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  1. You know, everybody should be patient. I know that everybody wants everything right now, but these things take time. Also, these guys that make tools like this have lives that exist outside of this forum and game. Maybe the reason why things haven't been going so fast is that other things that absolutely matter are taking up his time. It's not like the whole thing is broken anyway. It's not like you cannot generate things right now with the device. It is just that it takes longer to do it. That's the way we had to do it before this tool. Generate the code and play on the hex editing side of thing until the updated program launches. Everybody will just have to be patient. From translating to programming, these things take time. Give him some breathing room, and it will happen eventually. One thing is for certain, everybody should be thankful that we had the tool at all and should quit beating up on him because he hasn't posted an update.
  2. Nobody has mentioned the lab starters here yet that I am aware of. It is still fairly early though (event wise), so it will probably be just a matter of time.
  3. Most of the "emulators" out there are are outright fakes. They have those claiming to have 3DS emulation for years. If you clicked on them, you were taken to spam sights, scammed out of money, or downloaded a virus. There have been some recent developments in emulators for the PC that can play commercial games, but this is very early in the process. There has only been one commercial game that I am aware of that has been shown to work (albeit I have only seen about a 30 second video which only showed the intro video to the game, but that does not mean that actually playing the game is impossible on it), and it is a very early game in the library with a much more simplistic save encryption architecture compared to the newest games. Pokemon even uses a different save system all together compared to this game, let alone a different type of save encryption. I'm not knocking on the work that this group has made. It is a big step compared to where things have been; however, if you are waiting for a fully functional, run all ROMs, 3DS emulator for PC, you will still be waiting for a bit most likely. Also, do not PM that key. I do not want it and even if you did do it, I would just delete the message.
  4. To break it down very simplistically, Each 3DS has it's own unique "key" for encryption. The master program that generates the "key" is on an area of the 3DS that nobody has been able to dump it from. It then dumps the "key" to a section of the 3DS that is write only (meaning that a computer cannot read the data from that section. This relegates you trying to either intercept the data between the chip and the write only section (which would be like trying to shoot the wings off of a fly using a pellet gun from over a mile away) or ripping the generator code itself (which is stored on a certain chip.) Ripping it from the chip is not an easy thing to do as evidenced by the fact that nobody has done it yet. It requires basically deconstructing a chip (and therefore trashing a 3DS) and then trying to extract the information out of it that way. It is by no means a guaranteed thing that you will even succeed when you try it. It also requires specialized equipment, know-how, and most importantly, money. This inability to extract the this (which is a major part of the security apparatus for the system) is why there is not a 3DS emulator out there. It is also why there is not much in the way of dedicated hacking resources by groups when you have other work arounds that are well established, developed, and easier/cheaper to accomplish (such as Gateway/MT-Card, the installation of developer tools via things like Gateway, Ninjahax, etc.) Granted, these work arounds are always vulnerable to being patched by Nintendo, but there will always be holes in security programs where exploits can be found no matter what Nintendo does. The biggest difference is that the above mentioned vulnerabilities are software based whereas extracting what you are basically wanting is based on a hardware method (which is much harder to break in this instance.) Finally, this is description is very basic. It is much more complicated than this overall. If you absolutely want to know more about it, I suggest that you take the time to learn about the security architecture of the 3DS. This will then make the save encryption system make more sense. Major hacking forums are other good resources. However, I will caution you to not just show up and basically say "Teach me how to hack a 3DS." That will get you shot down really quick. People like to hate on hackers for being "secretive" and "unwilling to share knowledge." That is usually the furthest from the truth. Imagine somebody showing up to your job who has put no effort to even remotely study up what it is that you do and having them say, "teach me everything there is to know about whatever it is that you do." As annoying as that would be, imagine that multiplied by 500 other people. If you make a basic attempt to study up on things (like I did) and then go to these forums, you will have a much more pleasant experience overall. There will be things that you get wrong, but these guys are actually very helpful if they see that you made a good faith effort to try to understand what they are doing/being faced with. Instead of showing up like the above mentioned example, you will look more like somebody who has a genuine interest in what they are doing and will usually be met with more open arms.
