extracting Savegames

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Kawaii-Tora, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Kawaii-Tora

    Kawaii-Tora Advanced Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Gambia, The
    i would like to know if it's possible to transfer/extract savegame data from an original DS cartrigde to a flashcard.
    if yes, what is needed to do so?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    The same methods that dump roms can dump saves although there are some more dedicated programs. It was considerably easier during the GBA slot/slot 2 era but with a 3 in 1 (either for actual NOR writing or to abuse the SRAM) or using wifi and a PC it is easy enough.


    Rudolph's dumping tools will also work (wood dumper I believe lacks save support)

    Oh and a word that probably does not apply here- pokemon heart gold and soul silver abstract their saves to help that pokewalker thing to function (it uses the same bus) so you can either mod the official cart http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=215641 or you will need a so called "NDS Backup Adapter Plus". I am not sure if it has been solved since though- theoretically it is a simple software fix.