crtool won't open... (double clicks it and the page flashes)

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  1. DarkRioru
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    DarkRioru Dream Beeeeeaaaammmm!!!

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    what I mean by "flashes" is that I click on it to open it and its open for a second and it closes like instantly... I even tried to open the app in administrator and it didn't work... I tried using cmd (also admin cmd) and it still didn't convert...

    I posted this in the computer forums because Idk if this is a 3ds hardware problem, pc problem or, just me being stupid... please help me, I really want to play pokemon neo Y

    EDIT: I mispellled ctrtool... lol
     
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  2. evandixon

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    That's normal. Console apps usually close when they're finished.

    If you're on Windows, Shift+Right-Click in the same folder, and choose "Open command window here". Then type "ctrtool", press enter, and it should show the usage.
     
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    DarkRioru Dream Beeeeeaaaammmm!!!

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    I got error: cannot open input file
     
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    One of the following must have happened:
    - You didn't specify where the input file is (there'd probably be a different message if this was the case)
    - The given file path doesn't exist
    - The given file isn't the correct format. Maybe the ROM is encrypted.
     
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    That Nightly Siteā„¢
    Can you say what command you're using?
     
  6. DarkRioru
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    DarkRioru Dream Beeeeeaaaammmm!!!

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    here's the command i'm using... copying the command from the subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/3ysmqd/braindum_finally_finished_and_no_romfs_just_a_big/ Screenshot (19).png

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    its a cxi file and I liked it in the previous update of braindump when it dumped the files onto the sd instead of holding it all in a cxi file...
     
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    You didn't tell it where to find the CXI. The input filename should go immediately after your existing exefs argument.
     
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    thanks but, do I need the "-p"
     
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    I think so. The "-p" tells it that you're using a decrypted ROM. I don't know what the default behavior is off-hand, but it's safer to include it.
     
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    DarkRioru Dream Beeeeeaaaammmm!!!

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    I got it!!!! thanks everyone for your help :)

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    I'm sorry but, how do I extract my romFS.bin to edit the files??
     
  11. evandixon

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    Code:
    ctrtool -p --romfs=romfs.bin <your cxi>
    ctrtool -t romfs --romfsdir=ExtractedRomFS romfs.bin
     
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    DarkRioru Dream Beeeeeaaaammmm!!!

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    I got it done with asia81's hacking toolkit... thanks for your help :)