Having trouble figuring out how to convert .3ds -> .cia

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  1. Biovirulent
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    There were a few tutorials, and there's Riku's 3DS Simple CIA Converter, but the steps use rxtools which, correct me if I'm wrong, is outdated and not recommended.
    So I assumed you could use Emunand9 to generate the xorpad from the .cia and ncchinfo.bin, but don't quite understand the process or how. I don't want to jump in and try things that could potentially be harmful, so I'm instead just asking for help as a noob. Help? :)

    A little more information that might be helpful:
    I'm trying to convert a .3ds game to .cia (Kingdom Hearts 3D - the dang cartridge was stolen from me)
    I'm using A9LH.
     
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    Thank you. I'll check that out. :)

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    Oh, yes. One other thing. I accidentally said emunand9 instead of decrypt9. That's what I was using. The one that boots up when you hold x on startup.
     
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    Which should be Decrypt9 if you followed Plailect's guide.
     
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    Yup. The 3DS Simple CIA Converter program is frozen. Is that normal? Is it just loading and converting, or did something go wrong?

    EDIT: It was just doing its thing. It's finished. I'm going to try installing the .cia now. :)
     
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    Yeah, it takes it awhile to do its job. If it's frozen again, don't panic. :)
     
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    A newer app than Simple CIA Converter can also be found at https://github.com/ihaveamac/3dsconv/releases
    It works on both Windows and Linux. Can do the exact same operations as the old program. Does newer mean better? Your call.