Installed Mario Golf: World Tour as .cia. Now the eShop is allowing me to download the whole game

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  1. Neo Draven
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    Ummm... okay?

    Last night I installed Mario Golf: World Tour as a .cia file. It failed to boot properly, but at least it didn't freeze at the 3DS logo.

    After upgrading to a new 32GB big SD card, I went to go redownload all of my everything from the eShop, and somehow, it is allowing me to download the Mario Golf: World Tour full game.

    Whaaaa?

    It's downloading as we speak.

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    It got to 99% and then stopped because of an error. There is a present bubble on my home screen, though, showing it as 99% completed. I clicked on it to Download Now, and it started over.

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    And it stopped. Error Code: 005-4272

    Trying one more time. If this works, we wonders, precious. Aye, we wonders...
     
  2. Foxi4

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    Your eShop purchases are logged server-side and tied to the system. The app merely detected that you have it installed and "re-downloaded" it, however it borked out in the verification stage. You can fully "download", or rather, verify what's already there, but you won't "buy" the game.
     
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    I doubt it'll work, but that's interesting. Not sure why the last few steps of installation would be saved for "Checking if you actually own the damn thing". That would be pretty stupid on Nintendo's side.
     
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    I see. I thought perhaps I was one of the first people to run into this. Oh, well. It's not like I can't just install it using DevMenu.

    For a scant moment there, though, I hoped.
     
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    It would be an interesting flaw if it did work - almost like the song hacks for Ubisoft's Just Dance on the Wii.
     
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    I kinda doubt Nintendo themselves are that stupid. :rolleyes:
     
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    I most certainly don't, but I know for a fact that eShop stuff is server-side, so you can't fool it system-side... :P
     
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  8. Neo Draven
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    I'm surprised it even allowed me to download even a single byte of a game that I had not directly purchased through my eShop account. Never seen anything like this before.
     
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    Yeah, I have tried some stuff on my own 3DS and I can say as well that the eShop knows when the tickets are only in your side.
     
  10. Foxi4

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    It's not like we haven't gone through an entire generation of downloading stuff from Nintendo servers illegitimately one IOS at a time or anything - they're not exactly kings of security. :P

    That's also how they manage deleting illigitimate content - they delete the ticket server-side. Remember the controversy after one of Nintendo's promotions when people downloaded more games then they were supposed to and the games disappeared from the system menu? ;)
     
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    Title keys to decrypt contents from the CDN are encrypted and stored locally in ticket.db on NAND.

    My guess that the Title Key is transferred during POS. Since you don't have it, it is unable to decrypt the files downloaded from the CDN when attempting to re-install the title.
     
  12. Heien

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    This sounds dangerous, or it would sound dangerous if ninty cared more :lol:
     
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    "Caring" and "competence" are two horses of a different color.
     
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    That was actually the case with Wii, during the first days of WAD installing solutions, the wii shop only checked that the system had the ticket installed on the system and allowed any VC games installed as wad files to be downloaded from the shop. So yeah... Nintendo CAN be that stupid... :P

    They patched it quickly though, and I doubt they'll make that mistake again.
     
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    I totally remember that happening, I was wondering why the concept sounds so familiar! :rofl2:
     
  16. Neo Draven
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    Third attempt, and it failed again. So, looks like there won't be any full game downloads from the eShop by means of installing a game through the DevMenu.

    Yet. After seeing the Wii ripped wide open like a fat kid tearing into a box of Twinkies, I have faith in our community.