Installed DSTwo firmware update, now games have framerate drops

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  1. jereb
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    It's been a while since I last updated the firmware, probably about a year. I also overwrote the EOS files, since I didn't know if a new version had been released since the last time I did it. Now that I'm trying to play games, I'm noticing these framerate drops that weren't there before. Mainly in 3D games, and perhaps most noticeably in the title screen for Animal Crossing, where it's like a slideshow now. Also, specifically in Animal Crossing, I've noticed that load times seem to have increased by a noticeable amount. Anyone have any idea what's going on here, or how to fix it?
     
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    Try bcking up your SD card, wiping it with a fresh format, and putting the files back. It's worth a shot, just time consuming.
     
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    I tried reformatting and it doesn't seem to have worked.

    However, one other thing I tried was to open Animal Crossing in "clean" mode instead of "patch." That actually did help the frame rate a little, but it still wasn't to the state it was before I updated.

    EDIT: I replaced the v1.12 EOS files with the v1.11 files and that seems to have fixed the slowdown issues. I have no idea what was changed in that update that might cause slowdown though.
     
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    You need to download the upgrade file that's on the official site. It's right above the link to the latest firmware. It will be a .nds file. I went through the same thing.
     
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    Ah, I see what you're talking about. I don't think that link was there when I first updated, so I'm guessing it has been added recently.

    Where do you even put the file though? In the main SD card directory where you would put a normal upgrade file? I'm just asking since this file is an .nds file, as opposed to .dat like firmware upgrade files normally are.
     
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    Put it in the root directory, and run it from 'DS_Game'.