How to use PKHex with Gateway?

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  1. superspence
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    I am desperately trying to figure out how to use PKHex with my Gateway save/rom. It says I need the Xorpads which I am able to get, so no worries there, just wondering how I can use said Xorpads with the PKHex program. I'm trying to use a North American Pokemon X 3DZ rom if that makes any difference.​
    Thanks very much for anyone willing to help!​
     


  2. chrisrlink

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    not an expert but I thought you needed Cyber gadget (Japanese equivalent of Power saves but way better) and a japanese X/Y retail cart or am I wrong besides PKHEX will only modify the saves not the rom itself
     
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    I thought that too but if you look at the top of the release page you can see this

     
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    You need to use a 3ds program called SaveDataFiler (It is part of the 3DS SDK so I cannot link it to you) to export your save from your ROM. xorpads are only needed to decrypt the ROM which is not necessary for save editing.
     
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    Thanks, both all three of you!
     
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    -Install SaveDataFiler.cia in your Emunand
    -Select your Pokemon Game in Gateway Menu
    -Start SaveDataFiler on your 3DS with Pokemon Rom loaded
    -Extract the Save to your SD
    -Open main (Has no extension) with PKHeX and edit it how you want
    -Save the edited main back to your SD Card from the 3DS
    -Inject the edited Save with SaveDataFiler with Rom loaded
    -Have fun [​IMG]

    Thank for the explanation above
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    So what you need to do you have to be able to install cia files on your 3ds so look for a forum to learn how to install cia files on your 3ds once you do that follow the steps above a tada.

    this is kind of hard so if you are a noob don't try it
     
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    I already have BBM so I can install CIAs, and I already have the devkit on my computer so I just need to put the CIA on my sd. What else can I do with SaveDataFiler, if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    You'll need to repack one of the CSUs into a proper CIA. You can't install SDK CIAs on retail consoles.
     
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    with savedatafiler you can export or import your saves that means you can take it off the game and modify it and return it to your game.. so you load your game with your gateway card and go to savedatafiler you can take the save use pokehex to modify it and return it to your game
     
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    That's actually what I'm doing right now, but thanks for the help!
     
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    I see, thanks a lot!
     
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    and for devmenu you need to get two files a devmenu.3ds and a devmenu.cia so launch with your red card the .3ds one and use that one to install the .cia so you have now acces to your devmenu always
     
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    Ya I already have the cia installed so devmenu is on my home menu.
     
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    coolest hoped I helped
     
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    Can someone help/walk me through this also? My Pokémon OR save got corrupted... Thoughts appreciated :)
     
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    Can you explain what you're wanting to do, exactly? Just getting general ORAS save editing working? Or are you trying to somehow salvage your save? If it's the former, just use SaveDataFiler to export your save to your 3DS' internal SD card, and then edit the "main" file with pkhex (Well, that's what it's called for X/Y...). After that, use SaveDataFiler to re-import it and delete the "Secure Value" for your game to avoid the pesky "Save not compatible with this version" error.
     
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    Ok, thanks :)
    How do I install and use SaveDataFiler? I want to get save editing working.
    Also, since game says save is corrupted, is there a button combo I press to reset save?
     
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    Assuming you use a .3ds/.3dz and not a CIA: Basically you load SDF, hit home, pick ORAS from your gateway ROM list, go back into SDF, then where it says CTR CARD, you press X to extract the save to your 3DS's SD card. After that, you can either turn off the 3DS and connect the SD card to your computer, or use ftpony/ftbrony to move the game's "main" file over to your PC and edit it, then put it back. After that, go back into SDF and re-import it.

    If you're using a CIA of ORAS, just load SDF via gateway or a CIA, then export your save, edit it, and re-import it (same as above, use ftpony/ftbrony or just move the sd to your PC).

    Not exactly a step by step, but using SDF isn't really rocket science. If you need more help, just post back..

    Also, to delete your save, boot ORAS holding up + B + x.