How to fix corrupted Sav files in pokemon (D/ P/Plat /SS/HG

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  1. Cheesewizard
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    I recently had the problem of me going to boot up Pokemon SS only to find it instantly loads up a new game
    i spent ages trying to figure out what was wrong. The first thing i thought was that the save file musn't be there. So i turned to my comp to copy my backup save Id backed up just a day before. Nope still doing the same thing. I then though hmm perhaps the save game is spelt differently...... nope that wasn't the case either.

    After some hundred hours later i found a post on gbatemp (From another user) who had some of my symptoms but was a different issue. that suggested that the Sav data was corrupt i was like N000000. because id spent roughly around 33 hours in the game.

    (the data save data that was backed up on my computer was already corrupt, but i didn't know because when i backed up my data i hadn't played Pokemon since)

    Just so you know. having a corrupt Sav file can also corrupt your game

    well i went around the web only to find no solutions, all the solutions were start from scratch (as its the only ting you can do)

    i said to myself..... N0 there must be another way and, i found it. In fact im not sure if anyone else has found it as this method would also work with (Diamond / Pearl / Platinum)

    but yes i have found a way. Its a lengthy process if you want your exact items and what not then your going to have to put in some effort. But getting your Pokemon back Is very easy, with exact stats. Your money is also recovered too. In fact pretty much everything



    Btw you may want to know how to recover you save data just incase this happens to you

    Using: DSI

    Acekard2i - Akio 1.6 (latest loaders etc)

    (it doesn't matter on the flashcard, so you know ^^)

    1. You need to download Pokesav from here http://projectpokemon.org/editing/files/Po....03a_PP.org.zip or if you have a smaller screen resolution from here http://projectpokemon.org/editing/files/Po....03a_PP.org.zip (there is absolutely no difference between version, i prefer the second link because its smaller)

    2. You need to make sure you have your corrupted .Sav file on your computer.

    3. Now that you have your corrupted .Sav file (backed up) you need to start a new game and get it to create a clean working Sav.
    (I had an issue where it would Sav in game but not keep the progress. I solved this by. When the game is on the press start bit at the beginning press B - Select + up. This completely removes all traces of data from the game) (This didn't completely make my game work, i also had to download a new Rom. I used the same region as before (U). You can download the Rom from here)

    4. Once you got a Sav up and running, pick a different starter (To the one you picked before) and get to the point where you can catch Pokemon. This is just after you choose the name from your rival etc

    5. Now if you want to keep that new starter in your original game. follow these steps


    1. Catch a wild Pokemon anything, Pidgy even. and put your starter Pokemon in the PC storage box
    2. now the tricky part comes here. you need to put the starter Pokemon in a non occupied box. Because when you put your original
    Pokemon back in the game it will overwrite this Pokemon unless you put it in a space of its own

    Eg. corrupt Sav - BOX 1 i have a mew BOX 2 i have a Lugia ( I would need to put the Pokemon in box 3 so it doesn't get overwritten)

    Eg. Clean Sav - PC storage (Empty) (just make sure it in a space of its own)

    You can check what Pokemon are in your PC box if you open up Pokesav and open you corrupt Sav in it (You can drag your Sav onto it (while its open) if you don't know how to use the open function ^^)

    [​IMG]

    6. Now that you have a clean working .Sav file in which you can save (Without loosing progress) we can continue with the guide.

    7. Copy the clean .Sav file onto the computer (Make sure you know which is the corrupted file and which is not)

    8. We are now going to put everything back into our clean Rom. (Depending on how many items you had in your previous game, this process can take a while) (You can choose to not have any of your items, as you can find them all again) (I Choose to have my items and now i have twice as many master balls, because i had one in the previous files too ^^)[/b]

    9. Open Pokesav and open up you corrupt Sav
    10. Open Pokesav again and open up you clean Sav

    [​IMG]

    11. Now save all of you Pokemon ( I didn't have many so it didn't take me that long)

    Where it lists your party (corrupt version) choose save and save it as your Pokemons name. (This is saving that Pokemons data, so When when we load that in the clean save it should copy the Pokemons data across.

    12. Save all you Pokemon, including those in the PC box (saving them all to desktop with make things easier)

    13.
    Now that you've saved all your Pokemon, its time to import them. Go to your Clean Sav and click load. (Make sure you load all your Pokemon in there original places. (So you don't accidentally erase your new starter Pokemon from Step number 5)

    Don't forget those in the PC boxes too.

    14. Now that you've imported all your Pokemon, you can delete the (PKM) files that stored you Pokemons data, as you no longer need these.

    (I ADVISE BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THIS LONG PROCESS, THAT YOU SAVE THIS PROFILE AND LOAD IT UP IN YOUR GAME JUST TO CHECK YOU GOT ALL YOUR POKEMON AND THAT IT WORKS, I DONT WANT YOU TO DO THIS PROCESS TO FIND IT DOESNT WORK AND THEN BLME ME ^^)


    15. (BEWARE....... VERY TIME CONSUMING)

    Ok now its time to put all our items back into our game

    1. View the corrupted Sav and where it says (Bag Edit) then Under neigh Items - Click edit. (It should now list all the items you had in the previous game.

