Homebrew questions

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by problemed, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. problemed
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    problemed Newbie

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    Hey everyone, so I just dusted off my 3DS XL that hasn't been used in a long time. I checked the firmware and it's running 4.5, from the quick reads that I was able to do on the forum, that's a good firmware to use to homebrew or whatever it is called.

    Here are my questions:

    1. How can I homebrew my device? (Not sure if I'm using 'homebrew' in the right pretense)
    2. Is there anything I need to buy?
    3. Will homebrew let me play games that I do not currently own?
    4. Is there a "guide" of some sort that will teach me all of this? I saw that some of you were talking about something called "NAND". Any explanation of this whole process would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Inuuto

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    There *isn't* any homebrew yet. I think you're talking about ROMs. You must buy a 3DS flashcard to run backups. Don't pirate games you don't have. ;) You can buy the Gateway 3DS to play backup'd games. It amazes me that we can talk about Gateway but not about ROMS, lol. Youtube "Gateway 3DS" and you'll find what you're looking for. Hope I helped.
     
  3. smealum

    smealum growing up sucks.

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    you are not. not feeling helpful enough atm to explain why but if you want to find out, head over to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebrew_(video_games)
     
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  4. problemed
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    problemed Newbie

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    Thank you very much, sorry for the noob questions

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    1. Currently only in DS mode. The 3DS mode is not documented enough yet.
    2. Yep. You need a DS mode flashcard (like the Supercard DSTWO or the R4i from R4ids.cn) to run DS Mode homebrew or a Gateway3DS or a R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe for 3DS mode roms (you get a DS mode flashcard with the 3DS mode flashcards).
    3. Nope but flashcards do :P But that's illegal and you would never ever do that ;)
    4. There are serveral guides all over the net. Just Google your question :P
    NAND is not important for you yet :P
     
  6. Inuuto

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    No, thank you for not being a noob. You might be the first newb who has actually read through the forum before posting. We need more people like you here. :)
     
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  7. Another World

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    From Where???
    are you looking for help with playing pirated games, hacks, and trasnlations on your 3ds or are you looking for help with how to get homebrew games and applications running on your 3ds? if you are looking to play pirated games, do you want to play ds-mode games (stuff released for the NDS only) or 3ds-mode games (stuff released for the 3ds only)?

    lets get down to the specifics of what you are looking for and then we can direct you to appropriate reading.

    -another world
     
  8. problemed
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    problemed Newbie

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    Haha thanks

    Let's say I wanted to find, download, and then play Pokemon X & Y. What would be my process.

    I would like to thank everyone who has responded and not flamed me for asking these rudimentary questions
     
  9. szh

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    We can't help you find or download it. Legally, you should be dumping the game from a commercial cartridge (aka backups) but I'm not sure if dumping tools exist (sorry, I'm a noob too :X).

    Pokemon X/Y are not playable on any 3DS flashcart right now, though.
     
  10. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Correct, there is no public way to dump 3DS games at this point in time.
     
  11. problemed
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    problemed Newbie

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    Ok so what exactly does a Gateway3DS do?
     
  12. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    The Gateway 3DS flashcart allows you to play 3DS ROMs on any 4.1-4.5 3DS/3DS XL. These ROMs can be obtained by either backing up your retail carts which is legal in a lot of countries, or by pirating them (we can't help you with obtaining any ROMs).
     
  13. CalebW

    CalebW Fellow Temper

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    Soon the GW will allow you to dump your 3ds' nand, and then emulate it giving you the most up-to-date firmware while maintaining your hackable fm.
     
  14. Bonovox40

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    Wait a second.... then what are the roms of floating around the interwebs? They're NOT commercial game dumps?? (or you just mean the groups have tools that are not available to the public)
     
  15. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    What I get from this is that we don't support piracy but the inly way to use GW is through piracy seeing how rom dumping is not avalable to the people's disposal
     
  16. IronClouds

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    I think he meant this.