Why do you need the physical version of OoT + a save dongle?

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  1. LinkSoraZelda
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    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    What's so special about it? Does it have to encrypt the save for use with your specific system?
    If you can import saves with the digital version, you wouldn't need the dongle, right? rd.png
     
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    The game is used in a few exploits to run unsigned code, like Ninjhax. The save dongle is to put the edited save file onto it.
     
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    That's all it does?

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    That's my digital copy of OoT up there. Can't I just replace that save with the edited save?
     
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    Essentially, that's the big deal surrounding it.
     
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    I double posted above you.
     
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    Yeah probably, but you'd need SaveDataFiler to insert the exploit into it.
     
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    The save files for digital games are encrypted by an unique key tied to your handheld, I do believe. If they weren't, save editing for Pokemon and homebrew (assuming the games weren't encrypted) all together probably would have cropped up sooner. Cartridges, on the other hand, aren't. As they have to be able to be read by other 3DSs as well.
     
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    yep, encrypted and signed, so you cant modify unless the console in question is already hacked to run SDF.......also gateways oot exploit save is hard coded to load the exploit from a specific offset in the game carts save chip.....so even if you do write the exploit save to the digital version it still requires a cart inserted with the exploit payload at the correct offset.........the cart can be any game cart at all though (except card2 games i assume) which is fun i guess ^_^

    not to mention the fact this would only be useful for people on 9.2 who happened to already have a digital copy of oot on their n3DS which leaves a very small group of people, probably not worth the effort for GW to look into it as its whole purpose is pretty much defeated by the fact you would already need to have you system hacked via CN/downgraded MSET to even install the save, in which case you can just use MSET for a cartless entry point
     
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