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help Using Pkhex as a Save File Backuper?


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Hello everyone, I have an important question and I hope someone can help me out.

First of all I'd like to say I do not want to hack in anyway, I would only like to use Pkhex to read TSV and ESV and (most important part for me) trying to make a save file backup of all my 90+ pkmn.

With all the corrupted Save File storys showing up I would really love to have a way to back up a Save File with all my Main Pokémon in it, so here goes my actual two questions.

When I use the rsavout.bin does it affect my Save File/Pokémon at ANY way? Or does it really only make a copy of the Save File? (fingers crossed for the second, I play legit and I'd like to keep everything that way)

Is it possible to use the rsavin.bin to get that Save File backup into the game even if it does not have any save file there (I intend to use the same game card for the backup, but I would still like to replay the game many times)

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When you use rsavout, it only makes a copy of your save from the system's RAM and places it on the SD card. Other than that, it doesn't write anything to the SD card or to the cartridge.

In fact, using rsavin doesn't actually write anything to the cartridge (or the SD card if you're using a digital copy) - it only loads the save into RAM. Once you actually save the game, THAT's when things get permanent.

I know this because I used the PC box importer to create a few Pokemon in my boxes. After running the exploit and going back into the game, the Pokemon were in my boxes. But then I quit without saving, re-loaded, and the Pokemon were not there.

Now the second part of your question is a tricky subject - it's my understanding that save files are tied to cartridges, so it's impossible to transfer saves between cartridges (including trying to restore your save to a new cartridge if your old one was lost or broken). Unless the new RAM-editing web injection technique changed something, I would avoid backing up and restoring saves to different cartridges. Instead, just use the old box importer/exporter (PCEdit) to transfer Pokemon.

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Thank you for your reply, it's nice to know I can finally check TSV and ESV without fear of messing my save file.

As for the second answer, I do not intend to place the backup on another cartrige, I intend to put it back in the same one (just in case my terrible fear of losing my save file happens..), just not at the same save file, as I intend to use that cart to replay Alpha Sapphire over and over.

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When you use rsavout, it only makes a copy of your save from the system's RAM and places it on the SD card. Other than that, it doesn't write anything to the SD card or to the cartridge.

In fact, using rsavin doesn't actually write anything to the cartridge (or the SD card if you're using a digital copy) - it only loads the save into RAM. Once you actually save the game, THAT's when things get permanent.

I know this because I used the PC box importer to create a few Pokemon in my boxes. After running the exploit and going back into the game, the Pokemon were in my boxes. But then I quit without saving, re-loaded, and the Pokemon were not there.

Now the second part of your question is a tricky subject - it's my understanding that save files are tied to cartridges, so it's impossible to transfer saves between cartridges (including trying to restore your save to a new cartridge if your old one was lost or broken). Unless the new RAM-editing web injection technique changed something, I would avoid backing up and restoring saves to different cartridges. Instead, just use the old box importer/exporter (PCEdit) to transfer Pokemon.

Actually Since the save data copied form ram is already decrypted it should work on other cartridges, this was never possible with powersaves because they were encrypted. But The community saves for games that are inserted into games using savdatafiler work on any copy (except cia versions). So I can not confirm this but I am pretty sure it will work. One with a powersaves should be able to try this safely

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