Downloading the Japanese version?

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User Info: satoka-eldon

satoka-eldon
2 months ago#1
So I have a Japanese 3DS, and I just learnt that DoR was released for digital download in Japan in 2013. But, it's not showing up in the e-Store (although the SNES Wars temptingly is...).

Did Nintendo not make it available for payable download after shuttering the platinum service?

(I have a European version already, but it's now several hundred miles away, and I want to practice more Japanese.)
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User Info: Xenesis Xenon

Xenesis Xenon
2 months ago#2
It was only ever available through Club Nintendo - it was a platinum reward for the 2014 year and then it was added up to purchase for points during the shutdown period.

So unfortunately no, there's no legal way to have DoR downloaded on your 3DS unless you obtained it during that period. :(

(Super Famicom Wars is okay, but it's got a lot of flaws).
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User Info: satoka-eldon

satoka-eldon
2 months ago#3
Thanks for the quick reply. Kinda disappointed, but I guess I can always watch a Let's Play.

What kind of flaws are there in Super Famicom Wars? Anything dealbreaking?
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Xenesis Xenon
2 months ago#4
The GUI is much worse than even Advance Wars 1's, that's the first thing you'll notice. The game also plays a lot slower (especially with battle animations on, they take ages). The balance is also a bit whiffy, spam is nightmarish to deal with vs the AI (especially the one who inf/mech spams).

Like it's fun, but don't expect anything as polished as the GBA and later games.
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User Info: satoka-eldon

satoka-eldon
2 months ago#5
Thanks very much - good to know that the battle animations can be turned off. (I didn't see that mentioned in any of the online reviews.) I guess I won't prioritize downloading it.
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User Info: Pako Pako

Pako Pako
2 months ago#6
Days of Ruin (DS) should have a Japanese version built into it.

https://tcrf.net/Advance_Wars:_Days_of_Ruin

If you have the original cart, it may still be possible to "unlock" the Japanese version by simply playing it on a Japanese-region system (akin to setting your system's BIOS to NTSC-J) and editing the game data via cheat device.
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Xenesis Xenon
2 months ago#7
The Japanese language is locked out in US/EU cartridges by a hard lock - it forces the language setting to English if the system is set to a language that it's not supposed to be able to, so yeah you'd need to do an edit.

There's a patch for it that I made, but I'm not familiar with the DS cheat devices.
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satoka-eldon
2 months ago#8
Thanks for the replies. Didn't realise the Japanese version was actually on the cart, but locked out. I have the original EU cart still (assuming the 'rents haven't chucked it out, that is).

What does the patch apply to? The DS system? And what kind of tools do you need to apply it?
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Xenesis Xenon
2 months ago#9
You'd need a cheat device (like an Action Replay/Gameshark or w/e) or a way to load modified cartridges.
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satoka-eldon
2 months ago#10
Got it. I think I'll just console myself playing in European, then ;)
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