Any good .3ds-to-.cia converters?

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  1. ebflover777
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    I'm trying to ROM hack on a 2DS, and would like to attempt the CIA method. Any help given is appreciated, thanks.
     


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    simple cia converter. I think u still need xorpads for it though which u can get with decrypt9. there's probably an easier method. I just haven't looked into it much.
     
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    the better methods are Decrypt9/GodMode9 (on-console) or 3dsconv (PC).
     
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    Decrypt9 can convert .3DS to .CIA. The path to follow in Decrypt9 is Content Decryptor Options -> CIA Builder Options -> Build CIA from NCCH/NCSD.

    Make a files9 folder on the root of your SD card. Make a D9Game folder inside of the files9 folder. Place your .3ds inside of the D9Game folder.
     
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    thanks guys. I mass converted 3ds files to cia when I was moving from gateway a while back using the method I described. in fact, I still have the xorpads on my microsd. :P
     
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    D9 is failing to load. Would you happen to know any possible cause?
     
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    How is it failing to load? How are you trying to run D9?
     
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    Via Homebrew. I try to load it, then it sends me back to the Homebrew menu. Am I supposed to run it through Luna or GodMode9 instead?
     
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    Last time I dumped carts, I used gateway's cart dumper and RX Tools' xorpad generator or watever those tools, I forgot already..

    Are there any better ways now?
     
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    What system version are you on?

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    Decrypt9 can dump carts to CIAs.
     
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    11.3
     
  12. godreborn

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    try using the chain loading method with start. that's how I did it anyway. I'm using hourglass now. never tried godmod9. :P
     
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    Chain Loading? Sounds strangely familiar, yet I cannot seem to remember it.
     
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    If you don't have CFW, you need to install it first via http://3ds.guide, then download Decrypt9WIP and place Decrypt9WIP.bin into luma/payloads. Hold Start while booting your system and them select Decrypt9WIP to open it.
     
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    Aha, I do have CFW, thanks for reminding me
     
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    Make sure you have updated Luma by replacing your arm9loaderhax.bin file with the one in v7.0.1.
     
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    Thanks, I did that, anyway, when following the instructions given above, D9 states that nothing has been found inside the folder.
     
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    I think u need the ncch (spelling?) which u can get from simple cia manager. it will scan ur cia files, make an ncch, then u use that in decrypt9 to create xorpads. after that, open simple cia manager again and create the cia's from the xorpads. that's basically the process I mentioned. there's obviously an easier one though. my process does work, and it shouldn't take much time if it's one game. it can batch convert btw. ;)
     
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    I cannot find the program.
    If you mean "3DS CIA Converter," I have it, and I've tried to put my .3ds files in there, but the program never, ever loads it.
     
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