Can a private header for online come from any game?

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  1. idx13
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    Or just those that have online functionality? Also what is card 1 or 2 games?
     
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    Anyone?
     
  3. Korma

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    IIRC yes, they can come from any game, but usually it will only work on games of the same original size. eg: ORAS(16gb) patched with a FE:A(16gb) header. I may be wrong about that though.
     
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    You are. I've used the same Metal Gear Solid header for all of my games and I've yet to have any problems. So it's either an anything goes kind of thing, or it may be that you have to use a header from a game with greater than or equal size.
     
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    Question: Is it safe to play a NON-ONLINE game, such as Majora's Mask, on a Gateway/Sky3DS with a public header? Should a Sky3DS or Gateway ALWAYS be offline and disconnected from Wifi when a ROM is loaded that has a public header?
     
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    We don't know what the criteria is for Nintendo banning people. At the moment, there is no confirmed "safe" option. The safest bet, aside from not using ROMs, is to be completely offline.
     
  7. fuzzdawg11

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    Seems like Nintendo went the route of combating Sky3DS and Gateway like this....

    Wait to sell as many 3DS's as possible for Christmas. Then announce the N3DS. Subsequently, start banning Sky3DS and Gateway users, rendering their hardware useless for online and forcing them to update to the N3DS, spending $200 more. LOL
     
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    LOL i'd better switch to private headers soon, I've been using that MGS header for a long time too
     
  9. thorasgar

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    roms only need a header for online, so don't bother with offline games.
     
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    Okay, so if I plan on using my Sky3DS with games that do not support online with my New 3DS on Friday, I won't be bricking my brand new console on release day? LOL
     
  11. Lucifer666

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    for majora's mask i'm just using a .3ds file so, no headers at all

    but Sky works differently doesn't it, hm. any way to edit the template file to remove the header altogether?
     
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    If you brick your console it won't be becuase of a header. Lol
     
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    You know what I meant. Render it incapable of playing online for the extent of its life. Which I consider to be bricking your console... that is a major part of what the system is capable of.
     
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    yes you just need to replace the header line with FF all across.
     
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    How do you already have a copy of MM?
     
  16. Lucifer666

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    it's been dumped! scene release

    just do some searching and you'll find it ;)
     
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    Not suprised the MM 3ds file is already out, imma get it right now
     
  18. thorasgar

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    I don't have a sky so I am only loosely follow the sky scene. I don't see how nintendo can ban people when they are not online with a game. It just doesn't make sense.

    Lots of us got MM yesterday. There was a EU dump of the game. Not sure if it was made to work with SKY or not becuase of the region locking. Initially the cia version was not working on US consoles but reports are that was corrected. The .3ds file worked for me. Take a look at the MM thread in this sub.
     
  19. Jiro2

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    The header contains a field stating the size of the game. You can modify this field when inserting the header.
     
  20. OrangeFlavored

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    Doesn't the Gateway Patcher automatically fix this for you? (Though you have to copy the new ID code and hit apply again)