Do you use .3DSX HomeBrews while having CFW and similar installable apps? Why?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Majickhat55, Apr 22, 2017.

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Do you use .3DSX HomeBrews while having CFW and similar installable apps? Why?

  1. Yes, some HomeBrew can't be converted to CIA.

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  2. No, my current CFW does the same and more.

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  1. Majickhat55
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    Title. Genuinely just curious to see who uses HomeBrew and CFW. I think there is only one HomeBrew app that I use and that's PokeSlow. Other than that custom apps I have installed or the CFW itself does everything I used to use HomeBrew for. What about the rest of you?
     
  2. Pakhitew-Island

    Pakhitew-Island GBAtemp Regular

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    I use homebrew because I dont like having too many CIAs installed unless I have to. Like, I prefer just using GameYob to having individual CIAs, I just use the save manager homebrew, etc
     
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  3. KunoichiZ

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    The only thing I really use the HBL for is ctr-httpwn. Anything else I'm interested in (GBA/GB/GBC games, JKSM) are in CIA format or can be converted to CIA format. I have really no other reason to use the HBL unless some things can't be converted to a CIA.
     
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  4. Majickhat55
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    You could install an emulator as a CIA though, and use that. Also JKSM is superior to save manager. No pressure, just saying there are other options for you.
     
  5. Pakhitew-Island

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    I get that, but I dont usually install something new until the thing I'm currently using starts no longer being suitable for me. I may get JKSM though, since my recent switching between Mario Maker saves means I'm using it a lot more often than I used to.
     
  6. addi33

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    the "custom apps" are also homebrew, 3dsx/cia format doesn't matter its all homebrew. as long as you have the source you can go to compile any 3dsx homebrew into a ctr importable archive if you wish to do so.
     
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  7. DudFunk

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    I only use one (pretty old) 3dsx homebrew and that because I am too noob to convert it to CIA, but I'll get there :yay::yay3ds:
     
  8. dimmidice

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    I don't use any homebrew. Everything i've needed is available as a CIA which is simply more convenient.
     
  9. Majickhat55
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    Yes I know this, but I put it the way I did to differentiate between apps that can ONLY be loaded from the HomeBrew launcher itself. Also, you're wrong about all apps being able to be converted without editing code. HANS is one such application; sure, you can make a CIA, but it's not going to work without some extra tweaking.
     
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  10. Lilith Valentine

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    I install everything through CIA. I don't even have the homebrew launcher installed anymore
     
  11. Rangnarok

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    Since I managed to get CFW, I haven't touched HBL for anything at all.
     
  12. ElijahZAwesome

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    I never use the homebrew launcher or any .3dsx' for that matter anymore now with CFW. 99% of all 3dsx apps are also available in CIA format. The only thing i used HBL for is portal3ds but then I realized the code is a mess


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