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timsta97



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ScummVM save game for PC to save game for DS 

How can I convert a ScummVM save game for PC to DS and vice versa? I already tried plain and simple transfering, but they aren't compatible, they need to be converted.

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Post Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:08 am 
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Red_Breast



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I've transferred saves between different platforms and they've always been compatible but maybe there's exceptions to the rule.
Maybe the version number? What version of ScummVM was the PC version you used?

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Post Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:30 am 
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timsta97



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I have v1.0 on the DS and PC, the game I want to transfer is "Flight of the Amazon Queen"

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Post Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:47 am 
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beatlefreak9



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There was a post about this a while ago, I think, (a few versions ago Razz ) DS to PC copies worked, but PC to DS copies didn't work because the saves were gzipped. So, to transfer it, you need to first unzip it, for which you need 7zip or something else.

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Post Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:50 pm 
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EowynCarter



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quote:
Originally posted by beatlefreak9
There was a post about this a while ago, I think, (a few versions ago Razz ) DS to PC copies worked, but PC to DS copies didn't work because the saves were gzipped. So, to transfer it, you need to first unzip it, for which you need 7zip or something else.

Ah, you just need to unzip then. Tanks for the info Wink
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Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Red_Breast



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PC save games aren't zipped. Nor are DS saves.
Do you have a link to this thread about PC to DS saves being g-zipped. I don't get it. If you copy a save (PC to DS) you get an exact copy. It's not mysteriously g-zipped unless you g-zip it yourself first.

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Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:26 pm 
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icanntspell



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I think it is this one :

http://forums.scummvm.org/viewtopic.php?t=4203

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Post Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:50 pm 
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fingolfin
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Most ports of ScummVM compress savegames internally using zlib, which is also the foundation of gzip (which is diferent from zip aka PK-ZIP). If one renames a ScummVM savegame to have extension .gz, one can use gunzip to decompress it. ScummVM ports usually will also accept uncompressed (and hence bigger) saves, though.

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Post Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:58 pm 
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Red_Breast



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Thanks for the explanation.
I've always wondered why zlib was part of the build process.

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