How do I make a retail .sav into a nand .sav?

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  1. groit
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    renaming the file on the nand just corrupts it. FYI, the dump and the sav came from the same cartridge
     


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    I think that you are confusing things a bit. When you dump a NAND based game (card2), the save is part of the resulting ROM.

    What game are you dumping, and what exactly are you renaming?
     
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    I dumped fire emblem and im trying to get my save onto my emunand. I took the name from the .sav that existed on the emunand and gave that name to the .sav file from the backup I made with 2.2
     
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    (Wrong answer before this edit)
     
  5. groit
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    gateway 2.2 omega did this i thought
     
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    OK. Just so you know, the terminology that you used isn't quite correct. When most people talk about a NAND save, they are referring to card2 games like Pokemon (which Fire Emblem and almost all of the other games in the library are not.)

    Now to answer your question, you have to rename the save not to what you name the ROM, but to its TitleID number which can be looked up by going here

    http://3ds.essh.co
     
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    247.sav?
     
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    Nope. Not ID. Look under the "TitleID" column.
     
  9. groit
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    oh i already tried that and it ended up corrupted. Ill try it again. I thought it would work cause both files are 512
     
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    1. Dump your ROM.
    2. Rename your ROM to *.3DZ.
    3. Dump your retail save and rename it to 000400*****.sav (search the correct number from http://3ds.essh.co).

    Make sure you're using your OWN DUMPED ROM to read your retail save.
    Otherwise the save will NEVER BE READABLE.
     
  11. MGS1980

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    I've already told him to do that and he is trying it out now.
     
  12. groit
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    its 00040000000A0500 and ill try the steps. Its gonn take at least 30 min to dump the ROM
     
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    You shouldn't have to re-dump the ROM if you've already done it like you said in your first post.
     
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    I guess I'm just being thurough..
     
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    ok i fucked up the filesystem on my exfat card1 micro sd card by trying to read it thru my phones SD reader because my other two readers stopped working.. apparantly i gotta do this all again with a newer reader, so until I get one, I'm kinda screwed
     
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    I have tried about 10 times with my copy of Mario Golf and the save keeps getting corrupt. It works fine for my other games though.
     
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    I'm making the same stuff, and couldn't play with my retails's saves too.

    BTW, my Resident Evil Revelations was splitted in .3D0 and .3D1 so i can't rename in 3DZ0 and 3DZ1
     
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    You can merge the split files using various methods. Search online and find a method that works on your operating system. Windows has a command line function for it. That command can be found on one of the other newer threads talking about ROM dumping and header patching (I can't remember where I read it, so you will have to search for it.) I'm sure that other OS have tools for that.
     
  19. soaresden

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    Ok Got it from other Forum :

    But still we are having the save problem ^^
     
  20. MGS1980

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    For some titles, it depends on the what the game is and how you played it before.

    For example: Pokemon X played using Gateway classic mode will have a valid save that can be played after you dump the ROM. However, if you have Pokemon X that has been played only on a retail unit without the Gateway exploit, the save will always come up as corrupt no matter what you do.

    Without knowing more specifics about what you are trying to dump, how you have played it before, etc, the amount of advice that we can give is limited to just generalities.