Using FBI to play a .3ds file?

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    I have used the 3ds.guide website and installed luma and fbi onto my 3ds. But I am having issues - I have a backup of a game which I want to install on my 3ds. Obviously FBI only accepts .cia files.

    How do I convert .3ds files into .cia so that I can install it using FBI?
    ORR... is there an easier drag drop mechanism to play .3ds files right away (something like what gateway does?)
     


  2. MushGuy

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    Just use Freeshop (install it with FBI), look for that game and install it.
     
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    see about that..

    everytime I use freeshop it takes me right to the full proper nintendo eshop - did I do something wrong in the installation?
     
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    While in freeShop, did you scan the encTitleKeys.bin QR code from that 3DS title key website?
     
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    ah thanks man, that was a nudge in the right direction. Googled up what you said, and found the solution.

    Are there any homebrews that you find interesting? I was looking for a NDS and NES emu, but have not found anything seemingly stable?
     
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    Would still like some advice on converting .3ds to .cia?
     
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    The C: drive
    AFAIK not possible, also very inconvenient.
     
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    hmm fair enough. However, in that case how do people get hold of titles that are not available on the freeshop?

    I dont really care much about .3ds files - but I am finding that freeshop hasnt got some titles e.g. NFS The run. Is there a way getting hold of these? Or am I not looking for it the right way on the shop app? :huh:
     
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    Nah, cias don't use private headers.
     
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    No risk if an update is installed. If there's no update, Nintendo can detect version 0 with a generated header.

    As for games not on freeshop, they bought and dumped them, and didn't upload the title key.
    The slotx* files are decryption keys that you have to either dump yourself or download from a piracy site.
     
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    Right I understand. Is there a way of updating the game post fbi installation? Or to check if its the most updated version and thus safe?
     
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    Some games are card only and they never were on the eshop.

    And FBI says some of freeshop games are on version 0.
     
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    Very possible lol.

    I found some guides before and some was alot to do. But now there some basic ones that are easy
     
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