Today we will share a project that someone has been working on with a few others for the past few months – the first public project to attempt 3DS emulation. “Citra” (https://github.com/bunnei/citra/) is an experimental Nintendo 3DS emulator/debugger written in C++ (and licensed under GPLv2).
At this time, it is in the very initial stages of development, and is only capable of running homebrew. It currently supports:
ARM9/ARM11 interpreter for the 3DS “appcore” – the processor core dedicated to running user applications
(Some) OS HLE to support userland interaction with the various 3DS OS services
Loading of ELF and launcher.dat files
Debugger with ARM11 disassembler, register view, callstack and symbol loading (written in Qt)
Supported on both Linux and Windows (MS Visual Studio 2013 Express)
They want to emphasize that for the long-term, this project will only (potentially) be useful to developers – there are many non-existent components that are absolutely essential to even loading a commercial game (and furthermore there is no gamepad or hardware 3D support, among many many other things).
We are paying attention to the 3DS flashcarts for a long time. As we known, Gateway 3ds is the first one can run 3DS roms and NAND-emulate.
Then R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe and 3DSLink Released with cheaper price.
At the end, MT-Card 3DS came out, which was the first and only 3ds flash card can support multi 3ds roms in one Micro sd card, it really has many powerful functions for players, and just now , we noticed MT-Card official reseller Digimartz.com news: MT-Card V1.1 firmware & V1.2 Hardware released! With this update , it can support NAND-emulate, region free,ESHOP,NAND backup, the popular 3ds games are all available(such as Pokemon X/Y , Animal crossing …) . And so far as I known, the V1.2 firmware , which fixed many eshop games (eg: Harmo Knight , Phoenix Wright 5, Super mario bros deluxe) , will be coming soon!
So, till now, MT-Card’s functions and also the great value are the best 3ds flashcart as i known. Even for the OMEGA 2.1 firmware released , the GATEWAY 3DS‘s multirom function had been extended and become the 2nd to support 3DS Multi-ROM.
MT card as the world first multirom support 3ds flashcart , such as the multirom , emunand, eshop games, pokemon xy available those wonderful features brings us new feelings in gaming experience. Perhaps , we are eager to know more about the mt card by a professional review for us.
The review can make us more easily understand the mt-card through Packaging and Contents,Design and Impressions,Hardware Requirements,Software Requirements,Grey Shell Flashcart Setup,White Shell Flashcart Setup and Compatibility… And lastly getting an objective conclusion below
+ Easy setup and use
+ Ability to back-up save files
+ Works with all currently dumped games 04/10/2014
+ Local multiplayer works
– No online gameplay
– Only supports FAT32
– No homebrew (yet)
– Requires a 3DS on older firmware
As far as 3DS flashkits go in terms of presentation the MT-Card is pretty average. The flashcarts are stocked in blister packaging with resealable plastic cases. The 3DS flashcart is made of a nice durable plastic which could last through your typical wear and tear. It also has teeth to leverage the device against the 3DS as well as metal screws to secure the PCB in the shell. On the top of the shell there’s a switch, micro USB port, and microSD card slot. The DS flashcart included on the other hand is just a restickered R4 made with lesser quality plastic, doesn’t have teeth, and is held together by small plastic pegs.
Gameplay on the MT-Card is pretty much the same as you’d expect on a retail 3DS game with a couple exceptions. The exceptions being that online multiplayer features do not function and roms take a couple seconds longer to boot. With the addition of multirom you’ll be able to flawlessly transition from game to game without having to re-flash a rom to your microSD card.
With the MT-Card’s latest 1.2 update the MT-Card is now able to play all currently dumped roms regardless of region. That being said having the entire 3DS game library at your disposal to play will last you quite a long time and the only downside I see to this is having trouble deciding what game to play.
Overall (not an average)
With all things considered the MT-Card has a good build, works as advertised, and is getting updates from the MT-Card team. The only downfalls being no online functionality in titles, it only supports FAT32 formatted microSD, it currently doesn’t allow you to play homebrew, and that it requires a 3DS on 4.5 or lower to use it.
Someone may have 3DS official cart (such as Animal Crossing), can it play online without having to update the 4.5 console?
And with an official cart or the ROM? Also how do you update the emuNAND to access?
With the original cart,assuming you haven’t done any of that if you want to run and update emuNAND
1- launch the gateway boot screen ( while holding L )
2- backup system NAND will take about 10 minutes after that move the NAND from 3DS SD card to your PC and keep it safe.
3- from the same gateway boot screen select format emuNAND ( will take 5-10 minutes )
4- boot gateway mode
5- open settings to make sure that everything is ok and you must see GW before the firmware version that means you’re on emuNAND now
6- don’t exit or close the settings ( or you’ll revert back to the original NAND ) open internet settings and make sure the WiFi is on and set up your internet connection
7- after setting up your WiFi agree to the terms of service ( don’t close the settings like I said make sure there is GW before the firmware version) open other settings and system update
8- download the update
9- after the update the 3DS will restart after that open settings and make sure your original firmware is still the same 4.x or lower
10- if you succeeded in everything when you open the classic mode or gateway mode check your emuNAND it should be 7.x
FYI: when you close the settings the 3DS reverts back to the original firmware so you’ll have to boot the gateway again.
