how do you use .3ds roms using a9lh?

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  1. Nyap
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    I remember seeing somewhere that you can use .3ds roms without a flashcart using a9lh. how?
     
  2. Minnow

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    Why bother using .3ds roms when you can use CIA's? You don't have to inject your private header or whatever.

    As for your actual question: I do not know.
     
  3. Seriel

    Seriel Always watching, always waiting..

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    *follows thread*
    Maybe convert them to cia?
    Directly from .3ds I don't actually know. I though you needed Gateway.
    *stalks thread*
     
  4. uribemaster

    uribemaster GBAtemp Fan

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    3ds files are for 3ds carts. Cia is what you can install on the main menu. As of right now, you cannot play 3ds files without a flashcart unless you convert it to cia
     
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  5. Nyap
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    yeah, cias are superior but I was just curious
     
  6. daddie05

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    I just finished one of my 3ds's with the a9lh mod. Glad I stumbled across this thread bc I thought you could use both roms and CIAS. Dumping my games as I type.
     
  7. Ante0

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    You can't without a flashcart.
     
  8. astronautlevel

    astronautlevel GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You can convert dumped roms to CIAs.
     
  9. solress

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    You can use roms, just need to reverse engineer the system to install them
     
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  10. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

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    or just reverse engineer them it CIAs lel
     
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  11. solress

    solress Not a dev

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    that takes more time if you dump a lot of games
     
  12. daddie05

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    Okay. Cool
     
  13. Stingart

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    You can't?

    I heard some people talking about how Gateway is useless because of a9lh. I didn't realize they were this stupid. Modding games and testing them out is much faster with .3ds files, I don't know about you but I value my time.

    Having to install that .cia over and over again takes quite a lot of time, not to mention going through all the menus to delete it again. With modded roms it can take over 5 minutes to install, repeat that 20 times a day just to test out some minor stuff and goddamn you're wasting time.
     
    Last edited by Stingart, May 18, 2016
  14. Ryuzaki_MrL

    Ryuzaki_MrL Green Thunder

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    - Convert .3DS to .CIA and install the cia
    or
    - Get a 3DS flashcard (Sky3ds+ works on any fw with or without A9LH, and gateway is getting A9LH support this month™)
     
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  15. solress

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    Gateway is useless because it's much worse than a good flashcard
     
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  16. Stingart

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    Not to mention having to go through the menus deleting the file again. Taking out the backplate every time for N3DS users or playing uncomfortably for the rest of the day is also a hassle. I'm not selling my gateway just yet, no thank you.

    Ha, as if.
     
  17. astronautlevel

    astronautlevel GBAtemp Psycho!

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    >Gateway supporters coming up for reasons as to why their flashcart is good
    [​IMG]
     
  18. solress

    solress Not a dev

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    Gateway is a good way to make your 3ds into a doorstop in just a few steps, I kinda need one right now
     
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  19. nickwhit

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    They really got you, didnt they?
     
  20. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

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    TBF thats why Nintendo Made the 2DS Gateway was stealing their market

    [​IMG]
     
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