Who can tell me the difference between the DSTWO Plus et Gateway 3ds?

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  1. monique
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    Just comme le title, I wander to know the difference between Supercard DSTWO Plus and the Gateway 3ds. People said that dstwo plus used the plugin of Gatway3ds, so a DSTWO Plus can instead of Gateway 3ds?
    Could you tell me more about this question? I haven't seen much infomations on the internet.
     


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    Basically, Gateway is the original flashcard.

    DSTWO+ Is emulating the gateway 3ds, so basically, it's a clone.
     
  3. ShadowOne333

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    Gateway has 3DS ROM support mainly.
    The DSTWO uses a plugin to emulate all of GW's features, along with built in DS, SNES and GBA ROM support.
     
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    dstwo plus is basically gw red cart clone + dstwo in one cart.
     
  5. monique
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    Thanks, whether a DSTWO Plus can replace the Gateway 3ds? I know that Gateway3ds is the best flashcard for console V4.1-9.2, but dstwo plus is a flashcard 4 in 1, and it's easier to use, so I realy want to buy on, but I don't know if lDSTWO Plus can instead of Gateway3ds.
     
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    last time gw cart got cloned, something happened. it may or may not happen again.
    use cfw.
    if you want ds flashcart, you can consider dstwo+.
    if you use it as gw red cart, only use recommended launcher.dat
     
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    :(Now I feel more confused, to buy or not to buy, that's a question...
     
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    use cfw.
     
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    it must be that hard to read from two different websites to see what they can offer....MUST BE.
     
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    That is the reason why i don't like the gateway team. To tear up someone's machine because they did not buy their product is wrong. They should have focused on the clone card's hardware. I'm planning to get the DStwo+ .
     
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    Cfw doesn't load DS Roms, and installing .cia files is significantly less convenient than loading .3ds files.

    The only downside is that Gateway hasn't made a themehax exploit. I'd make much more use out of my Gateway if they did that.
     
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    why not steer clear of gateways work and buy a sky3ds if you object to their tactics so much
     
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    i don't like gw team's way to handle clones as well.
    but i don't like the fact that dstwo team doesn't make their own launcher even if the cart has the same capability as gw cart, if they does make their own launcer. they could offer more features even if they were just existing cfw features such as coldboot, dg mset for old models, gba/dsi support for o3ds, screenshoot, maybe run .3dsx from cart and more.
    and make their customer to use gw launcher is putting them on danger (may not happen though, since last clones use modified launcher, this time the clone is using the exact same launcher)
     
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    In fact, I don't know too much about flashcard, so what's a CFW, it's a difficult for me, and can't understant clearly what you said...
     
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    to gamesquest1, by what i have read about the sky3DS, it's life span is in question.
     
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    yeah but if you have a 4.x-9.2 3ds you can use cia files of games that use the new AP, my point is that your not proving a point by buying a clone card....you still use gateways work....except you put yourself at their mercy, its like saying "i think coke is bad for you, so im going to buy coke in a bottle branded as pepsi"...its the same sh*t in the bottle
     
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    CFW lets you enter a similar mode to Gateway, you can play installed cia files but can't run .3ds files directly from the GW cartridge. It is free, as opposed to having to buy the GW card. I have two tutorials in my sig, one for new 3ds and one for old 3ds and 2ds.
     
  18. Tony_93

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    CFW means custom firmware, is when you run an official firmware but with some modifications in the code that allow you to do things that you wouldn't be able to normally do (play unsigned games in this case).

    They are free since they are files that you put in a SD card and then use an exploit to run them.

    The most popular CFW for old 3DS is rxTools, you can read more about installation here:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

    You can do a Google search in your own language too, I'm pretty sure lots of people have done translations to all languages.
     
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    With the DSTWO+ you basically get two solid flashcarts for the price of one, and in addition to that it's cheaper than the Gateway. You can use one cart for all your DS, 3DS, SNES and GBA needs (though the latter two might still be better in native 3DS mode on a n3DS) and never need to swap it out.
    It IS a clone though, it's not endorsed by Gateway, and they might stop it from working with future Gateway updates. That's the risk you're taking when buying a DSTWO+.
    However, SC have a great track record, and I don't think they would risk their reputation on a clone unless they were certain that it can't be blocked by a Gateway update.
    Gateway has made some rather questionable decisions in the past, not to say that SuperCard cloning another company's cart isn't questionable, but I trust SC team over Gateway.

    But, bottom line is, the DSTWO+ is relying on Gateway to provide future updates with new features, support etc. and if everyone buys the DSTWO+ instead then Gateway have no incentive to continue improving their cart, so by buying a DSTWO+ you are not just hurting the Gateway team and the chances of them providing updates and improvements, but you are hurting your chances of getting further updates and improvements for the DSTWO+ as well. If you have the money you should support the Gateway team who did all the work that made this possible.
    Either that, or get CFW. If you are on the lookout for a DS flashcart though, getting a DSTWO+ over a DSTWO is a reasonable decision since you get more features and a faster onboard CPU for not much more money.
     
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