Month: December 2015

How to transfer sky3ds(blue button) game save to sky3ds+ orange button

SKY3DS+ orange button has been released almost one month which leads to a hot discussion. With much more powerful functions with sky3ds+, many users have ordered it. However, there is an important problem for users who also have a blue button sky3ds. How to transfer the Roms save data in sky3ds blue button to sky3ds+ orange button. In this post, we will introduce you the way with the example of Super Mario.


SKY3DS+ orange button
1× SKY3DS+ blue/red button
1× New/OLD 3DS
2× MicroSD card

1. Please look at the Super Mario save interface with blue button sky3ds on 3DS

2. Insert the card reader with sky3ds microSD card to your PC;
Download the latest  Diskwriter V2.03 and open it on your PC. select the game you want to transfer, and right click “backup save2”. Then a .sav file for this game will be created.

3.Then copy the .sav file to your microSD card for your sky3ds+ orange button. The name of .sav file must be the same as the name of its Rom.

4. Insert sky3ds+ with microSD card to your 3DS console, and then start your game. Then you will find that the game save has been transferred successfully to sky3ds orange button.
Now you can enjoy games with sky3ds+.

What is the change for SKY3DS+(SKY3DS PLUS) orange button

SKY3DS+ is the new 3ds flashcard which pretend the genuine Nintendo N3DS/3DS cartridge using the cartridge emulation. It is  completely firmware-independent, which means it can always support the latest 3DS console firmware version.  In this post, we will introduce you what is the change for  SKY3DS+(SKY3DS PLUS) orange button.

There four different parts on the design between sky3ds+ orange button and sky3ds blue button. The first improves the customers’ experience. As we all know, there is only a one game-changing blue button which will cost much time on switch games if you have placed plenty of games on your card. The new sky3ds+ has two orange button which allows you to change games in two sections(Forward/Backward). This change also decreased game-switching time and make it faster for uses to find games they want to play.

The second change is that there is a  Micro USB connector on the side of card which makes the device work as a portable SD card reader. Uses can use it to update on-board firmware,which can also avoid any future AP checks from Nintendo. The transfer speed of the connector is much slow and please just use it to edit settings and update the firmware. If you want to place the large files such as ROMs, please use the card reader which is  fastter.

The third change is that there is not need to use DiskWriter utility and templates writing games. As the filesystem was switched to standard FAT32. What you need to do is copy the ROMs to your MicroSD card. And the maximum filesize supported by FAT32 is 4GB, and the few games which is larger than 4GB can be easily trimmed and applied with sky3ds+.

The last change is the most powerful one- the Sky3DS+ now uses a rewritable firmware chip which means sky3ds team can circumvent any new Anti-Piracy measures in the futures  from Nintendo.

SKY3DS+(SKY3DS PLUS) 3DS Roms Compatibility List

New SKY3DS+(SKY3DS PLUS) oange button features a powerful function, supporting 3DS roms with AP checks such as FEIf/MHX/Animal Crossing/Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heros. Here is a list 3ds roms tested can works well with sky3ds+. We will update the compatibility list continuously.

Devil Survivor: Overclocked (EUR) – PASS
Cubic Ninja (EUR) – PASS
Luigi’s Mansion 2 (EUR) – PASS
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (EUR) – PASS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (EUR) – PASS
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (EUR) – PASS
Dead or Alive: Dimensions (EUR) – PASS
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate (EUR) – PASS
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (EUR) – PASS
Tales of the Abyss (EUR) – PASS
Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D (EUR) – PASS,
Pokemon Art Academy (EUR) – PASS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (EUR) – PASS
Mario Party: Island Tour (EUR) – PASS
Mario Kart 7 (EUR) – PASS
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns (EUR) – PASS
Fire Emblem: Awakening (EUR) – PASS
Super Mario Land 3D (EUR) – PASS
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. (EUR) – PASS
Naruto: Powerful Shippuden (EUR) – PASS
Rhythm Thief: The Emperor’s Treasure (EUR) – PASS
Super Pokemon Rumble (EUR) – PASS
Resident Evil: Revelations (EUR) – PASS
Bravely Default (EUR) – PASS
Monster Hunter 4 (EUR) – PASS
Pokemon Omega Ruby (EUR) – PASS
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – PASS
Scribblenauts Unlimited (EUR) – PASS
Metal Gear Solid 3D – Snake Eater (EUR) – PASS
Project X Zone 2: Brave New World (JAP) – PASS
Mario & Luigi RPG – Paper Mario MIX (JAP) – FAIL (Hangs on an Error screen after creating/loading a save file, possible NINJHAX Region-Free Loader issue)
Monster Hunter X (JAP) – PASS
Shin Megami Tensei IV (USA) – PASS
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (USA) – PASS
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (USA) – PASS
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (USA) – PASS

