MT card Software Ver2.1 released!

MT card firmware has been updated to V2.1 a few days ago, here is the official change log.

The update brings the latest dump function and file conversion function. To update to Ver2.1, just transfer the latest launcher.dat to the SD card and replace the old one. Hardware version remains the same.

1.     Save file backup function. Backup 3DS game cartridge save to the SD card and the backup file is *.sav(flashcard mode).

2.     Restore save file function. Restore save file(*.sav) from SD card to the 3DS game cartridge.

3.    3DS game cartridge dump function. The dump rom file contains save file size and corresponding game cartridge ID. The rom file is stored in the SD card and the file name is *.3dz.

4.    File conversion (sav to zav). It is to convert save file from flashcard mode to 3DS cartridge mode. While converting, the ROM file (*.3dz) ID in the MicroSD card will be read. According to the ID  and the existing *.sav file, a new *.zav file will be generated in the MicroSD card. Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

5.    File conversion (zav to sav). It is to convert save file from 3DS cartridge mode to flashcard mode. While converting, the programme reads the rom file (*.3ds or *.3dz) which is in the MicroSD card, not to read the ID. According to the existing *.zav file, a new *.sav file will be generated in the MicroSD card.  Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

About the new features:

1.    A  variety  of  encryption  methods  are  used in the existing savegame.  When the encryption method is Ver6.0, “Backup 3DS Savegame” file is *.zav. This save file can be used in flashcard, and it is online supported, it can also be restored to the original game card(card A to card A)

2.    If the encryption method is not Ver6.0, the backup file is *.sav. This save file can be used in flashcard, it can also be restored to the 3DS game cartridges(same games), of any ID.(Card A to Card A/Card A to Card B). Or via the Sav to Zav function, to generate a new *.zav file. It is online supported after conversion.

3.    As the previous ROM files do not contain the save file information, all the generated save file size is 512K. If the actual game save file is 128k, we can’t “Restore 3DS Savegame” 512K save file to 3DS game cartridge. To solve this problem, our dump ROM files contain the save file information, and all the save files can be restored to 3DS game cartridge.

4.    When Sav to Zav function works, the ROM file being read must contain ID information.

Gateway OMEGA 2.3b has been released!

Today Gateway official update the news: GATEWAY PUBLIC RELEASE 2.3b
Here is the official details:

Early this week we released our latest Gateway OMEGA 2.3b firmware to our beta testers.
We have received a lot of positive feedback from our beta testers and we would like to thank them for taking the time to test the latest update.

Our beta testers have mentioned a few minor issues:
*  The Gameboy Advance virtual console games and DSiWare are not working yet.
We acknowledge this and we will try to get it working after the next firmware release.

*  Emunand 8.x boots up slower.
We have observed this too for some brands of SD cards. We suggest our users to try a different brand or a faster SD card.

Other than that no major issues have been observed so far, so we decided it’s time for a public release!

You can find the latest firmware Gateway OMEGA 2.3b in the Downloads section.

As always, ENJOY!

According to the test result, the firmware OMEGA 2.3b still has some problem. This is a test version, next firmware will solve the issues. However, gateway team keep their words, always update the firmware to catch up with Nintendo 3DS latest system to provide gamers a wonderful experience.

Now Gateway 3DS can emulate to 3DS v8.x, it is the only one. The other 3DS flashcart, such as R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition and MT card still hasn’t achieved it, maybe soon.

What is the difference between R4i gold 3ds deluxe edition and R4i gold 3ds?

Look this two kind of flashcart,  first is R4i gold 3ds deluxe edition, the second is R4i gold 3ds RTS. They are r4i cards and all come from r4i team. Maybe many gamer are confused by this two cards. Let’s tell you what the difference between them is.

R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition is a 3DS flashcart, can support 3DS ROMS on 2DS/XL, 3DS/XL v4.1-v4.5.
R4i gold 3DS RTS is a NDS flashcart, can play NDS game on 3DS/XL all system.

R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition includes two cards, blue card and gold card. Blue card is used to hack, gold card is used to set 3DS mode and play 3DS ROM. It is a little complex to newbie.
R4i gold 3DS RTS only includes one card, we need to put the firmware and the NDS game into TF card and insert to r4i gold 3ds, then put them into the console, then we can enjoy NDS game, it is very easy.

As a 3DS flashcard, R4i gold 3ds deluxe edition has many features, such as multri-ROM, RTS, firmware spoofing and region free.
Comparing with deluxe edition, R4i gold 3ds RTS only support real time save.

