Best memory card setup for N3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Odven, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Odven
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    I was thinking of putting a 32GB card in my N3DS, so would I need to format that card to exFAT, or is FAT32 the only supported format. If that's the case, how would a game larger than 4GB be installed as a CIA? Though I've done hours of lurking I haven't seen any answers to this so please bear with me...

    Also, should I use a 16GB or a 32GB card on the Gateway cart itself? Approximately how many games would I be sacrificing with the 16GB?
     
  2. Nollog

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    a .cia would be unpacked into small files like any other item downloaded from the eshop.

    as for putting the cia on the card, i'm unsure.
     
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    That makes sense, thanks
    That makes sense, thanks
     
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    Search the Nintendo site for formatting your DS SD card. They point you to an SD formatting tool to get the job done. I think it's FAT32 in the end. And yes, CIA files are much smaller than rom files.