Will changing the ROM file name change anything? Such as saves?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by idx13, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. idx13

    idx13 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    Will everything still work the same? for example

    v-tgae.3ds to This Game as Example.3ds ?
  2. dkabot

    dkabot Better With Others' Systems Than Their Own

    Sep 9, 2014
    United States
    In what context? An Emulator is different from a Gateway is different from a Sky in operation.
  3. m0rt

    m0rt Member

    Jan 29, 2015
    Gambia, The
    If you use a Gateway, then no it won't matter at all.
    You can rename the .3ds files to whatever you like (excl. fancy special characters of course). The saves are usually stored on your SD card (the one inside the 3DS) and are using the game's real title ID (check them here: http://3ds.essh.co/) and a .sav extension for naming. If you rename a rom then the gateway will still load up the correct savegame. There are some games like Pokémon X/Y/OR/AS, Animal Crossing New Leaf and a few others that don't store the savegame on the SD card but inside the rom itself, so it also doesn't matter if you rename them, saves will still work ;)
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  4. Maximilious

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    The only time it matters with GW is going from .3ds to .3dz. Then saves will not be recognized between the two and you will need to convert them for online use. Typically it's better to convert to .3dz before playing a game if it's online capable.
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