Two unrelated Questions

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Deathbot64, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Deathbot64
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    Well first i guess i should start with the easier question.

    A few months back I saw on reddit that someone was able to launch a pre loaded game (not pre installed) with FBI before the game was really released. (I am pretty sure it was the new kirby game). So I was wondering if this was still possible to do with a hacked 3ds or if ninty has patched this out as I would love to be able to play the new pokemon games this fall before they come out so I can play one of them well I wait in line during the midnight release to get the other game.

    Before I ask my next question I should explain my 3ds setup. I'm running a New 3ds XL with menuhax into bootmanager on sysnand 9.2 running two emunands I can choose from in bootmanager, the first one being a Japanese Gateway Emunand to play pokemon in and the second being a US emunand running Luma, both of which are up to date firmware wise as of this typing.

    Now with the release of the new A9LH guide, which apparently makes it easier to install I was wondering if it would be worth it to finally install A9LH without messing up my setup to much. Is it possible to have it go from A9LH into bootmanager so I can still have my two different emunands running from the same card? Or should I just stay with Menuhax?

    Thanks for the help
     
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    The reason why they were able to play the Kirby game early was because the full game leaked online before it came out. You'll be able to do it with Pokemon if the game leaks early, but that might not happen.

    To switch to A9LH, make a backup of your emunand and restore that at the end of the guide when it tells you to restore your sysnand backup.
     
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    The Kirby game was playable early due to the fact it released early in Japan and had the English language files on the cart for the Pokemon games as they are simultaneously releasing in Japan and north America so unless a dump of the game leaks you won't be able to play it early.
     
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    I know the game did leak from Japan but I am pretty sure it was an American 3ds that downloaded that pre loaded the game before it was released. Also restoring the emunand at the end of the process wouldnt help as I want 2 emunands running from the same card like I have now.

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    thats a link to someone launching kirby before the release date using fbi, so I am trying to figure out if this is still possible or not
     
    Last edited by Deathbot64, Aug 24, 2016 - Reason: added a video link
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    The person had custom firmware which allowed them to play the game, and Kirby games aren't region locked, so the language automatically switched to English. Pokemon games also aren't region locked, but they launch in every region at the same time, so the only chance of it leaking early is if someone with a review copy has A9LH and dumps the game, which probably won't happen.

    Once you have A9LH, you can create a new emunand and use two at the same time.
     
  6. Deathbot64
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    Look at the video I posted, they werent using the Japanese game for it. And is it that easy to setup two nands on A9LH?
     
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    I'm not sure if the game would be playable though because when you preload the game, it downloads most of the files, so there could be a few files missing. It's also possible that the video is fake and they showed the preloaded game and loaded the Japanese game, but there's no way to know.

    To set up an emunand using A9LH, make backups of both of your nands before installing A9LH, then go through the normal emunand setup after installing A9LH and restore your nand backups.