[False informations] A legal and open-source 3DS toolkit released

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  1. Diablos90
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    Release: CTR Toolkit 2013-08-16

    Now that Gateway 3DS is out, and various teams are working on 'homebrew' for the Nintendo 3DS handheld, there needs to be 'open-source' toolkit so you are not forced to use Nintendo's SDK to develop
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    Now that you can run 'backups' on your Nintendo 3DS thanks to the 'Gateway 3DS' flashcart, the next step is to get 'homebrew' enabled, and Gateway team is hard at work on it, but 'homebrew authors' are also hard at work in developing tools for themselves to use and others so you will not be forced to use the illegal official SDK from Nintendo to compile your homebrew game for the 3DS handheld, which is coming as you can see via this statement last week from the 'Gateway-3DS' team:

    Currently, this CTR Toolkit by 'PS3Hen' aka (3DSGuy) is weak, and does not do much and only works on early 3DS prototypes called 'CTR' and some development kits, but it is start and shows there will be 'homebrew' for you to enjoy in the near future.


    Legal, open source, 3DS toolkit.

    Compiles under Linux and Windows(MinGW).

    Includes:
    • extdata_tool - Extracts standalone and FS Extdata and can process Title Database files
    • iconcache_tool - Extracts cached icon data from homemenu extdata
    • make_banner - Generates ICN/BNR files
    • make_cdn_cia - Repackages CDN content into a CIA file
    • make_cia - Generates CIA files
    • rom_tool - 3DS ROM trimmer and info (with compiled win32 rom_tool.exe)
    Check the link sites below for updates and downloads. Enjoy! [​IMG]

    NEWS SOURCE #1: CTR Toolkit - Github (via) Official Site
    NEWS SOURCE #2: CTR Toolkit - Downloads (via) EurAsia


    Source: GaryOPA from PS3Crunch (Official Gateway 3DS support forum)
     

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  2. Thorhian

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    :D Great to have this underway. Wonder how long 3DSguy has been going on this, can't remember.
     
  3. Ron

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    Now all we need is an exploit* to enable unsigned code on 6.2+

    *Overstatement of the year
     
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    Lolwut? I'm confused. Overstatement, of what?
     
  5. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

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    We probably need a whole lot more than a mere exploit and this toolkit for 3DS-mode homebrew
     
  6. ilman

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    I'll wait 'till this becomes more dev-friendly as it looks a bit too complicated atm. And 6.2+ support. But this is the first step to awesome 3D homebrews and I can't wait till I can port my simple programs for the 3DS.
     
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  7. the_randomizer

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    We just need our foot in the door so to speak, but it looks like they're at least that far :P
     
  8. williamcesar2

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    interesting
     
  9. _V1qY

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    This can produce unencrypted .3DS files?
     
  10. Niksy

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    "illegal official SDK" ?
    What's illegal about the offical SDK that Nintendo gives?
     
  11. _V1qY

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    You have to pay a lot of money to become a registered developer and to use it, and if you download and use it illegally, it's illegal!
     
  12. Xotadi

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    Heh, heh 'backups' is in inverted commas, :rofl:
     
  13. loco365

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    Okay from now on no more 3DS updates. I want this so bad.
     
  14. _V1qY

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    OK, so I downloaded this thing, and it includes a 3DS ROM trimmer. Will Gateway load trimmed ROMs without problems?
     
  15. Xotadi

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    You do realise that now as you've said that, Nintendo are gonna go on a mass updating spree, right?
     
  16. GalatasarayEken

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    I know this is going to sound stupid but what is homebrew? I've heard it for years yet I don't know what it is
     
  17. cearp

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    but it is not actually illegal right, just against their terms of use?
     
  18. _V1qY

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    Think of the 3DS SDK as a 3DS ROM. Downloading it is illegal, just like downloading a 3DS ROM. Using it isn't strictly illegal, but that's moot since you have to have illegally obtained it in the first place.
     
  19. Xotadi

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    Anything that was not made by a registered developer, such as: Emulators, some games and some media players
     
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    Sweet.
    Now lets hope this will lead to some neat things!
     
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