Is there a list of games that require private headers?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by LoggerMan, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    Or a list of games that are safe to play with public headers with the wifi turned on.
  2. Lycanroc

    Lycanroc Woof

    May 11, 2014
    Every single game needs a private header if you want to be completely safe.
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  3. shackfu

    shackfu Newbie

    Jul 13, 2015
    Gambia, The
    I am a newbie, but as far as I know there is no safe online play with public header.
  4. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
    United States
    All games require a private header, if you use a public header you will eventually be banned.

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    Using CIA's however is safe
  5. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    Even offline only games like Mario 3D Land?
  6. Ericzander

    Ericzander My yellow name hax wore off!

    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    You don't need it for offline games. All online games you should have one.
  7. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    Excellent. I started playing Mario 3D Land but I can't extract my headers until my Powersaves arrives. I don't want to have to restart my game after applying a private header to it later on.
  8. otto888

    otto888 I break things for a living.

    Mar 12, 2008
    United States
    If the game connects to the internet in any way, including SpotPass, it would be a good idea to use a private header. Even if it doesn't I'd use one to be safe. IIRC you can use the same private header on every game you use, as Nintendo doesn't check if the header matches the game yet. Just be sure that it's a private header that you dumped, or had someone dump for you.
  9. Maximilious

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    You only need ONE private header. You can use the same header and inject it into each of your ROMs. The problem with public headers is that Ninty can see if two of the same header is being used at the same time which leads to bans. Since you can really only play one game at a time (unless you have multiple exploitable 3DS's) then you can use the same header in all of your ROMs.

    And honestly, the only real problem I've read about public headers and bans is typically people playing Pokemon or hacking Pokemon online. I haven't really seen too many other cases, but that's not to say it won't happen for other games Like SSB or MH4U.
  10. reeZZer

    reeZZer Member

    Jul 14, 2015

    i was also playing Super Mario 3D Land (with Sky3DS) by using a private Header from a Cartridge which i sold.

    Later i've purchased my very own Cartridge for future Templates and made a backup of my Savegame of Super Mario 3D Land.

    Then i've removed (via DiskWriter) and added the game with my new Template and restored the Savegame.

    The savegame was still there and worked like before so it's worth a try to use the Game with a private Header anways.

  11. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 10, 2008

    aka all of them.

    It's only a precautionary measure to ensure Nintendo can't tell if you're pirating or not.
  12. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    Oh cool. I thought if you changed the header then you had to give up the save data and start fresh, I didn't realise that DiskWriter would let you do this.
  13. hashcheck1

    hashcheck1 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 5, 2013
    And do Scene/priva r e release CIAs require anything or completely safe one ie MH4
  14. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2014
    United States
    Never been banned for playing an offline game with a header. I keep my offline roms with no header at all.
    Here's a list of games that can go online:

    Bird Mania Christmas 3D (leaderboards)
    escapeVektor (leaderboards)
    Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions (leaderboards)
    Pinball Hall of Fame: the Williams Collection (leaderboards)
    Marvel Pinball 3D (leaderboards)
    Star Wars Pinball 3D (leaderboards)
    Zen Pinball 3D (leaderboards)
    Fighting/Beat 'em Up:
    Code of Princess (competitive, co-op)
    Dead or Alive Dimensions (competitive, co-op)
    Senran Kagura 2: Shinku (co-op)
    Super Smash Bros For Nintendo 3DS (competitive, co-op)
    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (competitive)
    Tekken Prime: 3D Edition (competitive)
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf (town visits)
    Colors! 3D (gallery)
    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (competitive)
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (co-op)
    Style Savvy: Trendsetters (item sharing)
    Ultimate NES Remix (Leaderboards & replays)
    Fractured Soul (leaderboards)
    Jump Trials Supreme (leaderboards)
    Sonic Generations (competitive)
    Sonic Lost World (competitive)
    Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (level sharing)
    Tetris Axis (competitive, leaderboards)
    AiRace Speed (leaderboards)
    ATV: Wild Ride 3D (competitive)
    F1 2011 (competitive)
    Family Kart 3D (leaderboards)
    Mario Kart 7 (competitive, team competitive, leaderboards)
    Need for Speed: the Run (competitive)
    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed (competitive)
    Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (competitive)
    Fantasy Life (co-op)
    Fossil Fighters Frontier (Competitive)
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Competitive)
    Harvest Moon: a New Beginning (item sharing)
    Heroes of Ruin (co-op)
    Pokémon Omega Ruby (competitive, item sharing)
    Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (competitive, item sharing)
    Pokémon X (competitive, item sharing)
    Pokémon Y (competitive, item sharing)
    Chain Blaster (leaderboards)
    Code Name Steam (Competitive)
    Kid Icarus: Uprising (competitive, team competitive)
    Nano Assault (leaderboards)
    Nano Assault EX (leaderboards)
    Resident Evil: the Mercenaries 3D (co-op)
    Resident Evil: Revelations (co-op)
    Steel Diver: Sub Wars (team competitive)
    Mario Tennis Open (competitive)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (competitive)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (competitive)
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