Gateway still viable?

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  1. apachehavok
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    Hey all!

    I have a gateway with a 4.xx sysnand and 10.xx emunand.

    I understand now that there are full software solutions but learned that they take forever to install. Having to first copy the CIA to a memcard then install the CIA.

    Just last night I grabbed a few of the latest 3ds backups from this month and within about 5 min of transferring, I had them booted and rocking and rolling on the gateway.

    Gateway is still a viable option right? I mean I only wish to play my backups and thats it

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  2. MeAndHax

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    Throw it away, please.
    Gateway is nothing worth since the cfw days. It's really just making unnecessary problems. Everything that you could do with gateway is possible nowadays with cfw
     
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    If you dont want to update to the latest fw (11.3) then youll most likely be fine... But it really is recommended to install A9LH. 11.3 blocks most cfw (Except Luma I guess?)
    https://3ds.guide/
     
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    you can use gateway for cheat codes, if you have OLD 3ds it will be useful with extended memory games
     
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    Cool. So is gateway done with emunand after V10? Will it not support his new 11x firmware?

    What do you mean by "Extended memory games"

    Thanks!
     
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    If you only care about playing backups without any specific requirement from your end (.3ds for example) then you don't need gateway, no. You can install A9LH, and then choose any cfw to use. luma, being the most popular.

    Gateway is still a viable option up until version 11.2 .. 11.3 that came out a couple of days ago broke gateway support. So until gateway releases a new update for their card, the only way to be on the latest system version to play backups is cfw.

    If you do not go for 11.3 and choose to go for 11.2 for example, and still want to go online (online gaming, miiverse, eshop, etc..) search ctr-httpwn. Using that will let you be online on a firmware lower than the latest

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    It works up until 11.2 like I mentioned above. No update yet for the lately released 11.3
    Extended memory games are a handful of games that take a lot of ram from the system. Super smash being one of those games.

    You will notice on o3ds that you won't be able to access miiverse while in smash cause the o3ds has no ram left to spare. While on n3ds you won't have that problem since n3ds has more ram
     
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    The C: drive
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    games like Super Smash Bros, Pokémon Sun and others are extended memory games, on OLD 3DS this games close all other things like home menu to focus the process
    on the game, but if you want to use cheat codes with games like that on OLD 3DS you will need to have gateway because NTR will close
     
  9. apachehavok
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    Gotcha!

    I should mention that I dont and never plan to go online. Essentially its going to be a long time before games actually require the latest 11.7 SDK right? So staying on 10.xx with gateway should still last me a good bit right? Can gatway and A9LH play nice together? There would be no emunand then correct? Just boot right into a normal modded sysnand?

    How easy is it to convert what I got to A9LH? THANKS ALL!
     
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    As a Gateway owner, I see no reason to get rid of it, as it can come in handy from time to time. Use this guide for getting it to work after following Plailect's guide: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/

    That being said, I haven't seriously used my Gateway in a while. As a ROM hack researcher, I expect I will use it a lot in the future for testing, but not for casual play.
     
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    The C: drive
    Not hard, boot to emunand and follow the guide, and yeah, you just boot into sysnand.
     
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    man.. i think I will need to sell my two kidneys to buy a New 3DS
     
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    Ok so as I understand it, the main advantage of the gateway is the fact that it can play regular copied over .3ds roms rather then CIA's needing to be installed correct?

    But after this is done, you will JUST have a sysnand (no emunand) and have to hold down "down" to boot into gateway mode correct?
     
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    Yes, that's the main advantage, plus cheats.

    People nowadays tend to get rid of their emunand. But there is absolutely no reason to do so. You can have both if you want. I for one have both
     
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    Ok cool thanks guys!! I think I will stick with what I have for now and hope that in the near future no games REQUIRE an 11.7 FW

    Thanks!
     
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    You can also use an emunand instead but it makes no sence because it's only a waste of space :)

    And about your question about firm version: There is no 11.7, latest is 11.3 and i know no game that requires 11.2.
     
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    yes its viable, dont listen to naysayers. You kind of answered your own question is OP. If its works for you then its viable for you.
     
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    Something about gateway's patches allow it's cheats to run in high memory mode games.
    NTR can do that now but only on HK/CHN consoles for now
     
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    Because NTR doesn't work with extended memory mode on old 3ds. So if you want cheats gateway is the best and nearly the only cheat engine that workes on old3ds.
     
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    ntr can run extended memory games on OLD 3DS????? O.O
     
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