Transferring Save from Digital Game to Gateway 3DS?

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  1. billybob0220
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    billybob0220 Newbie

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    I would like to transfer a save file from a digital copy of a game on my old 3DSXL to the Gateway 3DS rom on my new 3DSXL. First off... is this possible?

    For example on my old 3DS I have Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon. I used the stock "Backup Save" option. I then took the SD Card and put it into my computer and copied the 00001.sav file created in the "Nintendo 3DS/UserID/backup/TitleID" folder.

    I renamed the 00001.sav to the 0004000000055F00.sav

    That is the proper title ID for the game. I then pasted this on the SD Card alongside the Launcher.dat with the other .sav files created by Gateway 3DS. When I launched the game it said "Save file is corrupted. Deleting Save file".

    Is there any way to do this correctly?
     
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    Nope, not possible
     
  3. billybob0220
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    billybob0220 Newbie

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    Really? That is lame... what is different about the Gateway 3DS .sav files that they aren't the same as the official 3DS .sav files? You sure there's no way to delete a header with a hex editor or something?
     
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    Hex editors don't solve 90% of issues dispite popular beliefs, no point going into details,it still ends up the same answer
     
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    Thanks anyways.... and nah it wasn't me following popular belief. I actually fixed a save file on another platform by removing a header with a hex editor. Figured it may be possible here. There is always a way to do something just need someone smart to figure it out. Might be the new save features that Gateway is referring to working on.
     
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    Could you upload the original save file from the eShop game? I'd like to take a look at it and test a few things out. This probably won't get me anywhere, but I just want to satisfy my curiosity.