Action Replay Powersaves for Amiibos

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  1. Nekoyou
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    So, I purchased this device (Action replay powersaves for amiibo) hoping I would be able to put 20 hearts on wolf lin kfor the switch and I seem to be having trouble getting it to be recognized by Namiio or the powersaves software itself. It seems I made a slight mistake and when I first connected it, it was working fine. Was recognized and everything by the computer and by Namiio. However, Namiio decided to do a hardware update that was apparently a software update. It seemed stuck so after about 15 minutes I disconnected thinking it needed to be reset. Instead, now the computer no longer recognizes if I connect it or not and neither software recognizes that it is connected.

    I have looked for hours trying to find the actual driver or the generic driver that was suppose to be installed but I cannot seem to locate it. I have no idea where in the system registry this would have been saved. I did try the don't check certificate method mentioned on a few forums thinking that maybe it was prevent it from registering but it stated "I did not have permission to turn off certificate signing" This is the admin account. I guess I as suppose to start the cmd with admin rights I will try that if need be. But as it stands I cannot seem to get it recognize. Does anyone know any fixes for the "no hardware found" when it comes to the amiibo reader? Not the 3ds card reader.

    I am using windows 7 64 bit
    Almost forgot to mention, I have changed the cable and tired a PS3 one that did not resolve the situation.
    I tired multiple USB ports to see if that would help but it did not.
    I have checked device manager and nothing is showing as not installed or with an yellow exclamation point.
    I also tired uninstalling everything in the human interface section but that only turned off my keyboard and mouse which I had to reply get to get to work again

    So update***
    I went ahead and replaced the item at the gamestop I bought it at. I connected the new one and sure enough it was recognized again. So that means that if you take it out before NaMiio is done it bricks the powersave reader.

    Sadly, it happened again when I turned on NaMiio but this time I figured out a way to get around it. First close NaMiio (ver.1.05), and then disconnect and reconnect the reader. Two uninstall NaMiio 1.05. Install NaMiio 1.06 which should work. But before you launch NaMiio 1.06, install the powersaves for amiibo software and let it do the hardware update. Then launch NaMiio. That seemed to work for me. Hwever, it seems that I am still unable to load the 20 heart wolf link into the switch. The data is corrupted it says when I try to use the restored amiibo in the game. It seems I would need to decrypt it and then use a hex editor to make it work.

    Update 2***
    SO I figured out how to do it without decrypting anything however, it only works with powertags but that's fine I still got my wolf link with 20 hearts that works in game. Tested and all.I guess I can get more powertags for amiibos I don't have, which isn't many. But then again I can find a use for that later when I want to unlock stuff.
     
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  2. studio1b

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    I just picked that device up at gamestop going to try it aswell.
    I will write a ittle guide u after.
    Once i get off work ill test it out and have some fun
     
  3. Meliodas2255

    Meliodas2255 common sense guy

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    I bought two power saves for amiibos with powertags. They both work splendidly. I downloaded the power saves software and updated hardware. Then created a blank back up of the powertag to create the amiibo folder. I then dumped my amiibo back up files in the folder. I just used the power save software ->powertag and restored the backup bins to the powertag. I didn't even use namiio. I got the 20 hearts wolf link from that amiibo bank.
     
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  4. studio1b

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    maybe one of you can help me

    i installed the powersave software 1.31
    I then grabbed a folder that has all the powersaves
    I threw the bin i wanted in to the folder
    started the program
    clicked : POWER TAG
    selected the bin
    click the OK it programmed the bin

    now what ?
    i load zelda and i do not see 20 hearts and what not
    did i miss something
    do i need to reg the amiibo to my switch ?
     
  5. Meliodas2255

    Meliodas2255 common sense guy

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    You need to go to options in the game, and there's an option to allow amiibos in the game. It will give you a new rune. Use the amiibo rune and then place your power tag on top of your switch NFC reader.
     
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  6. Zendikar

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    Any way to get past the "place character on powersaves portal" part? I don't have any amiibo to use initially.
     
  7. Meliodas2255

    Meliodas2255 common sense guy

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    I just place the powertag on the NFC reader/writer and got past the screen.
     
  8. studio1b

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    stupid me , I was not setting the amiibo option under where you select the bomb and stuff last night i was just tapping it to the NFC thinking it would do something LOL.
    :) SWEET I'M OFF WITH A WOLF AND 20 HEARTS


    also here is something.
    I have (2) powersave units

    1st one i connected wanted to do a update. it frozze half way threw where it said DO NOT UNPLUG. so what i did was close the program down re opened it and then unpluged usb and plugged it back in. It updated with out a problem.

    2nd unit i did today did not have that issue at all it just did the update and then finished on its own.


    would be nice if we could use TagMo with these powersave nfc chip things.
    TagMo will read the the puck but it will not write to the puck
    anyone try this ?


    *update*

    so i went and played with tons of files and man what a great little tool this is :)
    drop stuff from the sky like a mad man.

    just want to say thanks to all here
     
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  9. Light13

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    The powertag works great but yesterday I noticed that there is a cheat to get 20 hearts with wolf link. I'm assuming this is for the actual amiibo but haven't gotten it to work. Anyone have any luck with that?
     
  10. kramer987

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    yep. just load the correct bin and that's it. you can get the bin from the same place you got all your other bins.
     
  11. Mckaos

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    After some use, mine rarely ever works with actual rewriting on amiibos, but works flawlessly with the tag that comes in the box. Also able to get fierce deity and skyward sword sets
     
  12. Mr. Wizard

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    Mine also froze while updating, quit program and unplugged then tried again and it completed. It's almost like it was waiting for the unit to reset itself or something.

    I also tried to write the powertag using tagmo, it just beeps when I try to use it in zelda. I am using the forked Azsde tagmo apk, since the the one from the actual developer crashes on my android phones.

    I also prefer using the Namiio program with the powersave device, it works like tagmo but on my PC and it's waaaay easier to select a bin to load and write then on tagmo. It's a lot easier when you have 15 amiibo to scan daily. I also use the powersaves software itself for the cheat function that randomizes the UUID so I can keep scanning the same amiibo over and over and over again! :creep:

    I have a serious hard on for this little device.

    Here is another tip, if you load a bin with namiio then write it to the tag, then you can back that amiibo up in the powersaves software to add it to the library.
     
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  13. Mr. Wizard

    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time

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    I'm loving spamming the Archer link amiibo, I will never be out of arrows ever again! I also just spammed the MM Link and got the whole fierce set in 5 scans. Should I even bother with the other sets?
     
  14. sickhouse

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    What do you mean by spamming them?
     
  15. Mr. Wizard

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    Using it like 20 times in a row which is only possible if you change the UUID every time. This is quite easy using the powersaves software.

     
  16. sickhouse

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    Oh wow, great tip, thanks for the explanation!
     
  17. BumTheSad

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    Can't get the stupid 20 heart wolf cheat to work on my real amiibo, any advice?

    The cheat code will work on the powertag but not on an actual Amiibo I own.
     
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  18. Mr. Wizard

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    For the actual RETAIL Wolf Link amiibo, you need to initialize it on a WiiU first. Enter the dungeon, and make it to level 6 to save the heart data. Then you can edit it.
     
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  19. BumTheSad

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    Gotcha. Thank you brother.
     
  20. thorasgar

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    After about 25 writes my Power Tag is not being recognized by the Pro Controller or the PowerSaves reader. Anyone else have this problem or a solution?