Install Virtual Console ROMs on 3DS (GBA, SNES, Genesis + More)

The Nintendo 3DS can run GBA, SNES, Sega Genesis ROMs and more using the Virtual Console functionality; further expanding the already massive game library for the handheld device. This guide will show you how to convert ROMs to .cia format and install them as Virtual Console titles on your 3DS Home menu.

Required Downlods:

Hacked (New) Nintendo 3DS (XL) Console

  • An SD Card is required to store the exploit files and homebrew apps
  • 32GB or more is recommended to store games
  • The SD card must be formatted to FAT32
  • MicroSD cards are compatible with Old 3DS consoles via a MicroSD to SD adapter

Windows PC

  • A Windows computer is required to run the New Super Ultimate Injector for 3DS application
  • This application is used for converting your ROM’s to .cia titles

Creating .cia from ROM

  1. Extract the .zip file
  2. Launch New Super Ultimate Injector for 3DS.exenew super ultimate injector 3ds extract zip
  3. Select [File] -> [New] -> choose the system you wish to create a .cia fornew super ultimate injector 3ds virtual console rom install new file
  4. Drag your ROM file into the main window and the details will loadnew super ultimate injector 3ds virtual console rom install
  5. Under CIA metadata,  enter the name and publisher for the game if it does not appear automatically
  6. Select [Download Title Screen from database]
  7. Under Content options, select [GBA Virtual Console] for the Injection Method
  8. Under CIA header, enter a 4-character [Product code] and [Title ID] if they do not appear automatically
  9. Under CIA banner, select [Download Title Screen from database]
  10. Select [Content Options] if you wish to add graphical filters or sleep mode / hard-reset button combinations to the gamenew super ultimate injector 3ds virtual console rom install content options
  11. Select [Project] from the menu bar -> [Export CIA…] to create the .cia file for your gamenew super ultimate injector 3ds virtual console rom install export cia

Congratulations, you’ve successfully converted a ROM file into a .cia that can be installed on your Nintendo 3DS

Gaming on 3DS

Play DS Games with TWiLight Menu++

  • Play Nintendo DS ROM’s flawlessly using TWiLight Menu++
  • The application also features a built-in cheats manager

Convert 3DS ROMs for Installation

  • Use GodMode9 to convert your .3ds ROM’s to .cia files that can be installed on your 3DS

Dump Cartridges to SD

  • Play your games without the cartridge inserted by dumping them directly to your SD card with GodMode9
  • Cartridges can be dumped as multiple formats: .cia for 3DS consoles, .3ds for emulators or .nds for Nintendo DS games

Luma3DS Cheats with Checkpoint

  • Easily load game cheats with Checkpoint and activate them using the cheat manager in the Rosalina menu (Luma3DS)