2ds roms on 3ds

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  1. nooppee
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    Is it possible to play 2ds roms on a 3ds? I've searched a bit and haven't found an answer, only people showing how to do it with an "R4 flash card" which I don't have or have the money for.
     
  2. Seliph

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    There's no such thing as a 2DS rom. You probably mean DS or 3DS.
     
  3. Gameboyandwatch

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    There's no such thing as a 2DS ROM lmao, it's 3DS Roms. A 2DS is a 3DS w/o 3D functionality. Therefore they are 100% compatible with each other.

    You don't need an r4 cart to play backups. Check out HTTP://www.3ds.guide to hack your 3ds to play Roms. You can either be a pirate and use freeshop, or you can dump your own cias (3ds Roms) with FBI.
     
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    Oh, man, have I confused 2ds with nintendo ds then? Wow, okay, my fault, correction "Can you play NDS games on a 3ds"
     
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    Yes, you can, there are two methods that I know of:
    1. Buying an R4i card for your 3ds (this is easiest and most reliable but it costs money).

    2. Installing cfw onto your 3ds and then installing TWL loader (It's basically a DS game emulator for your 3ds, it costs no money but so far the program isn't running perfectly and many ds games don't work with it and and the ones that do have 5+ minute loading times).

    Installing cfw to your 3ds has the potential to brick it and twl loader doesn't work well at the moment so your best bet would be an r4i card that you can get for around 14 dollars. I don't know any other alternatives.
     
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    Yes, you can play DS carts on a 3DS

    All sarcasm aside, if you install a CFW to your 3ds, you can play NDS backups. Your DS has to be a "New" 3DS though. DeSemuMe or whatever it's called doesn't run on the original 3ds.
     
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    So It's either, buy an r4 flashcard or buy a new 3ds? Damn. Aight, thanks.
     
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    Buy from nds-card.com they're a reputable seller, very cheap too
     
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    Is it r4 for the ds? Or for the 3ds?
     
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    R4 is for the ds I think. R4i is what you want
     
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    If you're on 11.3 you could always buy a Sky3DS+ instead for 3ds roms or 11.1/11.2 follow the https://3ds.guide
     
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    Only problem is that they cost about 100 dollars
     
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    What firmware are you on?


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    11.3
     
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    The OP has indicated that they don't have the ~$15 to buy an r4, I think a sky3DS is probably out of the question.
     
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    Then they're currently SOL both ways
     
  17. MeAndHax

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    lol why is everyone discussing here so much?

    No money = no backups on 11.3
    It's as simple as that

    //:close thread
     
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    You can get backups on 11.3
     
  19. MeAndHax

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    But not for free..
     
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    Yes if you have *Prior* existing CFW
    People who foolishly updated w/o checking? then it's thier own damn'd fault.