Can you transfer pirated .cia ROM saves to a legitimate cartridge?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by rooderthanyou, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. rooderthanyou
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    rooderthanyou Newbie

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    as per the title, I have a N3ds running CFW and have been downloading .cia's of games I want to try out before I go out and purchase them physically (because I like to have games i really enjoy on my shelf). My question is, if I play a pirated .cia for a while, and then go out and purchase the actual retail cartridge game, is there any way I can transfer my save from that .cia to the cartridge and continue from there? Or do I just need to start again.

    thanks!
     
  2. Ericjwg

    Ericjwg GBAtemp Psycho!

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    of course.
    any save manager would do the trick.
     
  3. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    You can use a save manager like Checkpoint to backup your saves from the .cia and then restore it to your cart
     
  4. rooderthanyou
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    rooderthanyou Newbie

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    Just tested this out with Checkpoint and Super Mario 3d World (the only game i have at the moment physical) and i'm blown away at how seamless it all is - 3ds CFW has to be some of the coolest CFW related video game stuff i've ever used!!
     
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