[Question] How to Play GBA Games on N3DS With or Without Gateway?

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  1. ofDragons
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    I'm really eager to play pokemon crystal on my n3ds, is it possible with gateway? or a different method that doesn't include gateway?
     
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    use a cfw with ABG firm sig checks patched out, pasta/rxtools/cakesfw etc
     
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    pokemon crystal is not a gba game, you have been able to play stuff like this for more than a year i think, right :)
     
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    haha so true, in that case all you need is the homebrew channel and a gbc emu. or usethe gbc vc rom browser injection method
     
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    sure, or simply install a vc injected game cia if possible with your current set up.
    the browser injection will not work for n3ds's browser, and if you can run ninjhax you can run something like pasta to install a cia of the game :)
     
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    Pokemon crystal is a gba game, trust me

    But is there a guide on how to do this? What yall are telling me is flying over my mind. I'm really new to this stuff
     
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    not that i have trust issues, but, i distinctly remember playing pokemon crystal on my gameboy color. you are wrong :)
    you should be able to find a pokemon crystal injected vc game in cia format on the internet, i assume google would be able to help :)
    when you have that .cia file, you can use something to install it to your system, it would only work whilst hacks are loaded, something like gw, or pasta, pbt, etc
     
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    Thought you were implying it was an advance game.

    As I recall you need to have a bought gba game for the virtual console in order to inject the ROM? How would I do that when my firmware is 9.0.0 and it requires an update in order to use the store?

    Thanks for the help btw

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    wait wait you said I can install it on my system meaning it would be on my homescreen? and when hacks are loaded, did you mean gateway mode?
     
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    gba = gameboy advance :) so if you use gba when talking about a gameboy (color) game, people will get confused! but no problem.
    to inject a gameboy rom via the internet browser, yes you need an existing gameboy game bought, --- but importantly this can only be done on OLD3ds, you have new3ds, so you cannot do this method.

    because you have a new3ds, unless you have access to cubic ninja, there is nothing you can do at the moment.
    or, if you have a GW, and then you have the option of either using ocarina of time or cubic ninja to get your n3ds hacked.
     
  10. ofDragons
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    I do have an old 3ds that's on 9.0.0 but the question is, how do I get a gba game on my system from the store without updating?