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Jesus DeJesus

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I've almost got my N3DS where I want it, but I've hit a snag. Went through the 3DS guide, installed some cias, installed TWiLight Menu++, all went perfect until I tried to load up some GBA roms in TWiLight Menu++ only to see that I still need GBARunner2 and a GBA bios? So I went on to read that GBARunner2's saves have a risk of corrupting your SD data, and was wondering what my options are when it comes to GBA.

I've been reading some things about vc injection, namely this release:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ultimate-gba-vc-injector-for-3ds.438057/

But I have a few questions:
1. Is this an outdated method of playing GBA on 3DS or is it still good?
2. Will this work with rom hacks? I was intending to play a changed version of FireRed (UltraViolet)
3. Does this still carry the risk of SD corruption when saving?
4. Can I do this with other console roms, namely SNES, GB, GBC, DS?
5. Is there any recommended reading on the topic that I'm missing out on?

I wouldn't mind adding more games to my menu, I don't think I'll come even close to the 300 cap (if that's still a thing?) and I don't mind the extra work. As always, sorry for the noob post. Thanks in Advance!
 

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I've almost got my N3DS where I want it, but I've hit a snag. Went through the 3DS guide, installed some cias, installed TWiLight Menu++, all went perfect until I tried to load up some GBA roms in TWiLight Menu++ only to see that I still need GBARunner2 and a GBA bios? So I went on to read that GBARunner2's saves have a risk of corrupting your SD data, and was wondering what my options are when it comes to GBA.

I've been reading some things about vc injection, namely this release:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ultimate-gba-vc-injector-for-3ds.438057/

But I have a few questions:
1. Is this an outdated method of playing GBA on 3DS or is it still good?
2. Will this work with rom hacks? I was intending to play a changed version of FireRed (UltraViolet)
3. Does this still carry the risk of SD corruption when saving?
4. Can I do this with other console roms, namely SNES, GB, GBC, DS?
5. Is there any recommended reading on the topic that I'm missing out on?

I wouldn't mind adding more games to my menu, I don't think I'll come even close to the 300 cap (if that's still a thing?) and I don't mind the extra work. As always, sorry for the noob post. Thanks in Advance!
Since you have a New3DS you might as well just use mgba
 
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This is the DS and DSi section...

1: hardware GBA virtualization is still king, however use New Super Ultimate Injector and not the outdated converter you linked
2: depends on how compatible said hack is with a real GBA (ie it wasn't written around the functionality a potentially popular but inaccurate emulator) - in particular you may have to fix the header with GBATA or gbafix
3: any write is a write and comes with a risk, but nowhere to that degree (in hardware GBA mode the games save to internal storage and the save is copied to SD only when quitting)
4: most of those consoles yes, with NSUI (however it's software emulation), for DS use forwarders instead
5: nothing too important (though the "3DS Virtual Console" page on 3dbrew and the discussion topic for that program are good places), in general do your research if you are in trouble
 
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