Running normal DS games on a 3ds with CFW?

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  1. selbyftw
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    Hello guys just wondering is there anyway to run normal ds games (pokemon plat,black,white ect) on a 3ds with luma3ds and arm9loader hax without any flashcards or anything?

    If not how could I go about it and what is the cheapest option that would work for me?:)
     


  2. Davidosky99

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    Nope, for now, the only way to play them is by using a flashcard.
    You can get a pretty cheap one such as DSTT for 8$ that works great with cfw!
     
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    Please, just learn how to google, just please
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ds+roms+on+3ds+cfw
    This question is asked like 3 times a day and it's always the same answer. There are currently only 3 methods of playing DS games on a 3DS.
    1: Flashcart: Suggestion R4i Gold from r4ids.cn
    2: 3DeSmume: Which is no where near as good a flashcart.
    3: Simply buying the game
    Once there is another method, you can rest assured that a google search will reveal it.
     
  4. selbyftw
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    What's the set up process like? Just drag and drop the games and plug in and play?
     
  5. cavolo

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    Yep. But drag and drop the files for the linker too :P
     
  6. selbyftw
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    is the linker like the card firmware?
     
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    Linker = card
    You will have to put some file on the sd card that will be on the linker in order to get it working.
     
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    I see. Which r4 do you use and which one has the most support/features for the price?
     
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    I use the one that come with the gateway so...
    I think that the one that @Crystal the Glaceon has linked is good enough :P
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Why suggest R4I gold? Super card Dstwo is also good. :P
    When you said 3DeSmume, i assumed you meant the pc emulator. I didn't know there was a DS emulator for 3DS. Cool anyway, thanks for that. :)
    Also the third option is best option to be honest. :D
     
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    The DSTwo kills battery life and the only redeeming feature for it is no longer needed with CFW's. You can now play GBA and SNES games without it, so basically it's just in your 3DS, killing your battery.
     
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    Get a DSTT if you want to use flashcart forwarders, or an acekard 2i otherwise.

    The R4 is good, if you get the right one; there are so many R4s that have timebombs that they're kind of dangerous to buy, unless you know for a fact that the one you're getting is good.
     
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    Cheat finder and save states. :creep:
     
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    That Nightly Site™
    A lot of other cards have RTS support, and pretty much every card worth the money you pay for it has built in cheat support (which is easier + more effective than the cheat finder)
     
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    I recommend the R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS from r4i-sdhc.com.
     
  16. Lilith Valentine

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    R4i Gold has both of those.
     
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    Well i didn't know that. If that was the case i maybe would have gotten it. IT also has anti piracy patches?
     
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    AFAIK all major flashcarts (R4i, DSTwo, DSTT, Acekard2) have 100% game compatibility.
     
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    All flashcarts nowadays either have Anti-AP or have updated to 100% perfect compatibility.
     
  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Oh okay good to know. Cause now i feel dumb for paying over $50 for a Super card dstwo. :blink:

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    SO what about video player or DSI support for like those DSI only games?