dumping saves from original cart

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Dec 27, 2006
  1. Golds
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    Member Golds Old Member

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    Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on how to
    get a save off my original cart onto a G6lite

    here is what I think should happen

    get the rom of the original cart
    start up the G6 in NDS menu
    put original cart into the DS
    push select and use Backup DS --> Default
    (this should back up the original save from the cart to the G6)
    Turn off the DS
    Put the G6 on the computer
    the "read" the *.0 file from the Rom of the same name as original cart


    its not working so far, any tips?
     
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    New or modified steps in bold.

    get the rom of the original cart
    start up the G6 in NDS menu
    put original cart into the DS
    highlight the game in the menu
    push select and use Backup DS --> Default
    (this should back up the original save from the cart to the G6)
    Turn off the DS
    put the passcard back in the DS (if applicable)
    turn on the DS
    start the game
    check that the save has been transferred

    Turn off the DS
    Put the G6 on the computer
    copy the *.0 file from the Rom of the same name as original cart using windows explorer/my computer


    I've successfully copied a save to and from mario kart. I haven't tried it with any other games.
     
  3. mr_blonde_88

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    yeah, ive done it with Mario Kart, so i could have my save game with a hacked version with all the WiFi tracks [​IMG]
     
  4. Golds
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    ok what happens when you do all of these things
    then you write the save back to the G6 and test it (save works on the Rom)
    turn off the DS, turn on the ds wait till after processing data to clear sram
    turn off the DS again, then turn it back on
    Highlight the correct rom
    then default-->DS
    turn off the DS
    turn on the DS
    start original cart
    and when you start your original cart its still the old save
     
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    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    It looks like you're doing everything correctly. When I did that with MKDS it worked fine. I didn't actually copy the save from the computer, but that shouldn't make a difference.

    What game are you trying to do this with?
     
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    how would u do this with GBA saves?
     
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    no game inpaticular
    I was just trying to get it to work just in case i needed to use it one day.
    maybe get it added to the G6 Faq sheet or something
     
  8. ahaz

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    I've having some problems. I boot my G6 using my R4 as a pass-device just fine. I then eject the R4 and pop in Castlevania or Rocket Slime. And nothing happens. The game title never pops up on the G6 menu, so I can't do anything. I refresh it by hitting 'NDS Game' in the upper right, but nothing.

    Any help guys?
     
  9. mr_blonde_88

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    You wont see the game pop up as if it was a rom.

    Waht you do is have a rom of Castlevania and/or rocket slime on there, boot the G6 using the R4, pop ur C/RS game in, select the rom of the game you have, then hit select, and you want Backup DS --> Default

    your save from ur cart will be the save for that rom
     
  10. ahaz

    Newcomer ahaz Newbie

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    Thanks a ton man, that did the trick! Any ideas on converting .0 to .sav? Renaming doesn't work....maybe I need to somehow get my 256k .0 to 512k before I rename it to .sav?

    EDIT: R4 Save converter did the trick, if anyone else is looking to do the same thing.

    R4DS Save Converter
     
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    Just one note. Make sure that you are highlighting the right game when you transfer the save. I transfered my save from my Sonic Rush Cart to Brain Age once then I wasn't paying attention. Luckily if you rename the errantly placed save for the right program and move it it will still work.
     

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