Nintendo 3DS Flashcart Blocked By Latest Firmware

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Gateway, the team that has developed the first Nintendo 3DS flashcart, has confirmed via email that it has been blocked by the latest Nintendo 3DS firmware update. The flashcart is not compatible with firmware v6.x, but the team say they are hard at work on making it work as soon as possible. The company advises Nintendo 3DS users not to update their systems until they have got the flashcart working again.

Thanks, Kallum


189 thoughts on “Nintendo 3DS Flashcart Blocked By Latest Firmware”

      1. i dont see why people want a flash cart for the system i personally buy the games and not pirate them it’s not fair to the developers who worked hard on the game to have their work obtained for free

        1. This! So Nintendo is guarding theirs and their developers’ creativity and rightful use of games. On their system. Wah.

        2. backups, really. Doesn’t it piss you off when you lose a game? Would you really want to pay for a game that you lose again? What’s the point when you can just download it?

    1. Uhh hello! i think this is bulsheet !!! how can i aford my game now . mother is a poor stupid crack ho who nevr bye me game for consols and subway doesnot pay me enuff!! i hate this nintendo yyyyy?!!

      1. Uhh hi there! Benny you little disrespectful shit! I’ve taught you piracy is bad mkay! So don’t be bad, by pirating mkay!

    1. PIRACY DOESNT EFFECT DEVELOPERS THEY GET A SALARY FOR MAKING THE GAME ONLY THE GREEDY SLAVE OWNERS WHO OWN NINTENDO SUFFER SO STEALING GAMES IS A GOOD THING

          1. yeah being 2 gens ahead is a joke

            now go rub your silly single screened no 3d handhelds daft touch panel and look forward to doing the same on DERP SHOCK 4

      1. When all your favourite game developers get shut down due to a lack of demand for their games due to them all being pirated beyond belief, don’t cry to me.

          1. This is another great example why people are against gay marriage. I know you really want to show how proud you are of your penis, but no need to shove it around everywhere! Sure you want other guys to do something naughty with your penis and you’ll feel good, but you should also have a little privacy! It’s no wonder some people just think homosexuals just shove their genitals around everywhere they go, when people like you behave like this *sigh*

              1. He’s right.

                Just because you don’t see it as stealing doesn’t mean it’s right according to copyright law.

    1. THE FUCK ARE YOU ON ABOUT, THERE’S LIKE A MILLION GAMES OUT AT THE MOMENT I CANT AFFORD TO BUY THEM ALL. AND WHEN IT COMES TO SHOVELWARE LIKE PAPER MARIO STICKER SHITTER THEN THERE’S NO WAY IN HELL I’IL PAY FOR THAT SHIT.

        1. It was fucking shovelware. Every single encounter in the game was pointless and the grinding of stickeres was tedious and made me want to shoot my brains out. I felt like i was forcing myself to play it. The dialogue was exaggerated to the extent where it wasn’t even funny and there was no real story, which is what makes paper mario good.

      1. wont pay but will play… so u hate nintendo when u got to pay for their games but when their free, u’ll such their teat dry…

      2. so don’t play it then. or get yourself a gamefly account and try it first. if you dont like it, you dont buy it. I guess if you slaved for 2 years creating something you felt was a masterpiece, then i went and pirated it and shared copies to friends who didnt pay for it you would be happy about it. No Money for your blood, sweat and tears. next thing you know you cant afford to make another game and poof there goes the industry. We all cannot afford to buy all the guys, nor do we have the time to play all the games to completion, so grow up and deal with it.

    2. I think this is a good thing, if companies like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, all back out of the video game business, nobody will be able to play games except for angry birds, and everyone will wonder, why isn’t there any good games left, its because people are stupid and poor, cheap, and cant fucking buy a game for 40$, but they can buy a iphone every year for 500$

      1. And that right there is some sad but very true tale of humanity’s shrinking mentality. Everybody has just turn stone cold hypocritical dumbasses only thinking with their blind fanboyism bullshit. Nothing logical makes sense to those people anymore.

  1. Whoever uses this is an offender against the industry and if they cant afford legitimate games then fuck off

    1. Not going to lie. I use one, but for the DS games, with the idea of getting those games that either are too expensive to get via Amazon or just missed them. I would never get one game this way that is still relevant.

      The best example I can give is with The World Ends With You. I wanted to get that game, but never found a copy, so I eventually got the file years after the release of the game.

      1. True.

        But what Microsoft’s doing is probably motivated partially by fighting against piracy (and partially against lenting/second-hand selling/etc. since they seem to be giving in to publisher demand).

        It’s not their fault that a lot of the other gamers consider this a bad idea (since they’re trying to make their console more secure and easy to use via attempting to innovate technology).

