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Briefing/Quick summaryUpdate: The "3DS Emulator 1.1.7" fakeware has been renamed to eMu3Ds 126.96.36.199, see what has changed here: Changelog
eMu3Ds is a fake, most of the reviews shown on YouTube are most likely to be fake as well... Multiple "dedicated" gaming forums are calling it a fake, what else? Below is a quick summary and analysis of almost everything to do with this scam, kinda like a one hit dose of what's happening..
Analysis of the program folder
Analysis of the source code
So basically, what the "3DS Emulator" does, is that it opens, shows an error message that prompts you to download the "bios". Which if you do have (don't fill in their survey, create an empty folder called "3dsbios" instead) instead shows an activation error which forces you to fill in a second survey, and even if you do fill that survey in, nothing will happen; because it's fake and was probably intended to work that way.
Analysis of the website
Further Reasoning w/ unedited screenshotsThe following YouTube video is a complete fake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxjTU3ns-c
It links to what apparently looks like a legitimate emulator at "http://3dsemulator.org/" and of course, after downloading it, you will get an error [the source code is included in the section above this, explaining why]:
The popup box title is "Fatal error 2.4.5.", which states that the bios is corrupted. And after downloading the "bios" at fileice...
is already in the data.dat folder.. There is NO mapping or bios, stop wasting your time.. Having a look at it further, the files in the bios folders are dated from 2005, but the 3ds was released in 2011, also there are .img files and .txd files... Does that remind you of anything? [Hint: GTA for PS2]
There really is no explanation as to why the video appears legit, but that's because we're all suckers,, since it was intended to do exactly that - Trick us...
This post was written months ago, but as a clarification; as of September 2013, there are no 3DS Emulators that have been released yet.
Any 3DS Emulators that have been "released" are fake or complete scams, just like any other emulator mentioned in this post. Why is this? Well basically, like the new PS3, companies always look for ways to protect and/or decrypt their software and games.
There have been no jailbreak released for v3.60 right up to v4.46 of the PS3; the same applies to 3DS Emulators.
There have been no "3DS Emulators" released yet, and just like a jailbreak for the v4.46 PS3 firmware, it's very, very unlikely that there ever will be a 3DS Emulator..
Companies are always trying to protect their software and hence, "3DS Emulators" may never exist...
And a big shoutout to Squall Leonhart for showing this fake:
Changed name from 3DS Emulator 1.1.7 to eMu3Ds, same quality and wokring :P survey emulator, but different name
Changed error message from "Fatal error 2.4.5." to "Fatal error #01029 Missing files"
Changed the "Original Filename" from "360 emulator.exe" to "3DS Emulator 1.1.7.exe"
New filename is now called "3DS Emulator 1.1.7" instead of "3ds EmulatorX" in its previous release (1.1.2)
1.1.7 is 100kbs smaller then 1.1.2 with more functionality, such as having a longer bios error message, and having more games support (0 instead of 1)...
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According to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_URnd0u3_I this issue is more widespread then I initially thought it was - have a look at these links:
The new homepage for the ps3 emulator shown in the "Analysis of the Website" screenshot above
A now deactivated fake homepage for the ps3 emulator
It looks like there's also fake emulators out there for xbox360, and not just for ps3 and the 3ds.. As a very coincidental fact - the "3DS emulator" seems to have it's code based upon the fake xbox360 emulator...
Hopefully, to all of you, don't don't get scammed or get your time wasted the next time scams like this occur.
Hackingnation:And if you think that the 3ds emulator at Hackingnation works, then think again..
The Nintendo 3DS Emulator – v2.9.4 is also a fake, here's a portion of it's source-code:
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Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Thread.Sleep(&H3E8) If MyProject.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists("c://3DS Emulator 2.9.4/BIOS.dll") Then Interaction.MsgBox("BIOS.dll Loaded Successfully", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) Else Select Case Interaction.MsgBox("BIOS Update is Required before emulator can start , would you like to update now ? Click YES to download from Main Server, and NO to download from Alternative server", (MsgBoxStyle.Information Or MsgBoxStyle.YesNoCancel), "WARNING") Case MsgBoxResult.Cancel ProjectData.EndApp Exit Select Case MsgBoxResult.Yes Process.Start("http://www.fileice.net/download.php?file=45ac9") ProjectData.EndApp Exit Select Case MsgBoxResult.No Process.Start("http://downloadconfirm.net/file/03n8674") ProjectData.EndApp Exit Select End Select End If End Sub Private Sub Form1_Load_1(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) End Sub Private Sub GraphicsToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) If MyProject.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists("c://3DS Emulator 2.9.4/Plugins/Graphics.dll") Then Interaction.MsgBox("Graphics.dll is Loaded", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) Else Interaction.MsgBox("Graphics.dll is Missing", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) End If End Sub If (Me.ProgressBar1.Value = Me.ProgressBar1.Maximum) Then Me.ProgressBar1.Value = Me.ProgressBar1.Minimum Me.Label1.Text = "Idle" Me.Timer1.Stop
' Have a look at this section here:
If MyProject.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists("c://3DS Emulator 2.9.4/Plugins/Audio.dll") Then Interaction.MsgBox("Failed to initialize component, make sure that you have the latest plugins dll files installed, or try reinstaling the software", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) ElseIf MyProject.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists("c://3DS Emulator 2.9.4/Plugins/Graphics.dll") Then Interaction.MsgBox("Failed to initialize component, make sure that you have the latest plugins dll files installed, or try reinstaling the software", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) ElseIf MyProject.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists("c://3DS Emulator 2.9.4/Plugins/Controlers.dll") Then Interaction.MsgBox("Failed to initialize component, make sure that you have the latest plugins dll files installed, or try reinstaling the software", MsgBoxStyle.DefaultButton1, Nothing) Else Select Case Interaction.MsgBox("One or more plugins are missing, Would you like to download them now from the main server ?", (MsgBoxStyle.Information Or MsgBoxStyle.YesNo), "WARNING") Case MsgBoxResult.Yes Process.Start("http://fileurl.me/3zxm1") Exit Select Case MsgBoxResult.No Interaction.MsgBox("You can download from this Alternative Server if you have problems downloading from main server", MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Plugins Required") Process.Start("http://downloadconfirm.net/file/03n8675") Exit Select End Select End If
' Either way, regardless of whether or not you have the plugins or bios, YOU LOSE!:
End If End Sub
Now what does this mean? Well, even if you have the BIOS.dll file, Plugins/Audio.dll, Plugins/Controlers.dll or Plugins/Graphics.dll the scamware will state that that file isn't at the latest version, even if it's the most current.
