Sky3DS Review « New 3DS Flash Card 【CONFIRMED】 Play Backup ROMs on New 3DS™ »
Spy3DS photos: Back of the Sky3DS game card, Top SD slot on the Sky3DS, LED light and the game select button.
We tested the Sky3DS with pre-flashed 3DS roms on the microSD card. A special writer program is required in order to copy 3DS ROMs to the microSD card that we do not have at this time. And I don’t know if the 10 rom limit is imposed by the flash card design or the microSD. Hopefully with a larger SD card more roms can be stored.
Good news is that Sky3DS was tested to truly support New 3DS with firmware version 9.2 and various other older iterations of the console. It is not apparently visible how the Sky 3DS card bypasses Nintendo copy protection as all operation is simple Plug-and-Play without any other complicated hacking required.
When you turn on your 3DS (any version) with the Sky3DS in the card slot you have to push the button on the flash card to select the game rom – the blue LED light on the cart will flash and after a short moment a new game will show up on the 3DS display as if you had taken out the game card and swapped it for another original cartridge. From there on you can start the game and everything works normally as it should with all functions including Game Saves and Internet multiplayer support.
When you switch the game, only need to press a button to bring the card, blue lights, and after some time flashes while the game is displayed on the machine has changed, enter you can play, all functions including archiving, including normal use .
Simple Sky3DS test demo:
Currently you cannot copy 3DS game roms from the PC to the microSD card like copy-paste. A special Sky3DS Writer/Copier program is needed to transfer and properly format the game data. The process reminds me of how you would burn mp3 songs to a CD-R. At this time if the Sky3DS drivers and software are not installed on the PC a message telling you that the SD card is not formatter will appear if you try to connect It to the computer. (Do not format the card if you don’t want to lose the roms on it).
We will write in detail about how you can burn the roms to the Sky3DS microSD card and how game scan be replaced and save game backups created when we have a chance to test the software.
Hopefully Sky3DS team will simplify the process of copying 3DS roms to the microSD card so that in future we can drag-and-drop files into the card like we do with any other USB device or SD card.
Before we reported the latest development on the 3DS Scene is the reveal of a new 3DS flashcard "SKY3DS". According to the official release and the Sky3DS review video, the flash card is able to run 3DS ROMs on the consoles under the latest firmware version 9.X. Now we have received a review sample and have some first impressions of the new flash card and its functions that we have tested (For news on Sky3DS price and availability please check here ).
The difference between Sky3DS and an original 3DS game card is not that big. The shape is the same except there is a slot for the microSD (microSDHC and maybe microSDXC cards) at the top. Also Sky3DS features a small button at the top of the cartridge for switching the games and a built-in indicator LED. With the Sky3DS card inside a 3DS console when a button is pushed the blue LED flashes to indicate that the game rom has been switched to the next one in the list. This way you can cycle through the 10 game roms on that have been copied to the microSD card.
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