3DS Scene Recap (Up to the 9th of November 2014)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Adr990, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Adr990
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    Adr990 To boldly go where no man has gone before!

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    The 3DS scene, along with this forum section, has recently escalated a bit.
    Questions and answers are scattered throughout this forum.

    So I have summarized the most common questions and answers right here.
    Mostly regarding the 7.x key, CFW, developer tools, GateWay developer tool support, BigBlueMenu , CIA files, new tools, and the new Sky3DS flashcard and copies made by Sky3DS themselves, all conveniently summarized in spoilers.

    Some of the files discussed here you must obtain on your own.
    The keys and developer kits are copyrighted by Nintendo, sharing it therefore is illegal.

    7.x Decryption Key
    4.x CFW

    DevKit Tools

    GateWay developer tool support

    BigBlueMenu

    CIA Files

    New 3DS Flashcards

    New tools

    To improve grammar and extend or correct information in this topic, please send me a PM.
     
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  3. Adr990
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    I actually wanted to post that, but I didn't really cover it yet.

    Let's fix that. ;)

    Edit: I have just added those, and a few more under Tools now.
     
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    What's the point to convert the 3DS files to CIA files?

    I know the DLC's files are CIA files, but why converting 3DS files to CIA fimes for games? Can't we just run the 3DS files for games directly without converting them ?
     
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    This is sooooo good, I need more for PC now!
     
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    Converting to CIA allows installation to SD card. No gate way card needed.
     
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    It's just for unpacking. If somebody wants to port it over to a plugin for Gericom's Every File Explorer and write repacking functions that person would be a pretty cool dude.
     
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    Indeed. Having custom music and, eventually, high quality audio would be pretty nice.
     
  10. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There is one fault: we don't know if K3DS/ R5SDHC are clones from the SKY3DS or if they are the same company or something else.
     
  11. Adr990
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    Sorry for the late reply.

    But I think it is pretty clear, especially now, that they are clones, right?
    Or is there a topic that dismisses that statement I've skipped?
     
  12. mech

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    they are more likely carbon copy's, not clones, they had them ready at the same time as sky3ds, the people who sold the design must of sold it to more then one company.
     
  13. Adr990
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    That is indeed more likely. (New marketing strategy, haha.)
    I will edit the OP a bit then. ;)
     
  14. Foxi4

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    It's entirely possible that they're actually all made by the same people - we all remember the R4 clone era. ;)
     
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    i only came from the vita scene to the 3ds scene this month so i missed out all the fun it seems.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    Ooooh, this goes waaay back, long before the 3DS or the PSVita were even around. :P