nds on 3ds + upgrade from a9hl/gateway

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  1. Aglae Pheryl
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    Hi,

    My kids are running N3ds & 3ds XL consoles all running a9hl in 11.3.0-36E & Gateway cards which they can choose at boot (yes they want to keep this if possible as they have Animal Crossing saves & cheats that they spent a long time on in GW mode).

    1. How can they also play their old .nds file (in a9hl mode if possible) ? Do I need to install anything for them or convert the rom files?

    2. They have messages to update their consoles in a9hl, I've told them not to update or they'll brick. Still correct ?

    3. Is a9hl the latest/best they could use or is there a new update I should install for them (I have not looked into their consoles for ages).

    Thanks,
     
  2. RHOPKINS13

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    They should be able to update without bricking, but you'd be best off upgrading them to use Boot9Strap instead. https://3ds.guide/a9lh-to-b9s

    Best method for loading .NDS files is to use an old DS flashcart. Only other method is TWLoader, but compatibility leads a lot to be desired.

    There are ways of transferring their Animal Crossing saves from Gateway to CIA versions of Animal Crossing on the home menu. Afterwards you may find that there's really no need or advantage to using a Gateway.
     
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    Use the GW blue cart for NDS games. It should work in Luma3DS right away, but to get it working in Gateway you have to be using Classic Mode AFAIK and you need bluecardfix.cia installed (it's included in the Gateway download)