[HOW-TO] Use Scene Dumps with GW 2.2 Online

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  1. sonic2756
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    sonic2756 Friendly Neighborhood Wolf

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    I CLAIM NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOUR CONSOLE/GAME CARD IS BANNED FROM ONLINE. USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    UPDATE February 2015 : Nintendo started banning users playing online.
    We suspect the use of Public Headers, but the real detection method is currently unconfirmed. Use this guide at your own risk.

    More information about the first 3DS banning wave : https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-begins-banning-pirates-from-3ds-online-service.381168/



    SAVES FROM .3DS FILE ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH .3DZ FILE. MAKE SURE TO MAKE BACKUPS OR THEY MAY BE LOST!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    A header linked below
    OR
    A valid gateway dump of a game.
    A valid header from said gateway dump. Use info from THIS post from aliak11 to edit your header to match your rom.


    ROM Cleaner found here: http://tinyurl.com/GRPv0-6
    Alternative download location: http://filetrip.net/dl?dupiqmdMgr
    Scene dump of your game of choice

    HOW TO:
    Make your ROM dump using GW 2.1/2.2 and copy it to your desktop
    Download/extract ROM Cleaner
    Modify your header to match your ROM info. Use info from THIS post from aliak11 to edit your header to match your rom.
    Open your ROM Cleaner and click the "export" button, follow the steps to extract the header info from your GW dump
    Open your scene dump and click "import", follow the instructions to import the header info to your scene dump.
    Change the extension of your newly modified scene dump to .3DZ
    Copy to micro-sd
    Play online :D


    Edit by Cyan:
    Technical information about the UniqueID stored in the ROM dump header


    LIST OF SHARED HEADERS:
    Luigis Mansion (CARD-1, 1GB): https://www.dropbox.com/s/e32pymsp3w2rzok/CTR-P-AGGE.bin
    Kirby Triple Deluxe (CARD-1, 1GB): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52569571/CTR-P-BALE.bin
    Metal Gear Solid 3D (CARD-1 4GB, seems to work with almost all scene dumps): http://ojm5yq2uqr.dl4free.com/

    Qtis added on 20.05.2014:
     
  2. gamefan5

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    Hmm... so I wonder if this would work with other region games...
     
  3. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    So games of the same CARD type have exchangeable IDs?
     
  4. hundshamer

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    I tried with Pokemon X (using the header from a personal dump of Y) in a hex editor and the game loaded, but it did not download the digital ID. I will try it with the sorter and see if that works out.
     
  5. sonic2756
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    Seems like it. My Pokemon X ID didn't work on MK7 but my LoZ : ALBW did. It could just be that I messed something up and it doesn't matter, but that's why I asked for feedback :P
     
  6. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I mentioned this in the huge thread, but I tried doing the same thing with a New Super Mario Bros 2 dump to a Mario Kart 7 dump and rename it to 3dz I get the message similar to playing SDK5+ games on GW 1.2

    [​IMG]

    Interestingly enough if I keep it as .3DS the rom runs, but I can't play online.
     
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Once again Nintendo security turns out to be completely useless. Take an ID from one game, put it in another game, magic happens. I wonder what will be the long-term effects of this, if any.
     
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  8. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Does it matter that the IDs are exchangeable? They can still ban cards.
     
  9. hundshamer

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    It worked! Now to inject a few games. MWAHAHAHA!
     
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  10. zhdarkstar

    zhdarkstar GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I can confirm that injecting a header into a scene rom will cause save data loss, as the injected rom will no longer register the existing save as valid.
     
  11. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well that's weird, exporting my New Super Mario Bros 2 cartridge header didn't work but using OP's header bin file did work. I'm not sure if the Gateway dump on my card was bad or if some games are just not compatible.

    First, we don't know that (it seems highly unlikely)
    But if it's true, it means you can just get a cheap $1 game and unban yourself.
     
  12. sonic2756
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    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    What makes you think that they can do something that they've never done before and have shown no signs of being able to do? That's complete speculation at this point and after the online security bombs that were the Wii and the DS/i lines I think this can be put into question. If ID's are exchangable between completely different games then there are three possible scenarios - there is no whitelist of ID's for given games in existence or such a whitelist exists but was not implemented yet or the systems or cards are flagged for a banwave at a later date, meaning they'll go with the blacklist route instead. At this point in time any of those scenarios is possible.
     
  14. Armadillo

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    So if IDs are interchangeable, as long as they are legit, I wonder if it's possible to generate them, similar to keygens for pc games. Obviously those did not work for online, as they were generally checked against a whitelist, but if IDs are switchable, it would seem they are not being checked against something and are simply being checked to see if they are valid format.

    Not sure why the worry over bans all of a sudden either.

    Assuming you already take your 3ds online with legit games, you are going online with:

    Patched firmware to load from SD card
    Region check patched out
    Possibly out of region games in your play log.
    Accessing eshop with it

    Fine with doing that, but going online with a game is where you draw the line?
     
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  15. yelever

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    Tried 3 different headers and still no luck :(
     
  16. redkeyboard

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    Does anyone know how to get the old save working? When doing this the save file gets corrupted. I've let the game create a new save then transferred back my old one and it still says its corrupted. I think it has something to do with the .3DZ file since it doesn't happen when it's saved as .3ds
     
  17. hundshamer

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    Are you injecting them into trimmed ROM's? If so, that may be your problem.
     
  18. sonic2756
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    What games?
     
  19. yelever

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    NSMB 2, Bust-A-Move Universe and Ridge Racer.
     
  20. redkeyboard

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    Looks like a few select games don't work, or maybe a few select games only work. I had the same issue with NSMB 2.