risks involved when running off-region CIA games?

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  1. retroguy
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    retroguy GBAtemp Regular

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    Simple question, but couldn't find the answer.

    Can I play a (region patched) US-region CIA game on my EUR N3DS (Emunand 10.7 with Cake CFW) without having a ban risk? Offline and/or online? And can I visit the shop without risk of having such a ban.
     
  2. osm70

    osm70 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can get banned if you play a game online, if the game isn't released in your region.
     
  3. Purge

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    Offline is fine, online is not.
     
  4. cvskid

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    This is true? I thought a lot of out of region people might have been playing something like monster hunter x online with a .cia version with no ban.
     
  5. retroguy
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    retroguy GBAtemp Regular

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    No, not every game, like Twinbee fi.

    thanks guys for clearing this up. :)
     
  6. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm gonna go right ahead and say there's no proof for being banned for playing other region games online. Me and my friends have done this a lot, repeatedly and we've never even had a temporary ban or anything of the like. Go right ahead!
     
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  7. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

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    Exactly this even the people who were banned using MHX online at the time were people using an incomplete translation which had online stuff patched next update, that and they were reported by the users friend in the thread not directly on site.

    99% of all bans on gbatemp have been gateway/sky3ds users and 1% has been people cheating or other online.

    Out of that 1% like 2 people have been OOR cias (which were not reported by them on site but friends on here)
     
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  8. retroguy
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    :) OK then, I guess in this case it's pretty safe to take the risk and live on the edge!
     
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    I'm still waiting for the EUR version of Sadame on that chaos/iso site. :P
     
  10. Potato hoarder

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    I'm playing bravely second online and it isn't released in my region. I haven't had any problems.
     
  11. slickochet

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    When you say "playing online" can you clarify a bit? Are you doing the moon rebuilding and update online data to get villagers, etc? I also have the region free originally EUR Bravely Second on my USA N3DS but am a bit apprehensive to play it (especially any online features) because of worries about bans!
     
  12. xtheman

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    I play eur smash with dlc cia all the time online on my us console and no ban
     
  13. Potato hoarder

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    Yes, I updated data online for more moon villagers. It wasn't a problem.
     
  14. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai baja boner blast

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    actually north korea. please send help
    Never encountered any issues updating my castle in FE:if, and while it's been released in North America, IIRC you can't access Japanese castles using a North American copy and vice versa.
    I installed a European Pokemon X CIA on my sister's 2DS and she's never had any issues with online battles and trading either.
     
  15. Shadowfied

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    "Easier for the region lock" but much riskier to get banned if you don't inject your own headers.
     
  16. Potato hoarder

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that eshop titles don't use headers in the same way that .3ds titles do.
     
  17. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah but he said "use another flashcart". Then comes the risk with headers. I'm well aware that CIAs use the hardware ID and that is my point as well :)
     
  18. DJPlace

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    if it's a CIA file you won't get banned. i played puyo puyo tetris that way and play one online match and never got banned.
     
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