Sky3DS+ Game Limit Error

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  1. jerome_9521
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    i cant seem to get my sky3ds+ to exceed 9 games it changes the .3ds file to .3ds.bad every time and im using 3 sd cards with 128gb (samsung evo, Sandisk Ultra, & A Sandisk Extreme) i have like 40 games all US Region and i delete the setting.txt file every time nothing works even tried a 32gb and 64gb its a generic sd cards only hold 9 games as well. i updates the sky3ds+ card to the newest firmware 112 and im formatting the sd cards to fat32 64kb the program im using to format the sd cards is EaseUS Partition Master. i even try a different set of roms as well none are eshop games.


    Anybody got any ideas???
     

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  2. Temarile

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    Can you make a picture of the Sky3DS card and post it here? Sounds like somehow you got the original Sky3DS (Red) which had a limit of 10 games..
     
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    no i have the new sky3ds Plus and i also try using different sd Card Adapters and card readers
     
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    If it's FW 112 than it's Sky3ds+ card.
    Try to format mSD with 64KB cluster size and FAT32 file system.
     
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    i tried that a million times i know this already i think its my sd card reader im formatted the sd card with a different card reader and trying to see if i can past 9 games
     
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    have you tested your sd cards with H2testw?

    I had the some problem for a while, and eventually I started to suspect of the microSD and there it was: the microSD was a fake one.
     
  7. Kyojin

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    Honestly, seeing at the poor paint job, those two microSD cards look fake as hell. Where did you get them from?
    As @euamotubaina, test them with h2testw.
     
  8. Osmosis

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    i have multiple SD Cards they all hold up to a certain amount of Games and it doesnt matter what rom i put on the SD Cards they turn into 3ds.bad file and im not even putting trim roms on the sd cards and none are eshop games and i formatted the sd card back to NTSC and then to Fat32 with 32KB and im getting the same results but only 7 games worked the rest turns into 3ds.bad files and i tried checking to see if there fake sd cards with h2testw left it for 2 hours and it stll needed 5 hours left to check im not waiting that long for a program to check my mirco sd cards
     
  10. 4gionz

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    This basically proves they're fake, class 10 cards would take 1 hour maybe 2 max
     
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    well im downloading roms from a different site but if this doesnt work your probably right about the sd cards being fake
     
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    Ummm I don't think you should put the site in your post. Just test the 64gb card.
     
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    no the 32gb card and the 64gb cards are generic cards i got off ebay a long time ago only a few games work then the rest turns into 3ds.bad files
     
  14. Skyhigh_

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    you are right mine definately took less than 2 hrs to check

    Maybe if he gets some ''legit'' cards he will then have my issue where it won't even read the card at all

    Also i may be wrong but i recall those sandisk extreme cards having to be all a solid red and gold color on the front yours has black on the edge i am almost positive the legit ones don't have this
     
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    i have long nails and i have a cheap SD card reader that's really hard to remove the sd card so i ended up scratching the paint off. another thing i dont understand how all 3 of my sd cards can be fake they all came retailed packages and i brought all of them off different sellers on ebay and all 3 cards do the exact same thing holds up to 7-9 games then the rest turns into 3ds.bad files. i read article; watch YouTube videos, read the information on the sky3ds site, i know how to follow instructions im pretty sure its the roms i just downloaded 11 roms from a different site and i'm going to test them out if this doesn't work your right maybe i brought 3 fake sd cards and ill just have to buy new ones but off amazon or wal-mart
     
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    possibly in your closet
    don't buy SD cards off ebay. especially 128gb ones. buy them from a store, amazon has fakes too.
     
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    just let h2testw finish the job dude then you'll be sure whether the problem lies on the mSD or else.
     
  18. Osmosis

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    One thing that helps me when my mSDs lock up on me or turn into super floppy is to do a full format back to default. I have a 128gb and it took me all day to do a full format. And that's on a cruddy netbook. Patience. I'm betting you don't have fakes. Formatting is a pain in the butt and is %90 of the problems.

    First off, does windows even recognize the mSD cards? If so, open up partition master and see if the mbr has super floppy next to it. If so, one of the things I would have to do to on the blue button with diskwriter is first format it in diskwriter, then default format it in windows. Depending on the default (which is normally exFAT on large cards) I would first NTFS then use partition master to FAT32 it. It is important to do this because any FAT partition can easily become corrupted. So to clean the mbr properly you have to switch actual mbr formats.

    I highly recommend using easeUS Partition Master to then FAT32 any mSD 64gb or above.

    If windows doesn't recognize the mSD but does recognize the card reader, use a different card reader. Windows and card readers don't get along too well.

    EaseUS must be Primary FAT32 and will default 32kb it. But to double check, run it under that other formatter I linked to and double check. You don't need to even format it. Just make sure the allocation size is right.

    An occasional full (not quick) format can really help but takes a while. Also try not to move any files larger than 2gb on to the mSD.

    I think the transfer limit is 2gb. I might be wrong. FAT32 has a file size limit for transfers. This might be what's making your roms go .bad on Sky3DS+. Hence the rom splitter tool from Gateway. Split 'em, transfer 'em, re-assemble them. Although, I think the limit might be 4gb, don't remember.

    Yeah, it's 2gb. Just checked. Maybe try to trim the roms. This means get rid of the game manuals if you can. Try to make them 2gb or less. I know there's a great Sky3DS tool out there that trims better than any other program. Forget the name... where's fox? He should know. He wrote it. I loved it.

    Sky Army Knife. It has a trimmer unlike any other. But some games are just too big. This means Gateway splitter.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I'm going to try that so my micro SD card don't go to waste I brought a 32GB PNY memory card and everything works perfect but I'll leave it tonight formatting and get back to you letting you know if it works or not
     
  20. Osmosis

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    32GB mSD/SD cards should always work fine since they normally FAT32 naturally. It's the 64-128GB SDs that you have to force a FAT32 format. And that's when they start getting weird...