Nintendo 3DS: Make DS and DSi Games Fit Full Screen

   Posted March 27, 2011 by Jimmy Selix in Games

This tech-recipe is for you new Nintendo 3DS owners.  One of the biggest selling points of the 3DS is its backwards compatibility with DS and DSi games.  When you first play a DS game though, you will notice it may not take up the full bottom or top screens. Let’s fix that!

1.  Insert your DS game you wish to play.

2.  Hold the Start and Select buttons and then while holding, launch the game by hitting A or tapping the icon

3. The DS game should now load in fullscreen/zoom mode.  The tops screen will still have borders due to the DS not having a widescreen resolution.  Once you change this setting, it should remain set until you hold Start and Select before launching a DS game.

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  • justice

    umm hi add me and it just made my screen shorter ill try again please add me back friend code:
    3609-1867-8118 thnk you

  • Rufus

    I tried using it in my r4i and nw the r4 doesnt load !

    • michael

      > it could be because of the r4i software just doesn’t recognize the 3ds properly or its out of date

  • adam

    if the screen got smaller than it was already in fullscreen mode

  • geo

    i triued it a dozen times but then i decided to press R and L instead and it worked