VLR Safe Launcher 3DS

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VLR Safe Launcher
Last Updated2016/08/23
TypeGame Hacks
[Safe Launcher and Patch Download]

Virtue's Last Reward for Nintendo 3DS is affected by a critical bug: if you save during an Escape section (especially in the PEC and in the Crew Quarters), the game could crash randomly and you could get the save data corrupted. There is no patch to fix this bug (Aksys has only changed the code of the eShop version of the game to prevent players to save in the PEC room).

The best way to avoid to lose all of you progress is just to backup your data frequently. VLR Safe Launcher will help you to do it in the faster way.


Available as a CIA.

To be even safer, you could use the Pec Patch (a patch that forbids you to save in the PEC room during the Escape Section, requires PC to use).

Note: Only use VLRSafeLauncher(for Gateway 3DS users).cia if you use the red Gateway 3DS card to play to Virtue's Last Reward.

User guide

How does it work

At startup it will check if the title id of the cartridge inserted matches with the title id of Virtue's Last Reward (EUR, USA or JAP).

If the title id of the cartridge doesn't match, it will check if Virtue's Last Reward (EUR, USA or JAP) is installed on the console.

If it finds any copy of Virtue's Last Reward, it will backup the save data to the following path "SD:\VLR_SAFE_LAUNCHER\$REGION\$MEDIA TYPE\[email protected]_mm_ss".

It will check the number of the backups; if it is greater than 30 (10 in the version for Gateway 3DS users, because the save file size is much bigger), it will delete the older backups.

It will launch Virtue's Last Reward automatically.

Restore save data

Just start VLR Safe Launcher and keep the R button pressed on the Nintendo logo screen.


JK_ for JKSM - JK's Save Manager (where part of the code to backup and to restore the save data has been adapted from).

Everyone involved in ctrulib creation.

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