Transfer of save files, possible?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Scones, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Scones

    Scones Member

    Aug 1, 2008
    United States
    Using any means necessary is it possible to transfer a save file from a cyclo ds to an actual retail cart? I'm taking a trip to Japan soon and would really like to take my DS with me, problem is the legality of owning a flashcart is now questionable there and I would like to avoid any unnecessary difficulties.
  2. sco0504

    sco0504 Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Maybe the DSi can do this, but currently I don't think it's possible.
  3. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 1, 2004
    United States
    I don't know of any methods at this moment, but I'm thinking it may be possible soon. I was reading this post on the cheats site, which I'll quote here because it requires a soul sucking registration just to read their stupid news:

    The way I'm interpreting this--and I could be wrong--is that it will be a new codebreaker type device with some added functionality to store backup saves using the original carts. By switching the MicroSD cards, It's feasible you could convert+transfer your flash cart save to launch with a commercial game.

    Sorry that does nothing to help you now, but in the near future it might. The problem as I perceive it is there's no way for a commercial game to communicate with a PC, save for specialized equipment to retrieve a rom dump. Trying to write to the card is something else entirely.

    Anyway I wouldn't worry about it, I doubt that Nintendo has the armed soldiers at airports checking every DS for an R4 or whatever. And even if that were true (it's not), what's the worst that they could do? Take it away?
  4. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    it's possible, i even did it on my m3real(but works on any dldi-capable slot-1 card)
    but you need either an unstable wifi transfer tool(not sure if it works though) or an EZ-flash 3 in 1 and the 3 in 1 backup tool.

    EDIT:just to give a basic idea how the 3 in 1 backup tool works:
    first you boot it from your flashcart, it then completely loads itself in the ram of your DS, and it loads the .sav(after you select it) onto the NOR memory of your 3 in 1.
    you then replace the flashcart with an original cart, and the tool finished the job by copying the save.

    but you do have to convert the save to the right size RAW save first.