HELP, how to transfer save from retail card?

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  1. tofast4u
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    I'm trying to transfer a retail save of Kingdom Hearts 3DS that I backed up through the R4i save dongle, and use that save to play the ROM version of that game on my MT-Card. Problem is I don't have that Kingdom Hearts retail cart anymore, I lost it so I am unable to dump that ROM. I do still have its save file backed up on my computer. Anyways I can use it with a ROM?
     
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    Would SaveDataFiler work?
     
  3. Osmosis

    Osmosis Accidents Happen. Don't be one of them.

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    This is Firmware and Emulators forum.

    Try the ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities section instead.

    There's also a sticky post at the top of this forum about savedata. Start there. Do your homework. Learn something new. Try try again.

    Wait, are you the one that is trying to restore their entire collection after having had their 3DS stolen? If so, I feel for you. That really sucks. But yes, eventually you can restore your old saves. But you're pretty much starting over.

    As for the person who stole your stuff... they've probably bricked your system by now not knowing how to use it.
     
  4. MelonGx

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    Saves backed-up from Save Dongle are header-locked.
    Each cartridge has its own header.
    Since you don't have the cartridge suits for that save's unique header anymore, your save is impossible to be recognized/restored.
     
  5. Osmosis

    Osmosis Accidents Happen. Don't be one of them.

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    Oh great. So it's like the Powersaves. Yeah, you're screwed.

    Isn't there a way to strip the headers out so he can restore them to a public ROM?
     
  6. HEX1GON

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    I was able to do transfer my Pokemon Ruby save from my retail cart, decrypt and use with a ROM.

    Depends if your game has tools out there to help you. If it wasn't for project-pokemon I probably wouldn't have my save extracted. I did use Powersaves for the process though, you'd need something to backup the save, as Gateway doesn't work for 7.x encryption.
     
  7. MelonGx

    MelonGx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Pokemons are Card2. Kingdom Hearts is Card1. They're different.
    Save Dongle and GW Launcher are different, too.
    So don't try to use your own experience to represent his.

    For details, what Save Dongle dumps is a header-locked .BIN file without any conversion and extraction.
    Powersaves dumps saves in SaveDataFiler format which is fully extracted.
    GW Launcher dumps header-locked .SAV file.
    MT Launcher dumps .SAV file too. If the game has old encryption (KeyY 2.2), MT Launcher auto-converts the dumped .SAV file into a header-free one. If the game has new encryption (KeyY 6.0), MT Launcher dumps a header-locked one.
     
  8. HEX1GON

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    You're going by the assumption I said they were the same. Actually read my post completely.