What's the purpose of a title key?

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  1. skydancer93
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    I see people putting up title keys but not tickets. What's a title key for and how can I use it?
     
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    The titlekey allows you to download the file from NUS. If you have cfw + patches (rednand etc) you can use a fake ticket. There's no way to get a real ticket without buying software - so most likely titlekeys are being shared for dlc/eshop only games.
     
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    How do I create a fake ticket?
     
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    I'm doing that now. Fingers Crossed that it works in my RedNAND
     
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    Just make sure there's a ticket in your install folder when the download finishes.
     
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    Is there a way to determine a title key/generate a wupinstaller (sigpatched sysNAND) compatibile tik if all you have is the TitleID? NUSGrabber will only get a title.tmd and a title.cert.

    I've seen some VC and there's nothing but a TitleID available.
     
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    AFAIK you need the title key, and there is no getting around that. Someone needs to have actually bought the vc and dumped the titlekey.

    Edit: I haven't looked into this in a while - don't take my word as gospel.
     
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  9. MattKimura

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    Why is it that some titles on wii u title keys don't have a title key? Yes it's listed on the site, what use is that?
     
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    All of the applications without title keys have tickets - which you can use to easily extract the title key. I guess whoever runs that site doesn't have the time to extract the title key from the ticket.
     
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    I think that was the easiest way to denote that the titleID isn't on NUS (Disc only). Do you see any where that's not the case?
     
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    Great point.
     
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