(Q): Fire Emblem Echoes

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  1. 2DSGamerdude
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    Hay all,
    I have some questions to ask about fire emblem echoes that will be coming out in a few weeks from now:

    1) I checked the 3ds relates site for the FW required to play Echoes, but they Japanese game doesn't have the FW displayed.

    my Luna is updated to latest FW stable ver. (7.0.5).
    and my emuanand is at 11.4 FW.

    im guessing that FE Echoes needs 11.4 fw to run?

    2) when I get my copy of echoes, I'll want to make a backup to have on my luma 3ds :)
    normally I'd use gateway 3ds to do this via ninjahax cart etc.

    but since I have luma and Decrypt9, it can dump/decrypt/convert to CIA my game.

    im not use what to use? (I've never had the need to use D9 for my game backups etc.)

    Decrypt9WIP

    I know the longer method to use simple 3ds converter and how to get XORpads and making the 3ds -> CIA.
    but is using the stuff from D9 easier and faster?

    as D9 can convert the dump 3ds game straight to CIA?

    Thanx.
     
  2. KunoichiZ

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    1) Echoes does not need 11.4. I'm not sure what firmware it needs, but it runs just fine on 11.3.
    2) In Decrypt9, follow either one of these paths:
    For dumping 3ds carts to .cias
    -Gamecart Dumper Options -> Dump Cart to CIA.

    For converting .3ds files to .cia files:
    -Place your .3ds files in SD:/files9/D9Game.
    -Then follow Content Decryptor Options -> CIA Builder Options -> Build CIA from NCCH/NCSD.
     
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    nice, thanx for the tips, KunoichiZ
    so, for converting the game cart to CIA,
    using the 1st option in D9 or extracting the .3ds file first and then convert it to via using 2nd option,

    if I use ether method to get the CIA file,
    this means that the XORpad file of FE Echoes needed for the simple 3ds to CIA convert tool method isn't needed at all?

    also why is the XORpad needed in the first placed?
    so the said game can run on the specific console?
     
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    You can just dump the cart straight to a CIA. You don't have to obtain the game as a .3ds and convert it. You do not need XORpads to do either method. I don't know why they were needed for the Simple .3DS to .CIA converter, and I don't want to know as I no longer use the tool.
     
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    nice, this helps out alot, thanx KunoichiZ :)
    I had no idea why XORpads was used, well only for the simple convert tool, lol
    I used t hem without knowing why they were needed, Lel.

    anwys, I'll use this method D9's wen I get my FE Echoes in two weeks from now.
     
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    You're welcome! :) And to be honest, I did the same thing. And I will also be making my own personal dump of the game when it comes out.
     
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    np, I tested out D9 method 1 from cart -> CIA using Cubic Ninja (82mb)
    to see how it works, and it worked like a charm, backed it up very fast and later installed it from files9/ folder using BBM to my emunand,
    :)

    this D9 method for cart to CIA or 3ds to CIA is super fast and less time consuming, not needing the use of PC input like the Simple 3ds to CIA method, does not require the use/need of XORpads or Nnich.bin file.

    if I had known of this method earlier when I backed up games using cart or even converting 3ds files to CIA using this rather than simple CIA method, lol.
    i'did use this d9 methods instead. anways now I know how it works :) .

    this method will be very useful for future dumping/converstions.



     
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