converting CIA to 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Magus, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    i have some CIA file that i'd like to run with my gateway, so i was wondering if there was a way to convert them back into 3DS file and if so how
     


  2. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
  3. Ericjwg

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,851
    688
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    u need xorpad to convert back....
    which u need the .3ds at the first place in order to get ncch then get xorpad.....
     
  4. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

    Member
    2,095
    1,093
    Dec 11, 2014
    Portugal
  5. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    It depends on what you want to convert. The cia must be decrypted, as well, so you're quite limited on what you can convert.

    You can find a lot of .3DS files on that iso site, anyway.
     
    Last edited by Voxel, Oct 18, 2015
    lemanuel likes this.
  6. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    do i need anything else installed other than python 2.7? it says i'm missing msvcr71.dll
     
  7. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,226
    821
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Would that apply to undub games as well? Like if i have a undub of a europe region game in .cia format could i get an original .3ds europe version of it to get the ncch and xorpad then i can convert the .cia undub into a .3ds undub?
     
  8. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    google the missing .dll file, download the latest version of it, place it in the same directory as the converter, then you should be good to go.
     
  9. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

    Member
    2,095
    1,093
    Dec 11, 2014
    Portugal
    Don't try it. It won't work.
    If there's a CIA of an undub version, you can be sure that it came originally from a .3ds file. So it's easier to just try to find the original.
     
    Quantumcat and cvskid like this.
  10. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    now i get a "could not read exheader file" error
     
  11. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Question. What's an undub rom?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Like I said, most cias won't convert. But you can find them in .3DS format on that iso site, though.
     
  12. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

    Member
    2,095
    1,093
    Dec 11, 2014
    Portugal
    For example a game released in US but with japanese voices. Since many people like japanese dubs more than english ones, there's cases in which you use the english version and just use the japanese voices from the japanese version. So it's a mix of the two.
     
  13. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Thanks for that! :)
     
  14. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    mmm... well the cia i wanted to convert aren't that big, i guess i can just install them normaly then
     
  15. Woody8275

    Woody8275 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    634
    91
    Sep 4, 2013
    is it possible to backup your games you have into .3ds files
     
  16. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,184
    5,857
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Yes, but you need the Gateway3DS Launcher.dat and a 3DS with system version <=9.2.
     
  17. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    well sorry if now i'm going a little offtopic but both of the .cia game i installed don't work

    the first one get stuck at the NINTENDO 3DS screen, the second looks like it's booting up and then give an error... are CIA game region locked? one of them (the one that get stuck) is a japanese game
     
  18. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

    Member
    2,095
    1,093
    Dec 11, 2014
    Portugal
    Unless they're made to be region free, they are region locked. GW for example is RF and so it can handle region locked CIAs. But most CFWs (with the exception of rxTools with O3DS) don't have region free built-in.
    If they're built in a wrong way, that can also make them not be able to start or to freeze at the start. So it's not always about RF.
     
    cvskid likes this.
  19. Magus
    OP

    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

    Member
    1,258
    5
    Oct 26, 2002
    i am using a gateway

    anyway the other game is apparently U and i'm on a E console, guess that explains why both of them don't work, what a pain in the ass
     
  20. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

    Member
    2,095
    1,093
    Dec 11, 2014
    Portugal
    If you're using GW, you can play CIAs reagardless of them being RF or not. One thing I noticed some time ago though is that if you patch a CIA to be RF and then try to play it with GW, sometimes it freezes at the start. So it might be that.