Tips: If you use the different region ROMs on your 3DS console, please install NINJHAX 2.5 on your 3DS console to play the Out-of-Region 3ds games.

SKY3DS+ can support Mario & Luigi – Paper Jam Bros on 3DS10.3.0-28

Mario & Luigi – Paper Jam Bros released several day ago and it  should be a new 3DS games with AP checks from Nintendo. Most uses  want to konw which 3ds flash card can support. And we can test with new sky3ds+ orange button and confirmed that new sky3ds+ can support Mario & Luigi – Paper Jam Bros on 3DS10.3.0-28E

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Here are the proof pictures


SKY3DS+ Review on GBAtemp

SKY3DS+ is released and it will be available within few days. It comes with muct more powerful function and there is an SKY3DS+ review from Foxi4 on GBAtemp from which you can know more about sky3ds+: the advantages and disadvantages.

SKY3DS+ advantages

①AP checks solved,sky3ds+ can support FEIf/MHX/Animal Crossing/Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heros.
②Filesystem was switched to standard FAT32 and it is easy to use: drag & drop roms to your MicroSD card.
③Two orange buttons allows users to switch to last/next games
④Two buttons also decreased game-switching time and make it faster for uses to find games they want to play.
⑤The Micro USB connector allows users to edit settings and update the firmware in the MicroSD card.
⑥No diskWriter required, More easier to use,copy and play.
⑦A rewritable firmware chip can circumvent any future AP checks from Nintendo.
⑧Compatible with NINJHAX 2.5, allows for other 3rd party homebrews and region free games.

SKY3DS+ disadvantages

① The transfer speed of Micro USB connector is too slow:about 355kbps and it cannot be used to transfet large file such as roms
②Filesystem is standard FAT32 and the 4GB filesize limitation of FAT32 forces you to trim large roms.
③MicroSD card always need to format with SD Formatter before using it in the flashcart to ensure good condition.

SKY3DS+ orange button VS SKY3DS blue button


For users who has 3DS firmware above9.2, there are two choice for you to play 3ds games. SKY3DS+ orange button and SKY3DS blue button, and they all come from sky3ds team. Which one is better and worthy to buy? As they all can support 3ds game on all 3DS console version.

SKY3DS+ orange button

SKY3DS+ orange button will be available in  15th Dec,2015, if you pre order sky3ds+ in with fast shipping. You will get the sky3ds+ in hand within 3- 5 woring which will be good Christmas gift for you and your family. SKY3DS+ has more powerful function and easier to use it. SKY3DS+ solved anti-piracy issue from nintendo team. SKY3DS+ can support FEIf/MHX/Animal Crossing/Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heros on New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles.

SKY3DS+ features:
*Included all the features of sky3DS;
* Switch game back and forth by two orange buttons: two ornage button allows users to change to next or last games freely.
* More easier to use,copy and play,no diskWriter required: You just need to copy 3ds roms to your MicroSD card and download the
* Compatible with other 3rd party homebrews;
* AP checks solved: support FEIf/MHX/Animal Crossing/Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heros.
* Firmware updatable: which mean you donot worry abou the next new anti-piracy issue coming, sky3ds+ can solve the new problem through update the firmware in the future

SKY3DS blue button
New sky3ds
SKY3DS is full in stock and it was the only one 3ds flashcard which can support 3ds rom on any 3DS console version before sky3ds+ orange button released. It still can support most of the latest 3ds games and a good choice for uses.

