Tomadachi Life won't load???

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Edster, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Edster
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    Is there a trick to load this game on Gateway. I have the latest 2.3b launcher file. I updated my 3DS and all previous games work fine but this title just sits at the 3DS logo and never loads. I tried another rip and it does the exact same thing. I have a Class 4 SD card in my 3DS. I read that some cards should be Class 10 but then why do all the other games work? :wacko:
     
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    Keed in mind this game is a CARD2 type which means the savegame is saved in the rom itself so if you trimmed it, it wont work.
     
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    Don't trim the file.
     
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    It took what seemed like forever for it to load the first time, for me at least.
     
  5. Edster
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    I don't think it is trimmed. Maybe I need to wait for it. I left it for 5 min and thought it was dead but the lights to blink. Thought it was stuck in a loop. I'll try again and post result.
    Thanks
     
  6. Abcdfv

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    Try a different rom? it might be a bad dump.
     
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    I had this problem too -- the thing is you have to backup everything from your internal 3DS SD card (make sure you have a backup of your NAND too), use the Gateway menu to format Emunand, boot into Gateway mode, make sure that there is a "GW3D" before the firmware version in your settings, and then use an internet connection to update your emunand to the latest firmware.

    I had never used emunand, so I had the exact same problem as you, but it's apparently necessary now to play games with the new copy protection.
     
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    yeah any 7.x encrypted games NEED emunand installed and updated to run
     
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    Oh that kinda sucks. I didn't wan tot bother with emunand but I guess now i have to. I'll do a tons of reading before I proceed. Thanks for the tip.

     
  11. Reecey

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    Tom. Life is a fantastic game when you get stuck into it and worth updating your emunand just to play it in my opinion, I'm enjoying it immensely at the moment and I had no time for it when I read what sort of game it was at first. :)
     
  12. Edster
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    Great success. I updated my Emunand and it works great.

    Question. I don't have launcher.dat on my SD card. Do I need it? I am assuming yes for the older games? Also, can I just copy back my old save games onto the SD?

    Thanks for your help!

     
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    I would recommend having launcher.dat, I didn't even know gateway worked without it.
     
  14. Rinth

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    Not having launcher.dat sounds extremely fishy. Are you sure you didn't accidentally just update your system NAND?
     
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    he probably just overlooked it as gateway copies itself back on when you format emunand....so maybe he just though "oooh i didn't have to copy it on"

    gateway would not work without a launcher file