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Grab the latest Wifi_link build from here: (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 https://github.com/Gericom/GBARunner2/releases/tag/v20200217-194452_0b8bbe3

How to setup:

  1. Download the latest wifi_link build and transfer to your SD. See further down for what combinations of systems work and with what builds.
  2. Run any game and enter the in game GBARunner2 menu by touching the touch screen.
  3. Press R to access the settings and go into Emulation settings and press B twice to go back into the main ingame menu screen. This is to generate the gbarunner2.ini in _gba folder if you don't have it already.
  4. Select "Linking Settings" by using the dpad and press A. Press A again to enable wifi linking. This is to make the dummy MAC addresses appear in the gbarunner2.ini. You will have to enabled this every time you start GBARunner2. This is to save battery so that Wifi is not always enabled.
  5. Go to your _gba folder and open the gbarunner2.ini and look for slaveMAC and masterMAC and replace each of the 12 character long 00-strings with one system's MAC address(*) in slaveMAC and one in masterMAC. The slave and the master has to be the same in the .ini of both systems you are trying to connect. The formatting of the .ini is very picky so don't add extra spaces or breaks.
  6. Load up whatever game you want, but take into account the notes below and the compatibility list of which games work and not.
  • (*)The MAC address of your console is under your WIFI settings on whatever console you use.
    • For the DSi and 3DS you can find it under internet settings in system settings.
    • For the DS you will need to enter WFC settings in a WFC compatible game.
  • For linking to work, the combination of systems seem to be significant. These combinations have been tested and found to work:
    • DSi-DSi using DSi build.
    • DSi-3DS using DS build.
    • DS-3DS using unknown build(s) through Twilightmenu++.

Does not work:

    • N3DS-N2DSXL using any combination of builds.
  • At the moment you will most likely have to try several times in a game before you manage to establish a connection. Try to start with one of the confirmed working games.
  • The DSi and 3DS do not have to have Wifi enabled in their respective system settings to be able to connect. GBARunner2 will activate this itself.
  • For some weird reason the N2DS XL seems to have more stable connection than N3DS when connected to DSi. This might also be due to differences in microSD cards.

Here is a link to a post that tested a bunch of games on 3DS-DS.

