Possibility of pseudo eshop?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by rondoh70, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. rondoh70
    OP

    rondoh70 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    333
    41
    Sep 1, 2011
    United States
    new york
    In theory, would it be possible to create a homebrew eshop that installed cias on cfw?
     


  2. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    Well I wanna make this. There is "Brew Man" but other than that, no. Never heard of a CIA Eshop.
     
  3. rondoh70
    OP

    rondoh70 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    333
    41
    Sep 1, 2011
    United States
    new york
    It seems pretty easy if a similar app to "Brew Man" was created that had a cia installer as well. I believe the only issue would be the server. AS there are no cia's currently hosted on networks that the 3ds can handle aside from homebrew cias
     
  4. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

    Member
    3,188
    2,205
    Jan 19, 2016
    United States
    My Computer
    Just gonna take a wild guess here and say probably.

    I don't see it happening for a few reasons though.

    1. Unless if it's only for Homebrew cias, it would be illegal. Don't know if people would want to do something like that.

    2. Someone would need to host some sort of server to be able to have these CIAs, depending on the circumstance, it won't be cheap.
     
    rondoh70 likes this.
  5. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    Hmmm this is an idea I've had for awhile and seems possible. But who would host such a large amount of files.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    That too but we could get some Swedish guy to do it. And if we don't make money off of it, we won't get arrested. Sweden + No money made makes a good wall of protection on Piracy.
     
  6. rondoh70
    OP

    rondoh70 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    333
    41
    Sep 1, 2011
    United States
    new york
    any idea if the 3ds could handle a p2p network. People can host the cias from personal computers and networks. If enough people did it it could work. but still would be illegal
     
  7. ketal

    ketal aiueo

    Member
    744
    569
    Aug 20, 2015
    Italy
    If we have a server to keep the .cias on, it would be not too hard to create an application that installs an app over the network
    Definitely not keeping copyrighted material on it. There's just no need for that. The internet is full of dumps
     
  8. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    -Cough- Sweden and no money -Cough

    This is my 300th post XD
     
  9. phalk

    phalk Handheld Maniac

    Member
    423
    261
    Apr 23, 2009
    Brazil
    If you can pay for a server to host the CIA files and upload all of it there, I can make this app for you.
     
  10. rondoh70
    OP

    rondoh70 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    333
    41
    Sep 1, 2011
    United States
    new york
    I know it's not needed.
    I would but im broke af.I was just putting the idea out. Maybe the new qr code cia installer might turn into what I had imagined?
     
  11. ketal

    ketal aiueo

    Member
    744
    569
    Aug 20, 2015
    Italy
    I don't think so.
     
  12. CeeDee

    CeeDee hm?

    Member
    3,807
    5,320
    May 4, 2014
    United States
    somewhere
    Maybe we could have a setup that lets us do it ourselves with free hosts - like a file template that lets us host homebrew CIAs (or warez) ourselves instead of limiting ourselves to one group's server that may end up outdated after time.
    Maybe GBATemp's wiki, or github?
     
  13. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    If we don't make money and we host it in Sweden were complete. They can't get stuff on us. If we decided to do this we could be like the pirate bay of CIAS... Wait pirate CIAS, OK THE SERVER AND APP SHOULD BE PIRATE CIAS
     
  14. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,663
    1,479
    Dec 6, 2014
    What's this nonsense about Sweden?
     
    DesuIsSparta likes this.
  15. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    Sweden has lower standards on pirating laws (that's how most torrenting/piracy websites stay up) Pirate Bay is located in Sweden, and USA can't touch them. Not only that, if you're not making any money it's hard for you to get arrested.
     
  16. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,663
    1,479
    Dec 6, 2014
    That's not true. We have fucking IPRED here, which essentially lets copyright holders force information about users from ISPs and shit.
     
    DesuIsSparta and ketal like this.
  17. Luglige

    Luglige hiatus

    Member
    1,411
    1,536
    Jan 24, 2016
    Antarctica
    under your bed
    Well that's what I heard. Sorry if I'm wrong, but Pirate Bay stays up for that reason.
     
  18. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

    Member
    2,579
    2,569
    Oct 28, 2015
    United States
    My homebrew downloader will have support for homebrew CIAs, but I doubt anyone will ever make one for installing games, as the servers would probably get taken, down almost immediately by Nintendo.
     
  19. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

    Member
    3,188
    2,205
    Jan 19, 2016
    United States
    My Computer
    I'm surprised that Pirate Bay's been online for a long time. It's had it's down moments, but yeah.
     
  20. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Member
    2,814
    907
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Mainframe
    Stuff like this generally pops up a few times on internet capable homebrew platforms. The problem is it requires a server and needs to be maintained. They usually end up running for a few months then dying. Either the servers go offline, killing the service, or it's not maintained anymore and the versions of the software on there falls behind.
     
    CeeDee and GalladeGuy like this.