how do u dump save files from a orginal DS cart?

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  1. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    can somebody teach me how?
    im trying to back up a save file from my castlevania POR.
     
  2. dbgtdob

    dbgtdob GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    what program are you using ReinMoon?
     
  3. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    i never use or tried backing up my saves from a orginal, this is my first time
    is reinmoon capable of doing that?

    is there a wiki for this 1 coz there no readme.

    help me please.
     
  4. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    also how do put back ur back up save file to ur original DS cart again?
     
  5. Nomearod

    Nomearod GBAtemp Regular

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    That's something that I also would like to know : /
     
  6. Xenophobe

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    You can use an Action Replay or Rein/ReinMoon.

    Here's a short, poorly written guide I found with google:

    Basically it tells you to put Rein on your slot-2 flashcart, run it, select the option of backing up your DS save, taking out your nopass and then pressing A. You should have the raw .sav on your cart, which you can use with your backup device by converting it.
     
  7. megatron_lives

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    To dump a save file you can also try ETools. You'll need a slot 2 flash cart and the original game in slot 1. Go to http://nds.cmamod.com/download.html and download one of the ETool files. If your dumping Castlevania POR, you'll need the one that will dump a 512Kb EEPROM save. I'd suggest EToolSMS 2.1. Flash EtoolSMS to your slot 2 flash cart and run. Ihaven't used this in a whie so can't remember the interface but it should be straight forward.
    The program will dump the save on the slot 2 flash cart. Then just transfer it over to you slot1/slot2 flash cart and there you have it!

    NB Sometimes you have to play about with the save file first to get it to work. There aren't many tutorials about that I'm aware of.
    Methods also change depending on what flash cart you use.

    Anyway give this a go and see what happens - if it doesn't, let us know what flash cart you use and I'll have a play about to get it to work.

    Peace
     
  8. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    thanks xenophobe and megatron_lives(the movie is almost here!!).

    i tried the rein it works flawless, i tried it with 3 games:
    castlevania POR
    New Super Mario Bro
    mariokart DS

    back and fort(dumping and puting back a new saves). even if the save
    is not in proper size, rein will still restore it back into the original cart [​IMG] .

    but i have a problem though, how do u make rein work for supercard miniSD.
    i used my m3CF for this, but i think going to retire the contacs are not that good
    anymore, like every time i put in my NDS it doesnt read it(i have to wiggle it a
    little bit to work).

    anyone tried rein for supercard miniSD?
     
  9. Neo_Rena

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    Could you post some links for REIN? I tried REINMOON and it didn't work at all [​IMG]
     
  10. Modrak

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    What cart do you use? I have a SuperCard Lite build at home since the others weren't working :/
     
  11. Mewgia

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    I suggest using eepinator if rein doesn't work for you, it's DLDI compatible and easy to use.
     
  12. mikesinclair555

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    rein does work for sc mini you just need to get a different version. At least back a long while ago there was one for SC sd and one for SC cf
    you can try this version don't know if it will work for sc mini it is rein 17
    direct link
    http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/dls/rein_v17.rar
    or goto
    http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/
    I have a version rein v6 that I use for my SC sd so i'm assuming it would probably work on SC mini so if the one in the link above doesn't work send me a pm and I will upload it to you.
     
  13. Rankio

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    G6 lite has a save dumper and writer built in. Need a G6 though...obviously.
     
  14. muckers

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    Indeed it does, but does this work with Pokemon?

    I'm gonna be buying one of the versions, and which one rides on whether or not I can get my save file from the Diamond ROM I have on my G6 Lite to the legit cart...

    If anyone knows, has tried it etc. etc.... [​IMG]