Where are Gateway Omega sav located?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Wekker, May 19, 2014.

  1. Wekker

    Wekker GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 4, 2007
    Does anyone know where the game saves are stored with the Omega release?
    For NAND based game the sav are stored on the game itself i think, atleast for pokemon x and y those are stored on the rom itself. Animal crossing has the same save mechanic probably.
    But how about the other non NAND games? Since the Omega release has slightly different save methods than the ealier releases.
  2. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Apr 9, 2010
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    Does it? I still backup my saves from the sd card.
  3. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

    May 8, 2010
    United States
    Pretty sure the saves are on the SD card unless they're card2 games (Pokémon X/Y, Animal Crossing, etc.).
  4. Jackall4BDN

    Jackall4BDN Haunter of Daydreams and Nightmares

    Nov 8, 2013
    Gambia, The
    Within your Mind
    In my experience, which made me quite carefull with card2-games, animal crossing seems not to store it´s save-data (at least not comepletely i guess) inside the rom, but rather also somewhere on the SD-cards private folder.

    I figured this out some days ago, when i tried to fiddle as much of my .3ds save over to a new .3dz save as possible
    by getting a friends 3ds for moving and local multiplayer and had to put in multiple backups of my SD aswell as multiple different AC-Roms to somewhat get how they work.

    I had my old save "corrupted" under several states after restoring the backup BUT (and that´s the interesting part)
    also had it working multiple times after restoring both an old SD-Backup AND a AC-Rom that isn´t supposed to have any savedata at all inside, since it was fresh downloaded, the save however got corrupted by solely restarting the game after saving.
    ...Then i screwed up badly and deleted the one corrupted save that seemed to be my old one without the new keys, not being backed up so it seems, and my save was gone xD

    It nontheless made me curious of how the Gateway and/or 3ds further treat the card2-games and how it really stores the saves...

    As for card1-saves (i totally got offtopic before because i felt the need to throw it in)
    they are still located at the same location and under the same name for both .3ds and .3dz games (one thing the new MT-firm does better i guess), they just aren´t compatible between 3ds/z as the new ones use another encryption then the old ones.
    just search for the ID shown on essh as a filename on your internal SD and back it up, then you are good to go.
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