Buying the 3DS XL today, wanting to get into the full hacking scene

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Psychotacon, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Psychotacon
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm buying the new 3DS XL today. I've played all versions of the DS at one time or another but never owned one, I always had a PSP and was big into custom firmware for that. I would say I have an intermediate understanding of the concept of console/portable hacking.

    I read a few of the stickies, I particularly enjoyed "Some hacking concepts and links" I've never seen an article so huge and informative.

    I'm debating whether or not to just buy a couple of 3DS games and be patient to buy a cartridge that I can load all of my NDS/GBA/GBC/SNES/NES games on to.

    Considering Sony's style of updating the hardware and firmware every time they released a new or slightly updated version of the PSP, I would assume that Nintendo would follow a similar style by releasing the 3DS XL with updated hardware and firmware to prevent homebrew/hacking. Was that the case with the DS XL? Do you think that will be the case with the 3DS XL?

    If so then, will we have to wait for an updated cartridge?

    Also, from what I've read so far, it sounds like I could just create my own card for rom storage/usage by using an SD card and a GBA cartridge that I don't care about. Is that true?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    Buy a DSTWO update it if it isn't updated already and enjoy.(It's too hot here to even attempt to read your whole post sorry. T-T)
     
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    lol no problem, thank you. I know, I'm very long winded.

    What are the advantages between the different types of cards?
     
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    DSTWO will nullify all your updating issues as their team is super efficient. Cart updates will be out within 24 hours of 3DS update release.

    Downside? It's costly.
     
  5. Psychotacon
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    I see that. I'm looking at the "The SuperCard DSTWO Beginner's Guide: How to Setup the DSTWO and More" and it recommends using ShopTemp to get the DSTWO tools, which look to be about $30-40. That's actually really not bad at all considering most DS games are priced between $10-20.

    Are you able to install additional emulators to this?
     
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    you can yes, although the snes emu is pretty much junk, the gba one though is hit and miss
     
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    Of course, you can add more emulators, and you should, if you intend to play more than GBA/SNES/DS games.

    Emulators are loaded like a classic DS game, that's it.
     
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    Current 3DS hacking is limited to DS-mode, so read the DS flash cart section's stickies to learn what you need to know about the differences and uses and crap. I'm trying to get something changed in the forums so this becomes clear, since people go right to the 3DS section and miss all the relevant info which is actually in the DS section...

    GBA on the 3DS is only possible (with good compatibility and such) via the DSTwo, but it's still not perfect, since it's emulation with limits.

    As far as the DSi/XL and 3DS/XL, they use the same firmware updates.

    We can't tell the future. We don't know what the next type of hack will be.

    You can't use the DSi/3DS SD card slot for ROMs.
     
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    http://shoptemp.net/products/R4i-Gold-3DS-For-Nintendo-3DS.html is that the R4i gold from http://www.r4ids.cn/ ?
     
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    THank you for those information. I bought a 3DS XL too today and wanted to get myself a flashcard. I'll go for the DSTWO

    I still have an old original R4 for my original DS, but obviously, it doesn't work. I think I paid around 75$ in the past for it, so the 30-40$ for the DSTWO is not a problem, actually, less than I expected.
     
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    Anyone tried and movies on xl with dstwo card what's the video like? I got my xl just waiting for my dstwo card.
     
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    It's alright. You still have to convert some video formats and seeking is touchy.
     
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    Thank you for all the info. So basically, wait til DSTwo is 3DS XL specific, and if I want any sort of decent emulation, go for the DSTwo?
     
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    Wait, why? A DSTwo can be updated to work on the XL right now.

    And yeah, for SNES/GBA playing it's pretty much the DSTwo as the only option, but it's still not perfect.
     
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    I've been out of the video game mod'ing scene since the original xbox, and also picked up a new 3ds XL...


    This DSTWO looks pretty neat. Plays both 3DS and DS stuff really easy?


    Do I need to get my own microSD card? Are their any size limitations that anyone has run into?
     
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    No. Nothing plays 3DS Roms. All these flash carts only run in ds mode.

    And it depends on where you buy it from. Most modern carts support SDHC, so anything up to 32GB should work.
     
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    As stated, nothing runs 3DS games/ROMs/ware, period,

    You will need to buy your own MicroSD. Some sites offer bundles, DO NOT get them, they're shitty cards most of the time. Go for a class-4 or class-6 MicroSDHC card from a physical store near you.
     
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    Thats weird they release 3DS roms online with no support :( One of these days I s'pose!

    Tons of good gameboy/GBA/DS games though
     
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    ROM dumping is also for preservation, so it's often done even when the dumps aren't playable in their current form.
     
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    Hello everyone,this is Reggie. I'm sure you all know me by now (my body my body is ready). What's this i hear about pirating our games? Shame on you guys,you're not supporting our developers at all.
     

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