What exactly is limiting the software between carts?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ryokoseigo, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. ryokoseigo
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    What makes the Gateway cart any different then the R4i gold deluxe in terms of what software you can install on it?

    It seems to be clear that you cant simply buy a R4i and just toss gateway on it, else everyone would buy the cheaper r4i, but why is it you cant do this? For that matter, all the clones that came out/will come out?

    I'm considering picking up a gateway atm, but I've been wondering what the physical difference is between the two. I'm afraid I'll pickup the gateway and in a few months the hardware you use wont matter as someone will have a device that can run anyone's software (hopefully not cuz then devs wont work on it anymore...)
    I joined the ps3 jailbreaking club when it first started and I remember almost getting screwed on buying a ps3key type device, then weeks later you could do it with anything, a calculator or a cheap 20$ board. The software to do the hack was usable on any device that could run the code, not simply one device coded by some group.
     
  2. Kakkoii

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    Nothing. The others are clones of Gateway and use Gateway's software on their own. They have beta access to Gateway firmware and release videos of the beta firmware as "proof" they are doing their own work.

    Stick with a gateway for now. The others have given no real proof they are actually doing development of their own, a video showing off features Gateway already announced is not proof.
     
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    Don't spread rumors as facts. There is no proof that they used a beta of gateways 2.0 in that video. They are well known in the nds scene for having a well updated flashcart and they are more than likely capable of doing their own software.

    The hardware is different. Software is mostly the same but not entirely.
     
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    Stick with gateway, the clones just copy each of their firmware
     
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    Interesting coming from Normmatt, Guess it comes down to who releases first for most ppl ;)
     
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    personally i wouls stick with gateway, because the above facts (altough there isn't any proof that they copied their 2.0 firmware, they did with the 1.2 firware)

    But nobody will blame you if you want to save some bucks and go with 3dslink or an r4 (except some fanboys). my guess is that in the end they both hve the same fuetures set, but gateway only has the updates a little bit earlier
     
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    It's no more false than the claim they aren't doing that. Both have no solid proof to support them, thus it's still best to stick with Gateway for now. (although i'd personally say wait a while longer if you can and see how things play out)
     
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    luigi90210 GBAtemp Regular

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    if there is no proof of either happening, why purposely spread one thats worse?

    see you have absolutely no proof that they did this, yet you say it like it was a fact that they are doing this

    unless you have proof the "clones" are stealing gateway's code, you should probably stop saying they do like its been proven, it makes you look like a gateway fanboy(which you probably are based on your posts)
     
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  9. Kakkoii

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    Lmao, so much butthurt. I see you're always looking to argue with people. I'm merely putting forth my beliefs, it's a free and open internet ;) So many others go around here touting the same about 3DSLink, only seems fair to put it into perspective.
    (and no, I don't even own a Gateway, since my 3DS is up to date (Link Between Worlds edition).)
     
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    you sound like one of those overly religious people who go around bashing gay marriage when they have been divorced, just FYI, you dont even own a gateway yet you are defending their company like they are gods, heck you sure talk like you do own a gateway(evident in your first post)

    the fact that you are spreading around something bad about a company when you have no proof is just strengthening my point here, and hell you are even making my point abundantly clear with your half assed rebuttal and off topic personal attacks, im not looking for an argument, i never am, i just call people like you out on the bullshit you pull over everyone and preaching your "beliefs" as facts(evident with your first post)

    i can tell you i would not have said anything to you if you said you believe r4i and link3ds copies gateway files
    what i find funny is that you like every other gateway fanboy go around bashing the newer 3ds flashcards, why do you do it? i have no idea and whats even funnier is your reasoning as to why you should spread around your beliefs as fact, you're doing the exact opposite in fact
    putting it into perspective, HA! you're doing nothing more than flashcard bashing

    oh and FYI, you dont need to own something to be a fanboy, i know several people who fanboy over iphones, androids, cars, ect. without owning them
     
  11. Kakkoii

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    tl:dr; The butthurt is strong in this one.
     
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  12. ryokoseigo
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    I didnt make this post so people could argue if people are stealing code or not >.>

    So the end answer to this is that the hardware itself is different enough that you cant run software from the others? Couldnt one smart person just make edits to make it work on another hardware?
    Also if someone released a clone of the current gateway, wouldnt that be compatible will all firmware of gateway then?

    Bought a gateway either way.
     
  13. Kakkoii

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    The hardware is still basically the same, the layouts are just different for the most part. So the code isn't going to work right off the bat, a few tweaks need to be made, that's all.