Thinking of buying a 3ds flash card, which one should I buy?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Pendraggon, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Pendraggon
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    Hi, I want to purchase either a gateway or a sky3ds flash card, I am only really concerned about being able to play games like smash bros online with my friends, so I suppose it would have to be able to be on the latest 3ds version as well. I am also only interested in really playing roms, none of that homebrew stuff etc.

    Which one should I get? Can you tell me what's bad about the other one, if you can?
     
  2. koyuki38

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    What is the version of your 3DS ?
     
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    9.9.0
     
  4. vonfnas

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    DSTWO PLUS looks good, but I have no idea if it actually IS good.
    It's 3DS/DS/GBA/SNES all in one card supposedly.
     
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    Wow, the dstwo looks really nice, I didn't know it existed. From owners of the dstwo, can you play online and can you not get banned etc. does it work on the latest firmware?
     
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    If your Firmware is 9.9, your only option for playing 3DS roms is Sky3DS.

    Gateway and the DSTwo+ require 9.2 or below for playing 3DS roms.
     
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    Is there a way to downgrade to the 9.2 patch?
     
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    Nand mod
     
  9. subcon959

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    Not unless you made a nand dump while you were previously on 9.2
     
  10. Pendraggon
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    Well, looks like I'm not getting a flashcard then. I looked up online play with sky 3ds and you need a private header to play online so there's really no point, oh well.
     
  11. subcon959

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    The best option is to sell your current 3DS and get one on 9.2 or less. Probably won't work out much more than a Sky3DS.

    I bought a brand new Ice White 3DS from a shop the other day and it came with 2.1 FW. For those in UK, it was Argos.
     
  12. nightbreed813

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    With the sky there is lots of information on how to get a private header. I Don't have a sky my self but my coworker does and he plays online. Says it is easy once you learn how.
     
  13. MrJason005

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    You can buy a cheap shovelware to get a private header and dump it, there are many ways besides using a hacked 3DS.
     
  14. Quantumcat

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    To dump a header you need an exploitable 3DS though.
     
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    I've read guides using nothing but powersaves and USB dongles
     
  16. Quantumcat

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    That's true, but in that case it is no longer a really cheap solution.
     
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    I talked about getting an online sports game for cheap instead of Pokemon OR, not the hardware required.
    That could add up, yes
     
  18. Pendraggon
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    Hmm, didn't think you could just get a header from another game, that's resourceful thinking. Still, from the sounds of it I still need a 9.2 DS huh?