Player for Nintendo 3DS

The Player arrives on a new platform: The Nintendo 3DS. As usual for such ports you need a console with homebrew support to launch it. You can grab a 3dsx and a CIA in our Download section (Continuous builds Other).

The biggest part of the porting work was done by Rinnegatamante. Without his help the port would be still a slow, silent and crashing prototype. Thanks a lot.

Due to 3DS hardware limitations lags and slowdowns should be expected. The Old 3DS can handle many games but playing it on the New 3DS will be more fun.

Installation

The same rules as for the Wii version apply: Place the game (the folder with the RPG_RT.ldb) directly in the 3dsx folder to launch the game standalone otherwise place the games in subdirectories to use a game browser.

The CIA searches for games in the folder sdcard:/3ds/easyrpg-player.

The RTP (RPG Maker 2000/2003 Runtime Package) should be placed in /data/rtp/2000 and /data/rtp/2003

You can create your own standalone games by embedding a game into the romfs. See this tutorial for instructions.

Known issues

File input/output is very slow. Games that load many graphics or sounds will have a very heavy slowdown.

MP3 and MIDI audio are not supported yet. This will come in another release in May, stay tuned.

Reporting bugs

This is a community provided port without official support. If you think you found a bug please verify that it also occurs in the official versions (e.g. on Windows or Linux). If this is the case please report an issue. If you can’t reproduce it this must be a 3DS only bug. Please report it to Rinnegatamante instead.

Enjoy!

Yume Nikki on Nintendo 3DS
Yume Nikki on Nintendo 3DS

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10 thoughts on “Player for Nintendo 3DS”

  1. i love you guys so much! this is literally what i have been searching for for so long!

  2. Umm.. I don’t know how much work you put into this, and I have yet to try it.. but..
    I think it seems really cool.
    Thank you, to all who contributed.

    It’s really amusing that you happened to use Ib for the installed game on the home menu..
    When I saw it, Ib was my first thought, I think.
    I went to Ib’s Wikipedia page after seeing it was for RPG Maker 2000/2003, and felt happy, because Ib was made using 2000. It made me feel happy, thinking that because you did this, I would be able to beat Ib another time, the 11th counted, and now on my 3DS.

    I think I’ll have a new 3DS soon, so less lag if there is a lot.
    Thank you so much.. I hope I’ll be able to “install”(?) Ib to my home menu, like the person who showed that example, but if I won’t be.. I’ll still think this is cool, I think.
    I looked some stuff up about Yume Nikki, seeing that familiar name once again. A game. A horror game.
    Maybe I’ll play that, on my 3DS, because of who contributed.
    Wow, I am talking so much. I sure do love talking about Ib.
    I’ll abruptly stop now, like the end of a certain, “unfortunate” book series.
    But, thanks.

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