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smitty

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  1. Those are not stupid questions at all. I hope that these answers will help. 1. Homebrew is just a program made by somebody other than Nintendo or an authorized developer (i.e. you made it home) that is capable of being ran on the DS. 2. Well, you are actually right here, but you can do more. By backing up a save, you can back it up and then restore it at will. Say for instance that you would like to start a new game but don't want to lose your Pokemon from this play through. Just back up your save and erase the file on the cart. You can then restore it later if you want to. It also means that you can alter the save backup as well using a save editor such as Pokegen. Once you are done, you can then rewrite the save to your cart at will. 3. This guide will work for Black 2 and White 2. This is a great guide for the beginner on what you need for the basic setup. Pokegen has it's own guides elsewhere on the forum to guide you on how to use it. http://projectpokemon.org/forums/showthread.php?6424-Download-link-and-information Hope that these answers help you out.
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    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    To make this very basic, you are talking about two different things. The save is encrypted using a particular method (one which can be broken through so that you can view it in the tool.) On top of that, the 3DS applies a signature that you could picture as a "Seal of Approval." That "Seal" is the AES MAC. This is not some static unchanging bit of code like the Powersaves header that is attached to the file. It uses the "Seal" to tell every 3DS that comes into contact with the save "This is a valid save that has not been tampered with." You can edit saves to your heart's content, but unless you can duplicate the "Seal" correctly, it will show up as corrupt. There are hurdles to getting the keys that you can read about elsewhere such as GBATemp threads if you are interested. To also see why just overcoming this hurdle by brute force hacking is nearly impossible, go read up on this method of cryptography on Wikipedia. Bottom Line: It's really easy to say that you can hack the system to provide a software only method of signing saves that everybody can use. It's extremely difficult to do that in real life.
  3. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    Read through the thread and also through the various topics on GBATemp (I've seen you on there), and you will see why that is not possible.
  4. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    Maybe. Maybe not. Nobody knows for certain right now given the public info out there, so we will have to be patient.
  5. The things that are getting blocked are in Battle Spot and Wi-Fi trading are related to unreleased hidden abilities mainly that are possible to hack and get through bank. Nintendo's servers are blocking unreleased things such as gen 2/5 hidden abilities. If your Lugia has made it through Bank and can participate in Battle Spot, you are OK. It's impossible to say absolutely for certain since we don't know what will come in future gens, but I would highly doubt that you will have problems in the future.
  6. I know what he does. I've seen him on other forums. He does seem to like the attention (which all hackers love when you get down to it), but it doesn't change the fact that the current tools do have their uses. If you have a better alternative, why don't you come out of retirement and provide one? In the end, the public will decide what it likes best. As far as your disdain for my post goes, I guess I'm just lucky that you can't delete any post just because you don't like a rival hacker. I did however answer what the OP wanted to know, let him know the current alternative, and let it be known that there was no ETA on injection. If this has bruised your ego some, well I can't help that. In the end, I wouldn't be surprised if this whole exchange gets modded.
  7. I know that you can't fully modify game data yet, which is why I followed up with this If you have a running battle with Kaphotics, that's fine. However, it doesn't change the fact that the UI is practically identical, you can view game data from a backed up save, and it is primed to be used as an editing tool if a way is found to reinsert the save. If that doesn't make it the closest that you can get to a successor right now, I don't know what is, which doesn't really make my post deserving of deletion just because you don't happen to like Kaphotics apparently.
  8. You can read the PKHeX topics (the successor to Pokegen for all intents and purposes) to get all the info you want to know, including all of the reasons why you cannot inject things. There is no exact ETA on when that will happen. Bond and Slashmolder are working on that problem and you can get those updates on the front page.
  9. You can either use a flash cart, a save backup dongle, or a specific Action Replay that allowed saves to be put on an microSD card. I personally use a flash cart as they have other uses outside just save backups. They tend to be a little more expensive than the others depending on the brand (which determines the features) of the cart. There is a really nice thread here in the forums that goes through all of your potential options and the tools needed. It's the first sticky under the general "Saves" forum.
  10. If cleaning the contacts didn't work, you most likely have a complete brick. It's a known issue that occurs from time to time. It is sporadic and is related to a miswrite of the save outside of it's normal boundaries. This can occur from bad server side commands (it seemed that there was an unusually high number of bricks related to a Wonder Card code that has since been taken down and fixed.) It can also occur related to disconnecting during the rewrite (intentional disconnects and unintentional disconnects that are usually related to faulty USB cords that we have seen.) Unfortuantely, there is not much you can do about it right now. The saves cannot be transferred to another cart. You can try contacting Datel, but I do not think that they have been replacing any carts. Unfortunately with these kind of devices, there is usually a clause buried somewhere in their warranties and terms of use that absolves them of any potential damages related to the changing of game code (including saves.) I've not researched their legal docs for Powersaves, but I would not be surprised if that is in there somewhere. It's still worth e-mailing them and see what they tell you.
