A "thing" that happens to DS-mode games on the 3DS.

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    I'm calling it a "thing" because I don't know what to classify this as.
    I was attempting to delete the save on my old Pokemon White 2 cartridge, and before the game booted up, I held down B, SELECT and down on the D-Pad, which deletes the save on Pokemon White 2. When the game booted, the game was displayed smaller on the screen than usual. I don't know how to describe it, so I have a picture.
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    It doesn't do this when I boot the game without touching anything.
    I don't know if this is something that happened in past 3DS firmwares.
     
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    If you hold SELECT or START while game is booting, it will load in native resolution. That feature was since the launch of the console.
     
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    That happens when you hold down start or select before starting up the game. It allows you to play the game with the original resolution.
     
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    I see. I just found it odd since I never had it happen before. I'm probably going to use that feature more often, though!
     
  6. superspudz2000

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    original resolution mode is smaller than gameboy micro. who wants that.
     
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    And no, it is not smaller to gba micro due to higher resolution with small screen size.
     
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    I like it because it doesn't look like blurry pixel poop.
     
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    Pixels can poop?!?
     
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    They can now!
     
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    for me i wish i can stretch any game to full screen, i hate borders. i wish i can stretch a ds game to fullscreen on a 3ds XL. because as i always say, if your ok with the graphics of retro gaming then you dont mind pixelation.
     
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    This could be really useful, but Nintendo is too damn lazy to offer a thing like that, this should have come with the first firmware on 3DS,
    a option to scale the screen as it better suits you.
    I like clear and polished images, but if it's to choose between a tiny crystal clear screen or a good sized one, but a lil' bit blurry,
    I'd choose without a doubt the second. Not only that, but with some AA and AF it could look even better than the original.
     
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    On (N)3DSXL, native DS res is about DSi size. It's very nice.
     
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    Who buys a portable with a huge ass screen to play with a regular sized image, honestly?
     
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    then holy hell, what you say is really, really wrong
     
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    bingo! i brought the XL for a reason, not to use a portion of it. plus nintendo is lazy to upscale the resolution so theres no pixelation