Does a CIA need an "online patch"?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Goombah111, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Goombah111

    Goombah111 Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    United States
    ive been seeing "mario kart online patched CIA" and such so i wanted to know if my converted 3DS files are safe online.

    i converted some .3ds games to CIA and installed them. am i safe?

    i heard you dont need a header, what if i download the CIA?

    what if the CIA doesnt say online patched?
  2. SkyChotik

    SkyChotik Well-known Member

    Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    Cia's use the 3ds's internal header, you'll be completely fine going online.

    (I've been using cia's for all the pokemon, trading, battling, using pokebank, etc. I've had nothing happen)
  3. x_master_1234

    x_master_1234 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 29, 2016
    United States
    Only .3ds files need header to play online.
    .cia files does not need header :)
  4. Purge

    Purge GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2016
    United States
    No, and supposedly even different region cias can be used online with no risk but I've never tested it myself
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