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3D System Update Addresses Ridge Racer Issues

Posted by James Newton

No more crashes

Last week's long anticipated 3DS eShop update had its issues, causing crashes in Ridge Racer 3D. Nintendo assured customers a patch would be made available before the end of June, and lo and behold it's now available.

To grab the update, simply pop open your machine and head over to System Settings, Other Settings and System Update. Alternatively, entering the eShop will prompt you to run the update.

Here's what Nintendo has added to the 3DS with this update:

June 15, 2011
Nintendo 3DS Menu 2.1.0-3U

If you currently have update version 2.0.0-2U, this update provides:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments to enhance user experience
A correction for the screen freeze symptom experienced in the Ridge Racer 3D game
You can receive automatic updates when a wireless internet connection is available. When the download is complete, you will receive a dialog on the HOME Menu detailing the steps to install the update
If you have not completed the update released on June 6, version 2.0.0-2U, this update will add the following new features:

Nintendo eShop
Internet Browser
Transfer functionality to move DSiWare™ from Nintendo DSi™/Nintendo DSi XL™ systems to the Nintendo 3DS™ system
Automatic system updates
Improved stability and performance of the overall system

We're expecting to find out later today what new products will be added to the 3DS eShop, so check back later for the Nintendo Download for Europe and North America.

Thanks to Thomas Spargo for sending this in.


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User Comments (20)



grumblebuzzz said:

Good to hear they are fixing this problem so promptly for Ridge Racer users. As for the eShop update today, fingers crossed for Kirby on VC!



Homer_Simpson said:

My charge light turns off when my 3DS has finished charging again, so that issue has been fixed as well



Raptor78 said:

The Home menu itself works faster/smoother, I was sick of the blank DSiware spaces not filling up straight away and although they are not there as soon as you turn it on they appear much quicker and smoother. Although this wasnt a massive issue it put me off having lots of my DSiware stored on the 3DS.



Corbs said:

You know, I haven't had a single black screen error since the eShop update. Even on Super Monkey Ball. Hurray!



Kirk said:

As long as this stuff is all there by default with new 3DS systems then it shouldn't be too much of a problem, since only a few million units have sold to date, but things like the eShope and Internet Browser really should have been there from day one.



Link79 said:

@ Figetingpigeon
Yeah I'm also pretty sure the charging light issue is fixed.
My 3DS's light goes off like normal now as well.



MeloMan said:

@ zionich It appeared something like last Thursday... a nice little surprise



zionich said:

Makes me even more excited for Netflix, which never got mentioned this E3



MDee14 said:

i had no issues with my system until now. If i'm in the e-shop, my speakers crackle now. It never happened before. does this happen to anyone else?



tanookisuit said:

I never hit the problem, but good they were on the ball with the fix. I also see people saying it made native DS games on standard display now show up very sharply so it looks as good as it should.



Gio32k said:

I had that crakling sound too on the 3DS shop. I made sure it wasn't my 3Ds doing it by playing a bit of music on it.



Alphack3r said:

:0 lololol first vuln right off the bat! XDDD
I hate piracy...but I also hate having restricted freedom w/ my devices. I mean, I'm just tired of having these systems with all these awesome features and then having a crap-load of French* law keep me from getting the most from my Nintendo awesomeness. Even if it's limited that would be better than the nothing that we're getting...but I guess all those nasty pirates just can't be trusted can they?
*Digital Rights Management started there (no offense, it's just your gvmnt that gets me)

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