How Can I Back Up My Saves?

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  1. LeonardoGolden
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    Is there a way to back up saves from original games?

    I want to back up my Phantom Hourglass save, but I don't know how.
    I have a GBA expansion pack from M3 if it's any help.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
     
  2. Skv0ra

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    You'll need one of the slot-2 carts from the previous generation. There was a homebrew app that allowed you to rip saves out and dump roms themselves.
     
  3. House Spider

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    Isn't there a WiFi version of the Save Ripper?
     
  4. Mylar

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    In a thread asking about the USB backup tools, I was directed to look up "NDS backup tool wifi".

    Have not gotten a chance to look at it yet, to busy tweaking the new Wii setup so it is ready for xmas.
    Give it a look, it may be able to help you.

    If you get it working, let us know, as I've got games I'd like to get saves backed up from as well, and I'm also working with a M3 slot 1 card with the M3 slot 2 expansion.
     
  5. LeonardoGolden
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    I found a working method!

    Using SavSender, I was able to send the .sav to my computer via Wi-Fi, without the need of a Slot-2 card.

    Here's the guide to do it:
    http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/SavSender

    The only weird thing is that, when booting the game for the first time in Sakura, a warning of some sort came up (in japanese) telling me to hold L+R+A+B. I did, and the game booted with my saves intact.
    I didn't need to do this again the 2nd time I booted it.
     
  6. Ultralex

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    HAd the same when I botted up my backed up asphalt game and save.
    I wonder what it means and why it isn't translated
     
  7. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
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    A non-supported save
    file format was detected


    Performing a conversion on this
    file may possibly corrupt it.
    Once converted, it cannot be restored.

    To continue with the conversion
    anyway, press the
    L+R+A+B buttons.

    Shut off the power to cancel.
     
  8. LeonardoGolden
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    Oh well, nothing bad happened [​IMG]
     
  9. RomanHelmet

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    I have used NDS backup tool wifi. It works great. You boot it on your flashcart, then it pauses and waits for you to put in your original game, then sends it to your pc, IIRC. Very simple and only took a couple of minutes to figure out.