Rxtools ROM question

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Mochiman123, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Mochiman123

    Mochiman123 Member

    May 27, 2015
    United States
    I'm a little bit confused with Rxtools. Are you able to play and use roms without a flashcart? I understand that it is functional with CIAs but am wondering if I'm missing something. I've tried decrypting a rom and wasn't sure where to go from there.
  2. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2014
    United States
    You can only run Cia installed games, but no .3ds format roms.
    You can either convert 3ds roms to cia format yourself, or search for already converted Cia 3DS games.

    So yes you can play 3DS games/Eshop games/homebrew with Rxtools. But everything has to be installed as cia. And not as roms.
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  3. hunter010709

    hunter010709 Advanced Member

    Jun 27, 2015
    Rxtools will play all the games you want.

    First you need a way to launch gateway without a gateway card, to set up a emunand. Browser exploit, cubic ninja, zelda oot, etc

    Then you want to install rxtools and before loading rxmode, install fbi (a cia service system) through injection in the rxtools menu.

    Load rxmode, update emunand and start installing your cia's with fbi.

    Most can be found, although easy enough to make from a rom dump with a combo of both 3DS Simple CIA Converter and rxtools.

    It is very fast at making them.

    The only hassle with installing cia files is the sd speed, limited to your card class and the class of the 3ds used. Class 6 for o3ds and class 10 for n3ds. No u is supported so a u1 or u3, class 10 will not make a difference except to your wallet. To be honest the 3ds has really poor speed regardless of the model.
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