Question about Region Locks with CIAs.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Icy, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Icy
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    Hello, this might seem an odd question but, I have 2 3DS that have different regions (US and EU).

    I was wondering if it would be possible for me to play games with the two of them locally, meaning same game.

    Do I have to use the same CIA for both of them or do I need to do something else? Thanks.
     
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    x_master_1234 GBAtemp Regular

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    You should use Region Free Patched Version, so you can play online.
    If you play online a .cia game that does not match your console region (except RF Patched), you could be banned.
     
  3. Minnow

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    No?
    I've played a EUR Smash Bros. CIA on a Japanese 3DS without any region patching; online worked fine.
    Secondly, Luma3DS patches all region checks, meaning that all games are essentially RF, and because of this, you do not need to use a region free patcher.
     
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    Oh I forgot the RF Patched Function of Luma3DS
    OK you can use all .cia files without any problem
     
  5. Icy
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    But does this mean I can use both 3DS to be able to locally play games?
     
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    Depends on the game. Pokemon is the only game I can confirm to work locally like that.
     
  7. Icy
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    So only online play is possible then, but what if I "change" the region of one 3DS?

    I'm not good with this EMUNAND thingy but is it possible to have them both the same and play ?
     
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    Yeah, but it requires some work.