Bought a used 3DS that came without the SD card- what can I do?

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2 years ago#1
Before I buy an SD card, what can I do on my 3ds? Games are saved on cartridges, right? So can I play games without an SD card?
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2 years ago#2
Cartridge save files are on the cart. Streetpass data, DLC, and other things for cartridges are saved to the SD card. You'll also need a card to download pretty much anything (excluding DSiWare) from the eshop.

So here's what you do:

1. Buy an SD card
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2 years ago#3
They're pretty cheap. You can get a 32 GB one for $20.
2 years ago#4
Right, I'm GONNA buy an SD card I was just wondering what I can do whilst I wait for it to arrive.
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2 years ago#5
Play DS games till then.
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2 years ago#6
keyblader1985 posted...
Cartridge save files are on the cart. Streetpass data, DLC, and other things for cartridges are saved to the SD card. You'll also need a card to download pretty much anything (excluding DSiWare) from the eshop.

So here's what you do:

1. Buy an SD card


Actually, StreetPass data is not saved to the SD card, but to the internal memory on the 3DS. This is why there are only 12 slots instead of having a limit based on SD card size.

Some games may save the data gained from StreetPass as Extra Data (MH3U does this), but not all of them do (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon does not require a SD card for StreetPass functionality, for example). Games that don't create Extra Data don't use the SD card at all for their physical versions (excluding DLC).
2 years ago#7
keyblader1985 posted...
Cartridge save files are on the cart. Streetpass data, DLC, and other things for cartridges are saved to the SD card. You'll also need a card to download pretty much anything (excluding DSiWare) from the eshop.

So here's what you do:

1. Buy an SD card


No step two? lol
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2 years ago#8
You should be fine without an SD card for playing cartridge games, save for a few (like AC, pretty sure).
Can't download anything from the eshop I think if you don't have an SD card.
Note: I've never tried this to be sure.
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2 years ago#9
90sRetroGaming posted...
keyblader1985 posted...
Cartridge save files are on the cart. Streetpass data, DLC, and other things for cartridges are saved to the SD card. You'll also need a card to download pretty much anything (excluding DSiWare) from the eshop.

So here's what you do:

1. Buy an SD card


No step two? lol


What's the point of wasting energy listing other steps if TC won't even do the first one?
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2 years ago#10
keyblader1985 posted...
Cartridge save files are on the cart. Streetpass data, DLC, and other things for cartridges are saved to the SD card. You'll also need a card to download pretty much anything (excluding DSiWare) from the eshop.

So here's what you do:

1. Buy an SD card

2. Light hair on fire.
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