How to play online (without getting banned) using Sky3DS+ and N3DS 9.9.0?

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    Hi all,

    I would really appreciate any helpful suggestions any of you may have for me. First off, I have a Sky3DS+ and a New 3DS (N3DS) Ver. 9.9.0-21U. I was wondering how I can go about playing roms online? I've heard about private headers and everything, but can anyone point me (if a guide exists) or explain to me how to play games online using a N3DS 9.9.0-21U and a Sky3DS+?

    I've heard about using a dongle, private headers, etc., but I just don't know where to start, and I'm not sure if any guides are for Gateway or Sky3DS+, or both, or you need a lower firmware. Is it possible to play online on a 9.9.0-21U with a Sky3DS+? If so, how?

    I appreciate all of your suggestions and help!
     
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    If I were in your position I'd probably just forego using the cart and downgrade to 9.2 to set up a custom firmware instead. You can play installed CIAs without having to deal with private headers or anything.
     
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    Hi, Fenrir, I really appreciate your response.

    What exactly do you mean by forego the cart? How would I be able to downgrade to 9.2 if I'm at a 9.9.0? And what exactly is a CIA?

    Can I just keep it at 9.9.0 and use the Sky3DS+, and just use private headers? How would you go about doing that? I've read something about Powersaves?
     
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    He probably meant *forget

    For your main question, you need to have your own private header(the ones from your physical cartridge) in order for you to online without risking of getting any ban but yeah, AFAIK, you need powersaves to do that.

    What he's saying basically is, why not just downgrade your 3DS to 9.2? In this case you won't be getting any problems getting a ban or stuff.

    Here is a tutorial on how to downgrade: link
    Here is the SafeSySupdate: link

    Just do the above only If you want to downgrade.
     
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    You need to enter the homebrew loader to downgrade

    Try to use browserhax. if it wants an update to use the browser then use ninjhax instead

    use sysupdater to downgrade to to 9.2

    there are tons of tutorials online
     
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    Thanks, Akira. Yeah, I was aware that I need to purchase a brand new game that I'd be able to get a private header from.

    My problem, and main concern, is how do I go about extracting the private header and putting it into the roms that I want to go online with, specifically using a Sky3DS+?
     
  7. Akira

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    Here is the tutorial for your question
     
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    Zidapi GBAtemp Psycho!

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    To go without (something desirable).
    "she wanted to forego the tea and leave while they could"
     
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    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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    Thanks brother, english is not my first language so another word added on my lil english dictionary :)
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Is the above tutorial for the Sky3DS+ though? Because it seems like in that tutorial, they are talking about headers, and the Sky3DS+ doesn't have/use any headers (I think?) Is there a guide specifically for the Sky3DS+? Akira, or anyone else, are any of you able to play online without getting banned using the Sky3DS+?
     
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    Copied this directly on sky3ds faq page:

    Q: I just purchased the latest version of Sky3ds+. wonder if you have the instruction to edit the private header for the online game play?
    A:
    Open the file settings.txt, add in the line "CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS=1"and save it, once got the file "xxxxx.CFG" for that online game built in your microSD card, open it and replace the value of the "GAMESAVE_KEY" and "CART_ID" with your private header info - the Unique_ID and Cart_ID, save it, and remove the old .SAV file, now enjoy your online play without ban risk!

    So I guess Sky3ds+ still needs a private headers in order for you not to get banned. I only have Sky3DS bluebutton and I haven't used it for a while nor use it for online purposes so I don't have idea about online play. But, AFAIK, I read a post the only cases of online bans have where cart(Sky3ds) users using public headers.
     
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    Was anyone successful with using that answer to the FAQ? Does anyone have a Sky3DS+ on 9.9 US and able to play online using a private header?

    Thanks, Akira.
     
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    Thanks, Akira, but it seems like that is only for the normal Sky3DS - not the Sky3DS+, which is the one I have.
     
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    Has anyone been successful with getting private headers on a Sky3DS+? Most of the information is for a Sky3DS only...
     
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