just trying to learn more

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  1. mike a
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    ok,

    got soundhax, can play emulators blah blah, about to install cfw soon. but im kinda curious about something. I found this tutorial http://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-how-to-install-legit-cias-on-11-2-without-cfw.460983/#post-7148655 and also I found a link, which I aint gonna paste on here,, that I can get .3ds eshop games also. so,, is there REALLY that much of a need to get cfw??

    would I be able to play the eshop games w/ the homebrew launcher? what if I used that tutorial up there,, and ya know...
     
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    The C: drive
    Yes, with CFW you can use FreeShop to get any game easily, and use https://3ds.guide/ to install CFW and you're done!
     
  3. mike a
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    I know the guide lol,, I have read that guide like at least 20 times,, so I KNOW EVERY lil bit, or at least what I am doing,, and why I am doing it.,, what it does. (except the stupid stuff like reboot and hold a etc. like im going to remember all that lol),, I have already downloaded all the files I need for the tutorial also, but you know what im saying though lol that tutorial at the top,, basically I can find 3ds usa .3dsx files, and play them NOW w/out installing cfw, and I can play emulators,, and apparently it looks like I can just get the usa eshop games, w/out needing freeshop lol.
     
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    You need a 3ds flashcart to play 3ds roms, and they cost >$80. You cannot play 3ds roms without a flashcart or cfw. Get cfw.
     
  5. mike a
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    damn it lol, I figured as much, by other things I have read,, but that tutorial up there made it seem like I didn't need cfw.. oh well. and a flashcart that makes the 3ds think it's a game would be cool, but yeah,, they are breaking the bank I don't have lol. well could I play the eshop .3dsx games though?? I just wanna try sonic in 3d lol, and

    yes I have plans to go to the local coffee shop, by a coffee, plug in, connect w/ their free wifi, and install cfw on my 3ds.
     
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    No. 3dsx files are not 3ds games. They are strictly homebrew. Get cfw at 3ds.guide. It costs nothing, and it WILL allow you to play eshop games, cartridge games, etc.

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    Also the 3ds can't connect to wifi networks that require sign in, such as coffee shops.
     
  7. mike a
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    here's the cool part, this coffee shop lol doesn't have a sign in wifi!!!!, I just go up and connect to the guest wifi all the time,, there is no sign in, or password at all ;)
     
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    Nice, have fun. Be careful.