I have questions about the flashcart I bought (R4i 3DS Gold Plus)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Anoraki, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Anoraki
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    So, I bought this card without doing much research and took most of the advice from someone on Discord. It shipped today and I forgot that flashcarts go into the game slot so I have to get a second microSD tomorrow. Anyways, I'm kinda confused on what I can do with it. My main questions are:
    • Can I install and play 3DS titles in ntrboot mode? (via .cia files in FBI)
    • Can I run .nds files from my system microSD?
    • How bad is the battery drain, if any?
    Basically, can I do everything I could do when I had used soundhax? The main reason I got it was to install emulators and games since my 3DS updated on it's own and I lost all my SD files (including my nand backup). I'm mainly asking since I've seen people say that this card doesn't allow for playing 3DS titles. Can someone explain why it doesn't if it can't?

    Thanks,
    Anoraki
     
  2. Hayato213

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    No, you can't run 3DS games off R4i Gold 3DS Plus, but you can use it to install CFW. You can play NDS game on it, and it doesn't drain the battery, battery usage would be like normal.
     
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  3. Anoraki
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    Is it not possible to install 3ds games to my system SD? I'm not trying to run 3ds games through the actual flashcart like I would with DS games. I'm more just asking if I can install them on my 3ds and play them after I've gotten HB and FBI in ntrboot mode, unless you meant that I can't do this.
     
  4. Hunter

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    you can convert your original cartridge games to cia format and install it to your SD card,
    you can download .3ds files and convert them to cia format to install
    you can download cia format games and install them
     
  5. Anoraki
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    Thanks for the information! Going to get my microSD now.
     
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    Almost forgot, is there a good guide for the DS mode? Someone on Discord said I needed to install a few things, but I don't remember. Also, is the flashcart supposed to show up in the system menu as a game? It doesn't show up in D or N. I got B9S and Luma working as well as installed some games so it seems to be working.
     
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