I think a little bit of wee came out when I watched this video of a Nintendo 3ds booting up WINDOZE (the 1337 know what this means!) – *(cough** Windows!). I mean this is no mean feat as far as progression goes, but it is absolutely amazing as far as hacking goes,  technically at the moment it cant do shit, but I hear already mods are in place to start playing Windows based old games… Or even still run a windows based 3ds emulator (say wut???)…

Original credit to Shutterbug2000 from GBATEMP – with his thread HERE –  LarBob from GBATEMP gives a great tutorial on how to do it below,

  • To install: Put the contents of THIS ZIP into /3ds/retroarch_3ds. (if there is no folder called that, create one)

  • It will show up in the homebrew loader with a classic Windows logo.

  • For Windows 3.1, put a WINDOWS folder into the retroarch_3ds folder

  • For Windows 98, put an image of the system into the retroarch_3ds folder called W98.img

  • For Windows 95, put an image of the system into the retroarch_3ds folder called W95.img

  • Once you load up Windows N3DS, go to Load Content -> Select File -> smdc:/ -> 3ds -> retroarch_3ds -> and choose which OS you want to run. ld31.bat = Windows 3.1, ld98.bat = Windows 98, ld95.bat = Windows 95

  • Once it is loaded, you may have to change settings to allow you to move the arrow keys with the d-pad, to press enter using start, etc. by doing this:

  • Open settings by pressing bottom screen, press b, go to settings, input, input user 1 binds. Change User 1 device type to Joystick (4axis/4buttons + kbd arrows) and then go back to the main screen. Save current config. You can then press the bottom screen again to resume the Windows startup.

  • With this setting, D-PAD = Arrow keys, Start = Enter, Select = Esc

If you decide to use Windows 98, I recommend using a build of 98lite Professional if you can (for startup time).
I hope I helped you guys! Remember, this currently only works on New 3DS models. You will probably get a red screen if you try on the O3DS. It just doesn’t work right now.

RpTPJVp

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