[Tutorial] How to inject gba .sav save file into gba vc

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  1. olimar718
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    Disclaimer : You need to patch pokemons roms and roms hacks with that https://filetrip.net/3ds-downloads/...ix-pack-for-pokemon-gba-games-1-0-f33538.html

    Backstory : I had a lot of problems finding clear solution for this problem (wanting to continue my FF6 advance started on :psp:), so now that I have the solution i think it's a good idea to post it.

    This tutorial is for people that s tarted to play a gba game on emulator, on :psp: or pc or whatever else, and want to continue to play on 3ds, without losing the progressionB-)
    This work with official vc title as well as injected title with this : https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ultimate-gba-vc-injector-for-3ds.438057/

    This tutorial is made for luma cfw : https://3ds.guide/
    You need decrypt9 for this (installed as payload, and with a key associated with it, so that you can boot into it directly) : https://gbatemp.net/threads/download-decrypt9-open-source-decryption-tools-wip.388831/
    How to associate a key to a payload : https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Other-features-and-notes

    You need to install this homebrew (maybe this will work without it by just powering off and then powering on but not sure) : https://gbatemp.net/threads/homebrew-quick-reboot-cfw-gateway-ninjhax.379101/


    While the 3ds is powered off

    -First you just take the .sav file that should be in the same directory as your rom .gba
    -Rename it gbavc.sav
    -Put it in your 3ds sd card /files9

    Power on the 3ds
    -Lauch your gba game installed on the 3ds then close it
    -Quick reboot while holding the key you assigned to decrypt9 using the homebrew "quick reboot"

    In decrypt9
    -Go to synandoption -> miscellaneous -> gba save import

    -follow the very simple instructions, press start to reboot and lauch your gba game to see if it worked

    Then just play your game :grog:

    Tested works on luma 7.0.4 O3ds 11.4 eu with ff6 advance
     
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    Thanks, this really helps :)

    I can finally play my 6 YEARS OLD Pokemon FireRed save!:gba:
     
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    Which version of Decrypt9 are you using for this guide? I tried using Decrypt9WIP, and it appeared to have failed...
     
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    I'm using Decrypt9WIP as well and mine worked fine...

    Make sure you are following all the steps maybe?

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    Make sure you have the latest version of Decrypt9 and try again, or ask someone else :)
     
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    Wait, I followed all of the steps correctly, but I think it didn't work because the save file is a different region than the .cia I was using...

    (I took the save file from my NA Wii u GbaVc and tried to inject it into a EU .cia)

    EDIT:
    Yep, it was the .cia file. I guess I'll just make a NA Vc inject then...
     
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    Lastest WIP from github.

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    Yes you have to use the same rom on emulator and on 3ds for this to work. I recommend to inject it with that https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ultimate-gba-vc-injector-for-3ds.438057/
     
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    It didn't work on my friend's N3DS XL. What went wrong?

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    I followed all the steps correctly
     
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    What game ?
     
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    When it worked for you it was on o3ds ? Because I have o3ds maybe it doesn't work on n3ds ?
     
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    Yeah, my O3DS. Maybe it doesn't work
     
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    Maybe because it's a roms hack also. Plenty of possible reason here :(
     
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    It doesn't work on normal FireRed either...
     
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    I guess it's another reason then, maybe the new 3ds or the wrong installation of luma or decrypt9. When does it fails ?
     
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    Dunno
     
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    NP :)