Would it be possible to play PictoChat on 3DS?

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  1. Janthran
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    I mean, if someone had the rom file for it and I ran it on my flashcart, would it work? Does such a rom exist? Thanks.
     
  2. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Don't think a rom like that exists. And I am sure everything is possible when it comes to electronics.
     
  3. xbry23

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    what he said
     
  4. T3GZdev

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    actually there is ds firmware rom out there, i have one, & it has pictochat, ds download & everything.
     
  5. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    Yes there is but it doesn't work ... try it yourself.
     
  6. Janthran
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    And it works on the 3DS?
     
  7. Kasumi

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    It doesn't work on my 3DS. It does the setup (Tap the crosses, set time etc.), then says it needs to turn the power off. It closes the game card which allows you to return to the home menu. When it's run again it does the same thing, the settings are never saved so you can't ever get into pictochat. On DS Lite it's fine, probably because it reads the settings from the actual DS Lite's firmware.
     
  8. SifJar

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    You can download the PictoChat DSi ROM from NUS with NUS Downloader and decrypt it with the DSi Common Key and extract the ROM from the title (not 100% sure how this is done, but it is definitely possible and probably not that hard). You can then try running that on a flashcard on the 3DS (it reportedly worked on flashcards on DSi and regular DS). In theory it should work.
     
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    not sure havent used my Acekard 2i in my 3DS yet, it does work on DS & DSi tho.
     
  10. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    I will try this later... >.>
     
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    Uh, do you happen to know where I could get a tutorial for this?
    Anyone?
     
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    The PictoChat package isn't available on NUS anyway. In other words, the only way to get the standalone PictoChat ROM would be to extract it from a DSi's flash memory.
     
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    And maybe we can run homebrew on 3ds by doing that o.o
    EDIT: Oh boy it did, Gateway lol
     
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    aren't those settings in that ds menu in 3ds mode i hear?
     
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    Yea
     
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    Perhaps it writes to the 3ds ds mode, then the 3ds reads those setting from the ds mode lol?
     
  20. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    may i ask you, what do you want pictochat for?

    because as far as i know, noone who tried got this to work... so if you want to send messages to a ds, i dont think things will work out.

    if you want better communication between two 3ds' than swapnote allows for, i think you should take your chances with the 3ds browser and try out some online im things. like facebook, or airaim or the like.

    if you want it for the drawing... i think there is a homebrew that allows for gifmaking that might be better suited for drawing anyway.
     
  21. Mario92

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    I don't think it's for anything special and everyone knows there is alternatives for drawing and/or IM. My Galaxy Note can do all that for almost free and much more.
    But it would be really sweet idea and also backwards compatible with all earlier DS devices!
     
  22. Clydefrosch

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    so one way or another, what would you gain by making firmware.nds work?
     
  23. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Just tried it and can confirm Kasumi's results. It makes me calibrate the screen, choose a language, name, date, time, and birthday. All the stuff that you do when you turn on a DS for the first time. Then it tells you it needs to shut off to save the settings. This transitions into the 3DS' 'power off' screen. I tried both pressing the home button and turning the 3DS off. In both cases when you turn the 3DS back on the firmware will ask you to go through the same process again. You can't get to the DS' menu to play Pictochat.