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HueyPNewton

1. Posted:

I dont know if I have missed this, forgot it or if it was never announced, but do we have any information on the USB port/ports the 3DS will have, if any? We know it can use the SD cards, so I am guessing there is one, unless it just relies on wifi.

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JTC-Pingas

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I would love to see the 3DS have USB ports.

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theblackdragon

3. Posted:

SD cards don't require a USB port, though...?

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HueyPNewton

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No black they dont, which is why I said unless it relies on wifi, in order for us to get information from our computers (music, movies, pictures) we would need either usb cords or wifi (unless you have an sd slot in your laptop, ect.). Thats what I meant by that. But then again theres saying we will even be able to do that stuff, just guessing we would be able to, which brings me back to my original question of USB, because if there is one, we will be able to do that alot easier. I could be wrong, but that was just my thinking.

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i'm pretty sure they don't plan to add one -- at least there's not one listed in the original specs. it'd be nice, but I'm okay with just transferring stuff to and from SD via my computer instead. :3

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Klapaucius

6. Posted:

Are you guys talking about a USB port on the 3DS, so it can connect some device? or a jack for the 3DS to connect to the USB port on a PC/laptop?

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HueyPNewton

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Good catch, yea I mean you can do that, I just figured USB would be easier, at least for me anyway, which is why I essentially made this thread. .

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HueyPNewton

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Klapaucius wrote:

Are you guys talking about a USB port on the 3DS, so it can connect some device? or a jack for the 3DS to connect to the USB port on a PC/laptop?

Giving it the ability to connect to pc/laptop, like an ipodtouch or a psp, how they both come with their own native usb plugs.

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irken004

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HueyPNewton wrote:

Klapaucius wrote:

Are you guys talking about a USB port on the 3DS, so it can connect some device? or a jack for the 3DS to connect to the USB port on a PC/laptop?

Giving it the ability to connect to pc/laptop, like an ipodtouch or a psp, how they both come with their own native usb plugs.

There's no point to do that if it has wireless access and SD card support.

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Klapaucius

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irken004 wrote:

HueyPNewton wrote:

Klapaucius wrote:

Are you guys talking about a USB port on the 3DS, so it can connect some device? or a jack for the 3DS to connect to the USB port on a PC/laptop?

Giving it the ability to connect to pc/laptop, like an ipodtouch or a psp, how they both come with their own native usb plugs.

There's no point to do that if it has wireless access and SD card support.

Its useful for charging the batteries. In Japan you can buy a USB adapter for DS Lites for very cheap (not sure about DSis, buts likely), that connect to the power slot for charging the battery.

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shadowAOD

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irken004 wrote:

HueyPNewton wrote:

Klapaucius wrote:

Are you guys talking about a USB port on the 3DS, so it can connect some device? or a jack for the 3DS to connect to the USB port on a PC/laptop?

Giving it the ability to connect to pc/laptop, like an ipodtouch or a psp, how they both come with their own native usb plugs.

There's no point to do that if it has wireless access and SD card support.

wait is it possible to connect a multimedia device to a computer using wi-fi?

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irken004

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shadowAOD wrote:

wait is it possible to connect a multimedia device to a computer using wi-fi?

Some devices do, but I doubt the 3DS would. The 3DS only needs internet access to play/download online games.

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nintendojoe

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maybe Nintendo will have some kind of software that lets you use the 3ds Camera on your computer or something...

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This would be useful for...well, a lot of people. While SD cards are fairly common, there are still a lot of people who don't know what the heck they are and they don't have an SD slot on their computers anyway. It's just 'unnecessary' and irritating expense to them to buy an adapter so that they can use this weird, foreign technology. :P

It wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say that virtually ever modern-day computer user has access to a USB port. I see SD cards as a good method of STORING things, but I would think the public would prefer it to be like the PSP--you can stick your Memory Stick PRO Duo (also a semi-common device) into a slot OR you can use the USB adapter. Directly plugging it in is less of a hassle, but everyone knows how to do it.

I don't think Nintendo made a wise descision with the DSi when they kept music files limited to AAC (most kids-Nintendo's biggest market--have MP3s) and it's a hassle to convert. At least it cut costs...

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maybe Nintendo will have some kind of software that lets you use the 3ds Camera on your computer or something...

Now, that wouldn't be like Nintendo at all. I think they try to stay away from using USB because that gives the computer direct access to the system, and then if someone finds an exploit, they can move pirated games directly to the 3DS.

