3DS Flashcarts - News, Updates, and Support Thread

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by pedrobarca, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. pedrobarca
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    This is an attempt to condense the amount of threads containing questions like "Where's the update?","X Flashcard Just Released Update X", and "X Flashcart's Support is Dead" threads. This forum is congested as it is so lets try to fix that a bit.

    You can post in this thread, if
    • You have a question regarding 3DS flashcarts that aren't answered in the FAQ below.
    • You need support regarding your 3DS flashcart.
    • You want to talk about upcoming updates about your flashcart. Don't overhype yourself by speculating features. (Like a PS4 emulator is coming to the 3DS. It's not.)
    Actually, this thread is not for
    • Complaining about non-existing 5.X/6.X/7.X support.
    • Complaining about delayed updates or missing features.
    • Wild theories about X firmware being a hoax.
    • Fights between different 3DS flashcart owners.
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    This post will be updated, if necessary. If you have information, which you think is important, let Devin know and he'll add it. Right now, this first post is not more than a rough draft. Hopefully it will grow when more information becomes available.
     


  2. Snailface

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    Nice idea. : )

    One Thread to rule them all, One Thread to find them,
    One Thread to bring them all and in one convenient sticky, make them less annoying.
     
  3. Naridar

    Naridar Excelsior!

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    I have two questions.

    - One regarding online functionality. If all's well, 2.0 will have the eShop working. Is there a difference (such as special AP checks) between eShop and games' online connectivity that would prevent games from working online? Also, would a game be able to use bought-in-eshop DLC offline or is there some other check along the way?

    - The other question's about gateway mode launching. Sometimes, when selecting "Nintendo DS profile" to enter gateway mode, the console just crashes. Is it random or is there some system to it? I'm afraid of a freeze like that bricking my 3DS for good.
     
  4. XavierSylfaen

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    What is the best way to get a new 3DS XL with 4.5 firmware or earlier?
     
  5. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    I'd suggest going to a retailer, maybe one that doesn't sell a ton of units, and start looking at the boxes until you find one that has Copyright 2012 on it. You can always take the plunge and go on eBay or Amazon too. :)
     
  6. Cyan

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    Let's try to stick this thread and see if it serves its purpose. (users often don't even read stickied titles if there are too many stickied threads)

    I would be happy if this thread could also be the place for complain that the website is offline, and that's a disaster, what will happen, etc.
     
  7. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    Speaking of Stickied threads, TJcool's original thread needs to be updated. It still says only Gateway plays 3DS roms and that it's still not out yet. Also link this thread at the top.
     
  8. Cyan

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    I'll let tj_cool decide if he still wants to use "updates" to notify that there are new released flashcards or if he prefer to rewrite the entire post.
    I added "clones" to the title until next update.
     
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    Would there ever be any way to play phoenix wright dual destinies from the eshop?
     
  10. pedrobarca
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    The first one is a very tough question. Gateway Team said, they would work on online playing right after releasing 2.0. Since the eShop is available in 2.0, there has to be something more, which is preventing games from going online. Maybe you ask those questions in the official forum. After the release of 2.0 there will be someone from the Team itself answering question there. But right now they can't spare any resources.

    Actually, I haven't encountered that problem myself. But I guess it is a random bug. Of course your 3DS can't be bricked by running Gateway mode. There is a theas about this here.

    Currently there is no way to play Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies, because it's only available as eShop download. One way to play it, would be playing the japanese version, which was released as retail. But if you don't speak English this is of course a rather bad solution. There is no info from the Gateway Team, but I guess it won't be playable soon, so the only way to play it, would be waiting for 2.0 and buying it in the eShop.
     
  11. Pedeadstrian

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    Eww, European date codes. At first I thought the last update was in January...

    It's a good idea, but it won't do much. People will still make 1000 threads about the same stupid thing because they don't bother to read things like stickies. Like this one.
     
  12. Cyan

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    Report newly created dupe threads (instead of replying to the users) and we will close them, redirecting users to this stickied thread.
     
  13. The Real Jdbye

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    I am confused. You are trying to canalize "Where's-the-update?-threads" and "Gateway'll-never-release-update-lol-threads" into a single thread yet you specifically mentioned this thread is not for such things.

    ???
     
  14. pedrobarca
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    Actually, you're right. Better we canalize all the garbage in this thread.
     
  15. The Real Jdbye

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    I'm not sure if that was sarcastic or not, I was just pointing out a contradiction.
    But either way that's a valid point. Better to have one topic for those things than heaps of them spread everywhere.
     
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    That wasn't sarcasm, maybe it sounded like sarcasm, because I'm not a native speaker. And you're right, I made a contradiction there. I thought it might be possible to keep this thread clean, but if I forbid this topics in this thread, the flood of stupid gateway threads won't stop.
     
  17. Idaho

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    I'm not sure but I think Gateway team is waiting until the release of legend of zelda a link between worlds as they surely know it'll be a major hit, I'm sure they want their linker to support it, still I wish they'd update their website, teasing people for their update is surely cool but it has to be well done, it's been more than a month we've been waiting with only a few updated from the team and now radio silence since more than two weeks, this is getting me nervous...
     
  18. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Maybe the team wants to release 2.0 with too many features at once. Of course that takes more time to develop and test.

    I think it would be better that they release the features one by one, starting with NAND emulation which they obviously got already working. Then they could add multi-rom support and everything else later on.
     
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    I know this is just speculation, but I think they have trouble getting Pokemon to work. 3dsguy explained in a thread a while ago what exactly the difference between CARD1 and CARD2 games is. And since the save of a CARD2 game is on a writable partition of the chip, on which the ROM lies, it might be diffecult for Gateway Team to redirect this saving procedure. But I'm no expert, can't really tell. But it might fit. EmuNAND seemed to be working a while ago, and they said they won't release 2.0 before Pokemon is working.

    But I guess either way they will release 2.0 around the time Zelda gets released, because this is really a mojor game and most likely a CARD1 game. In this case it could be possible that they release 2.0 without Pokemon support.
     
  20. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    If I were the Gateway team, I'd release 2.0 without Pokemon ROM support, but with emu NAND. That way all on 4.5 could at least buy and play the retail game. I wouldn't play it on ROM or retail :P