For those of you who dont know the Gateway 3DS
is a Flash Cartridge for the Nintendo 3DS, i received a review sample before Xmas but i was waiting for the day i could do justice with a review, add to that the bad press Gateway got over their software being used on clone 3DS flash carts which may or may not have bricked many consoles.
Lets move on to last weekend, Gateway released 2 new firmwares in the space of hours and this is where the Gamechanger happened, the Flash cart could now hold multiple roms, if you own 20 3DS games the last thing you want is to carry 20 carts around, your liable to lose them or they may get broken or stolen etc, well now you dont need to, its as simple as that.
What you Need
First off you need a Nintendo 3DS with firmware in the 4.1 to 4.5 range
, this is the hardest bit at present, new Nintendo 3DS consoles will come with a much higher firmware so sadly you wont be able to use them, look in 2nd hand shops and the likes of Ebay and make sure you have proof before hand.
Assuming you have a 3DS with firmware 4.1 to 4.5 on you will also need
2GB SD Card or maybe even a 4GB
Gateway 3DS Blue and Red Card
To use with the Blue card a 1GB Micro SD Card
To use with the Red Card as higher MicroSD card as you can afford im using a 16GB for now.
Adapters to read SD/MicroSD Cards on PC
Your PC Obviously.
The Installation of files is easier when theres a video guide to watch and theres no better on the internet than the following guide, its up to date except for the part when you put 3DS Roms on the MicroSD, you no longer have to do it that way (make an image file), now you just drag and drop.
Watch this Video and use it as a reference: