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yeah the hardest thing was finding Burnout 3 UK SLES ID
No hexediting involved whatsoever in this one.
Hey Alcahest, I'm interested in learning how to convert ntsc save games to pal. Is there any kind of tutorial or anything?
I'm mainly looking for The Punisher NTSC to PAL but it would be good to know for future referance as all the good games come out in the US first then UK 3-4 months later.
Appreciate any help you have on this matter!
Easy. replace the product code of your NTSC game by the product code of the PAL product. Works with most saves.
Exemple : burnatout 3 from the thread.
The US save data was BASLUS-21050. BA stands for the region and SLUS-21050 is the product code.
BA is USA
BE is PAL
BI is JAP.
So defekt wanted to convert to PAL version. So first, find the correct ID of that game : SLES-52584
Then since the game is PAL, you add BE before, which makes BESLES-52584.
So in your game save, change everywhere you see BASLUS-21050 to BESLES-52584 (folder name, file name, etc..)
So you just searched for all entries starting with BASLUS*** and changed it to BESLES***
Cool, how do you open the files just notepad or a hex editor or a special program.
Once I figure out how to get ExecFTP working I'll try this! Thanks!
EDIT: Took a look at the Burnout 3 saves there, so am I right in thinking that all you do is rename the folder and the file and thats it? Sweet!!
Last edited by Angelus3X; 03-03-2005 at 09:27 AM.
That is kinda simple lol I would have thought there would have been alot more to it. Why didnt they just allow both saves to work with both regions of the game?
Although I bet they didnt think people would FTP the saves off the mem card and change them lol!!
I have a rumble roses NTSC save I'd like to convert to JAP...is that possible?
Alcahest can you convert the metal gear solid3 camo's to PAl please?
From what I understand it should be a simple matter of renaming the save file from "BA" to "BI".
Originally Posted by mrchu
Probably, 90% of saves can be converted.
Originally Posted by mrchu
It's not that simple but you're on the right track.
Originally Posted by Angelus3X
As well as changing the region ID you actually need to change the entire product code.
GTA:SA PAL (UK): BESCES-52541GTA50000
GTA:SA NA (USA): BASLUS-20946GTA50000
It's pretty obvious what you need to change there
In the save itself you need to change the folder/directory name and any files contained within that use the Product Code in their name.
Most saves have one file that is named to match the directory name, you must change this to match the new folder name.
As a general rule you need only change the first 12 characters, anything after is a unique ID so that you can have several saves from the same game on your card or to track game revisions
Several years ago I made a basic save region converting app (it only supported 2-3 save types, that's all there was back then) it'd be even simpler to make one that works on folders/files extracted with execFTPs