Cheat Menu shows Backlight Control?

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  1. moviecouple
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    I noticed on some games under the cheat menu that there is a cheat for DS Lite Backlight Control. I am guessing this is a way to change the strength of the backlight within the game itself, but cannot figure how to use it.
     
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    Hold L+R+Select and press up or down to increase or decrease the screen brightness.
     
  3. moviecouple
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    Doesn't seem to work. Cheats are on and checked and others seem to work. Just can't get the backlight to work.
     
  4. Narin

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    It doesn't work on some flashcards but I'm working on a fix for it.
     
  5. dsrules

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    you can use the "custom asm hack" code made by kenobi along with the backlight codes to make it work on M3real
     
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    What is the advantage/disadvantage in decreasing/increasing screen brightness? I'm not even sure why that is considered a cheat, can't you just do that from the main menu of your DS or M3Real?
     
  7. Destructobot

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    Yes, but the main menu isn't inside a game, now is it? The point of this "cheat" is that you don't have to stop the game if you need to change the brightness for whatever reason (low battery, for example).
     
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    it's considered a cheat since it's done through a cheat-system using cheat-codes.

    and yes you can set it in the menu.
    but what if you're in a car and enter a long tunnel while your backlight is in lowest setting?
    or your battery is running low while at max backlight and a few minutes away from a savepoint?
    then it's usefull to be able to change the settings ingame.
     
  9. Narin

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    Exactly, hence why every game in the cheat database has the Backlight codes.
     
  10. moviecouple
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    So the cheat codes are universal for all Flashcarts? Just not working for the M3 DS Real?
     
  11. Narin

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    Yes, its a ASM (Assembly) hack that changes the portion of Memory related to the Nintendo DS backlight control. So the code is pretty much universal with all games and flashcards though some flashcards contain bugs (Like the M3DSReal) which doesn't support the backlight control or already use that button combination and breaks the code (CyclosDS).
     
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