Changing Region of Save files for CIA based games? (Hyrule Warriors Legends)

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  1. lettuce
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    I have been playing the JPN version of Hyrule Warriors Legends for the last 2 months and how that the EUR and USA version are out which have the DLC and latest update i want to move over to one of those, but i understand that the save files on the 3ds are region looked so i need to change the region of my JPN save file to either EUR or USA. I have seen guides to do this but they all seem to be for .3ds file games and not .cia, is it possible to change the region of a save file for cia games?, is there a guide about anywhere at all?
     
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    its not possible
    (.3ds guides mostly apply to .cias as well as long as it isnt gateway [?] related)
     
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    Hyrule Warriors is the same game in every region. Extract your save using SaveDataFiler, or some other save manager. Then extract the save of the EUR/USA version. Copy the zmha.bin from the Jap save to the other folder, and reimport your EUR/USA save. All your save data will be there.
     
  4. lettuce
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    Can i use the 3ds's own save backup utilty to get the save file from the game and copy that to my PC or do i need to use SaveDataFiler?
     
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    You need a save manager that decrypts the save. JK's Save Manager or SaveDataFiler do this, amongst others.
     
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    Ah, ok got JK's Save Manager, i have extracted the save from both my JPN and the EUR version, so i want to get the zmha.bin file from my JPN Hyrule save folder and replace it with the zmha.bin file from the EUR Hyrule folder and then load up JK's save manager again and import the zmha.bin file that i placed in the EUR Hyrule folder (orginally from the JPN Hyrule folder)?
     
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    Correct!
     
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    Yes, take the jpn save, place it in the eur folder and overwrite the file if needed, then import the eur save. Worked that way for me.
     
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    Cool, whats the deal with region free games, i can only see a RF EUR release of Hyrule Warriors the other EUR Hyrule Warrior threads seem to have dead download links, is it ok to extract the save file from a RF EUR game?
     
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    It should be fine.
     
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    Hmm when i try and Export the save for the EUR version with JK's File Manager i get a, Error opening save archive!, any ideas why im getting this message?
     
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    Have you played the game yet? You need to have actually initialised the save in order to export it.
     
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    Yeah, ive done the first mission of the game
     
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    Odd. I'm not sure what to recommend, since I've only ever used SaveDataFiler. You could always get it from that ISO site and see if it works for you?
     
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    Ah, just check the 3ds's save data backup file and it looks like my JPN saves are still under the EUR version of Hyrule, would that be the cause, should i delete these save data files and then try?
     
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    Ah, i needed the refrsh the game list again in JK's Save Manager for it to work. Also i didnt need to extra the save file from the EUR version i just imported the JPN file via the import option in JK's Save Manager.

    All working now!, thanks for your help!
     
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