[Tutorial]The Homebrew Launcher Emulators all-in-one Noob's Guide (SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/NES)

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    So you just installed the Homebrew Launcher and tried out some cool 3ds themes but you already want to do more on your 3ds? In this thread I'll help you install and get running all of the best emulators available for the 3ds atm. You don't need to know anything about the 3ds scene to get started just follow these steps and by the end of the guide you'll be familiar with how the homebrew launcher apps are set up and more. :teach:

    Here you'll find how to install the following Emulators:
    Blue ones are recommended for Old 3DS users.
    BlargSnes (SNES Emulator)
    CitrAGB (GBA Emulator)
    GameYob (GB/GBC Emulator)
    FCEUMM3D (NES Emulator)

    mGBA New (GBA Emulator)
    Handy 3DS (Atari Linx Emulator)

    Mednafen NGP (RetroArch Neo Geo Pocket Color Emulator)
    PokeMini 3DS (Pokemon Mini Emulator)

    3DSSpectrum (ZX Spectrum Emulator)
    Genesis Plus GX (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System and Game Gear Emulator)
    Mednafen Virtual Boy (RetroArch Virtual Boy Emulator)

    Mednafen WonderSwan (RetroArch WonderSwan Color Emulator)
    FBA CPS-1 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 1 Emulator)
    FBA CPS-2 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 2 Emulator)
    FBA Neo Geo (RetroArch Neo Geo Emulator)
    QuickNES (NES Emulator)
    CatSFC (SNES Emulator)

    Pcsx ReARMed
    (Playstation 1 Emulator)
    GpSP (Fast GBA Emulator)
    New! Picodrive (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System Emulator)


    If you still don't have the Homewbrew Launcher installed check my other tutorial first
    [Tutorial]The Homebrew Launcher and Custom Themes all-in-one Noob's Guide

    Important tip!

    Important tip (App Placement)

    BlargSnes (SNES Emulator)

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    Setting up BlargSnes (SNES Emulator)
    GpSP (Fast GBA Emulator)

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    Note: Best choice for New 3ds!
    Setting up GpSP(Fast GBA Emulator)

    mGBA New (GBA Emulator)

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    Note: Most games may run slow

    Setting up mGBA (GBA Emulator)

    CitrAGB (GBA Emulator)


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    Note: Most games may run slow

    Setting up CitrAGB (GBA Emulator)

    GameYob (GB/GBC Emulator)


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    Setting up GameYob (GB/GBC Emulator)

    FCEUMM3DS (NES Emulator)


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    Setting up FCEUMM3DS (NES Emulator)

    Handy 3DS (Atari linx Emulator)

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    Setting up Handy 3DS (Atari linx Emulator)

    Mednafen NGP (RetroArch Neo Geo Pocket Color Emulator)

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    Setting up Mednafen NGP (RetroArch Neo Geo Pocket Color Emulator)

    PokeMini 3DS (Pokemon Mini Emulator)

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    Setting up PokeMini 3DS (Pokemon Mini Emulator)

    3DSSpectrum (ZX Spectrum Emulator)

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    Setting up 3DSSpectrum (ZX Spectrum Emulator)

    Genesis Plus GX (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System and Game Gear Emulator)

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    Setting up Genesis Plus GX (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System and Game Gear Emulator)

    Mednafen Virtual Boy (RetroArch Virtual Boy Emulator)

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    Setting up Mednafen Virtual Boy (RetroArch Virtual Boy Emulator)

    Mednafen WonderSwan (RetroArch WonderSwan Color Emulator)

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    Setting up Mednafen WonderSwan (RetroArch WonderSwan Color Emulator)

    FBA CPS-1 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 1 Emulator)

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    Setting up FBA CPS-1 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 1 Emulator)

    FBA CPS-2 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 2 Emulator)


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    Setting up FBA CPS-2 (RetroArch Capcom Play System 2 Emulator)

    FBA Neo Geo (RetroArch Neo Geo Emulator)