R4i gold 3ds deluxe edition is expensive, the price is more 60 USD. R4i gold 3ds RTS is much cheaper, it is about 15 USD. But wholesale is more economic, the price is about half.

Now do you have a new understanding about  these two flashcard? If you are game lovers, if you want to play hacking, r4i gold 3ds & deluxe edition will provide you wonderful experience.

 

Gateway 3DS new firmware will release soon!

Gateway 3DS official site update the news: New firmware is coming soon! According the the official, the new firmware will enable gateway emulate to v7.x and v8.x. Here is the details.

We finally did it! We are the first and only team to add support for the latest games and applications that make use of the new 7.x and 8.x encryption.

We are currently in the process of wrapping it up in a nice Launcher file and we will be releasing it in the coming weeks.

As always, here is a little teaser video to show the new feature in action…

There is a video show gateway 3DS could emulate 3DS v8.1.0-19 and go to e-shop. You can check the video from the official. http://www.gateway-3ds.com/

So, the new firmware will release in coming weeks, some gamers worry that before the firmware be released, Nintendo will update the 3DS system again, v8.3 or v9.0.  However, the gateway official has posted the video, the  firmware is not far away. Gateway still work on 3DS v4.1-v4.5, so does r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition and MT card. Hoping the firmware can be released soon, then we can play some higher version 3DS games with Gateway!

What are the similarities and differences between 3DS flashcart?

As far as I know, there are 3 main 3DS flashcart in the market. They are gateway 3DS, R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition, MT card. Let’s list the features of each card and compare what are the similarities and differences between them.

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Gateway 3DS

Multi-rom support
In Menu OSD title selection
exFat & Fat32 support
NAND based rom support
Game cart backup
On board diagnostics
EmuNand
Clean Boot region free system
Back up system Nand
Works on 3DS & 3DS XL (Firmware 4.1-4.5)

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R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition

Support Multi-ROM
Support FAT32&exFAT
Support up to 32GB tf card
Support SDHC micro sd card.
Support online play(to be tested)
Support 3DS/3DSXL/3DSLL consoles(v4.1 to v4.5).
Support latest 3D games.
Support latest DSi and 3DS games.
Support ALL kind of 3DS and DSi console.
Support RTS (Real Time Save) for DSi games.
Support Wifi games and DS Ramble pak.
Firmware Spoofing.
Region Free.
Firmware Updatable

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MT-card

Hardware design of flexible, build-in CPU with card, upgradable new functions via USB.
Support multiROM, support SDHC card, support up to 256 games, selecting game in Menu or by pressing key.
Support FAT32, drag and drop, no need of diskimager.
Save to TF directly, no need of pressing home to backup SAVE.
Support NAND-emulate,official carts region free,Nand backup.
Support Eshop games.
Support SaveEditor,and Card-dump soon.
Enhance Eshop ROM compatibility.
Support .3dz ROM.(support online play)

Similarities

Support 3DS games
Support eshop download games
Support Multi-rom
Region Free
Real time save
Support online play
Works on 3DS & 3DS XL (Firmware 4.1-4.5)

Differences

Gateway and MT card support nand backup, R4i deluxe official doesn’t point out this feature directly.
Gateway and MT card support emunand, R4i deluxe can’t support emunand currently.
Gateway and R4i deluxe support exFat & Fat32, MT card only support Fat32.
Gateway support on board diagnostic, R4i deluxe and MT card not.
R4i deluxe support firmware spoofing, Gateway and MT card doesn’t include this in features.
MT card support USB update, R4i deluxe and Gateway can’t enable this.

Other 3DS flashcart

3DSlink
This card is not so popular, I don’t know much about it. Its official features are same as R4i deluxe, it can support multirom too.

K3DS
This is a new 3DS card and is under production, not be released yet. Its features shows K3DS include ds/3ds mode in one card, and can be updated through USB directly.

Conclusion

There are many 3DS flashcart, which one we should choose? It is hard to say which one is better, but I prefer Gateway 3DS, R4i gold 3ds deluxe and MT card. They all support multirom now, thanks for each team’s effort. Hoping the 3DS flashcart can support 3DS/XL version above v4.1-v4.5, that will be perfect!

 

 

 

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0b2 is released!

The R4i official update news again. R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition can support Multi-ROM now! Here is the details.

Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0b2 is released ! (2014-07-15)

change log:
1.Support Multi-ROM
2.Support FAT32&exFAT
3.Support up to 32GB tf card
4.Support online play(to be tested)
5.Because of the 3ds system’s updating, emuNand is delayed.

Attention: For the limitation of memory space, the MH4 patch cannot be added in this update, sure you can play the MH4 through Deluxe Firmware 4.0B1.

