[Question] About CIA Downloaders

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by super.bean, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. super.bean
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    What CIA downloader do you use and what makes it greater against the other tools?
    I've read about:
    - FunkyCIA
    - FunkyCIA2
    - PlaiCDN
    - CIAngel
    - CDN-FX
    - freeShop

    which one should I use to download CIAs?
    Thanks!
     
  2. jDSX

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    I primarily use fbi qr code scan and "that key site" its sometimes better because I found out it to be faster.
     
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  3. Hayleia

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    I use FBI most of the time. I can type the name of whatever game I want faster on my PC's keyboard than on any 3DS keyboard and then I just scan the QR code.
    I use freeShop scarcely when I need a queue to download several pieces of whatever.
    And when I need stuff on my PC, I use FunKeyCIA (not sure what's FunkyCIA2).
     
  4. Lemmingz

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    Freeshop & CIAngel on console, both do a good job.

    FunkeyCIA, CDN-FX & 3DSeSTUFF (FunkeyCIA wrapper) on PC, all download encrypted cia's so files can be redownloaded for the eshop if needed.

    PlaiCDN doesn't or it didn't the last time I checked.

    Downloading with qr codes on FBI like @jDSX & @Hayleia suggested also works well
     
  5. super.bean
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    Thanks guys! I think I'll be going with QR + FBI :D
     
  6. Lemmingz

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    give the other methods a try too, it's always good to have multiple ways to do it :)
     
  7. Pacheko17

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    freeShop is by far the best one.
     
  8. cooldasher

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    I really like to have a local backup of my cias in addition to the ones installed on the 3DS (for when the inevitable happens, and Nintendo stops allowing downloads for the 3DS after it's end of life, for example). I know that CDN-FX and FunKeyCIA can do this, but are they the best options? Is one better than the other?

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  9. Lemmingz

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    both tools do the job really well & they are both easy to use