what is EEPROM?

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  1. ssvapk
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    I just started using sky3ds and seeing some games has the EEPROM as NO. what does that mean. I noticed the game Pokemon Alpha Sapphire has EEPROM NO and it won't play with samsung 16 micro sd card.
     
  2. GothicIII

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    There are basicly two different cards for 3ds Games. The so called card1 games have an EEPROM chip (-> EEPROM=Yes), where the savedata is stored. Its about 1MB in size. This savedata is seperated from the ROM (for you: game) itself. Those kinds of cards are common for most games.

    card2 games are a bit different. The ROM there contains a user-space, where the savegame is written. So it does not need an EEPROM to store savedata. (-> EEPROM=No) The savegames are not necessarily bigger than on card1 games but could store more data. Pokemon for example is a card2 game.
     
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    Thanks GothicIII for the explanation..
     
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    I noticed fantasy life stores saves on the 3DS itself (sdcard) and these saves are not interchangeable. what category do they belong to?
     
  5. Plasma Shadow

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    I have no fucking idea.
    Fantasy Life saves to the exdata folder on the 3ds SD card iirc