Possible to use multiple same-game roms on one Gateway?

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  1. DDTarZan
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    Hi, is it possible to have multiple ROMs of the same game on a Gateway without it only seeing one? For instance, if I took a Pokemon X scene dump, copied it twice, and changed the headers of the copies to two different headers, would I be able to choose any of the three with my Gateway? Or would it just give me an error? And will this work with .3dz ROMs too?

    It's kind of a pain swapping out .3ds or .3dz ROMs everytime I wanted to play with a different save.
     
  2. gamesquest1

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    Pokemon will play fine on separate copies, card 1 games would conflict with each other as they would all use the same save file
     
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    Neat! All I needed to know. Thanks a billion. :)
     
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    It will see every ROM you put on it. But as mentioned before card1 games will have shared save files.
     
  5. Abcdfv

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    Its possible to convert card1 games to card2 by changing some info in the header, which would solve the save conflict problem.
     
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    Each rom would have its own seperate save, stored inside the rom itself. Instead of it just saving to the big SD and possibly causing save/load issues
     
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    I don't think that's a set thing though. Yes, it's that way for card2 games, but I don't think you can simply change the header to 'force' it to save to the rom. I'm sure there's a LOT more code that goes into the game to enable it to save to the rom, itself. Hex editing a single value won't change that.
     
  11. gamesquest1

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    it does :P, just change the card type and the writable region offset and bingo you have a card2 game that saves to the rom like any other card 2 game
     
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    Really?! WTF? O.O

    I was wrong. My apologies.
     
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    yeah i originally did it just messing about and it worked, so i shared it with the guy on maxconsole as he wasn't able to get his gateway save chip working so he could only play card2 games, i had originally asked 3dsguy to implement a automatic card 2 converter into 3dsexplorer so i dint make any tutorial or anything, but the guy who i helped with it made one anyway.....probably for the best as 3dsguy left the scene like a week later anyway, i think snailface has said he is going to make a lil app to automate the process so its not manually hex editing each game and calculating offsets :ha:

    tbh the only real use i seen it having was for people who had SPI issues on the gateway card as this is a nice bypass for that, but i suppose it could be used like this as well for people who want multiple copies of the same game with separate saves