        1. They are only motivated by control over the oblivious population…

          Microsoft is involved in the Prism program that the US goverment have and has been probably on it since the beginning…

          I don’t trust american companies much, specially not Microsoft…

          1. Source of your argument?

            They’re trying to innovate their hardware and software (in this case, for the developers, not the customers).

            They can’t help it that their innovations tend to be seen as controversial.

            This is why they claim they’re listening to their customers and trying to improve their products with updated versions (like Win7 is to Win Vista, and Win8.1 is to Win8) in hopes to attract more people and to make existing customers less angry with them.

        2. You do know someone would have eventually found a loophole in Micro$oft’s plan and exploit it to the web.

  2. The R4 cards on the DS were the reason that games like Imagine Babies were the best sellers simply because the only people that didn’t use R4 cards were parents buying games for their younger kids

  3. Good job. Fuckin pirates who always think they have to get everythin for free!! All of you assholes who pirated Dreamcast games all those years ago all i want to ask from you is ARE YOU HAPPY NOW !???? Piratism needs to be stopped always before its too late. There is no excuse for piratin stuff or stealin stuff!!!! And who the fuck are these overrated shits with their flash cards some desperate people who try make money out of the succes of 3ds. Fuckin shits! And those fanboys who always cry “but they didnt localize this game” that doesnt justify piratism either so stfu and learn to deal with the fact that you cant always get everything you want!

    1. Yes I am quite happy, I got play some amazing dreamcast games for free and am quite content with my psp and wii

      1. Yeah i believe in you! You must have been mad that you couldn´t afford any of those amazing Dreamcast,Psp,Wii games by yourself because we all know its your mom who buy your games. Have a nice day kid!

    2. I have to agree with this user obviously not using swear words but i understand where he/she is coming from

  4. For all my flashcart buddies, this here is the BEST torrent for a COMPLETE set of DS roms (US version). I’ve been seeding this for over 4 years, so come and download and let’s all have fun!!!

        1. Lol, stop downloading unreliable files, read the many comments left by people to find downloads that are bad, it isn’t that hard to avoid trojans.

          1. just go to emulator zone website and download desmume emulator then open the game file with that program. If you need help search google and no you won’t get viruses

    1. Yeah, i agree. I had to re-buy my 3ds cuz it was apparently an American version, which i noticed when i bought the European version of Mario in 3d Land. I got the american version with 2 3ds games sold, though, which gave me a loss of about 40 euro’s.

      With the american version i bought, I got also a R4 card and a cd with games for the dsi with it, which i only kept the R4. Although I agree with the piracy stuff, I do it myself and it’s easy, fast, free and most important for me, is that you can hold many games in just 1 card. I even have games on it that I actually bought.

      I like the idea that you can download the games now on the E-shop, although I haven’t bought anything yet cuz i can’t find the E-cards yet xD

  5. Becoming a pirate is a choice.
    Pirates does not deserve mercy nor pity.
    Pirates should be beheaded without a trial, and their carcasses fed to the vultures.

  6. Good, they should keep blocking it. Copying a ROM from a cartridge and playing it without paying for it is theft. Sorry, guys.

      1. What were the pirates of old known for doing? They were known for plundering; which is another world for theft. Just as piracy is now used as a word for digital theft. If a game isn’t worth buying for a certain price, wait for the price to go down. If it’s not worthy buying, don’t buy it. To me, the only justifiable theft is of necessities when you have no other options left. Video games are a luxury.

  7. God I hate piracy its getting really annoying, it makes harder for devs to make and most dev out there don’t make a crap ton of money its the programmers and game artist that make the money but they work just as hard. I buy my games because i want the devs to make more. One day this crap will go to far and cost them something, and don’be like ‘theres too many games and i can’t afford them all’ Shut ur fucking mouths its not like game is going anywhere wait til a price drop, look for it cheap, but whatever u do don’t steal its one of things hurting the industry

  8. PIRACY DOESNT EFFECT DEVELOPERS THEY GET A SALARY FOR MAKING THE GAME ONLY THE GREEDY SLAVE OWNERS WHO OWN NINTENDO SUFFER SO STEALING GAMES IS A GOOD THING

      1. IST A FREE INTERNET NINTENDRONE I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT U CANT STOP THE FACT THAT NINTENDONT IS A LAUGHING STOCK OF THE GAME INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW 5 GAMES FOR WII U IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS PATHETICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

              1. WII U LESS THAN 10 GAMES FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS NUUUUUUUUUUUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFSAIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

                  1. ITS CALLED GOOGLE SEARCHING UPCOMING WII U GAMES FOOL
                    ENJOY PLAYING DISNEY PLANES AND WARIO WARE FOR THE NEXT 2 YEARS TILL SSB COMES OUT WHICH WILL BE ABUNCH OF NINTENDRONES TAUNTING ALL DAY ONLINE AND THAT GAME WILL BE DELAYED TILL 2015 ANYWAY

    1. So, you’re willing to justify stealing just because you don’t want to give money to the people who paid to have the game made? If that’s the case, don’t buy the game. What you’re doing is justifying theft with faulty logic. Did you ever stop to think that, if you did spend money on the games you like, you’d be enabling those publishers to pay those developers to make more games in the future? Of course, there is the distinct possibility that I’m responding to a troll. In that case, have a nice day.

