Nintendo 3DS FAQ

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by soulx, Apr 19, 2010.

Apr 19, 2010

Nintendo 3DS FAQ by soulx at 11:36 PM (74,398 Views / 1 Likes) 274 replies

  1. ldave

    Newcomer ldave Newbie

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    Hi there,
    I'm planning to buy a 3DS XL this holiday season and I have my eyes on the limited edition white one with Mario Kart. I have just one question about it, isn't it a bit strange or distraction that the border around the screens is white? All my previous handhelds are black (DSi, PSP) so I don't have any experience with other colors.
     


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    Curious, so what is the largest capacity of SD that the 3DS firmware currently supports?

    For that matter, what is the fastest speed that the handheld can support? Reason I ask is because I didn't think it would be a problem regarding just getting the fastest card possible, until I first attempted using a 4GB class 10 on my Wii, and how it bugged out with it, until eventually half my data was corrupted :(
     
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    officially, nintendo says 32GB, but somebody formatted a 128GB card to FAT32 and it worked
     
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    I may have an important question:
    Does a pre-installed game transfer from one 3DS to another with a game already installed?
    I.e. You have the bundle of red 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land game installed, and you get a 3DS XL bundle with a pre-installed game also (like Animal Crossing), will Super Mario 3D Land be transferred AND get to keep the Animal Crossing from the 3DS XL?

    I see that in the web page of Nintendo they explicity said that "pre-installed applications will be copied to system B", and that "... al downloaded games transfer to system B"; however they explicitly say to apps "downloaded" and pre-installed like different thing.

    Just a thing that many of my friends asked me but I have not the opportunity to do so.
    Edit:
    I remember that Nintendo does not have yet the link between games license and any kind of account (ala Gamertag), that makes me wonder even more about the transfer utility.
     
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    Cart saves can they be put on the SD and then transferred to the PC as backup?
     
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    With the recent news of bricks and consoles being rendered inoperable, most people here would advise against using a flashcard for the time being.
     
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    What is the biggest size of SD card I can use on the original 3DS and is there any special steps needed to use ones bigger than 32GB (The official maximum supported size)
     
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    Anyone can show me where I can find the thread that show how to distinguish between IPS and cheaper screen on N3DS XL? Can't find it myself.
     
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    Anyone know the max speed of the 3ds as far as sd card speeds go? I'm debating on getting a sandisk extreme or ultra. If it bottlenecks I dont want to spend the extra money on the extreme if it won't do me any good. Thanks in advance
     
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    3ds operation speeds are bottlenecked well below any decent sd card read/write speeds. (except non-sequential writes, but most cards don't advertise/rate this performance)

    However, PC read/write speeds aren't bottlenecked of course and can be a big help when moving large game files back and forth.
     
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    Ah I see. Thanks for the quick response!
     
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    Member BasedIndex Hey, that's pretty good!

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    You should make a homebrew section :P
     

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