Having an issue Sky3ds not enough space

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  1. Christian Rosado
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    Hello, I have the blue button sky3ds cart. Currently I have 3.5 GB of free space with 19 games on cart. Now whenever I try to add(write) a game to the cart with disk writer 1.6 it tells me not enough space even tho there is. Why?? anyway to fix this???
     
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    Recommended Backup All Save Game .In Menu File Choose Optimiser
     
  3. Osmosis

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    Only 31 games per mSD card. No matter what.

    Use ROM-TOOL to trim .3DS files if running low on space.

    There are some games over 4GB in original size (resident evil is huge). Use ROM-TOOL to trim it and it will go down to 2GB.

    Most games will cut in half except pokemon series with pretty much shrinks down to 1.75GB from 2GB.

    ROM-TOOL = your best friend for sitting 31 games on 32GB SD card.

    Optimize takes FOREVER and while the backup is nice (it's kinda large) it's slow and annoying to use.

    Better to pre-trim your ROMs and when you are satisfied with your list, THEN use Optimzer.

    ROM-TOOL LINK:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-rom-tool-rom_tool.349314/
     
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    Thig is Im on 19 games not 31. Thats why I dont get why Im getting this message. And what exactly does optimizer? It only shows me save backup, and a empty folder.
     
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    Give us some details...
    The size of mSD?
    Firmware of 3DS?
    New or Old 3DSXL?
    Maybe a list of games and their size?
    Are you using any USB adapters or card readers or hubs?
    And finally what version of Diskwriter are you using and what templateXXXX.txt are you using?

    What game are you trying to install?

    Are they all .3ds files?

    Are any of them listed as eShop games? No eShop games. No .CIAs or .3dz files. ONLY .3DS ROMs.

    Optimizer will pretty much backup your mSD (ROMS, savedata, and template) and compress/trim your games for you. It takes a while... like 2-3hrs depending on your PC and setup.
     
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    Alright first I'll try to optimize if it doesn't work I'll give all details, since it'll take a bit, I'm on the road. Now does optimizer delete any important stuff from games? Like cutscenes and stuff?
     
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    No. Just the opposite, it backs everything up.

    WARNING: It takes a looooong time.
     
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    Alright then I'll give the details, and if necessary optimize. Its a 32GB sandisk card. It's a new 3DS XL running 9.6 I tried both sd card and USB readers, and disk writer is 1.06 with latest template as of 03/26/2015. All the games are 3ds Roms, not eshop or CIA etc and all are .3ds Its happening now with 2GB games. When it was empty I could write games that would weight 2GB I dont get why it won't work now. It has 3.5GB free and only 19 games on it. Also the card came directly from sandisk so no fakes.
     
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    Most games are 1GB or less. And I was able to write 2GB games, it just won't work now.
     
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    Make sure your computer is up to date (run windows update). Unplug all your USB and SD adapters. Reboot after updating. Once you are back in windows run CCleaner. As soon as CCleaner doesn't have any files or registry problems to fix, plug your USB or mSD card adapter back in. Then see if it will work.

    Sometimes drivers are bad, out of date, or the computer needs a good scrub down so it can properly recognize the mSD adapter.

    Still not working? Okay read all of this first before doing anything:

    Open up My Computer. Can you see the used/free space bar of your mSD? If so, it's not properly formatted.

    Diskwriter does a special FAT10 format which breaks Windows from displaying size and then crams everything into .ZIP file.

    Go back into Diskwriter. Open up your mSD in Diskwriter. Look at bottom, how many MB is free? Does it even work/load?

    If the format is wrong you will want to pull all your files off and start over.

    First backup (copy the files off if you can). If you can't, then use Diskwriter to make savedata (backup.sav) files of the individual games.

    THEN YOU HAVE TO DELETE ALL PARTITIONS AND DO NOT FORMAT the mSD using EaseUS Partition Master. Don't forget to APPLY your changes in EPM. Ok? Next...

    When it is totally blank (unformatted and unpartitioned), open up Diskwriter and click on FILE>FORMAT to format from within Diskwriter. Select the unformatted mSD to format. If Diskwriter won't let you select the mSD, close it and just right-click format the mSD from windows. Open up Diskwriter again and see if it lets you select the mSD. After FILE>FORMAT from within Diskwriter connect your template by CHANGE TEMPLATE, and start writing your games back on.

    At this point, it should work.

    Then you want to RESTORE SAVEDATA for each game (that hopefully you made a backup of) and select your backup.sav files that match to the game.

    From then on, you need to open Diskwriter and look in bottom left of window to see how much space you have left. It will need a few MB of space to create savedata, so leaving 1GB open is a good idea. If you are filling the mSD up to where it can't hold any more games without erasing savedata, you will need to trim your .3DS ROMs.

    I have all my ROMs pre-trimmed using the ROM-TOOL:

    First make a folder for your ROMs and put the ROM-TOOL into the same folder. Might also want to make a shortcut to RUN in that folder.

    It's a cmd tool, so you will need to open up RUN from windows (type "RUN" into search from start menu or use your shortcut), drag the ROM_TOOL.exe into the RUN window, make sure to delete the "quotation marks" at the beginning and end. Should look like this in RUN:

    Code:
    C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Desktop\ROMFOLDER\rom_tool.exe -t name_of_game.3ds

    The "-t" is to TRIM the file. Don't forget that. Nor can you have spaces in the .3ds name. So try to use "underscores_like_this".

    Run it. You'll notice that the .3DS file will now be smaller. Do this to all your .3DS ROMs. You can easily fit 31 games onto 32GB and have plenty of space left for Sky3DS savedata. But only 31 games.

    Trimming .3ds ROMs strips the free space away which sometimes holds savedata. If there is a certain game (Like MH4U or Pokemon) which you want to be careful about, THEN DON'T TRIM IT. Or that savedata might not work.

    Now that you have read this... see if your mSD is formatted properly and try the above instructions.


    Still having problems? Turn off your antivirus and sandbox. Firewall is ok. Try again. Sometimes AV and Malware protection blocks Sky3DS programs and tools. Sometimes it even block downloading the .3DS files. So yeah... last ditch scenario.

    *sigh*

    back to figuring out HxD private header IDs...
     
  11. Christian Rosado
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    I cant find ROM TOOL to put in my roms folder. I understood the rest, but catn find it, so cant make a shortcut.
     
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    I think it's a bug. I had a similar error except DiskWriter showed me I had -127MB's... then another time it said I had 31MB's... I only solved it by doing a ReFormat on DiskWriter to make it usable on PC, then format the card using PC, then Format on DiskWriter. A long process to then copy the roms back on and restore saves.