The "Power Off" menu is the single best way to switch game cards safely.

#1TheGoddamnPosted 7/10/2011 4:45:26 PM
The power button shuts down your running software faster than any other input, and since your game card shouldn't be running when you take it out, this is the ideal way to change games.

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#2ss4gogeta_darkPosted 7/10/2011 4:46:08 PM
or you can just close the software and not press any buttons at all.
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#3panama_chiefPosted 7/10/2011 4:47:18 PM
Thanks. *still swaps games from the home menu*
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#4NickyTheNewtPosted 7/10/2011 4:48:14 PM
This man has TheGoddamn answers.
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#5NekoakumaPosted 7/10/2011 5:43:03 PM
Or you can just change it at the main menu ?
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#6TheGoddamn(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2011 6:07:27 PM
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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#7pnututPosted 7/10/2011 6:08:25 PM
Even though hot swapping the game carts seems to be Ok, I still always shut the system down first before switching games. It's habit I guess.
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#8NekoakumaPosted 7/10/2011 6:13:38 PM
TheGoddamn posted...
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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...but you have to start the new game from the main menu anyway. . .
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#9pnututPosted 7/10/2011 6:24:41 PM
PokeMaster posted...
TheGoddamn posted...
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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...but you have to start the new game from the main menu anyway. . .


You have missed the point. Have you ever heard of the terms "hot boot" or "cold boot" on a PC? The same principle applies to all electronics.
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#10HomiWanPosted 7/10/2011 6:44:50 PM(edited)
TC is implying that you press the Power button to quickly close the game and quit to the main menu, but not going all the way and shutting off the 3DS. This is indeed probably the fastest way to safely change games.