Help with transferring retail save to digital?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by W0rm_, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. W0rm_

    W0rm_ Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    United States
    Aurora, Illinois
    so I just installed arm9 with a couple cias of games I own. Smash 4 being one of them, is there a way (that's easy) that I can extract the save from my retail copy of smash and put it in the digital copy of it?
  2. anthonyplep

    anthonyplep (´ε` )

    Apr 13, 2010
    United States
    JKSM should do it
    Last edited by anthonyplep, Jan 5, 2017
  3. videogame57

    videogame57 Touch Fluffly Tail

    Apr 27, 2014
    Right behind you
    Ironically the best way I've found for doing this is Nintendo's own Save Data Transfer tool, available free on the eShop.

    It even works for games that are supposed to be retail only, it will transfer anything as long as the title ID of the cartridge matches an installed game.

    Edit: Doing it this way also handles creating a save file for the digital game, negating the need to launch it once.
    Last edited by videogame57, Jan 5, 2017
  4. Jaggred

    Jaggred Member

    Jan 5, 2017
    United States
    Open FBI, section Title. Browse to your game. Open "browse save" and copy it. Now move back and look for your digital title. Open save and past it. It will work.

    If you get error when opening digital save, run digital game once and create save slot to allocate space
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