Possible to convert .3dsx to .cia with the source code?

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  1. Jon O'Brien
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    If I have access to the source code of a .3dsx file, what programs wil I need to compile a .cia?
    And will it install on my emunand or do I have to do something extra to get it to install?
     
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    yes you can
     
  3. Jon O'Brien
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    Do you know how or a thread I can use to do so?
     
  4. GalladeGuy

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    Compile the source. I believe you need the .elf for CIA conversion.
     
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    How do I get those?
     
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    It should create a .elf file.
     
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    any 3dsx homebrew that requires an xml file will behave strangely if compiled to cia
     
  8. Jon O'Brien
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    What do I use to compile the source code?
     
  9. mashers

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    That depends what you are trying to compile, but as a minimum you will need devkitPro, devkitARM and ctrulib.
     
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    I don't know. Hans maybe. I just wanted to know if it was possible and what I would need to do so.
     
  11. muskieratboi

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    Recompiling software is a bit more complicated than "Rename the file" or "Run it through a program", dude.

    Out with it, what 3dsx are you trying to use, here?
     
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    I just wanted to know if it was possible.
     
  14. GalladeGuy

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    If you want a HANS cia, its not going to happen any time soon. Homebrew that use XML files (such as HANS), don't work as cia's. The closest thing you can get is running it through the Homebrew Launcher Loader.
     
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    kool.Thanks for the information.
     
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