Is there a way to play 3ds files without Converting into cia?

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  1. MrNetch
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    Is there any way to do this?
     
  2. Filo97

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    gateway or sky3ds, no other way.
     
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    Why would you do that? Cia's size are very small, and online safe.
     
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    @Filo97 OK, thank you for the answer!

    @YharnamBadass I want to randomize Pokemon X and have problems converting the 3ds file back into a cia!
     
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    why convert po. x? theres a official CIA for that game from nintendo AFAIK
     
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    CIA files take forever to get onto the microSD via Wifi (N3DS) and they take even longer to install. The OP had a legitimate question. Sadly, no. There's no such thing as a ".3ds" loader. Only Gateway and Sky3DS can run them directly. But look at it this way, these flashcarts use additional battery power (any cartridge does), so using CIA's you get to play a bit longer (5-10%?) before the battery drains.
     
  7. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Well, to solve the Wi-Fi transfer problem, just turn off your N3DS, remove the cover plate, plug your SD card into your PC and copy the ROM on it. Shouldn't be that difficult.
    As for installing, I don't see why a lot of people are whining about the time it takes. Seriously, I just installed Stella Glow (~1.5GB, which is approximatively the same as Pokemon X), and it took less than 10 minutes. Even if you use the 4GB class 4 micro SD you get with the console, it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes, for a game you will play for hours. And if losing 30 minutes of play time really bothers you, just install them while you're sleeping.
    If you found the 3DS game, you can find the (legit) .cia version really easily (PM me).
    As for using you 3DS ROM, you can't directly. You can convert it really easily using Simple CIA Converter and Decrypt9 (instead of RXTools) to generate the XORPads. It's really simple;
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    Like I said, I wanted to use the randomizer, which requerir the exefs and the romfs of the rom!
     
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    I tried the converter and got everytime an error, but I used rxTools for creating the xorpads, so I'll try it Decrypt9! Thank you! ^^

    But were do I put the xorpads than? There is no extra folder and if I put them directly in the Converter Folder it doesnt find them!

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    I tried that converter, too but got an error message!
     
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