Is there any reason a person would have to be on a certain firmware to play a game?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Tomato Hentai, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Tomato Hentai

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Aside from encryption, since we've already found a fix for that, is there really any reason someone would need to be on a specific firmware to play certain games?
  2. Flame

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    Jul 15, 2008
    yeah so you can use the eShop and such if you on the latest.

    so you can use mod/hacks/homebrew etc. if you on lower.

    but if you talking about 9.5 new 3ds than yes so you can use Amiibo on 9.5 or higher..
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  3. Osga21

    Osga21 King Of All Cosmos

    Jun 9, 2013
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    I think some require you to be on a certain fw to play online or maybe they require an update that requires access to the eshop, which means you have to be on a "recent" firmware. But yeah, online play is the main factor.
  4. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 2, 2009
    yeah, didn't you know old firmwares are riddled with stability issues?
  5. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
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    I'm on 9.5 emunand with NVer and using eShop.
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