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005Tools
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General
Author(s) McHaggis
Type PC utility
Version 0.1d
Licence Mixed
Last Updated 2013/12/08
Links
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005tools is a simple command line application designed to work with devices that can transfer game saves from CTR-005 (3DS) and NTR-005 (DS/DSi) game cards to your PC. The source code is platform independent, so it can be compiled to run on any system.

It allows backing up and restoring save games for 3DS/DSi/DS game cards using a device such as the R4i Save Dongle.

User guide

Available commands:

info

Display information about the currently inserted game card.

download 

Downloads the currently inserted game card's save data and writes it to filename.

upload

Overwrites the currently inserted game card's save data with data from filename.

erase

Erase the save data stored on the currently inserted game card.

Available options:

-s, --save-size=BYTES

Override detected save size with BYTES.

-h, --output-header=FILE

Save game header to FILE.

-?, --help

Show this help.

Please make sure permissions are appropriately set for your device (or use su, if you don't care).

Known issues

Save detection for some DS cards isn't implemented.

Certain games have a specific flag set in official software, not implemented yet.

Cannot write to DS EEPROMs smaller than 1kB (reading does)

Compatibility

Currently the application only supports the R4i Save Dongle.

Changelog

0.01b

  • Writing to 3DS cards works now.
  • Improved save size detection for 3DS cards.
  • Fixed progress bar on Win32.
  • Added some error detection.

0.01a

  • First version.

Credits

elisherer for his R4iSaveMore application that got this homebrew started.

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