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Godmode9 can do even more things, from generating CIAs from installed digital games or inserted retail DS/3DS cartridges, to converting between CIA and 3DS. You' ll need CIA format dumps for the moment being to install any games, even retail games, on custom firmwares (unless you 're willing to buy outdated 3DS flashcarts which can use 3DS dumps)
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Nintendo delivers games the same way Sony does with the PlayStation Network; the big ISO with all the data is useless without an authentication key. Unfortunately for them, these keys are much smaller than the game, and can be passed around easily provided people have broken into the console to get them in the first place.
You need a titlekey database, covering base games, updates and DLCs. Some notable ones include [https://wiiu.titlekeys.gq/ this for Wii U keys] and [https://3ds.titlekeys.gq this for 3DS keys]. '''Note''' you're still restricted to games that are on the eShop and that people bothered to upload their tickets to that titlekey site, so
rare or retail-only games are excluded . On real 3DS/Wii U hardware, you could also download a package of all tickets ever of all regions and trick the official eShop into thinking you own the game and can redownload it, but on real hardware, it has been reported some out-of-region tickets cause problems. FreeShop/CIAngel will just install the tickets you need for the game you chose.
If you're using [[Cemu]] with physical dumps, you'll also need [http://pastebin.com/GWApZVLa the Common Wii U Key, and individual Game Keys] for games you're emulating. Some 3DS dumps also require seeds to play on real hardware.
====NUS Downloaders (PC)====
You can get either 3DS or Wii U dumps this way. First of all get the
NUS Downloader, for example [http://application.wiiuusbhelper.com/Updater.exe Wii U USB Helper]. Make sure to use the appropriate URL for the titlekey database.
Then, it's as simple as selecting the game you want to download, clicking "Get It" and then "Download Games". This will download the files for the game you chose (the same as the .tik's title). Choose your own region where possible, so the servers are closer to you.
* '''Wii U dumps:''' You can either install the game to your Wii U by moving it to an SD Card and using [http://wiiubru.com/appstore/#/app/wup_installer_gx2 WUP Installer GX2], or if you're using the deprecated Loadiine (or [[Cemu]]), you can "Convert" it "to Loadiine/CIA". Simply right click your newly downloaded game, and then click "Prepare for Emulation". The .rpx file will be available in the game's folder, at /code/[yourgame].rpx.
* '''3DS dumps:''' Just "Convert to CIA" when the tool is done downloading it. That CIA file can then be installed to real 3DS hardware directly using [https://github.com/Steveice10/FBI/releases FBI], as long as you have enough free space on your SD card for '''double''' its size (
CIA files are installers basically, you can of course delete them after the installation is done), or if you want to emulate them, you can have them converted to '''decrypted 3ds format''' with [ http:// github. com/ ihaveamac/3dsconv 3dsconv] (on PC, requires files dumped from a sighax'd 3DS) or Godmode9 (on real 3DS hardware).
Updates and DLCs can be downloaded the same way. Right click on a game's name to choose which to download. For 3DS games, they can be converted to CIA files, and for Wii U games for emulation on CEMU:
* Create a folder named "aoc" and put the DLC files into there. The "code", "content", and "meta" folders of the actual game itself also go in the "aoc" folder.
Title Key Downloaders (3DS)====You'll need a 3DS with custom firmware installed ( most commonly boot9strap + Luma3DS). If you don't have custom firmware, but want it, follow [https:// pastebin. com/aV23ha3X The Guide.] Accept no substitutes on this, video guides are quickly outdated. The most used downloader utilities are [https://get.freeshop.pw/latest FreeShop] and [https://github.com/llakssz/CIAngel/releases CIAngel]. Freeshop is convenient since it only needs an encTitleKeys.bin from the titlekey site, and installs directly the games to your 3DS without the need to free up double the needed size. CIAngel can download particularly rare or obscure games only using a text file with the game's Title ID and its encrypted title key. If you want to rip your installed games and convert them to decrypted 3DS dumps for use with Citra, get Godmode9. You can launch it at boot-up with a special button combination of your choice depending on how you named the file. Your games are under <code>[A:] SYSNAND SD/title</code>, press R+A to "Search for titles" in that directory, select the tmd file for your game and "TMD file options/Dump CXI/NDS file" and then your ROM will be generated under the <code>/gm9/out</code> directory in your SD card.