Converting .NDS to .CIA

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by TheIronFire, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. TheIronFire
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    Hi everyone

    I was having a question that (possibly) might not have an easy answer. Basically to cut a long story short, I have a few pokemon roms (all of gen 4 and 5) that I'm wanting to convert from a .NDS file to a cia for installation on CFW. However one or 2 of the things I have tried to date give me a glitch cia (either that or I don't know how to use the command line tools), and I was wondering what other utilities exist for this kind of project.

    I have been using the tools found here:

    https://github.com/ahezard/nds-hb-menu/releases

    Is there any other ones out there?

    Cheers
     
  2. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    You can't convert .nds to .cia. Otherwise, I'd have my home menu filled with DS games and DS flashcarts wouldn't need to be a thing anymore.
     
  3. hacksn5s4

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    well you can with demos and some homebrews
     
  4. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    He's not talking about demos or Homebrew. He means ACTUAL games, such as Pokemon. :/
     
  5. Ryu Kenshin

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    No one can do this yet, maybe you can TheIronFire :P
     
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    The best you can get is forwarder cia's. They're on your home menu but load from the inserted flashcard :/
     
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    I bought an R4i 3DS Gold + 8GB card ~3 years ago for less than $30. Can probably do it a lot cheaper, now.
     
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    It's being worked on, so be patient
     
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    And make forwarders cias
     
  14. upfromtheskies

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    It can't be done, but you can get a DS flashcart for under $20
     
  15. hacksn5s4

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    he can also just download a ds emulator on his pc or phone and thats free