DS Game Forwarders


Forwarders are shortcuts for games that you can install to your home menu or hiyaCFW menu. You can load DS games from the SD card (using nds-bootstrap) or from a compatible flashcard (via its respective kernel) using forwarders installed to your menu of choice.

DS spel måste dumpas till en digital .nds-format. You can dump your DS cartridges using GodMode9 on 3DS, or GodMode9i on DSi.

If you have any issues, check the FAQs on the GBAtemp thread.

Choose one of the following to add to the HOME menu:

This page assumes you are running a modern CFW environment from 3ds.hacks.guide.

Del 1: Få de nödvändiga filerna #

If you already have Universal Updater installed on your console, you can skip to step 3.

  1. Öppna FBI och välj Remote Install, sedan Scan QR Code
  2. Skanna denna QR-kod för att installera den senaste versionen av Universal-Updater
    Universal-Updater QR kod
  3. Öppna Universal Updater från HOME-menyn
  4. Installera paketet för NDSForwarder
  5. NDSSkotare och dess nödvändiga filer är nu inställda i sina respektive platser

Del 2: NDSForwarder #

  1. Starta Homebrew Launcher
  2. I Homebrew Launcher, öppna NDS Forwarder Generator
  3. Navigera till ditt spels plats och tryck press A
  4. Bekräfta att du vill installera genom att välja Ja
  5. När det är installerat så kommer ditt spel nu att visas som en titel på din HOME-meny

Krav #

Del 1: Komma igång #

  1. Download the Forwarder pack for DSi SD Card
  2. Extract the contents of the for SD Card root folder to the root of your DSi’s SD card, and (if the folder exists)

After you extract the pack for your card, you can edit sd:/_nds/nds-bootstrap.ini and change the following settings.

  • BOOST_CPU: If set to 1, TWL clock speed is used, so lags begone
  • SOUND_FREQ: If set to 1, sound will play at 48khz, instead of 32khz
  • LANGUAGE: If set to -1, the system language will be used
  • REGION: If set to -2, the DSiWare game’s region will be used instead of the system’s

Del 2: Få AP:s åtgärdsfiler från TWiLight Menu++ #

If you already have TWiLight Menu++, skip to the next section.

  1. Download the latest TWiLightMenu-DSi.7z
  2. In the 7z file, go to the _nds/TWiLightMenu/extras folder
  3. Drag the apfix.pck file to sd:/_nds/ntr-forwarder/

Del 3: Forwarder3-DS #

  1. Öppna Forwarder3DS.jar
    • Windows-användare: Om den inte öppnas kan du ladda ner Forwarder3DS.bat, placera den i samma mapp som Forwarder3DS.jar, och köra den
  2. Ställ in ditt kort som Target till vänster
    • OBS: Om du inte ser en lista av kort, ladda ner denna zip, och lägg forwarders mappen i samma mapp som Forwarder3DS. ar, sedan byta namn på den till .forwarders
  3. Aktivera Automatically set ROM path
    • Linux-användare: Den automatiska sökvägen är felaktig eftersom den innehåller hela sökvägen (e. . /media/$USER/någonting/), ta bort den delen
    • MacOS användare: Den automatiska sökvägen är felaktig eftersom den innehåller /Volumes/(kortnamn)/ i början, ta bort den delen
  4. Klicka på mappen längst upp till höger och välj de ROM du vill göra forwarders för eller dra och släpp dem i fönstret
    • OBS: ROMs måste redan vara på ditt SD-kort när du väljer dem, och kan inte flyttas utan att återskapa forwarderna
    • If your save file is in the same folder as the ROM, move it to a folder called saves, with the saves folder being in the same place as the ROMs
  5. If you’re playing a hack/translation of a DSi-Enhanced game that has it’s banner/title edited, find the banner for the game from here, right click on the game in Forwarder3-DS, click Import banner, and click on the banner to use
  6. Om du använder en homebrew ROM, klicka på den, rensa sedan Game title och skriv in spelets titel
  7. Click the floppy drive button to generate the forwarder
  8. Copy the NDS file made by the application to your DSi SD card

Part 4: Installing to the hiyaCFW DSi Menu #

  1. Copy tmfh.nds from the TMFH .zip file to the root of your SD card
  2. Reinsert your SD card into your DSi
  3. Launch tmfh.nds from Unlaunch or TWiLight Menu++
  4. Install the forwarder NDS file using TMFH

Requirements #

A supported flashcard from this list

The recommended flashcards are the DSTT and Acekard 2i. If you want perfect game compatibility, get the SuperCard DSTWO/DSTWO PLUS. The only downside is that it drains your system battery faster.

If you have a flashcard that works with Apache Thunder’s NTR Launcher, you can request it on the GBAtemp thread. Be sure to specify which build you’re using (Normal or Alt), and if RESETSLOT1 is set to 0 or 1 in sd:/nds/ntr_launcher.ini.