Of course, you might be thinking "Well, if that's why Nintendo's dodging USB, why does Nintendo allow you to use SD cards on the Wii and DSi? It's basically the same thing." Well, really now? If Ninty put a USB port on the 3DS, it would allow ANYBODY to access the 3DS memory, so a clever Hacker could write a program to monitor the 3DS's hardware usage, thereby allowing them to find an exploit faster than they would had they not be able to connect the 3DS to the computer. And Ninty likes to keep people from doing that, because if an innocent hacker who by no means wants to pirate games finds a way to launch homebrew on it, believe me, someone's going to use it to launch pirated games.

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Odnetnin

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I bought an SD Card adapter for my computer. It's that or use Facebook.

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zss_shadow wrote:

This would be useful for...well, a lot of people. While SD cards are fairly common, there are still a lot of people who don't know what the heck they are and they don't have an SD slot on their computers anyway. It's just 'unnecessary' and irritating expense to them to buy an adapter so that they can use this weird, foreign technology. :P

It wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say that virtually ever modern-day computer user has access to a USB port. I see SD cards as a good method of STORING things, but I would think the public would prefer it to be like the PSP--you can stick your Memory Stick PRO Duo (also a semi-common device) into a slot OR you can use the USB adapter. Directly plugging it in is less of a hassle, but everyone knows how to do it.

I don't think Nintendo made a wise descision with the DSi when they kept music files limited to AAC (most kids-Nintendo's biggest market--have MP3s) and it's a hassle to convert. At least it cut costs...

I like it because I can play music from iTunes on it without a problem. But MP3 support would be nice or maybe both.

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Destroyer360 wrote:

nintendojoe wrote:

maybe Nintendo will have some kind of software that lets you use the 3ds Camera on your computer or something...

Now, that wouldn't be like Nintendo at all. I think they try to stay away from using USB because that gives the computer direct access to the system, and then if someone finds an exploit, they can move pirated games directly to the 3DS.

Of course, you might be thinking "Well, if that's why Nintendo's dodging USB, why does Nintendo allow you to use SD cards on the Wii and DSi? It's basically the same thing." Well, really now? If Ninty put a USB port on the 3DS, it would allow ANYBODY to access the 3DS memory, so a clever Hacker could write a program to monitor the 3DS's hardware usage, thereby allowing them to find an exploit faster than they would had they not be able to connect the 3DS to the computer. And Ninty likes to keep people from doing that, because if an innocent hacker who by no means wants to pirate games finds a way to launch homebrew on it, believe me, someone's going to use it to launch pirated games.

NOTE: Please do not think I think homebrew is a bad thing. I know people that want to hack the system to run homebrew usually don't want piracy, so don't think I don't know that. I like to hack my systems to launch homebrew too, but I never pirate.

Except it would be just as easy via SD as would via USB or via any other tools in their arsenal.

I hacked my Wii from the SD Card just a couple of months ago.

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metakirbyknight wrote:

Destroyer360 wrote:

nintendojoe wrote:

maybe Nintendo will have some kind of software that lets you use the 3ds Camera on your computer or something...

Now, that wouldn't be like Nintendo at all. I think they try to stay away from using USB because that gives the computer direct access to the system, and then if someone finds an exploit, they can move pirated games directly to the 3DS.

Of course, you might be thinking "Well, if that's why Nintendo's dodging USB, why does Nintendo allow you to use SD cards on the Wii and DSi? It's basically the same thing." Well, really now? If Ninty put a USB port on the 3DS, it would allow ANYBODY to access the 3DS memory, so a clever Hacker could write a program to monitor the 3DS's hardware usage, thereby allowing them to find an exploit faster than they would had they not be able to connect the 3DS to the computer. And Ninty likes to keep people from doing that, because if an innocent hacker who by no means wants to pirate games finds a way to launch homebrew on it, believe me, someone's going to use it to launch pirated games.

NOTE: Please do not think I think homebrew is a bad thing. I know people that want to hack the system to run homebrew usually don't want piracy, so don't think I don't know that. I like to hack my systems to launch homebrew too, but I never pirate.

Except it would be just as easy via SD as would via USB or via any other tools in their arsenal.

I hacked my Wii from the SD Card just a couple of months ago.

I didn't mean that hacking something through SD is worse than hacking something through USB. I meant that a good Hacker could use the USB port to monitor the way the 3DS is loading, saving, storing, and working in real time. You can't do that with an SD card.

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