Could a CIA Homebrew theoretically be 1GB or above?

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  1. kprovost7314
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    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    If someone were to theoretically create a CIA homebrew that ends up being 1GB or above, would it be possible to install and use?
     
  2. Zero72463

    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yes. Idk who would make it and why.
     
  3. CeeDee

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    Uh... yeah? Why wouldn't it?
     
  4. ihaveamac

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    games can be up to around 4gb (4,294,967,296 bytes). nothing stops homebrew from being the same.
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    It could be a 3D game.
     
  6. Zero72463

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    Maybe. Would be a cool think to see.
     
  7. EventAssistant

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    Yep, it can. And if you don't want to program a 4GB homebrew, just fill the romfs with shit and it will work even if it weights a lot
     
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    Of course it's possible, the only reason it hasn't happened yet is because no one has made one.
     
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    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    1 more question, could homebrew CIA's be as good a regular 3DS games? Like if someone has a source to a 3DS game, could it be recreated into a CIA?
     
  10. EventAssistant

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    I'm not sure I got what you mean
     
  11. Lilith Valentine

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    The only thing really limiting homebrew devs is resource, man power, and money.
    But of course a homebrew could be as good as any other game if someone wanted to invest the time into it.
     
  12. NekoMichi

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    I've seen people make homebrew video channels that exceed 1GB because the embedded video file is so large. Granted, it's not a game but still counts as a large-sized homebrew file.
     
  13. zac122

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    Yeah it's possible. The only difference between homebrew and official games is licensing(I know that's not the only difference, but in this context it works).