Way to cheat on 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Badda, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    What are the current possibilities to cheat on 3DS?
    I know about Gateway (flash card) and NTR (CFW). However, as I read NTR only has a very small cheats database. Are there any more possibilities to cheat? What are the pros and cons of each possibility?
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,420
    4,741
    Mar 17, 2010
    Norway
    Alola
    The NTR cheat database is reasonably big, and it has a lot of stuff that Gateway doesn't. Some of the cheats are JPN only though. There's also ARCodes that you run through the browser (9.5.0-22 max) and save editors like PkHex.
     
  3. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,917
    1,210
    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    There is also the Action Replay Powersaves dongle, although save editors have essentially been made redundant with all of the advances in the homebrew cheat engines.
     
  4. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Thanks for the feedback ... That's all there is? Two hardware solutions (Gateway & Action Replay) and one software (NTR)?
    Ist there a plan to include it in any common CFW like rxTools?
     
    Last edited by Badda, Mar 1, 2016
  5. Ekaitz

    Ekaitz Pokémon Master

    Member
    606
    214
    Jun 13, 2010
    France
    Lens
    It is not a priority at the moment but I read that rxTools have plans for this. (or the future "rxCFW" or something like that, because the "tools" should disappear for Decrypt9 integration)
     
  6. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,917
    1,210
    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    You can add KazoWAR's ARCODE to that list too. Works with the Spider browser exploit (O3DS only)
     
  7. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,152
    196
    Feb 28, 2016
    If you have a sky 3ds, sky3ds plus, or even if you have no cfw you can use hex editors to edit your own save files for any games. It's not hard to do but it can be time consuming.

    P.S I've read that the sky3DS plus creates a game db for each game, maybe the db can be edited without a hex editor and instead a text editor can be used. I don't know all that much about db files.
     
    Last edited by jimmyleen, Mar 1, 2016
  8. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Ok, thanks for the input. That means for me:
    If I don't want to spend money and buy some new hardware, I need to get NTR or use ARCodes.
    If I want it to work offline, my only option ist NTR.
    Is there a way to convert Action Replay/Gateway compatible cheat codes into codes that can be used by NTR?
     
    Last edited by Badda, Mar 1, 2016
  9. aos10

    aos10 look at me,shitposting about GW,i am so cool

    Member
    2,826
    635
    Apr 10, 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    AR codes does work above 9.5?
    I thought it was patched

    Also, it's called NTR , it's an app you run on emunand then you can start the game you want to cheat in it.
     
    Badda likes this.
  10. jagerstaffel

    jagerstaffel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    129
    Aug 20, 2008
    United States
    I use this on my Emunand. OP, it works great with RXtools, on latest 10.6 firmware, all you have to do is get the spider browser from that iso site, use BigBlueMenu to delete the old browser and install the spider browser cia. Hello AR3DS codes :D
     
  11. GothicIII

    GothicIII GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    134
    Jan 4, 2015
    Gambia, The
    No you can't hexedit *.sav files directly. They are encrypted with the game header. You need savedatafiler etc. to decrypt the save so you can edit it. Without a working cfw/homerewlauncher/cheatdongle there is no other method of editing savefiles Im aware of.
     
    Last edited by GothicIII, Mar 1, 2016
  12. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Haha ok :-) Edited it

    Can NTR be run in Sysnand?
     
    Last edited by Badda, Mar 1, 2016
  13. aos10

    aos10 look at me,shitposting about GW,i am so cool

    Member
    2,826
    635
    Apr 10, 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    No
     
  14. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    What happens if I run it in SysNand?
     
  15. Joom

    Joom  ❤❤❤

    Member
    3,696
    2,467
    Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    You can't. Also, you can use NTR with Aurora Wright's ReiNand mod.
     
  16. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Does that mean, if I use arm9loaderhax, AuReiNand and NTR on my O3DS, I have something a lot better than Gateway and can throw away my Gateway card?
    :grog::grog::grog:
     
  17. Joom

    Joom  ❤❤❤

    Member
    3,696
    2,467
    Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    I wouldn't say throw it away, but pretty much.
     
  18. Badda
    OP

    Badda Member

    Newcomer
    22
    1
    Feb 26, 2016
    Gambia, The
    I was looking into NTR a bit and what I saw disappointed me. There is no way to download a cheat-database (as for Gateway or Action Replay). The only possibility is to look for cheat plug-ins for each single game at a time at a Chinese site which hardly contains any plug-ins for US or EUR games. That really sucks ...