Sky3ds or stick with Gateway ?

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  1. elm
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    I've been MIA since I've been off playing my Gateway on my 3ds. I see that Sky3ds now has a NO limit on their Blue card. And Gateway still hasn't released their version to work with the latest firmware, but I'm sure they'll release it. Anyway I was watching the video on the Sky3ds website, it was interesting to see the button on the card being pressed and that's how you select the games. I'm debating about getting one, it looks easier to use then the 2 card swap Gateway. Anyone else ditching the Gateway for the Sky or not?
     


  2. Melon__Bread

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    I believe it comes down to what you want out of your 3DS. If you want just basic region locked gaming than go with the Sky3DS. Want more than that: GW
     
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    With the Sky3DS It's actually quite annoying to press the button repeatedly if you have a large number of games on there. I would just wait as really there isn't any benefit if you already have a gateway that works.

    Also something to keep in mind is that the new 9.X exploit looks the most hassle free judging from the video. I'm hoping it's as simple as putting in the red card to enter gateway mode.
     
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    GW's new update probably won't need the blue card, switching games is a lot easier with GW than Sky and it has a lot more features plus it's cheaper.
    Once Sky3DS gets blocked, it might be blocked forever, it will never have emuNAND or firmware spoofing so you'll be limited to the games supported by your 3DS firmware version if you want to keep using the Sky3DS.
    I see no reason to get a Sky3DS over a GW at this point. Maybe in the future when GW is blocked in the factory firmware and your only option for a new 3DS is Sky3DS, but as long as you are able to use GW it's a much better option.
     
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    I'm very worried the new gateway update will lose a lot of features of the 4.5 gateway. For example, can you still back up your sysnand? It doesn't look like there'll be a gateway menu anymore...
     
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    I guess I never thought about pushing the button (especially large files on micro card) until you find the game you want, good point. I do hope it's easy to just use one card with the new 9.x firmware. Thanks for the help
     
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    Does gateway lag at all if you have a lot of roms on the microsd card in the red/white card
     
  9. elm
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    Yes, you're right about the emuNand. So I will stick with just keeping my GW and wait patiently for the update. Thanks everyone for the help in deciding!
     
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    I use a 32gb card and I never noticed a lag when using the GW.
     
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    SKY3DS

    Pros

    + Supports Compatible with latest firmware to date V9.4.0-21 U E J

    + Supports online gameplay but .... ---> read the cons

    + Does not require a DS Mode flashcart for installation

    + Plug and Play use, no need for executing any exploit

    + Useful status LED indicating when the flashcart is busy

    + Confirmed to work on the New 3DS

    Cons

    - no not all 3DS games are supports some of the game got issues

    - Does not support homebrew (unless through NINJHAX), no CIA

    - no region free game USA EUROPE JAPAN you can only play the game with your system region

    - no eShop games

    - you can not burn a game some time you will need to wait for the sky3ds team release

    a new template file contain your game to let you burn the game

    that why you will get this message

    the file "your game .3ds" have no resource date yet please update the template.txt

    - you cannot play online game you will get this

    Error Code 002-0123 some of the old or new template sky3ds team forgot to patch the online header

    that why a lot of people get Error Code 002-0123

    yes i know you can play online but sky3ds team

    need to patch the header in the template file to let you play online

    - not like Gateway you cannot just drag and drop as many games into your MicroSD card

    - Can only store up to 31 games for now....

    can not burn more then 31 game yes i have test them

    128GB 64GB 32GB micro sd card red button & blue button sky3ds cards

    - Relatively high price

    6 out of 10
     
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    Awesome list, thanks
     
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    Do you have a blue button sky? and is it 31 games per SD?
     
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    yes i have the red button & blue button sky3ds cards you can only store up to 31 games for now....

    you can not burn more then 31 game yes i have test them 128GB 64GB 32GB micro sd card

    yes 31 games micro per sd card

    see when you burn 31 game it will not let you burn more then 31 game look you will get this message

    i have total free is 4402 MB left

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    So sky3ds cannot play homebrew .3ds files? I know it can't play .cia files, but what if I compile my homebrew app to get a .3ds file?
     
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    is a no for now waiting .... maybe someone here at gbatemp.net can modify template file to let us burn games or homebrew

    no you can not play homebrew .3ds files

    yes i know you compile your homebrew app to get a .3ds file

    you can not burn a game or homebrew .3ds some time you will need to wait for the sky3ds team release

    a template file contain your game or homebrew .3ds to let you burn the game or homebrew

    that why you will get this message

    the file "your game or homebrew .3ds" have no resource date yet please update the template.txt
     
  17. Thomas12345

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    oh ok thx. So users cannot edit the template.txt file? that sounds very bad
     
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    is a no for now waiting .... maybe someone here at gbatemp.net can modify template file to let us burn games or homebrew

    - you can not burn a game some time you will need to wait for the sky3ds team release

    a new template file contain your game to let you burn the game

    that why you will get this message

    the file "your game .3ds" have no resource date yet please update the template.txt
     
  19. WaterBotttle

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    I haven't tried it, but I would assume that because it "emulates" a game on a 1:1 basis that only games signed/verified by Nintendo would run. So even if you converted it and a template was available it still wouldn't be able to run a home-brew .3ds file (Never heard of one on a side note).
     
  20. xps2

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    @ WaterBotttle how did you converted it a template file modify template file to let us burn games or homebrew??