Using an old gateway .sav file

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  1. DiNo29
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    Long ago I backed up the save from my retail Fire Emblem Awakening (EU) cartridge using the Gateway menu, and I still have the .sav

    I lost this cartridge, so I'm trying to use the .sav with a backup of a new FE:Awakening EU. Is it possible at all without the headers? Would installing it as a cia help?

    I tried copying the save renamed to 000400000009F100.sav on the SD card, but when I start the game I get an error saying the save data is corrupted.

    I think the save was made on my previous 3DS.
     
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    Unfortunately, raw saves are encrypted with per-cartridge keys, so you need the original cartridge.
     
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    Sorry it is not possible to load the save without the header the save was created with.
    Currently there is no solution to this problem.
     
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    Thanks guys :'(
     
  5. Distrance

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    If he knew what .3ds file he was using on his Gateway, wouldn't he be able to restore the save with the help of an user that has a Sky3DS or a functioning Gateway setup though? The key is here, obviously, whether he knows for a fact what 3ds file he used .. If you know specifically where you downloaded the game from and that the rom hasn't been changed since then restoring it could be possible with the help of an another user @DiNo29
     
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    You mean the first one, from which I exported the .sav? Nah, it was from my personal cartridge I had bought.
     
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    Savedatafiler and JKSM can only read an encrypted save if it's for the currently-loaded game. Since the original cartridge was lost, it's not possible to load it.
     
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    Actually you might have a point. I haven't tried that for a very long time, so I can't confirm. So I'll take your word for it :)
     
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    So let me get this straight.. You originally owned the physical copy of the game? Then, you extracted the save and used it with GW? How'd you do that without using a rom made from the game you used to own?
     
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    I originally owned the game. At some point, I got rid of my 3DS and games, but used the gateway to make a backup of all my saves in case I got another one later.
    So, I never used the .sav file, I just extracted it from the cart and then stored it on my PC.
    Now I have a New 3DS, and a different copy of Fire Emblem Awakening... and a useless save.

    (I did make backups of the games too, so at least my other saves are safe, but I must have forgotten to backup FE)
     
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    Ah, I understand you now. That is a shame but yeah from the sound of it that save is then indeed, useless.

    There is a save editor for Fire Emblems though, so you might be able to do something with that if you have any idea what you had on that save. Not sure if you can set a save to be at a certain point in story, but as far as items, relationships and children go then you should be able to do that if you can actually remember anything relevant.