[Help] I have some questions regarding GBA games on 3ds

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  1. TheIcarus
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    Hi, I've been trying to download some cia gba games on my 3ds. I've searched around and read a bunch of threads, however none have given me a clear answer on this topic. For reference I'm using a New3ds with Luma3ds on it and EmuNand 10.7 and SysNand 9.2.

    1. Do I need to have the modified AGB_Firm file to play the games? I've heard a couple people say that Luma3ds patches the file automatically, but can someone confirm this?
    2. Do I need to have the cia file downloaded on both SysNand and EmuNand. Again I've heard people say you do and others say you don't.
    3. If I do need it installed on SysNand how would I go about doing that? Would I need to get FBI on my SysNand or is there a way to download a file to SysNand from EmuNand?
    4. Last question and somewhat unrelated, but I'm having issues using homebrew launcher after getting Luma3ds. I assume this is because I had to modify the boot.3dsx file when setting it up. When I try to launch homebrew it partially loads but gets stuck with the red screen at the bottom. I tried putting a new boot.3dsx file in the root of my sd card, but then it got stuck when I turned on my 3ds. Is there a way to get around this?

    Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!
     
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  3. TheIcarus
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    Thanks for the reply! I actually did install the HBL cia and that's where I'm having difficulty loading it.

    EDIT: Also after I install the game I can play it through EmuNand right? I don't have to go into SysNand to play it?
     
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    You can use both. Installing to EmuNAND is optional and only adds the ability to launch from EmuNAND. This is because the 3DS reboots when starting GBA games.
     
  5. TheIcarus
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    Alright so I just downloaded 3 games to my SysNand through FBI in SysNand, however when I turned off my system after installing and then turned it back on the 3 games appeared for a second on the home menu and then dissappeared. Did I do something wrong? (I'm suppose to switch destination to NAND in FBI when installing right? Or do I keep it in SD)
     
  6. Charganium

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    Install to SD iirc
     
  7. TheIcarus
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    Yeah I did that and the same issued happened

    Edit: nevermind got it to work, installed it on my EmuNand and it worked fine. Thanks for the help!
     
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