1. Deleted-188346

    OP Deleted-188346 Newbie

    Hey guys, when I play Nintendogs + Cats (and, when I go to the mic sensitivity option), the microphone is FAR too quiet. A loud and firm speaking voice will yield no volume bars.
    I literally have to talk into the bottom of the 3DS.
    Is there any option to raise the sensitivity?
     
  2. ShinyLatios

    ShinyLatios Local "That Guy"
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    Are the headphone ports still the same? (headphone hole+blockything)
    If so you can try on of those DS headsets.
     
  3. Deleted-188346

    OP Deleted-188346 Newbie

    Nope, the 3DS has a single headphone hole, no option for headsets.
     
  4. Deleted-188346

    OP Deleted-188346 Newbie

    Anybody? (Sorry to bump)
     
  5. Taik

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    I'm having this problem too

    I need to speak reaaally close to the bottom of the 3DS, thus moving my head and losing 3D it's annoying...
     
  6. Deleted_171835

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    I've noticed.

    The microphone placement wasn't the best choice.
     
  7. Rukia-san

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    I still have the same problem even tho I changed my 3DS, I think it is "normal".
     
  8. Slyakin

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    Does it affect the gameplay at all? I think Nintendo nerfed the mic because it was too sensitive on the DS and DS Lite.
     
  9. Snailface

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    Quoteth Nintendo's website troubleshooting:
    Microphone Not Responding as Expected

    Situation:

    The system microphone isn't registering voices or sounds



    Important Note! Due to the fact that the Nintendo 3DS system's microphone is different from the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system's microphone, some older games may respond differently to voice or sound.



    What to do:

    Make sure there isn't a headset or external microphone plugged into the system's headphone port.

    Try the following to improve the microphone's response:

    Hold the system at a different angle
    Reduce background noise
    Blow across the microphone instead of directly into it

    Perform a Mic Test (How to)

    If the microphone works during the test, check the software manual to make sure the game or application being played supports the microphone feature.



    Still Not Resolved:

    If the microphone still isn't responding properly, the system will need to be repaired. To start the repair process, click here.
     
  10. idulkoan

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    +1... point the mic at you and blow/talk iinto it at the bottom right
     
  11. Deleted-188346

    OP Deleted-188346 Newbie

    Sorry, I meant Nintendogs + Cats, which is a very new game obviously.
    So, everybody has this issue?
    I mean, considering Nintendogs + Cats is a 3D enabled game, you shouldn't need to break out of the sweet spot, then talk into the bottom of the 3DS.

    If this affects everybody too, then I guess it's normal...just kind of crappy though.

    I sent an e-mail to Nintendo regardless.
     
  12. CherrySkitty

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    I think I read somewhere that the mic is very sensitive in the back of the 3DS too. Maybe because of 3D video recording? It wouldn't make any sensei to record someone speaking with a microphone facing you >_>
     
  13. Deleted-188346

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    Then they should have made a 2nd microphone on the back. It doesn't make sense to speak to your dog with the microphone facing the opposite way either.
    In any case, the microphone appears to be pointing downwards, actually.
     
  14. Nollog

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    It could be your aussie accent?
     
  15. JoyConG

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    Lol'd

    It just doesn't recognize any voice.

    I sort of have this issue, then I realized my hands were kind of over the mic.. didn't realize it was there near the bottom like that
     
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