How to dump your own 3DS/DS games/saves.

Discussion in 'NDS - Tutorials' started by Rydian, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Chaz.

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    All I can say is that NDS Adapter+ is actually amazing. Not had one problem and updates piece of cake. and for the price I paid it was well worth it. I reccomend it over the other 2 ways as it is so much more simpler.
     


  2. TehSkull

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    Might be good to include the R4i SaveDongle under the hardware solutions.
     
  3. felystar

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    1.- I've heard in the net that "NDS Backup Tool Wifi" is able to make a backup of your original cartridge game and also to copy a game into that cartridge that isn't the one that was supposted to be in the cartridge, is that true?​
    2.- I have used this but I have a problem. I create the .sav file for "Mario & Luigi Partners in Time" wich has 64kb size. Now I want to dump a .sav into my cartridge which is different, it weighs 512kb. If I try to dump that .sav, when I go into the game it seems like it is the first time I am playing the game, I have no progress, everything it's erased. I converted the 512kb .sav to a 64kb .sav using Shunyweb. I say I want to convert from a "RAW Format (.sav)" to a "RAW Format (64kb)". It seems to work well, because I get my new .sav but when I dump it into the cardrige... it doesn't work. It keeps saying there is no game saved. Then, I tried to dump the original .sav that I had in my computer, IT WORKED! Why doesn't it work with another .sav? What do I have to do? Thank you for reading this whole story :)
     
  4. loco365

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    Did you want to add save backup using the R4i Save Dongle? I can get it all for you as I got a review one.
     
  5. felystar

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    No, I was using my DS Lite and NDS Backup Tool Wifi DLDI patched with my M3 DS Simply and used SmallFTPD in my computer.
     
  6. twistedominoes

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    whenever i try dumping my ds game it says secure area error...does this work on 3ds? :mellow:
     
  7. themini278

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    Sorry for bump, need to find out how to do this quickly.
    Have latest AKAIO, 3in1 is in slot 2, battery isn't dead as I was able to play Mother 3.
    When I start backup tool it says ' 3in1 expansion pack not found Please redo from start'
    I tried both the version in this tutorial and the lastest one.
     
  8. ripperroo123

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    Can we fix the formatting in the OP?
    Also, does any software solution work on the newest Pokemon games?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Yepi69

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    Is it compatible with EZ-Flash IV? As I read, EZ-Flash IV isn't compatible with DLDI patching.
     
  10. FAST6191

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    The EZ4 is quite capable of DLDI patching, it lacks autopatch (though if you really want there is a DS code DLDI patcher) and it does not have argv support so some of the very latest/fanciest DS homebrew might not work properly unless you launch it through http://sourceforge.net/projects/devkitpro/files/hbmenu/ or something like it.

    Edit- as for pokemon I believe only the pokewalker stuff needed a specialist dumping program, one was made for those but I am not so sure what goes there.
     
  11. KazoWAR

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    I believe you are talking about this, but it is not only for Pokemon, but supports all NDS save types.
     
  12. Symbolik

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    Does this allow me to, for example, transfer a savegame that I have from a flashcart/emulator to an original game cartridge?
     
  13. Rydian
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    Yes. Only on a DS/Lite though, as the page says.
     
  14. Symbolik

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    Thanks :)
     
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  16. DiabloStorm

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    Any other link to Dsavemanager? 404'd

    Also...NDS Backup has been updated/changed around a bit, is your guide still good? (Also also...these don't delete/modify the original saves do they?)
     
  17. Rydian
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    Hey Rydian, I followed your instructions and noted that the guide failed to mention a key point in succeeding in Slot-1 Wifi dumping using FTp:

    Your wireless signal must be WEP(open). IF the computer generating the server is connected to a WPA network the DS being used will fail to connect regardless of whether the port is open or not. This stumped me for a good hour before I finally read it in another guide for another application for dumping.

    Thanks for the awesome guide!
     
  19. Rydian
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    Well, that goes for DS connectivity period. :P
     
  20. Kazekai

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    There doesn't appear to be a place to ask this question so I hope it's fine if I ask it in here, would anyone know how to dump GBA ROMS? The file sizes are so small that I've just downloaded ROMs of my games from ROM sites but would be curious to know how to dump GBC/A games as well as DS games.