SOON! (Super cOOl iNstaller!) - A New Cool Legal Open Source CIA Installer

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  1. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    UPDATE:
    SOON!2 it's out now. Check this thread to get the newest releases:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release...ller-2-a-new-super-cool-cia-installer.416076/


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    THE NEW FULL VERSION IT'S READY

    Yes, people. It's here!!! The ULTRA-EASY and SUPER-COOL-LOOKING CIA Installer it's ready.

    SOON! is a good-looking install-&-delete legal CIA Installer. It is a easy to use CIA installer with "AUTOMATIC" cover selection based in the CIA's unique ID. In a near future it will become the "DownloadMii" for CIA files.

    The software includes 23 translations (default languaje it's Spanish)

    Current Features:
    -Cool Good-Looking Interface
    -Automatic Cover Art selection while Installing a Game or App (NEW)
    -Translation Support (23 translations to 14 languajes)
    -Install-&-Delete Chain Installation

    Future Features:
    -Download CIA Homebrew (will be like "DownloadMii" for CIA files)

    How to set-up? (new instructions for CIA users)
    -.3DS File:
    1-Copy "SOON.3ds" to the root of your Gateway's MicroSD card
    2-Copy the contents of the folder "SD Card" to your SD card root.
    3-Enter in Gateway mode and select "SOON!" in Multi-ROM Menu

    -.CIA File (CFW users):
    1-Copy the contents of the folder "SD Card" to your SD card root.
    2-Send the CIA file (Release\CIA\SOON.cia) with ctrclient.exe as usual.
    3-Restart your 3DS and launch it from the HOME Menu.

    -.CIA File (Gateway/MT-Card users)
    1-Set-up the .3DS file as I said above
    2-Copy "SOON.cia" to the "FilesToInstall" folder inside your 3DS' SD card.
    3-Enter in Gateway mode and select "SOON!" in Multi-ROM Menu.
    4-Run "SOON!" and it will install "SOON!" for you.

    How to install CIA files with "SOON!"? (new instructions)
    1-Copy the CIA files you want to install to a folder called "FilesToInstall" inside your SD Card.
    2-Run "SOON!" and touch the big yellow triangle.

    How to use translations?
    Copy the files from any translation inside the "Translations" folder to "SD:\SOON\Menu\" and replace.

    If you want to create a new translation for this software, you can do it, just post it here:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/translators-needed-to-create-a-new-application.386732/

    NOTE: "SD:\" means your SD card root

    Screenshots:
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    ------------------------------About Screen (French)------------------------------
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    ---------------Installing a CIA file (Filipino, German, Korean and Portuguese)---------------
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    --------------------Returning To HOME Menu Screen (Japanese)--------------------

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    Changelog:
    Version 1.5: (NEW)
    Memory Bug Fixed
    Version 1.4 (private):
    Cover Art Database Updated
    Version 1.3
    First Full Release and first ULTRA-EASY to use version
    Automatic Cover Selection While Installing
    Decimal UniqueID Art Database
    BETA 1.2:
    Dec UniqueID attempt (ok) without "not found" art (Private Version)
    BETA 1.1:
    Hex UniqueID attempt (fail) (Private Version)
    BETA 1.0:
    Debug Private Version
    BETA 0.2:
    New Unique ID (the old one was not so unique)
    Add Greek translation, and updated DjoeN's Dutch translation
    BETA 0.1:
    First Public Release

    Download (release+translations+cover art database (v1.5 and newer versions)):
    SOON_V1.5.zip
    105 MB (NEW)
    https://mega.nz/#!HNsEVKCC!3AI8rEKB8dG2gdVhuU5yKzK2y0qQO8JPirlml4p9wtA
    SOON_V1.3.zip 93.3 MB
    https://mega.co.nz/#!SFkFULQQ!aGPVbMXm2PhDdDJObYzY1_9PRwZkwRol5LSJ5YwqHqU
    SOON_BETA_01.zip 22.1 MB
    https://mega.co.nz/#!WNd2nCBB!Pp45YZ_HVjFQiIdql-zLuhrkNoksS9_PK7dOoZCWLTg
    SOON_BETA_02.zip 23.0 MB
    https://mega.co.nz/#!mY9SkQCA!IqBXlxk6RagPDxiq7QhNZIzu3-GrK-vL1JVVAC_X66E

