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    Im reading that the Retrode is the best option for pulling save files off of carts. Are there any other options? I remember reading an advertisement in a gaming mag for a product that I believe was called Naki. Google didnt yield any results for that.

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    If anyone is interested, I found out the product is the Game Saver by Naki. They have one for SNES carts. It allows someone to power off a game, console, and TV at any point in the game and pick up where they left off previously. Precursor to save states, kind of. I dont know much about it beyond that.

    The product I want is a Retrode, which allows one to pull save files off a cart and then put them back on, so you dont lose your progress when you change the battery. They come up on eBay now and then it looks like. They dont make them anymore

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    I have a case of those Naki Game Saver+ for the SNES kicking around somewhere in my storage totes.

    I've never actually used one before. I'm pretty sure I got one as a curiosity and there was a whole 6-pack of them for sale for the same price as a single one, so I said meh, why not? Just never got around to testing it out. That was like 15+ years ago.

    Maybe I'll dig them out and finally give it a try.

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    The Retron 5 will pull (most?) game saves from a variety of systems. SMS save support wasn't supported a while back but it might be now. You can also write saves to your cart.

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    Its a gamble any time you insert a battery-backed cartridge into a Hyperkin product. I lost my Donkey Kong Country save file when I used a SupaBoy and I feel like this happened with a seperate game when I used the Retron 5. Ive heard of this happening to other people as well. The pin connectors are so tight that I worry about the PCB contacts getting worn down from usage

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    So I finally caved and purchased a Retrode. I should get it in the mail next week. I plan on doing a Youtube video on it give my impressions

    I have wanted a way to pull cartridges saves onto digital form for years and didnt know this technology existed so I am very excited

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