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FileKong 3DS

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FileKong
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General
Author(s)Rinnegatamante
TypeUtilities
Versionv0.1
LicenceMixed
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FileKong

Two 3ds connected using FileKong

FileKong is the first FTP Client ever made for 3DS. At the moment the homebrew IS NOT finished, that's why it's in Alpha state. Actually i don't have time to work on it so i decided to release it "as it is" (i don't even know if i'll ever finish it since at the moment i'm not motivated anymore to work on 3DS scene.

It has been created without watching a single FTP client sourcecode, i worked just seeing what kind of requests a popular FTP client (FileZilla) does to learn how FTP protocool works and i tried to reproduce it writing from scratch the whole code.

What's currently implemented?

  • Unprotected FTP connection and a barebone prototype (probably not working for the most of you) for TLS connection
  • Basic filebrowser for server-side listed contents and SD contents with files removing feature (on both sides).
  • Server->Client and Client->Server file transfer.
  • A barebone timeout resolver (needs several improvements).
  • Screenshots feature.
  • Controls

    A: Open Directory | Send/Receive a file
    X: Delete a File/Directory
    Left/Right DPad: Switch between server and client
    Up/Down DPad: Navigate in current filebrowser
    Select: Take a screenshot
    Start: Exit homebrew

    Little tip: instant server configuration

    If you plain to use this homebrew with the same server all the times, you can consider to edit the index.lua file (lines 2-6) to automatically start FileKong with your configuration saving you time editing them manually all the times.
    Note that if you're using CIA build, the index.lua file is inside romfs partition of the homebrew so it could be quite hard to edit it if you're not a bit experienced in such things.

    Some usages for this homebrew

  • Send files to a web server.
  • Download files from a web server.
  • Transfer files between different consoles / devices (even 3DS<->3DS).
  • Install a CIA file from another 3DS in combination with the FTP Installer integrated in NASA.
  • Delete files on a web server or on your SD.