Little Room for CIA Install?

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  1. ChOcOcOwCaKe
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    Just had a question, don't know if anyone has an answer. I'm using Gateway on the New 3DS and its all good but I installed majoras mask as a CIA and when I tried to install another game, the CIA said there was not enough room. I didnt know if it installed to the 3DS or to the SD in the back, so I switched to a larger SD and it still says that I dont have the room.
    Any way I can get more room?
     
  2. LinkmstrYT

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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Your SD card space must be more than twice the size of that .cia file. So if you have a 2GB .cia file, you may as well get an 4GB+ microSD card.
     
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    Delete the Majora's Mask CIA (not the game itself). That should free up some space.
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Yeah, since you have already installed Majora's Mask 3D, just delete/backup the .cia file since it's not needed anymore (unless you want to install it again).
     
  5. Kirbs

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    What is the size of the larger sd card?
     
  6. ChOcOcOwCaKe
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    So the CIA DOES Install to the system then?

    So i did have majora deleted, but the card Im using is only an 8 gb because 64s arent supported. So if installing monster hunter it said I didnt have the room. Is it installing to the sdcard or to the system?
     
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    It's going to the SD card, your system storage is only around 1 GB big.
     
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    CIA files are unpacked to the SD card, and title/Nintendo you own the game data is placed in band(tiny amount of data)

    you should get a bigger SD card


    also, 64gb cards are supported, just need to be formatted fat32 with a utility that ignores that fat32 was made like 90 years ago when 32 GB was unthinkable.
     
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    Alright, thanks everyone. I had a 64GB but it apparently went dead so I guess its time to shell out another ~ $60
    Appreciate all the help.
     
  10. themperror

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    an decent 32 GB SD card is gettable from 20 euro's so it'll be 40-50 for a 64GB one
     
  11. ChOcOcOwCaKe
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    I'm in Canada here, they range from like 55-75
     
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    I'm sorry for my ignorance but how do you do this? I can't seem to figure it out.
     
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    the formating?

    There's threads here about it, easus have a good , free tool for doing it.
    I've used their pro version for other things.
     
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    Get a larger sd card and delete the .cia files after installation.