    Now you need to add those items to your clean Sav

    Do process 1 to your clean Sav

    The layout should look like this

    [​IMG]

    (On your clean Sav, click a space that says none then on the scroll down box under neigh, find the item your wanting)

    Eg. I want 1 Everstone in my clean Sav - I click the top empty space because that is where it is on my corrupted file. I then find my item (pressing the E key) will jump me straight to the E section. i then put in the quantity and choose modify.


    Do this for every single one of you items. (including all your KEY items, Pokeballs etc)


    Pressing ok saves all the items you've chosen

    (PLEASE DONT CHEAT AND GIVE YOURSELF 99 MASTERBALLS AS UR ONLY CHEATING YOURSELF AND RUINING A GREAT GAME)

    16. Now that you have pretty much everything in place, you just need to put in your correct money and time spent playing the game. (unfortunately if you had your mom saving money for you in game. You cant get that back) - i lost well over 200000 [​IMG]


    You can change your ID back to your original if you wish. The game will now think that these Pokemon were obtained in a trade so they get bonus EXP when battling [​IMG]

    now go to save as and save it as what ever you want. (Keep a backup of your original clean Sav)

    Don't forget tho that in order for the game to read the Sav file you need to name it the exact name of you Pokemon game

    Eg. Pokemon game - Pokemon SS.Nds
    Sav file - Pokemon SS.Sav


    I cant make this any more clearer so if you have any questions please ask.

    Thank you for reading and please keep this topic alive, if you've noticed any mistakes or have had any other problems please tell me ^^














    Restoring your Gym Badges




    In order to restore your gym badges, you need to use a Homebrew app. in fact its pretty much Pokesav but on the DS. You can edit everything on the go http://www.csdgn.org/files/psds/PPSEDS_r10.7z

    I used this to restore my 15 badges. I recommend battling all the gyms again though for the TMs and EXP. The restoring badges method messes certain event up later on in the game. And you have to use the walk through walks code in order to get past it


    This error occurred when trying to battle the 16th gym, he said i had no badges when i in fact had 15 and i had to use walk through walls to get into his gym.

    But that's it (Elite 4 and things work fine though)



    To view how to use this Homebrew app visit this website - http://projectpokemon.org/editing/ppseds.php




    Btw dont judge me by the amount of posts ive done. As i originaly wrote this guide for (Romulation.net) but i thought it that it would be useful for here too. so ive merly ported it across


    Here is the original guide


    http://forum.romulation.net/index.php?topic=39897.0



    if this is posted in the wrong section then im sorry. I looked but wasnt sure where to put it and this seemed like the best option
     
  2. DarkWay

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    I don't think you had a corrupt .sav as a corrupt .sav will still show in the game and you can try to load it but it will say corrupt (this is for older games) but for the latest generation pokemon Soul Silver and Heart Gold they have their own in-game system that deals with corrupt save files.

    If your Soul Silver or Heart Gold save corrputs it will revert you back to the last working save point you made, I prevention for losing ALL the data you had before your save corrputed is to save twice everytime you go to save so it will load you in the same place anyway.

    it's happened to me a few times and saving twice has saved me from having to redo everything over and over again
     
  3. soulsilver123

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    will this work for U.S.A and will it work on a regular D.S???? please reply as soon as possible.
     
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    Waste of time, really.
    Why bother saving every Pokémon one by one when you can save whole boxes at the same time?

    Where have you been?
    It's like that since Ruby/Sapphire.
     
  5. Cheesewizard
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    Newcomer Cheesewizard Newbie

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    Ok everyone, it will work for any region.

    and i didn't have the option to revert to a original save as it just simply said start new game.

    I've played every Pokemon game to date and know how everything works, save system and all.

    if this guide doesn't work for you then ask me questions, and post your save. il then work on fixing it for you

    thanks [​IMG]
     
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    I had the same problem once. Solution? Open with Pokesav, save as, overwrite same file, ???, PROFIT!
     
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    Only if i could fix my corrupted LoZ ST game [​IMG]
     
  8. Cheesewizard
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    havent tried that [​IMG]
     
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    I was surprised that it actually worked, too. If it happens again, I'll try it and hope for the best.
     
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    if not revert to guide [​IMG]
     
  11. Bobwaus

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    how do you get your pokemon heart gold sav file onto your computer? plz help i want to save my 125 hours of play
     
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    Newcomer Cheesewizard Newbie

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    you need t be playing your pokemon game on a flashcart. eg r4, acekard, supercard etc

    or you could use an action replay if you dont have one of those [​IMG]
     
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    Or he could use savsender to save and restore a retail cart.
     
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    hmm thx but i am having trouble finding the save file on my action replay ill buy a flash cart
     
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    Help! I have an Action Replay for my DS, but how do i use it to save my corrupted file on my computer?
     
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    Newcomer Cheesewizard Newbie

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    just so you know that using a flash cart wont get a save from your original game. you need to of started the game on the flashcart in the first place to be able have a save. I hope im not complicating things :/

    im not sure on how you get saves from an action replay but i definitely know you can do it.
     
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    Can anyone help me? I had about 145 hours of play and had many many pokemon in the pokedex and most of my pokemon were level 100 but all my save data somehow became corrupt and i had to start a new file from fresh. I cannot even put my pokemon from the pokewalker back in because it just erased everything. FYI i am talking about HG.
     

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