Is a Dark Age for Flashcards Nigh? (public headers)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Jimmi G, Apr 3, 2015.

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Public Headers? Bad times?

  1. No. Developers will find a way around this.

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  2. Yes. The banhammer will become perma-termination.

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  3. Maybe. Too soon to tell.

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  4. Ask a Geoduck.

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  1. Jimmi G
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    I had recently mentioned purchasing a N3DSXL which has fw 9.0. I've been waiting to see what would happen between Gateway and Sky3DS but it has been quite for awhile now. I hadn't any intention of having the ability to use private headers for my games.

    And seeing the latest action from Nintendo, in regards to bans, has left me wondering if it's worth the money ($100+) to get a Gateway+Cubic Ninja (or Sky3DS, for that matter) to have no online capability or likely face an online ban (temporary and reoccurring or permanent). Perhaps money would be better spent with purchases that are issue free.

    So the question is more of your personal opinion. Do you think it has become an untimely time to invest in the flashcard market with the sole intent of using public headers in games?
     


  2. Xzi

    Xzi Console Hacker and PC Gamer

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    It's never been a good idea to use public headers, and pirated software has rarely worked online on any platform. That said, if you have Cubic Ninja, you have a private header.
     
  3. Scorpiopt

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    i use my own headers to avoid issues
     
  4. Adeka

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    I don't play online with flashcarts. I actually buy the games I play online with
     
  5. apoptygma

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    That 150 page thread not good enough for you? You need your own special thread just for you?
     
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  6. ultimatetemper

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    DS flashcards say hi.
     
  7. ravihpa

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    THIS!

    Besides, if you have Gateway, just use the .cia version of the game you wanna play online, and POOF! all your header issues are gone :)
     
  8. Xzi

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    Nintendo consoles being the obvious exception. Clearly they don't want to keep being the free ride, but it's easy enough to avoid getting caught with private headers/cias.
     
  9. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    I bought 10 copies of a game for $23.73 and sold all the headers for $5 a pop
     
  10. Jimmi G
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    If someone else searches and finds this useful then it's not just for me.


    So basically it's going to require a work around, which seems easy enough.



    My last bit in the scene was with the original R4 on the DS and it was a lot easier and less worrisome then. Who knows how long ago that was, though.


    Interesting thought. And you can just sell those games as used if you want to be a master baddie, couldn't you?
     
  11. Ronhero

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    I either destroy them or send them to the person if they pay shipping
     
  12. Arras

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    Honestly buying a header is kinda dumb since there's no way to tell what has happened to that header. For all you know, the seller sold the same header 10 times. (also you can probably get a game and rip a header yourself for cheap)
     
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    Well, 10 of the same header is still much less then w/e the other public headers have. So I guess it isn't even much of an issue. But I agree. Why not pay 8$ at Walmart for a discount game and use that header?
     
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    Honestly going to a restaurant is kinda dumb since there's no way to tell what has happened to that food. For all you know, the cook spit on the food 10 times. (also you can probably get the ingredients and make a meal yourself for cheap)
     
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  16. Jimmi G
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    Somehow I had overlooked the possibility of using a header from another game on separate games. I guess I had thought that the keys would only work for a single title, but it seems to rather be a key to Nintendo's online services. Glad you all straightened that out for me. Although if I look at the poll responses, I better just ask a geoduck.
     
  17. apoptygma

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    I'm sure there are tonnes of people searching gbatemp for "is the dark age of flashcarts nigh?" who will thank you for your selfless post.
     
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  18. TehLexinator

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    Not true.

    I had a friend get banned using a private header of OOT while playing MK7 with me online.

    If you want to be 100% safe, you NEED to use a private header of the SAME game that you are playing. You can easily get this through renting or borrowing. Check my guide for more info.

    Having said this, I am on the latest version ATM with my SKY, and I bought a mint 9.0 N3DS to use "later".
     
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    Are you sure he applied the header correctly, and it was a completely new copy of OoT purchased himself in the store? I believe this would be the first case of a ban even with a private header.
     
  20. Ronhero

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    I was thinking the same thing, I also had a hunch a long time ago that if your game is not online enabled they might take notice to it as well. Personally I use a copy of face racers because it was cheap and online enabled