Question about ROMs and .cia's

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Gorkensnorkel, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Gorkensnorkel
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    Hey, I asked around in the noob paradise area but didn't seem to have any luck, maybe I am asking this the wrong way or missing something obvious but if anyone could satisfy my curiosity I would be very grateful.

    When using the A9LH and Luma setup described in the guide, when you rip a game image/ROM to install it onto the SD card... does it rip it directly to .cia format? I know I am getting ahead of myself since I haven't even hacked my 3ds yet but I am curious about this process. I read somewhere that games get ripped to ROM format and the process for converting ROMs to .cia is... kinda long (to say the least) so I am just trying to wrap myself around this part of using CFW.

    If someone could point me toward an accurate/updated tutorial that might explain how I could take one of my game cartridges and install that game onto my 3ds SD card that would be a fantastic start, thanks.
     
  2. rikumax25!

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    The latest version of both Hourglass9 or Decrypt9WIP support dumping our physical 3DS cartridges directly to .CIA format. No PC needed~!

    1. Open up Hourglass9//Decrypt9WIP.
    2. Go to "Gamecart Dumper Options"
    3. Select "Dump Cart to CIA"
    4. Let it finish and done~! It's that easy~ ^_^ Just use your favorite CIA Installer, like FBI, and that's it~!

    Source
     
  3. Gorkensnorkel
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    Whew, thank you. I was worried it was going to be a painful process dumping games.
     
  4. SirHaxALot

    SirHaxALot Yum Cookies! :3

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    Well some time ago it was. You got a encrypted .3ds ROM which you would have to decrypt and then convert to cia. New Versions of Decrypt9 made things a lot easier.
     
  5. Quantumcat

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    I already told you you could dump to cia with Decrypt9 in the noob paradise thread -_-
     
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