Freeshop's death and you - what are you guys planning on doing now?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Zalexard, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Zalexard
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    I'm legit curious to hear your thoughts on this, and what you plan to now that Nintendo has (finally) done something to curb the rampant downloading of games people used to do (let's face it, people didn't use freeshop for educational purposes). :rofl:

    On my side, I'm not sure if it's going to matter much to me. I got physical copies of the games I like, stuff like Monster Hunter or the Pokemon mainline series, but I've considered that I could get maybe a Sky3DS+ or a Gateway card just in case I got the itch for something else (even taking into account that Nintendo has been cracking down on ROM sites).

    So, what are your 2 cents on this?
     
  2. Zeldaplayer67

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    Dude just search "That iso site" on google.
     
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  3. Craftyawesome

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    People who pirate will just go on rom sites?
    Also very little reason to use sky3ds or gateway unless you really want gateway's cheat system.
     
  4. Halvorsen

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    And Gateway's cheat system has already been assimilated into Luma3DS's Rosalina.
     
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    A little late to the party? I am pretty sure most people already moved onto that iso site and or ROM sites.
    Also there's literally no reason to waste your money on a flashcart. Gateway team is dead and haven't updated their cart for over two years. Sky3DS is just a pure waste of money when you can just install a CFW for free. And before anyone suggest it, Stargate 3DS was a DOA cart made by the Gateway team and no one should waste their money on that shit.
     
  6. E1ite007

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    Well, freeShop died 2 months ago... and is more "difficult" but yet easy to play 3DS backups.
    We can use that iso site, that 3ds cia site, and a lot more to get our .CIA files to play games.
    And although I was one of the few that thought that this could be fixed with some time and patience by the good developers the scene has, after 2 months I realize that it will never happen, never.
    So... yeah, just download the .CIA files from your favorite download site, and install 'em with FBI.
     
  7. DinohScene

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    Continue to go to the store and purchase me games.
     
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  8. Dodain47

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    Simultaneously buy the game I want in store and download/install the cia online.
     
  9. The Real Jdbye

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    We didn't have FreeShop before and we were just fine, not having it now isn't a problem, it just made it easier to pirate, though it's still easy.
     
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  10. Nimrod-002

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    cia are still easy to come by, but what about updates and dlc?
     
  11. zacchi4k

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    Cias for that are easy to come by too
    Also, unless it's out of region, you can update a pirated game from the eShop with no problems
     
  12. Zalexard
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    I legit did that, even tho I had never tried searching for it like that. And what do you know, it worked.:lol:

    Not at all my friend, even tho I was out of the loop for the most part (or not caring rather because IRL stuff), after a few weeks I was curious to hear your thoughts since the dust has settled down for the most part. :D

    That's a pretty good point, I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't thought of it. When QOL changes appear, it becomes hard to envision your life without them. :rolleyes:
    I'm actually curious about that, updates come in separate CIAs? And if you install them, they install fine without any problems?

    For all the others that commented, thank you. I do intend to buy games whenever I can if I want them, even if 3DS games are one of the most expensive and slower price lowering than any other platform. :rofl: I do want to keep hearing more people if they're willing to share their view too!
     
  13. zacchi4k

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    Yes, that's why you can install them from the eShop even for pirated games, because they're treated as a different application. Heck, you could even download updates for games you don't even have!
     
  14. Hepointatsquib

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    What the hell are you doing?
    People keep saying CIAs for games are easy to find, but I've noticed some CIAs for games are literally impossible to find, I've noticed when trying ti get CIAs for the yo-ka watch japanese games, alot of the files have been taken down.
     
  15. Dodain47

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    You should try to goggel the cia. Sometimes you even find a working download link on youtube.
     
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    What the hell are you doing?
    That's exactly what I do, and just as I sead, files for those games have, for the most part, been taken down. I have managed to find them for some games i've been looking for, however
     
  17. Zeldaplayer67

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    Well gotta wait till 2040 for the games to be released as usa games then pirating will be easier.
     
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  18. Zalexard
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    That's pretty much it the way I see it. I never really was much into playing the japanese games while waiting for localizations.

    One thing you could look into, is having a japanese friend (if you do have one) search the game in japanese for you, and with some luck you might get a hit I guess.
     
  19. Pickle_Rick

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    Just download the CIAs directly and install with FBI. (Of course buy games too.)
     
  20. jamespoo

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    i own so many 3ds games so not a big deal for me that free eshop is gone but if I ever do need something I can always get the cia
     
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