can I buy DLC for .cia games

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  1. pheace
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    Say I dump my cartridge to a cia and install that, can I then buy DLC for that game? Would I run into any issues? (now or later after maybe removing/reinstalling the game?)

    I tried looking it up but all the hits are about people trying to use .CIA dlc with their games.
     
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    Yes, you can install updates and DLC from the eShop to your CIA games without hassle or risks.
     
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    yes you can the system does not know the difference between a game you installed via cia and a real eshop game
    edit: ninja-ed
     
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    if you buy dlc, you're doomed, as you won't be able to pirate(at least in a convenient way) in the future
     
  5. pheace
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    Thanks!

    At all? Or just for that game? What would be the issue?
     
  6. aos10

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    you can,unless that game from another region from your 3DS region.
     
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    As far as I know, bought DLC will have to be deleted to use pirated DLC, but I could be wrong.
     
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    if you buy legit DLC and then try to pirate DLC's every time you open the eshop, the DLC's(the pirate ones) will disappear, and you'll have to buy them again.
    So, if you want to go through the legal way, it will have to be all the way.
    If you want to go the pirate way, it will have to be all the way too ;)
     
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    you know i have heard this many times but have both paid and pirate dlc for smash and use the eshop without any problems . . .
     
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    hi, can I download for 3DS legit CIA game (Mario@Luigi: Dream Team, but the legit CIA itself is USA region !!!) an update from eshop (Ver. 1.1 EUR update)?
    My game icon on emunand homescreen says: i have to update the game. Press Y or eshop. I did both ways. I pressed Y, downloaded the update. Icon still says: need an update.
    Then I opened eshop, searched for the update, and then I installed it. Game icon still says: need an update.
    If I go to settings -> add ons, there is MArio& Luigi DT update (a small block size). Question: is this ok this way? Will my US game recognize my EUR update from eshop?
    I think the game itself has the update, but my game icon is outdated.

    Thank you.

    Edit: I have searched for USA update as CIA file, but I could not find any.
    There is an 1.1 update EUR CIA available, but my game was installed as US.
    Or should I remove the game, then install it as EU region then install the EU update?
    I use Luma, so region versions should not be a problem.
     
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    no, you'll need an eur game to install eur updates and vice versa for usa.
    the game won't recognize the eur update and you'll need to install the usa update manually.
    also, you should have created your own thread
     
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    then you need to find the usa update
    or the eur version of the game

    ninja'd but . . .
    i (personally) think this is ok. it was a similar question and the op already got answers
     
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  13. bakibandi

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    sorry, i thought it is the right place to ask...
     
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    I have never ever bought DLC in the Eshop, yet my installed cia DLC for Mii Plaza gets removed when I enter the Eshop.. So I don't know what's causing it, it's just worth mentioning :)
     
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    Try looking for the update on CIAngel
     
  17. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Why would someone pirate game then turn around and pay for content for said pirate game? Makes no sense to me, if you pirate game just to try it then bought the game and is dlc then thats fine but why would you "Pirate game, then pay for extra content?"

    MY MIND IS BLOWN.

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  18. satan89

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    OP said he dumped his cartridge to cia. I don't think that counts as piracy.
     
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  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yeah i get that but compared to nintendo point of view, since this was not intended to be manually dumping and backing up games as installable cia unless paid for by the eshop, then their opinion is not the same as ours. If i walked into nintendo HQ and did that, they would probably aresst me under piracy pretenses.