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Assuming the 3DS cannot be repaired, there's good news and not-as-good news (and maybe a little bad news) I'll start with --- The good news: Game Cartridges: all your save data is stored on the cartridge, with a new 3DS system you can pick back up wherever you left off in your savegames. The only thing lost may be streetpass data, and certain things like ...


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The Gyro aiming is optional and can be turned off if you see fit. As an alternative you can simply use the analogue stick to aim which ever weapon you might be wielding (Its used to aim the slingshot, bow, boom-a-rang, hookshot, etc). However; as a personal preference I find the gyro-aiming considerably easier and much more responsive to use compared to the ...


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Yes, what you want to do is possible. While all 3DS software is region-locked, Nintendo DS software is not. Because that region-locking isn't encoded into the DS software, you can play software from all regions on your 3DS. You can even check out this youtube video where someone demonstrates a DS games from North America, Japan, and Europe on their North ...


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Blocks on the 3DS are each 128KB in size. This translates to 8 blocks per Megabyte, or 8192 per Gigabyte. (All using proper binary prefixes, of course.)


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The 3DS, unlike the Nintendo DS before it, is region-locked. There are 3 regions: North America, Japan and EU/Australia. So if you buy your 3DS in Australia, you'll need to purchase games from either the EU or Australia as well. Nintendo explained their reasoning in the following statement: “Nintendo 3DS hardware is available in three versions: Japanese, ...


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There will be no 3D effect with a regular DS game, as this IGN article states: Standard DS games will not have the ability to be displayed in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS. DS games will...only be displayed in standard 2D. To further the point, on this comparison chart from Nintendo, it states at the bottom that: Only Nintendo 3DS software can be ...


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For built-in software, they're used in: Streetpass Quest I and II: Two coins apiece for a "wanderer", random color, level 1 or 2, that goes along with miis you've met. It's usually a good idea to max out to have 10 characters in the party whenever you "venture forth". In quest 2 you can also spend 2+level coins to have previously met miis rejoin even ...


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According to Nintendo's own FAQ (Click General Information -> What Is Transferred During the System Transfer Process?), you will keep your game on the target system, and be able to redownload it from the eShop, see the two excerpts from the answer: What Is Transferred During the System Transfer Process? Applies To: Transfer From Nintendo 3DS Answer: ...


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Unfortunately, as you have noted, without the original system to transfer to, you are likely without hope. 3DS titles are tied to console, not to any ID (Nintendo Network ID or otherwise), so without the console, you can't do a whole bunch. If you had the console, you'd be able to do things differently, but as it stands, there isn't much you can do. There ...


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This is not possible. When you set up a NNID on your system, the digital copy of Luigi's Mansion was linked to it. You can see this by deleting the game from your system, going to the eShop, and checking redownloadable software - Luigi's Mansion will be there. You can delete a NNID from a 3DS system, but it will also make any linked games unplayable, which ...


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The most notable changes from the 3DS XL to the New 3DS XL include: "Super Stable 3D". A feature that makes use of the front IR camera to track your face to adapt the 3D image appropriately, which improves the 3D. Thanks to it, you won't have to worry about holding the device at the right angle as much as before. The New 3DS XL is slightly larger than its ...


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In many cases, yes. There is no "save screenshot to SD card" feature in the 3DS as of right now. Some games allow you to take pictures under certain conditions (the camera man in Pokémon XY, the camera in Pilotwings Resort, pressing L + R in Animal Crossing New Leaf, etc.), but this differs from game to game. With the Miiverse, however (which was added to ...


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Nintendo states that the 3DS is SDHC compliant, (The HC here means "high capacity") which means that any SD card that is SDHC compliant should work. Almost all SD cards that are larger than 2GB are SDHC cards and should work fine. There's a little logo on the card that looks like a stylized SD with the letters "HC" underneath. SDHC cards have a maximum ...


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It is possible - with the newest software update (version Version 3.0.0-6U), you can transfer software, sounds, and images from one 3DS to another using the System Transfer found in the System Settings menu. However, if you no longer have access to the Nintendo 3DS, the transfer cannot be completed. It is all transferred using local wireless communication, ...


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No. He either wants Pokémon White OR Pokémon Black, or Pokémon White AND Pokémon Black.


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Officially, the 3DS only supports SD and SDHC cards (of which, the upper limit on SDHC is 32GB). And for out-of-the-box solutions, it is true that 32GB is the largest SD card you can buy. However, after some digging, it is less that the 3DS does not support SDXC cards (64GB+), but rather that is does not support the exFAT file system that these eXtreme ...


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For the regular 3DS, the mic is the small hole under the Start button. For the 3DS XL, it is on the right of the Start button. It is a small hole marked with a 'mic' label above it.


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There appears to be two modes for playing DS games on the 3DS. If you hold Select+Start while the DS game is loading, it will display in it's "Native Resolution" on the 3DS screens. Unfortunately, this is going to make the black bars bigger and not smaller. As far as I can tell, this is the only other display mode that the 3DS supports when playing DS ...


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I don't know if this is the specific problem you're having, but there's apparently some hardware weirdness when the 3DS is in sleep mode, possibly related to sleep mode with DS games. Exposure to magnetic fields might be part of the problem. For instance, putting a 3DS on top of a DS Lite (which has magnets in the speakers in the lid) can sometimes cause ...


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You are correct. Nintendo gave us folders and named ones at that with the capacity for up to 60 items and at the same time also gave devs the ability to push updates. Apparently nobody put up any official info about how to create folders yet so I'll just describe my experience in doing so (note that wherever I tap an icon/folder in the home screen, you can ...


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The first scenario (transferring a save game to a digital copy) should be possible. In the 3DS's E-Shop there is a free app called "Save Data Transfer Tool". To quote the store page: The Save Data Transfer Tool allows Nintendo 3DS users to transfer save data from the packaged version of a game to the downloadable version. Players that originally ...


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You can link a single ID to your 3DS and Wii U (this is a fairly recent change). But the games are not "cross buy" in any way similar to the Playstation ecosystem. You can upgrade Wii VC games to Wii U (only if they physically reside on the Wii U console), but buying [GAME] on Wii U, much less Wii, doesn't entitle you to [GAME] on 3DS even if [GAME] is on ...


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No it will not delete the games unless you tell your camera or laptop to format the SD card. So be very careful about what your computer is asking you to do when you plug the card in. In a laptop it will show up as a storage device which you can access and copy the files from your SD card to your computer.


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You will still be able to use the Download Play on the 3DS - I've done it, and it works quite well. :)


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Hopefully this describes what you want to do. From Nintendo: How to Change the Mii Character Used in StreetPass Mii Plaza Important Note! Only a Mii character that was created by the user can be used as the display Mii. What to do: Select StreetPass Mii Plaza on the HOME Menu, and tap "Open." Highlight your Mii Character and press ...


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On page 3 of the Other Settings section of System Settings, you'll find an option called System Transfer. This lets you move all your stuff from one 3DS to another, including save data. This page has a bit more info. Note that you can only do this a limited number of times and all the data will be erased from the original 3DS.


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The short answer is no, you can't transfer individual eShop games. From Nintendo's 3DS General Information page: Can the downloadable version of a Nintendo 3DS game be transferred to another 3DS console? It is not possible to transfer a specific software title to another Nintendo 3DS console. However, it is possible to perform a System Transfer and ...


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As for part one of your question, the wifi antenna is wrapped around the touch screen as shown below:



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