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Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by aofelix, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. aofelix
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    Hey guys, can someone remind me how to safely play online? I do have an original game with the header, but I've forgotten how to inject headers into games. I'm on mac OSX, do have access to windows PC if necessary.



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  2. Quantumcat

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    SkyArmyKnife (if using a Sky3DS) or Gateway Rom Patcher (if using Gateway).

    Or you can convert the game to a .cia and install it (if on 9.2 firmware or below). CIA games are always safe (as long as you don't cheat online, or play online with an out-of-region game). I think the program is called simple cia converter (look it up on the forums).
     
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    Worth a note: your existing save will be incompatible with the .cia version or the private header version.
     
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    If u start a save without a private header, u need to start a new save or u cant play online.
     
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    Can't Nintendo tell if I am playing with a pirated CIA (made from a 3ds rom I downloaded)? I thought I needed to add a private header to the rom before converting and installing.
     
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    For cia games, a header isn't needed because they don't have cartridges and won't need any card id. I know there was a bunch of hullabaloo about getting banned for using public headers and stuff, but I'm still pretty convinced that most people were banned for cheating, not for pirating. I have played several out of region games online with both public and private headers, and haven't had any problems at all.
     
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    Part of the CIA conversion is removal of the header. CIA files don't have any at all.
     
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    Thank you, it is clearer now. It won't do anything to add one before conversion.

    But how is playing online (linked to Nintendo) while being invisible (no cart identity) can be tolerated? o_o

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    Last question: CIA installed after internet purchase have one, I suppose? (or anything identifying them) Is it workable?

    sorry about the grammar, can't edit on n3DS
     
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    Nope, nothing identifies them when installed on your console, purchased from eShop or downloaded :-) Except they can tell if you cheat and they can tell if you've got the wrong region game. That's really all they can do.
     
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    Thank you, sorry for the questions, but I find this system so stupid I had some trouble understanding its logic. ^^"
     
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    Nope. You can extract the save with SaveDataFiler, svdt or Save Manager, import the private header then reimport your save. Worked just fine for me on every game I've done it on and I was able to play online afterwards.
    I've never heard of anyone getting banned from playing out of region games online and I've done so many times myself with no ill effects.
    Technically yes, they could compare your installed games/currently playing game to your eShop purchases, but it hasn't happened yet.
    The only bans from public headers I have heard of were due to people using the Sky3DS template.txt without adding a private header, it's a really easy way for Nintendo to detect pirates since the template.txt is publicly available and easy for Nintendo to find.
     
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