What Flashcart do you recommend?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by KianTheTemper, Nov 9, 2019 at 3:20 PM.

  1. KianTheTemper
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    huh weird
     
  2. CeeDee

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    Get a bigger SD card. You'd need one for the 3DS flashcart anyways, if you got one of those. So you may as well get it for your 3DS and install games that way.

    For anything over 32GB, you'll need to format it as FAT32 on a computer with a tool like fat32format.
     
  3. KianTheTemper
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    why cant you just use windows to format it to fat32 or is it a requirement
     
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    Windows doesn't have a Fat32 formatter built into its os.
     
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    IIRC it does, it just doesn't let you format bigger cards to fat32.
    Windows doesn't let you format cards bigger than 32GB to fat32.
     
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    cfw ... 25% ... what do you have a 1/2 gb sd card there is no way this can be true

    you are misinformed you can use any size sd card you just need to format it to fat32

    because windows can't natively do that ... unless you know your way around cmd it's easier to use a 3rd party application

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    I just remembered godmode9 can format the sd card for you
     
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    If you need more memory then please buy a bigger microSD card. A microSD card would be a far cheaper and better solution over buying a flashcart.
    I have yet to test past 256GB, but you really don't need anything past 256GB as there is still a 300 title cap on 3DS games. The only real requirement is to have your microSD card formatted to FAT32, which there are plenty of tools provided that can accomplish that. I don't use Windows, so I am just going to suggest the one already posted
    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
    Linux and macOS both have the option the option to format to FAT32 built into their formatting tools.
     
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  8. BaamAlex

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    Don't use a flashcard. Buy a big sd card and install cfw. That is for free. I think everyone recommend this.
     
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    No, CFW does not take up 25% of the SD card. It barely takes up a few megabytes. And if you had a 256 GB SD card Pokemon should fit on there with ease.
    There is no real limit to the max size of the SD card but I doubt anyone would actually need more than 256 GB. 64 for me is just enough and with 256 you could probably fit every single good game the 3DS has to offer, most of which you are probably not interested in anyway. Skip the 32GB and go for a 64GB, it should last you a good while. Highest I would go is 128GB and that is honestly more games than anyone needs to have on their system at one time. It starts getting a bit overwhelming at that point.
     
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  10. KianTheTemper
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    yup,everyone aleady recommended this

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    i have a 8gb micro sd card currently,And like 10 games,even when i have all of those 10 games off i still cant download pokemon sun
     

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    Just so OP is aware:

    I have a 256GB SD in both my 3DS's. The 3DS has a software limitation where you can only have 300 games installed and visible at once. Installing the 300 top rated games for the system (according to metacritic) uses up ~220GB of space, leaving just enough remaining for saves and DLC/updates.

    So just buy a 256GB card now and then never think about it again.
     
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