Buying a Japanese Version hacked N3DS with emuNand. Any cons of buying one Jap over the US version?

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    As per title. I am concerned there might be problems of the incompatibility of regions. Kindly advise, thanks!
     
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    Yeah. Playing online will work only on jap servers. Out of region cias could get you a ban if you try it. I would suggest to get yourself a 3ds from a region you're comfortable with.
    2nd option would be to decrypt and extract a nand dump from a 2nd us 3ds and use the data to complete a region change. So you would have an us emunand on the jap 3ds. Tutorial for this exist already.
     
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    wrong

    wrong
     
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    Some users above may have mentioned that you might not be able to connect to the region server you want (like you won't be able to collect a U.S. server serial code Pokemon),
    But that, and any language issues, can be easily bypassed using NTR.cia on top of your emunand, and using its language emulation.


    I'm using a Japanese N3DS LL (bought it cause wanted blue Color), and the only issue I had, was the constant worry of lack of warranty, if it were to brick during downgrade (I could have said it crashed during an update), but since you're buying an unit that's already jailbroken, I'll say there's no issues really.


    And if you really, REALLY can't stand that it's in Japanese, just change the region of the emunand
     
  6. tony_2018

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    Care to explain bro? I never had a need to play games online but its good to be in the know,.
     
  7. Queno138

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    Afaik, most games aren't region locked to online play, unless we are talking about micro transactions or it was intended by developers.

    (Was MH4 online play restricted? Pokemon and Mario kart wasn't)


    Also, IIRC most games that go online have the same title ID.

    One example that isn't, is Mario Kart.
    The different languaged one could be theoretically differentiated, cause their IDs would be a mismatch for the the one meant for the region, however I've never heard of any bans at this level.

    (And we know Nintendo can view these information, cause they can see headers and also match title information for online play)

    So technically the possibility is there.
     
  8. aos10

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    The only con I find is the system will be in Japanese
    I don't know if you can change the language settings to English,but in DSi it was always in Japanese.
     
  9. tony_2018

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    So I finally had to use multipatcher to play hyrule warriors in english, what did multipatcher do to make the rom load in english? Why did it need to verify my firmware before loading the rom if my firmware IS already confirmed from the US>?
     
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    A bit of background on your system and game origins may help ><

    were you like using a region free japanese rom or something?

    edit:
    I read before that incompatible/not properly patched emunand does that.

    It reminded me of the time when I updated emunand on gateway, before they updated a compatibility patch for that emunand firmware, my Pokemon started to run as though it was japanese emunand.

    Basically its kind of broken emunand. (I think the gateway rom choosing menu not opening was the primary symptom; wasn't bothered by that cause not using it).

    multipatcher probably helped the broken emunand to recognize your game is intended to run as english.
     
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    US console, US firmware, JPN region-free rom. using multipatcher in order to load the correct language.
     
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    Ninja'd while editing.

    Well:

    It could be partially broken emunand (as mentioned in my edit above),
    or perhaps your game primarily was supposed to load as JPN, even though ENG text was programmed in,
    so multipatcher forced the correct language to load (regardless if it's broken emunand or broken region free resulted in language lock)


    edit2:

    As I'm not a tech wiz, and I only know what I know through fiddling with the 3DS,
    my responses are pure speculation and possesses little logic, when applicable.

    Always take the internet with a pinch of salt.
     
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    yeah GW's language feature didn't work so I did a bit my googling and found multipatcher will fix the problem. I haven't tried playing online, didn't care to.
     
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    Well, you could also use NTR cfw on top of Gateway's emunand.

    It has many other cool features!
     
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    I plan on doing CFW on my n3ds, just never had time to set that up. Right now the firmware rev on my n3ds is 9.0. It will stay there until I start planning out what I want it to do and how I want it to play games.
     
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    Well, NTR can be used as a .cia, which boots from Gateway's emunand.

    At that point, Gateway features and NTR features are combined!
     
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    Use retools 3.0 beta from the retools github. Only thing it's missing is twl and agb (dsi ware and gba vc) auto patching on the new 3ds. But has region free built in.