GW 2.2: Backed Up My Copy of Mario Kart 7 ... Cannot Successfully Load Save

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  1. Xplic1T
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    Xplic1T GBAtemp Regular

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    At a standstill. I used Gateway 2.2 to backup my cart of Mario Kart 7 to test if I could go online and load my save.

    Backed up game and the save and then replace the .sav I had on my 3ds SD card. Loaded up the game fine in Gateway mode but said save was corrupt. Any thoughts as to why ?


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    Going to check about online.
     
  2. Keylogger

    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You have to rename your dump "dump.3DZ" and rename your save with the same name of the rom "dump.sav"
     
  3. gamesquest1

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    you don't rename the save to the name of the dump, the save has to be named using the title id of the rom,
    so 0004000000030700.sav if its eu copy
    or 0004000000030800.sav if its us


    and remember to make sure the rom is indeed renamed to .3dz
     
  4. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    That's a standard problem, you cannot use the old .sav save files with your MK7 dump it will always come up with a corrupt save issue, just continue with the game.
     
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    it sounds like he is wanting his save from his retail cart, not a old gateway save, he can continue his save from his cart if he follows the steps correctly
     
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    You cant buddy, you can use your save with the retail cart in classic mode but you cannot use your cart dump in Gateway mode and use your old save files, it wont work, it will come up as corrupt and new save file will be created. At the end of the day a retail dump being used in Gateway mode is the same as a scene dump being used in Gateway mode, no difference, none of your original save files will work, the only difference is your injecting a header into a scene dump for it to work online but your retail dump has already got the header to work online.
     
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    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    i does work......as long as the rom is a dump of the exact cart the save is from with matching header the save will work for the game played in .3dz format

    if you just patch a random header in it will not work, also the save has to use a 512kb save chip.....which mario kart does
     
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    I didn't realize it was you m8, your avatar has changed ;), well in this case he's probably rite, he knows more about this then I do.
     
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    don't worry the subject is quite complex, but i know for sure it works with mario kart no matter what configuration you played the game on,

    the only cases where it won't work is if the game fits into one of these categories
    a) the dumped save file is smaller than 512kb
    b)the game uses 6.x save encryption and it has been played on a retail updated console instead of emunand

    mario kart has 512kb save and does not use 6.x encryption so regardless of how or where it was played the save will be compatible when set up correctly :P