.cia online play?

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  1. mastermodr94
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    So I am new to the Gateway scene and have been reading a lot of the information that has been posted about the functions of the Gateway. I was wondering can installed .cia files be played online or do you need to have a .3dz on the gateway itself?
     
  2. Melon__Bread

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    .cia can work online
    (As long as they are patched)

    /thread
     
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    Ok so I can download a .3ds and inject my header into them and then convert them to .cia and they will play online?
     
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    You don't need a header to play a cia file online
     
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    So, .cia's are better?
     
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    Then how do you patch a .cia?
     
  7. Ronhero

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    It all depends on preference, cia take up double the space but they install to the big sd card and can be used with savedata tool, 3ds / 3dz require a header to play online and install to the micro sd card. No way is better than another, just all about preferance
     
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    via eshop or cia update
     
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    Oh Ok thanks for the info good to know :D
     
  10. michyprima

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    Cias do not take double the space. In fact they are smaller than untrimmed roms
     
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    Ronhero is referring to the fact that you need twice the .cia size for installation, but you can safely delete the .cia once they're imported, so it's only temporary.
     
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    Can you trim cia roms too? And what size microSD would I need for Gateway, just 2gb?
     
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    I doubt you can trim .cia files, but you can probably trim .3ds/.3dz files then convert them to .cia. Whether or not that'll work, though, I don't know.
     
  14. michyprima

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    Cias are already the smallest they can be.
    The reason roms can be trimmed is because cartridges have fixed sizes (1 gbit, 2, 4, 8 etc)
    Cias are just archives, like zip files.
     
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    Ah, I didn't know that. I just installed BBM on my 3DS yesterday, so I'm not overly familiar with .cia. Thanks for the info.