CIA file in two parts?

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  1. Potatoftw
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    What does it mean if a game has two cia files?
     
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    It means it was split due to the the huge file size. You need to install both.
     
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    So I download both files, then I install both using fbi and then I would have one game icon?
     
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    Yes, unless they have separate title ids
     
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    if I just installed one, no game icon would show up right?
     
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    Most likely one is the game and the other is an update or DLC. Is one way bigger than the other?
    Never heard of split CIAs, I don't think that's a thing.
     
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    On the site I was looking at, it was a cia for dragon quest vii, the total file size is 1.4gb and the two cias were 999mb and 400 something mb, so not dlc
     
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    TWLoader side uses it
     
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    That's just because TWLoader is comprised of two parts, the 3DS-mode frontend where you select the games, and the TWL-mode backend (nds-bootstrap) which actually runs them.
     
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    The backend has 2 parts.
     
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    You're right, I wonder why.
     
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    Highlight both with your unzipping program (winrar) and click extract here. It spits out a single file for me. Look online how to merge cia files, should be a single command of the above doesn't work