questions from a noob

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by addictedxtoxjet, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. addictedxtoxjet

    addictedxtoxjet Newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    United States
    hello everyone,

    ALRIGHT so I have some really dumb questions. Sorry in advance for anyone who has had to answer them a billion times before. But googling gets me nothing but sites trying to sell me shit. Do not want. Anyway.

    So I recently got a brand new 3DS. Upon finding out that I can put an SD card (I immediately put an 8gig SDHC in it instead of the 2gig standard one) in there I assumed that meant that it had some good capabilities. But I don't even know where to begin searching to be honest, and I thought I might be able to get some ideas and figure some more stuff out on a board like this so here I am.

    Hi my name is Jake &now that the formalities are out of the way, here is where I'm at:

    What I know about my 3DS:
    It is 3D. Neat.
    It takes SD cards and I put an 8gig SDHC in to begin with.
    I have like one game made for the 3DS and that's it
    It doesn't look like there are many customization options upon first inspection (on its own, anyway)
    I can play regular old DS games in there too, how convenient.
    3D pictures huzzah.

    What I would really like to know about my 3DS:
    What can I do with my SD card to hack it? Is that possible? Or do I need to spend money on "special" SD cards?
    Can I play movies on it by putting them on the SD card? What are the limits that I should know about?
    Can I torrent games and play them through the SD card instead of where the DS cartridges go?
    Can I customize the look and feel of it more using hacks?
    I have a Mac running Lion. Is this going to be an issue with hacking or anything?
    What else can I do that's nifty and/or awesome using only my plain ol' 8gig SD card and a trusty internet connection?

    So yeah. Anyone with anything that will help me out, it will be appreciated a million and a half times. Also: When giving me information, treat me like I'm clueless because I pretty much am. I never was much of a DS person so I haven't hacked them before, and I have done little more than jailbreak an iphone in my 22 years of living.

    Thanks in advance, internet strangers.
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Nope. Read the Stickies.
    Kinda, look for the Video Converter topic
    Nope. Read the Stickies
    Nope. Read the Stickies
    I dunno. Read the Stickies
    Not much.

    That's about as simple as I can make it.
  3. addictedxtoxjet

    addictedxtoxjet Newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    United States
    I was afraid I was only going to receive the response "read the stickies," but I'm happy to have the answers I specifcially needed. Plus I got my response from pinkie pie so you know, I got more than I had ever hoped for.
  4. Zerosuit connor

    Zerosuit connor Baby I'm Back ♥

    Sep 17, 2010
    Yes you can, by converting them using the 3D video converter found on the forum, there are 3 or 4 around and which one depends on what you want, you can convert a movie to 3D and watch it, but it will split the movie into 10 minute segments as that is the limit of the 3Ds camera app. Your SD card can play music through 3Ds sound.