[IDEA] Load roms from GW card in CFW

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DrCrygor07, Mar 13, 2016.

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  1. DrCrygor07
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    I bought my gw card one year ago, and now it's a bit obsolete. Anyway it's very comfortable to put roms on it and play them on 3ds. It's possible to make a cfw that can use it, or a plugin for ntr?
     


  2. Filo97

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    sadly, gateway is not open source. (as far as i know)
     
  3. DrCrygor07
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    Yes, I know. But someone can reverse engineer it I hope.
     
  4. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    reverse-engineer a thing that is already made by reverse-engineering maded possible by other reverse-engineering. i think it's funny, do you?
     
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  5. DrCrygor07
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    Lol:rofl: Anyway, I think that's hard REing their payload but not the gw card. It's only a card, in the end.
     
  6. GBHAKC75

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    I doubt anyone will try it since reverse-engineering is not an easy task (at all), and as we already have pretty much all the features of GW on our CFW (who are open-source, free and really inovative, unlike the former), it would be a really hard task for not much...
     
  7. DrCrygor07
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    I don't think reing a gw card is as hard as reing their payload.
     
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    If this was easy to do then it would have been done already.
    Might as well make it read ROMs directly from the SD card then, it would be just as easy.
    Though I certainly wouldn't mind being able to use the GW cart in any CFW, since there are a couple of things that GW is missing (a9lh and GBA/DSi support)

    Just REing the card is not enough. Someone needs to figure out how to hook into and modify the cart read functions to read something other than what they were designed for. That's the hard part.
     
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    Reverse-engineering is hard as hell no matter what. Also, as I said, it's pretty much useless so no one will bother to reverse-engineer a closed-source product (and a lot of people doesn't like GW, including me) that will not even be useful. There are other things much more important and new to do with CFWs...
     
  10. sj33

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    I personally would actually like something like this because I'd like to ditch using Gateway itself but still have the option of loading games from my 'extra' SD card in the Gateway.

    Seems unlikely to happen, though.
     
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  11. DrCrygor07
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    But only embedding the card doesn't mean that the cfw will lose a9lh, gba and twl compatibility.
     
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    I dont know how you see this but for me the gateway "cfw" is the most stable one among all cfws. If for example I scroll through games while the homemenu is still loading the icons cakesfw/(au)reinand/ntr/rxtool all tend to crash (all use same emunand). That doesnt happen with gateway. Of course it has its cons and pros but for me its one reason to stay with gateway and use it as my main cfw.

    From my understanding the last reverse-engineered version of gateways launcher was below 2.x version. After they implement the mutlirom menu they started encrypting their launcher.dat and it is impossible to RE this without the encryption keys.
     
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  13. DrCrygor07
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    With gateway you can't load gba and dsi games.
    If you want to re a software you don't need his keys, this is the main purpose of the reverse engineering.
     
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    isn't the gateway card just using a FPGA? we can't flash our own software onto the gateway card?
     
  15. EmanueleBGN

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    You can switch between rxTools and Gateway, I do this easly with CtrBootManager
     
  16. Filo97

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    he (and me) haves arm9loaderhax (though i don't have a gateway)
     
  17. HowDoI?

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    i have it too
     
  18. Filo97

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    and because of arm9loaderhax everyone who owns a gateway don't have it at coldboot.
     
  19. HowDoI?

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    yep
     
  20. Filo97

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    and it isn't possible to autoboot into homebrww because the sysytem isn't even loaded yet.