Why are .cia's called .cia's?

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  1. ShinyMK
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    ShinyMK known as @initPRAGMA

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    This is an odd question,

    But it's a needed one, Why are they called .cia's?
    Is it the official extension/name for them or was it made by the community?
     
  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    official extension.
    CTR Importable Archive
     
  3. verifyvenuz

    verifyvenuz Advanced Member

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    were da hart iz
    CTR Importable Archive. It's Nintendo's thing, I'm pretty sure.
     
  4. ShinyMK
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    ShinyMK known as @initPRAGMA

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    Very interesting :P
     
  5. Pomegranate

    Pomegranate Banned

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    Centralized To Region (dang region lock) Importable Archive
     
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  6. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

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    The CTR part of CIA is just the 3DS's codename. It's also where Citra gets it's name.
     
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  7. Pomegranate

    Pomegranate Banned

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    thats the joke
    ctr 3ds code name means central to region (joke) because damn regon lock
     
  8. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

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    I'm not entirely sure that's true.
     
  9. Pomegranate

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    its a joke it doesn't relly mean that
     
  10. PabloMK7

    PabloMK7 Red Yoshi! ^ω^

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    As stated on the SDK, CTR "means" horizon.
     
  11. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    C = Chiheisen = horizon in Japanese
    Nobody really knows what TR is, but a friend suggested "three" lol
     
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  12. Naendow

    Naendow Brick-Master

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    I think "TR" is just copied from NTR, the codename of the ds.
     
  13. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

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    So does that mean that the N in NTR stands for Nitro?
     
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  15. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Did you mean: super mario kart ports?
     
  16. GilgameshArcher

    GilgameshArcher GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nintendo always choosing such funny names :D
     
  17. YoshiFan501

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    i always found it funny we install cia via fbi. i wonder what over government names there are :P
     
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The government is behind all of this... :angry:
     
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    For me it's and shall be Custom Installable App.
     
  20. fikatr

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    next to smea
    crazy instable archive
     
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