DS/DSi homebrew ultimate FAQ for newbies

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    Introduction

    This a guide is made for those people who are new DS/DSi homebrew.This will go through the basics of DS/DSi hombrew,explaning what it is in the first place and many other things.Without further ado,let the guide begin.
    DS homebrew basics
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    Q: What is Homebrew?
    A:It is basically some sort of software made by a person or a group of people using Development kits such as DevkitPro.It is used to do such things not intended by the company who made the console/handheld (like to play music, read PDF and text and etc.

    Q: How can a certain gaming system run Homebrew?
    A:Usually modern gaming systems does not support these hombrew but usually through an exploit (ex.Twighlight Princess exploit for the Wii) or Third party hardware (DS flashcarts) that these homebrew get to work.

    Q: What is DS homebrew?
    A:It is homebrew specially made to work on the DS/DSi using a flashcart.

    Q: What is a flashcart?
    A:It is a Third party hardware made for the DS that allows people to play DS backups and homebrew.

    Q: How do I get to install these homebrew on a flashcart?
    A:You simply just put them in your micro SD and plug it into to your flashcart but before that (only on really old flashcarts) you have to DLDI patch it.

    Q: What is DLDI?
    ALDI meaning ‘Dynamically Linked Device Interface’ which allows a certain homebrew to write things on the flashcart.As said before,only the really old flashcarts need the DLDI patching the newer ones are auto-DLDI which skips the DLDI patching process. (For more info about DLDI please visit Gbatemp's DLDI Tutorial made by former staff Opuim.)

    Q: What are some great homebrew for the DS?
    A:There are many good homebrew for the DS.
    Like:
    Moonshell a multimedia player that can view text,play music and watch DPG movies.
    NesDS which is a great nes emulator for the DS.
    DSorganize a handy application where you can write notes and use a calculator.
    DShobro an internet browser.
    DSi related homebrew
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    Q: What is DSi Homebrew?
    ASi homebrew is usually a revised version of the normal homebrew for the DS but because the DSi has more capacity it can run that certain homebrew a bit faster.

    Q: What can take advantage of DSi homebrew?
    A:There are only two,the Cyclods iEvolution and the Sudohax exploit by team Twizzers.

    Q: Sudohax?!Whats that suppose to be?
    A:It is some sort of exploit made by team Twizzers.It involves the Sudoku dsiware game which you can purchase off the DSiware shop.After Nintendo hearing about the exploit they permanently removed the Sudoku game from the shop.


    Q: Examples of these DSi homebrew?
    Ane is the Gba emulator by Ichichfly which somehow works better on DSi mode(Though the emulator itself is still working in progress), the DSx86 which has a 286 protech mode support and access up to 12mb of ram on DSi mode and many more.
    Supercard DStwo related homebrew
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    Q: What is Supercard DStwo homebrew?
    A: It is homebrew specially made for the flashcart Supercard DStwo.Because the Supercard DStwo has added cpu power, some people have made homebrew that utilizes that added cpu.

    Q: What are these homebrew that are made for the Supercard DStwo?
    A:There are allot of homebrew for the Supercard DStwo, like CATSFC which is a very good Snes emulator and a Gba emulator that has a great compatibility with gba games and many more.
    Important Links
    DLDI guide by Opuim:Link
    DevkitPro site:Link
    Homebrew Starter Pack by Savesh50:Link
    Gbatemp's massive cheat database:Link
    Gbatemp's official wiki:Link
    Gbatemp's official download center (where you can download lots of homebrew):Link
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    -raulpica for moving and fixing the title of the FAQ.
    -KingdomBlade for giving me some great and useful tips.
    -SifJar for the good encouragement I got from his/her post.
    -Gbatemp staff for making the contest for without it there won't be a faq like this.
    -Google Images for the pictures.
    -End of FAQ-
    Thank you very much for reading!
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    Thanks,allready told a mod to move it.
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    No offence, but the spelling/grammar is appalling. Many sentences don't make sense, and the title is spelt wrong. (Also questions need a question mark, and brackets need to be closed. There are also several sentences that don't make sense, need rearranged or could do with a comma or two added). Little light on content too, but I'm sure you'll add more. Keep up the good work [IMG]
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    Uhmm, AFAIK Flashcarts are Third party Software
    and.. better work for the spellings.
    Good luck
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    I think you need to learn what "software" and "hardware" is. And the plural of software is software. Not "softwares".

    (Flashcarts are most definitely hardware)
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    oh sorry, the softwares thing was a typo. [IMG]
    edited it.

    Anyways, I still don't think that Flashcarts are hardwares... Let's just call 'em DS Gamepaks, Like how Nintendo calls 'em.
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    you sure?

    Hardware is a general term for physical objects used for specific purposes


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    Fix all the typos and it's good [IMG]
    You even got that old term no one uses anymore [IMG]
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    forgot about it...
    I'm Sure now... [IMG]
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    SifJar Not a pirate

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    Well then you are wrong. There is no way to describe a flash cart as anything other than a piece of hardware. Same as a game pak is a piece of hardware. Any physical electronic device is hardware. And any program or code that runs on hardware is software (e.g. the flash cart kernel, games, homebrew etc.)
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    Thanks for all the comments guys,already fixed all the typos except for the title which I will tell a mod later to fix it.
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    Formatting is very sloppy. Here's a few tips.

    1. Put a space after this "Q:", for example, instead of "Q:What is this?", it should be "Q: What is this?"
    2. Pay attention to the spacing in your commas. For example, "Working in progress,more to add.", should be "Work in progress, more to add."
    3. Same goes for the parentheses, like this. "Third party hardware(DS flashcarts)that" should be "Third party hardware (DS flashcarts) that"
    4. It's and its. Pay attention. Its is possessive, it's is the contraction of it is.
    5. Go in depth. The content is quite empty at the moment.
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    Hey guys fixed allot more things now,can anyone post their opinion about the faq now

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