Hardware Revisions for Flashcarts

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Akantr4, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Akantr4
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    I haven't got any flash carts yet but I'm reading that flashcarts may need hardware revisions.

    R4i Gold Deluxe 3ds is like $20 cheaper than Gateway/Mt-Card but it can't play and save card type 2 games yet due to hardware limitations.

    How many Card type-2 games are there and will the latest games use card type-2 saving also?

    If R4i Gold Deluxe does get a revision later on, would the price be similar to that of Gateway and making that a bad investment on my part?

    Is gateway future proof?
     
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    For right now, the only Card-2 games are Pokemon X/Y and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

    However, cheaper cards also will not let you use more recent firmware in emunand as well, which creates another large list of games which would not work with the card.
     
  3. Vengenceonu

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    No, there are more games that are card 2. Off the top of my head: Tomodachi Life.
     
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    No card is future proof but the Gateway is the best card out there, considering how much money you save by downloading roms its probably best to buy the Gateway, especially since its more unlikely that your 3ds would be bricked, hence costing you a load lot of money.
     
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  5. ichichfly

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    GW still has brick code in its code so you may brick your 3DS (like the last time lol).
     
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    I didn't have my 3DS/GW when that episode happened, but surely you are like 99% more likely to be bricked if you buy one of the other cards instead of a GW
     
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    Brick was for 3DS flashcard using GW launcher.
    Stealing is bad :)
     
  8. gamesquest1

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    InB4 "HYPOCRITES" ....yeah we know :sleep:
     
  9. ichichfly

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    but it pretty much backfired bricking more GW users 3DS than other
     
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    tbh its didn't really hit that many people at all....but i would say it defiantly got more clone users than gateway users....but that's not to say any bricking was good...but basically gateway users got bricked by running diagnostics a bunch of times...where as R4 & Co where bricked simply by using the firmware.

    if your scared of being bricked i suggest you get no flashcard at all...i would say banking on GW not making the same mistake twice would be better than hoping gateway doesnt find a nice new sneaky way to f**k with the clones....because no matter how bad their ethics with the whole bricking stuff they are very talented hackers, there's no denying that....the simple fact that not 1 separate independently developed card has appeared speaks volumes....unfortunately gateway is the best there is atm
     
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    Not that this applies to me, I rather risk a brick and use my Gateway card and 3ds

    But was the MT card ever bricked, I remember reading somewhere that it wasn't at all?
     
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    yeah but MT where late to the party and as a result of the bricking episodes conveniently dropped the emunand support etc from their initial release......kinda like saying a bomb went off but luckily i ducked when i heard about it on the news

    but idk MT do seem a lot more competent at cloning the gateway firmware and are usually hot on their heels ripping off features, where as R4 etc are generally months behind after the bricking stuff and even now dont have a completely stable launcher

    but really the way MT are getting is what R4 did i.e blindly ripping and throwing it out without proper testing...i dont know how good MT are at cloning but confidence leads to arrogance which in turn leads to falling for tricks and gateway have already proven they like to use underhand tactics against cloners