your score ingame and on other emulators on your pc/mac ;-)
03-11-2008, 10:52 AM #5
Saving games is a permissions problem with 1.1.3 and up. It can be easily solved by typing:
chown -hR var/mobile/Media/ROMs mobile
in Terminal to give the user 'mobile' owensrship of the ROM folder. Look for Terminal build 207 or later for 1.1.3 (or install the SUID lib fix from BigBoss' source for any older version of Terminal)
Another name for terminal is MobileTerminal, so look hard.
Last edited by dale1v; 03-11-2008 at 11:01 AM.
04-15-2008, 01:48 PM #6
04-22-2008, 04:06 PM #7
hi.. i dont use terminal, I use open SSH and i have the same problem with saving.. i dont understand what you mean with chown and that stuff before :S pleez explaine..
i found terminal but when i type it in i get unvalid option! a common problem??
Last edited by joppen_tennis; 04-22-2008 at 04:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-22-2008, 06:21 PM #8
04-22-2008, 09:41 PM #9
Try putting "mobile" after the R
ex. chown -hR mobile /...
That's what has always worked for me!
04-22-2008, 11:49 PM #10
yeah its changed now.
chown -R mobile var/mobile/Media/ROMs
04-23-2008, 07:57 AM #11
hi again.. when I type in chown -R mobile var/mobile/Media/ROMs in my iphone terminal it says chown: missing operand after 'var/mobile/Media/ROMs' and try 'chown --help' for more information.. pleeez help me this is so annoying! i need to get this working! and im on 1.1.4
hi i cant get this working.. when i open ssh and type in command in terminal it says "no such files or directories exist"
Pleeeez help me i dont know what im doing wrong.. i just want this to work!
Last edited by joppen_tennis; 04-23-2008 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-23-2008, 03:55 PM #12
05-24-2008, 05:24 PM #13
I believe the code is:
chown -hR mobile var/mobile/Media/ROMs
chown -R mobile var/mobile/Media/ROMs
note the h before the R.
For me, there was no ROMs folder inside mobile/Media. My ROMs folder was in var/root/Media/ROMs. I don't know if this is common... I had to add the rom manually (i dont know if there's another way), so I ssh'd in and created the root/Media/ROMs folder and added it there. Then I installed terminal and mobile finder. Using mobile finder i added a folder named ROMs to var/mobile/Media/. Then I navigated to it with terminal and used the command:
chown -hR mobile ROMs/
NB: I didn't include the whole path because I had already navigated to the appropriate Media folder.
Hopefully that helps, and hopefully it will all work now.
05-25-2008, 04:36 AM #14
Hey guys, i'm brand new to this iphone modding but i managed to figure out how to get my gba games to save, if you use WinSCP you can find out the exact location of your ROMs folder and once you figure out what it is all you have to do is enter the code above in Terminal with your ROMs file directory, for example my ROMs wasn't located in just var/mobile/Media/ROMs, it was located in /private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs so in Terminal i had to type in chown -hR mobile /private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs
don't know if that makes any sense, but hope it helps, and if you have questions on exactly how i did it just ask
06-03-2008, 10:38 AM #15
i have found out that when you use mobilefinder, changing the permissions does work if you make a new map, so you should make a new folder, click modify, tick al the blue kinda squares and then in that folder make a new folder, do the same thingand then use ssh to upload your games very easy
07-21-2008, 01:06 PM #16
If I'm doing it wrong I'm going to feel really really stupid because I'm not computer illiterate. haha.
sorry i replied in the wrong thread.
Last edited by ohhoe; 07-21-2008 at 01:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost