Will we still be able to use our old flashcards on 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Gabbo3, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Gabbo3
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    I have a CycloDS card for my DS Lite. Will I be able to use that and play the games on it on the 3DS, to play DS games? I suppose I could always keep my DS Lite, but it would be nice to have it all on one system.

    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    No one know~
     
  3. Ikki

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    You most likely won't. I wouldn't try until hearing about it.
     
  4. Aijelsop

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    Nintendo is probably trying to block everything of the kind, including DSi ones. I'm sure people will bypass it easily though.
     
  5. Matthew

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    Not imediently, but it is likely that some of the good flashcards will get around it. I bet DS mode will be the first thing to be hacked.

    EDIT: As the cycloDS cannot even be played on a DS I doubt that it will ever
     
  6. Arm73

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    From recent news it seams that the 3DS will run some sort of multitasking OS that you will be able to bring in at any time by pressing the HOME button, and then you'll be able to switch back to the game you were playing without any loss.
    It seams to me that even though flashcart makers could make it so that their card will appear as a legitimate NDS game and maybe run on the 3DS, still the 3DS will have some kind of intelligent software running in the background at any given time that could easily spot any ' unauthorized ' code while it's running.
    Again, only speculation here, I guess we will know it pretty soon [​IMG]
     
  7. lordrand11

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    I would have to say negatory to that. There's always a possibility but if Nintendo's going for the Extreme AP measure then there's a possibility that the unit will have automatic updates on it. Which could block the use of said flashcarts.
     
  8. chris888222

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    Errr... actually, it is highly not possible.
    Nintendo and THQ had claimed that this console had extreme anti-piracy measures, it may be true (Nintendo lost sales from pirates!).

    Just like ordinary DS Lite carts on the DSi, it will not work.
     
  9. Rydian

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    Current DSi carts work by pretending to be a DS cart and presenting the proper information... it's highly possible this method will still work on the 3DS, unless it does checks after loading.
     
  10. synce

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    I never read much into the DSi but didn't it make old flashcarts impossible to use? I don't see why the 3DS would be any different
     
  11. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Old flash carts didn't pretend to be a DS game to the extent that DSi carts do.
     
  12. Ghaleon1982

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    your best bet is to wait a few months before buying one till they have a cart that will work.
     
  13. Lilith Valentine

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    How would anyone really know?
    Besides, why not just buy the games instead?
     
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    Guy i buy a r4 3ds was i ripoff? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. SmokeFox

    SmokeFox Jesus Christ is the Lord

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    Because here in brazil the game costs 20% of the minimum wage.
     
  16. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    Well that sucks, but he lives in Canada (according to his flag) and last I checked (which was like a year or two ago), video games don't cost that much.
     
  17. Schlupi

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    STOP ASKING.

    This is the billionth topic asking the same question I have seen... >_>

    No way of knowing till we have it here.
     
  18. SmokeFox

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    Calm down bro.
     
  19. _Chaz_

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    Dear lord... how do you buy the console?
     
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