SKY3DS  features:

* Plug & Play, easy to use, Multi-rom support.
* Support any 3DS system version(including the newest V9.8.0-25J).
* Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP,KR,AU…).
* Support online game and eShop access.
* Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB SDHC/SDXC card.

We have analyzed the sky3ds+ orange and sky3ds blue button for you and  you can choose one which you like is better for yourself.

How to use sky3ds+ to play 3ds roms over 4GB

We have introduced you sky3ds+ introduction how to play 3ds roms with sky3ds plus in the last post.  We all konw that the microSD card for sky3ds+ should be formatted to FAT32 in Windows. And the maximun storage for file is 4GB. So if the rom you want to play is over 4GB, you need to trim it and then place it to the microSD card.

3dsexplorer_v1.5.3_mod (ROM Tool 3.1_3DSGuy)

1. Download the 3dsexplorer_v1.5.3_mod (ROM Tool 3.1_3DSGuy) and exact it. Open the file”3DSExplorer.exe”
2. Click ‘File ->OPEN  and then choose the .3ds file you need to trim.
3. Click CCI->Trim CCI , and then you will find the 3ds rom has become smaller.



SKY3DS+Instruction: support Fire Emblem If/Monster Hunter X on 3DSv10.3.0-28

Great news! SKY3DS+, the second generation sky3ds comes with powerful function which is compatible with latest 3ds games with AP checks such as: Fire Emblem If, Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer and Monster HunterX. SKY3DS+ also bring more inconvenient experience for customers.  Two oranges allow you to switch to last/next games freely. And you also dodnot worry about the next AP checks from nintendo team in the futures, because sky3ds+ firmware is updatable to break new checks games.


SKY3DS+ front
There are new background picture, sky3ds+and the official site
Two orange buttons can be used to switch to last/next games freely
When switch games, there will be red light and then white light flash inside sky3ds+
USB slots



SKY3DS+ features

* Included all the features of sky3DS;
* Switch game back and forth by two orange buttons;
* More easier to use,copy and play,no diskWriter required;
* Compatible with other 3rd party homebrews;
* AP checks solved;
* Firmware updatable.
* Plug & Play, easy to use, Multi-rom support.(sky3ds features)
* Support any 3DS system version(including the newest 10.3.0-28U/E/J).(sky3ds features)
* Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP).(sky3ds features)
* Support eShop and online game.(sky3ds features)
* Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB SDHC cards.(sky3ds features)


1.  Copy the 3ds roms(Fire Emblem If/Monster Hunter X) to the root of your microSD card, no diskwriter tool needed.
2. Download the newest gamelist.bin( like old sky3ds template file) and firmware.bin(kernel) from sky3ds official site, and copy them to the root of your microSD card.sky3ds plus10
3.Insert your microSD card to sky3ds+,  connect sky3ds+ and your PC with usb cable. SKY3DS+ will flash red light about 10 seconds and then green light in 10 seconds,  the light will be down.( during it, the kernel firmware.bin is installing ).
After the light is down, you can open your microSD card and delete the ‘firmware.bin’

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4. Insert the sky3ds+ to your 3DS console and enjoy your 3ds games freely. There are Fire Emblem If and Monster Hunter X on 3DSv10.3.0-28. you can switch games freely by two orange buttons.




Tips: A settings.txt file and other .sav file for each games will be built in your microSD card once start to play games.
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Open the settings.txt,  there will be two lines: the first line is your kernel version. The second line is CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS = 1. Set the CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS = 1(default 0, can change it anytime later) and save it, a .CFG file will be created in your microSD card after a game has been played, it is the rom header of each game. you can build you own .CFG file for playing a new game(or an online game) later if you know how to get those info properly, which means you don’t have to wait for the updated gamelist.bin file by our site, the .CFG file has a higher priority than a gamelist.bin file.