Can I run DS games with the Blue Gateway card? If so, how?

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  1. ShadowOne333
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    The title is pretty much self-explanatory.

    I am mostly interested in knowing exactly HOW to do this, a simply "Yes" won't do it. :P

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    Can I play/run my DS games from my old DS flashcard with the blue one that Gateway sends?
    I am interested in running all my backed up games from an R4ITT flashcard:
    http://www.r4itt.net/?c=gameklist1

    And also I want to know if the previous homebrew apps from the flashcard might run in it, like the NES, SNES, GB/C emulators for DS.

    Any information is well received.
     
  2. chrisluna413

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    I have no idea, but if not, you should get the r4i gold 3DS (r4i.cn) flashcard. It costs $15~25 and runs flawlessly, or you can get a DSTWO if you want to run gba games, too, but that costs about $40.

    Is there any other preparation besides that?
     
  3. DjoeN

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    Yes you can :)

    Download there latest firmware (2.7) and put the files on the SD that are inside the folder "Blue Card (R4i)"
    You can leave the file GW_INSTALLER out, so you need only the folder "__rpg" and the file "_DSMENU.DAT"
    make a folder Games and put your NDS files in there

    It does work on DSi with latest FW1.4.5 and shows up as the game "Deep Labyrinth from Atlus USA"
     
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    Meant if you needed to download folders and files, like the r4i gold 3DS.
     
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    As far as I'm aware, the blue card runs almost identically to an R4i Gold SDHC, so there's no need for any additional setup.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the responses.

    Can anyone give a quick step-by-step follow up procedure?
    Even if it is as simple as a copy and paste thing, I want to know if I can still keep the GW installer for the red card in place and if running any DS games/apps might affect the emuNAND or the Red card's reading.
     
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    The GW installer functions just like a homebrew app. It wouldn't affect anything if you put anything else on the card.
     
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    So basically this would be it:
    • Download Gateway's latest firmware release
    • Copy the files from the GW folder to the MicroSD.
    • Copy all my games/apps from my previous flashcard to the Blue GW Card's MicroSD.
    • Start the Blue Card menu.
    Is that easy? XD
     
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    LOL

    Now I'll have to do is just wait for the 9.0-9.2 firmware update. :P
     
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    GW_OMEGA_2.7.zip -> Blue Card (R4i) not the folder, but everything that's in that folder.
     
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    Oh of course, just the folder that contains the files for the Blue Card and the GW Installer, that one only.
     
  12. Zidapi

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    It seems everyone has neglected to let you know that the Gateway blue cart is blocked on system versions 6 and up.

    If you're awaiting the 9.x update you're obviously well above 6.x, so the blue cart is useless to you. It won't work. Sorry.
     
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    agree
     
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    I saw some people talking bad about this card , qaulity os assble and working , but don't see much differentf rom a common flshcard , is this?
     
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    oh I see :v so there no way of firmeware update to work in 9.2 someday?
     
  16. ShadowOne333
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    Wouldn't the 9.0-9.2 upcoming update make the blue card compatible with those FW?
     
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    nope. unless you install Cearp's cia whitelisting ds cards.
     
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    Does the blue card require games like HGSS or BW to be patched?
     
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    I think that .cia needs to be installed to the actual sysnand, I don't think any ds mode anything will work in emunand no matter what .cia you install to it.
     
  20. ShadowOne333
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    So the Blue card is paperweight for 4.5 and up FW versions?
    REALLY?!

    Damn, I would have to get another flashcard for the DS games. :/
    If the blue card is not needed at all with the new Gateway update, I will have to do that.
    Damnit!