How to play DS Download Station game roms

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Oct 12, 2015
  1. comokepa
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    Newcomer comokepa Advanced Member

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    How does one play roms of games that one downloaded into a DS via WiFi when near a DS Download Station, such as the game “PokéPark: Fishing Rally DS” (if that ever was captured into a rom file which I do not know) or the Nintendo DS tech demos presented at E3 2005 (which where)?

    Is there, say, a way to turn them into traditional game roms? Or a Wii homebrew program to turn a Wii into a DS Download Station?
     
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    It has been a while since I played with the specifics here.

    Most will encounter these in the form of DS download station vol ?. These ran on a DS and sent the data (usually one of five or so demos) to any other DS that asked over download play. Most people fiddling with it tended to want to inject other ROMs/pieces of homebrew into it ( http://gbatemp.net/threads/ds-downloading-station-hacked.93119/ ) which could be done but as they were typically not signed then only the people with a flashme modified DS could benefit from it and if you had flashme you probably did not need that. However this was easy enough as the files themselves were just .srl files which are basically .nds files, whether they work directly with your given cart/emulator remains is a different matter but it is worth a go. If not then try unpacking them with ndstool and repacking it afterwards -- not working is more likely a header issue or something and that will rebuild it all. Not sure what happened in the end for the E3 demo stuff.

    Some people mentioned some stuff for the Wii, however I did not follow that side of things.
     
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    You have to have 2 DS consoles, one with the kiosk running in it and the other connecting to the kiosk via Download Connection.
     
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    If that can be done I assume they have already been extracted and made available as standard nds roms at the usual rom sites. Is that so?
     
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