Must We Go The DS Route flashcarts?

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  1. ninjaapple
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    Yes we have used flashcarts on the DS for hacking purposes.
    What I want to know is must we or rather why must we use flashcarts AGAIN to hack the 3DS.
    I'm not hacker myself so I don't know the difficulty of using flashcarts vs hacking the software of the 3DS itself so don't get me wrong.
    I just realised(as with the Crown3DS if it is legit) that most people are expecting the 3DS to be hacked using a flashcart and most of the hackers(speculating) themselves are flashcart teams. But must we use flashcarts? I mean that's just another device that will become non-functional after some time while most software hacks are free.

    Just saying.
     


  2. BoxmanWTF

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    Give us a 3DS software that has been hacked that can let us run unsigned codes, only then can you speak.
    We use flashcarts because it worked once, why not again? and software hacks are more easy to block, than external devices. Look at the Wii, it took some time after the first Mod chip came out before we got a software hack.
     
  3. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    It's tried, true, and it works, plus it makes money.
    From a flashcart devs view that's what matters.
     
  4. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    It's hardly a cost. For the Wii you have to buy a £50 external hard drive, whereas a flashcart can cost about £20 (when quite new).
     
  5. impizkit

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    I use a $10 SD card. Who needs an external hard drive.
     
  6. BoxmanWTF

    BoxmanWTF ♪Toot Toot Sonic Warrior♫

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    everyone who doesn't want to keep several 4-8 gig games on their computer
     
  7. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    I don't, I just use disks. I've got 3 containers of disks, it works very well.
     
  8. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    I use a £11.58 16 GB USB. I detest having to fiddle with disks. Fiddle with breasts however...
     
  9. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Code that runs through a cart doesn't have to be signed per console. Further, if the hardware of a cart can be copied, then no software hacking is necessary to run games through a flashcart.

    tl;dr
    it's easier
     
  10. BoxmanWTF

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    I do too, I'm just saying that a single game sized SD card won't be very effective after you get a lot of games
     
  11. pachura

    pachura GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    In other words: I want to pirate games but not to pay for the flashcard.

    Well, if only it would be so easy to hack 3DS, everyone would enjoy some kind of a softhack by now. Unfortunately, the only promising thing right now is a piece of hardware pretending to be a regular game card.
     
  12. GameGeek

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    I doubt a $10 SD card will be able to contain many Wii games at the same time. Have fun wasting time deleting and copying game images to your SD all the time.
     
  13. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I love how people still manage to complain... about getting free games.
     
  14. BoxmanWTF

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    'tis a sad world we live in...
     
  15. nano351

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    you still need to purchase an SD card which is much more expensive per GB. A flashcart is essentially like a modchip for wii (rather than a softmod).
     
  16. impizkit

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    Ok. So I really have a 32GB SD card and a 16GB MicroSD in adapter in the back. So 44 GB formatted with games. Still cost last than $50
     
  17. BoxmanWTF

    BoxmanWTF ♪Toot Toot Sonic Warrior♫

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    The Irony is that you could get a 320 GB Hard drive for less than $50. The point we're trying to make is it's not that big of a cost, and that investing $10 in a SD card isn't giving you much space for your games.
    Hell, even a 1TB For $50 isn't too much considering most people don't only use them for Wii games/Homebrew
    Now can we go back to talking about the 3DS flashcart thing?
    One more thing, may I ask where you purchased your SD cards? I'm looking around, and in total, the lowest prices for both SD cards is $60
     
  18. ninjaapple
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    wow!
    interesting how people turned this thread into a debate about storage space and cost of it.
     
  19. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    It's the temp, it always happens.

    I was hoping for a software hack too, but wasn't expecting much. Oh well, free shit is free shit, can't be complaining now can I?
     
  20. BoxmanWTF

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    Sorry...
    well in response to your original question, it's easy, it'been done before, and it should work again.