An OK Setup (FlashCards + CFW)?

blujay
Apr 18, 2017
I have a friend who is nervous about buying flashcarts himself (even though I have told him numerous times it is ok). He told me he wanted to have Gateway and Sky3DS+ (both, one for the cheat engine and one he can use on Luma). He gave me enough money to purchase it, but is there anything I could tell him that could sway him to save some money? He has lots of cartridges already and just wants to dump and play them without conversion to CIA or pirating.

TL;DR: How can I convince my friend who wants to dump his own games and play them on flashcards to either go strictly CFW or one Flash Cart. If so, which Cart?

» 3 Answers

  • wormdood Best answer
    Apr 18, 2017
    1. .3ds files are huge a and trimming them takes as much effort as creating a .cia and when its said and done the .cia is smaller than the trimmed .3ds (applies to both sky and gateway)
    2. gateshark codes can be used with ntr so the cheat engine of gateway is pretty moot . . . no one who does not currently own a gateway should consider buying one . . . gateway is often the last cfw to be updated to work with new firmware updates
    3. its a slow painful process cycleing through games on a sky3ds (even with the plus edition)

    long story short a better investment would be another sd card (for the price of a sky+ and gateway combined you could get a 256gb easy) and then swapping them out when/if needed
  • Ominous66521
    Apr 18, 2017
    If he is going to be using gateway for the cheat engine he needs to run it on a emunand which takes up 2gb of sd card space.Running gateway off the sysnand can remove a9lh+cfw on the latest version making it unrecoverable until 11.4 becomes exploitable.To save money you could just use ntr which also has cheats that run off cfw.You can also dump your games aswell with cfw
  • CheatFreak47
    Apr 19, 2017
    Worth noting: Decrypt9 has an option to dump games directly to CIA for install on the console right then and there.
    not sure how much that helps your situation though.