can any AK homebrew use the SD slot?

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Oct 20, 2009
  1. gui3
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    the DSi's SD slot, obviously, adds tons of storage.

    can the AK - or any other cart - use the SD slot for ROMs/homebrew/videos/music/etc?
     
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    Member clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    simple answer : no
     
  3. ether2802

    Former Staff ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Still none of the apps can use the DSi advantages (Cameras, SD Slot, memory, full capacity of the procesor, etc etc etc), some say it is up the flashcards, some say it is up to the way of making an app (according with what I understood)...!! [​IMG]
     
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    It's the flashcart itself as far as I'm aware. It boots the DSi into DS compatible mode which switches off all the DSi extras.
     
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    that's really interesting. i guess full DSI hardware support is being worked on?
     
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    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    I couldn't tell you for certain, but I'd imagine it is.
     
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    I have a suspicion that you will never get support for the DSi hardware (camera, SD card, etc) from any slot 1 cartridge.

    The only applications so far that access this hardware have been downloadable programs.

    The DSi has been out for a while now, and no slot 1 cartridge uses the new hardware yet....

    As has been mentioned already, the DSi probably boots any slot 1 cartridge in some sort of "DS Compatibility" mode that doesn't have access to the new hardware.

    Since the Acekard is a slot 1 cartridge, then none of the programs it launches would be able to access this hardware as well.

    When/If someone figures out how to hack the downloadable program system and enable us to download anything we want, then you might see homebrew programs accessing the DSi hardware.
     
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    i speculate that it has been hacked for sometime but the few who actually know what they are doing do not wish to release anything because there are now so many children in this hobby. before you actaully had to spend $200 to get a GBA flash linker and then weeks researching, hacking, patching roms just so they worked (partially). i don't think we will see dsi kits until the flash linker companies figure it out, which by the way they code their firmrwares won't be anytime soon.

    -another world
     
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    interesting stuff. a bug part of my interest in this is just learning about the tech
     

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