What flash carts do I need (if any)?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ethanwa79, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. ethanwa79

    ethanwa79 Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    United States
    I am just getting back into the DS game after a long time and I need some help. Here is what I now have:

    New Nintendo 3DS XL (11.2.35U)
    Sky3DS+ (Orange with V130)
    An old DSTWO flash cart (not the + version)

    I am trying to play the following in the most native way with the best speed possible: 3DS, DS, GBA, GBC, GB, SNES, NES.

    Obviously the Sky3DS+ is used for 3DS games. And I've installed homebrew emulators for SNES, NES, GBC, and GB.

    What flash cart do I need to play DS games? And what about GBA... what's the best way to play them with no lag in audio and gameplay? I haven't used my DSTWO in years... is it worthless now with the system/firmware that I have?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Last edited by ethanwa79, Feb 23, 2017
  2. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 17, 2015
    DS Two runs gba games with great speed thanks to its built-in processor and the gbatemp, I mean, tempgba emulator designed for it.

    The n3ds is fast enough to emulate the others you mentioned.

    I'll see if my dstwo works on my n3ds brb

    Edit: Nevermind, my DS Two doesn't even fit the n3ds card slot and I'm not going to force it. It seems different than the DSi XL slot.
    Last edited by netovsk, Feb 23, 2017
  3. Jerrysdkgf159

    Jerrysdkgf159 Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    R4i gold 3ds is good choice for playing NDS games
  4. nechigawara

    nechigawara Citizen of Gamindustri

    Oct 14, 2006
    For 3DS + GBA + GB + GBC game, would you consider install A9LH too?
    With A9LH + Luma3DS, you can play 3DS + GBA + GB + GBC directly without flashcards.

    There is 2 things you need to know about 3DS hacking.
    1. 3DS exploit: This is a way allow to run somethings that normally can't run such as homebrew, etc. Example of 3DS exploit are menuhax, arm9loaderhax, fasthax, etc.
    2. 3DS CFW: This is what you want to allow your 3DS to add more function to FW, such as out of region cart load, pirating, ETC. This one need 3DS exploit to be able to run. Example of CFW is Luma3DS. ReiNAND, Corbenik.
    The choices you have now is Installing Arm9loaderhax (A9LH) Exploit with Luma3DS CFW. Can be done by following this guide: http://3ds.guide/. This setting is mostly safe from removed by Nintendo. The problem is, this setting require user to hack into 3DS System files. So it has a small risk of brick. But, if you're understand and following every step of the guide I gave you correctly. Even though you bricked, it can still be fix by hardmod.

    You better do this now since your FW is mostly perfect for this. 11.3 right now is hopeless.

    For DS Flashcard
    @Crystal the Glaceon recommend: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149
    Support R4 Wood kernel with RTS + Cheat
    @gnmmarechal recommend: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=146
    Support RTS + Cheat

    About Wood R4
  5. ethanwa79

    ethanwa79 Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    United States
    Just for an update... using a guide I found here on GBATemp, I was able to get my DSTWO firmware updated and working on my system. I can now play all games via the DSTWO and Sky3DS+. No need for homebrew or custom firmware. Thanks for the help everyone.
    netovsk likes this.
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