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Old 19th December 2016, 02:28 AM
zikey zikey is offline
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Exclamation It depends on the adapter

99.9% of N64 to USB adapters only translate gamepad controls (dpad, analog stick, buttons etc). They simply translate a proprietary connector format to USB, and translate the button maps.

There's only two exceptions to this rule (that I know of):

The Adaptoid: An adapter from 1999 that is no longer made anymore, it had special drivers that allowed for rumble and controller pak data transfer. The "real pak" feature of N-Rage input plugin uses the Adaptoid drivers.

GC/N64 to USB v3 (ralphnet): A newer adapter which also supports rumble and controller pak data transfer through its drivers. Still being sold, and even has a experimental input plugin for emulators.

If you had either of these adapters, you could easily use the provided driver/utilities to backup your save, without PJ64's involvement, which you could then just copy the file over to PJ64 or wherever.

You could also use a flashcart like 64drive or everdrive64 to backup the MPK data to a SD card.

Last edited by zikey; 19th December 2016 at 02:35 AM.
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