3DS GBA Mode + homebrew?

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    Could we use homebrew to load gba games into the 3DS GBA compatibility mode? Like say we packaged Pokemon FireRed in a GBA VC package... I saw Smealum has Pokemon Silver on his 3DS.

     
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    Smealum has decrypted games, no public method is available, so no rom injection for all, also gba mode is broke when using gateway, so it's a double no
     
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    But, it's possible? Just not right now....
     
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    Sure If both problems are resolved, but both problems are fairly major ones

    ....and just for reference, I don't think smealums will be releasing his methods for decrypting games, he is a homebrew only advocate
     
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    Some other unrelated guy on youtube already has this working on his 3DS.

     
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    Maybe a gba emulator will come faster, i would like a complete screen emulation or 3d emulation but i think im asking too much
     
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    The 3DS has a separate firmware section called AGB_FIRM specifically for GBA compatibility, this firmware works much like the TWL_FIRM used for the DS(i) sandbox mode and is used by GBA Virtual Console titles. Unfortunately, those are currently only available to 3DS Ambassadors as far as I know, so we can't take advantage of them at this point in time. I would wager that if there's a separate firmware specifically for these games then it's not 100% emulation like with other Virtual Console platforms, so it'll probably take some more tinkering but it's well-within the realm of possibility. :)
     
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    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    There are more people than you think that can do this. Its only a matter of time before it gets out.
     
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    I'm actually one of the 3DS Ambassadors... I have the GBA games on my 3DS. Oddly I bought my 3DS new last Xmas and still got them.
     
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    Yeah I understand there will surely be plenty of people with the know how, but so far everything has been kept tightly under wraps....but your right, it's still only a matter of time