Is there a way to backup nds saves without wifi?

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    I dont have an action replay, but I have an R4 and an Acekard 2i.
    is there some way I can back up my nds games saves, without using wifi? Is there a way I could just save them to the cart instead?
    if not, what is the cheapest working save backup thing.
     
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    If you mean backup of original game carts without wifi then you're going to need a Slot-2 expansion like the EZ Flash 3-in-1.

    If you means saves on your flashcard just copy and past the saves onto your computer.
     
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    mean backup of original game cart's save data without wifi.
    how much does the EZ Flash cost?
    is there a way I can just plug the cart into the computer using a usb adapter thing or something?
    sorry i sound like a noob

    EDIT: I just found this thing called a NDS Backup Adapter. Will that work?
     
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    Important: I do not know about the legitimacy (if it would be recommended) of this linked website, nor if the pricing is good, nor if the product is any good. I just thought I'd do a bit of quick "googling" to try and help [​IMG] Obviously, only you will be able to decide if this is what you really need, or a Slot-2 device alternative.

    NDS Adapter (looks to be out-dated basic edition, that has problemss working on newer games such as Pokemon HG/SS, etc) = cost USD$12 : http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/nds/ndsadapter.htm

    NDS Adapter Plus (works for Pokemon HG/SS and is upgradeable to work for newer games = cost USD$26 : http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/nds/ndsadapterplus.htm
     
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    whoa, thanks!
    does the basic one work with games made at least a year ago like: megaman starforce 1 and 2, final fantasy 3, new super mario bros, advance wars dual strike, viewtiful joe double, and the ace attorney series?
    thats great price! the best I found was $30!
    what file format is the save file in?
     
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    Ha. How did I forget the USB dumper...? I'm so stupid. Anyway the site doesn't say what it will dump them in but whatever it is I'm sure we'll be able to convert it.

    Found the User Manual but it still doesn't show what format it saves in... The "Save As" box is set to "All Files" so you can set your own format...maybe... idk.
     
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    alright then, i guess ill order it. thanks!
    seeing that theres almost no info about this anywhere, ill come back and put up a thread about it when it arrives.
     
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    How do you backup saves from an original cart onto a 3 in 1?????
     
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    thanx i'll give this a try [​IMG]
     
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    I've used the usb save dumper, saved my file as a ".sav" file and was able to access the save on my Acekard / AKAIO 1.5.1 without any problem. I think it writes the 'raw save data' exactly as it appears in the eeprom so any flashcart that reads the 'raw save data' ought to be compatible.

    Cheers!

    -Atashi
     
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    awesome, thats exactly what i want!
    but whats the newest game the basic one will work with?
    the newest game I have that needs the save backed up it mario and luigi: bowsers inside story.
    the others are megaman starforce 1 and 2, final fantasy 3, new super mario bros, advance wars dual strike, viewtiful joe double, and the ace attorney series.
    does anyone know?
     
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    The probably isn't enough people on here that would own of these rhings, so replies may be not forthcoming. I'd say you are going to have to make your enquiries directly to the manufacturer.

    EMS NDS Adapter Manual: http://www.hkems.com/product/nintendo/NDS%...ual%20(Eng).pdf
    EMS Product enquiries: henry@hkems.com

    You may even be able to purchase directly from them. Just ask if can buy one unit and at what cost.
     
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    Ive ordered an NDS adapter basic.
    It should arrive in a few weeks, and ill be willing to past an faq or something when it does.
    is anybody interested?
     

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