Citra - a new 3DS emulator

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  1. Chrono Archangel

    Chrono Archangel Administrator Staff Member

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    http://gbatemp.net/threads/new-3ds-emulator.365154/

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  3. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    If this continues, we'll have satisfying 3DS emulation before the next Mario game is released in Japan.
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  4. KrossX

    KrossX クロスエクス

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    Woah, that's awesome. :eek:
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  5. Azary1977

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    Nice! Good job 3DS emulator team for making homebrew games right now.Coming soon, commercial games and finally, Action Replay codes! Keep moving forward! ;)
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  6. Stranno

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    I think people are too optimistic about commercial games.
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  7. Chrono Archangel

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    It might take a while but its really not impossible. The biggest hurdle is encryption and some people have already broken it but have not publically released it. With time this should become a non-issue.
  8. Squall-Leonh@rt

    Squall-Leonh@rt Maybe I'm a Lion

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    No private key = No frickin possibility.

    False.

    Saves have been cracked, Games aren't likely to be cracked for 20,000 years.
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  9. Chrono Archangel

    Chrono Archangel Administrator Staff Member

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    Believe what you want.
  10. Squall-Leonh@rt

    Squall-Leonh@rt Maybe I'm a Lion

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    Saves have been cracked, Games aren't likely to be cracked for 20,000 years.

    Its not a matter of belief, its a matter of fact.

    the 3DS carts can use 4096bit RSA, 2048bit RSA and 480bit ECDSA

    FTR, theres a massive difference between 'Cracking' a rom encryption and dumping it using a modified 3DS unit
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  11. Xemnas

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    Even the developer himself says that this is only for developers. If he doesn't change his mind, this will never run commercial games.
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  12. Chrono Archangel

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    That's not what he meant :p
    Plans are to eventually emulate commercial games it's just not gonna happen anytime soon so it's mostly useful for homebrew devs right now
  13. Xemnas

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    He says this:
    I cannot see how it means otherwise.

    How do you know that he plans to make it able to run commercial games?
  14. KrossX

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    Because the phrase "I want to emphasize that for the long-term, this project will only (potentially) be useful to developers" basically means: Ye who wants to play 3ds games! Don't bug me.
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  15. Xemnas

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    I see. So it probably means it will be useful for non-developers in a distant future.
  16. Monater

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    Obviously currently only small part of hardware is emulated.
  17. Monater

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    There may be a way to circumvent this encryption in future.
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  18. Chrono Archangel

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    bunnei is ShizZy from gekko and we've practically been working together for 8 years now. I'm kinda in the loop on what the plans are but you guys can choose not to believe me if you want. I really don't mind. XD
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    Thanks for the information.
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    You don't need a private key to decrypt content.
    The key has to be on the device. Else you couldn't play the game.
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    Not sure if its worth anything (or most people here know about it or not), but people at "Project Pokemon" have claimed that they have dumped and examined the 3DS's RAM, ARM11 kernel, slabheap, and exception vectors, and the ARM9 services binary.
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