Editing the save file of an actual cart?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Rydian, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I've got a DSi and an Acekard 2i, using AKAIO 1.5.1.

    I know you can back up the saved game of a cart to your PC over Wi-Fi, but is it possible to transfer a saved game TO the actual cart as well?

    EDIT: I placed the thread here because I intended to edit the save (obviously), but upon re-reading I realized it would have gone better in a section geared more towards homebrew. ^^;
     
  2. ZeWarrior

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    It is possible, I've done it before a long time ago, I don't remember how unfortunately; maybe someone here can clarify.
     
  3. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    The Dump Your own DS Games sticky shows how, but I'm not on a mac.

    I do have a wireless card (Netgear WPN 311), though I have the feeling if it doesn't include the ability to act as an access point I may need to use some software in linux to do that, and my disc drive's busted so I can't boot any livecds. D:

    EDIT: I took another look at that guide and realized that if it would connect to the internet to do the transfer, then I could just set up port forwarding and easily back up the save and all that... then after setting up the FTP server and forwarding and all that, I run the program to find it doesn't work on the DSi. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Okay, SavSender appeared to work... just a bit... except that the .sav file I get from it is "empty", it's 512KB, but that's 512KB of NULL characters.
    The SavSend from noobey.tk sends a .sav file that's only 8KB, again filled with null characters. [​IMG]
     
  4. MicShadow

    MicShadow GBAtemp Fan

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    Im not sure about this, as i own no commerical games, but try eepinator. Not sure if it works, so of course make backups first with the tool
     
  5. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    That also reads the platinum save file as 8K. [​IMG]
     
  6. MicShadow

    MicShadow GBAtemp Fan

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    Do you have a GBA slot-2 card with NOR support?
     
  7. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    No, it's a DSi so I don't have a slot-2 at all.
     
  8. Rascal

    Rascal GBAtemp Fan

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    There is an adaptor for computers that can read and write savs from retail carts. It is called the NDS Backup Adapter Plus. It's only $29.95 and well worth it. I've used it with my 100+ games and I haven't found any that it doesn't work with. Here is a pic of it [​IMG]
     
  9. Sumea

    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

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    That is pretty awesome rascal.

    I was going to say that rudolph's backup tools indeed work for it... but best with slot 2 (what you did not have dearest OP)

    well, life goes on.

    and at least someone is bloody legit around here, props for that!

    (Just saying... i am not one, but that is another story)
     
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