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Hi, im having retail save issue since gateway doesnt read 6.x savefiles.
Was thinking of purchasing pokebank to transfer all of my Pokemon.
Does it works this way on gateway?
 
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I just tried now, and it does not work if the cartridge was used without Gateway classic mode.

To mass transfert your Pokémon I see only one possibility:

1- Pokebank on your non GW console
2- transfert all the boxes in
3- transfert all Pokebank boxes in a japanese cart
4- use a SaveEditor2 to extract the save
5- transfert the save with SaveDataFilter in a ROM
6- use another pokebank account on your GW 3DS

If someone has a better solution...

Edit 1:
I read your other thread, and saw you have a PowerSave. Maybe another trick:

Hi, Im using a Retail Pokemon Omega Ruby.
However, i sold my 3DS XL to get a 4.5 one in order to use Gateway.
Everything works fine except the save part, theres no way I could play Omega ruby with my retail save. Finding ways to dump my pokemon into the gateway save now ( because it doesnt recognise firmware 6 and above savefile). I have powersave. Is there anyway for me to dump all my pokemon from my retail over to my gateway sav?

Iirc, PKHex can partially read a PowerSave dump save. If you can, save all your Pokémon on your (physical) PC and add them in your ORAS ROM save dump with SaveDataFilter. ;)

1- Dump your ORAS game with PowerSave
2- Try to read the save with PKHex. If it works, save your Pokémons in *.pk6 files
3- Dump your ORAS ROM save with SaveDataFilter on gateway (you need to install the cia)
4- Read the save with PKHex, and add the Pokémons. Save the edits.
5- Inject back the save in your ROM with SaveDataFilter

Edit 2:
Or better if it works: try to inject the dumped PowerSave save with PkHex and SaveDataFiler. But really not sure about it...

Edit 3:
Zidapi have the best solution :

1- Run the DS exploit without GW in the cart slot
2- In GW menu choose "Dump Game Cartridge"
3- Your game and its save are now dumped as *.3ds rom in the 3DS SD card
4- Put the *.3ds file in the GW µSD card and rename it in *.3dz
5- Extract the save with SaveDataFiler
6- Inject back the save in the ROM with SaveDataFiler

I am currently testing it...

Edit 4:
Zidapi trick does not work. The save of the dumped ROM appears as broken on SaveDataFiler.

Try the PowerSave -> PKHex -> SaveDataFiler method (edit 2), if this is not work try edit 1 method.
 
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I just tried now, and it does not work if the cartridge was used without Gateway classic mode.

To mass transfert your Pokémon I see only one possibility:

1- Pokebank on your non GW console
2- transfert all the boxes in
3- transfert all Pokebank boxes in a japanese cart
4- use a SaveEditor2 to extract the save
5- transfert the save with SaveFileEditor in a ROM
6- use another pokebank account on your GW 3DS

If someone has a better solution...

Edit:
I read your other thread, and saw you have a PowerSave. Maybe another trick:



Iirc, PKHex can partially read a PowerSave dump save. If you can, save all your Pokémon on your (physical) PC and add them in your ORAS ROM save dump with SaveFileEditor. ;)

1- Dump your ORAS game with PowerSave
2- Try to read the save with PKHex. If it works, save your Pokémons in *.pk6 files
3- Dump your ORAS ROM save with SaveFileEditor on gateway (you need to install the cia)
4- Read the save with PKHex, and add the Pokémons. Save the edits.
5- Inject back the save in your ROM with SaveFileEditor
I believe you mean SaveDataFiler.
 

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I just tried now, and it does not work if the cartridge was used without Gateway classic mode.

To mass transfert your Pokémon I see only one possibility:

1- Pokebank on your non GW console
2- transfert all the boxes in
3- transfert all Pokebank boxes in a japanese cart
4- use a SaveEditor2 to extract the save
5- transfert the save with SaveDataFilter in a ROM
6- use another pokebank account on your GW 3DS

If someone has a better solution...

Edit:
I read your other thread, and saw you have a PowerSave. Maybe another trick:



Iirc, PKHex can partially read a PowerSave dump save. If you can, save all your Pokémon on your (physical) PC and add them in your ORAS ROM save dump with SaveDataFilter. ;)

1- Dump your ORAS game with PowerSave
2- Try to read the save with PKHex. If it works, save your Pokémons in *.pk6 files
3- Dump your ORAS ROM save with SaveDataFilter on gateway (you need to install the cia)
4- Read the save with PKHex, and add the Pokémons. Save the edits.
5- Inject back the save in your ROM with SaveDataFilter

Edit2:
Or better if it works: try to inject the dumped PowerSave save with PkHex and SaveDataFilter. But really not sure about it...
if i have the bank on my non GW device , then installed GW on it
will i unable to use the bank again ?
 

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Hi, im having retail save issue since gateway doesnt read 6.x savefiles.
Was thinking of purchasing pokebank to transfer all of my Pokemon.
Does it works this way on gateway?
Dump game. Copy to gateway card. Select relevant game. Export save from freshly dumped ROM with SaveDataFiler. Import save with SaveDataFiler.

