[Tutorial] How to transfer WiiU BotW Savegame to your Switch

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  1. Arck
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    Arck GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    In this simple tutorial I will explain how to transfer you BotW save file from your WiiU or Cemu to the Switch.

    1) Grab you WiiU BotW savegame, you can use SaveMii if you use a WiiU, or if you use Cemu, go to:
    US: Cemu\mlc01\usr\save\00050000\101c9400\user\80000001
    EUR: Cemu\mlc01\usr\save\00050000\101c9500\user\80000001

    This is how your BotW save file should look like:
    [​IMG]

    2) Now we need to convert the savegame, or it won't work with the Switch.
    (Make sure both versions of BotW have the same update version)

    Download this tool:
    https://github.com/WemI0/BOTW_SaveConv/releases

    Move it into the savegame folder:
    [​IMG]

    Run it, and press "y" to start the conversion. (PS: Make a backup of your savegame folder, it will overwrite the files)

    Wait a bit, and once the conversion finished, you should see that:
    [​IMG]

    Delete "BOTW_SavConv.exe" from the savegame folder.

    3) Now we can start the injection, at the moment only 3.0.0 Switch are able to inject modified savegame, but in a few weeks it will be possible to inject the savegame on the latest firmware of the Switch :) (see SciresM's CFW progress)

    If you are on 3.0.0 you can use this script to inject the savegame:
    https://pastebin.com/0zAwHi4w

    Don't ask me how to use it, but when will we have the possibility to inject savegame on 5.0.2, I will update this part of this tutorial, I promise :P
    (At least you will have your savegame ready)


    PS: if you want to edit your BotW savegame:
    https://www.marcrobledo.com/savegame-editors/zelda-botw/
     
  2. Titanica

    Titanica As insane as a Seventh Grader!!!!:!!1244135

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    This is great! Soon I'll be able to use the bow of light on the Switch!

    (Too bad my younger brother updated my damn Switch..)
     
  3. kbmarinha

    kbmarinha Life sucks...

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    [Tutorial] How to convert WiiU BotW Savegame to use on your Switch later.


    Even if it isn't a full tutorial for now, it will be great when we could use this for real
     
    Last edited by kbmarinha, May 7, 2018
  4. TR_mahmutpek

    TR_mahmutpek GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    THX! I was looking for this. I just finished great plateau on my friends pc with cemu (my pc sucks :wink:) and my switch waiting atmosphere ^_^
     
  5. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    ooo I didn't think of using a hacked save on a transfer...now im excited to do this
     
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  6. osaka35

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    Excellent!
     
  7. blopa

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    I love you
     
  8. canelodirecto

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    It would be awesome if some one could make a walk-trough on the java script part of the tutorial.
     
  9. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I can't wait to use this, i bought the game on the Wii U (like every Wii U fan should have done) and i'd love to transfer my save to my Switch once i make the big move!
     
  10. Azmort

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    Actually I want to do the opposite, just to have fun with the Trainer :P thanks.
     
  11. nedex

    nedex Newbie

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    What happens when you have all DLC on Wii U and not a single one on Switch?
    I bought the complete edition for Wii U and I'm planning to buy the Switch version.
    I'm asking since I won't be able to update (not being on the latest FW) to the latest patch or buy DLCs via the eShop
     
  12. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You have to pass thru chrckouc again lol
     
  13. nedex

    nedex Newbie

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    I didn't seem to ask what I have to do, I just want to know if DLC content can be ignored or it can be removed from the save, for example.
    Some useful response, anyone?
     
  14. Giodude

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    Does it work vice versa? I'd love to continue my hard mode save on cemu in 1080p 60fps.
     
  15. LeviDL

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  16. blueoval24

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    This is absolutely fantastic.
    I was able to transfer my BOTW 1.5 with DLC save files from my wiiu to my switch successfully on 5.0.2. We are living in the golden age!
     
  17. Stain02

    Stain02 Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I tried this solution but I'm having trouble to understand how the script works ( and the whole process for the transfer).
    Can someone explain to me how it works exactly? ( if you have a video that explains it, it would be great).
    Thank you all!
     
  18. Frexxos

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    Extract your switch BOTW Savegame with Checkpoint Homebrew for Switch https://github.com/BernardoGiordano/Checkpoint/releases . Its the best and easiest way!

    After Backup your save, put your SD into your PC and copy your switch botw savegame to your PC. Make Backup for purposes!

    After that you have a folder like this:
    1525699699-botw.png

    After that download the Save Converter: https://github.com/WemI0/BOTW_SaveConv/releases

    - Put the .exe in that folder like OP did.

    - Open the .exe and it will ask if you want to convert.

    - Enter "Y" and it will shou a message like "Switch Savegame detectet - will convert now to Wii U Savegame"

    - After the convertion is done you can open your Save with a editor like: https://www.marcrobledo.com/savegame-editors/zelda-botw/

    - Save that edited savegame in your save folder and start the converter again and it will shou a message like "Wii U Savegame detectet - will convert now to Switch Savegame"

    - After that is done, put your edited save files to SD, start Checkpoint Homebrew. Go to BOTW and press "RESTORE" Button. Close Checkpoint and Homebrew Menu - you did it! ;-)

    Start BOTW and enjoy crazy Gameplay like I do.

    Here Pic of proof.
    882b68a4-34ae-4c7c-9930-5af5ccfcd58c.jpeg
    Durability set to maximum. The Attack of all Weapons are +4000. It's a little bit overkill - but I like it.
     
    Last edited by Frexxos, May 18, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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  19. Stain02

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    Hey!
    Thanks for your help. But I'm for the moment having an issue to install the HomeBrew with the paperclip. Does anyone have a better solution than the paperclip or the 3D jig?
     
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