Trying to convert BotW save from WiiU to Switch, but cant go back to a lower software version...

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by ShootTheCore616, May 22, 2019.

  1. ShootTheCore616
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    Looks like the last update for the WiiU version is 1.5, but the newest Switch update brought it up to 1.6. When I try to run a lower version of the game on the Switch I just get the ol' "Software update is required..." message. I believe I've deleted all the game info I can access (Saves, updates, ticket info thru GoldLeaf, even did the "light" factory reset where my saves/account dont get deleted) but no luck. The saves I converted are in Hyrule Castle, and it will load up okay in there, but once I leave it crashes and says the data is corrupt.

    Anyone have any ideas here? Is there a way to convert saves to a different update version, maybe with hex editing? I'm kinda stumped. BTW, I'm on 8.0.1, SXOS 2.7.1 and I've got both the v1.6 custom XCI and the v1.5 custom XCI.
     
  2. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    Make a backup of your save, delete the game's update files and ticket associated with it and reinstall 1.5.
     
  3. ShootTheCore616
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    I believe I've done that though. I deleted the game and saves thru the Switch menu, used Goldleaf to delete the ticket (I guess I'm not 100% on this one. I deleted the "unused" ticket that matched BotW's TitleID) then "Initialized Console without deleting save data" thru the Maintenance Mode, and tried to run the v1.5 XCI. I'm still greeted with the mandatory "Software update is required" nag which cannot be skipped.

    I guess I could do a complete factory reset of my Switch, but I'd really like to avoid that just for one game...
     
  4. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Try using DevMenu to reset the required firmware version of the game.
     
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