DSiWare to .CIA?

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  1. Tebra
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    Hi all,
    I have some DSi games in .NDS format and I want to convert them to .CIA format and install them with FBI.
    I don't find any tutorial to do that.
    Sorry for m'y bad English
     


  2. Dr. Dew

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    It's not possible as of yet
     
  3. Robz8

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    Use make_cia to convert DSiWare to CIA.

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    He said DSiWare in the title.
     
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    Oh lol. I saw that he wrote dsi games and immediately thought of stuff like mario kart, castlevania etc.
     
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    Well technically... You can use a 3Desume :)
     
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    ehh i guess. it about 5 frames a second with that lol
     
  7. MarcusD

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    Well, if it's REAL DSiWare game, then just run
    Code:
    make_cia --srl=rom.nds
    
    If it's not REAL DSiWare, make_cia will complain. If make_cia complains, it means that the ROM you're trying to make a cia out of is not compatible with installation (trust me, I have spent 2 days, it's not possible unless you insert the original cart).

    You can download a compiled exe (I assume you're on windoze) here.
     
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    Binaries for all supported operating systems can be found here: https://github.com/ihaveamac/ctr_toolkit/releases
     
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    There's actually a Python program to upgrade DS software to DSi :D
    No it doesn't make physical games usable in digital format
     
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    a pixel between life and death
    Well, I have tested it, it's broken for both retail ROMs, and both homebrew (at least for me)

    Just wait, I'll upload video proof, RIGHT NOW :P
     
  11. Ryccardo

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    I tried converting a bad header homebrew (flashcard programmer), and I accidentally the world's biggest DSiWare...
    photo_2016-07-17_22-00-56.jpg
     
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  12. Tebra
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    Thank you all for your information. I will try with make_CIA on my Mac
     
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    Why the fuck are you using 1.4.17?
     
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    Has anyone tried converting pictochat to a .cia with this?
     
  15. Ketchup901

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    That's no DSiWare.
     
  16. Robz8

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    But it does work as DSiWare. I set it as DSiWare to appear in HOME Menu, and changed the TID to avoid the instant error screen.
     
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    Couldn't you run just the DS home menu? And would it allow booting DS carts?
     
  18. Robz8

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    @Apache Thunder tried it himself, but when running it, after the Nintendo DS logo screen, it just says that the system settings have been reset.
     
  19. Ryccardo

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    There are better ones? :)
     
  20. Tebra
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    One more question. My DSi to cia install works with FBI and game icon appears on my home menu but game don't start.
    Just have a black screen. Other dsi games works.
    Are DSi region protected?
    My 3ds runs last luma3ds on update 11
     
    Last edited by Tebra, Jul 18, 2016