Sonic Colors save

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  1. Giga_Gaia
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    Giga_Gaia Shinigami

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    I don't know if I am actually in the right section for this, but is there any way to convert the save from Sonic Colors PAl version to use it with the NTSC/US version?

    I tried the savegame manager GX trick to convert save games, but the game tell me the file is actually corrupted.
     
  2. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    here is what i did to convert my colors game save no hex editing needed.

    1. Make a game save for both regions
    2. Download Save Game manager GX if you dont already have it
    3. Open Save Game manager GX and extract both the pal and ntsc game saves to either hdd or SD
    4. Go to your computer and open the extracted game saves folder for both regions.
    5. Delete everything in the ntsc folder except the banner.bin file
    6 copy and paste everything from the pal folder except the banner.bin into the ntsc folder
    7. Plug your SD or HDD back into your wii and load up save game manager gx
    8. Install the new ntsc game save and once that's finished load up the game of the save you just converted and see if it worked.

    *Note this night not work for every game and always make sure to have a back up of your original save encase things go wrong*
     
  3. hetoan2

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    If you aren't going to play on the PAL one any more, you can simply rename the folder in NAND:/title/00010000/534E4350 from 534E4350 to 534E4345 and everything will work properly. (only for this game and some others because the save structure is identical)

    you will need game_0.sav through game_9.sav even if you aren't playing on those or your save will likely corrupt. you also need the system.sav as that controls various settings like language and stuff.

    And to the above poster, changing the banner.bin shouldn't do anything harmful, just give you some wrong information.
     
  4. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    it does when a game like this is named different between the 2 regions I.E the banner would be different. i copied the banner.bin along with the other files and the save corrupted copied everything but the banner this time it worked.
     
  5. hetoan2

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    doesn't make a difference with Call of Duty, but i'll take you're word for it since i didn't actually try with this game.
     
  6. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yea i found with most pal and ntsc everything is the same including the banner. I have only had 3 games where i have had to do extra work. Sonic Colors, endless ocean 2 and nsmbw
     
  7. Giga_Gaia
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    Now, when I do what you told me, after I reinstalled the NTSC/US save, it just delete it. I go in the game and it says I have no savegame. Also, going in the wii savedata management show no savegame and if I reboot Savegame Manager GX, there is no save game either.

    Also, I noticed the save can't be manually copied from the wii menu, it seems it's copy protected.
     
  8. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    if it deleted your save then you did something wrong cause if you followed my steps it shoul dhave worked and its copy protected in system menu cause it has wifi data but i was able to change mine from pal to ntsc just fine.