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Digital Download and saving town progress with a system transfer

#1captainsquallyPosted 6/11/2013 8:09:36 AM
Hey guys, weird situation, want to see if anyone has been through this so I can get a definitive answer.

My friend had an ambassador 3DS that broke. He recently bought a 3DS XL. He is thinking about getting a digital download of Animal Crossing. The questions is this. If he eventually gets his old system repaired, then does a system transfer from his old system to his new one that contains animal crossing, is it possible to entirely backup his save file from the SD card for when he has to redownload from the e-shop?

Thanks!
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#2pianoBradPosted 6/11/2013 8:20:32 AM
Check out this thread about backing up & running 2 towns off of a digital download. This should also work in the case of a system transfer.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997811-animal-crossing-new-leaf/66401331
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#3captainsqually(Topic Creator)Posted 6/11/2013 9:07:55 AM
Ouch, seems trickier than would be ideal.

I'm wondering if he backs up his XL SD card, does the transfer, then restores his XL SD card from the backup, I'm guessing his town would be restored but then he wouldn't be able to use the data from his old ambassador SD card?

I know this is sounding really convoluted. Mostly wondering if anyone has had to deal with getting the digital copy, playing Animal Crossing first, then doing a system transfer afterwards and being able to keep the town.
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