Is there a region free cia?

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  1. JohnathanMonkey
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    I am looking for a cia that i can install to make the 3ds region free. Does such a thing exist or is it even possible? Thanks.
     


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    Almost any CFW like Luma already makes the 3DS region free, no need for extra steps
     
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    That's interesting. I have A9LH with Luma, but no EUR, JAP etc games will work.
     
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    They should work, I also have A9LH + Luma and I can play JAP games perfectly on my PAL/EUR N3DS XL
     
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    Im not 100% sure but I think you need to enable the region free option in the Luma settings. :)
     
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    Which games is it?
     
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    The famicom version of NES remix is the major game I am looking to play. I will see if I need to enable it in luma first.

    EDIT: I enabled region free in Luma, but it still goes to an error has occurred screen. Any ideas?
     
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    Try dumping it and installing it as a CIA. You could also try a out of region CIA from that iso site. Or try launching it from the Homebrew Launcher.
     
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    I installed it from a cia file. I'm not too worried about it anyway. Thanks anyway!
     
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    The Homebrew Launcher has region free stuff (such as Hans), but every CFW is RF. What problems are you having? Did you Download the games from FreeShop or are they installed by fbi as .CIA?

    What's the model and firmware of your console?
     
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    Does Luma really have a region free option to set? I don't recall anything like that, it should be RF by default.
     
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    Luma3DS is region-free by default, but some games also need region/language emulation. See here for more information.
     
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    I have no idea what the issue is then. I selected the region free emulation. I downloaded it from freeshop I believe.
     
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    The "Region free emulation" option doesn't do anything by itself.

    Luma3DS is region-free. The emulation option is for games that use the system region as a key to look up data, and then crash because said data doesn't exist in region-specific versions.

    What game are you trying to run, and which region?
     
  16. JohnathanMonkey
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    I have a few, but mainly the famicom version of NES remix. I'm really not that concerned about it, I just thought someone on here might be able to help. I wasn't sure what that option was, I just checked it to see if it would help.
     
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    What you need to do is create a language emulation file. First, you need to look up the title ID. (Famicom Remix is 0004000000131F00)

    Next, create a text file on your SD card: /luma/locales/0004000000131F00.txt

    In this file, you put a single line that looks like this:
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    JPN JP
    
    This tells Luma to emulate system region JPN with language JP when running title 00040000-00131F00.
     
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    Interesting. Is this something I will need to do for all, it this case, non-USA based games? Thank you.
     
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    Yep, lots of cias are region free. They should work just fine
     
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    Testing now.

    EDIT: Works like a champ. Thank you for the advice!
     
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