GBA Games on N3DS with only Gateway?

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  1. Keylogger
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello,

    I have a 9.2EUR N3DS with a GW but no Cubic Ninja.
    Can I play GBA games using Pasta with only a GW ?

    Can I boot into GW SYSNAND mode, install Cubic Ninja CIA, then use CN to launch Pasta?
     
  2. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    It won't, you can boot ninjahax but pasta won't load. You need CN to play GBA on the n3ds
     
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    You actually can, you'll need to downgrade to 4.5 and use the mset version of pasta.
    (Though you don't need a gateway for that, only a DS mode flashcard, but it is your only option without CN)
     
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have a N3ds! So no downgrade possible
     
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    Oh, well. Then you'll need to but CN, I personally also have a N3DS and CN and it works just fine, but yeah your only option is CN. Unless someone makes a version that is compatible with gateways MSET on N3DS, but as there are fairly little people interested in it it probably won't happen.
     
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    Supercard DSTwo plays gba games if you can get hold of one
     
  7. DSpider

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    For GBA games you need to be in sysNAND not emuNAND (i.e. not in "Gateway Mode").

    Only sysNAND, with signature checks patched out, which means CFW. And to run CFW (e.g. Pasta CFW), you need an entry point. Currently, Ninjhax, via Cubic Ninja. Maybe when someone releases a port of the MSET exploit, like what Gateway uses. Then you'll only need Cubic Ninja (or a Sky3DS with Cubic Ninja on it) only once, until you downgrade the Settings app. Then you'll just go to Settings -> Profile -> Nintendo DS Profile to start the CFW. There probably is someone working on it, but nothing made public yet.
     
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