Compatible:

Untested:

  • R4i3D NEW (Use R4iDSN template and pack)

Partially compatible:

  • Ace 3DS+ (Game compatibility is bad, so saving/loading save file results in crashing)
  • Gateway Blue Card (Game compatibility is bad, so saving/loading save file results in crashing)
  • EX4DS (Game compatibility is bad, so saving/loading save file results in crashing)
  • R4iLS (Game compatibility is bad, so saving/loading save file results in crashing)
  • Cards with www.r4isdhc.com.cn (Game compatibility is bad, so saving/loading save file results in crashing)

Incompatible:

  • CycloDS (i)Evolution (Can autoboot ROMs, but it works differently than other flashcards)
  • (i)Edge (Unable to autoboot a .nds ROM)
  • R4 Gold Pro (www.r4i-gold.com / www.r4i-gold.me) (YSMenu (not the forwarder process) bricks the card)
  • R4i3D (2012)
  • R4 Infinity Dual Core
  • R4 SDHC
  • R4 SDHC Dual-Core (www.r4isdhc.com) (YSMenu (not the forwarder process) bricks the card)
  • A 64 bit OS
  • Forwarder3-DS
  • Java 8
  • Linux users: JavaFX
    • Debian-based: Run this script
    • Arch: sudo pacman -S java8-openjfx && sudo archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk/jre

Part 1: Getting started #

  1. Download one of these packs:
  2. Extract the contents of the for Slot-1 microSD folder to the root of your flashcard’s microSD card, and (if the folder exists) the contents of the for 3DS SD card folder to the root of your 3DS’s SD card
    • What will be in each pack for loading ROMs:
      • Original R4/M3 Simply - WoodR4 & YSMenu
      • DSTT/R4i Gold/R4i-SDHC/R4 SDHC Dual-Core/R4 SDHC Upgrade/SC DSONE, Acekard 2(i)/M3DS Real/R4i-SDHC 1.4.x - YSMenu
      • Acekard RPG, Ace 3DS+/Gateway Blue Card/R4iLS/R4iTT, R4iDSN/R4i Gold RTS - WoodR4

After you extract the pack for your card, you can edit sd:/_nds/ntr_forwarder.ini to change the following settings. This isn’t possible for Acekard RPG, R4 DS, and R4i Gold RTS.

  • NTRCLOCK: If set to 0 or A is held, the DSi boot screen will appear instead of the normal DS splash, and TWL clock speed is used, so lags begone
  • DISABLEANIMATION: If set to 1 or B is held, the DS/DSi boot screen is skipped
  • HEALTHSAFETYMSG: If set to 1, the boot screen’s health and safety message will appear on the bottom screen, otherwise the bottom screen stays white with no health and safety message

Part 2: Getting the AP fix files from TWiLight Menu++ #

If you already have TWiLight Menu++, skip to the next section.

  1. Download the latest TWiLightMenu-3DS.7z
  2. In the 7z file, go to the _nds/TWiLightMenu/extras folder
  3. Drag the apfix.pck file to fat:/_nds/ntr-forwarder/

Part 3: Forwarder3-DS #

  1. Open Forwarder3DS.jar
    • Windows users: If it doesn’t open, download this Forwarder3DS.bat, place it in the same folder as Forwarder3DS.jar, and run it
  2. Set your card as the Target on the left
    • NOTE: If you don’t see a list of cards, download this zip, and put the forwarders folder in the same folder as Forwarder3DS.jar, then rename it to .forwarders
  3. Enable Automatically set ROM path
    • Linux users: The automatic path is incorrect since it includes the entire path (e.g. /media/$USER/something/), please remove that part
    • MacOS users: The automatic path is incorrect since it includes /Volumes/(cardname)/ at the start, please remove that part
  4. Click the folder in the top right and select the ROMs you want to make forwarders for or drag and drop them onto the window
    • NOTE: The ROMs must already be on your SD card when selecting them, and can’t be moved without recreating the forwarders
  5. If you’re playing a hack/translation of a DSi-Enhanced game that has it’s banner/title edited, find the banner for the game from here, right click on the game in Forwarder3-DS, click Import banner, and click on the banner to use
  6. If using a homebrew ROM, click on it, then clear the Game title and type the game’s title
  7. Click the floppy disk button to generate the forwarders

Part 4: Installing the forwarder #

  • If using a 3DS family console:
    1. Copy the CIA(s) to your 3DS’s SD card, then install them using FBI
      • If using EmuNAND, install to both SysNAND and EmuNAND
  • If using a DSi:
    1. Copy tmfh.nds from the TMFH .zip file to the root of your SD card
    2. Reinsert your SD card into your DSi
    3. Launch tmfh.nds from Unlaunch or TWiLight Menu++
    4. Install the forwarder NDS file using TMFH