Average ROM filesize?

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  1. MaxEdison
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    Hey all, I'm wondering what the average file size of a nds rom is. I'm getting my flashcart (CycloDS, unless calamity strikes) soon, and I need to decide what size MicroSD card to get-- if .nds files are between 50 and 100 MB, I'll probably just go for a 2 GB. I'm not going to be using my cart for media, just homebrew and, um, games I totally already own. Anything above 8 gigs is pretty much out of my price range.

    Your prompt responses are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. NeoWoeN

    NeoWoeN GBAtemp Regular

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    Lot of 32Mo and 64Mo.
     
  3. gabrico

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    My Uncle Works for sandisc, and he gave me a 6gb one, and I only have about 2gigs left, so I would gowith a 4gb one.
     
  4. MaxEdison
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    Sorry to be a bit slow, but what's a Mo?

    Thanks for the responses.
     
  5. Calafas

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    Depending on how quickly you complete/get bored of/get new games, i'd say between 1 and 4gig.

    edit : Games are typically between 32mb and 128mb
     
  6. Yuan

    Yuan GBAtemp Maniac

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    2gb here, and I even use some gba and other console roms (30 ds games, 12 gba games, 10 snes, 5 nes, 10 gameboy) and 400mb free space [​IMG].
     
  7. Sephi

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    my 2GB card is almost full from about 24 games and a lot of homebrew.
     
  8. MaxEdison
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    Sounds like 4 gigs is the way to go! Thanks to all for your prompt responses.
     
  9. nicky041192

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    he means mb....
     
  10. Hardcore Gamer

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    Use NDSTokyoTrim to make your roms smaller in size. I have a 2gb card and I've about 45 games on it. That's more than enough.
     
  11. BurlyEd

    BurlyEd GBAtemp Fan

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    I have 636 files (mostly US) totaling about 27GB,

    Average size = 42.5 MB.

    Range=8MB (91 games) to 256MB (Cooking Guide- Can't Decide What To Eat).

    I used to use a 4GB µSDHC, but with 70 games on my DSTT, the menu was slow, so I now prefer a 2GB µSD for games.
    4GB is great for multi-media/games mix, though.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. nccom

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    Go for 4gb, im always choosing what games to put on my 2gb card [​IMG]
     
  13. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Short for "MegaOctal" it's the same thing as a Megabyte. Actually makes sense if you think about it, since there are 8 bits in a byte, so an "octal" is an appropriate name to replace "byte"

    I think it's the convention used in some European countries anyway.
     
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