While Gateway is unable to load a game with a 6.x save; SaveDataFiler has no issues detecting, decrypting and exporting a 6.x save. It should, when you import your now decrypted save, encrypt it with the save encryption gateway uses.
 
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if i have the bank on my non GW device , then installed GW on it
will i unable to use the bank again ?

If you have already a sysnand < 9.3, the Pokebank and its latest update, you will may be able to use it later on GW.

But it is hard to say, GW 9.x support is not released yet and we do not know how it will work.
 

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Dump game. Copy to gateway card. Select relevant game. Export save from freshly dumped ROM with SaveDataFiler. Import save with SaveDataFiler.

While Gateway is unable to load a game with a 6.x save; SaveDataFiler has no issues detecting, decrypting and exporting a 6.x save. It should, when you import your now decrypted save it encrypts with the save encryption gateway uses.
Edit: Read it too quickly. I will try again.
 

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Dump game. Copy to gateway card. Select relevant game. Export save from freshly dumped ROM with SaveDataFiler. Import save with SaveDataFiler.

While Gateway is unable to load a game with a 6.x save; SaveDataFiler has no issues detecting, decrypting and exporting a 6.x save. It should, when you import your now decrypted save it encrypts with the save encryption gateway uses.
I don't think SDF reads 6.x saves. This is the first I've heard of it doing so.
 
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Edit 4:
Zidapi trick does not work. The save of the dumped ROM appears as broken on SaveDataFiler.
Damn, I was sure that would work.
I thought I'd done it myself in the past. I guess I got my wires crossed.

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up. :wacko:

I don't think SDF reads 6.x saves. This is the first I've heard of it doing so.
If it doesn't, it's purely Gateway's doing. Much like SaveDataFiler being unable to extract card1 games.
I'm pretty sure (not as confident in my recollections now. :unsure: ) the version of SaveDataFiler we're all using is from the 6.x SDK.
 
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How many pokemon are you trying to transfer? Do you know someone with another DS that could use your cart, and then trade from your retail cart to your gateway card? I know it's inconvient and a lot more work but if no other option works with trying to directly transfer your save, this will always work. Problem might be finding someone else with a 3ds. Again sorry I know it doesn't completely answer your question, but it would be a way for you to transfer your pokemon from your retail game to your current GW one. I had to convert my rom to a .3dz and knew my save was going to be corrupt so I caught a bunch of low level junk on my girlfriends game, traded with the real pokemon and items I wanted to keep, edited my rom and started a new game, recaught low level crappy stuff and traded them back. Was a process but it worked!
 
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Damn, I was sure that would work.
I thought I'd done it myself in the past. I guess I got my wires crossed.

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up. :wacko:


If it doesn't, it's purely Gateway's doing. Much like SaveDataFiler being unable to extract card1 games.
I'm pretty sure (not as confident in my recollections now. :unsure: ) the version of SaveDataFiler we're all using is from the 6.x SDK.
To be really sure, are you agree with the process that I followed?

Edit: After a quick look at this -> https://gbatemp.net/threads/question-about-pokemon-y-x-dump.373905/
The only way would be to convert the game as a CIA, and not as a GW ROM. I cannot test it right now... But I doubt about it.
 
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Ah, I got like 15 boxes of Pokemon to go :/ Is there someone who can help me create a savefile with 500 pokemon in boxes with my desired IGN? (:
 

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I have powersave, but i have no idea how to dump my save :/

How to do, according to SciresM : http://projectpokemon.org/forums/sh...-File-Research&p=183148&viewfull=1#post183148
SciresM said:
Guide to getting your save file open in PKHeX:

Make a backup with Powersaves.

Make a copy of that backup, and replace all of the bytes in the copy past 0x9C with FF: http://i.snag.gy/lem0O.jpg

Next, download my Datel checksum corrector ( http://www.mediafire.com/download/kn...ksum_Fixer.zip ). Open it up and open the edited copy, then hit save. (Remove the " - [fixed]" from the savename so that powersaves will see it.).

Now, open powersaves, and restore the edited FF save file. (You should see two saves with identical names, it's the second one.).

Put your cartridge into your 3ds, and go to the main menu. Then, close the game and put the cartridge back in the powersaves dongle.

In powersaves, apply the "Slot 1 x999 modifier code." After doing that, remove your cart from the powersaves dongle, then stick it back in. Now make a backup of your cartridge's save file.

At this point, you can restore your original save file backup.

The backup you just made after applying the code, removing the cart, and putting it back in has garbage default data in SAVE2, but a completely blank SAVE1 -- this means it is just your xorpad for save1.

At this point, make a copy of the backup you just made and rename it save1keystream.bin for easy remembering ability.

You can now use this to open a save in PKHeX! If you want to open a save, XOR save1keystream.bin with the powersaves backup of whatever save you want to check out (I recommend http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/xorfiles.html ), and then delete the first 0x9C bytes in a hex editor (I use HxD). Save the file with the 0x9C header removed, and you can open it in PKHeX totally fine:
 

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