Help with playing games on cfw

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Playgamie, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Playgamie
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    Recently i followed the guide "https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew)" step by step and managed to install everything successfully. However, I am unsure of where to go from here on in playing games on my 2ds. Do i simply drop the 3ds rom on the sdcard or do I have to covert it to a cia and install it via fbi?
     
  2. wiiando

    wiiando GBAtemp Regular

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    You can either convert the 3ds file to cia and install it or get your own cia and install it via FBI
     
  3. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Convert to cia. Install through fbi.
     
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    GilgameshArcher GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    CIAngel.
     
  5. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Use the freeshop. Just like the eshop so there's no need to download a game and wait for it to install.
     
  6. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    Get games using CIAngel, FreeShop, or that ISO site.
     
  7. Playgamie
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    Thanks for all the reply, guess i shall try CIAngel and converting to cia. Freeshop can't seem to work for me as it is too slow.
     
  8. Majickhat55

    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    IMO CIAngel takes longer to create an installable CIA than the FreeShop does in installing it directly.

    You could always just get the tickets and download right from the eShop too.
     
  9. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven 3.145.... something. E=mc2

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    You can in fact change FreeShop to install directly.... I think you just have to press L or there is a selectable option
     
  10. Majickhat55

    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    It always installs directly for me, Freeshop I mean.
     
  11. TheCyberQuake

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    Easy method is to download the freeShop cia, install that, then grab encTitleKeysUpdater cia and install that, then run encTitleKeysUpdater, Update encTitleKeys.bin with that app and then launch freeShop.
    The harder method would be to use either That ISO Site or That Chaos Site to find a cia of the game you want, download that, transfer to your 3ds SD and then use FBI to install it. I only recommend this method if it doesn't show up in freeShop.
    The hardest method is to download a .3ds file from That ISO Site or That Chaos Site, then convert to cia and then install it.

    If you want to make backups of your own carts and install them, you can use Decrypt9 to dump a physical cart to .3ds, and from there convert to cia and then installing. Currently this requires using a PC to convert to cia, but I believe somone in the forums was developing a program to do it straight from 3ds, meaning in the near future (if it isn't already done) you can simply dump the cart, and then also convert it straight from the 3ds.