  5. CyberGadget only works with Japanese region carts. Once a save is altered, it still has to be sent to their servers to be encrypted and then sent back to your computer so that it can be rewritten to the cart. Save encryption is not a universal constant like previous generations of consoles (Game Boy, GBA, etc.) You can't use a decryption "key" for one of my carts and use it to decrypt your's (unlike previous generations.) The reason for this is complicated unless you know some basic facts of how the 3DS handles saves. You can find the facts in various places. We've rehashed it here in other topics, but it was a while back in the original PKHeX thread, if I recall correctly. Long story short, unless Datel changes their business model on how they are handling PowerSaves (such as emulating what Cyber is doing with the Save Editor), the only thing that PowerSaves will ever be is basic, pre-made by the company only, save editor.
  6. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    The info referral was the fact that I referred you to go to Google and giving you the search parameters to go look for. If you do it correctly, nobody should be able to tell the difference between a hacked Pokemon and one caught in the game. The key term being "if you do it correctly." People think that just because the Nintendo hack checks don't catch it means that they did it correctly. That is incorrect. I believe that you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the IV system. Just because you set an IV to 31 doesn't mean that a Pokemon at level one will have an HP or ATK stat of 31. Here are some more further readings for you. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Individual_values#Generation_VI http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values
  7. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    As a general rule, this post is not the place to ask "How can I hack a Pokemon and make it look legal?". This is about the program PKHeX and how to troubleshoot problems that may arise with the program and for the OP to post updates. I will answer some of your questions really quickly and refer you to info to help answer the rest. 1. Can I get banned from contests if I use a hacked Pokemon? Yes. Most contests take this seriously. If they catch you, then it is a automatic ban. Some do it even if they catch a hacked Pokemon that you didn't even generate (ex. being traded a hacked Pokemon from a friend, etc.) 2. Will you get banned from online, Nintendo sponsored contests? I haven't heard about them enforcing that, but they could certainly try to find a way to do so if they wanted to. 3. How do I make it look legal, etc, etc, etc? There are dozens of tutorials on this across the web. PKHeX is for all intents and purposes the successor the Pokegen. Just go to Google or your favorite search engine and search for Pokegen tutorial on how to generate a "legal" Pokemon. I just did that and got good hits (vids and written tutorials) on how to do it.
  8. They will probably make an edit for them once it is released mainstream (or about to be released.) The biggest limitation is the fact that they do not allow for custom editing, so it will have to be attached to a fake event pokemon most likely (unless they make a move editor which does not seem very likely since they have done that yet.) In all, you probably will not see what you are wanting happen until they do the usual sequel for X/Y, so you may have to wait awhile if you can't go the Cyber Save Editor route.
  9. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    For the last time, please listen. You have been told the answer several times. 1. A legal pokemon is one that has only moves, abilities, IV's, and EV's that can be found on that pokemon naturally in the game. Any legal pokemon that is created by an outside program (either using the gen 6 games or the previous ones) are considered legal by not legitimate. They were not captured in game and raised. This is not a conviction of whether it is right or wrong but this is the generally accepted stance from those who do not get militant about either side of the argument. 2. For the last time, this thread is not about legality, legitimacy, etc. If you continue have questions about these things, please post it on the appropriate board. It gets really annoying trying to sift through all of these off topic posts to find the legitimate ones that actually has something to do with PKHeX.
  10. Setting the language to English is not the problem. I have a couple of carts set to English and have swapped languages while testing the Save Editor/PKHeX combo and have not had this issue. I don't have a solution for you, but I can at least eliminate this as being a factor.
  11. @YamiTenshi Try one of the trading forums on GameFaqs or Reddit. You will have better luck there.
  12. @YamiTenshi You may actually want to try a trading thread to try and get these.
  13. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    You need a used Japanese cart at the very least. If you buy a new a Japanese cart, you will need to have a Japanese unit to initialize the save.
  14. The fact that you are able to go into the game and it freezes shortly afterward makes it sound like you have a partial brick. SciresM posted video of his partial brick that behaved like that months ago after the huge Powersaves brick wave. I don't think that he nor anybody else ever figured out how to fix a partial one. The good news is that Bank should still be able to retrieve the Pokemon off of the cart since the 3DS recognizes it. If I recall, that was the only thing that SciresM could even do. At least you should be able to salvage your Pokemon and transfer them to another cart.
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