LumaCFW/A9lh Issue with DS Games

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  1. ShinyMK
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    So basically I have a US DS cartridge that definitely works - My 3ds is EU but it could play it before I installed Luma/a9lh

    When I open the DS Game cartridge it goes fully black no backlight and then never loads.
    Not sure where I should put this so im just making a thread to bring this issue up.
     
  2. Davidosky99

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    What's your firmware version, luma3ds version and have you ever patched twl firm?
     
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    im on 5.5 non-dev and im not sure if I patched it.

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    Oh and my 3ds version is 11.0
     
  4. Robz8

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    Do you have a boot manager, or something like BootAnim9?
     
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    Have you modded TWL_FIRM before?
     
  6. ShinyMK
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    Yes I have bootaim9

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    Not that I know of
     
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    Then follow what's below in the link:
    Duh! :P
     
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    Umm ok so I drag the luma3ds.bin in /root/luma/ ? and then what path do I type? :/
     
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  12. ShinyMK
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    Ok but im confused why I need to use Pathchanger at all? How would changing the luma bin to a randomfolder do anything?
     
  13. Dracari

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    you need the pathchanger if your not natively running Luma to do any of the chainloading For you. as a reboot into more ram/AGB/TWLFirms will either freeze/hang or just reboot into the manager and Reload luma instead of your GBA/DSiWare/DSCart if you have even teh tiney's doubt you've patched AGBFIRM/TWL_FIRM (you would of if you ran an rxtools emunand setup at one point.) then reinstall w/ FBI stock versions of em.
     
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    I still dont have any idea what im meant to do. All the posts above dont rlly help
     
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    Once you're opening a GBA/NDS/extended RAM game, your 3DS reboots.
    If your luma3ds .bin file is not the standard arm9loaderhax.bin on your SD card root, this reboot just doesn't work properly. That's why you need to use either the pathchanger or stop using a bootmanager.
    So, if your luma 3ds bin is at SD:/luma.bin, set pathchanger to luma.bin or just use luma itself for chainloading.

    Greetings!
     
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    Im using BootAnim9's .bin file on the root to be able to load an Animation on boot. So what do I do to be able to use BootAnim9 and DS Games?
     
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    Use pathchanger. @Robz8 provided a great link in this thread. Just do what's stated on that site.
     
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    Yes but like "
    • On Windows just drag the Luma3DS .bin on top of the program, and write the path."
    Write what path?
     
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    The path of your .bin file on your SD.
    If it's at SD:/luma.bin, type luma.bin
    If it's at SD:/a9lh/luma.bin, type a9lh/luma.bin
    and so on.
     
  20. ShinyMK
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    are you on about luma.bin or arm9loaderhax.bin?