Got my 3DS today, formatted and lost Mario 3D Land

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  1. Louism92
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    Any way of getting it back?

    I read that i can simply go in the store and download it again as the console iD is eligible but i'm afraid if i hook it up to my wifi i'll end up updating is from 4.1 so i couldn't use a gateway!

    Help guys, thanks!
     
  2. Dork

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    Why did you format a brand new 3DS?

    Tough luck, you either update and download 3D Land, or forget about it and use your Gateway. You could always put 3D Land on your Gateway, or actually buy games.
     
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    If you don't want to update, there's noting you can do to recover the game...!
     
  4. Louism92
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    It wasn't brand new, i'm not that dull :rofl2:

    Anyone with some helpful advice? no offence..
     
  5. Dork

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    Nobody here can help you, the only way to get back 3D Land is to download it from the eShop.
     
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    You could wait to get the Gateway 3DS and then download it and play it, assuming you bought it. But other than that, yeah the only way is to get it from the eShop
     
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    So it's 100% no chance of going into the store without it updating on its own?

    Worst part about it is that i took the SD card out when i done the format :angry:
     
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    No way of redownloading it without updating. At least, if/once you get a gateway card you can just download it, although not quite the same since you have to carry the game around on a microsd.
     
  9. Louism92
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    Well i really do feel daft haha

    I really can't believe there is no way to get on without updating though, nevermind, i'll go hunting for a good reseller of the gateway, or just stick with my DSTWO for now and wait for things to calm down with the chinese resellers lying about having stock etc...

    I paid £135 for the 3DS, it really is in mint condition, was that at least a decent purchase though i have lost Mario Land?
     
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    I paid £119 for mine brand new
     
  11. Louism92
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    fair one! how did you manage that?
     
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    I paid £115 for my red 3DS brand new off of Amazon, it's gone up in price now though...
     
  13. Louism92
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    ohh i forgot to mention my 3DS is an XL one too, so i haven't really lost out on much really, considering it really is in tiptop condition
     
  14. Arras

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    Well, you didn't really _lose_ Mario Land, it's your own choice, and if you later decide to update it should still be there. It's not like it expires. But yeah Nintendo has always worked this way, even on the Wii. You can't access the shop without updating there either.
     
  15. Louism92
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    I'm not desperate for the game, i think i'll hold off updating for now, see what Gateway come up with, i'll just play around with my DSTWO when that arrives :)
     
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    People do some silly stuff with 3DSs. Ill tell ya.
     
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    Cool story bro, really worth the post? As i said i took the SD card out before formatting, can't see why it won't show up if the card still has the game on it..
     
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    If all that was required to play the game was having the game on the card, then people could just toss the files at each other and get it for free. :P The 3DS itself seems to store license info internally to help prevent that (in addition to the files being encrypted per-3DS).
     
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  19. Louism92
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    That makes perfect sense, when i formatted the console the sd card basically couldnt find its original owner on the console so it wouldnt show up, correct? :)
     
  20. profi200

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    After formatting, the tickets of all downloadable titles are lost and the KeyY (Key for en-/decrypting SD card stuff) is changed. No chance.
     
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