Gateway 3DS Crashes When Game Starts

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by MrChildren, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor
    Need help on gateway 3ds...

    I am running on 4.5u
    All the games seems to crash after loading.

    Lego City Undercover - Freeze during first cut scene / Save game can't be accessed
    Lego Batman - Crash during first cut scene / Save game can't be accessed
    Mario Bros 2 - Crash immediately after loading / Freeze during first cut scene
    Braverly Default - Crash after clicking new game (seems like save related)
    Mario 3D Land - Crash after creating save

    I believe these crashes got to do with the save game.

    I tried on Apacer Class 10 8 GB , Transcend Class 6 4GB yet they give the same result

    I know broie mentioned something on his edit 3 but i don't understand. Can anyone explain a little on how it works? http://gbatemp.net/threads/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-gw3ds-not-working.353349/

    or

    Any other solution?


    This is what gateway replied to me, don't seem any helpful. I will try to test on other microSD card. If that is the best way to get it work

    EDIT1: tried step 2 and 3. I managed to play bravely default further but the game still freeze ocassionaly at either the first cut scene or it doesn't last you longer than 3-5 minutes of game play.

    EDIT2: step 1 i bought a San Disk Class 10 8 GB yet problem persist. I don't think i can find another console. If i am that rich i don't even need a gateway :) I am leaning more towards i got a defect gateway.


    My problem seems to be this (title exit). For your info, my microSD and SD is brand new. I even tried Panasonic SD formatter.

    EDIT1: Could it be i strike a lottery and have a defective red card? 80 USD worth of defect red card? I had read that some users from the chinese forum are also experience the same issue (game freeze when game loads).
     


  2. Spzjulien

    Spzjulien GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    296
    66
    Sep 8, 2012
    France
    got same trouble with new super mario 2 ... on brand new sandisk 8gb
    mario luigi dream and DK 3ds no problem (with same sandisk 8gb)

    really strange

    gateway seem very sensitive with some games ...
     
  3. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor
    I had go through some forums and there are some people reporting that they have similar problem like mine where game keep freezing. Some even complaint they lost their save game on super robot wars or fire emblem.
    If this is happening to some people but not all then it could easily be gateway is either too sensitive or fragile.

    What a shame..
     
  4. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Member
    3,163
    172
    Dec 2, 2007
    Perth
    just to clarify: are you formatting the sd card in your gateway or the sd in the side of your 3ds?
    (you'll want to format the one in the 3ds, not the gateway one)
     
  5. Prior22

    Prior22 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    546
    36
    Sep 23, 2010
    United States
    Hmmm this is certainly a disconcerting situation. Have a lot of other users encountered freezing or save attempt problems? I may end up waiting for a more stable alternative to be released if this is the case.
     
  6. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

    Member
    2,215
    64
    Jan 13, 2004
    Greece
    Greece
    or a free cfw for the 3ds.
     
  7. MichiS97

    MichiS97 "Leftist snowflake milennial"

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    MichiS97 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    1,296
    722
    Jun 14, 2011
    Gambia, The
    Bavaria
    Which we'll probably never see
     
    Boy12 likes this.
  8. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor

    Thanks for the suggestion. I did tried both (noob, format with 3DS and PC) but results are still the same.
    Freezeeeeeeeee

    I got booted out from the game after the getting out from the first town
    20130823_154322.jpg

    Lego City - This time it freezes and say it can't create a save
    20130823_173631.jpg
     
  9. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

    Member
    2,215
    64
    Jan 13, 2004
    Greece
    Greece
    you never know.
     
  10. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor
    When i was google-ing for solution, i managed to gather these problems from the Chinese forum

    1) Game Freeze when game loads (similar to my problem)
    2) Save game corrupt.
    3) Gateway was working but stopped working after a while
    4) Some is blaming on the welding works of the chip (not sure)
    5) Some blame the card is defect and sent it back to the sellers.
    6) Gateway freeze after putting 3DS to sleep mode (closing lid) or rom icon no longer displayed EDIT: i think putting the 3DS to sleep mode will crash the rom.
     
  11. Prior22

    Prior22 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    546
    36
    Sep 23, 2010
    United States
    Why not? We have free CFW for the PSP. And now that the Gateway is reverse engineered it seems as though it's only a matter of time until Gateway can be reproduced via a free micro sd card solution.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  12. BeniBel

    BeniBel Member

    Newcomer
    28
    5
    May 29, 2013
    Belgium
    Belgium
    Maybe a dumb think to check: Most sd cards have a little switch that prevents data from being written to the card. Make sure you didn't switched this on by inserting it.

    Edit: Don't know for sure if micro sd cards have that switch?
     
  13. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor
    MicroSD doesn't have those but i am pretty sure my SD card is writable.
    I tested it by taking a picture and recording some stuff.

    Now i am exploring the option by sending my gateway back to the seller for an exchange.
     
  14. Etheboss

    Etheboss Official LULWUT supporter

    Member
    2,444
    667
    Feb 24, 2009
    Netherlands
    Around somewhere
    Well, i would check if the 3DS dumps are from ok, and trying it in another 3ds would be very usefull info too, i know i had a similar problem with a flashcard on my DS, it turned out that my DS was the problem...i shure was not counting on that. There must be a friend or a relative...or neigbour that owns a 3ds you can test it on?
     
  15. MrChildren
    OP

    MrChildren Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    2
    Mar 15, 2009
    East Timor
    Yeah, I will try to redownload the roms from else where.
    People that i know actually don't play handheld/console games. I am the odd one.
    My nephew/niece have upgraded from NDS/PSP to Tablets/Laptop. :(
     
  16. broie

    broie Member

    Newcomer
    27
    3
    Jun 28, 2007
    My problem was I was using one of these USB adapters that comes bundled with a r4i 3DS to transfer the games onto the micro sd card.

    [​IMG]


    and for whatever reason the transfer rate using these is awful slow, and that is what was causing my crashes, I also experienced it with mario kart 7 I couldn't get past the 3DS boot screen.
    I used a conventional micro sd adapter instead and slotted it in the media reader on my laptop and transferred the games that way, they worked perfectly then.
     
    f0rCe likes this.
  17. json

    json MUSCLEMAN

    Member
    693
    781
    Aug 9, 2013
    Burkina Faso
    So just to help others:

    1) Can you state if this started happening on v1.0 or v1.1?
    2) Can you use the verify option when writing to SD? This will rule out write errors like broie said
     
  18. vini9157

    vini9157 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    25
    May 2, 2013
    Brazil

    cmon cant be that hard, they are putting saves at the sd card to write back to the cart, why cant run rom from the sd card, just a matter of modify the exploit i think.

    Or atleast an chinese cheap copy, maybe for $40
     
  19. curley12

    curley12 Mr.Awesome

    Member
    321
    22
    Dec 24, 2012
    Somewhere
    Try using the first version they released if you asked they might send it too you an try it on v1
     
  20. dragonjud

    dragonjud Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    17
    Aug 29, 2009
    United States

    All of these 'packed-in' readers are absolute garbage. Never, ever use them. I ran into the same problem many moons ago. Invest the extra $10.00 (sometimes cheaper) and get a quality reader/writer. It's totally worth the investment.