  11. I understand what you are saying now, but is honestly cannot ever recall that ever being an issue that has ever come up. Granted it is actually a pseudo-RNG, but if it was a major issue, then somebody should have been flagged by now since this system has been implemented since gen 3. Also, Powersaves has been out now for long enough and there have been several tournaments since support was added that if it was an issue, one would think that it would have come up at least once by now especially since several of these occurred strictly over Wi-Fi and subject to whatever hack checks Nintendo has in place.
  12. Actually, the formula for generating the TSV and Pokemon SV are known for this gen. It is the same as in gen 3 with one small tweak to the formula which makes wild shiny encounters a bit more common. There is a nice article on Bulbapedia on this as well as all of the quirks with it in past gens. Now, what Powersaves does is that it manipulates the TSV of the capturing/hatching original trainer which is determined by the OT ID# and the Secret ID number. For simplicity's sake, lets say the actual formula is TSV = OT ID# + Secret ID#. We know that we want the TSV to equal that of the Pokemon's SV (so now we have a fixed number for TSV). The secret ID is left the same (I've dumped before and after files and can confirm that this is the case) so that number remains constant. That leaves the OT ID# as a variable. Now we do know that there are a limit to OT ID#'s (65535 iirc) so anything above that would be a red flag. However, Datel could easily program their edits to generate OT ID#'s within the boundaries. Other than this one change, everything about the .pkx file is the same (from PID on down.) I have yet to hear about Powersaves generating an OT ID# outside the normal range.
  13. No one has been banned from using Powersaves shinies. Also, TID and SID have been worked out for this gen. You can use PKHeX to study them if you want. You can use either a Powersaves backup to look at the files en masse like in Pokegen (you can easily see the values in the newest update) or you can use one of the box dumpers like KeySav to dump the .pkx (or .pk6 files if you prefer that extension) as individuals which can be loaded into PKHeX. You can find instructions on how to use those tools in Kaphotics' threads about them. They are actually all pretty handy tools to have if you do a lot of trading on various boards since you can give exact IV's and check IV's again like back in the Instacheck days (although the checking part has to be done after the trade is complete now). Also, before anybody who comes along and only halfway reads this post (no offense to BeUndead but this is meant for others who may come along afterward and partially read this), you cannot use PKHeX to inject pokemon.
  14. It changes the OT ID# of the pokemon so that it will generates trainer shiny value that equals the Pokemon's shiny value. After you apply the edit, the game treats it like it was a Pokemon that was traded to you (since it no longer has the same OT ID# as you.) It will gain boosted EXP and you will be unable to nickname it after the shiny edit has been applied.
  15. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    No problem. I hope that doing that will fix your problem. I'm sorry that I can't be of more help to you.
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    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    I'm not sure then what I can tell you about that. I have Parallels with Windows installed for the few instances when I have to use a PC. I do know that the newest version of Wine has not been working quite so well with several programs. There have instances where it will not even support older programs that an old Wine version supported (heard from a friend on another board). Outside of Parallels, if Wine doesn't work the only thing that I can advise is to install a copy of Windows through BootCamp. Sorry, that I can't be of more help with Wine, but I'm not familiar enough with it to tell you any potential tricks to fix that.
  17. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    You can edit any decrypted file as much as want with PKHeX. You cannot restore an edited save though to a ROM or any cart without being able to correctly sign it using the AES MAC. At this moment, there is no public software only mod that allows you to do that.
  18. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    You can't inject saves using Gateway. You can't even use a Powersaves backup on a ROM let alone use the same cart that has been saved on a unmodified unit on a Gateway unit without it showing up as corrupt. There is currently no way to correctly resign a save after it has been edited. If it was possible, you wouldn't still be seeing all of the posts asking "How do I use PKHeX to get [insert random Pokemon here] and keep being told that you can't. You also still would not be seeing the first line (written in bright red) in the first post saying that you can't do it either.
  19. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    Well, Gateway has nothing to do with decrypting saves. You can decrypt the Powersaves backups by following the instructions like you normally do.
  20. If you are asking if either card will allow you to use Pikaedit XY to alter a save and inject pokemon into them like Pokegen, it cannot no matter if you are using a retail cart or a ROM. Even a software hacked 3DS has to deal with AES MAC and Pikaedit cannot get past that (nor can any publicly released software at this time.)
  21. Do you have anything constructive to offer on any of these threads that you post on BattleLegend (AKA PokeChampion), or do you just like looking at your completely off-topic, random, useless posts? People are coming here asking for help, and it gets really annoying trying to wade through all of the useless garbage that you post. If you are trying to help somebody and end up being wrong, that is one thing. However, just posting random stuff accomplishes nothing other than hide legit posts. Please keep these useless, random posts to a minimum.
  22. smitty

    PKHeX Legacy Discussion

    Glad that I could be of help and that you got it to work.
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