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Title: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 26, 2017, 06:25:25 pm
Hi there!

I was wondering how I would be able to back up my Virtual Console save of Pokemon Blue (I am doing a glitch run of it and I really don't want my save wiped). I have New 3DS XL and my computer can read regular SD cards but not the microSD cards that the New 3DS's use. Could anyone help?

Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 26, 2017, 06:34:15 pm
Hi there!

I was wondering how I would be able to back up my Virtual Console save of Pokemon Blue (I am doing a glitch run of it and I really don't want my save wiped). I have New 3DS XL and my computer can read regular SD cards but not the microSD cards that the New 3DS's use. Could anyone help?

Thanks!  :D

I'm assuming your 3DS has CFW or homebrew, given that you need it for save backups.

Just use JKSM or another save manager homebrew like usual, and use some FTP homebrew to transfer the file from the SD card. Or you can use Nintendo's microSD management app from Settings, but their SMB implementation kinda sucks.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 26, 2017, 07:02:01 pm
No my 3DS dose not have eather CFW or homebrew (Been to scared that if I tryed any thing it would mess up my 3DS and I REALLY don't want that). Also I am no tech genius (Even though I am studying) so is there any guide online that takes me through step by step because once again I really don't want to mess up my 3DS

Thanks!
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 26, 2017, 07:07:30 pm
No my 3DS dose not have eather CFW or homebrew (Been to scared that if I tryed any thing it would mess up my 3DS and I REALLY don't want that). Also I am no tech genius (Even though I am studying) so is there any guide online that takes me through step by step because once again I really don't want to mess up my 3DS

Thanks!

Yes, there is, it's at https://3ds.guide/ :)
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 26, 2017, 07:15:24 pm
Cool thanks!
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 05:34:08 am
Uhhh hey is there a video? I want to be really sure i am doing it right.


Thanks!
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 27, 2017, 06:17:49 am
Uhhh hey is there a video? I want to be really sure i am doing it right.


Thanks!

No, because videos can get outdated. On the guide site there's a link to a discord server where you can ask for help though.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 11:16:57 am
oh ok. Thanks tho!
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 04:57:32 pm
So this guide only works for version 9.0.0 through 11.3.0 and my 3DS is on 11.5.0. (I also don't have 2 3DS's) What do I do?
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Marv231 on August 27, 2017, 06:10:31 pm
So this guide only works for version 9.0.0 through 11.3.0 and my 3DS is on 11.5.0. (I also don't have 2 3DS's) What do I do?


I use Rpwng and Homebrew for Backing Up saves
It maybe working, if Nintendo doesn´t  fixed it already

https://mrnbayoh.github.io/rpwng/
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 06:25:06 pm
Oh god what I would give for a video   :-\  Oh well here goes nothing (I swear if this is a virus I will... scream at your post because there is nothing I can do legally to you)
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 06:41:32 pm
I can't do it. I am too scared that I am going to do something wrong and screw up my 3DS. What do I do? I have the homebrew starter kit downloaded and my 3DS's microSD card in the card reader and pulled up but where do I put the starter kit?
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 27, 2017, 07:34:03 pm
I can't do it. I am too scared that I am going to do something wrong and screw up my 3DS. What do I do? I have the homebrew starter kit downloaded and my 3DS's microSD card in the card reader and pulled up but where do I put the starter kit?

Extract the starter kit to the root of your SD card.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 27, 2017, 09:44:30 pm
So this guide only works for version 9.0.0 through 11.3.0 and my 3DS is on 11.5.0. (I also don't have 2 3DS's) What do I do?


I use Rpwng and Homebrew for Backing Up saves
It maybe working, if Nintendo doesn´t  fixed it already

https://mrnbayoh.github.io/rpwng/

So when do the codes come out usually? (On their twiter RN none of the codes work)
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Marv231 on August 28, 2017, 04:33:44 am
They fixed it Unfortunately, so that uploades of these files got deleted in a few seconds.  :-\

I don´t know any other ways of backing up 3DS saves

Maybe, you make a glitched run on an emulator and make Savestates, so if something went wrong, load the quicksave.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 28, 2017, 05:09:35 am
Oh thats to bad
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 28, 2017, 05:22:07 am
So this guide only works for version 9.0.0 through 11.3.0 and my 3DS is on 11.5.0. (I also don't have 2 3DS's) What do I do?

You can use ntrboothax using a compatible DS flashcart and an old DS/DS Lite, by the way. If you're willing to wait, more flashcarts will be made compatible eventually.

If you don't have an old DS/DS Lite, powersaves support should happen in time, you can get those on amazon for a price cheaper than a second hand DS phat/lite.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 28, 2017, 07:09:03 am
do you have a link with a guide on the powersave option (My old DS broke long ago). Also what do you mean " powersaves support should happen in time", I mean I am willing to spend the money IF I need to but I don't want to just go spend my money on random things.

EDIT: Wait is it possible to dump the save on my computer and if Blue's save gets corrupted then I can just restore it by copying the save back to my 3DS?
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 28, 2017, 11:08:02 am
Also what do you mean " powersaves support should happen in time"

I mean using powersaves to flash ntrboothax to a supported DS flashcart is still being worked on.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 28, 2017, 05:18:47 pm
Oh when do you think it will be ready?

BTW thanks to everyone for helping! It really means a lot!
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Wack0 on August 28, 2017, 05:21:03 pm
Oh when do you think it will be ready?

I have no idea.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Parzival on August 28, 2017, 05:37:09 pm
IIRC it's projected for late '18.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 28, 2017, 06:06:01 pm
-_- Oh well I will try and put the save on my computer then
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 28, 2017, 07:52:32 pm
Well it seems like this is a lost cause. I wish the 3DS's life wasn't over just yet or I had tried to do this a year ago.

Well thanks any ways :-\
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Parzival on August 28, 2017, 08:00:30 pm
What's your system version again?
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 29, 2017, 07:14:49 am
11.5.0-38U
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Parzival on August 30, 2017, 07:26:41 am
NINJHAX has apparently been updated for v11.5, so that's an option to run a save-extract utility.
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Olliecyclops on August 30, 2017, 03:24:54 pm
Don't have that game and I am not about to spend that kind of money for it
Title: Re: Backing Up my Virtual Console save
Post by: Parzival on August 30, 2017, 03:30:42 pm
Fair enough.