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It's been a really long time since I played a DS game let alone Pokemon. With the recent news in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon I wanted to get back to playing them. I am going to be purchasing a 2DS XL since I have no use for the 3D features(unless the 3DS system are superior in terms of battery and processor for games). Before I go ahead and purchase my 2DS XL what are some things I should know about flashcarts and what is the best one for the 2DS XL. When I had left I remember R4DS(?) was all the craze but not sure what happened to that
 

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Hi

It's been a really long time since I played a DS game let alone Pokemon. With the recent news in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon I wanted to get back to playing them. I am going to be purchasing a 2DS XL since I have no use for the 3D features(unless the 3DS system are superior in terms of battery and processor for games). Before I go ahead and purchase my 2DS XL what are some things I should know about flashcarts and what is the best one for the 2DS XL. When I had left I remember R4DS(?) was all the craze but not sure what happened to that
Follow this guide and buy a big mSD card 64GB is recommended no flashcart needed

https://3ds.guide/
 

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Follow this guide and buy a big mSD card 64GB is recommended no flashcart needed

https://3ds.guide/
Most new consoles are on a system version shove 11.3, so he may need a flashcart. That guide is still the best to follow though.

OP: I recommend getting an R4i Gold 3DS RTS and following the section of https://3ds.guide that is labeled "ntrboot".
 
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Follow this guide and buy a big mSD card 64GB is recommended no flashcart needed

https://3ds.guide/

Yeah, 64GB is the perfect size. You can have a shitload of games installed, as well as a NAND backup with plenty of room to spare for updates and DLC.

Most new consoles are on a system version shove 11.3, so he may need a flashcart. That guide is still the best to follow though.

OP: I recommend getting an R4i Gold 3DS RTS and following the section of https://3ds.guide that is labeled "ntrboot".

Thank you for the help! I'll definitely look into these. Glad to see the community being so helpful even after being gone for 7 years+. :)
 

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Also I wanted to ask, will the games I get have working multiplayer or is that not possible due to it being a ROM.
If you are talking about 3DS roms then yes you can use Wi-Fi or local wireless communications regardless if it's a real physical/digital paid version of the game or a ROM. A ROM is just an image of the game, functions are not removed from a ROM unless someone modifies the functions and what not inside the ROM with some type of software (Your chances of finding a modified ROM like that is very slim). Regarding Nintendo DS ROMS yes you can use Wi-Fi on those as well, HOWEVER you won't be able to use Nintendo's network services (DSi/Wii internet services ended a while ago). Instead you would need to either patch the ROM or use Action Replay cheats to bypass the old connection service the ROM tried to connect to. This requires a set of DNS addresses instead to connect to alternative services like AltWFC. Not all flashcarts support the use of Wi-Fi connections (example: The Acekard 2i) so that makes the hunt a little harder in terms of finding a flashcart. R4i SDHC 3DS RTS, R4i Gold 3DS RTS, R4i Gold 3DS Plus (RTS), SuperCard DSTWO, and SuperCard DSTWO+ are the only ones I know of that supports the use of Wi-Fi connections (AltWFC) (There may be others, I don't have any others to test with so I don't know).
 
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If you are talking about 3DS roms then yes you can use Wi-Fi or local wireless communications regardless if it's a real physical/digital paid version of the game or a ROM. A ROM is just an image of the game, functions are not removed from a ROM unless someone modifies the functions and what not inside the ROM with some type of software (Your chances of finding a modified ROM like that is very slim). Regarding Nintendo DS ROMS yes you can use Wi-Fi on those as well, HOWEVER you won't be able to use Nintendo's network services (DSi/Wii internet services ended a while ago). Instead you would need to either patch the ROM or use Action Replay cheats to bypass the old connection service the ROM tried to connect to. This requires a set of DNS addresses instead to connect to alternative services like AltWFC. Not all flashcarts support the use of Wi-Fi connections (example: The Acekard 2i) so that makes the hunt a little harder in terms of finding a flashcart. R4i SDHC 3DS RTS, R4i Gold 3DS RTS, R4i Gold 3DS Plus (RTS), SuperCard DSTWO, and SuperCard DSTWO+ are the only ones I know of that supports the use of Wi-Fi connections (AltWFC) (There may be others, I don't have any others to test with so I don't know).

Oh okay. I was intending on purchasing this one https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/7cc8o9/r4i_gold_3ds_plus_hybrid_flashcart_review/

Will that work for me? It doesn't happen to say RTS in the name though. Also I assume wireless capabilities will work on the 2DS games I play with this card

U won't be using a ROM aka .3ds files u will be using .cia installed games

Oh okay, I've been looking for sites but came up short. I plan on purchasing this https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/7cc8o9/r4i_gold_3ds_plus_hybrid_flashcart_review/

and was wondering if that would be good enough. Then I just follow the guide and hopefully it works.
 
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Oh okay. I was intending on purchasing this one https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/7cc8o9/r4i_gold_3ds_plus_hybrid_flashcart_review/

Will that work for me? It doesn't happen to say RTS in the name though. Also I assume wireless capabilities will work on the 2DS games I play with this card



Oh okay, I've been looking for sites but came up short. I plan on purchasing this https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/7cc8o9/r4i_gold_3ds_plus_hybrid_flashcart_review/

and was wondering if that would be good enough. Then I just follow the guide and hopefully it works.
If you look at the picture of an R4i Gold 3DS Plus (RTS) you will see "RTS" above the "R4i" name.
 

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