i thought it was cia but it was a xorpads. what are xorpads?

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  1. humgum
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    downloaded a 3ds game and i thought that was cia but it was xorpads
    can't find the cia format of the game that i want to play so i'm planning to convert this if possible
    can i convert xorpads to cia? and what are xorpads anyway?
     
  2. LITTOMA

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    Xorpad doesn't contain game resource, it just some ... pad.
     
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    Xorpads are generated through the 3ds, and are needed for the decryption of .3DS files on the PC. You don't tend to associate them with a .CIA file because 1. you can't use them at all with .CIA files. And 2. CIA files tend to be already decrypted. You do use them, like I said, for the decryption of .3DS files, which then converts them into CIA format, ready to be imported through Dev Menu. Xorpads, in a nutshell, are ROM-decryption material.

    Wow. That helps.
     
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    im still very new to this whole xorpad thing. ive only just successfully converted my first .3ds file to cia thanks to my n3ds being able to run RXtools now!:toot:

    but from what i gather is the old type of xorpads are a 1:1 copy of the game, 100% of the encrypted content (game content included) but you cant play a xorpad. these old type xorpads are the same size of the game and are a pain to deal with but the new type of xorpads there around 5mb total. this method extracts only the necessary information from the rom and saves it as a xorpad for decrypting a rom.

    in short Xorpads are solely for decrypting, editing/modding, rebuilding and converting excising .3ds (executable) roms to .cia (installable)
     
  5. LITTOMA

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    Google "exclusive-or encryption", you will know the usage of xorpads.

    In fact, no.