It seems like more and more people are asking how to create a backup of their retail save file, as well as how to restore it back to the cart. I will recommend two solutions to those of you wishing to backup / edit your retail Pokémon save file.
The first requires you to have an NDS flash cart, Rudolph's NDS Backup Tool Wifi, and any FTP program for your PC (I recommend SmallFTP). A tutorial for using these programs can be found here.
Special thanks to Jiggy-Ninja for the below (this is the version of Rudolph's NDS Backup Tool Wifi that I recommend now):
See below for further advice:
I do not recommend using SavSender, because I have never been able to get all 512kb of the save file to transfer with it. I also cannot speak for Rudolph's 3-in-1 / slot2 backup tool, because I have never used it, but here's this:
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.
Last edited by evandixon; Aug 2nd, 2011 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Unstickied thread due to oudatedness
Rudolph's 3-in-1 / slot2 backup tool worked just fine for me, by the way.
Good to know. Thanks for the feedback!
Oh really? Here are some questions:
- What do you mean "you did that"? Are you referring to Rudolph's wi-fi tool?
- Are you using the correct version of Pokésav?
- Is the save file 512kb?
- Is the extension .sav?
- What kind of flash cart do you use?
Answer those questions and I'll see how I can help you.
2. I am using the most recent version of Pokésav for Pokémon Platinum 0.06d.
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Ah, SavSender is your problem. Try using Rudolph's tool instead; I've had much more success that way.
Sabresite: Sorry I deleted your signature pic on accident, .
When I get home / finished with the final project due tomorrow, I will look this save file over. To be honest though, if you're using SavSender, I doubt you got everything you need to make it work.
The only way I see this working is if the first half of the save file actually does contain all of your current save information, in which case it would be simple enough to duplicate that half, and adjust the save index / block ID numbers in the second half so the game reads the correct part of the save. But I'll let you know for sure when I see it tonight.
I still think Rudolph's tool is easier though.
I am aware that Pokésav doesn't load save files in quite the same manner as the games do, so there is a possibility that it looks fine in Pokésav but isn't really fine. If that is the case, let me know.
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