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005Tools

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005Tools
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General
AuthorMcHaggis
Last Updated2013/12/18
TypeSave and Game Managers
Version0.1d
LicenseGPL-3.0
Links
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Website
Source

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

General uses

Available commands:

  • info - Display information about the currently inserted game card.
  • download - Download the currently inserted game card's save data and writes it to filename.
  • upload - Overwrite 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).

Additional notes

The official app writes 3DS cards in full and then writes the first 16kB again. 005tools mimics this but the progress bar was not changed to reflect this, so don't be surprised when the progress bar resets after writing all the data.

Also, when writing 3DS/very large cards, you'll notice the progress bar freeze after the first 128kB is written. The official software does the same thing, and writing resumes ~7 seconds later.

Screenshots

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Compatibility

Currently the application only supports the R4i Save Dongle.

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).

Changelog

v0.1d

  • Fix command line options that were broken in v0.1c.
  • Fix progress redrawing in Linux.

v0.1c

  • Now compiles with gcc 4.7.

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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