Would the Gateway be outdated anytime soon?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Gurjas, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Gurjas
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    Was thinking of buying gateway but dont want it to be outdated soon by another flashcard is it a investment that will last at least a year?
     
  2. krzz

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    Maybe. Maybe not.
     
  3. Foxi4

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    As it stands today, the Gateway is the only 3DS-compatible flashcart and the team is already working on a menu and multi ROM support, so there's not a whole lot of aspects in which it could become "outdated". Alternatives are sure to pop up, no doubt cheaper ones too, but not any time soon or we'd already hear about them being in the works.
     
  4. BlackWizzard17

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    It depends on if a "legit" hack is found and you are a ble to play multiple 3ds/ds roms on your 3ds with out flash cart usage. Right now gateway is usefull but other things all get the job done better.
     
  5. Maxternal

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    It's kind of already outdated since it requires you to have an older firmware version installed. If you DO have that version already, though, the worst thing that could happen is if some game comes out that is completely Gateway-proof. Even then, all previous games would still work on it so if it works for you now the day will probably never come that it is rendered less functional than it is now, no.
     
  6. Snailface

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    Its been reversed engineered, and there's been other very tantalizing tidbits being uttered on IRC channels by well known devs. Don't rule out homebrew that only needs a DS mode card and firm 4.5 to run in the very near future. I would wait a couple of months before purchasing a GW, but don't wait on securing a 4.5 3ds.
     
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    Should I just get the 4.5 now? and wait until december until 2.0 is released or homebrew?
     
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    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Yes, very much yes on getting a 4.5 3ds now. These are already starting to become hard to find with the Xmas season ramping up and pokemon already out. Wait until after christmas to get a gateway unless $80 isn't an obstacle. The chinese shipping is dreadful this time of year anyway.
     
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  9. KefkasMyDad

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    seeing as you cant even play ds games on a ds without a flashcart (last i checked atleast) i wouldnt hold my breath
    and seeing as no other card plays 3ds games at all, your full of ****
     
  10. Gurjas
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    I can afford them both right now just want to see if emunands worth it and to see if i can go online with pokemon and gateway

    Didn't the ds have full nand access too?
     
  11. KefkasMyDad

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    no clue
     
  12. Another World

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    i really don't know how to tell you how to be. you need to decide for yourself what you are interested in and what you want out of 3ds piracy. then weigh your choices and make a decision.

    i want 3ds homebrew. so i got a new-in-the-box 3ds running an old firmware. i'm prepared for when it happens, but until it does the 3ds just sits there and does nothing. kind of a useless purchase if homebrew is never fully realized. yet, i know how much i'll enjoy it if it happens and that alone warranted the purchase.

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    well even if a CFW solution comes out that allows us to have a cart free solution i still see the gateway as going to be useful still because you will have a second micro SD slot on your 3ds so if say gateway or the 3ds itself or both fail to support XC cards ,then you can still have 64GB for roms and homebrew even if both gateway and 3ds wont support XC cards ,itwill always be useful to have another SD slot
     
  14. BlackWizzard17

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    I think you miss understood what I said, I may have wrote a typo because of this stupid auto correct.
    Any ways I know no other cart plays 3ds roms and all I'm saying is "if" I didn't state facts or anything I just gave my opinion on what might happen if the 3ds was fully hacked so how am I full of,****
     
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    I do have to say you are considering first attempt hacking apparatus. Traditionally it has always been expensive and frequently subject to becoming outdated.
    Many times you can still get by for quite a while on first attempt stuff (various GBA slot flash carts were fairly well supported into 2009 for instance) but that is not a certainty. The gateway people seem to know what they are doing though if software methods take off (and as of a few minutes back there is a nice video out there showing a software driven NAND to SD redirect) they could face competition and similarly skill alone does not determine the success of a business.

    In the end it is going to be like gambling/investing in that you only use money you can afford to lose.
     
  16. KefkasMyDad

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    "Right now gateway is usefull but other things all get the job done better." the first part of ur statement could be classified as opinion, but this part cannot, and i stand by saying this is full of ****.
    nothing does what the GW does, let alone do it better and "right now" implies no "if", because "right now" there is nothing else to compete with the gateway, "if" would imply the future (in this regard, i know "if" CAN be used to question past/present/future).
    you dont say, "what if we're dead" you say "what if we die/died" (because right now we're obviously not dead, and right now we have no alternative to GW)
    and auto correct may **** up a few words, but none of those words could change this statement into not being full of **** unless u were drunk typing too or paying no attention.
    also, i cant read ur mind, if what ur thinking isnt what ur typing, ur thoughts wont stop ur text from being incorrect and people calling ya on it. u cant be "how am i wrong, this is what i meant"
    u mistyped? fine, but dont act like im wrong to call u on it just because "you" made a mistake.
    and ur stance on "waiting for homebrew on the 3ds" (while i disagree) i have little issue with, just the one statement above that made me have to voice my opinion.
    edit: also, you could use edit if ur get screwed by auto correct or make a typo,
     
  17. BlackWizzard17

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    Okay first of all its called an opinion, and yes people make mistakes but last time i checked this fourm was not restricted to "YES or NO answer" about a topic.

    GURJAS posted "Was thinking of buying gateway but don't want it to be outdated soon by another flashcard is it a investment that will last at least a year?"

    And what i was saying if you read between the typo and understood fully then you would know that there is no other flash cart (from what i checked) that allows you to play 3ds ROMS unless there were something like a hack that allows you to. Also
    I'm am not waiting for a hack to play 3ds roms and i am not telling anyone to wait either.I am not providing a factual information about if there is another flash cart or if there will every be another flash cart that would be better than gateway 3ds.
    And yes I'm saying 'IF" as in if there was a release in the future of a hack that allowed you to play 3ds roms because this person wants to be able to play 3ds games and last time i checked ( i could be wrong) but you cant dump your own roms and you have to download them so he wanted to know if there were any other flash carts worth waiting for just in case this one gets replaced.

    "Right now gateway is useful but other things "could" get the job done better."

    This is what i meant and this also applies to whether or not
    something better might come in the future just as
    GURJAS wanted to know if there was anything else besides gateway worth investing on.
    So go ahead and sand by saying this is full of shit because its your opinion and i respect that so if there is anything else i said wrong or you misunderstood please feel free to tell me, and most of the time im on my phone so this site lags sometimes since its not optimized for mobile browsing and its hard to see if i messed up or not.
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  18. KefkasMyDad

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    i stand by "Right now gateway is useful but other things get the job done better." is a statement full of ****.
    but if you meant "could" next time state that it was a mistake and fall on ur sword, the fact that you tried to correct your mistake while invalidating my statement just exacerbated ur situation.
    if you were taking a math test and the question was 1+2 and you put 3, teacher wouldnt go "thats wrong, i meant 38593/3242"
    if u would have just corrected urself, i would have apologized (maybe, depends if i believed you and how you stated it) and it would have ended there.
    but you corrected urself, and then tried to flip it on me... not a good idea
    u make a mistake, own it, and you will be a better person for it :)
    i still disagree with every word you said...every word (i dont even believe this is a forum anymore).
    but nothing was so heinous that im going to say ur full of ****.
     
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    Intriguing. I need to lurk these IRC channels more often (just watch, but not actually posting anything as I'd get lost in the technical chat) :P
     
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