Can SMTIV: Apocalypse cart version can read digital version SD saves?

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  1. lidornah
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    Apocalypse let you save to the SD on saves 2-5 in the cart version. So if ill buy the digital version and save on save 2 will the cart version will read the save or like other games the saves not compatible?
     
  2. OrGoN3

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    I guess you became impatient with the gamefaqs forum?
     
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    I posted there yesterday and still didn't got answer so i tried here. so?
     
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    Pretty sure the digital one will read the cart's save files.
     
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    I just checked; my physical Apocalypse cart read my SMT4 saves off the SD card just fine. I'm not sure what you mean by "saves 2-5", though, because neither my physical SMT4 cart nor the digital version has more than 2 save slots, and both save slots are most definitely on the cartridge. The only Atlus game I know of with saves both on cartridge and SD card is Persona Q. Is this something from the European or Japanese versions?
     
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    Im talking about the new game SMTIV apocalypse. Not vanilla SMTIV
     
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    Oh, I see. I misinterpreted the question. Yes, I believe the digital version will read any saves the cart version puts on the SD card. SD card saves for cartridge games are saved as EXTData, IIRC, and I don't know of any games that actually distinguish between physical and digital EXTData.
     
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    The new game have 5 saves. 1 in cart and 2-5 are on SD. thats why im asking if the cart will read the dgital saves if i save on save save 2 for example
     
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    Yes, and I'm saying it most likely will. The 3DS, AFAIK, does not differentiate between whether you have a cartridge version or a digital version of the game running. The game likely saves one slot to the save data space, which is specific to whichever version you're using, and then the rest of the slots are actually in the same area/directory as the DLC and updates go, which is read by both physical and digital the same way.