NAND Gamesave Restore

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  1. Krafter
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    NAND Gamesave Restore v1.0 by Krafter
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    About
    NAND Gamesave Restore is used to retrieve gamesaves from an extracted Wii NAND dump. I decided to write this application after recovering many bricked Wii’s. I wanted to make my customers Wii as close to the way it was before the brick as possible. In order to do that, one of the things I had to do was retrieve the gamesaves from the bricked NAND dump. This task could be done manually but it’s time consuming and you don’t know what games you're even working with and if they are worth the trouble. NAND Gamesave Restore will retrieve those saves for you and display the name of the games so you can choose which games you want to restore.

    Requirements
    • Windows XP/Vista/7 with Microsoft .Net Frameworks 4
    • Your extracted NAND dump
    • The game must be played at least once before the restore. If not then a restore isn’t possible.

    Instructions
    Choose the path of your NAND dump and a destination for the gamesaves folder to be created. Press the “Get Saves” button to create a list of games. Choose the saves you want and then press the “ > “ button to add them to the restore list (select and press “ < “ to remove games from the list). Press the “Create” button to create the gamesave restore folder. Once the folder is created you need to place it on your SD card and launch one of the two supplied game managers (See below for more details). Navigate to your gamesaves folder on your SD card and the gamesave should be displayed so restore it and be happy.

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    Download here


    Thanks goes to:
    • WiiTDB for the list of games and their ID's.
    • DJ_Skual's for the Savegame Manager GX. (giantpune and Waninkoko on this project as well)
    • To Streamlinehd, Stomp_442 and JoostinOnline who assisted in the beta testing.
    • JoostinOnline for the Icon
    • The author of Showmiiwads for the original artwork that contributed to this icon.

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  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    Great work Krafter! Thanks a lot for this awesome tool!
     
  3. Krafter
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    I enjoyed putting it together. [​IMG]

    In a near future revision, I will be adding the ability to extract Miis as well.
     
  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    sweet! U know what else would be awesome? If you added the ability to copy savegames\mii's to an emulated nand, that way no one would have to use a savegame manager while running *neek.
     
  5. Krafter
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    Great idea! That should be easy enough to do.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. dj_skual

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    hi krafter
    nice tool!
    have you time to come on my irc channel?
     
  7. FIX94

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    Wow this seems to be a very helpful tool, it will make the life a bit easier again, great work [​IMG]
     
  8. LinkFan16

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    I haven't found the time to use your app but it sure sounds like a really good addition to the wii scene and will make the live of many wii hackers much easier and less time consuming, keep up the good work!
     
  9. Krafter
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    Hey there dj_skual. I'm glad you like it. I don't have time right now but I will here in a little bit. If you want to pm me your irc info, I'd be glad to chat with you. [​IMG]
     
  10. JoostinOnline

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    It is indeed an amazing app. [​IMG]

    Personally, my favorite part is the icon. [​IMG]
     
  11. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    I could have used this app hundreds of time by now. Sweet to see something like this come up. Although repairs are slow now, this will still be a great tool to have. Thank you man.
     
  12. hellboy2010

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    thanks krafter

    a very helpfull tool.
     
  13. dj_skual

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    irc://irc.abject.net/savegame_manager_gx
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  14. geovalley

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    I can't wait for this tool to work on putting saved games back in emu'ed nand. That's ultimate tools!
     
  15. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Umm, you can already do that by just copying the files to the appropriate directory.
     
  16. Taleweaver

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    Erm...yes. That's easier said than done, though. An emu-nand has a whole bunch of folders and files with rather cryptic names.

    I know a whole bunch of savegames reside in the \title\00010000 folder (they all have their own subfolder), but is that the only location? Is it just copy-pasting the subfolders from a dumped nand into a newly modmii-generated one, or is there more to it? :unsure:
     
  17. JoostinOnline

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    Use ShowMiiNand and do a Backup All on the real nand dump, then a Restore All on the emu nand.