[Tutorial] How to Convert .3DS Files Into .CIA (11.2.0 N3DS)

Discussion in '3DS - Tutorials' started by NearLeepy, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. greenkoala

    greenkoala Advanced Member

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    Thanks man, the only info I could find was old topics from 1942 using RxTools and deprecated stuff that won't work for freshly hacked 3DS' (2017). I think I saw a tutorial using Decrypt9 and a Windows tool (macOS here and too lazy to VM or dual boot into my Win10 partition just for a conversion) so that won't work for me either.

    So FTP+This seems like the perfect way!

    Thanks again!
     


  2. BAMvsGAME

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    Thanks for posting a newb friendly guide, wasn't sure where any info for it was :).
     
  3. CrushCrushCrush

    CrushCrushCrush Newbie

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    I got a GBAtemp account just to sign-in and say thank you for the guide.

    To those who are saying that this is more or less difficult or whatever from other approaches, that doesn't matter. I think what the OP's intention was is to explain the process in an easy to follow way, not necessarily the fewest steps. Mission accomplished. The instructions are concise and accurate.

    The only variation I experienced was launching GodMode9. Since my 3DS CFW was installed using the guide at https://3ds.guide/, my GodMode9 payload was already configured to run holding the UP button while starting (e.g. UP+POWER).

    Thanks again!
     
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  4. jsamfaub

    jsamfaub Newbie

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    Thank you!
    Great guide
     
  5. dKd

    dKd Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Long time no post here.
    I've started using CFW/Luma/Godmode etc. only very recently.
    I'm on 11.0.0 EU.
    I've used this method on a couple of .3DS files to convert to CIA.
    Works nicely, maybe not the most optimal but I'm learning ;-)

    There is however one .3DS file which Godmode doesn't give me the option to choose NCSD image options...
    It's a little "french" game that sounds like "Rainman" ^_^

    Does anyone have a suggestion or has had the same problem?

    Thx in advance.
    dKd.
     
  6. Space_Invaderx

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    Just wanted to say thanks for this. By far the easiest method in my opinion.
     
  7. MO35AB

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    i have files.3ds larger than 4 gb, max size per file for fat32.
    is there a way, a point where i can mount another sd card, with ntfs and has the game inside ?
    thank you.