Hey everyone! I'm very new to 3DS hacking (only owned a GBA before) so I would like to ask a few questions before I actually purchase gateway 2.0 and my <4.5 ds. I'm sure these have been answered before but I couldn't really find the answers or they were too technical for me to understand, sorry! 1. I don't plan on getting any retail carts or eshop purchases. I understand some of the newer games can't be played like Pokemon X/Y and AC. I know the current gateway 2.0 is in its beta but eventually when it is released, will I have to buy a new gateway card to work the new games on it? I guess the question is, are later updates all software updates that can be easily downloaded from the site, or will they be hardware in which I would have to order a new gateway card? 2. Think I read that it doesn't, but to confirm, does gateway work with DS games? As in downloading DS roms and playing them. Is this function ever hinted at in future updates or will I have to get another card soley for that purpose? 3. When I do purchase my 3DS, is it a must to upgrade it to 4.5? I've read that its better to upgrade from say 4.1 -> 4.5. What do people mean that its 'better'? Will using 4.1 give it a chance to brick it or something? Since I don't own any games, if I wanted to update it to 4.5 it would be a whole lot of hassle to rent a game or something. 4. Online features. I'm guessing as a general thing, it is advised to not to use any online features in games whilst playing from a ROM using gateway? Even the older games that released awhile back? Thanks for taking the time to read my post! Hope to join everyone soon with a gateway haha.