If you need further proof that Hackingnation's 3DS Emulator is a fake, then you can download "The Nintendo 3DS Emulator – v2.9.4" at
Go ahead, try starting it, this fake emulator will "try" to scan for "plugins" and then state that it doesn't work. Even if those file existed (completely empty or not, or if it's from the official download) it still doesn't work because the source code says so and because the program is fake.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a copy of the download, complete with the "bios" and "outdated plugins", https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1JvZsBu8DnkZTJQc0E0bnFHcms/edit?usp=sharing
The PS3 Emulator 1.9.4, conveniently created by Hackingnation is also a fake.. Surprising isn't it?
At least this around time around the "developers" offers an updated version [don't expect that to work as well..]
And like the scams from 3dsemulator.org, xbox360emulator.net and emulatorx.net the files are structured similarly...
If you've managed to fall into this trap then rest assured that you can get no viruses from this, just your time wasted filling in surveys to amount to nothing.
To clarify: there are no real 3ds emulators out yet, and most likely will not be one. The most prevalent "3ds emulator" that exists is a fake program that is currently rank #1 on Google's searches, it has been renamed multiple times starting from 3DS Emulator 1.1.2, to 3DS Emulator 1.1.7, to even eMu3Ds, all of which have turned out to be deceptive and forces you to fill in surveys.. Rest assure that the 3ds emulator that exists on 3dsemulator.org (and even hackingnation) are fake and filling in the survey will lead to nothing.
More interesting content:
Fake "Password Protected" Message 1:
This archive is password protected to secure it from abuse by automated systems, scripts and idiots. I invested a lot of time and effort in this emulator and I dont want it to be leeched and destroyed by bots. The password is hosted on a protected filehost that requires human verification to download files. You will be shown a list of randomly generated tasks from which you will need to complete one as verification. You will be redirected instantly once you completed one of the tasks. I know this is annoying, but it keeps the bots out and only takes a minute of your time. Here is the password link: You can message me if you need help with anything or if you have any questions. Thanks again for watching and have fun playing Pokemon X and Y.
Fake "Password Protected" Message 2:
Hey guys, thanks for downloading the Pokemon X & Y Roms. The ROM file is password protected to prevent leechers and to ensure that you get the real working, unmodified Pokemon X & Y game rom from me. Please read instructions below on how to get password YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY ANYTHING! It's free. You will spend a few minutes. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Password link : Alternative link : --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read these instructions on how to get the password: 1. Copy the password link into your browser 2. Click Download 2. Choose any one of the offers that pops up [This is to prevent spambots] 4. Complete the mobile offers, don't worry you will not pay for anything since we can reverse the charge 5. After unlocking the rom password, sms "STOP" to the number associated with the Offer 6. The offer will be cancelled immediately and your credits will be restored 7. Enjoy the game! --------------------- Drop me a thanks or chat me up at my Youtube channel. Remember to Subscribe! :)
Fake "3DS Emulator" YouTube description 1:
In this video I will show you my selfmade Nintendo 3DS emulator together with the games Pokemon X and Y. I do not own a Nintendo 3DS so I was looking into options on how to play Pokemon X and Y on my PC. All the 3DS emulators I tried either didn't work or were so lagging that you cant enjoy the games. So I started to work on my own emulator and together with some friends I, or we, were able to create an emulator that works. It might not be the prettiest Nintendo 3DS emulator, or the best, but it works and I am proud about it. Thanks for taking the time to read the description and have fun playing Pokemon X and Y on your PC.
LetsPlayPokemonXY, can develop a 3ds emulator without a 3ds! wow! he can also hack nintendo and has the sourcecode for the nintendo 360DS
Fake "3DS Emulator" YouTube description 2:
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Vicki Li, can compress Pokemon X and Y to 200 mbs! Oh wow, she can probably offer a full download of a 3DS for free, but hey, you wouldn't download a 3ds, or a car.
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