DSiWare Games Not Working - Please help

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Valiant9754, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Valiant9754
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    Valiant9754 Newbie

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    Hi all, I bought and downloaded Sudoku from the DSiWare eShop but when I try to run it, white screen flashes and then it goes to the dark grey screen giving me the option to power off or go to the home screen.

    I've got a 2DS with original firmware 11.8.0-41E.

    I bought another DSiWare game and still have the same issue. I downloaded a 3DS demo and that works fine.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Ever had cfw on this system or did you buy it used?

    Sounds like twl brick.

    It really surprises me how many 3ds's are in this condition after cfw.
     
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  3. FUrida

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    Hi!
    I have exactly the same problem.
    I just recently bought a used N3ds and it was in very good condition.

    I loadad some credits and bought 2 dsi ware games. When I start them, the sound crackles, the screen flashes white for a fraction of a second and then only shows the screen where it askes me to shut donw or go back to the menu.

    I do not know, if the previous owner had CFW on it.

    Any solution for this?

    Thank you very much in advance!
     
  4. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen The backup reminder

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    Did you check if cfw is installed (hold Select while booting)? Any traces on the SD-card?

    If there is no sign of cfw on the device, it’s a chicken and egg situation: You can repair broken DS functionality – if you already have cfw running. But you can’t install B9S with Seedminer/Frogminer while your DS mode is broken. Damn!

    Your best friend for this problem is an ntrboot compatible flashcard – like the R4i Gold 3DS Plus
     
  5. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Addict

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    just a heads up. you are probably gonna want to be linking to something other than nds card.com as their site went zerk and there are no real clear answers on what went on.

    *dont mind me. It seems they finally got their site back on track. Just takes awhile to get it running.
     
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  6. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen The backup reminder

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  7. FUrida

    FUrida Newbie

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    Thanks!

    I am glad having an old DSI laying around. I used a R4i 3ds rts card to ntrboot it.
    This helped me at least getting my 3ds to CFWagain. But following the troubleshoot for getting the ds functuality back did not help. The DSi Ware still only results in a promt to shut down my device :(

    Any further advice?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. BaamAlex

    BaamAlex GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Troubleshooting? Whats gone wrong? Was the installation successful?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Delete the old "boot.firm" (safeb9sinstaller) and put the latest luma version to the root of your sd card.
     
  9. Smoker1

    Smoker1 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Some Games require you to be in DS/DSi Mode to work. Others require you to Install the .cia versions of them. Seem to work fine, but I am wondering if it is possible to use Cheats in DS/DSi Mode???????
    Running the latest Luma3DS. For now though, will continue using my DSTwo.
     
  10. FUrida

    FUrida Newbie

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    I tried it in DS Mode. The screen flickers just as in normal mode, only in a smaller frame. I think the previous owner had CFW and somehow restored it and thus breaking the DS/DSi functuality. I am good with that, but I feel a bit cheated...

    If I find a way to restore that, I will post it here.

    Thanks so far.
     
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  11. larrypretty

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  12. larrypretty

    larrypretty GBAtemp Fan

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    Wrong typo.
     
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