Question on transferring game data.

#1yodinPosted 12/3/2012 12:39:29 PM
Thinking about picking up that 3DS XL +MK7 bundle. I'm reading it comes with MK7 pre-installed, I'm assuming that's on the included memory card? Anyone know how large that file might be? I'd like to upgrade the card so I'm wondering if the game will fit on the system's internal memory during the switch. Any info on the issue would be greatly appreciated.
#2DeathSoul2000Posted 12/3/2012 12:51:27 PM
card is approx 4 gigs, and i think mk7 is somewhere between 3k-4k blocks.(which aren't equal to gigs btw) i wouldn't bother upgrading tbh, i'm still using my original 2gig i got with the 3ds last year and it still has 8000 blocks left despite buying a good few eshop games. i would only upgrade once you're running low on blocks, otherwise don't bother as like i say, 4gigs should last you well over a year.
#3yodin(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2012 2:49:37 PM(edited)
Nintendo seems to be making a push toward digital distribution for retail games, at least for first party titles. I prefer digital copies to cartridges so I'll probably end up needing an upgrade eventually. And I'd rather make the switch to a bigger memory card sooner than I need to, the process would probably be easier with just one title (MK7) than several titles at once.
#4rick alveradoPosted 12/3/2012 6:01:24 PM
Unfortunately you can't move the game onto the system's internal memory. With the exception of DSiWare you can only have games saved to the SD Card even if there is enough space on the system.
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#5yodin(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2012 11:53:43 PM
Well that sucks. Is it possible to transfer games from one SD card to another? I'm hoping I could just drag and drop files but there's probably anti piracy measures stopping that.
#6FaelorPosted 12/4/2012 12:01:53 AM
You can do that. I transferred everything on the 2 GB card onto my new 32 GB without any problem. You just can't use it on another 3DS.

Just make sure to get the directories right when you move them.
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#7Thunderbird8Posted 12/4/2012 12:02:21 AM
You can copy the files from one SD card to another without issue. This is what I did when I upgraded from the 2GB SD card my system came with to a 32GB card. Simply copy the Nintendo 3DS folder on the SD card to your computer (the WHOLE thing), then copy it to the new SD card.
#8yodin(Topic Creator)Posted 12/4/2012 12:19:27 AM
Oh cool, I thought I was being naive in thinking that it could be that easy. Thanks!