NDS Backup Tool 3in1 Restore Issues

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Feb 28, 2011
  1. battousaiyu
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    Hello guys!

    This is what I'm trying to do: I've R4 (clone) with YSMenu (I think it's the new version) and I've sucefully made a back up save from my Pokemon Platinum Retail card, made some few changes in PokeSav (time played and start date) and tried to restore it back to the card. When use the Restore section of NDS Backup Tool 3in1 I use the first option (Restore data in card from SAV file), confirm it, change to Pokemon Platinum when asked for it and then it appears that the save in card was deleted and then the sav from flashcard was restored. But when I paly the game, the old save is there...

    Any ideas?

    Thank ou very much!
     
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    Did you remove the old save and replace it with your modified one?
     
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    Yes. Pretty sure about this!
     
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    Did you write the same data to the backup part of the save file. Pokemon game saves have 2 parts, your normal save data and the backup save data.
     
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    Now, that I don't know. Here is what I've done: After the backup, only 1 file was created in sd:\NDS_Backup (let's say save1.sav). I've moved the save1.sav to the folder which contains PokeSav, used the PokeSav to do the changes on the save, and saved on this same file save1.sav (when I load it to PokeSav again, the changes that I made remains), then I move this save1.sav to the folder sd:\NDS_Backup and then use the NDS Backup Tool 3in1 and try to restore.
     
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    The editor by default will only edit the normal save and not touch the backup save.

    You will have to check the config so it edits your backup data as well.
     
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    When you backup Platinum's save file with Rudolph's Tool, it only rips out half of it.
    That means once you edit it with Pok├ęsav and then restore it, the tool probably puts what you edited into the backup half of the save file.

    That means you should convert your save file to 512KB instead of 256KB (Recommended to use an hex editor to copy the whole contents and paste it at the end.)
     
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    I can rip a 512kb save with the tool (a minor change in .ini of the tool), but this save cannot be changed with PokeSav. I will try cahnging mine 256kb save to 512kb using some hex editor and be back to report.
     
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    Curious... I used the hex editor and restored tha save and still nothing changed, then I decided to do all again. I backed up (it's correct this verb??) again and when I tried to change things with PokeSav, the changes that I made previously was there!! So the save is restored, but the game don't read it. So, how can I surpass this?

    Thank you for you help until here anyways!
     
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    As long as you can erase the backup data on the actual game, it will use the primary save to make a new backup data.



    You only need to pad the save file with blank data to make the save size 512kb.
     
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    Ok, that worked. I've just deleted the save on Pokemon Platinum (pressing UP+SELECT+B on start menu) and then restored my save. The changes made on PokeSav appeared this time. Thank you very much for everyone help.

    Ah yes, I've heard that's impossible to backup Heart Gold, it's true?
     
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    Hmm, I need to buy this tool then?

    Well thank you for the answer!
     
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    You only need it if you plan to dump your Pokemon HG/SS saves. Other than that it is not needed.

    It is only really useful to those that have lots of real games, not flashcarts.
     

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