Been away for a while - Few Gateway Questions

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  1. Kenneth196
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    Hi folks,

    I've been away for a while so I'm playing catchup. I have a 3DS XL on 9.2 and just have a few questions about Gateway...

    1) Regarding the blue card, since it's no longer used for the new exploit, could I still use it to play DS games (there's only 1 I want to play to be honest)?

    2) I plan on installing online-enabled games (Smash, MH4U, etc) as .cia and other games as .3ds, to use my console header for online games. I read a while ago somewhere that Nintendo was starting to ban...?? Is that still occurring or is it safe to play .cia files online?

    3) Regarding dlc, how does that all work out? To my knowledge, you download dlc as .cia. So if you already have Smash for example, as a .cia, and want to install new dlc, do you delete the existing Smash and "obtain"/install the new Smash .cia (with the new dlc), or is it only the new dlc? Will the new dlc have it's own .cia icon (I wouldn't think so since it's only dlc. I imagine it just... merges with the existing game? I dunno)

    4) Also read that the new emunand (9.6 I believe?) is not functioning as of yet. Is there anything different I should do when setting up gateway + gateway for the 1st time, to ensure that I only install 9.5 instead of 9.6?

    5) Last one! Is there anything that a new user should be weary as to not do? Is it still adviseable to not go into System Management (As it would wipe all of your .cia and .cia saves), or is there a workaround for that?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    1. Yes you can use it to play DS games.
    2. Using a .cia is fine to play online.
    3. Your correct.
    4. Just create and it will be fine :)
    5. Do not enter it, I done that mistake and deleted everything.
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    1. Yes, you can still use it to play DS roms, but you'll need to download the whitelist cia file and install it using devmenu/bigbluemenu. https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-use-blocked-ds-flashcards-on-3ds-probably-n3ds-too.376719/
    2. It's mostly safe to play online using .cia. For .3dz, you have to use a private header(s) from a game you physically own yourself.
    3. I don't know how that works since I don't play games as .cia. I just think that you can install the .cia update and you'll be fine.
    4. EmuNAND 9.6 does not work on New3DS since it has a new encryption that Gateway needs to break through. Not sure about the Old3DS, but you're fine where you are. There's not much of a difference between 9.2 and 9.5. The only thing that would stop you is if there's a game that requires a higher firmware. For example, Codename Steam which has the 9.4 update. You can update EmuNAND 9.2 to 9.4 using Codename Steam through the Gateway menu, but you have to buy the game yourself to do that. The method to upgrade the EmuNAND 9.2 to 9.4 through Gateway menu can be answered by someone else because I've never done it before and I forgot what the procedures were.
    5. Yes, going into System Management would delete all your installed .cia stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the prompt responses you two - much appreciated. I'll test the .dlc install later when I cross that bridge so no biggie on that.
     
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    Sorry for the double post - if I needed to go into System Management for any reason (I've probably only been in there once just out of curiosity), could I go in there through the Gateway menu (if that's possible? I don't have a Gateway yet so pardon my ignorance)?

    Ohhhh also... I *think* I read in the install instructions that you have to format your Sysnand. I could be wrong. But if so, then would that delete basically everything (specifically, mii stuff)? I played the mii dungeon game (forgot what it's called) a lot and got a number of items so just curious...
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    You can on EmuNAND, but it's still not a good idea.
     
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  7. Monty Kensicle

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    I thought it was only dangerous to your installed .cia files if your NANDs were still linked?
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Well, I don't fully understand how unlinking NANDs work, but I think it's still best to not go into System Management no matter what. :P
     
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    Hmmm... so if you unlink the sysnand and emunand, then you can safely go into System Management..??
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    You can go ahead and unlink them and go into system management to see what happens, but I still say that you shouldn't go into system management no matter how curious you are.
     
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  11. Monty Kensicle

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    Unless someone else can chime in regarding this, I'll try it out myself in a moment.
     
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    What if you're super duper curious and someone offers you $1 mill to do it?!?!? Lol jk. That's a good point though.

    Monty: Thanks Monty. I think I'll take Linkmstr's advice and just now go into it at all (when I buy a Gateway).
     
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    Sorry for the double post again!! Thank you all for your help. One last question.

    Regarding the blue card, I have a friend who's daughter has a 3DS, and I was thinking about giving it to her to play DS games. Is there anything special that would need to be done, or can I just throw games on it and she can play it like any other flashcard?
     
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    Keep the blue card. You should use gateway's downgrade method to put yourself on 4.x sysnand, then you can use the blue card to install the old ds-profile method. The browser exploit launcher is a pain because you need to enable wifi (which can result in you accidentally getting an update nag)and either have an internet connection or a phone which can host the exploit with tethering every time you need to launch gateway.
     
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    I thought this was for accessing Data Management - or are we thinking the same thing?
     
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    Same thing