1. WaterManny1

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    Just in case my cartridges stop working. i don't want to lose all those hours I spent on my games. And if i do dump the save file, will my cartridge still retain the save file or do i have to put it back?
     
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    TwlSaveTool is what you want. you install it as a cia file. run it with your ds card inserted. It will then ask to create a backup copy of the savefile. It saves. then can be kept safe or used with TWiLightMenu or a pc ds emu if you want. https://github.com/TuxSH/TWLSaveTool/releases
     
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    And it doesnt delete the cartridge save file at all, right? nor does it harm the cartridge?
     
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    Much easier to do it with Godmode9.

    Dumping an NDS game cartrige as a .nds file
    1. Insert your gamecart into your console
    2. Boot your console while holding (START) to launch Godmode9
    3. Navigate to [C:] GAMECART
    4. Press (A) on the <titleid>.trim.nds file in the drive
    5. Select Copy to /gm9/out
    6. Press (START) to save and reboot
    7. Your dump will be in the /gm9/out folder on the SD card
    And your save on the cart will remain on the cart. And the cart will work fine afterwards.
     
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    Okay ill try that since i have gm9. Im guessing this works for 3ds carts as well, right?
     
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    Yes pretty much the same way as a ds cart

    Dumping a 3DS game cartrige as a .3ds file
    1. Insert your gamecart into your console
    2. Boot your console while holding (START) to launch Godmode9
    3. Navigate to [C:] GAMECART
    4. Press (A) on the <titleid>.trim.3ds file in the drive
    5. Select Copy to /gm9/out
    6. Press (START) to save and reboot
    7. Your dump will be in the /gm9/out folder on the SD cart
    Dumping a 3DS game cartrige as a .cia file
    1. Insert your gamecart into your consoleBoot your console while holding (START) to launch Godmode9
    2. Navigate to [C:] GAMECART
    3. Press (A) on the <tiitleid>.trim.3ds file in the drive
    4. Select NCSD image options...,
    5. then select Build CIA from file
    6. Press (START) to save and reboot
    7. Your dump will be in the /gm9/out folder on the SD card
     
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