Amount of DS games?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Artrigis, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Artrigis
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    Heya, was wondering about how many games I can expect to fit on to a 4GB SDHC card?
     


  2. Ikki

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    Pointless thread
     
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  4. TravisProduckshi

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    anywhere from 16 to 512 depending on rom size (16=every rom is 256MB, 512=every rom is 8MB)
    but yeah, as said above, pointless thread..
    really depends on the sizes
     
  5. Phoenix Goddess

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    The OP doesn't tell us if they are asking out of curiosity or wondering how much can fit onto their card.
    Without that information, who is to say it's a pointless thread?

    The OP specifically asked about a 4GB, so I'm assuming it's for their card.
    But we won't know for sure unless they tell us.
     
  6. Artrigis
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    Heya, sorry for the confusion, It would be for my card, plan to buy an acekard 2i bundled with a 4gb from shoptemp
    Games like mario, final fantasy, pokemon, would be the types of games id be playing.
     
  7. Phoenix Goddess

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    Those might take up a bit of space if you don't trim them.
     
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    Trimmed, around 50-115 depending on the games. You also need to leave some space for saves, around 75-100MB.

    Newer games tend to take up more space than older games.
     
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    Hey, sorry I am new to this. What is trimming, can I do that myself, or would the torrent I download have to come pre trimmed?
     
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    You have to trim it yourself. There are programs you can use to trim it.
    If I recall, you can actually enable the feature to trim the rom while copying on the Acekard itself under system options.
     
  11. CookiesMilk

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    I have a rom file which is 128MB but after trimming it became 16MB wtf... can i still play it?
     
  12. Phoenix Goddess

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    Give it a try and find out, we can't exactly help if you don't tell us whether or not you've tried it.
     
  13. haflore

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    It should be fine.
    May I ask what game it is?


    EDIT: If it's WarioWare D.I.Y., then yes, it's fine. Mine did the same thing, and it works perfectly. [​IMG]
     
  14. Rydian

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    If it's the warioware DIY game, then that's normal for that game for a technical reason I CBA to type out right now.

    For most games you'll usually get ~3-30 megs trimmed off. Again, the sizes of DS ROMs vary widely so there's no real average.
     
  15. Artrigis
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    Alright thanks for the help. Do you know the name of that trimmer program by chance? Would like to read up on it.
     
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    There are a couple, just search it on google to come up with a few quick results (I'm too lazy to trim mine, so I don't really want to recommend something I have never used xD).
     
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    I use TinyTrimmer, NDSTokyoTrim is another.
     
  18. tianeloso1

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    i recommend NDS Tokyo trim its one of the best nds trimmers out there
     
  19. Artrigis
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Looked up both of those, and of course I found large threads on each one here on gbatemp [​IMG]
     
  20. yzak

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    i have 8gb but can only fit 100 games =(

    so it all depends on game size bro