installed my cart, can't load my save game

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  1. mrgone
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    mrgone old man

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    after i hacked my n3dsxl, i installed mygames onto the microsd.
    now i noticed that the installed metroid returns does not load/see the savegame from the cart.
    is the savegame on the cart?
    can i transfer it somehow from where it is to be recognized by the installed game?
     
  2. BaamAlex

    BaamAlex (*(vu64 *)0x1FF81100)

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    1) you posted this thread 3 times
    2) that cart if probably a different region then the game you downloaded. If that's not the case you can use a save editor/system settings to back up your save atleast so you don't lose it
     
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  3. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

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    Sounds like you forgot to dump your save?
     
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  4. MuperMumpjanSario

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    Cartridges store their savegames on the cart itself and dumping the .3ds/.cia does not dump the savegame with it.

    Use JKSM or Checkpoint to dump your save from the cartridge and inject it into the digital version.
     
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  5. mrgone
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    mrgone old man

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    thanx

    sorry for the multi posting
     
  6. NoNAND

    NoNAND The missing chip

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    Make sure to make a backup of your saves with Checkpoint.just in case anything goes wrong in the future.
    Yes, cartridges store their saves in the cart not on the SD card or the 3DSs internal memory.
    Always use Checkpoint/JKSM.
    You could use the save data transfer tool to transfer your saves from physical retail games to the digital ones, but I'm not sure how well that would work with pirated/backup games.
     
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  7. mrgone
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    mrgone old man

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    worked like a charm in checkpoint.
    copied my cart savegames for metroid and shantae to the installed savegame slots.
    and the games load the saves
     
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  8. NoNAND

    NoNAND The missing chip

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    It indeed works flawlessly most of the time. In addition to its ease of udage, Checkpoint is simpler and more lightweight.
     
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