Cloud Saves

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  1. ddurdle
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    I'm thinking about creating an app for 3DS to provide ability to push and pull your game saves to a cloud service (such as Google Drive). Is it worth my effort (would it be something people worth my time implementing) or is it a waste of time?
     


  2. Mikemk

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    I'd appreciate it.
     
  3. Bedel

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    It would be awesome! But, would it be in our own acounts, or in one for the app?
     
  4. infinete

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    If doable. I think that would be a really good app. Would it just upload the saves folder and redownload it or was you thinking of individual saves?
     
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    JUST DO IT!
    Seriously, if you can, do it. The community always needs more homebrews
     
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    I would love this. You can never be to safe with your saves.
     
  7. ddurdle
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    It would use a personal cloud service account you define. For starters, Google Drive. I would add others like Amazon Cloud Drive, BOX, OneDrive. Google Drive is the "big one" as anyone can register for a free account, and 15GB is more then enough space.

    What I had in mind is having it compare your saves on your system with that saved in your cloud account, and then it would push any saves not already on your cloud service account and then pull any saves.

    The idea would be I could play a game on one 3DS, sync my saves and then if I were to start playing on another 3DS linked to the same account, it would pull the save file.

    It would handle conflicts and let you decide which save to use.

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    BTW, I'm a KODI cloud service developer. So I'm very familiar with how to get this done on the cloud-end. I started messing around with compiling on the 3DS and think I can learn enough to get the device-end part done.
     
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  8. DarkSynopsis

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    Do It! :)

    I've wished this was a thing for awhile, hell even without the sync feature I'd settle for my saves getting pushed up to a sever just as backup! find it kinda tedious to export all my games in JKSM then transfer to PC via FTP and backing up externally after that!

    Means I don't backup super often and who knows when something will go wrong on me.
     
  9. Spiderkid08

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    bonus points if we can do amiibo saves
     
  10. Giodude

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    Looking forward to an attempt, but a question. How easy and streamlined would you imgagine synching saves would be? Say me who has well over 100 games. It obviously wouldnt happen automatically, it aould have to happen through a seperate app, unless of course it's developed as an ntr plugin that can upload saves.
     
  11. ZekPower01

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    I have a question about fbi installed games.. If i install a game (.cia) through fbi, will i be able to export the save, like you would do when you have a cartridge inserted?
     
  12. Joom

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    Yes.
     
  13. duffmmann

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    This would actually be fantastic. Instead of having to make full backups of my SD card every month or so, I can just backup all my saves to a cloud, I'm certain that would be much quicker (and easier at that).
     
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    if it gets released i'll give it a 7.5/10 TOO MUCH SAVES! :D
    Go ahead in your project, everybody will appreciate it (and is already loving the idea)
     
  15. CodyMKW

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    sounds like a great idea why not go for it people will like it :yay:
     
  16. Bedel

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    So you now see people want it. When it's in a point you like it, will you share the source via github? We'd love it.
     
  17. fatsquirrel

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    wow thats a great idea.. is it possible?
     
  18. Heran Bago

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    I love this idea!
     
  19. natanelho

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    Would greatly appriciate that!
     
  20. Guipradi

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    This would be much appreciatted in the community and it's an original and useful idea! I say Go ahead!