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Luma3DS Plugin Loader Guide

This guide will teach you how to install and different plugin types with Luma3DS

If you're trying to use the ACNL plugin follow the steps listed in the AC Modding Discord Server


Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: ultraSuMoFramework

Pokemon Sun and Moon: sumoCheatMenu

Mario Kart 7: Mario Kart 7 Online NTR Plugin

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: Zelda-Ocarina-Of-Time-3D-Plugin

Assorted Games: CTRPF Plugins 3.0

Installing plugin type .plg

Currently there are no up-to-date versions of Luma3DS that have .plg plugin support. Your only option is to use BootNTR Selector which requires you to have the latest version of Luma3DS installed. To find out how to install the latest version of Luma3DS you can follow the instructions here. Here is a guide on using BootNTR Selector.

Installing plugin type .3gx

  1. Download the Luma3DS .zip from here, extract it and place boot.firm on the root of your SD card, make sure you overwrite the current one.
  2. Create a folder named plugins if it doesn't already exist in the luma folder on your SD card
  3. Inside of the plugins folder create a folder named the Title ID of the game you want to use the plugin for (If you don't know the games Title ID you can find a list here or here)
  4. Place your .3gx file in the folder you just created, here is an example that could be helpful:

    3gx location

    (in this example 0004000000030800 is Mario Kart 7's Title ID)
  5. Insert your SD card into your console and boot it up, if you get to the Luma3DS configuration screen, screen, press START
  6. Once you're in the HOME Menu, open the Rosalina Menu (L + D-Pad Down + SELECT by default) and enable the plugin loader if it isn't enabled already
  7. Press B to exit the Rosalina Menu
  8. Open the game you installed the plugin for, your screen should flash green or blue during the Nintendo 3DS splash
  9. The standard for cheat menus is the SELECT button, if pressing SELECT doesn't work consider reading the readme of the plugin you're using


Game crashes when using a plugin

Fix: Don't use that plugin

Screen doesn't flash and plugin doesn't load

Fix: Double-check if you got the right Title ID and if the plugin loader is enabled. The Title ID may be different depending on the region of the game. If you are sure it is correct and that the plugin loader is enabled, try a different plugin