Does a CIA need an "online patch"?

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

  1. Goombah111
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    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

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    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

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    Only .3ds files need header to play online.
    .cia files does not need header :)
     
  4. Purge

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