TWiLight Menu++ - Play DS Games from SD Card on 3DS

This guide will show you how to play Nintendo DS game ROM’s on your 3DS directly from SD card using TWiLight Menu++. TWiLight Menu++ adds a few features to DS games such as a cheats manager, increased sound quality and widescreen support. TWL Menu++ runs entirely in DS mode so some 3DS features will not be available while the application is running.  It is compatible with the vast majority of DS games; TWiLight Menu++ DS Compatability List.

Required Downloads:

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

Preparing SD Card

  1. Insert your SD card into your PC
  2. Extract TWiLightMenu.7z
  3. Copy the /_nds/ folder to the root of your SD card
  4. Copy the /roms/ folder to the root of your SD card
  5. Go to the /DSi&3DS - SD card users/ folder
  6. Copy the /_nds/ folder and BOOT.NDS file to the root of your SD cardtwilight menu sd setup
  7. Go to the /3DS - CFW users/ folder
  8. Copy TWiLightMenu.cia and TWiLight Menu - Game Booter.cia to the /cia/ folder on your SD card
  9. Copy TWiLightMenu-Updater.cia to the /cia/ folder on your SD cardtwilight menu sd cia

Installing TWiLight Menu++

  1. Insert your SD card into your 3DS and power it on
  2. Launch FBI on your 3DS
  3. Go to SD -> cia3ds homebrew fbi
  4. Select current directory -> [Install and delete all CIAs]3ds fbi install twilight menu cia
  5. Press [Home] and go back to the Home Menu when the installation is complete
  6. Unwrap and Launch TWiLight Menu Updater
  7. Select the TWL Menu++ [Release] and wait for the files to install
  8. Select the nds-bootstrap [Release] and wait for the files to install
  9. Select the Updater [Release] and wait for the files to install
  10. Select [Cheats] and wait for the files to install
  11. Select [Extras] -> [Boxart] -> Press [X] and wait for the files to installtwilight menu updater 3ds
  12. Press [B] to exit then press [Home] to go back to the Home Menu

Congratulations, you’ve installed and updated TWiLight Menu++. You’re now ready to launch the app and boot up some NDS ROMs.

Playing DS Games

  1. Unwrap and Launch TWiLight Menu++ from your Home Menu
  2. Select your console type and press [A] to confirm your selection3ds twilight menu choose console
  3. Press the yellow arrow on the bottom right corner when the DS Menu loads up to launch the TWiLight Menu UItwilight menu 3ds
  4. Navigate to /roms/ -> /nds/3ds twilight menu roms nds folder
  5. Select your ROM to load the DS game3ds twilight menu select game

Setting Up Cheats

  1. Highlight your game in the TWiLightMenu++ file explorer3ds twilight menu cheats acekard theme
  2. Press [Y] for the information window then press [X] for the cheats window3ds twilight menu cheats settings
  3. Toggle cheats on and off with the [A] button then press [X] to save3ds twilight menu cheats sonic rush
  4. Launch your game with the selected cheats3ds twilight menu sonic rush cheats infinite

Congratulations, you’ve now setup cheats with TWiLight Menu++ so you can power through your Nintendo DS backlog without random encounters or Game Over screens.

Gaming on 3DS

Install Virtual Console Games (GBC, GBA, SNES etc)

  • Convert ROM’s to Virtual Console titles and install them directly to your Home menu using New Super Ultimate Injector

Installing 3DS Backups and Homebrew

  • Install 3DS backups easily with FBI

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)