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Taiko 3DS2 English Patch

This tutorial provides instructions to apply the English patch of Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to KAtsu no Jikuu Daibouken ("Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu's Spacetime Adventure") on modern custom firmware environments. This is necessary as the instructions in the original post describe outdated or non-ideal methods that are less clean than LayeredFS.

What this tutorial will do

This tutorial will:

  • Install the English patch of the game in a way where it can be easily disabled at will
  • Fix DLC if it is installed (hopefully)

What you need

  • A modded 3DS running a modern CFW environment
    • These instructions should work on any Luma3DS version with LayeredFS support (7.0 and greater), but anyone on an older Luma version should still update their setup to the latest
  • A clean cartridge or digital copy of Taiko no Tatsuin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken updated to the latest version (v1.1)
  • The English patch (ROMFS English Menu Patch Version 1.1)
  • the v0.04 nightly release of LumaLocaleSwitcher

Section I - Prep Work

  1. Place LumaLocaleSwitcher-0.04-NIGHTLY.cia in the /cias/ folder
    • Create the folder if it does not already exist
  2. Extract ROMFS Version 1.1.zip to your working directory
    • The result should be several XDelta and patching files in a folder named ROMFS Version 1.1
  3. Insert your SD card into your 3DS

Section IIa - Dumping RomFS (digital)

These instructions only apply to digital copies of the game. If you have a cartridge, follow Section IIb instead.

  1. Power off your 3DS
  2. Hold the START button while turning on your 3DS to enter GodMode9
  3. Press (Home) to bring up the action menu
  4. Select "Title manager"
  5. Select "[A:] SD CARD"
  6. Select "0004000000102F00 ... .tmd"
  7. Select "Open containing folder"
  8. Select "0000000.app"
  9. Select "NCCH image options..."
  10. Select "Mount image to drive"
  11. Press (A) to enter the path
  12. Select "romfs.bin"
  13. Select "Copy to 0:/gm9/out"
    • This will take a while
  14. Transfer the romfs.bin file to the ROMFS Versino 1.1 folder on your computer
  15. Power off your 3DS

Section IIb - Dumping RomFS (cartridge)

These instructions only apply to cartridge copies of the game. If you have already dumped the RomFS from a digital copy, proceed to Section III.

  1. Power off your 3DS
  2. Hold the START button while turning on your 3DS to enter GodMode9
  3. Insert your game cartridge
  4. Select "[C:] GAMECART"
  5. Select "0004000000102F00_v0?.3ds"
    • Trim/no trim doesn't matter
  6. Select "NCSD image options..."
  7. Select "Mount image to drive"
  8. Press (A) to enter the path
  9. Select "romfs.bin"
  10. Select "Copy to 0:/gm9/out"
    • This will take a while
  11. Transfer the romfs.bin file to the ROMFS Versino 1.1 folder on your computer
  12. Power off your 3DS

Section III - Patching the game

  1. Rename romfs.bin to DecryptedRomFS.bin
    • Do not add the .bin extension if you do not see it
  2. Run the relevant xdelta script for your operating system
  3. You should now have a fullpatch v1.1_romfs.bin file

Section IV - Patch installation

  1. Copy fullpatch_v1.1_romfs.bin to any directory on your 3DS SD card
  2. Insert your SD card into your 3DS
  3. Hold the START button while turning on your 3DS to enter GodMode9
  4. Navigate to fullpatch_v1.1_romfs.bin, then press (A) to select it
  5. Select "Mount as RomFS image"
  6. Press (A) to enter the path
  7. Press (Left Shoulder) + (D-Pad Right) to mark all files
  8. Press (Y) to place all of these files in your clipboard
  9. Press (B) to enter the main drives menu
  10. Navigate to [0: SDCARD] -> luma -> titles -> 0004000000102F00 -> romfs
    • Create any folders that do not exist
    • To make it easier to see, the title ID split into two is 00040000 00102F00
  11. Press (Y) to copy paths
    • This will take a while
  12. Power off your 3DS

Section V - Finalizing setup

  1. Hold the SELECT button while turning on your 3DS to enter Luma3DS configuration
  2. Select the option Enable game patching if it isn't already enabled
    • An (x) indicates that the option is enabled
  3. Press the START button to save the configuration
  4. Open FBI on your 3DS
  5. Navigate to SD Card -> ~cias`
  6. Select "LumaLocaleSwitcher-0.04-NIGHTLY.cia"
  7. Select "Install and delete CIA"
  8. Exit the FBI application
  9. Open the Luma Locale Switcher application that is now on your home menu
    • The icon is Luma with a translate symbol
  10. Select "Titles"
  11. Select 太鼓の達人 どんとかつの時空大冒険
  12. Select "Change Region" and set the region to JPN
  13. Select "Change Language" and set the langauge to JPN

Success

The patch should now be enabled and DLC should now work if installed.

Credits

  • Team Fullcombo (tiduscrying, shiduyo, Zander1995, NikolaMiljevic) for the creation of the English patch
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