Sky3DS - swapping SD cards

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  1. markmcrobie
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    If I want to load up 2 or more SD cards with games, is it as simple as just swapping the cards in the Sky3DS cart if I want to switch between them?

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    If you have the blue button sky3ds then yes. Remember the limit of 31 games per micro SD.
     
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    Ok thanks, I thought I remember reading somewhere that you to have to press the blue button to switch to another game before removing the card, but I can't remember where I seen it.

    Is the 31 games limit related to file size? Or is it regardless of file size?

    Also, I think 2 (or more) SD cards with, say, 16 games each would be an easier way of managing lots of games, pressing the blue button 30 times to get to another game seems long winded.
     
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    I'd suggest putting a little game in the first position that you don't really want to play, and before switching sdcards always press the button until this game appears. I had problems with sky3ds overwriting savegames of other games when sdcard was swapped or games were reorganized, really ugly.
     
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    Thanks, will try that.

    What exactly is happening when you press the blue button?
     
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    No. It is related to the table of games that sky3ds disk writer creates. The size doesn't matter, it's just the number of games that can't go past 31.


    I agree. It takes a very long time to cycle.
     
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    I may purchase 2 or more 32GB SD cards, and have games on them alphabetically (say, A-M on 1 card, N-Z on another).

    Or perhaps all Mario-related games on 1, etc...
     
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    Yeah what the other guy illuded to is true. The only thing I've had issues with was when I changed SD cards the saves of the game I was playing disappeared. So you need to get into the habbit of changing the game (i.e pressing the blue button) after you're done playing with it.

    I recommend these if you're in the market for SD cards:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Cl...1422965334&sr=8-2&keywords=micro+sd+card+16gb

    Work perfectly and get about 10 games on each, which is a decent amount, without being too many games to scroll through.
     
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    I bought this 32GB on for £9.32, seems ok:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IPC5ZFU/

    I notice they also do 2 x 16GB for £9.32 which seems a good deal.

    Do 64 or 128GB SDXC cards work with Sky3DS?
     
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    Yes 64 and 128gb are supported but given that games are generally around 1gb or less and you can only put 31 games on each SD, they are somewhat overkill.
     
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    Cool, so I think I may buy another 32GB card do go with the one I have. That should give me plenty of space for games.