[Question] Building .cia for 3ds romhack

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  1. dradonhunter11
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    dradonhunter11 French o-MEGA modder

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    Hello everyone!

    I made a rom hack called pokemon chaos ruby with hans 2 week ago and now I think it have enough thing to be released (but still in beta). Since I am fairly new with cia (I just have romfs and exeFS) thing, I want to install the rom hack in emuNAND to do testing before releasing (even if it work perfectly with hans). So how I am supposed to build build and where I can share it since I can't give link on gbatemp (because sharing cia is not allowed)

    thanks!
     
  2. YamiHoshi.nl

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    You'll be wasting your time.
    You must know, that the original Omega Ruby game is over 2 GB already, building a CIA, which you can't share on most Websites, will only please the very few who have Firmware 9.2 or lower, or a Dev Unit (separate build needed).

    Besides, building an Omega Ruby Hack requires you to have Signatures for 9.x (I think?), which is currently only available as a Dev Unit Version, and thus incompatible with Retail Units.
    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, my piece of information might be outdated.
     
  3. dradonhunter11
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    dradonhunter11 French o-MEGA modder

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    that why I have a working version for 10.3 version working with hans, I think I am able to share garc, right?
     
  4. eskinner3742

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    So, to avoid posting a new thread on this discussion. Any luck figuring out how to create a rom hack as an installable cia? I'm looking to make a rom hack that basically provides all the region exclusive pokemon together into a single so you don't have to go through trading for them. I can use other methods to apply the hack but would just personally like to have a cia so I don't have to take those extra steps. to apply it every time I open the game.

    Btw I haven't made the rom hack yet but have some tools and tutorials that I'll need. I have the .3ds of AS uncarted and just want to know how to compile the hack into the game and install as cia.
     
  5. Platinum2183

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    I'm fairly certain that you have to decompile or get a decompiled game and then replace the files and recompile it? That's what you had to do with neo x/y im pretty sure but im not no expert in this area
     
  6. eskinner3742

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    Thanks, I'm pretty sure I downloaded a decompiler/recompiler tool that extracts it from/to a .3ds file which is what I uncarted and can convert to cia from there. I'll do more research on it when I get off work.

    Also any idea on if one would be able to extract the rom from the BRY VC and inject a romhack of Red I made to catch all the version exclusives while maintaining the trade function? I know there are some issues with injecting crystal due to the VC's patch for the cable function but if BRY are the base used in hack would it work? Again, I can do more research on the topic when I get home, just wondering if anyone has the answer to this already. Not a huge deal as the hack is supposed to replace the need for trading but I am curious as I've wanted to edit the sprites to the more "updated" versions and now my curiosity has spiked as to if it'll work.
     
  7. dradonhunter11
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    dradonhunter11 French o-MEGA modder

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    I think have a way to do it because basically, I wanted that my rom hack to be available in 3 format:
    The romfs thing for hans, sadly no online play (but I might try to implement patch in the romfs)
    The Cia Version so it can be installed on home menu (but I need an icon)
    The patch version (the prebuild 1.4 Patch with the extra content added)

    But for now, I alpha tester for rom hack, I didn't start main story rewrite because I want to make it aivalaible in at least 3 language (French (Native Lang), English and spanish (wich I don't know at all)
     
  8. ih8ih8sn0w

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    Hell
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    sorry, missed the second part somehow. you can use google drive or mega and post on that iso site (google it if you dont know what it is)
     
  11. dradonhunter11
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    dradonhunter11 French o-MEGA modder

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    that what I will do ^^ there will be crap ton of version of the romhack (small UI change for exemple) I think I will need more than 1 google drive account XD (Red UI, Blue UI (Vanilla), Green UI, Yellow UI) so at least 4 version
     
  12. ih8ih8sn0w

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    that will work. gl with the rom hack though