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Topic: Introduction and a few questions regarding 3DS

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Cytronix

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First I would like to apologize in advance for this lengthy post.

Right so as you can see I'm new here. I feels weird having a post count of 1 on a forum again. There's tons of Nintendo forums out there so deciding on which one to join was quite the mission. I ended up joining Nintendolife due to user helpfulness and friendless from what I've read in various posts.

Not that it matters but I'm from South Africa in-case anybody wanted to know (fun fact, our 3DS launch price is $404/£249). Over that last 10 years or so I've been keeping myself occupied with PlayStation consoles (and a 360) but I came to point in my life where started to miss the fun in games. Eventually I ended up buying games with no real intention of actually finishing them. My last Nintendo console was a NES (so I've missed tons) but even since then I've frequently been reading up on Nintendo consoles and games. I had a PSP and while I loved chilling in my bed and playing games I simply could not locate one without dead/stuck pixels problems (South Africa always gets the rejects) so I eventually gave up and sold it. So now I'm here, console-less with the 3DS as my new target. I honestly believe this little hand-held will provide me with the long overdue fun and nostalgic pleasure I've so been craving on the last few years. I do however have a few questions...

1.) I totally understand the concept of the sweet spot which is required to enjoy the 3D effect. The unit however also features a touch screen and I'm just left wondering that by constantly moving my eyes between the main and touch screen if the sweet spot would be affected if you understand what I'm saying.

2.) From what I understand the 3DS features a single code for adding friends (unlike the DS's game based method). So what exactly happens if my 3DS breaks and I receive a replacement with obviously a new code? How would I go about retrieving my friends list etc?

3.) Are games purchased from the eStore locked to some sort of profile or are they locked to the console? As per above question, what happens if the unit breaks?

4.) According to the DS manual I read some time ago the touch screen is purely designed with a stylus in mind and not fingers. Thing is, on gameplay videos I've watched such as Super Street Fighter 4 I can see that the combo buttons on the touch screen is definitely designed for fingers (using the stylus would not work anyway since you need both hands for the directional and face buttons). I've seen the same thing for the "start game" on Ridge Racer 3D etc. So what's the deal with all this?

I have some more questions but I think I keep it short for now. Anyway thanks for reading :)

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Objection

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1)the sweet sopt ahs to do with the angle youre looking at the top screen. as long as youre in front of it an looking at it (and you dont have a medical condition that prevents you from seeign 3D) it should work fine. bottom screen isn't 3D so no worries there.
2) your FC is tied to an account, which can be transferred or put on again in the event of repairs
3) same thing.you may have to redownload them but theyll be tied to your account and won't cost anything again.
4) yes, you use a stylus. there are different types of touch screens, and the DS type requires styluses whereas the iphone, etc. requires a finger.

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Fingers work fine on DS-type screens. I see people using their fingers on DSes in YouTube videos all the time. Finger tips are a lot bigger than the stylus so you can't be as precise but with great big buttons (on screen) you won't have any problems.

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Cytronix

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Thanks for the reply

Objection_Blaster wrote:

1)the sweet sopt ahs to do with the angle youre looking at the top screen. as long as youre in front of it an looking at it (and you dont have a medical condition that prevents you from seeign 3D) it should work fine. bottom screen isn't 3D so no worries there.

I understand that, but my question revolved around constantly moves your eyes between the 3D and touch screen.

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4) yes, you use a stylus. there are different types of touch screens, and the DS type requires styluses whereas the iphone, etc. requires a finger.

Once again, I do understand this but as per my original question, you can clearly see that these games were not designed with stylus in mind.

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Cytronix

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Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:

Fingers work fine on DS-type screens. I see people using their fingers on DSes in YouTube videos all the time. Finger tips are a lot bigger than the stylus so you can't be as precise but with great big buttons (on screen) you won't have any problems.

Thanks :)

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Pogocoop

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From what I hear, You Shouldn't have to worry about loosing the sweet spot from just moving your eyes down a bit to see the touch screen. I hear you only loose the sweet spot if you tilt the system so far you can hardly see the screen.

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Objection

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Well unless you have problems looking from a TV screen to a not-TV screen, you'll be fine. I don't understand the fear or whatever here.

And I do think I answered both questions. You CAN use a finger on the screen but if you do it'll be wildly inprecise and you'll lose and hate it.

[21:14] pixelman: I blame fheblackdragon
[21:15] pixelman: That's not an f by the way, it's a fancy t.
[21:15] Objection: Tales of Graces "fancy t"
[21:15] Objection: Tinal Tantasy
[21:15] theblackdragon: lol OB
[21:15] pixelman: OB knows what he's asking about.
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