Until now, all 3DS card work with multi-rom, Gateway, MT card, R4i deluxe edition. In firmware 4.0b2, r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition can’t support emuNand, if you want to play emuNand, Gateway and MT card can be your choice.

R4i gold 3DS Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0B1 is released !

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R4i offiicial site put good news: Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0B1 is released ! Gateway 3DS and MT card update the firmware several days ago, and now, R4i gold 3ds deluxe edition also has a updating. Here is the official details about the firmware 4.0B1.

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Games Update:
1. V4.5+ Games
2. MH4

The coming firmware V4.0B2 will include the following:
1. Multi-ROM
2. EmuNand
3. Online Eshop

According to this news, R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition will support muti-rom, emunand and online eshop soon. If you have a deluxe edition, you can upgrade it to new firmware and play MH4. Later, Multi-ROM can be supported, more games can be choosed.

R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition take longer time about the new firmware than Gateway and MT card , hoping it works more stable and smoothly.

Which flashcard can play 3DS games?

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Last year, some real 3ds flashcard come out, means they can support play 3ds games on 3DS/3DSXL. Let’s collect which flashcart can play 3DS games right now.

Gateway 3DS

This is the world’s first 3ds flashcart which play 3ds games. And the most expensive. Well. it worth the price. Gateway 3DS can play almost all the 3ds games on 3DS/3DSXL (v4.1 – v4.5 system), be attention that it just support v4.1 – v4.5 console, if your console updated to the latest system, GW3DS cannot work on it. By the way, all the 3ds flashcard in the market right now, just support v4.1 – v4.5. And according to the GW3DS official news, their firmware v2.0 can support multiroms, at the moment, it just support one rom one memory card.

R4i Gold Deluxe Edition

Many users said r4i gold deluxe edition is a clone of gateway, maybe it is true, but this card is really very cheap, much cheaper than GW3DS, the card quality is good, just like their famous r4i gold 3ds rts card. The R4i Gold Deluxe Edition support one game for one sd card, work on v4.1 – v4.5. And the ofifcial said multirom will be supported on firmware v4.0. But the firmware v4.0 has not be released. The latest firmare is v3.3 right now, we don’t recommend users use v3.3, just use the first firmware v2.0 is ok. The other firmware is dangerous and easy to ban your console. So just remember, only firmware v2.0 is safest.

MT card

This is a new 3ds flashcart which support multiroms! Means you can save many games in one sd card, no need buy many sd card to save your 3ds roms. The game change method is for press a switch, mt card has a small switch on the back of the card, and has a USB port, like for card update. This is interesting, but mt card cannot support too many games. Can not support emunand.

These are the most popular 3ds flashcart which support play 3ds games.

 

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edtion firmware v3.3 released!

R4IGOLD3DS2       The r4i gold 3ds offcial news, r4i gold 3ds deluxe edtion firmware v3.3 released. this firmware update is for fixing save issue and increase stable. Well, seems as same as firmware v3.2. What the most important thing is, they add another news said “ Multi-rom will be supported in Ver4.0″. This is a great news.

Since mt card come out already, which support multirom first, users concern when gateway 3ds or r4i gold deluxe will support multiroms? GW offcial said their firmware v2.0 will support it, but right now, seems the program still in processing. and now, r4i gold deluxe said their firmware v4.0 will support multirom too. No matter who be first or second, one thing we know that, the multirom feature will be come out soon!

R4i Gold Deluxe firmware v3.2 released!

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The r4i gold official released firmware v3.2 for their 3ds flashcart r4i gold deluxe card. It fix the save issue and more stable. We know that after r4i gold deluxe released, many users interested in it and r4i gold deluxe become one of the popular 3ds card quickly.

But when use it, there has some issue too. One is the save issue, some users use the r4i gold deluxe to play 3ds games, and save game, but next time, when want to load the save rom, it failed. But now, this issue is sloved. R4i gold deluxe new firmware v3.2 can solve this issue perfectly.

Another issue which users met, is cannot start launcher file. One thing need be attention is that, the launcher file should saved in sd card, not TF card, means the launcher file should saved in the 3DS sd card, you can back up the other files before use it, because if you want to use the emulator, you need format your 3DS sd card. So back up files in important. And when you go to setting, click profie, then start ds profile, it may show error, that because the 3DS sd card cannot be recognized by 3DS correcly, so it cannot read the launcher file.  You can try format your 3DS sd card, or change another sd card. I just use another sd card, and it create 3ds files auto again, the launcher can be work again.

The next update we expected most, is the multirom. Hope r4i gold deluxe can support multirom soon!