9.5 sysNAND buying sky3ds and a cart for old ds games

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  1. soulskeeper
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    Hello, I have a N3ds XL with 9.5 sysNAND so I gave up on buying gateway:

    1.because I can't really use it right now.

    2.if I want to wait I can just use CFW when there is a breakthrough.

    So I decided to buy a sky3ds cart but it doesn't support my old ds games and I don't think my old R4 for NDS light would work

    what cart do you think I should buy and what are the pro and cons for each one?

    and how do I know to spot a fake when I buy a cart?
    I know that on the sky3ds I need to look for a blue button to get the new one
     
  2. Tony_93

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    For DS games only you can buy either the R4i Gold 3DS or the R4i rts, I have used both, they work as intended and you get to load all the NDS roms you want, they should be around $15-$20.

    You can also consider the DSTWO it has a built-in GBA and SNES emulators, so it's a plus for the GBA emulation, it is not perfect and some games need frameskiping but gets the job done, you can download and add other emulators to the card too.

    Anyways, you can get free NES, SNES, Gameboy and Gameboy color emulation using Themehax/Browserhax

    Worry about getting fakes? Just buy from sites with good reputation and don't worry about getting fakes, I buy from chipmodsdirect (they ship from within USA) and never had a problem, if you are from another region just write your country and someone else could tell you where to buy from.
     
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    Thank you for thorough explanation ^^

    the framskipping will be needed only for the GBA titles?

    and is there any difference between the R4i gold 3ds and the R4i rts?

    if you had to choose would you go with R4 or DSTWO?

    I also heard DSTWO+ is right around the corner
     
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    1) I don't really know, I have never really owned a DSTWO but had a couple of friends who own them and read many others opinion, and they all claim it does a good job with emulators, I have a 9.2 3DS so I have perfect GBA gaming.

    2) I have owned both of this products and personally, it didn't make any difference.

    3) In your case I would choose DSTWO just for the GBA emulation, I love GBA games.

    But as I stated before you can get NES, SNES, Gameboy and Gameboy color emulation for free with Themehax now days, before when cubic ninja was the only way to access native homebrew/emulators selling at $50 DSTWO was the no brainer and other option to get homebrews, so it all boils to: DO YOU WANT GBA GAMES, because you can get the others either way.

    4) Don't get a DSTWO+ it emulates Gateway, is a DSTWO + Gateway in one card, meaning that 3DS games will only work in a 9.2 or lower firmware.
     
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    I heard here in the forums that something about the sky3ds is being blocked and will probably demand a new product to overlook the block

    is that true?

    if it is should I really wait before buying one?
     
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    Only newer games like the new Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and Super Mystery Dungeon have AP checks that Sky3DS can't bypass. Only one of those games is released in America.

    It can still play every other Retail game including Cubic Ninja or OOT if you ever need those entrypoints.
     
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    so if I want to play any new games like these it wont be possible with the current cart?
     
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    It's only possible on FW <9.2
     
  10. soulskeeper
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    I didn't understand that reference "FW <9.2"
     
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    firmware 9.2 or lower
     
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    He ment that CFWs were only possibe on firmwares less than 9.2 but if u wait a few weeks there is anew exploit for 9.3-9.9 users
     
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    So I should just buy the current cart?
     
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    Any sources on that?
     
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    he's a troll don't listen to him
     
  16. Tony_93

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    I think he is just miss informed, there was suspicion that the 10.0 update blocked a kernel exploit but the stuff that was patched was useless, this was said by several hackers.

    People hear a rumor and start spreading information about a CFW coming in a few weeks...
     
  17. soulskeeper
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    no he's a known troll and its not the first thread he is trying to troll me
     
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    I just want to make sure is that the R4i rts:

    http://www.peachds.com/?product=/r4isdhc-v2015/
    ?
     
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