Tutorial Scene ROMs - Online tutorial for dummies

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Hi guys!

sonic2756's Unique Header Discussion thread is going quite big, so i will check it and add here all of the original headers posted and collect it here. If you want to discuss technical data, please us his thread instead of this tutorial. Post here only questions about the tools to use to edit your headers or if a game doesn't work.

UPDATE February 2015 : Nintendo started banning users playing online.
We suspect the use of Public Headers, but the real detection method is currently unconfirmed. Use this guide at your own risk.

More information about the first 3DS banning wave : https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-begins-banning-pirates-from-3ds-online-service.381168/


I will describe easy method for write new header on scene releases. It doesn't work everytime, so try different headers.
Remember, if you use eg. US header on EU rom it works, but you have to accept Nintendo TOS again.
IMPORTANT: change header will make your old saves non working, so backup it first!
IMPORTANT COMMA 2: the same header can be used for more than one game.


NEEDED FILES:
1) GATEWAY ROM PATCHER 0.6 (Alternative Link)
2) A valid .bin header from the list below
3) A scene ROM
If links goes off send me a PM, I will reupload ASAP.

WRITE BIN HEADER ON SCENE ROM:
0) First thing: MAKE A BACKUP OF THE ROM!
1) Open your scene backup with GATEWAY ROM PATCHER 0.6. It should look similar at the image below:
ASthPu8.jpg


2) Uncheck "Ask to create blablabla", then click on the Import button, then load your .bin header. If Chip ID or Media Type are not corresponding, then GRP will show this:

sIBjiqn.jpg

Click YES

3) A wild button "Inject" appears! Click on it.
4) Rename your rom from .3DS to .3DZ
5) Enjoy online!

BIN HEADER BACKUP:
1) Backup your original 3DS card with Gateway
2) Copy resulting 3ds file on your PC
3) Download and open GATEWAY ROM PATCHER 0.6
4) Load your rom
5) Click on Export button
6) Share the resulting .bin file, indicating the Game Name, Region, Size and Type of save

SHARED BIN HEADERS:

Thanks to everyone for programs, threads, tuts and bin files.
 

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not sure this is "new thread" worthy......maybe if you made it a new guide thread with all the updated info though as the other thread ended up quite a mess with conflicting info and outdated info in it......i wouldn't mind seeing a new thread if it helped iron out all the info into a nice clear and easy to follow tutorial instead of a massive thread people have to search through for info
 
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not sure this is "new thread" worthy......maybe if you made it a new guide thread with all the updated info though as the other thread ended up quite a mess with conflicting info and outdated info in it......i wouldn't mind seeing a new thread if it helped iron out all the info into a nice clear and easy to follow tutorial instead of a massive thread people have to search through for info


So, if ppl needs i can add two strings for write new header, but is really easy to do
 

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So, if ppl needs i can add two strings for write new header, but is really easy to do
yeah i know its easy....but unfortunately a lot of newbies struggle with it and it ends up with 53 pages of people saying "so can i play online with a header" "i rename my rom to .3dz and it didnt work HHHAAALPPP" i think a fool proof guide is much needed
 

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yeah i know its easy....but unfortunately a lot of newbies struggle with it and it ends up with 53 pages of people saying "so can i play online with a header" "i rename my rom to .3dz and it didnt work HHHAAALPPP" i think a fool proof guide is much needed


Done ;)
So now I've to contact someone for edit the title :P
 
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I never really understood the 'online' completely / fully yet. I know that to be able to play online, you need the original cart and back it up using the method above (correct me if I'm wrong). But does this mean that the ROM can be played online (once the extension has been renamed) by multiple people and the same converted rom?
 

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I never really understood the 'online' completely / fully yet. I know that to be able to play online, you need the original cart and back it up using the method above (correct me if I'm wrong). But does this mean that the ROM can be played online (once the extension has been renamed) by multiple people and the same converted rom?
You don't need the original cart in order to play online. What you do need is a header from the aforementioned cart. However, as the first post shows, it's entirely possible to save the data from one cart and transfer it into a ROM, allowing for online play using Gateway. Whether it was you, your grandma, or some random dude on the internet that did it is irrelevant.

And in regards to your second question, I wanna say that it's possible, because it doesn't make sense for it to not be possible, but I don't actually know.
 

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You don't need the original cart in order to play online. What you do need is a header from the aforementioned cart. However, as the first post shows, it's entirely possible to save the data from one cart and transfer it into a ROM, allowing for online play using Gateway. Whether it was you, your grandma, or some random dude on the internet that did it is irrelevant.

And in regards to your second question, I wanna say that it's possible, because it doesn't make sense for it to not be possible, but I don't actually know.

The problem stays in point 2.
Using same rom with same header is the reason why ban from Nintendo is not so unrealistic.
Pratically there are a lot of IDENTICAL cardriges playing online at the same time
 

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There hasn't been any bans thus far with the identicals? So I could use the above shared bin headers to play online? I might as well ask to get a better understanding of all of it.
 

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Nope .3ds and .3dz saves aren't interchangable so you will have to start all over. The best thing to do would be to save the 3ds game as a 3dz if it has some type of online before starting.
 

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All the saves from .3DS are compatible/interchangeable with other .3DS roms. (you can share it with other users, without the unique cartridge ID header).


Saves created when playing with the .3DZ format are tied to the unique cartridge ID used. You can't use another cartridge ID Header, or convert a save played with .3DS to/from a save played with .3DZ

If you want to share a save with other users from a game you played in .3DZ format, you need to provide the header with the save file too.

If you dump your own cartridge, it will automatically add your unique cartridge ID in the ROM header.
The Unique ID from your cartridge will work only with the save you have in your cartridge. You extract the save file from the cartridge, but you can use it with Gateway 3DS only if it's 512k.
 
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