January 15, 2012Posted in: 3ds Homebrew
Game consoles have been very popular these days (especially to computer game enthusiasts) and the competition between the makers is still on the rise. On the other side of the story, firmware exploits from hackers provide low-cost gamers since most licensed games and applications can be very costly. If you have a Nintendo® 3DS, you probably thought of having it hacked to get the games that you love for free and play 3DS homebrew (custom made) games and applications from anonymous programmers.
What is 3DS Homebrew?
From the name itself, 3DS homebrew is composed of applications and games that aren’t licensed for distribution by Nintendo – the licensed console maker. Custom firmware in different kinds of gaming consoles have been very popular for years because it allows you to play games without purchasing it via cartridge or disk. On top of that, it will also allow you to use custom applications – from messaging tools to digital pets, which can be very exciting to use.
Most of these exploit experts are unknown – they might be using a different name on the web just to be recognized by homebrew fans. Homebrew users put up their hopes to these people just to get the latest custom firmware that will let them use the recent licensed features of gaming consoles these days. You can call these people “experts” in the industry since they’ve been very successful every time a new secured firmware arrives. In fact, 3DS homebrew was released a month after Nintendo® released its licensed 3DS firmware.
What are Flash Cards?
Flash cards are used to store back-ups in a 3DS console – it is sold in various sizes (the higher its size, the expensive it gets). Exploits can use this card to store a complete and playable game data that can be downloaded online. On the other hand, you can’t use 3DS homebrew without having it hacked first. This means, you have to install a custom firmware created by 3DS homebrew experts. You can also download it online along with the guide on how to install it.
The pitfall of hacking the Nintendo® 3DS console is that you’re risking it into bricking. If you have done installing the new custom firmware without following necessary precautions, you might get it “bricked” or unusable. There are lots of videos and tutorials on the web that will show you how to properly hack your Nintendo® 3DS so it’s best to take a look at it first. Once you have performed the proper installation of the custom firmware, only then you can use 3DS homebrew on your console.
What to Expect in 3DS Homebrew?
Nintendo® 3DS has a lot of things to offer – from internet surfing to thousands of useful application, you can be assured that 3DS Homebrew will take it to the next level. If you will surf the web these days, you can find thousands of homebrew applications that can be very useful in your everyday life. File transfer and internet browsing applications are very popular applications these days that you can download from homebrew enthusiasts online.
December 26, 2011Posted in: 3ds Homebrew
Homebrew is a term commonly associated to video games. It is commonly referred to as a program that is developed at home contrasting propriety programs that are developed by well known companies. Dozens of homebrew are developed for different consoles. It enables gamers to enjoy different applications that are just within their budget. Recently, the name 3DS homebrew was used as a general expression for software programs mostly games that are generated for Nintendo 3DS.
What is Nintendo 3DS?
The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console produced in the early months of 2011. It features a stereoscopic effect without the aid of 3D glasses or accessories that can produce a 3D effect. Other features of this game console are three cameras that are located in front and at the back. A web browser, virtual console services and video content are also available in this game console.
The R4 3DS Flash card for Nintendo 3DS homebrew
To be able to incorporate homebrew in your Nintendo 3DS, a flash card known as R4 3DS is required. The use of R4 3DS is essential because the Nintendo Company prohibited unlicensed programmers to pirate programs into their console. With that, they have placed new verification systems to block these programs. R4 3DS flash cards allow Nintendo 3DS consoles to read unsigned code and enable gamers to enjoy the latest 3DS homebrew in their console.
How to get 3DS homebrew
After purchasing your very own R4 3DS flash cards, you can search the internet for viable websites where you can download 3DS homebrew you want. Most applications offered are free for everyone to enjoy. You may need a WinZip application in your console or PC in order for you to decompress some of the archives since most of the downloadable files are in Zip. In the decompressed files look for the .nds file found in each archives and copy it to your flash card. For you to play or utilize those programs you have to plug the flash card to you Nintendo game console and load. In the game menu you can see directory of every application that you have copied. Always take note that you should copy only the .nds files in each archive to be able to load and play it in your console.
The benefit of 3DS homebrews
Although there are numerous controversies associated with homebrew, it is still one of the fastest products being sold this year. Homebrew allows gamers to enjoy every application compatible for Nintendo 3DS without resulting to bankruptcy. It is a practical way of purchasing software applications since there are free downloadable all over the internet. While some charge extensively lower than most company released products. 3DS homebrew gives every individual a chance to explore the different activities applicable for the console. Due to the impeccable innovation of different computer programmer’s all over the world, diverse games, applications and programs are rising to give each purchaser the amusement and satisfaction they always wanted.