[Question] Playing JPN games online

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  1. DRI2000
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    I have a doubt since I've installed Monster Hunter X in my o3DS 9.2.0 with rxTools 3.0 (emuNAND 9.2.0).
    Can I play it online?
     
  2. CrispyYoshi

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    I think it has to be in the same region. If you're running a .cia, then you're fine. However, a .3ds running from a gateway will require borrowing the rom header from a private dump of the game, because they are used as unique ids when playing online

    Be aware that mismatches in save headers will delete/corrupt the save
     
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    I'm using a CIA file. Have I to run it with the free region feature of homebrew launcher?
     
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    Running cia requires cfw, and pretty much all cfw nowadays removes the region lock. .cia connects online with your system's header, and, assuming you are using a European console connecting to a Japan exclusive game, may set a red flag for Nintendo to ban.

    However, there have been a very low amount of bans from this (as far as I know)

    I also think some games won't connect online if there's a region mismatch. Triforce heroes comes to mind, but it's probably the only one?
     
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    There is no way to avoid being banned?
     
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    Nintendo hasn't really banned many people for this, but you are making yourself vulnerable if your 3ds is not inherently Japanese