New DSTWO, have a few questions.

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by bbbmcw, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. bbbmcw

    bbbmcw Newbie

    Jun 8, 2013

    I received a dstwo from and I followed the tutorial about setting up the card via these forums. Everything worked fine right away on my 3DS Xl that I had updated in order to purchase games from the Eshop.

    I have a few questions:

    1. Has anyone else noticed that the battery drains twice as fast with the flashcard left in their 3DS? I am seeing a huge drop in battery life when using the DSTWO.

    2. I'm not a fan of the OS, is there any skins that have boxart as icons and I can scroll through boxart to select my rom of choice?

    3.Is it important to leave ds roms in a separate folder for every game? I did this to be organized due to the sav file and the other file created but not all of my games are displayed at once this way.

  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    1 - Do you mean active or "sleep"? The DS has no actual "sleep" mode, when you close the lid it just shuts the screens off. Flash carts take extra power to power the MicroSD slot and stuff, so they don't actually sleep when in sleep mode.

    2 - Theres's alternate loaders that do that, but I have no experience, others will likely link.

    3 - No. I just make alphabetical folders (all A games in one folder, B in another, etc.) but you can even dump everything into a single folder.
  3. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Ya Cant Get There From Here
    For an alternate OS, check out BAGplug. It has custom box art/icon support.
  4. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 5, 2012
    as for question 1, don't leave dstwo in card slot while the 3ds is in sleep mode. it will just drain your battery. shut the 3ds completely or eject the dstwo before or after 3ds goes into sleep.
  5. omghahalol

    omghahalol Newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    United States

    Apparently unlike the DS/DSi/XL the 3DS constantly polls the inserted cart. This is used for street/spotpass updates and and things of that nature but also works as a measure for anti-piracy. I am new to the 3DS (XL) and that was a bummer but it's easy enough to eject the cart when not in use if you don't want to shut the 3DS all the way down for one reason or another.