Simplest Way to use PokeSav with HGSS Retail Cart?

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  1. awesome761
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    I know that there is always the action replay option, which is quite limited considering that there is no read/write feature, (I have the DS lite version, not dsi), but does the Action replay dsi work with putting sav files, editing the sav with Pokesav, then putting it back onto the cart? I also know of the NDS adaptor plus, but it is pretty expensive and only works with 32 bit operating systems, (I have Snow Leopard and Windows 7 professional 64 bit.) I also know that the rudolph homebrew software doesn't work due to the new build and on the HGSS retail carts. But does anyone know of some good cheap alternatives that are relatively straightforward to use and could be used to read/write sav files and dump it onto the cart?
     
  2. nitrostemp

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    only way so far is to use the nitro cheat homebrew to get the items you want
     
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    Well, there are ways to export a .sav from your retail cart onto your computer, but I'm not sure if the ARDS could accept the entire .sav that you would edit and turn it into a code. If you did, it would probably cause a few problems with crashing. In my experience from 2007, the ARDS codes for Pokemon games aren't too reliable sometimes.
     
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    But how can i use nitro cheat with my retail cart if it is homebrew?

    EDIT: read about it, and understand that it works somewhat like ards, but i need to be able to edit the whole save file through pokesav, which is much easier than exporting an xml file of the code and putting it on to the ards or nitrohax.
     
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    No you can't. The IR on the actual retail carts renders all save dumping homebrew unable to dump the save. The only way to completely dump the save is with the NDS Adapter Plus.
     
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    Ah my bad then :/ I was planning on doing that.
     
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    If only it was cheaper, made by a more trustworthy company, and it was 64 bit [​IMG]
     
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    I agree someone needs to make a better, more official-looking alternative. Or bug the devs of the save dumpers to update the homebrew to work with IR carts.
     
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    a virtual machine can get around the 64 bit issue
     
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    My MacBook has an IR receiver on it, it would be epic if someone could develop a program that could somehow transfer saves via inferred, but it would be nearly impossible to do.
     
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    I agree on the 64-bit thing, but I've used the original NDS Adapter by EMS and it's always seemed reliable.
     
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    [​IMG] Someone is gonna have to develop some homebrew for this..
     
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    Ideally, someone can develop a patch to update Rudolph's Backup Tools.
     
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    ^^ I wonder who could do it?
     
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    Got this image from pokecommunity, the carts really are different! (Regular on the left, HG/SS on right.)
    [​IMG]
     
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    The first one you've linked to are just slightly updated versions of Rudolph's original tools, altered to dump the header information more accurately for certain games released post-DSi. In fact the final post in that thread is one from me, asking if they can be updated for Hg/Ss, lol. And I'm pretty sure the Wood Dumper is only for ROMs, not saves.

    Also, just a note, I'm pretty sure the mods would be a lot happier if you stuck to one Hg/Ss save dump topic or the other. It doesn't make any sense making identical posts in both simultaneously.