Possible to copy a game's save from a legit physical copy to an illegit digital copy on pasta/cake?

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  1. duffmmann
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    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    As the title says, is there any way to copy my legit games' saves from actual physical copies of the games over to the digital copies I've downloaded for play via Pasta or Cakefw? If it makes any difference I have an R4i save dongle for backing up 3DS game saves to the computer.
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

    Monty Kensicle Yay!

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    You'll want to use SavDataFiler to dump your cart saves and import them into the .CIA version.
     
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    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    Can't you use the save data transfer tool from the eShop for this?
     
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    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm cautious about this, as I understand that it wipes the save on your card, and I'm unsure if this will work with illegit copies. On top of that, if this does work, it would mean I'd have to make a backup of my save onto my computer with the R4i SaveDongle (for peace of mind), and then after the save is hopefully transferred to the .cia version, I'd have to reimport the backup save I just backed up. This is all hypothetially possible, but it seems needlessly long, I'm just hoping there is a way to copy the physical cartridge's save without wiping the save data from the cartridge.
     
  5. Monty Kensicle

    Monty Kensicle Yay!

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    That should work. I have yet to try this myself, so I didn't want to suggest it.

    Yes SavDataFiler only copies the save.
     
  6. Xenon Hacks

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    I did this for 3 of my carts it's much faster.
    I did it with pokemon Y/X/Alpha Sapphire.
    Also it will tell you if it cant move the save.
     
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    Save data transfer works just fine, but it will remove the save from the game card.