NDS Backup Tool 3in1 v0.2

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  1. DjoeN
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    NDS Backup Tool 3in1 v0.2

    Rudolph again has released an update of one of his neat tools for DS
    This time "NDS Backup Tool (3in1) v0.2". (for slot-1 flashcards)

    - This tool lets's you backup and Restore saves from an original DS Game to
    your EZFlash 3in1 Expansion pack.
    - It also can backup original DS games to the EZFlash 3in1 expansion pack.
    When doing a backup, it stores the NDS game to the EZFlash 3in1 "NOR",
    then you have to reboot your DS and execute the program again, then it will
    copy the NOR content to your slot-1 Flashcard.

    Rudolph Blog and Download
     
  2. DjoeN
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    How to use:

    You need a slot-1 and the EZFlash 3in1 for this tool!
    (And original game cartridges)

    * Configure first the ini file
    * Trim roms is best not to use if you want a nice clean dump, but if you wish
    remove the # before Trim
    * /NDS_Backup/ directory can be chenged to anything you like to store all
    * Leave the save type to "0" (autodetect)

    DLDI patch the program if it's needed for your card
    Copy the nds file + the in i file best to your root of the slot-1 flashcard

    When starting the program you can choose between "Save Backup", "Save Restore" en "Rom Backup"
    (Switch wirh "L" or "R" buttons)

    Save Backup
    - Press "B" to start dumping a new game (original DS gamecart)
    - The program will ask you now to remove the slot-1 flashcard and pop in your orignal DS
    gamecartridge you want to dump the SAV from, press "A" to confirm (or press "B" if you
    wanna quit (DS will turn off))
    - The "NOR" of the EZFlash 3in1 wil be erased and after that the program starts writing to
    the "NOR", When finnished it wil ask you to confirm with "A" and turn of your DS
    - Press "A" and when the DS is off, pop out the game and pop in your slot-1 flashcard
    and execute "NDS Backup Tool (3in1)" again.
    - After reboot it will ask je to confirm with "A" tro continue the process or press
    "B" to cancel (DS will turn off)
    - Your SAV of the original game will be written on your slot-1 flascard in the directory
    "/NDS_Backup/" or the directory you specified in the ini file.

    Save Restore
    - When in the program press "R" or "L" till you see: "Save Restore"
    - Select the sav you want to restore to the original gamecartridge
    - Press "A" to confirm and pull out your your slot-1 flashcard, then pop in your original
    game cartridge where you wanna write the save to
    - Press "A" to confirm and the program will ask you to press "A" to confirm and turn off the
    DS when it's done.
    - Done, save is restored [​IMG]

    Rom Backup
    - When in the program press "R" or "L" till you see: "Rom Backup"
    - Press "B" to start a new clean dump
    - The program will ask you now to remove the slot-1 flashcard and pop in your orignal DS
    gamecartridge you want to dump, press "A" to confirm (or press "B" if you wanna quit
    (DS will turn off))
    - The "NOR" of the EZFlash 3in1 wil be erased and after that the program starts writing to
    the "NOR", When finnished it wil ask you to confirm with "A" and turn off your DS

    - When the game is bigger then 32Mbyte (256Mbit) it will do the dump in pieces,
    no need to join them manually, cause this will be done by the program itzelf


    - Press "A" and when the DS is off, pop out the game and pop in your slot-1 flashcard
    and execute "NDS Backup Tool (3in1)" again.
    - After reboot it will ask je to confirm with "A" to continue the process or press
    "B" to cancel (DS will turn off)
    - Now you're done if the game is 32Mbyte or smaller, if dumping a bigger game continue to read

    - Now if the game was bigger then 32Mbyte, it will ask you again to pop out the slot-1 and pop
    in the game you started Press now "A" to confirm.
    - The "NOR" of the EZFlash 3in1 wil be erased and after that the program continues the dumping
    When finnished it wil ask you to confirm with "A" and turn off your DS
    - Press "A" and when the DS is off, pop out the game and pop in your slot-1 flashcard
    and execute "NDS Backup Tool (3in1)" again.
    - After reboot it will ask je to confirm with "A" to continue the process or press
    "B" to cancel (DS will turn off)
    - Now you're done

    (Unless the game is a 1Gbit, then you have to repeat the last procedure a few times till it ends [​IMG] )
     
  3. leetdude_007

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    The program is working just fine. I haven't tried anything larger than 256 Mbit, but I'm glad I don't have to rely on illegal download sites anymore.

    I use the M3 Simply. The save backed up (from the original cart to slot-1 device) had to be converted to the local format (the 512KB .sav file). I went to http://www.shunyweb.info/index.php and converted with the following settings:

    Source format: EZFlash IV (.sav)
    Target format: M3 Simply (.sav)

    Worked like a charm [​IMG] .
     
  4. hollabackitsobi

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    Hey, for some reason I can't get it to recognize my save file after I dump the ROM. I dumped my Picross game card ROM and then dumped the save seperately. I then used thaigrocer's converter and turned it into a 512k save file that my R4 could use. What am I doing wrong?

    Edit: wait, figured it out. You have to name the .SAV file exactly what the R4 normally names it. GREAT tool, thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Pheran

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    I just tried out a ROM backup using my CycloDS and 3in1 with this tool and it worked great! Kudos to Rudolph!
     
  6. d33t

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    Good to hear people are having success with this. I put the file in the download section here too. I'll probably try this out tonight with my M3 Simply, assuming I can scrape up an authentic cart.

    PS: At the time of this writing, the file still isn't available from the downloads section, just give it a little bit.

    EDIT: Don't know why it's taking so long for this site to accept the program, but it's still not live. Anyway, I just ripped the save game off a Brain Age cart and it worked without any problem. I set the save size to 512 (since I have an M3) and it worked mint. Leaving it as auto saved it as default size (256) and it didn't work that way.
     
  7. tomqman

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    i cant seen to change the directory and also the save file size i am using cyclods evolution

    got it working now and what a great app thanks Rudolph
     
  8. Echo1

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    This program is great! I just backed up my original copy of Hotel Dusk (as it was a large file took a few swaps) but it works.[​IMG]
     
  9. Mikesch

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    I'm having 0 luck with this, and any other back up utuilty and I'm am very computer literate...I'm going nuts here...any ideas?
     
  10. dami0n

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    this works like a charm...... on small problem i cant seem to restore the save back to the NDS Game itself
    [​IMG] I go to the retore option but the (A) restore is not in black (im using an R4 if that helps)

    Please someone respond