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What does it mean when using "rom in .3dz format with a header"?

Discussion in 'Game Backup (ROM's) Discussion' started by OPessimist, Mar 7, 2016.

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    Does it mean you have to name it instead of leaving the rom in whatever rom name when you first back it up or download it?
     
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    You use gw rom patcher to inject a header from a cart you own into a rom, you then rename the rom to .3dz so gw knows it has a private header. You can then go online with the rom without being banned.
     
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    Ooooooh, so that means I can't access DLC without a private header?
     
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    You can get stuff from the eshop without a private header but if you need to connect online in the rom to download it you'll need to either use a cia or inject a private header into your rom.

    You could also use a public header you find online and roll the dice on the ban hammer, I think the first ban is only a few weeks. This way isn't recommended but if you don't play online anyway it may be a viable option. Have a search on gbatemp for the latest info on bans before you commit to this route though.

    I'd recommend using a cia if you don't have your own cart to rip a header from. You can always use savedatafiler to transfer your save to the cia too so it's probably your best option.
     
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    Okies, so I have to look for a .cia for my games... CIA files are put in SD card right? Not the Red Cart?
     
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    Yeah, they go on the 3ds sd card and are installed with devmenu. Once installed you can delete the .cia from your 3ds sd card. Make a note of which unique id matches which cia when you install them so you can find them at a later date if you ever need to.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed replies! =) Now to look for CIA files!
     

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