[Tutorial] How to Play Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer(CIA) with SKY3DS and Pasta CFW 1.3

Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer (JP) released on July 31.  SKY3DS don’t support this game directly, but players can use SKY3DS and Pasta CFW to play this game on new and old 3ds 4.0-9.2.

Its steps are very easy if you have used Pasta CFW to play CIAs with SKY3DS

Files needed:

New/Old 3DS 4.1-9.2
Micro sd card (formatted)
3DS Micro SD card(formatted)
ROM of Cubic Ninja
pasta cfw1.3.zip: http://filetrip.net/dl?nB33z9zbFq
Starter, FBI: https://sky3dsnewsinformation.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/how-to-use-pasta-cfw-play-cia-with-sky3ds-on-o3ds-and-n3ds/
Cia file of Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer(JP)


1. download Starter, pasta cfw1.3, FBI, extract them into the root of the 3ds sd card, also copy the cia file of Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer(JP) to your 3DS Micro SD card.

(attention: copy the 3ds file in Pasta cfw1.3 to the root of 3ds micro sd card )

2. Run “the PastaCFW configurator ” in the 3ds micro sd card pasta cfw1.3\PastaCFW+1.3+beta4\Pasta\PastaCFW configurator\Windows and then fill in the blank of disk(your 3DS Micro SD card) and your 3DS version. Then click”Download!” , there will be a notice when it finished. as the picture shows.


3. Insert sky3ds with Cubic Ninja burnt to your 3DS conlsole, then turn on your 3DS and connect to the internet.
Go to http://smealum.net/ninjhax  and get the QR code which is compatible with your 3DS console version
4. run Cubic Ninja→EDIT→QR Code →read QR Code. When the scanning finished, there will be the homebrew launcher showing as the following picture shows.


5. run Pasta CFW loader and the 3DS console will return to menu interface. Plesae bootup Cubic Ninja and go to the homebrew launcher again.

6. press A to install FBI, press starter to exit after it finished,  Plesae bootup Cubic Ninja and run Pasta CFW Loader again, it will return to menu interface.

7. then you will find a gift box appeared on the menu, click to run the FBI, and choose the Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer(CIA), press A to install it.

8. back to Home after it finished, the Animal Crossing CIA will appeared on the menu

9. click the new gift box to open it, and enjoy the game.



How to Use Pasta CFW Play CIA with SKY3DS on O3DS and N3DS?

Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-06-01): Pasta CFW 1.2.1 released:

-Fixed crash in Companion App when system.txt did not exist
-Fixed crash when using old system.txt on new PastaCFW 1.2+
-Code cleanup + more comments

Download Pasta CFW 1.2.1 here:  http://gbatemp.net/attachments/pastacfw-1-2-1-zip.19417/



Now we can make the cia on our consoles with SKY3DS or the genuine Cubic Ninja game card. no need of the GW.

And its confirmed that the CIAs is region free with Pasta CFW

Let’s started with the following steps:

cards and Files: SKY3DS or the genuine Cubic Ninja game card, the CIA of DEVMENU, the CIA of other games.
FW: between 4.0-9.2( support both O3DS and N3DS| Also support DSIware and GBA VC )


1. Download the Pasta CFW(https://gbatemp.net/attachments/pasta-cfw-loader-0-1-4-zip.19128/), Ninjhax (http://smealum.net/ninjhax)and FBI( https://github.com/Steveice10/FBI/releases)

2. extract them into the root of SD card, include the CIA of DEVMENU and other games

(attention: copy the files in starter first, then the 3ds file of pasta, last copy the files in FBI into sd card, all the same files should be replaced by the later one)


3. runing the Cubic Ninja, then scan the QR code on the Ninjahax official website to enter the custome firmware (http://smealum.net/ninjhax/#qrcode)

4. press “A” to run “Brahma”(Pasta CFW), after seconds black screen it will back to the system interface( choose to load arm9payload.bin,then press A to run arm9payload.bin, select the right version and press A to confirm, then back to the system interface)

5. run the Cubic Ninja again to get into the custome firmware, select the FBI, press A to running, and install the CIA of DEVMENU, click Start to get back to CFW after this finished

6. press “Start” back to the system interface

7. now the DEVMENU gift will appear on your console, people can use this tool to install other game cias.

One SKY3DS card equals to numerous genuine game card, can leads to play CIA, homebrew, region free, any new plugins which need other games to lead, SKY3DS can do this, Also you can use SKY3DS play DSIware and GBA VC which GW never can work on it. Absolutely better than GW, isn’t it?



Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-05-28): Pasta CFW 1.2 released:

a new CFW loader for both N3DS and O3DS had been made, it requires Cubic Ninja and allows you to install and run unsigned CIAs.

It works on N3DS 9.0-9.2 and O3DS 4.1-9.2 .

Also, unsigned DSIware works as well as GBA Virtual Console !

UPDATE (27 May 2015): VERSION 1.2!!!
-Added an ARM9 ram dumper, for debug purposes
-Added support to PC Companion App
-Changed the system.txt handling
-Now to autoboot the gui, you don’t have to create a bootmenu.txt file. You just have to use the PC Companion App.
Since PastaCFW version 1.2, you can use the PC Companion app to change PastaCFW settings. For now, pc companion features are:
-Enable GUI autoboot
-Enable ARM9 RAM dumper at pastacfw boot
-See the latest firmware/type that PastaCFW has detected

Download Pasta CFW 1.2 here:  http://gbatemp.net/attachments/pastacfw-1-2-zip.19398/

Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-05-22):

Download the archive provided below(“PastaCFW_1.1.zip”), unzip it’s contents to the root of the SD card of your N/O3DS.
PastaCFW_1.1.zip: http://gbatemp.net/attachments/pastacfw-1-1-zip.19258/ 

(If you want to access the UI, to either check the credits, or have a look at the great ui by Crusard, simply hold “L” at the same time that you select “PastaCFW” from ninjhax or to always boot into the UI, create an empty file called “bootmenu.txt” at “/3DS/PastaCFW/”)
UPDATE (22 May 2015): VERSION 1.1!!!
-Fixed crazy CREDITS button! (thanks to FrozenFish24)
-Added button animations (had to do a lot of optimization in order to fit the required images)
-Now you can force the UI to boot everytime! Just create an empty file named bootmenu.txt inside sdmc/3ds/PastaCFW/
-New icon!

UPDATE (21 May 2015) : VERSION 1.0!!!
Finally! Pasta CFW is now fully released! No more pre-releases, beta or whatever! Last bugs are fixed, and you can now fully ENJOY!
-New GUI
-Fixed bugs
-Auto-boot (hold L to access CFW menu)
-Support of 5.X, 6.X and 7.X

UPDATE (21 May 2015) : Version 1.0 beta 3 released!!!
-Fixed 8.X support (beta 3)
-Fixed black screen issue (beta 2)
-New GUI
-Fixed firmware detection bug
-Auto-boot (hold L to access CFW menu)
-Support of 5.X, 6.X and 7.X
-Credits are back!

UPDATE (18 May 2015) : Version 0.1.4 released, here is a little changelog :
– Now PastaCFW has it’s own Ninjhax application
– Now PastaCFW will automaticly load any payload located in “/3ds/PastaCFW/loader.bin”
– An auto detection function for firmware was introduced, it will select the right Firmware for you ( if there is no issues, i will make it into an autoboot (from ninjhax) CFW later 🙂 ).


Video for CIA work on O3DS and N3DS