Are .CIA Games saves different as .3DS Games saves?

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  1. Scorchy
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    Hello, i've installed a game as .CIA and i'm wondering wheter i can use my save for the .3ds or is the saves from .CIA are different from those? Can anyone tell me?
     
  2. sgtkwol

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    Short answer, yes. Long answer, can't currently convert between the two.
     
  3. piratesephiroth

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    SaveDataFiler can handle saves from card2 games on gateway's red cart.
     
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    Wait, so let say i got a .sav for Super Mario 3D Land.3ds, if i run Super Mario 3D Land.cia will it run the same save that is in the sd card or will i make a different one?
     
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    It will make a different one.
     
  6. piratesephiroth

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    It will create a different save.
     
  7. Scorchy
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    Is there any type that is better? Let say to modifiy it or to cheat? I'm not sure if i should get Pokemon Sapphire as .3DS or as .CIA, any idea?
     
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    oR/aS is a Card 2 game, for those you will be able to convert/transfer saves between ROM and CIA (and different regions) easily as well as decrypting either for modification/cheats, so it doesn't really matter.
    For most games however, CIA is currently the only option if you want to decrypt/modify your save, there are only a few Card2 games such as Animal Crossing and Pokemon. Because Gateway handles saves differently (not sure exactly what the difference is there), Card1 games (that save on a separate save chip) can't be read by SaveDataFiler. I don't expect that to last long though, as it should be a simple fix for Gateway to make saves work correctly in SaveDataFiler. They work correctly in games, so they could just apply that same method to SaveDataFiler to make it work the same as games do.
     
  9. Scorchy
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    Well, how can you transfer a oR/aS .cia save to a Gateway 3DS .sav? Is it even possible?
     
  10. Kylecito

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    oR/aS saves into the card
     
  11. Scorchy
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    Oh well, all this .cia games story is too complicated for me, anyway Gateway Red Card will always be needed to load EmuNAND so it's all useless and my SD Card is only 4gb. I'm just gonna stick up with .3ds, way more simple :gba:
     
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    I tried using savdatafiler to extract oras demo save from my gateway card, and then tried to import the "main" file into the cia version of the oras demo and it effectively started the demo over. I was doing this so I can get all my progress form when oras demo leaked into a cia version so I can use it to transfer stuff to the ORAS actual game. Does anyone have a way to make this work? Or perhaps a cia save for oras demo
     
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    Did it extract the save from the demo .3ds file?
     
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    quantumboy Casual Hacker, Avid Dreamer

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    yes
     
  15. supermalloch

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    You can easily give yourself ALL of the "extras" from the demo through the use of, a full ORAS game save, PKHex and savedatafiler. I have never heard reports of the game starting again however I have heard that you can corrupt your save if you do a bad job editing. Remember make a backup!