Category: MT Card

Sky3ds VS MT-card, which one you should buy for 3DS Games?

Today I’m gong to compare two 3ds flashcarts in this post. They are 3ky3ds and MT-card. By the way, both the two flashcards you can buy from rev3ds.com. And from yesterday, the new 3ds card sky3ds is released to the public officially. 

Sky3ds description

As the official site said, the sky3ds flashcart has hacked newest 3DS V9.X become to be the world 1st supports Playing Any 3DS games roms on Any Versions of 3DS/3DSXL/2DS/NEW 3DS V9.2.0-20 (E/J/U)… Meanwhile, it also should support the Nintendo 2DS and the New 3DS to date for 3ds games roms playing.

In short, the SKY3DS enables you to playing ANY 3DS games roms on Any Versions of 3DS/3DSXL /2DS/ NEW 3DS V9.2.0-20 directly.

MT-card description

MT-Card  is a new 3ds flash kit to support play 3ds games on 3ds console. Just like Gateway 3ds, 3dslink and r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition, the MT-Card can also support play 3ds games on N3DS V4.5 or V4.1 . Tthis card has some extra features, including multi 3ds roms supported , which means you can play a lot of 3ds games at one time. users can select game in menu or by pressing key. Now with the latest update, MT-card has some more new features such as Save lEditor, NAND-emulate and Card-dump.

Comparison

  • Both the two cards work on 3ds consoles to play 3ds games.
  • Saving works on sky3ds and mt-card too.
  • Multi-rom supports on these two cards.
  • Sky3ds runs 3ds roms on v9.2.0 and any other firmwares on 3ds, MT-card works on 3ds version from 4.1 to 4.5.
  • Sky3ds support 3ds games on new 3ds, MT-card can’t support for now.
  • Each sky3ds supports up to 10 games, MT-card can run more games with a micro sd card.
  • Sky3ds plays 3ds games in need of one card, MT-card use two flash kits to boot 3ds mode.

Here is the latest news from mt-card that mt-card hardware v2.1 was released.The new hareware brings many striking features ,like brings the latest dump function and file conversion function,Restore save file function and so on and following are more details i quotated from official site

Buy MT Card 

“   The update brings the latest dump function and file conversion function. To update to Ver2.1, just transfer the latest launcher.dat to the SD card and replace the old one. Hardware version remains the same.

1.     Save file backup function. Backup 3DS game cartridge save to the SD card and the backup file is *.sav(flashcard mode).

2.     Restore save file function. Restore save file(*.sav) from SD card to the 3DS game cartridge.

3.    3DS game cartridge dump function. The dump rom file contains save file size and corresponding game cartridge ID. The rom file is stored in the SD card and the file name is *.3dz.

4.    File conversion (sav to zav). It is to convert save file from flashcard mode to 3DS cartridge mode. While converting, the ROM file (*.3dz) ID in the MicroSD card will be read. According to the ID  and the existing *.sav file, a new *.zav file will be generated in the MicroSD card. Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

5.    File conversion (zav to sav). It is to convert save file from 3DS cartridge mode to flashcard mode. While converting, the programme reads the rom file (*.3ds or *.3dz) which is in the MicroSD card, not to read the ID. According to the existing *.zav file, a new *.sav file will be generated in the MicroSD card.  Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

About the new features:
1.A  variety  of  encryption  methods  are  used in the existing savegame.  When the encryption method is Ver6.0, “Backup 3DS Savegame” file is *.zav. This save file can be used in flashcard, and it is online supported, it can also be restored to the original game card(card A to card A)

2.If the encryption method is not Ver6.0, the backup file is *.sav. This save file can be used in flashcard, it can also be restored to the 3DS game cartridges(same games), of any ID.(Card A to Card A/Card A to Card B). Or via the Sav to Zav function, to generate a new *.zav file. It is online supported after conversion.

