Is the blue GW card just a sh**ty DS Flashcart?

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    Title. I don't see it used for anything. Can it play DS ROMs?
     


  2. ShadowOne333

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    Of course it can.

    I use it to play like 15 DS games in my 3DS and also for GameYob DS and NesDS.
     
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  3. Haymose

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    Yes it's can play DS roms but is blocked on current FW, you can battle this with a particular cia installation. It was originally used to install the exploit on older fw.
     
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    it's basically and r4 clone, mainly used for installing the ds profile exploit
    it can play ds games, and perhaps some homebrew/rom hacks
    you can use flashcardtimewrap.cia for using it on 9.2
     
  5. HBK

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    Yes, I have a DSi XL I use just to play DS ROMs. The 3DS XL isn't optimal for that, as they don't fit the screen properly.
     
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    But some games feel nice when used with the thumbpad, e.g. Soma Bringer.
     
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  7. michyprima

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    is it just me or on the regular 3ds the ds games look much better?
     
  8. ShadowOne333

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    Oh God yes, I remember even ditching Super Mario 64 DS due to the awful D-Pad controls, the joystick made me go back to it with no issues.
     
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    Hold start or select when launching a DS card (or flashcard) and they will fit the 3DSXL exactly perfectly the same size they were on the original DS.
     
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    with tiny screens
     
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    modchipsdirect gives you the option to purchase the red card by itself. Not sure about other resellers.
     
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    I see no such thing on their site.
     
  13. Jao Chu

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    Yeah the blue card may as well be thrown in the trash, after you aquire a DSTwo, of course!

    Two single uses of the gateway blue card to install exploit and mine perished.....
     
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    Interesting, a couple months back they had an alternative, just the red card with a mSD included.
     
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    What was the price difference, if any?
     
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    I don't think it was worth it to buy, but they made it an option and it came with a Sandisk Pro 64GB mSD card. Almost the same price as the sky3ds, but with an mSD card.
     
  17. HBK

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    Exactly, the DSi is vastly superior when it comes to playing DS games.
     
  18. tony_2018

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    From what it seems like around here, anything from GW is shitty. DON'T GET A GATEWAY.
     
  19. sj33

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    The blue card is only included to install the DS profile exploit required to boot the red card. It's extremelt low quality - mine doesn't even work anymore, I use my DSTwo instead.

    The build quality of the red card is perfectly fine though, despite the above post.
     
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    My blue carts build quality is great and I don't mind using it,