Convert .NDS to .CIA

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Roxis Lariun, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Roxis Lariun
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    There's a way to convert .nds files to .cia? :v
     
  2. night_hawk

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    No
     
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  3. Dj_Steal

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    Not possible at the moment and probably not forever, however you can pickup a flashcard to play ds roms.
     
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  4. GhostLatte

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    It's possible, but you can only convert DSiWare NDS ROMs into CIA.
     
  5. the assaf

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    Yes, just rename the file extension.
    Though I don't sure if you can install and play it on your 3ds.
     
  6. GhostLatte

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    It doesn't work like that. You have to use make_cia.
     
  7. Xanthe

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    I don't think you can :/
    I betcha its possible, we just don't know how to do it.
    I think Smealum has confirmed its possible too
     
  8. the assaf

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    That is the reason I said it probably won't work.
    But it will convert your NDS to CIa however.
     
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  9. Patxinco

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    Even if you could, there's no way it could boot, since nds system capabilities are only accessible from the cartridge slot, and there's no VC provided from nintendo natively.

    So no.
     
  10. Xanthe

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    There doesn't necessarily I have to be a VC. One could replace the 3DS CIA rom with a NDS rom. How? I'm not sure.
     
  11. squee666

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    like patxinco said nds capabilities are slot only
     
  12. Xanthe

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    Exactly. So replace the Cartridge info on an actual cartridge with NDS info. Like I said, I don't know how but Smealum said its possible, so bring it up with him :)
     
  13. Quantumcat

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    Quote? 3DS games and DS games have different hardware.
     
  14. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    So is DSIware isn't it?
     
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    His post is somewhere in the forums. I don't know where. I do know, however, someone asked this same question and someone responded saying it is possible according to Smealum. And they had his quote
     
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    No.
    But you know what is possible? Buying a cheap flashcard and using that instead.
     
  17. Ante0

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    No, it won't convert it. You just change the file extension.
    If you have a .pdf and change the extension to .jpg you haven't converted it to an image.

    op: Just buy a cheap flashcard that can play nds roms.
     
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  18. UNKNOWNGAM3r

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    It's really hard IF NOT impossible to find a flash card for the NDS nowadays
     
  19. Quantumcat

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    Really? There's like 100 websites that sell them. Or were you being sarcastic?
     
  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Whoa, graveyard bumping. O_O

    Also is there such thing ad DSIWARE cart cause if its on dsiware, is a "Must download from eshop" thing, so it can't exist in cart form.