Play Downloaded ROMS

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by chalupabatman, May 2, 2017.

  1. chalupabatman
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    Good morning all. I am after a way to play downloaded ROMS on my 3DS.

    What mods/CFW must I install in order to be able to achieve such?
     
  2. Seriel

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    If you are on 11.3 or lower just follow 3ds.guide
     
  4. chalupabatman
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    I am not sure what version I am on. Will have to check. It has not been connected to Internet for roughly 6+ months...
     
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    Go and check it out. As i said, if you are on 11.3 or lower, you will be ready to go.
     
  6. Seriel

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    If thats the case, you should easily be on a hackable firmware, so just follow the guide.
     
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    if you don't know or how to find out what firmware you are on, maybe this hacking thing isn't for you.
     
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  8. Cameron Lee

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    If they are Gameboy, Gameboy Colour or Gameboy Advance ROMs, you can play that with homebrew (http://smealum.github.io/3ds/) with the applications GameYob and mGBA. To access homebrew you'd need 11.4 if its a new 3ds or <11.3 on anything else. If you are on 11.3, a better option is to use http://3ds.guide/ to get CFW, though the easier option is homebrew. Hop this helps :)
     
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    if you have an Old3DS (a O3DS and N3DS are distinguished easily by zL zR additional mini CStick and eye tracker (veeery teeny thing next to the front facing camera) (the o3DS lackks these) then you want VC's over Emulation (exceptions VirtualNES and Snes9x these arent high up on accuracy lists but have a sizable compatability list and run pretty much full speed as-is for the O3DS and run Perfect on an N3DS) if your 3DS is on 11.3 Backup yer NAND as per the Guide but dont update to 11.4 right now theres no need to update espically since CTR-HTTPWN lets 11.3 use online needed features (Homebrew launcher is still Kaputz [payload wise] for O3DS under 11.4 as is NTR Streaming for N3DS.

    11.3 is the current preferred FW most people should be at for the time being.

    now if you mean Downloaded 3DS Games any game in .3DS format are for Sky3DS+ / Gateway (sorry i mean Gatewait/Gatebrick) CFW usable formats are in .cia which are installable to SD via FBI/BigBlueMenu/DevMenu or you can use Freeshop and/or CIAngel to install said games, telling you where to get the games outside ciaangel/freeshop is against GBATemp Rules , that you haveto search yerself,
     
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    I actually have the 2DS on ver 11.2.0-35U
     
  11. Majickhat55

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    What does this have to do with the thread?

    OP as others said, it depends on what ROMs you're trying to play. Either way you'll get the most universal use out of your console by installing A9LH.
     
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    You are playing with fire when you mess with these hacks. Just because the fire is contained, doesn't mean it good idea to play with it without knowing what you are playing with.
    Don't just follow the guide, study it. Learn what you might get into, read the troubleshooting parts. Go into it with some actual understanding of your actions.
     
  13. Wind47

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    There are other emulators on homebrew other Gameboy variations.

    Also you don't have to be on 11.4 on n3ds to get homebrew where did you get that idea?

    edit: in green
     
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  14. chalupabatman
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    I have the 3DS on the same version. The ROMS I want to try to load up and play are .zip files with .3ds files inside. Would using A9LH be the best bet for me to play these? I found this tutorial on the matter - is this the most up to date info on how to do it? https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-install-a9lh-without-buying-anything-in-11-2.455588/

    If yes - step 3 is a dead link
    3. Go to this link (Note: it's a torrent magnet link, you'll need a torrent client to open it), download the file for your region and extract the zip.
     
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  15. Ricken

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    You can not play .3ds files without a Sky3DS/Gateway flashcart (You can install .cia files with just A9LH, which the link below lets you install)
    https://3ds.guide Will ALWAYS be the most up to date way to mod your system.
     
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    Wouldn't all this technically count as piracy under the ToS?
     
  17. chalupabatman
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    Excellent, I will use .cia files and use A9LH and the link you provided. Thanks m8
     
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  18. Majickhat55

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    Which you can convert those .3ds files for use with A9LH :D
     
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    I'd recommend tattooing all of 3ds.guide onto your body
     
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    No.