3.As the previous ROM files do not contain the save file information, all the generated save file size is 512K. If the actual game save file is 128k, we can’t “Restore 3DS Savegame” 512K save file to 3DS game cartridge. To solve this problem, our dump ROM files contain the save file information, and all the save files can be restored to 3DS game cartridge.

4.When Sav to Zav function works, the ROM file being read must contain ID information.

Note : you can download the latest hardware v2.1 from here :

http://www.mt-card.com/download/MT_Card_v2.1.rar

In fact,MT-Card team is a powerful team,it created so many first, it is the world’s first card to support multi 3ds roms, the first card to support 3ds game cheat function as well as the first card to brings the latest dump function and file conversion function.so if you are  in the market for a 3ds game card,you can give mt-card a shot,the price is a little cheaper and function is amazing.and FYI,modchipfactory.com is a usa based official distributor for mt-card

[tutorial]How to setup firmware V2.0 on MT Card for 3DS(XL) console–AR and switching game function

The current MT Card firmware on the offiical site is still 1.4 yet. But We have got the firmware 2.0 to test. Firmware 2.0 support two main functions. AR cheat function and switching games in menu. This two main function is very useful,especially for the users who want to hold more than one game in the micro sd card.

The usage of the MT Card have no different on this new firmware 2.0. So users can setup as usual. If you are familiar with the usages (old users) you can skip this article.  Lets begin step by step

Upgrade the hardware FPGA 1.4 to 2.0 :

update the hardware from v1.4 to v2.0 via the usb cable

Use a micro USB cable to connect MT card to the computer

After  connecting  ,  the  computer  will  automatically  install  the  drivce,  and  then
shows you a picture as below, “update” is available.

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Click “update”, it will detect the driver installation of MT card.

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If all OK, comfirm the update, click “Yes” to update.

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When  the  first  progress  bar  is  finished,  your  computer  indicates  Found  New
Hardware, click it

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When  the  first  progress  bar  is  finished,  your  computer  indicates  Found  New
Hardware, click it

After installation, your computer will ask you to restart, click “Restart Later”.

Back to the MT card update interface, the second progress bar begins, start
writing data to the FPGA chip, it will take longer time, about 3 minutes

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The third progress bar begins, writing data to CPU

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When the third progress bar is finished, it will show you update success, you
can disconnect the USB connectin

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SETUP the Kernel (software on 3DS) and hack the 3DS console.

Download the bluecard file from MT Card official site.
http://www.mt-card.com/Downloads.html

unzip and copy these files to the root folder of micro sd card.

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Copy the LAUNCHER.DAT to the root folder of the SD card (coming with the 3DS console,not the micro sd card.

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Insert the MT Card into your 3DS slot, power on. You should see the icon like a retail cartridge .

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Press A ,load the system then check the file folder find the MT_INSTALLER.NDS file.

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Running MT_INSTALLER.NDS in BlueCard menu, and selecting your console type, then press KEY A to exit after finished.

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Les’t begin to hack the 3DS now.

Run Launcher.dat (repeat every power cycle), console version: 4.1‐4.5 only
choose “System Settings”‐>”Other Settings”‐>”Profile”‐>”Nintendo DS Profile” on the Menu of
3DS console, and the console will restart soon.

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Now Your console will restart, don’t power off.

We can now copy some games to enjoy

Prepare the YellowCard and a MicroSD card (Sharing with the BlueCard is OK), and formatted the MicroSD card as FAT32;
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Copy ROMs (*.3ds) and SAVEs (*.sav) to the ROOT of the MicroSD, the MT‐Card will create a 512KB .sav
for you if it can’t find a save file with the same name. BTW, the 4GB ROMs please trimmed first.

Now inser the MT Yellow Card.

choose “System Settings”‐>”Other Settings”‐>”Profile”‐>”Nintendo DS Profile” on the Menu of

Waiting restart.

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First you should choose the Game you want to play. The game list will show on the top screen. The icon will now show before you choose game. After you Press A on the Game. The Icon will shown

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Now you can enjoy the Games