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    Setting up FBA Neo Geo (RetroArch Neo Geo Emulator)

    QuickNES (NES Emulator)

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    Setting up QuickNES (NES Emulator)

    CatSFC (SNES Emulator)

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    Setting up CatSFC (SNES Emulator)

    Pcsx ReARMed (Playstation 1 Emulator)

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    Setting up Pcsx ReARMed (Playstation 1 Emulator)

    Picodrive (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System Emulator)

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    Picodrive (RetroArch Sega Genesis-Master System Emulator)



    You now have installed some of the best Emulators available for the 3ds. Hope this guide was helpful.:yay:

    Thanks to the awesome Developers and their teams that made all of this possible!!

    My main language is not english but I hope you could all understand me. I'll be on the look for any typos I may have.


    Thanks to
    StapleButter and his team for BlargSnes
    shinyquagsire23 and his team for CitrAGB
    Drenn and Steveice10 for GameYob 3ds
    Steveice10 again for FCEUMM3DS
    endrift for mGBA
    nop90 and hippy dave for Handy 3DS
    seagal112 for Neopop
    nop90 again for PokeMini 3DS
    seagal112 again for 3DSSpectrum
    Radius4, aliaspider, Twinaphex and all the LibRetro Team for Genesis Plus GX, Mednafen Virtual Boy, Mednafen WonderSwan and all of the RetroArch ports.
    and smealum and his team for the Homebrew Launcher and all that he has done for the 3ds scene.
     
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    Nice guide. Another tip: the folder name must be the same as the .3dsx file.
     
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    Thanks I'll add it! :)
     
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    Very nice guide! Thank you :bow:
     
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    I have tried to do borders now on my Gameyob games and my Snes ones and its not happening at all:(
     
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    Hmmm:unsure: did you download the border or did you make one? As long as your snes border is in the root of the sd card and it's named blargSnesBorder.bmp it should be applied automatically. If you are not on full sceen mode.
     
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    Downloaded from the links provided and its named exactly and in the root
     
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    Try with another one. The only thing I can think of is that the border it's corrupted. The same goes for gameyob borders.Hope it works.
     
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    Updated the OP with the guide on how to set up mGBA :yay: :yaysp::gba:
     
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    can someone send me or give a link in the comments for a lot of homebrews because I got some on the website but people have chmm and other emulators or apps like prboom3ds and I don't no where to download them plz help email is Zacsell2468@yahoo.com
     
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    hmmm... added mGBA but still no section for Handy and Neopop....
     
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    Like myself I assume most people don't even know what those are. I don't know if it's worth adding them without the demand or interest. I assume better version of their games got ported for emulators that are on this guide. If not let me know one exclusive that's worth installing those emulators having the options already provided.
     
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    No.

    Handy is an Atari Lynx emulator, Neopop is a Neo Geo Pocket Color emulator.

    Can't really call it a noobs guide to emulators and only feature the select handful that everyone's aware of - it ought to be a one-stop thread for ALL emulators on the 3ds.
     
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    I called it a noobs guide because I tryed to explained the easiest way to install the emulators that are mentioned in the thread title and I did what the title said I would do. Still thanks for your feedback.
     
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    It's a good thread, and it's probably invaluable to the noobs out there - it just struck me as a bit misleading, as it kind of implies that the only emu's for the system are the ones featured.
    The threads for Neopop and Handy can be found quite easily on the forums if you want to check them out and maybe work them into your guide.
     
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    I'll try to work on it tonight. It will be a chance for me to try out those two emulators myself. I can see where the confusion might come from as in the title it says all in one and then secify (SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/NES). By all in one I meant all guides for the stated emulators on one thread instead of all emulators :O
     
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    Updated the OP with the guides on how to set up Handy 3DS and Neopop. :yay:
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to add those to the guide - the more people that get into the lesser known emulators the better it is for the future development of them, as well as encouragment to the talented coders out there that might be thinking about developing an emulator for a system not already catered for.
     
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