How do I use .3ds files in homebrew?

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  1. HARDINGBOY
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    How do I use .3ds files in homebrew? I have hundreds downloaded from online but how do I use them? I have a 3ds xl 11.0 with homebrew on it. Can I only do cia files? Do I have to convert them all to cia? What are my options. I added Fbi but does it only do cia? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    You can convert it to CIA with this.
     
  3. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    But they can't install CIAs on 11.0 with homebrew only. They need custom firmware to install CIAs. So converting them is useless.
     
  4. Bubsy Bobcat

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    You cannot run 3ds ROMs on 11.0. You will need to downgrade via a hardmod or the DSi method, or buy a Sky3DS if you're interested in piracy.
     
  5. Joom

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    You need a flash cartridge. Without custom firmware, you can't use FBI or CIAs.
     
  6. Kainonaut

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    So what's the best way about getting CFW. I'm pretty new to this all, I've installed MenuHax on my 11-33u, just trying to install some CIAs now.
     
  7. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    Get a hardmod, find someone with a 3DS with CFW to use the DSiWare downgrade, or buy a new system and install CFW on it yourself. Those are your only options.
     
  8. Kainonaut

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    Bugger. Guess I'm waiting then, these things are almost always eventually exploited after a bit. I thought I was out of luck with 11-33u when I got this system — then bam, whaddaya know, a new Menuhax exploit. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Quantumcat

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    You'd be better off buying a new system on a lower firmware, and selling your current one (or sending away your current one to be hardmodded and downgraded). There may never be a kernel exploit on 11.0, or it may be a very long time. Think of all that time you won't be playing free games, or how much money you'll spend buying games because you get sick of waiting.
     
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