Playing in Widescreen

This section requires a 3DS family console, running a modern CFW environment from

If you’re currently using Luma v13, please update to v13.0.1, before following this guide.

Installing #

  1. Open FBI and select Remote Install, then Scan QR Code
  2. Scan this QR code to install the latest version of Universal-Updater
    Universal-Updater QR code
  3. Open Universal Updater from your HOME Menu
  4. Install the TWPatch package
    • If your console is unable to access the Internet, you can download TWPatch.cia directly, then install it with FBI
  5. Return to the HOME menu and launch TWPatch
    • If you get a message which says Can't open /luma/exeTWL.bin, then use TWLFix-CFW to fix broken TWL mode
  6. Hold Y + B to open the patch menu and enable Widescreen patch (384x240 16:10)
  7. (Optional!) For a less pixelated widescreen, also enable GPU scaling (blurry, no filters)
  8. Press B to exit the patch menu
  9. Press START to generate a TwlBg.cxi file with widescreen
    • If the top screen doesn’t indicate that wide patch is enabled, start from step 3 again
  10. Move TwlBg.cxi from sd:/luma/sysmodules/ to sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/TwlBg/ (create TwlBg folder, if it doesn’t exist), and rename the file to Widescreen.cxi
  11. Restart your 3DS while holding SELECT to open Luma3DS’s configuration
  12. Enable external FIRMs and modules, then press START to save and quit
  13. Open TWiLight Menu++, press Y on your desired game to bring up the per-game settings, and set Screen Aspect Ratio to 16:10

You’re all done! Enjoy your DS games in widescreen!


  1. Do not hold START or SELECT when launching TWLMenu++, if you don’t want widescreen to look glitched
  2. Not every game is widescreen compatible. Here is a list of games with widescreen support
  3. If you’re stuck in widescreen mode in all of TWL_FIRM (including the TWLMenu++ GUI) after following this guide and launching a widescreen-compatible game, delete TwlBg.cxi at sd:/luma/sysmodules/.
    • If the problem persists, uninstall and re-install TWiLight Menu++, and re-follow the above guide, as well as using the original build of Luma
  4. Most widescreen patches will only adjust 3D elements for widescreen, 2D elements (such as menus) will only be stretched
  5. Luma3DS must be loaded from the SD card, if widescreen isn’t working ensure that you have boot.firm in the root of your SD