How can I play ROMs?

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    I have an old 3ds, version 10.7 with homebrew. What are the next steps to play 3ds ROMs, and what can I do to play regular ds ROMs?
     


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    Where on that sight? I already used it for getting g homebrew
     
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    ho, you completed the guide.. so the next step is get the roms (more known as .cia files)
    well. for this we can't help you much, becasue it's against this forum rules to provide you roms https://gbatemp.net/help/terms
    however i will give you hints...
    i don't know if freeshop is an option yet: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-arc13s-freeshop-fork-open-source-eshop-alternative.468436/
    you will need the keys which we can't provide you. (more info in that thread)
    you can alternatively get .cias from rom websites, like a certain 3ds iso site there is also a certaing 3ds chaos site
     
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    I can find roms online myself, but what I want to know is how I can use my 3ds to run roms
     
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    Quoting this:
    For DS ROMs, it's a bit more difficult.
    You can use TWLoader, but that has low compatibility by itself, so I suggest you buy a flashcard, which has 99.9% perfect DS compatibility.
     
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    they must be in .cia format, if you followed the guide you surely have fbi.
    you install the cias with fbi.

    make sure you didn't follow a youtube video to get homebrew on your 3ds. thoose are always shit and outdated
     
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    i stopped here https://3ds.guide/homebrew-launcher-(soundhax)
     
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    Okay bro, everything is done, now say I have a cia file downloaded, how would I go about installing it?
     
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    copy into somehwere in your sd card
    run FBI,
    select install cia option
    install
    profit
     
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    Does it matter where in the sd card? should i make a folder in the root for each game?

    Also does it matter if its a decrypted rom file?
     
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    doesn't matter
    you can make a folder called "install pretty please" and put all games in it..
    after install you can and should delete them (fbi even has the option to install and delete)
    after install that files will be leftover trash
     
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    Thanks bro, a few more things, how would I get an emulator for ds games, and what is a decrypted rom file? does it work the same way as a cia file?
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/twloader-ctr-mode-nds-app.448375/

    good luck though.... a flashcart for the ds games currently is the best thing
    ds games aren't emulated.
    i am not sure, i think that is probably related to 3ds flashcarts which IMHO are obsolent, just go with freeshop or normal cia files
     
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    Whats
    What's freeshop?
     
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    An app to download and install games on your 3DS.