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  1. BigPigeon

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    So I've been messing around with different ways to convert from .3ds to .bin and have given HackingTools a try. I used ctrtools before to extract a romfs.bin and it worked just fine, however since that system doesn't seem to convert back to .3ds I'm experimenting with this too.

    Here's the problem that I'm seeing.

    HackingTools9DS converts from .3ds to .bin, no problem. But when I try to convert back to .3ds, the output file is called "<Filename>-Edited" and it's much smaller than the initial .3ds file that I converted from.

    Is there a step that I'm missing here? I'm literally doing the bare minimum of inputs. Nothing has been edited within the .bin files themselves, all I'm doing is extracting and rebuilding (Using the D and R commands, respectively).

    Screenshot below showing the exact layout of my HackingTools folder

    -AwakeningOriginal.3ds is the .3ds file that I'm working from
    -DecryptedRomFS.bin is the extracted .bin that I'm trying to rebuild. It's file size is identical to the roms.bin that ctrtools created from the same .3ds ROM.
    -Awakening_Edited.3ds is the rebuilt ROM. Note the file-size difference. I also didn't instruct HackingTools to add the "_Edited" part to the filename, it did that by itself. Needless to say it doesn't run.

    EDIT: Figured this one out myself. I was using the V12 release of HackingTools instead of V9, which is the one that is compatible with decrypted ROMs. Tried V9 and it worked like a charm.
     

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  2. jcookie3

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  3. september796

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    @Asia81 Can you reupload the non-debug build of makerom.exe please? those damn dlls are a pain to install on w7 :gun:
     
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