[TUTORIAL] How to export/import Gateway Card1 .sav to eShop/3ds/3dz with SaveDataFiler

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  1. liomajor
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    liomajor GBAtemp Maniac

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    I found a workaround how to export/import Card1 Savegames (no retail support)

    First you know we had the problem of " CTR - BROKEN ", but there is a little trick to it.

    !MT-Card USER can do this without Workaround because the save gets loaded on ROM mounting!

    To fetch your Cartridge Savegames, you can use this method: NTR Savegame Manager Plugin

    We need:

    - Red Gateway Card
    - The Exploit
    - Launcher.dat (tested with 3.0.3 Ultra)
    - SaveDataFiler
    - The .3ds/.3dz/.cia Game you want to export/import
    - A working Savegame (Dumped Savegames from Retail might not work)
    - A PC/MAC (any Device capeable to rename Files)

    !MAKE ALWAYS BACKUPS FROM YOUR SAVEGAMES!

    A. EXPORT .3ds/.3dz to eShop:

    Savegame example: Super Mario 3D Land (0004000000053F00) > http://3ds.essh.co/

    1. Connect the SD Card to your PC
    2. Copy your Savegame and save it as 000400000FF40A00.sav
    3. Put SD Card back into your 3DS
    4. Turn it on and execute Exploit
    5. Mount your .3ds/.3dz Game
    6. Start SaveDataFiler (CTR Card is no longer broken!) and highlight CTR Card
    7. Press Y and then A to export the Savegame

    SaveDataFiler stores in SDCARD:\filer\UserSaveData\20150131010203\0000053f
    YEAR-MONTH-DAY-HOUR-MINUTE-SECONDS \ TitleID low

    8. Switch to SD and highlight your TitleID
    9. Press R+A and then A to import your Savegame
    10. Press Home, select the cia game and press two times A to start

    B. EXPORT eShop to .3ds/.3dz:


    Savegame example: Super Mario 3D Land (0004000000053F00) > http://3ds.essh.co/

    1. Start your 3DS and execute Exploit
    2. Mount your Game
    3. Start SaveDataFiler and highlight your TitleID low
    4. Press Y and then A to export the Savegame
    5. Switch over to SD and highlight TitleID low
    6. Press L + A and then A to create 000400000FF40A00.sav (CTR Card is no longer broken!)
    7. Turn your 3DS off and connect the SD CARD with your PC
    8. Copy 000400000FF40A00.sav to your TitleID (0004000000053F00.sav)
    9. Put your SD Card back into your 3DS
    10. Turn your 3DS on and execute Exploit
    11. Mount your Game and start it

    Export Retail Card with CFW and SDF:

    Note: As for CFW works only with FW4.5, 6.x encryption will fail.

    1. You need CFW and installed SafeDataFiler on a spare SD Card
    2. Start your CFW and insert your Cartridge
    3. Start SafeDataFiler and highlight CTR Card
    4. Press Y and then A to export the Savegame
    5. Turn off your 3DS and move the 'filer' folder to your PC
    6. Switch over to your Gateway (emuNAND) SD Card and add the 'filer' folder from PC
    7. Insert your Gateway (emuNAND) SD Card into your 3DS
    8. Start your 3DS, execute Exploit and start SaveDataFiler
    9. Now you can follow A8 for eShop or B5 for .3ds/.3dz

    (Be patient with CFW, sometimes it takes 10 tries to get it working)

    Thx queno138 : original Post

    Info:

    "Nintendo 3DS\ID1\ID2\" = eShop , "000400000000XXXXXXX.sav" = Card 1

    If your ID1\ID2 does not match after downgrade or formating 3DS,
    your Save is LOST if there is no NAND Backup using that ID1\ID2!!!

    If you have the NAND Backup matching ID1\ID2,
    you can import it as emuNAND with emuNANDTool!

    It is impossible to use NAND Backups or encrypted eShop saves
    from another 3DS! You need to decrypt the saves first before you
    can transfer them!

    EXPORT / IMPORT from Original Cartridge is now possible
    with Cubic Ninja + PASTA CFW + SaveData Filer!!!
     
  2. mmn

    mmn GBAtemp Regular

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    About to test with some dumped saves!
    Might take a while though, I removed the dumped roms from my gw card

    Edit: rip. only works with rom saves.
     
  3. codychaosx

    codychaosx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Awesome thank you for this!!
     
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    PandaMayFire GBAtemp Regular

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    Thank you so much, I'm a noob to using Gateway so this was pretty darn helpful :grog:
     
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  5. LinkmstrYT

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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    This is quite handy! :D
     
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  6. cearp

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    very nice, what is 000400000FF40A00 though? :) and why does it work
     
  7. mmn

    mmn GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, I'm curious too. I already had that save on my sd, too.
     
  8. liomajor
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    liomajor GBAtemp Maniac

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    000400000FF40A00 is generated from Gateway Card
     
  9. Wowfunhappy

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    Works perfectly. Thank you so much!
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    So I'm guessing this is so that saves from the Gateway Red Card can be decrypted and people can start messing with them and importing them back in, right?
     
  11. Ericss

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    It should be possible to convert a .3ds save to .3dz (and vice versa) with this method by converting it to eShop and then back, right?

    Edit: And how about card 2 games?
     
  12. liomajor
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    liomajor GBAtemp Maniac

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    Card2 game rom works the same way. (never was a problem)
     
  13. Ericss

    Ericss GBAtemp Fan

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    Sorry, I meant for converting .3ds -> .3dz saves.
     
  14. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

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    Only thing next to solve is the save encryption madness. lol

    Still.. great job finding this trick ;)
     
  15. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

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    you use SDF to convert to Raw format and then inject it back inside the rom again. There's nothing difficult about it. It was already possible before with Card 2 games
     
  16. Ericss

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    Huh. So with this method you can transfer a save from a headerless .3ds ROM to a .3dz with header one as long as it's a card 2 game?
     
  17. liomajor
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    liomajor GBAtemp Maniac

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    Simply combine the Tutorial. Pulling from .3ds, pushing into .3dz.
     
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  18. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

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    Right now you can do it regardless of being card 2 or card 1. That's the whole point. You could already do all this before with card 2 games and now you can do all this with card 1 games
     
  19. Odven

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    I tried this with my US fantasy life ROM, after getting into SDF it shows that the ctr is broken, and the old save is back in the ext tab. Could I just export that instead or is there a difference.
     
  20. ka_kui

    ka_kui GBAtemp Regular

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    is there a way to play a game in .3ds or CIA and then inyect the save into an original cartridge?