Converting a SoulSliver save into a HeartGold save

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  1. JinTrigger
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    So I got a new 3DS and I finally got my supercard working, but I forgot to back up my SD card I had previously used in it and lost ALL my saves. I was lucky though to come across a backup of my Acekard files and I wanted to know if I can convert my soulsliver save into a heartgold one (since I want to play the opposite version now, but don't want to start over)
     
  2. Tornadosurvives

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    You can rename the SoulSilver .sav to the same name as the Heartgold rom
     
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    And that will work?
     
  4. 4-leaf-clover

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    i don't think that will work cuz heartgold and soulsilver are two different games.....
     
  5. JinTrigger
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    No, it actually worked. I guess the games aren't two different fom each other where their saves dont work for each other. Thank you Tornado
     
  6. Ammako

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    It's the first time I ever saw someone say the two versions of any generation were different.
     
  7. andibad

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    pokemon HG and SS is same structure, you can found icon HG SS on HG or SS so is possible for using same save file...

    HG = SS
    D = P
    B = W

    ^ is possibility can using same file save on same generation of these game .. if game the release date is same so is possible is can using same save file like HG save file to SS is working too. is no need converting, but beware some exclusive item or part it will conflict like pokemon BW on white forest and black city,
     
  8. jflower

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    ofcourse it will, the script didnt change.
    but be aware of some events, some are slightly different and could mess up your save data.
     
  9. ChristopherMorri

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    yeah, they are both the same game in terms of save file format. As long as the .sav matches the name of the game it will work. All the pokemon from the same generation with exception to the special versions the save files are compatible.
    Red = Blue
    Gold = Silver
    Diamond = Pearl
    Ruby = Sapphire
    Fire Red = Leaf Green
     
  10. Tac 21

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    why would you need to convert in the first place?
     
  11. Hatchetball

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    He most likely had no idea you could just rename the .sav to make the rom name of the other game to get it to work.
    o.o
     
  12. BORTZ

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    This is pretty cool. I dont think i would have thought it would have been that easy.
     
  13. Hatchetball

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    Changing the .sav's to match the other games also allows you to capture version-specific Pokemon.
    Example would be Seviper and Zangoose, save on that route, capture one, switch the names, capture the other.
    This method is very useful for completing the Pokedex without trading.
    :ninja:
     
  14. Hylianzero

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    But the saves are all the same type of file.
     
  15. BlueFlame90

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    If both games are from the same generation like HG and SS it means that the games use the same engine - so they use the same save file structure.
    It would be a waste of effort and time to code the second version from scratch or change the save file structure, right? ;)
     
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