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Minecraft On Nintendo 3DS With DSCraft

R4 3DS with DScraft = Minecraft on Your Nintendo 3DS XL!

DScraft is a DS homebrew adaptation of the popular game Minecraft. At the moment this is a rather complete adptation of "creative mode" (or minecraft Classic), which means there is only exploration and creation in this version.

DScraft was made by smealum alone in his spare time and is in no way associated with Minecraft or Mojang.  It shows what the amazing talents of one really good developer / programmer can do, with their hard work and love of making games.


You will need to have an R4 3DS card in order to be able to play this game.  It does not install to the SD Card for your Nintendo 3DS, but instead to a micro SD card that you can use with your R4 3DS.  Any one of these R4 3DS cards will work and let you play the game.

Simply drag and drop DScraft.nds and the dscraft directory to your card. (NO NEED to transfer the separate worlds directory)

IMPORTANT - if using nitroFS version, dscraft directory MUST BE in the same directory as DScraft.nds.
if using FAT version, dscraft directory MUST BE at the root of the card.

Included are a "worlds" directory and mapGen program. The worlds directory contains several pre-generated worlds for you to explore; simply drag and drop the files to the dscraft/worlds directory to install each one.
The mapGen program is used to generate new worlds. Simply execute it and follow the steps.

New worlds can be installed by copying .map files to the dscraft/worlds directory.
Texture packs can be installed by unzipping them in a directory in the dscraft/packs folder.
Screenshots are stored in the dscraft/screens directory.

Screen Shots

dscarftbridge.png dscraftdawnruins.png dscraftjolicastle.png dscraftnewlight.png dscraftofficial1.png dscraftscr-00021.png


  • Ability to add and remove blocks
  • Nice terrain generation (including cliffs, plains, small forests, lakes...)
  • Basic cave generation
  • Map streaming from file, meaning really big maps can be used (1024x1024 maps are fully playable)
  • Texture pack support (the game's default texture pack is eldpack)
  • Saving
  • Day/night cycle, clouds, dawn/dusk, stars... (basically : nice sky )
  • More or less dynamic lighting system (torches !)
  • Basic bottom screen (working buttons, inventory)
  • Tons of blocks !
  • (Basic) Dynamic water
  • Hand!

Download DSCraft:

Installation Instructions:

Installing the game on your card couldn't be easier. Open the downloaded RAR file and find the folder 'dscraft' and the file 'DScraft.nds'. 

Put both of these files onto the root directory of your flashcard or its included memory stick. 

'Root', if you're unaware, simply refers to the main directory you see when you first open up your card, i.e. the first or top-most directory in the hierarchy 
If all goes to plan, the game should now be playing. Choose 'Singleplayer', choose 'Testmap.map', and get started!