Game Dumping Question

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by goldensun87, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. goldensun87
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    So, I'm dumping my carts right now, and I noticed that Decrypt9 (and probably Hourglass too) pulls up the "Cart ID" and "Product ID". I was wondering, would these values be useful for any purpose, or should I just ignore them?
     
  2. Sketchy1

    Sketchy1 gbatemp's shadiest warez dealer

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    Cart Id is the game header.
    Product Id is the one displayed on the cartridge.

    Neither benefit you, but get rid of the cart I'd if your gonna sell or get rid of the game

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    The reason you get rid of the header is because if 2 people are online with the same header, they get banned.

    But don't worry about this unless your dumping to .3ds
     
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    So, does the game header get retained, when using "Dump & Decrypt [Trim]"?
     
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    Depends on what your dumping it as.

    If its a .3ds, then yes it gets retained.
    If its a .CIA or .3dz, then no it dosent
     
  5. goldensun87
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    So, if I dump first as a .3ds, then use 3dsconv to convert to .cia, does the game header still get retained?
     
  6. Quantumcat

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    No, cias don't have headers. That's why they're a smaller file size.
     
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    .3DS files are for flash carts and emulators, Cia is for CFW 3DS systems :P

    I always use cia since i don't have flash cart and my pc cannot use the only emulator available, probably cause of the bad intel intergrated GPU i hate so much... Wish i had new pc by now. :(
     
  8. goldensun87
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    Sweet, thanks for all the info :) .

    Even with the latest GPU, Citra is still going to be derpy, so CIAs are definitely the way to go. 3DS CFW Master Race FTW :D .