Can someone explain how 3dsconv works?

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  1. Bryon15
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I read this.

    https://github.com/ihaveamac/3dsconv

    But I still don't get it. I decrypted my roms. But how do I convert them to cia with this? I dragged them over to the 3dsconv.py and it said processing. After that it finished, but there was no cia file of the game. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    wiiando GBAtemp Regular

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    Have you got the xorpads with decrypt9 from ncchinfo.bin output by the program?
     
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    are you using 64bit Windows? you should try getting and drag and drop on top of the .exe. or else it tries to use C:\Windows\system32 I think, for some reason. if not, you should use Python in the command line/terminal.
    unnecessary for decrypted games.
     
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    wiiando GBAtemp Regular

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    My bad, overlooked that part

    Might not be relevant but I used Simple CIA Converter a few weeks ago with no issues https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-3ds-simple-cia-converter.384559/
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I have windows 7 64bit. There is no 3dsconv.exe file. Only 3dsconv.py
     
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    https://github.com/ihaveamac/3dsconv/releases
    there is an exe here, please try it. the .py is for 32bit windows, or linux/mac/etc.
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    It worked! Thank you very much :)
     
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    wiiando GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm on a roll today, suggesting other software to the dev of better software :sleep:
     
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    Shittt... I'm still back in the dark ages.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Dust2dust

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    But aren't xorpad files still necessary for (ahem!) "acquired from the internet" rom dumps? Not everyone dump their own carts in decrypted form.
     
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    That Nightly Siteā„¢
    If you're grabbing it from the internet, might as well use a CIA.

    That being said 3dsconv.py does also support using xorpads.
     
  16. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I only download scene releases. I don't bother getting cia files, since it's pretty easy to convert myself, and at least, I know the cia will be alright.