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Hey all. So before y'all jump on me, I know the QQ3DS is basically (or actually) a cheaper Sky3DS clone. I'm well aware of that, and I have one in transit.

With that said, I have some ROMs I want to play once it arrives, and I've been trying to put them on an mSD I have laying around. The only problem is that Windows 8.1 doesn't seem to like DiskWriter 1.0.6. I've tried messing with compatibility settings, but I've not yet found a stable way to 'flash' my ROMs to the 16 GB mSD I have. Also, when I am able to put some onto the mSD and then close out of DW and go back many times I see nothing, or 1 or two of the 6 or so I put on there. Is this a common issue?

Lastly, somehow DW screws with the filesystem on the mSD so much that I have to use a third party app to get it to be FAT32 again (otherwise it's only FAT, and its full capacity is less than 1 MiB... yes MiB.

Any help is appreciated. I'll also check in to the GBATemp iRC channel to see if anyone's awake there.

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Make sure it's Diskwriter 1.06b5. Works fine on Windows 8.1 Pro without any special settings.

DW uses its own file system for writing ROMS. It creates a 1MB partition for location purposes and uses the remaining space for ROMS. You can't use the MicroSD for anything other than writing. FAT/FAT32 is irrelevant on Sky/QQ 3DS. There's no need to do any formatting to FAT32 or otherwise.

Just plug in the microSD, use Format in Diskwriter, and then drag and drop your ROMS one at a time and then exit.

Might also want to check the microSD using HWTest and verify it's a legit SD.
 
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Make sure it's Diskwriter 1.06b5. Works fine on Windows 8.1 Pro without any special settings.

DW uses its own file system for writing ROMS. It creates a 1MB partition for location purposes and uses the remaining space for ROMS. You can't use the MicroSD for anything other than writing. FAT/FAT32 is irrelevant on Sky/QQ 3DS. There's no need to do any formatting to FAT32 or otherwise.

Just plug in the microSD, use Format in Diskwriter, and then drag and drop your ROMS one at a time and then exit.

Might also want to check the microSD using HWTest and verify it's a legit SD.


Sweet! Yeah I was attempting to batch flash my ROMs... So it has to be one at a time and on 1.06b5... Cool. I'll search for that version. Also using that version should I go back into it should I see the files that successfully wrote?
 
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I'd just go to the SKy3DS website and download the newest template and diskwriter, format your SD, and try writing one rom at a time and verifying. It doesn't have to be one at a time, but worth a shot since you're having issues.
 
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I'd just go to the SKy3DS website and download the newest template and diskwriter, format your SD, and try writing one rom at a time and verifying. It doesn't have to be one at a time, but worth a shot since you're having issues.


Okay I got the latest stuff and I'm trying again, but I don't have high hopes... lol
 

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Okay so I wrote the ROMs I want and then I closed out of DW. I go back into it to see if they're there, and my suspicions are correct as with previous attempts. I see nothing on the mSD and upon launching DW (in admin) it says the SD had to be formatted. What gives? What am I doing wrong? Are my ROMs gone?
 
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Do this:

Launch Diskwriter.
File->Format - say Yes to proceed.
At the bottom it should say total Free space - post that here.
Try writing a game - select Yes for EEPROM.
After it finishes, back out of Diskwriter and launch again and see if the rom is still there.

Could also be a bad MicroSD/SD Reader
 
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If it still doesn't work, try on a different/friends PC or an external reader. Sometimes laptop readers have issues.

Tried a 4GB microSD on my 8.1 Pro desktop and was able to format, write game, and verify game was still there afterwards. ( I use a USB reader though)
 
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