Pokemon X savegame backup

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  1. DragonSky
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    Hi,

    I'm trying to backup it but it says error. So I'm not sure if it backup it or not.
    Well my gamecard was updated to 1.2. That might be the problem.
     


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    my dad works for nintendo.
    now that i have all the info i can help you.

    what are you trying to backup with? gateway? a nds adapter?
     
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    Sorry I forgot. Gateway.
    I contacted them a while ago but they don't seems to answer anymore.
     
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    gateway only reply to sales questions, i think, right?
    to backup your pokemon save you need to dump the whole rom, the save is 'inside' the rom on this game (card 2 game)

    the game card does not get updated, the update you downloaded is simply on the sd card, forget about it :)
     
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    You suck at giving information :)

    Tell us what you did, what you did it with, what was the outcome, any errors, etc. Come on, man! We're not psychic.
     
  6. DragonSky
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    I see so I need a downloaded version of it first?
    Sorry what? I said I want to backup the savegame and it says error what more information do you want..
    So I am on Gateway emunand 2.2.
     
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    no, when you dump the full rom inside the rom it will be your savegame, if you download a rom it will have their own save...

    because technical stuff i even dont know how to explain or exactly how it works, the save is inside the .3ds file its not a separated .sav
     
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    Oh ok I was going to use this save on my card anyway.
    But if your backup your gamecard won't you lose everything? That is why you got the savegame backup function.
     
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    most games don't have the save stored in the 'rom' (game data)
    so the save backup function would be fine

    but with pokemon, this is not the case, the save is not normal, so you need to backup the whole game rom, and use a tool to take the save out of that data.

    backing up only makes a copy, i have backed up my pokemon game, took my save from of it, and of course, my save data on my pokemon card is still fine :)
     
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    Yeah I had this thread up before anyone responded to the thread, so my response was way late. Sorry about that :)
     
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    Oh I see. Anyway if you are losing data is it of something else like formatting emunand.
    I'm bit confused.
     
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    confused about what? :) you shouldn't lose any data at all.
    you don't need to format anything
     
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    Well when can you lose data? I heard you can if you backup the game.
     
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    you can be unable to use your data from the cart on the rom version......but it will still be there on the cart and work fine

    if you have been playing the cart on a properly updated console and not emunand you will be unable to take your save over to gateway, if it has been played in emunand, you can dump the rom and rename to .3dz and then you can continue your game where you left off before dumping.....effectively duplicating your game and save
     
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    Aha yes I used the card on a properly udpated console.
    Ye I'll rename from the rom. The saves are stored on the root I guess like the other dumped games?
     
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    well you will have to start again, and nope the save is inside the rom
     
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    for pokemon, the save is stored inside the rom... :)

    ah quest wrote that already, i'm tired :) sorry
     
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    Are you only able to backup a retail version of Pokemon X/Y with Gateway?
    I own both Gateway and the NDS Adapter Plus. I first tried to backup the retail version of Pokemon X, but the NDS Adapter Plus software seemed to hang once the game was inserted.
    I tried another 3DS game which was FireEmblem and that seemed to work fine, and create a backup (SAV) file.
     
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    currently, to get the save from pokemon, we have to dump the whole rom.
    i don't think the nds adapter things dump the rom.
     
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    So it might be possible to use the save of my card if you backup it first?
    If you dump the card it will erase the savegame.