Gaming How to run GBA games on 3ds?

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On Acecard 3ds. (Also have a R4 classic if that is needed.)

I want to run gba games on my 3dsxl.

On Acecard 3ds. (Also have a R4 classic if that is needed.)
I miss minish cap for example, and most of all want to properly play FFTA. And replay AW.
Game roms work fine on laptop via emulator, but I want to play on 3dsxl.

So I followed this injector boy:
which uses an injector. It produces a cia filetype which goes into a cias directory. But neither my memory card nor my acecard wood thing have such a cias directory.
I made a cias directory on my ace but of course no file showed up when using via 3ds.

I also used
SNEmulDS.nds -> runs but cannot find smc files on flash. Where should I put these on ace card?
lolSNES.nds -> doesnt seem to run at all.

So I'm out of options and open to suggestions (other than buy a gba on ebay of course). Thank you!
 

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To use (install on the console SD) .CIA files you have to install custom firmware on your 3DS. Refer to the guide
https://3ds.hacks.guide/

This allows you to use GBA Virtual Console injections and MUCH(!) more.


With CFW you can use emulators in 3DS mode (higher resolution, better compatibility, full processor power and RAM) – like this SNES emulator:
https://github.com/bubble2k16/snes9x_3ds/releases

ScummVM exists for the 3DS as well (you mentioned Day of the tentacle in another question)
https://www.scummvm.org/downloads/
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The possibilities in DS mode (Acekard) are limited in comparison to 3DS mode. For GBA games there is GBARunner2. It might work from the Acekard.
https://gbatemp.net/threads/gbarunner2.451970/


Good luck and have fun!
 

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