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Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup

Posted by ireknole 
Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 17, 2010 05:31PM
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 17, 2010 09:22PM
OK, I'll try and explain it to you (having never done it myself :P)

In your NAND dump there should be a folder called "title". Inside that, there should be a folder called "00010000". Inside that, there should be a bunch of folders, each with a couple of files inside (data.bin, banner.bin, possibly more).

Make a folder called "savegames" on the root of your SD card, then copy all the folders from title\00010000 in the NAND dump to the savegames folder on the SD card. Then add "00010000" at the start of the name of each folder.

Run Savegame Manager MOD and attempt to install the saves.

If you still get errors, or all the saves don't show up, I have no idea what to do next, sorry.

As for VC, I guess they're probably included in the above steps. If not, I don't know, sorry.

As for Miis: I'm afraid I can't help there. But I'd say if you get the save restored, and the Mii restored, it should all work nicely.

EDIT: OK, I had a bit of a look. Looks like each Mii is 752 (0x2f0) bytes long, and starts with RNCD (0x524E4344), so find RNCD and select from the R and select it along with the next 751 bytes. Copy that, make a new file and paste, you should have an individual Mii. Save it as a .mii file. These can then be installed with Mii Installer. However, first you should extract a Mii made on the console with Mii Extractor, open it in a hex editor and copy everything from 0x1C through 0x1F, and paste it into the same location in each Mii you take from the NAND dump before installing.

I hope this makes sense.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2010 09:27PM by SifJar.
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 19, 2010 05:15PM
Thanks SifJar! Unfortunately, I'm still having problems. I copied all the folders from title\00010000 in the NAND dump to the savegames folder on the SD card. Then added "00010000" at the start of the name of each folder. Nothing showed up. I also tried copying the files in the data folder to the savegames folder with the same result.

Also, the Wii says it installed one mii ok, but I'm not sure what mii that was, and it's not showing up in the Mii channel. Also, since I'm not creating these mii's on a different wii (it's the same wii as before), do I have to do the edit before I put them on?

Is there anyway that I can send you my RFL_DB.dat file so that you can highlight where one Mii is? I think I split it up correctly, but I'm not 100% sure. (0x2f0 was 3 lines long in my hex editor).

Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it! :)
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 19, 2010 05:52PM
Im not sure if that is legal...anyway, I don't know I'd do much better than you. Three lines sounds about right (depening on the hex editor and the size of the window of course). Try going to the wiki page above and downloading the Mii posted there, and opening it and checking if its the same size.

And no, the edit should be unnecessary in this case as its the same Wii.

As for the savegames, I have no idea, I have never actually used either tool, and have no idea how they work :(

EDIT: OK, here's a little tutorial on how you should be able to do it in hex editor "XVI32" (google it, its pretty good IMO)

1. Find the first byte of first Mii (R i.e. 0x52)
2. Goto Address>Jump Width... and select Hexadecimal and type in 2EF (2F0 - 1)
3. Press Ctrl+B
4. Press F5
5. Press Ctrl+B again
6. Press Ctrl+H
7. Press Ctrl+B (last time)
8. Make a new file
9. Goto Edit>Clipboard>Paste from hex string
10. Repeat for each Mii (don't need to redo Jump Width).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2010 06:00PM by SifJar.
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 19, 2010 09:06PM
this is a complete guess as to the savegame question, but try adding a - after 00001000.
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 20, 2010 04:15AM
:) Update!! I just solved the Wii save problem. It's pretty much what SifJar said, but I must have just misunderstood earlier.

(As an example) The save games are in \title\0010001\4e414145\data (banner.bin, EEP NSME) in the nand, and in the savegame manager it's in \savegames\00100014e414145 (banner.bin, EEP NSME).

So I basically had to put the two numbers together to make a new folder in the savegame folder on my sd card and then copy and paste the files in the data folder into that new folder.

Now I just need to work on the Mii's, but part 1 is accomplished! :)
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 20, 2010 09:53AM
Sorry, I maybe didn't make it too clear...But yeah, that's what I meant to do. Glad you got that bit fixed. Hope you work out the Miis. And did that get all your saves back, including VC etc.?
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 20, 2010 01:13PM
Yes, it's all in there. Even the saves that I thought were attached to my Mii (like Super Mario Galaxy).
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 21, 2010 07:02PM
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
July 21, 2010 08:18PM
Huh, that sounds weird. Sure you typed in the correct amount of byte for the jump width? And you chose "Paste from hex string" (not "paste")? Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you, sorry.

EDIT: I took the miidata from the wiki page on miis, padded it at the end with a load of 0x00 bytes, and then followed my method. Worked perfectly.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/2010 08:22PM by SifJar.
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
October 06, 2010 05:51PM
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
October 06, 2010 06:29PM
Sorry, I really have no idea how to help you. I have no actual experience in this sort of this, just theoretical :)
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
October 05, 2011 03:45PM
Re: Extracting Saves/Mii's from Nand Backup
October 19, 2011 09:02AM
you cant just copy the miis 1 at a time and paste them into the file. it has a crc16 checksum. even changing 1 byte in a mii or adding a new one means you must fix the checksum



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2011 09:05AM by giantpune.
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