1. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    I’m at my wits end and don’t know what to do. I paid a “professional” to modify my brand new 3ds xl. I can’t build cia for any game I own. They are legit game cartridges. I purchased a 128 gb sad card with 124 gbs free. It’s not in read only mode, I checked.

    Here’s what I’m doing. I boot into god mode9. I scroll down to my game cartridge. Go down to the .trim.3ds file and press a. I select the ndcs image options and and select the “build cia from file”.
    Then I get the message “cia build failed”.

    even worst, I can’t even copy any files to the gm9 out folder. I tried to copy the trim.3ds file to the out folder because I saw a YouTube video that did the conversion in the out folder and I get a failure message every time,

    I tried to copy my .trim.nds to the out folder so I could convert them to cia using forwarder on my pc, and even those won’t copy.

    I put the original 4gb card in and tried to build a cia for a game and it also failed. I couldn’t copy nds files on the original card either. This is why I think something wasn’t installed properly on the game system.

    I have searched everywhere and can’t find anyone who has this problem or a fix. And the person I paid, is saying it worked “perfectly” when they finished. I’ve tried with over 20 games.

    please help me fix my system.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by Aj3537, Jul 28, 2020
  2. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,214
    Country:
    Canada
    Are you following the gm9 instructions fully on the 3ds.hacks.guide website?
     
  3. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10,253
    Country:
    United States
    How much did u pay this "professional" ?
     
  4. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    I paid $55 to a person on Etsy.
    I didn’t install any of the programs. But I have followed the instructions exactly on how they are suppose to work.
     
    Last edited by Aj3537, Jul 28, 2020
  5. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10,253
    Country:
    United States
    Ouch could of done it for $0
     
    tfocosta likes this.
  6. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    I did find some of my games on the internet already in cia form and they installed just fine. I just can’t seem to make them myself.
     
  7. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,214
    Country:
    Canada
    I dont think you have. You should be seeing a tmd file on gm9. which should ask to build as standard or legit.
     
  8. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    Well, I’m about to file a claim against them as it doesn’t work. I’m about as green as it gets when it comes to programming. In all honest, I was going to do it myself when I found that guide, and I couldn’t understand the first couple sentences let alone figure out what I need. I was afraid of screwing up my system and it looks like it got screwed up anyways.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    How does the file get from my cartilage to gm9?
     
  9. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10,253
    Country:
    United States
    Gm9 reads the cart and dumps it that's how
     
  10. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,214
    Country:
    Canada
    I mean. how do you think its that person's fault when you understand nothing of how the cfw programs work? Why bother installing cfw from anyone when you know that you know nothing of how to upkeep the 3ds?
     
    tfocosta and Shadow#1 like this.
  11. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    2,369
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    We can try doing some troubleshooting. You will not find a .tmd file on a cartridge – that is nonsense.

    First thing is to verify if the 3DS (and GodMode9) can write anything onto your SD(s).
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
  12. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    that doesn’t explain the “how” part. I’m in god mode 9 and my cartridge is in the slot. Where in gm9 does this Tmd file appear.

    also, this is the instructional video from YouTube I was following.
     
  13. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,214
    Country:
    Canada
    Ya. i do apologize about that info after looking at gm9 usage. They still got odd issues of the 3ds.
     
  14. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    so the failed attempts to build a cia do appear on the gm9 out folder.
     
  15. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,214
    Country:
    Canada
    Are you using the 128gb card or the 4gb card right now?
     
  16. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    128
     
  17. TurdPooCharger

    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    7,292
    Country:
    United States
    Check if your SD card is fake, faulty, or dying.
    1. Copy everything off the SD card to a computer.
    2. Quadruple reformat.
    3. Full Write + Verify the empty card in H2testw. Do not skip.
     
  18. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    Ok. Doing this now.
     
    alexander1970 and KleinesSinchen like this.
  19. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    2,369
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Please no video tutorials. I don't think you are necessarily doing something wrong. If you tried multiple things and writing to SD:/gm9/out fails we have to find out why. The SD check above is a good idea to rule out issues with the SD itself.

    Just to make this clear, building CIA from cartridge is a straightforward process and hard to mess up:

    a.png b.png
    c.png d.png
     
    ILuvGames and alexander1970 like this.
  20. Aj3537

    OP Aj3537 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    United States
    Ok, I have a question. If I format in ntfs in windows explorer as my card in 128 gb, guiformat formats also in ntfs with no option to change. So what format does the card need to be in?

    Windows File Explorer (if bigger than 32 GB, use NTFS
    guiformat - FAT32 + 32 KB (32768)
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - godmode9, error, using