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1. Posted: Mon 2nd May 2011 06:38 BST
Well, I was playing around with the NSMB minigames on my 3DS, and I discovered that the one where you need to blow into the mic doesn't work with the 3DS microphone (it just doesn't register). I tested the mic in the system settings and it works perfectly. Does anyone else have this issue with any DS game that uses the mic, and is there a way to fix it? I don't have any other DS games that use the mic, so I can't investigate this for myself. If you know anything at all about this, please, please let me know. Thanks.
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2. Posted: Mon 2nd May 2011 10:36 BST
The mic is right beneath the Start button on the 3DS. Are you blowing in the right spot? Just throwing it out there.
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3. Posted: Mon 2nd May 2011 11:30 BST
It does work I was talking to a friend on pokemon black online last night on my 3ds.
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4. Posted: Mon 2nd May 2011 14:01 BST
I had a similar problem. I was playing MarioKart DS Balloon Battle with some people using my 3DS and I found blowing into the mic wouldn't blow up a balloon. Luckily, you can also hold select to blow up a balloon, so I did that. Maybe the mic just has a problem with blowing in DS games?
Edited on Mon 2nd May, 2011 @ 14:01 by ToastyYogurt
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5. Posted: Mon 2nd May 2011 14:06 BST
It worked on my 3DS when I was playing the cooking mama games. Not sure if it is game specific or not though.
6. Posted: Wed 4th May 2011 02:59 BST
my cousin had the same problem with NSMB. just try aiming your breath all over untill you find where it works. then my cousin beat me and i was using a dsi
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7. Posted: Wed 4th May 2011 03:03 BST
You can't blow into the screens like you normally would on previous DS's, because the mic isn't anywhere there. The mic is in the bottom right corner of the 3DS, so you have to specifically blow in that direction.
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8. Posted: Wed 4th May 2011 22:19 BST
Yes I know where the mic is but even blowing straight into from 1-2 inches doesn't work. And I'm blowing as hard as I can...maybe the problem is blowing TOO hard?
Thanks I will try that and see if it works UPDATE: Well I got it to work finally and it seems like the problem IS blowing too hard into the mic because I blew into it as hard as I could and nothing happened. Then I just tried kinda breathing into it and it instantly registered. Weird, since on the previous DSes you could blow as hard or light as you wanted and the mic would pick it up...I hope it's something that can be fixed with a system update
Edited on Wed 4th May, 2011 @ 22:33 by Neonpowerstar
9. Posted: Wed 4th May 2011 23:57 BST
It could just be your 3DS. My mic works fine when I play Spirit Tracks. I have no problems creating tornadoes and blowing on the Spirit Flute. And yes, blowing too hard won't help. You have to blow softly. But not too softly either of course. XD
EDIT: Oh, didn't see your last update. >_> Looks like you got it. But it's weird, because blowing too hard in the previous DS's doesn't work either. Whenever people say they have trouble blowing balloons in Mario Kart DS, I tell them to blow softer and it always works. I don't know what Super DS's you've been playing. XD
Edited on Wed 4th May, 2011 @ 23:58 by TeeJay
10. Posted: Wed 4th May 2011 23:58 BST
I blow softly on my 3DS and it works fine
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11. Posted: Sat 7th May 2011 10:22 BST
I had problems getting that NSMB balloon game to work even on the old DS systems. Nintendogs and Lost in Blue work just fine.
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12. Posted: Mon 20th Jun 2011 05:54 BST
I have had a similar problem with the game "The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks." However, I only had to deal with this issue while I had headphones jacked in. Without headphones the mic works fine, and you can lightly blow to use the Spirit Flute, et al. With headphones plugged in no amount or force of blowing would activate the mic feature. I have sent an e-mail to Nintendo about this but have yet to hear back (it's only been about a day hence, so). I tinkered around a little bit more and found that if I uttered a loud noise the Spirit Flute would work. Yet, this kind of defeats the point of headphones now doesn't it? If anyone knows anything about this headphone/microphone 3DS issue, please let me know. Thanks!
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13. Posted: Mon 20th Jun 2011 06:10 BST
@FubumblR: It works fine with mine, although it seems to stop working after a bit of use, headphones or not...
Edit: Just tested mic sensitivity, and it worked perfectly through the test, so maybe there was a fix to the icons on the main screen?
Edited on Mon 20th June, 2011 @ 06:16 by TwilightV
14. Posted: Fri 11th Nov 2011 16:42 GMT
Nothing is wrong with the mic. On balloon battle, just stop your kart and blow softly.