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#8041 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 01:38 AM

New System Update - Themes!

 

Main changes for version 9.0.0-20X:

Update released: October 6th, 2014

  • Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
  • Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
  • Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
  • A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
  • The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Source:
http://en-americas-s...-update-history



#8042 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:38 AM

Kinda BS that the basic Mario themes weren't free. Only bought the 8-bit theme. As I figured, the anime themes are no shows, though maybe they will come later.

#8043 1958Fury  

Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:53 PM

I bought the Zelda and the 8-bit Mario themes.  I really hope they put out a Metroid one eventually.



#8044 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4139 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:53 PM

Kinda BS that the basic Mario themes weren't free.


Meh. You can't really expect anyone to give away anything free these days I guess.

Ideally all the Kisekae Plates will come with a redemption code for the matching theme, but I don't particularly see that happening.

#8045 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:12 PM

Themes don't add anything to the games for me so I will not be buying any. Waste of money. Unless I get them for free somehow or with purchase of certain games.

#8046 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

Same here.  For me, it's along the same lines as clothing/props for avatar.  It's cool to get them for free, but I could never justify paying money for them.



#8047 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70449 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

I don't understand the point of the screenshot feature if it's only for the home screen. What is there to show off on the home screen? Themes? Is that how they plan to advertise them?



#8048 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 10:58 PM

I don't understand the point of the screenshot feature if it's only for the home screen. What is there to show off on the home screen? Themes? Is that how they plan to advertise them?

Bragging rights for those who buy a lot of games?



#8049 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   803 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2014 - 02:10 AM

Yellow is my favorite color so I was happy to see yellow was a free basic theme! /]



#8050 2DMention   Cyberpunk CAGiversary!   3842 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:47 AM

I'm happy with just the blue theme. Makes stuff pop out that much more.



#8051 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

I'm disappointed in the black theme, as it just looks unfinished.  Using the green one currently. 



#8052 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2583 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:12 PM

I'm really diggin' the red one. Looks great with smash...

#8053 Action!   Game fan game dev CAGiversary!   7400 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:25 PM

I'm just bummed that they show Bowser on the character screen and don't have a Bowser theme yet. Unless they do now. I haven't checked since they first showed up.



#8054 filmthedead   Worse Than Furries CAGiversary!   901 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

I'm disappointed in the black theme, as it just looks unfinished.  Using the green one currently. 

They added a green one? The ones I saw were black, blue, red, yellow, and pink.



#8055 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3289 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:14 PM

I'll be honest, I grabbed Hanafuda... I have the Red XL.. and the red + colors really pop to me.  Of course, I'm a Hanafuda fan to begin with.



#8056 AceFan84   KEAK HEEM IN DA BALLS!!!! CAGiversary!   1795 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:02 AM

I had almost $33 in my Nintendo wallet so I said F it and bough the Link Between Worlds theme.....and it's pretty cool actually. Having the menu music from the game be the theme that plays when I'm on my 3DS main menu is pretty awesome. I also enjoy the folders now being treasure chests, the only thing that sucks is no Zelda treasure chest opening noise :(

#8057 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:26 AM

They added a green one? The ones I saw were black, blue, red, yellow, and pink.

Why did I type green? I'm using blue. I need to stop posting while riding the NyQuil pony. 



#8058 timesplitt   Master of your Disaster CAGiversary!   927 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:59 AM

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

 

 

 

in other words they didnt improve online network coding

 

 

 



#8059 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:54 AM

For those who haven't gotten it yet, Nintendo has sent out a Fantasy Life puzzle.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:36 AM

I like the blue theme. Very easy on the eyes.

 

Got a ? for those of you who play the 3DS a lot and have had the launch systems and the XL. Is it worth it to upgrade to the XL? Does it fit in your pocket? Is it easy to transfer downloaded games? Do you have to hook it up to your computer or anything because I don't have a card reader.



#8061 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:38 AM

I like the blue theme. Very easy on the eyes.

 

Got a ? for those of you who play the 3DS a lot and have had the launch systems and the XL. Is it worth it to upgrade to the XL? Does it fit in your pocket? Is it easy to transfer downloaded games? Do you have to hook it up to your computer or anything because I don't have a card reader.

 

System transfer is pretty easy.

 

I have two XLs, one with a Nerf armor and one I keep wrapped in a cleaning cloth. I suppose it would fit in my pocket, but it would be awkward in most of what I wear.



#8062 filmthedead   Worse Than Furries CAGiversary!   901 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:47 AM

I like the blue theme. Very easy on the eyes.

 

Got a ? for those of you who play the 3DS a lot and have had the launch systems and the XL. Is it worth it to upgrade to the XL? Does it fit in your pocket? Is it easy to transfer downloaded games? Do you have to hook it up to your computer or anything because I don't have a card reader.

 

If you had asked this a year ago, I'd say yes, definitely upgrade. At this point however, I would suggest you want for the New 3DS XL which will probably be released sometime in 2015 I think. I dunno if it'd easily fit in your pocket, it kind of depends on what your pockets are like. My friend mostly wears slacks and he easily pockets his current model XL, and the new one is not much bigger. I doubt the jeans I used to wear in HS would fit one. To transfer to a current model XL you'd just link the 2 systems via local wifi (so you need both of them at the same time) which transfers the licenses or whatever, and then you'd move the SD card over. With the New 3DS XL, if you're using an SD card atm and not a MicroSD card in an SD converter, you'd need to use a computer to transfer to a MicroSD card, since the New 3DS XL uses MicroSD cards.



#8063 2DMention   Cyberpunk CAGiversary!   3842 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:15 AM

Thanks for the advice. I usually wear cargo pants.



#8064 Sychophantom   ▲ | ▲ CAGiversary!   1151 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:19 AM

There's a Spotpass Mii available now. It's named Kyle, and it appears to be one of the generic Miis in some Nintendo Directs. 



#8065 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3289 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:10 AM

I have no issues with my XL.  I was an ambassador user who upgraded because the screens seem so small.  I can't go back.  But since we're here and you don't have one... the new XL's are due out either by Christmas or Q1.  Reviews of them so far show noticible improvements.

 

That being said, I carry my XL in most everything I wear.  Only thing I have issues carrying it, is I tend to store it in my left back pocket or my cargo pockets.  In the left back pocket, in my golf shorts, it can get a bit tight.  But otherwise, no issues.



#8066 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:14 AM

Christmas in Japan and Australia. Next year for the rest of the world.

#8067 2DMention   Cyberpunk CAGiversary!   3842 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:36 PM

Christmas in Japan and Australia. Next year for the rest of the world.

Hmmm. I better wait then. Is the 3D effect better on the XLs? Some games I don't even notice it.



#8068 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

Yes, but only a few games actually take advantage of it since most people don't do 3D.

#8069 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4139 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:24 PM

Yes, but only a few games actually take advantage of it since most people don't do 3D.


Are you sure? The 3D slider on my system hasn't left the "MAX" position since March 2011.

#8070 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

In the beginning of the 3DS, there were a lot of games that really tried to have a 3D feel to them. Now Nintendo's biggest titles, Smash Bros and Pokémon X/Y, have the 3D tacked on at best and it has not been a selling point at all in the last few years. There is also a reason why many people are buying the 2DS.