Is there an easy way to dump game icons?

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  1. CeeDee
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    Just wondering, was hoping to make some smdh files and would like to use the official game's icons. Some I've found, some not (eg. virtual console/eShop games). Thank you!
     
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    If you're on 9.2 and below you could use decrypt9 to decrypt your .3ds file of the game (or extract a CIA and use the CXI you get with decrypt9), then extract it into the exheader, exefs, and romfs files with ctrtool. The SMDH (icon.bin) is in the exefs, if I remember correctly.

    But to give you a shorter answer, no, there is no set of easy tools to do it as far as I know. There'd be a bit of manual work involved. This is assuming you want the "raw" image data, and not simply a screencap.
     
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    The closest to "easy" you'll get is like daxtsu said, Decrypt9 (on 3ds) + ctrtool (on PC) + EveryFileExplorer (on PC).

    So you'd decrypt the game in some way with Decrypt9, either via xorpads or directly with the rom decryption feature.
    Then extract/unpack it with ctrtool, then open the icon.bin (from the extracted/unpacked exefs) in EveryFileExplorer to save the image (png i think?).
    Done.

    I made a handy gui for ctrtool so you don't have to deal with commandline. https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-3ds-rom-tools-gui.396785/
     
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    Ah, crap. I'm on 10.1, of course. Ah well, thanks anyways!
     
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    Ah yep, you're out of luck then. :(
    Unless there's specific game icons you want (not just the whole 3ds game library), i may be able to extract them for you (unless it's a massive list :P ) if i have them. :)
     
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    That'd be awesome!

    I'm looking for...
    • Pokemon OmegaRuby
    • Cave Story (eShop version)
    • Shovel Knight
    • Retro City Rampage DX
    • 3D Classics Sonic the Hedgehog
    • 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure
    • Any possible official Virtual Console games (preferably the NES Mario/Zelda games)
    ...in order of preference.

    Do as many as you can, it'd help a lot. If it's too much, I don't really need them all, so do as many as you'd like. Thanks!
     
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    I happen to have all of those plus,
    Super Mario Deluxe VC
    The Legend of Zelda VC
    The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening DX VC
    Super Mario Bros 3 VC

    Will rip the icons shortly. :)
     
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    Awesome, exactly what I was looking for, thank you!
     
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    simple idea,you can get those icons from miiverse.
     
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    If I can request, I'd like the system icons. As pdapanda said, I can get the rest from Miiverse.
     
  12. the assaf

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    You can make a screen shot of your home menu bottom screen and crop it.
    Miiverse sound a good idea,
    But vc games and others don't have Miiverse community.
    I think it possible through homebrew, because target title selector have access to icons.
     
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