Should I dump and make backups of all my retail games?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Amapola62, Jul 11, 2016.

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Should I dump and make backups of my retail games?

  1. Yes

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  2. It's not necessary

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  1. Amapola62
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    To install on my 3ds as CIas in case I loose them...
     
  2. ih8ih8sn0w

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    If you have the storage space to do it, and feel like spending several hours (depending on how many games you have) you could. There is always that iso site and ciangel/freeshop though... If you are afraid of losing games though, just keep backups of your save files every once in a while
     
  3. Amapola62
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    I honce forgot the pocket with all my 3Ds games at a friend of my brother's house...got it back two weeks later...XD
     
  4. HaloEliteLegend

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    I once lost my pocket of 3DS games for a full year! I misplaced it like I usually did, so I thought "no worries, I have plenty to play digitally on my 3DS" (as I've downloaded a couple full retail games from the eShop). Then when I wanted to go back and play some old games, I searched everywhere and I couldn't find it! And then we moved! Seeing as I had lost it for so long, seeing as we had moved, with all these factors, I abandoned all hope of finding it (my precious Pokemon X!), until one day... I found it in a random backpack in the garage! Man, you don't know how happy I was then!

    I had lost it once before, too, under the seat in my car. That was a whole month right there xD

    I think I might do what you're planning on doing and back up my games in case I go full dumbass again, haha :ha:
     
  5. CeeDee

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    Do it, then sell all the retail games and buy a nice big 128GB SD card.
     
  6. SimplyFedorable

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    I advise you do it, it is rather easy, and just takes time. You do nothing more than push a few buttons and eject your sd card a couple of times
     
  7. 4gionz

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    Honestly I would just use ciangel/freeshop to install your cias, it'll take less time and you'll have legit tickets installed on your 3ds.

    Much cleaner
     
  8. ih8ih8sn0w

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    That kinda depends on their situation. If their internet is garbage, then it would be much more efficient to dump every cart with decrypt9 and convert with 3dsconv. Also, grats on your 666th post :^)
     
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  9. Amapola62
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    Using 3DseStuff to download CIA versions of the retail games I have...found them all apart from Cubic Ninja (X, OR, Bravely Default, Bravely Second, Birthright)
     
  10. Na7thana

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    If you don't want the fear of losing all your games and saves, you should dump them if you have the space to on your sd card. If you don't that's fine too.
    Some people prefer the feel of actually inserting the cartridge rather than just tapping on an icon anytime you want to play a game. I would just back up your games/saves onto your computer or external hard drive if you have one though just in case.
     
  11. falls261

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    I dumped all of mine, though the primary reason was to not need to carry/swap my cartridges around and leave them safely in their boxes.