    (sorry for the "mega" link but the size of the package it's too big for GBATemp because every translation's size it's around the 900kb and this software haves 23 tranlations at this time and also v1.3 haves a BIG cover art and icons database)

    Credits:
    Created by: Howling Wolf & Chelsea
    Translators:
    RodrigoDavy, marcoz9999, VinsCool, Steveice10, Rinnegatamante, Technicmaster0, ItsMetaKnight, iGlitch, Retr0Capez, sarkwalvein, StriderVM, duke_srg, octopus, Tomato Hentai, baesup, TheMisterMees, medoli900, MisterTea, DjoeN, SteelLord
    Thanks to Rinnegatamante for his help with the source code.

    SOON! uses a custom version of LPP3DS.
    Thanks to Rinnegatamante for creating that great software. This program it's totally open-source and can be modified by anyone, off course, giving credit to the original authors Howling Wolf & Chelsea ("Howling Wolf Naru-José" and "Chelsea_Fantasy") and all the people who translate this app and helped creating it.

    As every homebrew, use it at your own risk.

    UPDATE:
    FULL Version 1.5 it's out.

    To all homebrew developers:
    If you want your software to be downloadable from "SOON!" (like DownloadMii but this one will be for Homebrews in CIA format) in the next release, please visit this thread:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/q-devel...downloadable-in-the-next-soon-version.387337/

    Spanish Post at SceneSpain.net (the web it's down, use the web.archive.org link):
    http://web.archive.org/web/20150623...instalador-de-cias-legal-y-de-codigo-abierto/
     
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    Man, I was trying to think of a cool name for the gateway-killer cfw/rom loader and you stole one of my names! Other contenders were kidtendo, gatewait, gaywait, etc.
     
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    and you stole my idea for a CFW rom loader
     
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    I'm working now in the Unique ID Cover Database.
    When it's done (up to date) I will release another BETA version.

    The Theme Creator will be created then. Actually you can create your own Custom Themes by editing the PNG files, but It will acept only one translation. My theme creator will auto-fit all the translation into your theme automatically

    All this will be released SOON!
     
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    Could you add some screenshots?
     
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  7. fatsquirrel

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    Do we really need another legit cia installer?
     
  8. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    DONE!
     
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    YES, this will be the coolest one, haves a great interface, suppourt a lot of languajes, and also, (not in this BETA version, but SOON!) will be the most easy to use CIA installer

    ah...I think you mean "legal"
     
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    Ah indeed...legal was the word :)
     
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    correct your post, please
     
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    Thx. Could you add some more? All we can see is the welcome 'page'(I think?), some screenshot on how you display covert art etc would be nice. And (not important but...) if I were you, I'd change the language to english for the screenshots :P
     
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    Very cool :) thanks for this.
     
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    This is awesome, but the title should be changed to "Soon(Super cOOl iNstaller!) - A New Cool Legal Open Source CIA Installer (BETA 0.1)".
     
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    So wait. Can we install unsigned CIAs with this? What's the difference between this and FBI?
     
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    We can install unsigned .CIA with FBI as well, it's just that your 3DS does not have the signature checks patched out and therefore unsigned installed .CIA will not load.

    How will SOON be different from FBI? Will there be additional features and / or stuff you can't do with FBI, or will the differences mainly be aesthetics and / or ease-of-use? And, will you think about us NINJHAX users, too? ;)
     
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    Names are easy to find. CFWs are missing
     
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  18. Plasma Shadow

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    I have no fucking idea.
    We didn't exactly need another CIA installer, but I guess it's nice to have more of a choice. I don't see the benefits of this over FBI and BRM but nevertheless good work haha.
     
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  19. froggestspirit

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    If it could install to emunand while running in sysnand, then downgrading emunand would be a snap
     
  20. blinkzane

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    a CIA homebrew downloader would interest me.
     
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