Apps/games requiring RAM expansion slot work on DSi?

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    A quick question:

    Do apps like dsLinux and games like Quake2DS run on the DSi even though they require a RAM expansion cart?
     
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    They will not run because they are coded to use that extra ram.
     
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    Can anyone confirm this? No offense Gay Little Cat (ok... that was weird to type), but wana make sure before I post back at Lifehacker (Short story: Article posted there about DS Homebrew. Someone said they work on the DSi, I disagree; wanted to double check before going back and saying "you are incorrect").
     
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    Yeah they won't work generally.

    Although some (e.g. DSLinux) WILL run, just not in a properly usable way due to lack of RAM.
     
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    Umm, NO cart has been made to utilize the DSi's ram. It's not possible as of now. That's why the DSTWO is so popular; it has it's OWN extra ram for GBA emulation on DSis, with out expansions.


    Some hackers have made DSi homebrew, but they haven't utilized any of the features. They're now focusing on the upcoming 3DS.
     
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    I know, but I just wanted to make sure I was right before posting there. I already made comments about how the guy who wrote the post/article didn't do his research ("The DSTWO is the only flash card available that can play videos" is a prime example) so I didn't want to make the same mistake.
     
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    Correct, they will not be able to use the DSi's internal RAM to make up for the missing slot-2 RAM because they will be running in DS mode, which has no access to any of the DSi's extra hardware.

    Like SifJar said though, few programs actually require slot-2 RAM to run. SNEmulDS can function with or without it, as can Quake DS, and a few others. DSLinux will *boot* without slot-2 RAM, I think, but you'd be severely limited as to what you could do with it before it crashed.
     

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