Is there any way to actually use a save file dump from retail cart to cia?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by OTSS, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. OTSS

    OTSS Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    I used svdt to dump my game cart save. Can I put that somewhere or use something to actually be able to access the save file on my cia version of the game?
  2. jscjml

    jscjml Monster Hunter

    Jan 4, 2015
    United States
    Las Vegas

    Both your cart save (if it was dumped with svdt/SDF) and your .cia save will look exactly the same after exporting them, so make note of that. It's just a case of overwriting files and re-importing.

    Start the .cia game, and make a save file. Any progress in the file will do, you just need a save file in motion to export and re-import.
    Open svdt/SDF, and extract the .cia save.
    Take your SD Card out or use SD Management.cia to get your extracted .cia file
    Open up to the furthest directory with your raw files in it
    Replace them with the files in your game cart save
    Re-import the new savefile with svdt/SDF back into your .cia game.


    There is more information on how to do this, as well as methods on transferring savedata files in between the various formats of 3ds games.

    You should check it out, it has some awesome information.
    Last edited by jscjml, Jan 9, 2016