Hi, I'm new to gbatemp so i recently purchased a 3dsxl (this is my first ds console) along with pokemon y, intending to later purchase an r4 card to at least play 2ds games. prior to making my purchase, I was under the impression that playing 3ds roms was still impossible and I purchased the Pokemon XY special edition Blue 3DSXL. Basically, I have a few questions as to what I am able to do with it in regards to r4 cards (i assume that's the general term). I'd like to reiterate that I have no experience with r4 cards and the like. As of right now, are there flashcarts for the 3ds that will play DS games on firmware 6.3? If there are, will they be playable even after a firmware update, or will I have to stay at 6.3 to play them until support is given? What about 3ds games? I've read the home page of the gateway 3ds site but I felt like I was receiving mixed answers. From the site: "Since the product is now released and soon in Nintendo's hands, anything above 6.2.0 will most likely never be compatible" "Ohh and MH4 is finally working [;-)] XY is officially WIP. Porting our patches from 4.5 to 6.3 is time-consuming and tedious so please bare with us for a little while longer" what does "porting our patches" mean? do i take it to mean that they are working on gateway3ds compatibility for current firmwares? Is it only for up to 6.2, or the newer firmwares as well? Finally, assuming that 3ds roms are eventually supported on 6.x, will i be able to play newer, legitimate copies of games on outdated firmware? can you guys on firmware 4.5 play newer 3ds games? I'm more curious about DS-game support because i purchased my 3ds assuming i would have to purchase 3ds games. Is ROM support for DS games secure?