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 Post subject: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 19:58 
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My brother just had this and was trying to get it working for my Ma again. I bought it for her YEARS ago and would put the games on for her.

He asked me how it works and I can’t remember. I assumed it was just DS roms copies onto the Micro DS, but was there anything else to it. Is there any chance of it working now, does anybody know?

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 20:00 
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Sorry, I meant this:


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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 20:01 
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I believe it'll just be a matter of copying ROMS to the SD card. If you put it in a PC, you'll probably be able to see where the ROMS currently sit on it and put some more in the same folder.


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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 20:27 
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I thought that was the case but couldn’t remember for sure. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 20:56 
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Some of them do need either a menu program or some type of firmware file as well

This page / thread is *long* but has just about every firmware patch file that you would need for just about any card

https://gbatemp.net/threads/retrogamefa ... es.267243/

From memory that looks looks an R4 'clone' card
I'd start with just putting the files on but if it does not work then post what you can see on the card itself and we can see what can be done


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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 22:19 
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Thanks, both. My brother is getting an adaptor off of one of the other teachers tomorrow do he can see what’s on it.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 23:22 
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Ooh, is that one that takes a miniSD card?

I really liked them - they were a nice size. Small, but not so small you could accidentally inhale them like microSD cards... Shame they died out as a format.


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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:14 
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We have an R4 in our DS, but being quite a few years old now it’s not as reliable as it once was - often the DS doesn’t realise it’s inserted when you power it on.

Turning off and on a few times usually sorts it eventually though.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:27 
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Firefox wrote:
Ooh, is that one that takes a miniSD card?

I really liked them - they were a nice size. Small, but not so small you could accidentally inhale them like microSD cards... Shame they died out as a format.

It is, if I remember correctly. Both micro SDs and the teeny SIM cards now give me that feeling like I might accidentally inhale them.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 
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GazChap wrote:
We have an R4 in our DS, but being quite a few years old now it’s not as reliable as it once was - often the DS doesn’t realise it’s inserted when you power it on.

Turning off and on a few times usually sorts it eventually though.

That’s good info, because my brother said when he got it home to test it, his DS didn’t recognise it.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 0:49 
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Can you still get 'new' flashcarts (or whatever they are called)? I had one, but I can't remember the name, and it was a little flaky even back then so I can't imagine it will be any better after being left in a box for many many years.

We recently set up a wii for the kiddos, and I found my old DS lite and charger... I'm thinking the DS might be fun for them to play a little bit of.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:55 
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Give it a go. My brother got this one working yesterday and it hadn’t been working for years, though when I googled for them on Tuesday you do seem to be able to buy them.

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 Post subject: Re: DS roms
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:57 
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This was the link I’d sent to my brother, though to be honest it was just the first one that came up. They also sell carts preloaded with loads of games on that site.

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