3DS: Games can run from SD/internal memory?

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  1. jimwhat
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    A new article by Electronic Theatre gives us a clue that this may in fact be possible. I've bolded the key parts, but you should read it all.

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    i think the internal memory part was confirmed
    but not sure
     
  3. Adr990

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    This might (hopefully) be more proper than the Wii's feature doing something like this. (its more like copying back to the nand inb4, instead of loading it from the SD card.)
    Otherwise the NAND (if the intern memory is a nand.) would be dead earlier than the Wii's. As games are stated to be 2GB max. at launch already..

    Though, it would be cool if we got the keys and so have cfw for homebrew loading from SD, either even games. Instead of flashcards.
    3D HBC... [​IMG] win.

    In anycase, until we got the keys like on the Wii, I won't give that a chance. But Exploits for homebrew though. [​IMG] (or games? meh, lets keep it on homebrew)

    Edit:
    @post above, I heard the 3DS would have a HDD, but that's propably becuase the guy didn't know a other word for intern memory than HDD.
     
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    And everyone disagreed with my idea of booting from the SD card [​IMG]

    Is that all people care about? Can be hacked? Can it be hacked now? how about now? Just buy it the console.

    Also yeah the whole if the system gets hacked we could boot off the SD cards instead of flashcarts, came around when the DSi came out.

    Sorry but I'm just in angry mode [​IMG]
     
  5. Adr990

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    I will buy the 3DS on launch, with some launch titels. [​IMG]
    And go to Dx/Tempshop for 3DS protection bag/case/screens etc. (Hopefully I can buy all the stuff inb4)

    But I still do care about it see it being hacked.
     
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    I buy quite a number of games before it even consider going the pirate way, and even after that, I still buy games.
     
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    I heard about this on an after E3 video i just happened to come across on youtube/E3 accidentally [​IMG] guess this confirms it?
     
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    Well I guess we'll just need an exploit to gain kernel access like in the PSP, then *bam* CFW loaders and softmods everywhere.
     
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    Wait, what? The DSi's had internal memory apps since launch, and now ships with Camera, Sound, Browser and Flipnote. Why is it a surprise that the same would happen with the 3DS?

    (DSi mode also hasn't been hacked yet, after almost 2 years now. Homebrewers, there's your warm-up.)
     
  10. Pong20302000

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    3DS can backup games

    this is old news

    Nintendo did this to say "why would u have a flashcard because you can store all your game on you ds?
    unless.......PIRATE!!!!!"
     
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    But except for that part. We all use the thing for Homebrew too.
    Unless Nintendo has OtherOS in the 3DS... [​IMG] Which I highly doubt. Than we still have enough reason.
     
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    You saying that just put the fear of how this is going to be a huge ass cat and mouse game like with iOS and Wii. Hacks, Update, better hacks, better updates.
     
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    The 3DS will do that (probably, after all it's supposed to be backwards compatible with DSi apps) but according to the article, the 3DS may be able to load retail games you get in carts (ie Mario Kart 3DS or Kid Ikarus) directly from the SD (not only DSiWare apps), much like a Wii USB loader but only for legally obtained games.
     
  14. soulx

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    How is this news?
    The DSi has games that can run from the SD Card and Internal Memory. The only thing this article somewhat confirms is that the 3DS has more storage space to run all the demo games and videos.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. jimwhat
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    That's exactly why it's news.
    The weak point of the DSi is that you can play games off of the SD card.
    People have been using a hack to be able to play DS roms through the SD card.
    If the 3DS is supposed to have more security, you wouldn't think that they would allow you to play games through an SD card.

    My point is that just because the DSi has something, it doesn't guarantee that the 3DS will also have it.
     
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    That's incorrect.
    There hasn't been a hack where you can run DS roms through the SD Card. DSi Mode isn't hacked yet. We're only able to run DS roms with a flashcart.
     
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    Whoops, never mind, I meant home brew not roms.
     
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    He means that we might be able to install 3DS game carts to the SD Card or Internal memory like Xbox Game Install.
     
  19. LapisLazuli

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    LOL EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE FOR 3DS

    WIN
     
  20. Chaosruler

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    Maybe they are going to sell revision with different amount of internal memory (or even real HDD? I don't see that coming, as HDD's takes more power then NAND or any other flash memory)
     
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