where do the saves on the 3ds go?

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  1. pikachu945
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    Topic.
     
  2. Dingoo-fan 32

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    To the Cartdrige =D
     
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    I thought they were saved to the sd card
    so stuff I but from the eshop goes to the sd card?
     
  4. Dingoo-fan 32

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    Eshop games go for the flash memory, i'm not sure if you can write then on SD [​IMG]
     
  5. BoxmanWTF

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    with the game, so if the game is on a cartridge then the save is too, if it's on the SD/flash memory then so is the save.
     
  6. chris888222

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    If I'm not wrong:

    3DS games - to SD card/flash memory (with exception of Mercs)
    eShop content - to flash memory
     
  7. BoxmanWTF

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    I'm pretty sure that 3DS game saves go on the cart, I got a DoAD game that didn't have the save deleted.
    Only the extra content from the games go on the SD/flash
     
  8. koji2009

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    This was answered on Nintendo's 3DS faq before the system was even released... Physical 3DS carts save to the physical carts. The "extra data" can be saved either to flash or SD, this is to allow for streetpass.
     
  9. Satirical

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    Everything from the 3DS shop goes to the SD card, hence why you see "xxx amount of blocks available" on the SD card when you download/buy things, unless you tell it to go to the internal 3DS memory.

    3DS Games save to the 3DS cart, so you can play the cart on someone else's 3DS and it'll still have the saves. It uses internal memory in the cart as well, whereas older GBA games used batteries. Superior Technology!
     
  10. koji2009

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    GBA games used 3 methods for saving... eeprom (cheap, very little data) s-ram (large, required a battery fairly cheap) and flash (medium to large, more expensive at the time). Of course there were several that didn't have a save at all... but that stopped after the first year or two when nintendo started to demand all games have some method for storing save data.

    By the time the DS came around, Nintendo had already designed all carts to have flash ram of varying sizes (since the price on the technology had come down so much) and continues as such on the 3DS for physical carts.
     
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    Games- On Cart except additional content (costumes in DOA etc)
    E-shop VC, 3DSware, 3D Classics, Nintendo Video- SD card
    E-Shop DSiWare- Internal memory (can transfer to SD, but it renders it unplayable until put back on internal)
     
  12. chartube12

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    Why even make a thread about this? It's stupid and almost lazy! You could of went into the data management of the 3ds and check for yourself.
     
  13. koji2009

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    Why even bother replying to a thread if you're just going to be sarcastic and disrespectful? Save your time and energy next time there is a thread you don't think warrants a reply and simply don't. If others have more time and interest and feel like replying it's their prerogative.
     
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    Just to clarify things,

    DS/3DS games save to the cartridge.
    DSiWare games saves to the system itself
    eShop games save to the SD card