buying a cartidge and downloading DLC from different region?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by eriol33, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. eriol33
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    hi there, say I bought a game from PAL region (NZ), and used it in emunand classic mode (which is US/ASIA model) can I still buy dlc from the US eshops?
     
  2. Jean Karlo

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    Us/Asia model?
     
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    the game will say you can but the console cannot connect to the correct region e-Shop
     
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    It depends on what kind of DLC, if you have to download it from the eshop then no. Ingame free DLCs like those quests for Monster Hunter "should" work.
     
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    Yeah, anything that directly connects to the game server to just download a small free thing should be fine, (for example, Layton probably does this for the weekly puzzles) but anything that goes through the eShop (most games) wouldn't work.
     
  7. eriol33
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    darn. oh well I guess I will refrain from buying pal region games then.

    yes, I bought mine in indonesia. southeast asia 3ds consoles are actually locked with us/asia region. although I'm not sure whether I have complete access to US eshops (I set my country united states to make sure).

    I'm tempted to buy some 3ds games here such as fire emblem. but if I cannot buy dlcs, it would be meaningless. oh well, back to play-asia.
     
  8. depat

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    Did you try using a vpn?
     
  9. Pong20302000

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    the e-Shop region is locked into App built into the Firmware
     
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    ooooo i see. thanks for the info. so can i modify the region in anyway?
     
  11. zhdarkstar

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    The only region-unlocking that is possible is related to the launching of games from other regions. However, you still would not be able to access the eShop for those games.
     
  12. MelonGx

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    DLC shops are region locked.