Do you hotswap cartridges when the system is on?

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2 years ago#1
Do you hotswap cartridges when the system is on? - Results (293 votes)
Yes
69.62% (204 votes)
204
No
30.38% (89 votes)
89
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I never do it. I'm just too used to doing things to old way.
2 years ago#2
No. I grew up when taking the cartridge out of the system did bad things, so I always shut my systems off before replacing games.
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2 years ago#3
Do you mean when the game is still playing or just when the system is on in the main menu thing?
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2 years ago#4
At first I was adverse to it. Now It is common practice. I often get that stupidly annoying message "The game card is removed. Press *Home* to return to the Home Menu" because of the spring ratchet the card slot has it sometimes pops out just from movement in my pocket against something. Again, first I was worried I was going to break, ruin, or damage something. Now I know nothing is going to happen and use it to my advantage.
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2 years ago#5
brigadier_101 posted...
Do you mean when the game is still playing or just when the system is on in the main menu thing?


When you're in the system menu and the software is OFF.
2 years ago#6
I have my home screen with only one row, so sometimes when I want to play my cartridge and I'm to lazy to scroll I just pop it out and in again so it takes me to the cartridge and I just have to press A, yeah, I'm that lazy.
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2 years ago#7
Wait you count switching game cards with the system on but without the software running as hotswapping? This is really not an accurate definition.
2 years ago#8
I try not to, but sometimes I'm that lazy.
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2 years ago#9
I never turn my 3DS off.
you can even hotswap the sdcard without the 3ds complaining, by putting it on standby while displaying the shutdown menu.
2 years ago#10
...Are you people serious? I know half of the DS models didn't have hotswapping, but damn. I was stuck with old systems until I got my DSi in 2009, but it didn't take me too long to get used to it. It baffles me how someone could have it so ingrained in them not do hotswap that they never do it.
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