ROM Title [Region] Commit ID (YYYY/MM/dd) Notes
007: Everything or Nothing -
2006 FIFA World Cup Soccer -
3-in-1 Sports Pack -
A Sound of Thunder -
Activision Anthology -
Advance Guardian Heroes (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 For some weird reason, the game needs you to link your systems with Contra Advance first and then quit to rom browser and run Advance Guardian Heroes. Works perfectly with no desync or loss of connection so far tested. The connection was kept even if systems where more than 3 meters apart with no increased latency. Tested DSi-3DS
Advance Wars -
Advance Wars 2 -
Altered Beast - Guardian of the Realms -
Animaniacs - Lights, Camera, Action! -
Antz - Extreme Racing -
Backyard Baseball 2006 -
Backyard Basketball 2007 -
Backyard Football 2006 -
Backyard Football 2007 -
Backyard Hockey -
Backyard Skateboarding -
Banjo-Pilot -
BattleBots: Design and Destroy -
Big Mutha Truckers -
Bit Generations series [J] -
Blender Bros -
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django -
Boktai 3: Sabata's Counterattack -
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand -
Bomber Man Jetters - Game Collection [J] -
Bomberman Max 2 -
Bomberman Tournament (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested DSi-3DS
Boulder Dash EX -
Cartoon Network Speedway -
Castlevania Aria of Sorrow -
Catz Simulation, Virtual Pet -
Centipede/Breakout/Warlords -
Chessmaster -
Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -
ChuChu Rocket -
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 -
Columns Crown -
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 The game lags alot. Will resync even after going into GBAR2 ingame menu. Tested DSi-3DS.
Crash Nitro Kart -
Crushed Baseball 2004 -
CT Special Forces 2: Back in the Trenches -
Defender -
DemiKids: Dark and Light Versions -
Dexter's Laboratory - Chess Challenge -
Digimon Battle Spirit -
Digimon Battle Spirit 2 -
Digimon Racing -
Disney Sports - Basketball -
Disney Sports - Football [U] -
Disney Sports - Motocross -
Disney Sports - Soccer [U] -
Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo: The Adventure Continues -
Disney's Cinderella: Magical Dreams -
Disney's Kim Possible 3: Team Possible -
Disney's Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc -
Disney's Magical Quest 2 Starring Mickey and Minnie (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested DSi-3DS
Disney's Magical Quest 3 Starring Mickey and Donald (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested DSi-3DS
Disney's Magical Quest - Only single system?
Dogz Simulation, Virtual Pet -
Donkey Kong Country -
Doom II -
Doom -
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure -
Dragon Ball GT Transformation -
Dragon Ball Z - Collectible Card Game -
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury -
Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu -
Driven -
Drome Racers -
Duel Masters: Kaijudo Showdown -
Duel Masters: Sempai Legends -
Duel Masters: Shadow of the Code -
Ecks vs. Sever -
Egg Mania -
F1 2002 -
FIFA Soccer 07 -
FIFA Soccer 2004 -
FIFA Soccer 2005 -
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance -
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones -
Fire Emblem -
Freekstyle Extreme -
Frogger Adventures 2: The Lost Wand -
F-Zero: GP Legend -
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested DSi-3DS
Flame of Recca -
Game & Watch Gallery 4 -
Gem Smashers -
Godzilla - Domination! -
Gundam Seed: Battle Assault - This game crashes right after title screen on the DSi build. Use the DS build instead if you are on a DSi.
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games -
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak -
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -
Hot Wheels Advance -
Hugo - Bukkazoom! -
Ice Nine -
Invader -
Jazz Jackrabbit -
Jet Grind Radio - Same game as Jet Set Radio
Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius -
Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron -
Justice League Chronicles -
Keroro Gunsou - Taiketsu! Gekisou Keronprix Daisakusen de Arimasu!! -
Kids Cards Card Games -
King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood -
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Gets to loading first stage before communication error. Tested DSi-3DS
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Communication error. Tested DSi-3DS
Konami Krazy Racers -
Kurukuru Kururin -
Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past / Four Swords (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Initial connection works before losing connection. Tested DSi-3DS
LEGO Bionicle: Maze of Shadows -
Lego Bionicle -
Lego Knights' Kingdom -
LEGO Racers 2 -
Lord of the Rings, The -
M&M's Break'em -
Madden NFL 06 Sports, Football -
Madden NFL 07 Football -
Madden NFL 2004 -
Mario Golf: Advance Tour -
Mario Kart Super Circuit (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested on DSi with 3DS. The game is very sensitive to interference and gets disconnected easily. Tested DSi-3DS.
Mario Party Advance -
Mario Tennis: Power Tour -
Medal of Honor - Infiltrator -
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon -
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel -
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman -
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar -
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar -
Mega Man Battle Network -
Mega Man Zero 2 -
Mega Man: Battle Chip Challenge -
Mighty Beanz Pocket Puzzles -
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - Battle Assault (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Tested DSi-3DS
Momotaro Dentetsu G: Make a Gold Deck! [J] -
Motocross Maniacs Advance -
Mortal Kombat - Deadly Alliance -
Mr. Driller 2 -
Ms. Pac Man: Maze Madness -
Naruto: Ninja Council 2 -
NASCAR Heat 2002 -
Need for Speed Underground 2 -
Need for Speed Underground -
NES Donkey Kong (arcade game) -
NES Dr. Mario -
NES Ice Climber -
NES Pac-Man -
NES Super Mario Bros. -
NES Xevious -
NFL Blitz 20-03 -
Nicktoons Racing -
No No No Puzzle Chailien [J] -
Payback -
Penny Racers -
Planet Monsters -
Pokemon Emerald (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 No response. Tested DSi-3DS. Reportedly DSi to DSi using DSi build works doing battles.
Pokémon FireRed (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Transmission error. Seems to connect at first. Tested DSi-3DS The game has wireless link that is not supported yet.
Pokémon LeafGreen -
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team -
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire -
Pokémon Ruby (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Transmission error. Seems to connect at first. Tested DSi-3DS
Pokémon Sapphire -
Popeye: Rush For Spinach -
Powerpuff Girls, The - Mojo Jojo A-Go-Go -
Puyo Pop -
Rampage Puzzle Attack -
Rave Master: Special Attack Force! -
Rayman 3 -
RebelStar: Tactical Command -
Road Rash: Jailbreak Racing -
Rock 'N' Roll Racing Racing -
SEGA Smash Pack -
Sennen Kazoku [J] -
Serious Sam Advance -
Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits - Soaring Hawk -
Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits - Sprinting Wolf -
Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 -
Shining Soul II -
Shining Soul -
Shrek SuperSlam -
Shrek Swamp Kart -
Shrek: Hassle at the Castle -
Silent Scope -
Sims 2, The -
Smashing Drive -
Snood 2: On Vacation -
Sonic Advance 2 (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Communication error. Tested DSi-3DS
Sonic Advance 3 (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Communication error. Tested DSi-3DS
Sonic Advance (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Communication error. Tested DSi-3DS
Sonic Battle -
Sonic Pinball Party -
Spy Kids Challenger -
Spyro Fusion -
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs -
SRS: Street Racing Syndicate -
SSX 3 -
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith -
Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force -
Strawberry Shortcake - Ice Cream Island Riding Camp -
Stuntman -
Super Mario Advance (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 Pressing multiplayer only gives error sound. Tested DSi-3DS
Super Mario Advance 2 - Super Mario World -
Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (2020/02/17) 0b8bbe3 The host sometimes gets to searching. Tested on DSi-3DS
Super Monkey Ball Jr. -
Super Puzzle Bubble - Same game as Super Bust-A-Move
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival -
Street Fighter Alpha 3 -
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 -
Tekken Advance -
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age -
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 -
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King -
Tiny Toon Adventures - Wacky Stackers -
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Rogue Spear -
Tony Hawk's Underground -
Top Gear Rally -
Top Spin 2 -
Trollz: Hair Affair -
Tron 2.0: Killer App -
Ultimate Beach Soccer -
Ultimate Brain Games -
URBZ, The: Sims in the City -
Virtual Kasparov -
World Championship Poker Card Games -
World Tennis Stars -
WWE Survivor Series -
Yoshi's Island -
Yu-Gi-Oh! - 7 Trials To Glory World Championship Tournament 2005 -
Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler -
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters -
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy -
Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction -
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul -
Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters World Championship Tournament 2006 -
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004 -
Zapper -
Zatch Bell! Electric Arena -
Zatch Bell! Electric Arena 2 -
Zoids: Legacy -
ZooCube -