eShop games are played off the SD Card

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by MegamanDSi, Jun 7, 2011.

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    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

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    What happens if you delete the games from your sd card?


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    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Even if they learn to boot stuff off of the SD card in the 3DS, I would still want the Flash card of the future to have it's own slot for a Micro SD card. This allows for more memory to be added . Kinda like having a slave drive in your desk top. I also have to agree as soon as the flash card companies figures out how to "Hack" the 3DS they'll do a little money dance in their office and then mass produce some cards.
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    deathking GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    legacy has already ripped games and claim they have them running
    its not going to take years
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    It probably will.
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    it will take years because legacy refuses to release more information on how they did it...
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    deathking GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you really think flash cart companies dont have the rom files and are not analyzing them , they are driven to make a cart to run those files as the first cart will make them tons of money
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    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I don't believe flash card companies are the ones that find the holes in the security. That is left to actual hacking teams like Team Twizzers. They may widen and find more holes, but they don't make/find the first batches of holes that start the chain of events.
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    TCJJ GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the completely relevant reply.

    By the way, Nintendo WILL brick 3DS consoles if they want. Heck, they even said the next update will completely lockdown every single console worldwide that installs the update. This of course means that they'll also close up shop and become a new secret service that will turn up in the middle of the night to rid you of all your electronic devices.

    Either that, or I just hate pointless replies. Of which this is probably one. But hey, one bad deed deserves another. At least, that's how it should work.
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    actually Nintendo not that stupid to do something like that besides Chuck Norris will come in and kill them while he rapes Peach
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    [IMG] Problem solved.
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    They wont appear on your 3DS menu if they were downloaded to the SD card DSiware is still on the System Memoryj
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    Even though I have no knowledge, doesn't this make it a teensy weensy bit easier for hackers if it is handed to them on a plate, or in this case, a TF card?
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    Searinox Just a taste~ ;3

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    The files are encrypted with 1 key per individual console. It's about as "revealing" as being able to dump ROMs(which is now possible) and about as useless as intercepting a top secret communication that you cannot understand.
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    i was just messing around inside the sd card, and tcjj was right about the data base files, if deleted and the private folder is left alone the games wont show up. if in the case you want to play your vc games on 2 3ds's at the same time, just copy the contents 1 sd card to the other. if people test more we can find out what files are what games/apps and by watching for similarities in the data base files we might be able to find code used to list the games/apps you may use. i think i'll start a thread to post information on the files people find.
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    Wrong, only DSiWare can be played internally. 3DSWare runs off the SD Card. The Eshop won't let you download 3DSWare without a SD Card with write-protection disabled. That is why the 3DS comes with the 2GB Toshiba SD Card.
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    i try copy a eshop game for another SDcard and it work, on SDcard1 and SDcard2 (no card protection )
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    One day programmers are going to rip the keys out by programs.
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    http://3dbrew.org/wiki/SD_Filesystem

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