3ds.guide complete.. Can i use this old save?

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  1. fuctfuct
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    When i used my gateway i never ran roms off of the cart i just used emunand and CIAs. I have a directory on my PC where i dumped everything (just copy paste) from an old SD card i was using for that (the one that goes in the 3DS not the gateway). So, i have everything set up after following the 3ds.guide and have installed some CIA games.

    Is there anyway i can take my saves from a couple Zelda/Mario games from my old "gateway" SD card "backup" and use it with my new setup? No big deal if i can't. But would be cool if i could :D
     
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    Of course!!

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    I had a save from my Sun cart and it works fine on my digital copy.

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    If you used EmuNAND and CIAs, boot to EmuNAND and use JKSM.
     
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    You mean drag that folder back to an sd card and boot it like i did with gateway before? I didn't think it would still work like that. Guess i will try.
     
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    Is it GW save files?
     
  7. fuctfuct
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    i don't know lol.. Most of this stuff is way over my head. They are games i ran after installing CIAs to my emunand.

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    The folder looks like this.

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    Do you have the emunand you were using still?

    Did you make those backups with jksm?
     
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    u have to use the gateway cart to mount the game to extract the saves since they're encrypted. it's not difficult to do, but u do need the cart if u still have it. also, gateway doesn't work with the latest a9lh version afaik, and it currently doesn't work with the latest firmware either. u can downgrade the firmware and install a9lh v1 to use with gateway, then install the latest a9lh and update to the latest firmware with a9lh. I converted all of my games when I moved on from gateway. works perfectly. good luck!
     
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    Still have the cart but you're right i wont be able to boot it, easily. Oh well. :D
     
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    maybe one day gateway will update their arm9loaderhax.bin. they might update the launcher.dat to fix the patched 11.3.0-36 block though. however, since they've become so irrelevant, they probably don't care so much.
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/importing-gateway-saves-to-cia-games.425743/ Guide, credits to @MattKimura
     
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    Are they gateway saves though if i never ran them from the card? I only used the card to load emunand.
     
  14. godreborn

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    .sav is a gateway save.
     
  15. fuctfuct
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    hmm.. those might be from forever ago when i ran some games off the card. Is there a place in the Nintendo 3DS dir that might have enumand saves? Just thinking outloud lol.. i have no idea about most of this stuff. :)
     
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    the saves should be in the Nintendo 3DS folder. if the NANDs r linked, u'll probably have just one alphanumeric folder name. where? I'm not sure which folder saves r located in. it sounds like ur NANDs were unlinked at some point which is y u can't use the saves in sysNAND. I have no experience with converting saves from emuNAND to sysNAND though, so this is mostly speculation. someone else should know for sure.
     
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    Yea, i remember unlinking them at some point a while ago.

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    Tried over writing a sav with an old one for funsies.. no workie haha

    Edit - figured it out :)
     
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