Sky3DS With Homebrew Menu?

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  1. TheDuckMan64
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    Anyone know if it would be possible to make a Sky3DS homebrew that could cycle through the 3ds games via a list/some kind of list that would let you pick which one to load?
     
  2. duwen

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    Not possible.
     
  3. TheDuckMan64
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    Why is that?
     
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    Because the Sky cart emulates a real cartridge - the only way you could get a menu system to work would be by somehow creating (reverse engineering) a homebrew app of diskwriter... IF it were possible to create a menu system by reverse enigineering diskwriter and recoding it to work as a homebrew app (to read the Sky data the same way diskwriter does), it would only be useful for seeing a menu of what's on the cart - it wouldn't be possible to launch anything without pressing the button to cycle through the contents like you have to do anyway.
     
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    But what if someone did reprogram a diskwriter alternative in a .3dsx format which could then skip games and cycle, for example, from game 2 to game 7?

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    It could make the Sky3DS think it cycled, when actually the app is cycling through the games itself and just telling the cart what to load
     
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    Seriously, forget this idea. It's not possible. No one's even managed a 'third party' pc alternative to disk writer - it's def not happening in 3dsx... and even if it did, it wouldn't be able to cycle the contents of the cart without something physically pushing the button for you - it would only function as a list of the cards contents.
     
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    The SKY3DS cannot run .3dsx files, only .3ds ROMS and therefore its behaviour is restricted to what retail games can and cannot do. The game cycling feature is a hardware action and therefore software mods aren't useful.
     
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    You're misunderstanding OP's original request; he was asking for a homebrew app (3dsx on the console, loaded via homebrew launcher) that could read and launch files stored on the Sky3ds.
     
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    Ah, I see. But even then, the SKY3DS is only capable of simulating one ROM/cartridge at a time and can't allow any homebrew software to view the entire contents of its SD card at once, right?
     
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    Yep, that's kind of what I said in my earlier replies.
     
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    Homebrew is able to access a 3ds retail cartridge, right?
     
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    Homebrew is able to access a 3ds retail cartridge, right?
     
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    Homebrew is able to access a 3ds retail cartridge, right?
     
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    Homebrew is able to access a 3ds retail cartridge, right?

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    Whoops, did not mean to quadruple-post that 0_o
     
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    Don't count on it happening. That's all I'll say.
     
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    we (i) don't even know if it is possible to read the micro sd from the sky3ds cartridge.
    it might be physically impossible with how the hardware is, so if that is the case - not possible.
    if it not the case - it's possible... :)