Changing from DSi XL to 3DS XL

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Jul 26, 2012
  1. Martauchowska
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    Okay... I don't know if I made the topic in a right place, but I'd like to ask a few questions about changing from DSi XL to 3DS XL and I want to discuss them all in one topic.
    So, first the whole story. I have a DSi XL and I'm considering buying 3DS XL as soon as it comes out (I live in Poland, and our European relase is this Saturday I think). I thought about selling my DSi XL because I won't need it anymore... Right? I'm not so sure about it and this is why I have a few questions.

    1) I have Acekard 2i (when it's inside my system the game card shows "Alex Rider Stormbreaker", this tells what firmware I have, right?) and I'm wondering if it is going to work on 3DS XL. I mean, to play normal DS games, "flat" ones.
    2) If it's going to work, will my saves still be there? I'm not happy about losing my teams in Pokemon for example.
    3) What about original games? I have Pokemon Soul Silver and, once again: will the saves still be working on the new system? And will the Pokewalker still work?
    4) I heard that European 3DS XL will come without a charger. Will my charger from DSi XL work?

    Thanks in advance!
     


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    1) acekard update for latest 4.3.0-10 isnt out yet (3DS XL not updated to that out of box tho)
    2) saves are stored on game carts or flashcards not the device
    3)again as above and the IR is in the cart, doesnt use the console
    4) no charger is included, yes Dsi XL charger is exactly the same

    any DSi Ware you have can be transferred tho
     
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    Wow, thanks for fast answers! That's great news, this means I can sell my DSi XL. It will be hard, though, I have a lot of memories connected with it. Oh well, I'll see.

    How much time it may take to make the update to akaio to work with 3DS XL? What do you think?
     
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    AKAIO is not the update you want

    you need the card update which normally takes about 2 weeks

    they will post info here tho
    http://www.acekard.com/news.php#159

    you can always update to the latest one available tho
    http://www.acekard.com/download.php#ak2i

    it should then work on your 3DS XL out of box as long as you dont update the console until the acekard patch is out and applied
     
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    Okay... So, say I've bought 3DS XL. As soon as the new firmware is out, I download it to my AK2i, I put the latest akaio version on it and it works? Or did I get something wrong?

    EDIT: And, another question. Is it really worth to update the console? You can see the improvements when normally using it? I've never ever updated my DSi XL, so... XD
     
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    you also need to apply it to acekard update, theres a .nds file you run to update the acekard 2i

    once thats done then you can update your 3DS console to 4.3.0-10, which is currently the latest
     
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    Ech, I'm a total noob, I know, but what do you mean by this?

    What "it"? I'm sorry I'm so stupid in this, but... Eh. ^^"
     
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    well if you downlaod the current acekard patch

    allows it to work on 4.2.0-9 3DS
    http://www.acekard.com/download/ak2/ak2ifw_update_3ds42_dsi144.zip

    then extract the zip and you will have 2 .nds files

    as your updating on a DSiXL you want to copy the DSi .nds update to your sd card

    then load up the acekard in the DSiXL and run the file like you would a game

    follow the instructions and this will update the card

    then when the 4.3.0-10 update comes out you will do the same
    but you can get some practice in now
     
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    Ooooh, I get it now! Thank you sooo much. So, if I would update my DSi XL now, I would have to download the patch you linked and follow your instructions to make everything work again, am I right?
    Will doing it erase my files? It's better to do it on a freshly formatted card and put your files on it after updating?
     
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    Before you concider selling your dsi xl read my eariler post here.

    http://gbatemp.net/topic/331315-did-the-threats-of-using-flashcards-on-3ds-come-true/page__view__findpost__p__4321708

    If you enjoy the cat and mouse games with nintendo then by all means sell the dsi xl and enjoy updating everytime you turn on your 3ds xl.
     
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    No DO NOT update the DSi XL! You need to update the Acekard, not the DS. If you update your DS then you won't be able to update the Acekard. And you'll have to keep your DSi XL even after you get the 3DS until you update the Acekard.
     
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    Er... Now I just got confused. :blink: Regular DS games really look that bad on 3DS? And I don't have to update my 3DS, do I? I've NEVER updated my DSi XL (it is like it was in a box) and it's working perfectly fine. I thought about selling my DSi to somehow refund a 3DS XL. You know.

    @Bowser: ! I haven't thought about that, shit. So I'll have to update the acekard to make it work with 3DS XL using my DSi XL? I'm getting more and more confused...
     
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    read above comment

    the .nds file updates the Acekard 2i
    not the console

    the console update must be done last
    or your card will not work on the console
     
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    Hehe, yes, I've already realised that when you were writing this. Gosh, I'm so stupid sometimes, thanks for clearing this thing up for me. Phew. ^_^ But I'm still bugged about selling my DSi XL after updating the card for 3DS... What would you do in my case?
     
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    If you ever need to update your flashcart and you have no console to do this because you sold your DSi XL then what will you do?

    EDIT: If you make sure your flashcart is always updated before you update your Console then you will be fine.
     
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    If you DSi XL is in good condition, do not sell it. I've been trying to get a used one for a while in decent condition and it seems impossible. Not many new ones around either.
     
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    i am in the same predicament with my 3ds, i can't afford to keep both 3ds and buy the 3ds xl separately because of the ambassador games and data transfer (silly nintendo) just wait for more colours and price drop and by the time that happens you will be able to afford it, i can't justify the cost of the 3ds xl right now as i hardly use my normal 3ds anyway so i am more than willing to wait, good luck with your decision.
     
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    @[member='adgloride']: Well, my DSi XL has almost two years and it's like freshly taken out of the box - no scratches or anything, it works brilliantly. I also thought about waiting for the price drop... I don't know what to do really. At the moment, 3DS XL costs 849 zloty here in Poland (in preorder), which is around 246 dollars or 206 euro or 161 GBP. I think it's not so pricey now, really... What do yout think, the price may drop from this?
     
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    I don't think they are going to drop the price since they are already selling it for as cheap as they can (since they didn't include the charger to cut the price tag as much as possible)
     
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    On the 3DS, yes they look bad. But on the 3DS XL, they look the same as the DSi XL.
     

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