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Topic: new year free downloadable code

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Newkee

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Hello all - I've messed up, i bought my new 3ds in the uk but i live in france, yesterday downloaded my free prof layton game BUT i have just realised i downloaded from the french e shop and the game is all in french. Although my french is not bad i'd much prefer it to be in english - does anyone know if there anyway i can change this to english. My settings on the console are english and region is english but i think i see that because i've downloaded from the french shop thats why (obviously) its in french.
Any help/info will be appreciated.

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Geonjaha

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I don't think there's anything you can do unless you can change the language in-game.
I guess you could check the options menu - or wait for someone with the game to tell you whether or not such an option exists.

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Newkee

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Thanks for your reply, theres no option in the game to change language, think its because its a downloadable one and keeping the memory down, hopefully someone is out there that has had this problem and managed to change it. I've emailed nintendo support as well to see if they are able (long shot) to resend another code !!

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Grimault

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Hello,

The eShop is based on your location not your language. If you change your location to UK, you'll begin the process to go to the UK eShop. It's bit tedious, with a lot of warnings, a lot of "Yes, I agree, I really want to go to the UK eShop, and yes, I know I'll not be able to use the money stored in my FR eShop wallet, etc", a lot of caching datas and after 5 minutes (give or take), you'll have access to the UK eShop and your purchase list will be there, except for the games not available in the UK eShop.

I did this long boring process just to download Virtue's Last Reward demo and after switching back to the FR eShop : the demo wasn't in my purchase list there, but my 3DS played the demo just fine.

I'm not sure if you'll be able to download your games in the english version, because I didn't try myself. But I think it's the only way for you to maybe play Layton in English (the retail game also have one language because having the others take too much space).

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Geonjaha

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Well if the games carry over from one regions eShop to another then you should just be able to redownload it once you've changed to the UK one. If not at least you'll be able to download english games in the future.

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Newkee

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I've changed the eshop to the uk one after all the waiting and questions !!....<img class=)" /> entered the download code again but comes up with 'that code has already been used' - which is a shame, will keep trying different options though. I would have thought they would have all been in english as i've got all the others and there in english.

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candymonster

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@Newkee delete the game file and redownload it at the uk eshop in the purchase list menu

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Geonjaha

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candymonster wrote:

@Newkee delete the game file and redownload it at the uk eshop in the purchase list menu

Just make sure that the games you've purchased can be re-downloaded on the UK eShop - otherwise to get the French one back you'd need to switch again.

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Newkee

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oooooo, i'm scared to delete it in case i lose it altogether !, bah, Prof Layton should still be there though on the uk eshop as that offer is in the uk too.

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Grimault

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Do you have a spare SD Card ? With one, you only have to swap it with the original SD Card to test if the eShop allow you to download the game in english.

But the message about the code seems perfectly normal.

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Newkee

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Unfortunately i don't have a spare sd card but will get one and give it a try - i've contacted nintendo support as well and they have replied saying they have passed it to nintendo europe and i'll hear within 10/14 days. Hopefully they can sort it but when i go to the shops will buy an sd card as well.

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Newkee

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Hello all - just to say that i contacted Nintendo support and they sent me another code for the english version ! - which is great and i did try the sd card route but that didn't work. problem solved :)

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