help with GBA games on rxTools

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  1. Vincent Vicious
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    So i got my cfw to work today i tried some 3ds games they worked like a charm but ..
    I installed the GBA game and when i launched it the screen stays black and i cant reach home so i have to force power off by holding the power button , how do i get gba games to work ?
     
  2. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Did you convert them to cia and install them? Or you can download them already converted.
     
  3. Vincent Vicious
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    i got them already .cia and i successfully installed them (first tried with FBI , then with BigBlueMenu) None of them launchs the games successfully
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Rxtools? And your trying to run it from emunand correct?
     
  5. Vincent Vicious
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    yep
     
  6. eggsample

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    GBA as CIA works on emunand if it's also installed in sysnand.
    My emu and sys nands are separated and for me GBA only works from Sysnand.
     
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    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    I would recommend getting a GBA emulator rather then trying to convert GBA roms to .cias...
     
  8. eggsample

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    @hobbledehoy899 we are talkink here about runnig CIAs not poor GBA emulation.
     
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    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    They will run from emunand if you also have them installed to sysnand, regardless of nands being linked/unlinked.
     
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    If he can run rxTools then he has kernel access and would mean that the GBA emulators should actually run good.
     
  11. Ammako

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    I've tried, on O3DS, retroarch gpSP runs pretty crummy.
    Haven't tried mGBA but I hear gpSP is supposed to be better.
     
  12. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    No. They run full speed if installed as cia. This has been said many times in the gba emulation thread.
     
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    Oh...
     
  14. AtlasFontaine

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    If he has an O3DS, GBA emulation is still garbage with most of the games.
     
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    Seita GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Your nands should be linked to get cia gba games to work.
     
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    linked nands: install on any nand, it'll work on any nand.
    unlinked nand: install on both nands to make it work on emunand.
    (install destination should always set to sd)
     
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    Also you need to install something to the nand from what i know
     
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    is it normal that when i install fbi on sysnand and boot on sysnand directily after it i can open fbi but after i shutdown the 3ds i get an error when i try to open fbi ?
    That means whenver i want to install a gba game i have to inject fbi everytime ?
    EDIT : i have unlinked nands
     
  20. eggsample

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    You've missed one step :)
    After 3DS reset you need to run rxtools than choose to boot to sysnad and then run FBI.
     
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