Is there any way to insert a save into a retail DS game?

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    I didn't know where to put this.

    So I just bought Spirit Tracks and I want to insert the save from my Acekard into it. How would I do this without using a Wifi method, they never seem to work for me.
     
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    Slot-2 device or WiFi.
    That's it.


    If you want, I can help you with getting the wifi set up.
     
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    Hmmm, will a 3-in-1 work?
     
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    Hell yeah. Ok, I managed to backup the actual game, but if I go to save it says "save unrecognized, please check slot-1 cart".

    Oh, just read your edit. Thanks!
     
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    Sorry for the double post.

    Ok, I converted the Zelda save to 1MB for the cartridge, but it's still not working. It continues to say "save type not recognized"
     
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    You might have to manually edit the ini file and specify the save size to get it working.
     
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    Does that program even support 1MB saves? I don't think there were any back in 2007.
     
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    The size of the save is not fixed and is put into NOR not the SRAM, but does defaults to whatever it can detect. I don't have a legit zelda ST to test it out.


    From the ini file we can see the line we need to put in the custom size:
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    Fom the Cheat database XML file, I looked up the 4 letter hex code to be BKIE (USA), so we only need the first 3 letters, BKI.

    Now assumming the save is exactly 1 megabyte, 1024 kilobytes would all we would have to put down so the line we enter would look something like this:

    BKI:1024

    If the size is slightly larger, we just need to adjust it accordingly.



    From the NDS backup tool Slot2 file, multi-megabyte save sizes was possible then.

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    The method I use is the NDS Backup Adaptor Plus. It is a USB device that can read/write SAV files from/to a retail cart.
     

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