Well this is my first post on this forum for years, and I kind of feel bad that it's a request for help...
I had been playing Phantasy Star IV on Genesis Plus DC. I saved my progress and exited to the main menu (L+R+Start), as usual, before opening the game again, because I've been burned one to many times by forgetting to do that, and ending up starting off from where ever I started before that session, but there was no save file awaiting me when I started back up
Some things that might be relevant:
I have been running GPDC off of an SD card
I have been able to resume game play many times before
I have two possibly relevent files on my vmu (it was my rear vmu, but I switched it to the front as a test): one is called SP1_PHAN.001 and is 18 blocks, and the other is an actual gps file for PSIV that I think is probably a clean SRAM file from last time that I reopened PSIV, but I'm not positive
actually, the more that I type out my situation, the more it seems like my SRAM somehow got deleted, but I don't see how it could have.
Anyway, for any PSIV fans out there, I just got to the point where I rescued that one android (can't remember the name), and tried to fight Zio, but was unable to harm him, and he seriously injured Alys. Pretty rough place to stop being able to play the game
I don't know if you guys can help, but if so, Thank you.
It's not a perfect solution, but I found a site where people have uploaded .srm files from PSIV. It seems as if that's the most common format for Genesis Emulators to use. Is there any way, that anyone knows of to convert from .srm to Genesis+ DC format (.gps, I think)?EDIT 2:
I tried copying the file onto the VMU, and it's clearly a lot bigger than a Genesis Plus save file (it's like 12 blocks, I think), and just renaming it also doesn't work. It's possible that renaming plus some hex editing might do something, but I kind of doubt it, I'm thinking that the gps files are some sort of compressed SRAM dumps. any other ideas?