Jul 10, 2020
The DS memory expansion pak was officially only ever used with the DS browser. When I bought it in 2007 I went for the DS Lite version so it would not stick out. And I'll admit using the hacked version on my orginal DS to use the SuperCard's memory so I could use the browser on both of them. The... [ Continue reading ]
Jul 8, 2020
While testing a few new tricks for my BatteryCheck installer on the DS to make use of External RAM I have added a "preview" of the splash screens of the game. These are essentially 6 bitmaps of which three are shown while loading levels. The other two are the menu background, menu buttons and... [ Continue reading ]KleinesSinchen likes this.
Jul 4, 2020
For days I have been trying to write a small tiny buffer into the SuperCard miniSD and the offical memory expansion pak from the opera browser. At the same time I have been searching for an emulator that supports the expanstion pack and desmume seems to support it but has hardcoded detection to... [ Continue reading ]
BatteryCheck DS - A little progress on this one and explaining why I moved to this one from the GBA.Jul 3, 2020
I wanted to make this a "short update" on my DS progress but failed hard on that one, hahaha:rofl2:. To reduce the damage I put a lot of it in spoiler blocks so read them if you like...or not;). This is really just a way to share my thoughts and clear my mind and show what I am doing for those... [ Continue reading ]plasturion likes this.
Jun 28, 2020
My previous blogs have been full of complaints about libgba already but we can add libfat to the party aswell! In the days with many different flashcards on both GBA and DS there were issues with compatibility for homebrew and a solution was created called DLDI. In simple terms it allows for a... [ Continue reading ]
Getting the old DS, DS Lite, DSi (in DS mode) connected to wifi......it's like mission impossible!!!Jun 8, 2020
Ofcourse I am aware the DS is an old legacy system and the WFC network has been offline for a while now. But why can't it even connect to a simple highly unsafe open wifi network anymore???? What kind of black magic is the "connection test" doing to see if there is an internet connection? I am... [ Continue reading ]alexander1970 likes this.
Jun 2, 2020
The short version: Bought some GBA games on eBay about 15 years ago and just found out TODAY they are actually not original legit Nintendo carts! Found out that most original carts use FLASH or EEPROM to store saves but the bootleg's use SRAM and have patched the ROM's to make it work. The... [ Continue reading ]