FAQ: Is freeShop legal?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Lilith Valentine, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Zaphod77

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    The author made a big mistake legally by putting in that auto update titlekeys from internet feature.
     
  2. Ev1l0rd

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    The author is currently in jail :^). I'd personally butcher out the auto updater if I had the skill, but alas my programming knowledge does not extend to C.
     
  3. Zaphod77

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    Now if it had a feature were it grabs your actual titledb, and places it in a standard spot where it reads from. and then it looks for another titlekeydb on the filesystem in another spot, and if found, copied it over the other one it just copied...

    The legitimate purpose of this feature would be to use a titeldb backup form a broken 3ds. :)

    and then a separate app was developed that fetched the db from the internet, and then launched the main program...

    then we would have the legitimate alternate client that lets you download bought stuff after you got banned, and then we'd have the separate piracy app.
     
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  4. Ev1l0rd

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    It can probably be done with GM9 scripting...
    iirc that is what it did in the past. then peeps complained to cruel about it (since they thought it was inconvenient) and IO and behold, the piracy state of freeShop was born.
     
  5. Zaphod77

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    and that was the right way to handle it. it wasn't THAT inconvenient. the other issue was that it did NOTHING useful out of the box, without that feature.
     
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  6. jt_1258

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    well tbh, you probably already broke the law modding your system soo, fuck it, live life to the fullest XD
    yes I know it's the most bull shit logic ever but still
     
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    I honestly doubt most people care either way
     
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  8. Lilith Valentine
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    I don't think people care either, but long winded rambles is something I just enjoy creating
     
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  9. Not_a_person

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    What would happen if I were to download something for the New 3DS on a Regular 3DS system?
     
  10. Lilith Valentine
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    What happens when you put it in the system

    And how it would play using the old3DS's CPU speed
     
  11. Not_a_person

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    Oh ok, so I guess it wouldn't break an old 3ds if it had new 3ds games on it then.
     
  12. Lilith Valentine
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    Nope, but if you keep it in your system too long, Nintendo will go to your house and steal the N on your keyboard.
     
  13. Not_a_person

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    Also, it doesn't have a different banner thing so if I get it with free shop it'll do weird stuff right?
     
  14. Lilith Valentine
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    It will just give you the same message that it can't work on your system.
     
  15. Sketchy1

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    those heartless monsters!!!!!!!!
    how would I get to the hub for porn then?
     
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  17. zSyntex

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    But you cannot download them via freeShop. It prevents you to not download games that you couldn't run.
     
  18. Transdude1996

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  19. JacKob

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    I've never thought Freeshop was legal until now. kudos.
     
  20. isoboy

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    If you're on this forum claiming not to pirate games you're a goddamn liar and everyone knows it. It's not "OK" to use freeshop. I do it and I'm admitting it! You're just making yourself look like a fool by claiming otherwise. NEXT!
     
  21. JacKob

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    When the hell did I say Freeshop was bad? Are you just looking for Problems or something?
     
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