Mt team had announced new software 1.2 for Mt card. This software updated to enable you to play Pokemon X / Y freely, and the Animal crossing new leaf is also available. That’s a amazing new update for mt card users.
Let’s look at a proof video for that:
MT official released a new software ver. 1.2 yesterday .With the MT-card V1.2, MT card supports animal crossing, pokemon XY. This update program is to update the FPGA chip and CPU data, no need to use another launcher.dat, same V.1.1 launcher.dat in the SD card.
MT-Card is going to support games that use NAND Saving. That means, that Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are going to be supported soon.
This video was recorded using a private beta directly from the MT-card Team. Just in case that anyone wants to have video proof:
It’s really an amazing news for those gateway 3ds fans, as the gateway team was announcing a very important update : GATEWAY 2.1 “OMEGA” PUBLIC RELEASED . That means you can enjoy the newest Multirom , Pokemon X/Y, eShop games etc good features.
-Multi game support
-100% game Compatibility
-ESHOP game support
-Game card updated easily
How to update Gateway 3DS with newest 2.1 OMEGA public firmware?
1.YOU STILL NEED A 4.1-4.5 CONSOLE FOR GATEWAY TO WORK (Now that that’s out of the way…)
2.The system will enter the menu only if the GW cart inserted hasn’t been updated. After it has been updated, it will boot to Gateway mode if the L button is not being hold while entering to DS profile. kyogre123 Thanks for the heads up.
3.Update requires FGPA update to function (update is included inside launcher so just replace launcher as normal).
4.Fat32 Drag+Drop & ex-Fat supported Multi-rom.
5.Press select to bring up the OSD for multirom so you can choose what game you want to play.
6.You can access the E-shop on Emunand 7.1.0-16x
7.Nand-saving based games (Pokemon X&Y, Animal Crossing, etc.) work and save but ONLY WHEN THEY ARE UNTRIMMED!
8.Card dumping feature added.
9.Region-Free in Classic Mode!
Checked some videos about the possible new flashcart for 3DS games – EVO3DS which approved to support Pokemon Y successfully.
This demo will show you how this EVO card can work with Pokemon Y game. Please look forward to the more enhanced functions which will be available soon.
This demo will show you how this EVO card can work with MultiGame. Please look forward to the more enhanced functions which will be available soon.
This demo will show you how this EVO card can work with e-shop game: HarmoKnight. Please look forward to the more enhanced functions which will be available soon.
-Load eshop games
-Wifi Switch ON
-Load exploit without press L button
-EUR console in 4.5.
-Emunand function in 7.X
-NAND Save games compatible.
-5 menu items features:
1. Classic Mode – Select Game – Backup retail games
2. Format Emunand
3. Nand Backup – Backup retail games
4. Play Backup Mode
As mater of fact , the EVO3DS is still under development , the official site also has no information to update so far. So , we have to wait for more news about the card. However , you known , the MT card has similar functions as EVO3DS, such as multirom , emNAND 7.x, ESHOP etc. The big point of the difference is EVO3DS can play the popular Pokemon Y game. Then , buying MT-card is a good choice before the EVO3DS comes out.
We known, the Nintendo 3ds had been hacked last year, during that time, there are many revolution news about 3DS hacking.
Information summary taken from
– PUBLIC RELEASE OF Gateway 3DS V1.1a Region-free and Firm-Spoof
– Release 1.2: iQue and HK support
– Gateway 3DS 2.0 Sneak Peak 1 of 2 (nand backup)
– Gateway 3DS 2.0 Sneak Peak 2 of 2 (emuNand)
– F.A.Q. (what they are doing, some promises etc etc)
– 3DSLINK Demo Video
– R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edtion for Playing 3DS Games is Officially Released!
– 2.0 release and clones (more promises and clones announcement)
– 3DSLINK Region Free Demo
– 3DSLinkV2.0 Change Log
– R4i Firmware 2.0 and Manuals Released
– 3DSLink V2.01 Change Log
– 3DSLink Demo of EmuNand
– R4i Demo of EmuNand
– Public Beta release of GW 2.0b1
– MT-Card Announced
– 3DSLink firmware 3.0 is released
– R4i firmware 3.0 is released
– 2.02b now available (brick code introduced)
– Happy new year (says 2.0f coming early days of 2014 AKA more lies)
– MT card will be released in January 3, 2014
– Nand-based saves demo
– 3DSLink firmware V3.3B is released (GW2.0b2 equivalent with brick code active)
– R4i firmware V3.3B is released (GW2.0b2 equivalent with brick code active)
– Clones Blue Screen (brickway-gate)
– MT-card announcement of new features
– Gateway 3DS 2.0 multiROM teaser
– Switching to Gateway (more promises and seems like they are pushing for you to buy them, also last bit of news from them till date)
– MT card Hardware Ver1.1 & Software V1.1 released (multirom+emunand)
– Demos Nand Save and first glimpse on the evo3ds menu
– Demos Multirom working with both Nand Games and eshop (multirom missing GUI, toggle via up button) EVO3ds
– Demos eshop titles working though its one game per sd card EVO3ds