Want to buy Gateway 3DS, have questions

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by faster7, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. faster7
    OP

    faster7 Member

    Newcomer
    37
    1
    Nov 2, 2013
    United States
    I'm interested in buying a Gateway 3DS card and I wanna know where its development is at. I own a supercard DSTWO and am very satisfied with it.

    1. How mature is it? Is it at the functionality and stability level of the supercard DSTWO?

    2. How many roms can I load into a single card?

    3. Is it able to play 3ds games released in 2016?

    4. Are there any roms that it is NOT compatible with?

    5. should I just get the supercard dstwo plus instead, since it also supports 3ds games?
     


  2. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

    Member
    1,587
    890
    Sep 17, 2010
    Belfast
    When you say SuperCard DSTWO do you mean

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Melon__Bread

    Melon__Bread ~It's A Magik~

    Member
    709
    399
    Dec 9, 2013
    United States
    1. started the piracy scene
    2. as many as the sd can hold
    3. yes
    4. not that i am aware of
    5. you should not buy any flash card. follow this guide for a free CFW for all of your piracy needs https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki

    (this is from a GW user)
     
    Last edited by Melon__Bread, Apr 24, 2016
  4. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

    Member
    3,175
    2,186
    Jan 19, 2016
    United States
    My Computer
    I'd say just go the free route. If you're planning to buy a Gateway because your system is ready for it (meaning your sysNAND's on 9.2), you're better off using another CFW, such as Luma. Does almost the exact same thing, the only difference being is you save $80.
     
  5. shinji257

    shinji257 61396C68206D61737465722072616365 :3

    Member
    325
    27
    Apr 9, 2007
    United States
    1) If you mean original DSTWO then it isn't even the same card. If you mean DSTWO PLUS then RIP because the latter one is actually a clone of Gateway 3DS.
    2) As many as you want.
    3) Maybe
    4) Unknown
    5) Nope. Do what Melon_Bread suggests.
     
    Tomato Hentai likes this.
  6. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    432
    141
    Dec 9, 2015
    United States
    Earth, GBAtemp
    the gateway team do a lot of wrong things (such as entering brick code in your system ) so therefore dont do it and try luma3ds or cakesfw
     
    Tomato Hentai likes this.
  7. Nyap

    Nyap HTML Noob

    Banned
    973
    344
    Jan 13, 2016
    That Chaos Site
    why
     
    Tomato Hentai likes this.
  8. regnad

    regnad Button Masher

    Member
    1,699
    342
    May 19, 2008
    Because I said so!
     
  9. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,161
    775
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Everyone is going to say to go the free route with CFW because it's free but with a gateway 3ds you won't have to worry about the 300 install limit or worry about installing any games at all, just drag and drop your 3ds games on a microsd card and you are good to go.
     
    Last edited by cvskid, Apr 24, 2016
  10. Nyap

    Nyap HTML Noob

    Banned
    973
    344
    Jan 13, 2016
    That Chaos Site
    ok sorry mom
    wait, theres an install limit?
     
  11. shinji257

    shinji257 61396C68206D61737465722072616365 :3

    Member
    325
    27
    Apr 9, 2007
    United States
    Generally speaking if you must go with a flashcart at least get a Sky3DS+. Then you don't have to worry about if a future firmware will support it. Yes it costs more but later on if you go with A9LH or Emunand or whatever then it will still work.
     
  12. regnad

    regnad Button Masher

    Member
    1,699
    342
    May 19, 2008
    I think you will have a hard time finding a single person on this message board that will tell you this is a good idea.

    What's your present FW version?

    For the time being, since you're clearly new to the 3DS scene and you haven't done any research, I'd shy away from Arm9LoaderHaX (A9LH). You can always do that later. You should instead simply set up MenuHax with an EmuNAND and Custom Firmware (CFW).

    The Plialect guide linked to above will get you there in the first two sections.

    Instead of section two, you can use this guide which will help you set up a boot manager.

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial...luding-emunand-coldboot-cia-installer.405589/

    The Plialect guide does not because it uses EmuNAND simply as a transition and safety net for setting up A9LH.
     
  13. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,161
    775
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Yes, you can only have up to 300 titles/apps installed at one time with the 3ds. People have been trying to figure out how to patch the limit if possible but no luck.
     
  14. regnad

    regnad Button Masher

    Member
    1,699
    342
    May 19, 2008
    Now finish your broccoli!
    There is! But 300 is a lot! I'm at about 150 right now, and that's about everything I want to play. Nintendo unfortunately isn't going to come out with another 150 games before they move on to the New New Super 4DS Advance.
     
    Quantumcat likes this.
  15. gbatemplloyd

    gbatemplloyd Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    80
    8
    Mar 29, 2016
    Italy
    people are still using gateway because of 2 things 1. cheat 2. emunand
     
  16. mudassirul

    mudassirul GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    326
    107
    Jan 13, 2010
    With gateway card you can, load up games to the cart and play roms straight away offline (or own dumps online). With CFW you need to wait a while while the s*** installs and since gateway uses a CFW too you can choose to install s*** for online play any way.
    But if you buy a GW you support the original team that made it possible and thus in effect continue their work to release updates to current GW owners.
    Either way you need to be on 9.2 or lower or downgrade to it.
     
    cvskid likes this.
  17. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,161
    775
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Also drag and drop rom support without having to install the games.
     
  18. faster7
    OP

    faster7 Member

    Newcomer
    37
    1
    Nov 2, 2013
    United States
    Will the custom cfw mess up my supercard DSTWO(not the plus version)?
    What are the cfw downsides?
     
  19. Nyap

    Nyap HTML Noob

    Banned
    973
    344
    Jan 13, 2016
    That Chaos Site
    no and nope (I think)
     
  20. faster7
    OP

    faster7 Member

    Newcomer
    37
    1
    Nov 2, 2013
    United States
    My 3ds firmware is a 2014 version. I haven't updated in 2 years.

    What are the downsides of cfw compared to flashcarts?