How can I remove the copy protection from a .bin save file?

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  1. Deniii
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    I know there's a method using Waninkoko's Savegame Exctractor and Savegame Installer but that only works with discs and I'm using a USB device (my Wii has that new drive).
    I can extract the data.bin files with Preloader's hack on a friend's Wii but I can't copy them to my Wii (I don't want to install preloader).
    So, does anyone know of a method to remove the copy protection from a data.bin save extracted with preloader?

    Thanks.
     
  2. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

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    who told you that only works with discs? it works with all saves. channels, disc, usb, even the internet & new HBC save data can be copied
     
  3. W hat

    W hat Rhythm Heaven Fan

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    You need to decompose the data.bin - data.bin actually contains several files. You can do it on PC (several apps, I think FE100 can) or on Wii (SGM GX). Once you extract it open banner.bin with a hex editor. At the top, under "07", it should say "01", change it to "00". Recompile the save and the save will always be copyable.

    NOTE: Some games re-enable copy protection upon startup. (Endless Ocean 2 is one of them, for example)
     
  4. tueidj

    tueidj I R Expert

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    Savegame installer and extractor do require the disc to be inserted, so he's right. Savegame Manager does not.
     
  5. Deniii
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    I tried exctracting the save with Savegame Manager GX and opened banner.bin with the hex editor XVI32 however, at hex position 07, there isn't the number 01 but 11.
    Here is the first row for of the banner.bin file:

    57 49 42 4E 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    I still tried changing the hex 11 to 00 but when I go back to Savegame Manager GX and try to install the save file, the app tells me it can't copy it.

    The above method worked fine using Savegame installer and extractor but for me, it doesn't with Savegame Manager GX.

    Could any of you do the above method with Savegame Manager GX?

    I'll try using FE100 and see if I have better luck.
    If anyone has more information or knows of any other way of disabling the copy protection, please post it.

    Thanks.
     
  6. dn_angel000

    dn_angel000 Phantom User

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    U could use StartPatch!! lol