Emunand worth it?

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  1. spookyboogie
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    Im at sysnand 9.2 and I've got a gateway. I'm pretty happy with just running games of the cart, but i'm wondering if I am really missing out with emunand? I think the big thing is I'm a little worried about something going wrong with emunand. I've got kind of a "if its not broken dont fix it" mentality with this but wanna know if its worth doing?
     
  2. TheDutchman

    TheDutchman GBAtemp Regular

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    absolutely worth it.
    With Emunand you can have (custom) "paid" themes, and you can install game DLC / updates without using eShop
    you can also backup the emuNAND just in case.

    Got my gateway today and got everything set up, just installed some games as .CIA works perfectly

    just word of warning if you want to set up emunand backup your SD files first since that will format the card/
    follow the guide over at maxconsole and you will be fine
     
  3. SomecallmeBerto

    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

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    Emunand is needed so that you can STILL use the gateway card while on the latest firmware. The latest version is needed in order to get to the eshop and to play online.
     
  4. FearItSelf23

    FearItSelf23 GBAtemp Regular

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    The latest FW is not needed to play games online. I play smash bros online all the time on 9.2. You just have to enable wireless after launching the game.
     
  5. NicEXE

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    You still need to be on the latest firmware to fetch the needed game-related updates to be able to play online (I guess you can install the updates from dev-menu but you will eventually need a newer firmware as future games will require it)
     
  6. spookyboogie
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    Ok I'm convinced, I'll be brave and give it a shot tonight.
     
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    Nothing to be brave about. It is completely safe, since it doesn't touch your SysNAND. Just make sure you back up your SD card (big) first.
     
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    Could you link to the guide?
     
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    How can I install .CIA files? DevMenu or the blue launcher? Is there a .cia guide?? So confused about it
     
  10. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If you know how GW works than you should know why you need emunand.
     
  11. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

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    sonyUSA made a most excellent guide on the "other " forum. We can't link to it here.

    Read the faq at the top of this sub and check out the tutorials in the tutorials section above this sub.

    There are cia guides here and I the tutorials section. You will need to google for the dev tools and bigbluemenu as we can't link to them from here.

    If you are new to all this I suggest waiting on cia installations until you are up to speed.
     
  12. TheDutchman

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    also read up on backing up your emuNAND before you install any cia
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Technically, it does touch the sysNAND since it's copying it over to the big SD card in a separate partition, but that's what I think.