REGION LOCK GAMES

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by martinjamesccorpuz, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. martinjamesccorpuz
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    Will playing region locked games online get me banned?
     
  2. Omegablu

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    All games are region locked. I'm going to assume that you mean going online with a game that's out of your region. In that case the answer is yes, you can get banned from what I've seen.
     
  3. Dev5359

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    If you're using a .CIA of the game instead of a .3DS, then no. You're not going to get banned by playing online with a .CIA installed game. I've done it tons of times on a US console.
     
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    My ds is US and i plan on playing mhx on multiplayer.. :v
     
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    Are you on CFW? Using a cartridge? What's your setup? I should have asked this first.
    If you're using homebrew menu to do region free and online with a JP MHX cartridge, you're in the clear. Just don't use Gateway or Sky3ds with a public header. That's a no-no. If you're using a CIA backup why not install the US version of MH Generations?
     
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    Actually, I do believe playing an out of region game online, even with a CIA can get you banned.
     
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    I've done it quite a bit. CIA only, though. I've never played online with an out of region cartridge but my understanding is that it's fair game as long as you're using a legit copy OR a private header. To the OP: take this with a grain of salt and do research. I could be wrong.
     
  8. Feroz El Mejor

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    Wait wait, if I use region free with an original japanese cartridge on my european 3DS with online I can get banned?
     
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    Im using CIA, and I want to play MHX because i have a friend whos in japan which he also bought his ds in japan..
     
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    Ah. I've never gotten a ban from out of region online play with CIA but there could be a risk. Definitely don't use cheats or anything. You should be fine.
     
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    thank you :) but im gonna do some more research before i try it
     
  12. JCCG1989

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    Too bad this guy was asking for MHX cheats also in a past tread, bor to be banned, haha.
     
  13. xXDungeon_CrawlerXx

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    I played Fire Emblem Fates and some other Out of Region Games online very often.
    I've a EUR n3DS and played Fire Emblem Fates (JPN) when it came out.
    No ban for me, lel.
     
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    Can and will are two very different things. Sure, it can. Will it? Most likely not.
     
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    UPDATE

    The only issue im getting is using DLC's on online play and offline, just when i select on Special Quests, the game crashes. Default quests are ok online but DLC's arent.