Will that GW update ever come?

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  1. Rob Blou
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    Anyone remember when Gateway promised a major update that would come out in April?
    Nobody's talking about it but that may be the 1st time GW lied to boost sales and get a final cash grab.
    I wrote to them 2 months ago and they've always replied in the past but not this time. They're famous for delaying stuff
    but they went completely silent since.
    Now please don't say stuff like: who cares we have CFW ... I'd still like to get that update :P
     


  2. Rizzorules

    Rizzorules "What are you doing?" "Something unexpected."

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    I think that they were going to release something but then they saw that there was no point in doing so after sighax/b9s came out.
     
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  3. nero99

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    Theyre waiting for boot9 to be perfected before they steal it and claim they did it first
     
  4. modrobert

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    Perhaps current profit from sales of Gateway 3DS doesn't cover paying developers for a new update?
     
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    It has been such a long time since they update it..I really wish there is a 11.4+ support. I am now at 11.4 with b9s and luma 8.1 without the mean to use it.
     
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    That's because they've been lagging more and more behind CFW. If they actually made an effort to stay up to date with CFW while at the same time innovating with new features people would still be buying GW. But when they are making zero effort they're eventually going to lose all sales.
     
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    I still believe. Somewhere.
     
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    I guess no. I was a long-time GW user.. and moved recently to B9S. WAY BETTER, idk why I didn't do it before
     
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    I have my GW card in the dust and I switched to B9S, if they do release it I'll change back to GW, if it really worth it.
     
  10. Quantumcat

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    All they have to do is open-source their code and devs will make features for them for free.
     
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  11. Zidapi

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    As a long time owner, and sometimes user of Gateway, I've now given up on them.

    Even without a RAM hacking feature, NTR's cheat plugin setup is superior to Gateway's, thanks almost entirely to @Nanquitas' incredible work.

    I'm just waiting on magnethax, so I can system transfer to my new2DS XL finally moving to a sysNAND only setup.
     
  12. miss_nakano

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    I wish they would just do this.
     
  13. Claros

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    If we could have the gateway menu inside Luma it would be perfect. The gateway is still an easy way to have an external memory on New 3DS.
     
  14. Arck

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    will never happens if they still care about they're business, otherwise other flashcard team will just rip off the card.

    Gateway is still the best cheat solution even with that excellent cheat searcher inside a plugin.
    You still need to boot ntr and boot a plugin, won't work on extanded memory for o3ds, when Gateway work on anything.
    Suck that they don't valorize they're menu
     
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  15. TheDarkGreninja

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    Just gotta wait I guess. I never bought a GW flash card because the proposition wasn't much better than what user homebrew offered.
     
  16. aos10

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    i really don't get it,why not just make their card work with other CFW?
    for example,release closed sourced file file to make GW run on luma,this way they wont fear someone like super card to "steal" their code.

    and everyone win.
     
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  17. gamesquest1

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    Well they still have one feature that might still bag them the odd sale, which is their cheat engine, if they went opensource sure cfw devs might intergrate gw support into their cfw's but the real reason people would like that scenario is that everyone would get to use the cheat engine with no GW card and that would be the last of their already dwindled sales flushed down the pan

    And I honestly doubt cfw devs would intergrate gw support unless it came bundled with the free to use cheat feature
     
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  18. angela18

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    I still use Gateway because I kind like the menu to select the games and they work with .3ds files which I still think it is convinient.
     
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    So my comment isn't meant to be taken as a troll comment, but I don't think they would actually wait for a newer version.
    When Gateway team released their version of A9LH, they used code from A9LH v1, despite the fact that v2 had long been released and v3 was in the works. If they were to continue this thread, it's be more likely that we would see a "fastboot" either based on B9S v1 or v1.1 and unlikely to see them base it on the current version.

    At the same time I am actually starting to think the team has died. Their lack of updating and communication is rather alarming. Coupled with the fact that several of the devs I test for have emailed them, only to get some beyond nonsensical email as a reply. Almost as if they were either avoiding the question or it as generated reply. It's rather concerning that they won't even a simple reply to "Are you working on a B9S port?" and the reply had nothing to do with that (I won't post it because it's not mine to post.)
    That would actually violate the GPL and couldn't be included. They would have to release the full source and the Luma3DS team would also have to release the full source.
     
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  20. osm70

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    What plugin are we talking about?