Save Files

This is an archive of saves and save states. Saves are the normal saved games, and usually work with any emulator. Save states are emulator-dependent, and restore the entire gameplay state. A big thanks to Zophar's Domain for many of these files. Sometime I'll get around to posting some of my own. Feel free to submit save files you've made. me BEFORE sending me any attachments.

How to Use

In general, save files are usually stored either in the same directory as your emulator, or in the same directory as the ROM, and are given the same name as their corresponding ROM.

If you want to use a battery save, note that it will replace your current saved games, so it would be wise to back up your current battery save file. Then, simply copy the new battery save file to the proper directory, and give it the same name as your ROM.

Save states are a little more complicated. First you need to make sure you have the right emulator. Once you've done this, you need to figure out where to put the save state file, and what to name it. For example, ZSNES ZSTs follow this naming format: zelda.zst, zelda.z00, zelda.z01, etc. The name of the file will determine which save slot you will load from. Some emulators let you load a state from a file instead of from a slot, so the naming might not matter. Read your emulator's documentation for more details.

Important Detail: If you load a state, and then save your game, your old battery save file will be OVERWRITTEN with whatever battery saves were present in the save state. So if you're going to be messing around with a save state quite a bit, back up your battery save file just to be safe. It would probably be best to JUST use battery saves, or JUST use save states, and not mix the two.

Explanation of File Formats

  • FCE Ultra FC0 - Save state for the NES emulator FCE Ultra
  • NESticle STA - Save state for the old NES emulator NESticle
  • SNES SRM - Battery save for SNES emulators
  • ZSNES ZST - Save state for the SNES emulator ZSNES (SNES9X seems to use the same format now)
  • GB SAV - Battery save for Game Boy emulators
  • GBA SAV - Battery save for Game Boy Advance emulators (Virtual GameBoy Advance, Boycott Advance)
  • GBA SGM - Save state for Game Boy Advance emulators (VisualBoyAdvance)

Game Description Format Contributor
The Legend of Zelda fc0) Before Ganon 2nd quest
fc9) Before Ganon 1st quest
FCE Ultra FC0 Emperor Jim (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda fc0) 2nd quest, Ganon defeated, with everything
fc1) 1st quest, facing Ganon, all but sword
fc2) 1st quest, Ganon defeated, with everything
fc3) 2nd quest, facing Ganon, all but sword
FCE Ultra FC0 Link Hylia (Zophar)
Zelda no Densetsu - The Hyrule Fantasy fc0) Before Ganon 2nd quest
fc9) Before Ganon 1st quest
FCE Ultra FC0 Emperor Jim (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda st1) before Ganon, no sword, st2) before Ganon, wood sword NESticle STA Hylentor (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda Power start w/ all items and green ring! 16 hits/.5 hearts! NESticle STA Aerion (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda st3)"Red_Walrus Arcane Zelda Glitch" st6)At Gannon without sword, ring, potion, or cheating NESticle STA Phantom Menace (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda st1) ending -1st quest- st2) ending -2nd quest- NESticle STA squidge (Zophar)
The Legend of Zelda Before Ganon NESticle STA Zophar
The Adventure of Link Right before last boss FCE Ultra FC0 Jonny-O (Zophar)
Zelda 2: Link no Bouken fc0) Right before last boss
fc9) 2nd to last boss
fc8) Beginning of last palace
FCE Ultra FC0 Emperor Jim (Zophar)
The Adventure of Link sta) Last Dungeon, st1) Last Boss, st2) Ending NESticle STA Zophar
A Link to the Past Slot 1: At pyramid in the dark world, all 20 heart containers, all items, max bombs and arrows, no deaths and 1 save only. SNES SRM LayZee (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Almost all items and weapons retrieved and ready to fight Ganon SNES SRM Chris (Zophar)
A Link to the Past All 20 heart containers, all 4 bottles, all three potions plus a good bee SNES SRM Chris (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Tyvek is back, and he's got all the items & heart pieces, the best equipment, bombs and arrows at maximum levels, and a total of zero games played! SNES SRM Ragnarosen (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Slot1: Game beat with 0 continues, 13 hearts, and only the absolute minimum items collected. SNES SRM anark (Zophar)
A Link to the Past zst)last boss zs1)ending ZSNES ZST Rey (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Game beaten - no deaths - with the minimum necessary items. A challenge for those with the real thing. ZSNES ZST Adam (Zophar)
A Link to the Past zst) On top of the Pyramid of Power, full items, ready to kill Ganon, zs1) To finish him: Make sure both lamps are lit, hit him with the sword, then shoot him with an arrow while he's frozen. ZSNES ZST Blackthorn (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Ganon is defeated, enter the door for the ending sequence ZSNES ZST Turambar (Zophar)
A Link to the Past In Link's House, at the start, with everything. ZSNES ZST Greevy (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Falling into the secret Chris Houlihan room! ZSNES ZST TeleKawaru (Zophar)
A Link to the Past Single save with the Death Mountain bridge/teleport glitch achieved. From here you can get loads of stuff before you are meant to. NOTE: GFX Glitches go away. ZSNES ZST LokiSD (Zophar)
BS Zelda Last Boss ZSNES ZST Rey (Zophar)
BS Zelda past 60 minutes,master sword,red ring,braclet,4 dungeons done ZSNES ZST S-Mercury (Zophar)
BS Zelda levels 1-4 completed, inside Level 6 (lv5 not found!) ZSNES ZST Eric42 (Zophar)
BS Zelda: Third Story All dungeons done, ladder, red ring, Bow and arrow, and wand ZSNES ZST AsTal (Zophar)
Link's Awakening Inside Windfish's egg GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Link's Awakening DX About To Face The Nightmares Inside The Wind Fish's Egg GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Link's Awakening DX Inside The Exclusive DX Color Dungeon GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Ages First Story: Inside Veran's Black Tower GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Ages Second Story: Start of Continuation Story From Oracle of Seasons GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Ages First Story: After Defeating Veran, All Rings And Equipment GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Ages Second Story: Vortex Entrance To The Room of Rites To Face The Last Boss, All Rings And All Equipment GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Seasons First Story: Ready To Enter Onox's Castle GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Seasons Second Story: Start of Continuation Story From Oracle of Ages GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Seasons Third Story: Same As First Story But With Extra Equipment GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Seasons First Story: After Beating Onox, All Rings And All Equipment GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
Oracle of Seasons Second Story: Vortex Entrance To The Room of Rites To Face The Last Boss, All Rings And All Equipment GB SAV Rey (Zophar)
ALttP / Four Swords The famous save file which lets you play the Four Sword dungeon in ALttP GBA. The zip contains two saves, both of which have Four Swords completed. One is at the start of ALttP, the other at the end. Originally from The Legend Of Zelda - Gba - 4 Swords Mastah .sav. GBA SAV Nicko, Aura, Thug4life

Game Description Contributor
The Adventure of Link Adventure of Link online save generator Mobilis

Last Modified: Oct 9 2007