change default language

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by bouncer1980, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. bouncer1980
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    bouncer1980 Newbie

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    hi

    can I change the default language of my NDS? We bought it in Germany but prefer the dutch language as default. Now each game I start starts in german language although dutch is available in the game.
    I use my NDS with a DSTT card.
    Anyway I can change this??
     
  2. Lumstar

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    No. The standard NDS or NDS Lite system menu options are English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese.

    Dutch or any other language is specific to games it's included within.
     
  3. bouncer1980
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    ok, thanks

    can I set the default to english then? Instead of German
     
  4. FAST6191

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    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/ds/en_la/settings.jsp

    Dutch is included in quite a few games but as it is not a menu language it tends to be available as a selection instead. Usually when you first start a game but some games have been known to allow a single selection and then go with that until you delete the save.

    It would be possible to hack games to automatically go one language, indeed several have been done over the course of things. Usually though it is done when a game will not allow you to choose and only goes with the system menu or if a language is included in the game's code but locked out otherwise.