Launcher.dat not launching from profile.. (HELP please)

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  1. xesvuli420
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    Ive looked and looked and looked for an answer but cant find anything. please someone know enough to help me past this.

    So I just bought a 3DS XL from eBay. When it arrived just for fun I checked the software, and when i saw 4.4.0-10U I couldn't believe it. I cancelled my order for a r4 cart, and got one of the gold deluxes instead.

    So the card came today, and as I was getting all the needed files together I read about the scandal. I hear r4igold ver. 3.3b is safe, but I decided to be sure and get 2.0 instead.

    I attempt to do the dead, but I keep getting an error... or at least a lack of completion. Here's whats happening.

    I load up the blue card, and go to 3ds Setup. I run it, it verify's and tells me to go back to the home screen. I go back to the home screen. According to the (multiple)TUTS Im following, I remove the cart, and insert a freshly formatted SD card with the launcher.DAT file in the root directory from the zip package. The 3DS recognizes the card, says its preparing it, and then I proceed to the settings menu to go initiate the Hack.

    The problem is, when I get to the profiles page, it doesn't crash. It just opens it right up and lets me change my color and type some junk. Ive tried it holding L, holding L and R, normal, etc... Nothing happens!

    Ive tried reformatting all the cards, tried different cards, all end with the same result.

    What is going on here? Ive seen others have this same issues from SEARCHING but no definite solutions.

    Please someone know the answer to this... its driving me battty!

    thanks guys!!
     
  2. kyogre123

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    The R4i installer seems broken. Just download the files from Gateway's website, look inside their "Blue Card" folder for the GWInstaller.nds rom. Put that rom in the MicroSD of the R4i DS card (black/blue) and load that rom; this should properly install the hack required to load any launcher.dat, including the one you are trying to use.
     
  3. innercy

    innercy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    launcher.dat should be placed in 3DS SD card not the micro sd.
     
  4. xesvuli420
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    Is this not dangerous with all the mess going around?
    Should I have a .nds file.. I dont.
     
  5. juins

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    Yup. Thats the current method i use atm to load it up with supercard, and not having to carry THREE cards around.
     
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    Not dangerous at all. Don't forget that Gateway created the files of this hack. If it is dangerous, it's no more than whatever you could get from R4i.

    As I said, check the files that belong to the "blue card" and just copy the rom, that's the GW Installer that should go into the DS card to install the hack required to load the launcher.
     
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    It's not dangerous to use the GW .nds file. Only the previous versions of the r4i launcher.dat are dangerous.
     
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    I dont understand, wouldnt that be using the same file that bricked everyones ds's? im confused.. please explain
     
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    No, just copy that rom, it doesn't "brick" anything. If you don't want to take my word, trust in juins, as he's an R4i user and it's backing up what I'm saying.

    I don't blame you, all these stupid rumours and speculation are affecting users that don't know what the heck is happening.
     
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    Its the launcher.dat that bricks
     
  11. xesvuli420
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    thank you for understanding.. im not your typical noob as in I have been around the modding scene for years, just new to the3ds, as I bought 1 for my backpacking adventure around the world. I got the file... you guys 100% sure this is safe.. I can do it right now.. but im scared as shi!

    so let me make sure I have this right.. ADD the file I just downloaded from GW called GW_INSTALLER.NDS to the R4i gold 3dS micro sim, then start up the r4i blue card, and load that "game"?

    then the version 2.0 launcher.dat I have will run?
     
  12. juins

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    xesvuli420 just copy the .nds file to whatever location on the DS cart's mSD card, load it up, and follow the instructions onscreen. Its not the same file as the tainted ones you are mentioning. After that, go load up the DS profile on the 3ds and all should be good.
     
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    should it be in root or a dir? call me shane
     
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    xesvuli420 Newbie

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    ok well my heart is racing, but it crashed that time... now Ill load a 3ds game up and see what happens.. brb
     
  15. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Launcher.dat is in root


    For Installer.nds it does not matter
     
  16. juins

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    xesvuli420, btw, dont hold L or R while loading the DS profile. It always hangs for me if i do that.
     
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    HOLY SMOKES I GOT IT!!!
    ok guys, I wanted to take a few minutes and say thank you.. I couldn't have figured it out without you! Thank you so very much for all your help!
     
  18. juins

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    xesvuli420 , thank kyogre123, i had no idea newer versions of the DS cart files were broken.