Why cant ds flash cards run 3ds roms?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Darkseeker109, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Darkseeker109
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    As the title says. What actually prevents ds flash cards from playing 3ds roms? Does the gateway 3ds have something that an R4I doesnt? I know ds cards only run in ds mode so thats a brick wall right there but speaking about the hardware in side the flash cards is their anything technically thats preventing the r4i running 3ds roms?
     
  2. Vengenceonu

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    Why cant Handguns shoot Shotgun shells? Why can't Nintendo 64 cartridges work on the PS4? Do you see where I'm going with this? They are completely different.
     
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    Hmm..as I understand it, they are two different modes, and the older stuff lacks the hardware to boot into 3ds mode.

    That's overly simplistic but I hope it helps.
     
  4. Schizoanalysis

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    Because when Nintendo made the 3DS, they made sure that this wouldn't work.
     
  5. IronClouds

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    Vengenceonu's response is more relevant, as it matches the OP's comprehension level a little closer.
     
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    They're completely different consoles. Vengeanceonu's response hits the nail on the head.
     
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    let me ask a rhetorical question in place of the answer why cant i play 3ds cartridges on my DS? ya see what im getting at i doubt it but ill say what i mean

    its all harware ds mode runs the hardware required for ds games while 3ds mode runs hard ware required for 3ds games and DS flash carts run in DS mode so flash carts cant run 3ds games(sides gateway and clones butt hose are 3ds mode flashcarts)
     
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    lies, Valve will never get past Half-Life 2!
     
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  15. Schizoanalysis

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    Because the little plastic nob on the top of the 3DS cart won't allow it to fit in a DS slot. That's why. :lol:
     
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    Bot what if you chip it off? Or put the 3DS game CPU into a DS game cartridge's plastic? Will your DS blow up?
     
  17. Nollog

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    What she was asking, babes, is since the gateway requires DS mode via a DS flashcart to launch gateway.dat, why can't we just use any card and launch a .dat what does everything on the SD card instead of having to pass through the 3DS Gateway card.

    Seems like a fair question to ask to me.

    edit: I could be giving her way too much credit though.
     
  18. redkeyboard

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    I think he's asking why DS flash carts can't have a firmware update or BIOS flash to be convert it to a 3DS flash cart.

    Doesn't seem like a terrible question to me, not enough for everyone to think OP is an idiot.
     
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    I call troll thread. Reporting.
     
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    I'm pretty sure due to the responses this is blatant trolling. NO ONE can be that stupid
     
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    People here are just very unfriendly, I wouldn't draw conclusions from replies.