Need Help Perfecting My Setup

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  1. joimme
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    Thanks to you guys, I have setup a good system lite this:

    9.2 SysNand - 10.5 Gateway EmuNand - CTRBootManager: (autoboot) EmuNand - Homebrew Launcher

    I also have RXTools 2.5.2 installed.

    -Now, I want to play GBA VC Games on my EmuNand. I understand that RXTools can do that(Unlike gateway). How can I add RXTools to my CTRBootManager?
    -Is there anything else I should install that will be useful?
    -Can you walk me through the process of playing VC Games as CIA on Emunand?

    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    First of all, update Rxtools. That's a shitass old version you got there.
    Then:
    - edit your boot.cfg and point it to /rxtools/sys/code.bin
    - depends on what you need
    - Install patched AGB_FIRM (find it on the iso site) to both Sysnand and Emunand, in FBI click L to set destination NAND for that. Then install GBA VC to Sysnand and Emunand with destination SD. Done
     
  3. koffieleut

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    Strangely enough, I installed a gba and a nes cia yesterday on my emunand and it works like a charm. I didn't install it on sysnand.
    The setup I use is an o3ds on rx10.5 with linked nands.
     
  4. Drew That Gamer

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    That's why you didn't need to install the GBA game to both emu and sysNAND. If your NANDs are linked, you don't need to.
     
  5. joimme
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    Thanks a lot. I really don't want GBA Games to take up double the space. So I'm OK with playing them on SysNand only. But this brings more problem and I'd be really glad if you could answer them:

    - To uptade RXTools, all I have to do is to download new files and replace the existing ones, am I right?
    - To install AGB_FIRM on my SysNand(I no longer need to install it to my EmuNand, I suppose), do I need to enter DevMode of RX? Or can I just use BBM.3DS by booting SysNand in Gateway Mode?
    And lastly, when Pokemon Yellow gets officially released on E-Shop, can I play that on my EmuNand? (Because I hear it will have multiplayer function as well.)
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Well when you want to play GBAVC on your SysNAND, you don't need to update rxTools at all. Updating rxTools is not as easy as just downloading new files, they are changing the file structure more often than their underwear. For O3DS theres a python script coming with rxTools that lets you download the newest firmware file. I really have no idea where it goes and what it needs to be called. Maybe you're better off finding a prepackaged version on that iso site or somewhere.
    AGB Firm is needed for any VC that was injected. So anything besides the official ten GBA ambassador games. You need signature patches disabled in Sysnand to install that, so just like devmode in rx yes.
    Pokemon yellow is a GB game, I think that should run by itself on EmuNAND without any patches or something
     
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  7. Drew That Gamer

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    I thought AGB was just for GBA games. Because when you patch GBA games, you replace the AGB firm, but not for other patched VC games.
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Yeah its only for GBA VC. Reason being that the 3DS basically has a whole GBA integrated and reboots into the GBA firmware when playing VC, thus natively playing the GBA game. Other VC are emulated.
     
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    I always wonder what would happen if they just emulated GBA games. Maybe we would have better GBA emulation for RetroArch and mGBA.
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    RetroArch GPSP is good enough. Only has problems with some titles, like mario superstar saga and mario advance 4. They freeze randomly and there's zero you can do about it. Other than that, everything runs fullspeed.
     
  11. joimme
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    Thanks again. So as I understand, playing GBA games are a tedious process. Maybe I'm better off with an emulator. Which is the best one in your opinion? (I can have multiple emulators for different platforms if it's gonna be more stable.)

    Right now, I only have mGBA that came with the HBL Starter kit. Is it good enough? And how do I link these Homebrews from my CTRBootManager?
     
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    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Playing gba games is not a tedious process it's simple install agb_firm install GBA game to sysnand install GBA game to emunand it's as simple as that and takes like a minute to set up.
     
  13. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    GBA emulation is crap on O3DS. I've never used 2.5 rxtools but if it has FBI injection then just do that and install the patched AGB firm to sysnand (destination nand), then install your GBA cia to sysnand (destination SD). Then you can play the GBA game whenever you're in RX mode sysnand.
     
  14. joimme
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    Do I have to install both games and patched AGB while in the RX DEVMODE?
    Also won't RXTools automatically boot me into EmuNand when chosen from CTRBootManager? How can I boot into sysNand RX Tools via CTR?
     
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    subcon959 teh retro

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    I dont know if it needs devmode or just regular rx sysnand is enough but whatever lets you install cias will do.

    I believe on 2.5 you need to hold R at the boot screen to enter the settings. It's L on the current version but I'm sure it used to be R.
     
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    Thanks, I wish emulation was better, though.
     
  17. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    It's fantastic on a N3DS, well everything except PSX which isn't quite fast enough yet.
     
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    Do you know how can I update my RXTools from 2.5.2 to 3.0?
     
  19. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    Your best bet is to head to the tutorial section and follow a step by step.
     
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    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes or just download the latest nightly then unzip the package go into the realises folder open md.file in your web browser and it gives you very detailed instructions how to update your version of rxTools it's easy and all you need to do is basically delete some files from old rxTools and add the new ones from the download