closing the 3DS while playing a DS game.. problem please read.

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4 years ago#1
well i never noticed this but, when i bought pokemon white and played it i logged in like 4 hours. then i closed the DS while the game was still on. the next day i open it up and it is showing me i played for 16 hours? so i am thinking the game is still somehow running..
4 years ago#2
It is. It's just in sleep mode so it doesn't take much power. Otherwise sleep mode would be useless for taking a break with the game on.
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4 years ago#3
was it sitting on something magnetic that will cancel sleep mode
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4 years ago#4

From: Vademon86 | #002
It is. It's just in sleep mode so it doesn't take much power.


sleep mode stops the game from running. you shouldn't accumulate any play time while in sleep mode.
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4 years ago#5
Each game reacts differently to a system close. Most if not all freeze in place, time and all.
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4 years ago#6
If you had wifi on, Pokemon W/B will keep logging time. You must turn off the C-Gear. It will do the same thing on a regular DS or DSi.
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4 years ago#7
jubal117 posted...
If you had wifi on, Pokemon W/B will keep logging time. You must turn off the C-Gear. It will do the same thing on a regular DS or DSi.

Thanks for this! I noticed the same thing playing soulsilver. (Actually, I only realized because whenever I opened it, I'd get a phone call >_>)
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4 years ago#8
When you close the 3DS, the software will go into sleep mode if the software is not currently:
(1) running wireless communications
(2) connected to the internet
or (3) saving.

If it meets any of the above conditions, it will continue to run until it does not meet those conditions. After it stops meeting those conditions, it will go into sleep mode.

EXAMPLE:
If you start saving in Pokemon White/ Black/ Heartgold/ Soulsilver/ Platinum/ Diamond/ Pearl then close it while in the middle of saving, when you open it up 1-5 minutes later, it will be finished saving.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE:
If you start a WiFi trade(or wireless trade) in Pokemon W/B/HG/SS/P/D/P then close it while the trade animation is running, when you open it 1-2 minutes later, the trade will be completed and it will be waiting for your input.

PS:
Older DS Pokemon games run sound while the system is closed(if it meets conditions 1, 2, or 3 above).
Pokemon Black and White shut sound off when the system is closed(even if it is saving or trading).
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4 years ago#9
craaap... my wi-fi was on in the game.... so it's logged me in for like 120 hours of gameplay haha.
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