Been out of the site for a few month, what exactly is CIA?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Xellos2099, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Xellos2099
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    I been off the site for a while, I come back and check the other day i see a ot of discussion of cia and dlc useable. Can someone give me the summary? I have the gateway if it change anything
     
  2. otto888

    otto888 I break things for a living.

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    CIAs are installable ROMs and DLC packs, similar to WADs on the Wii.
     
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    ok let say i install the cia dlc with bluebox, will the game in gateway work with it provide it is the same region?
     
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    Yep, I've installed update data as .cia with no issues. Doesn't even have to be the same region either as long as you're in Gateway Mode.
     
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    ok i try to install the BBM. Got stuck ion this step

    Copy/paste BigBlueMenu.3ds to the root of your Micro-SD card (the one inside GW card). Copy/paste BigBlueMenu.cia to the root of your SD card (the one inside the 3DS) as well.

    I ddi that, click the BBM on gateway mode, it doesn;t open
     
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    IF you have a retail cart or rom, isn't it enough to download the update through the eshop?
     
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    Can't do that if the ROM is from another region. Otherwise, yes. I've done both.