CAN YOU WRITE A DS GAME TO A DS CARTRIDGE?

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  1. jordanlp
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    Is there a cable to write a .nds file from a computer onto a ds game cartridge, instead of taking it from the cartridge
     


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    ...wait, what?

    Are you talking about putting a backup onto a commercial cart?
    then, no.
     
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    YES THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND THERE MUST BE A WAY...

    I mean how does nintendo do it
     
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    Yeah erm I'm sure that once the data has been put onto a cart , then the cart itself is read only.

    So no and also why bother? Please explain.

    EDIT: Oh wait I see! You want to make pirate games and sell them? If so, curse on you!
     
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    Well, multi-ple reasons actually, main reason is for me to make a ds game and write it to a cart

    AND if it does become read only then what if i used a Dummy Card from http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1204
     
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    Why an empty cart with only contacts should do something to a Read-only game? [​IMG]
     
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    THE GAMES AREN'T READ ONLY
     
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    Yeah? On what you're basing this assumption? [​IMG]
     
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    THE ? is can i put a .nds on a ds dummy card from http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1204
     
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    No, there's no storage on there.
     
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    The dummy cart has no data. Or medium to write it to. Its only purpose is to fix sleep mode for some slot-2 solutions.

    Official carts have two parts: the save Flash/EEPROM (rewritable), and the main ROM part where the game is stored (which physically cannot be written to). Since the DS will only boot code off the main ROM part which cannot be written to, there is no way to write a dump to the cart.
     
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    Scratch that then.

    Is there a way to buy a commercial ds cart that has not been used?
     
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    As others said, it's just a dust cover with contacts to make the DS Sleep function work in conjunction with Slot-2 solutions. DS's Sleep Function won't behave correctly if it doesn't find a DS card in Slot-1, that's what that dummy card's made for.
     
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    I know that now.

    but can i buy an empty ds cart
     
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    Yes. Good luck getting them to sell you one, though.

    http://www.warioworld.com/
     
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    SERIOUSLY.

    does anyone know where they sell empty ones
     
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    Again, legitimate empty DS carts are only available directly from Nintendo. [​IMG]
     
  20. raulpica

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    Nintendo's pretty strict on developers selling Development Equipment. Because of this, no one wants to lose their workplace just to sell them.
     
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