      1. yeah, only a retard would actually think it was me. its kinda funny, i was just thinking about when someone was going to try to impersonate me. they cant though, they only can try to troll with my name.

  9. Piracy has always been, and it will disappear in future. In future all games will be downloadable or streamable, and consoles will be like xbox, but with not cancelled drm. so there still are maybe 1 more or two generations to survive this piracy crap.

  10. Don’t mind my brother Fleaman. HE’s mad because he will get arrested by downloading ROMs without permission. FUCK YOU.

  11. Serves them right. I hope by the time they find out a way around Nintendo’s update that Nintendo just comes out with yet ANOTHER update lol! 💋

    1. Right on! Just play the 3DS the way it was meant to be played!
      Btw I LOVE your avatar. Jynx is an awesome Pokemon!

        1. Oh Jiggly better be in Smash Bros… Lol. Me and friends wish Jynx was in Smash Bros too. She could have a pretty cool moveset. She’d freeze everyone on the course.

          1. It would be the greatest day of my life if Jynx was in Smash Bros as a playable character!! I am hoping maybe she’ll make it as a Pokeball this time ;) 💋

  12. DICK WODS

    NINTENDO WILL SNEAK THIS BLOCK IN THU RETAIL CARTS AND DOWNLOADS ITS BLOCKED END OF ARGUMENT

    LOL I NEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN

  13. And some people think used game sales are hurting developers, it’s child play compared to this shit. Honestly, why do people support this? At least with used game sales the developers actually got money from the original sale of the game. With piracy, they don’t get anything but headaches. Nintendo and other game developers/publishers should take care of the piracy problem first before focusing on the used game sales problem.

  14. What irks me about pirates is that they rely on the goodwill of people who actually buy the software to continue getting their games. If some people didn’t pay for software, then developers would stop developing it. I can understand the “try before you buy” type of piracy, but there are very few people who actually stick to that ethos.

  15. That’s awesome news piracy will derail the 3DS success if all goes bad. All goes bad and developers wont make games for it thus losing 3rd party support. Good job nintendo!

  16. it’s not like there is an abundance of good 3ds games that don’t get localized
    if anything, i’d be interested in an actual decent flashcard like a Supercard DSThree
    or a software hack

    whatever lets me not have to change the cartage all the time

    other than that, who cares

  17. Okay. I just wanted to state my thoughts from seeing Gateway’s revealed working Flashcards of the 3DS and don’t even give me any BS rants or trolling comments so be warned: You’ll look like an anti-Nintendo idiot or just some 11 year old trolling nutjob with nothing better to do with his/her time besides masturbating to the likes of stupid overrates like Justin Bieber and you’ll be ignored by me so bother wasting your time.

    Anyway, when I last saw Gateway’s Flashcard operating on the 3DS platform last month, I thought it would be very useful as a storage booster that doubles the memory capacity of the 3DS. Imagine having two 64GB on one device which equals 128GB of memory or two 128GB equaling 256GB. That right there will hold shitloads of games, media and digital contents for a while. :) Although I must be fair on the piracy side which its Nintendo’s worst enemy next to Sony. I understand old Flashcards before have been designed to exploit games and being shared everywhere which impacts a big hit on their revenues. But the way I see how Nintendo did the whole region/system/account lock on games internationally, I don’t see how the current Flashcards poses a threat to unlock those games unless they do somehow and I have no knowledge of that so if its true then forgive me on that part.

    Like I said, if the games are locked via region/system and if the Flashcards don’t unlock them or having difficulty in a way upon using when downloading games, how is it posing a threat at all if you can’t even migrate/read downloads in another 3DS via SD cards without system transfer? If only Flashcards works solely as a memory booster or if Nintendo can design their own 3DS Micro SD cartridge add-on, then there wouldn’t be much of a problem (that right here should be a smart way to greatly suppress piracy flashcards: Beat them at their own game) Besides, piracy is always gonna happen no matter what. Its like fighting cancer: There’s only a miracle chance to permanently defeat such a disease.

  18. Another offensive move to the rightful owners of the 3DS Nintendo but eh, I’m not surprised what they did since it’s like this for a while atm still. xD

    Of course, people will always find a way around.

  19. the r4i gold 3ds workaround works fine, you just have to be prepared to pull the card apart and sever the signal line between c1 and r9 after the patching is complete

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