For both the content is datted in small files usually sequentially named 00000001, 000000002, etc, and in the 3DS's case, a tmd file. I want to start datting eshop files that I own but I don't understand how to get then to verify with datomatic.
For example, I want to dat Breath of the Wild (and DLC's) from my Wii U. I have my folder with the code, content, and meta folders which are decrypted Wii U files if I'm not mistaken, but these files are not datted in this format.
On the 3DS side, I purchased Pokemon Crystal on the 3DS and ripped it to a cia (Standard) in godmode9, but absolutely no 3DS dat will accept that format. For that reason I keep my regular cart dump collection in .3ds format and convert to cia when needed, but when it comes to eshop only titles I'm completely lost. The 3DS dat is so much worse because they're named by titleid (eg. Cave story is 000400000009b300 which is completely useless for searching). The 3DS however has a dat named Nintendo - 3DS (Digital) which dats some of these. It has cave story which I have but it doesn't have ANY of the Pokemon games.
- So my question for the 3DS side of things is what is the difference between the Nintendo - 3DS (Digital) dat, and the Nintendo - 3DS (Digital) (CDN).
- Secondly for both consoles, how do I take CIA files/Wii U game folder and turn those into 00000000etc files and BACK to the "usable formats" for emulation or to reinstall to the consoles, which is something I find significantly important.
- How to dump 3ds files from CIA files so I can continue to dump my 3DS titles, because it's been a long while since I've done that and I've had no luck searching google for "cia to 3ds tool".
- Why is the 3DS datted as .3DS instead of CIA? From what I understand the CIA's are more "complete" in terms of data, but they can carry redundant files such as update files which bloat the collection. If anyone could correct me or expand on this I would be extremely appreciative.
- What are these 0000000001 content files and why are they datted over any other alternatives?