How do I convert DSiWare .cia to decrypted .nds?

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  1. ReyVGM
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    ReyVGM Game Endings Master

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    Anyone know how to convert those DSiWare .cia files to regular decrypted .nds?

    I'm not interested in playing on a real console, instead, I want to test the games on No$gba, but it only loads .nds files. So far I've been unable to find a tutorial to convert from .cia to .nds.

    I downloaded a tool called dsi_srl_extract, but it didn't do anything, or maybe I don't know how it works.

    Can anyone provide a step by step guide as to how to do it?
     


  2. Sychophantom

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    Isn't there already a thread asking this?
     
  3. ReyVGM
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    No, the thread is about converting .bin/.nds to .cia (the opposite of what I'm asking).
     
  4. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

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    But you asked in that thread too.
     
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    So what? He's asking a legitimate question.
     
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    if you don,t know the answer then close this page:teach:
     
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  7. ReyVGM
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    Yes I asked there too, but since it's the opposite of what that thread is about, I decided to make a new thread about it and possibly help other people looking for the same information.

    And in case you are following me around, I also posted the same question over at 3dsiso. See? I saved you the trip ;)
     
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    i think i saw it before but i cannot find it now.
    to convert the decryptred dsiware to cia, we use makerom, and the -srl command?
    how do we do it exactly?
    just -srl, the input file and the output file name?
     
  9. coolfuze

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    Why not just download the nds game from the multiple sites that are hosting it?
     
  10. ReyVGM
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    1) I probably don't know what sites are hosting it.

    2) There are more .cia's being distributed than .nds
     
  11. Cartmanuk

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    What .nds do you need?
     
  12. d0k3

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    Here's what you're searching for. And I already said, that should be in the guides subsection :).
     
  13. GhostLatte

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    There is a DSiWare Dump option in MsetForBoss.dat, but I'm not sure how to get it working.

    Edit: Just follow this guide :)
     
  14. zoogie

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    From looking at these cia's, it's just a matter of chopping off the first 0x3900 to get back to the original srl. Hex editor level work.
     
  15. Hammyface

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    Wait does converting them to .nds mean we can play DSiWare on a DSi console?
     
  16. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    If you inject them into DSiWare games or convert them into CIA's, they would work on a 3DS. I'm not sure about playing them on a DSi though, but I don't think that there is a way.
     
  17. Hammyface

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    Ah ok, thanks. I thought maybe there was a way to convert them to be a DS ROM file or something.
     
  18. GhostLatte

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    It wouldn't load because most flashcards don't support DSi Mode.
     
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  19. Hammyface

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    What if one does, though :)

    And does something like Four Sword Anniversary Edition really use any of the DSi's extra power?
     
  20. GhostLatte

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    The CycloDS iEvolution supported DSi Mode, but I'm not sure if it loaded DSiWare NDS ROMs.
     
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