Compress ROMs?

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by FuManChuu, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. FuManChuu
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    FuManChuu GBAtemp Regular

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    I must be missing something.... I have the newest Supercard software, and the compress icon is grey'd out. I have a supercard lite rumble (thug style baby). Can you only compress GBA roms or something? (thats the only time i've ever seen it referenced. Thanks
     
  2. Destructobot

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    I would think so. GBA games have to be loaded into RAM on the cart, so it wouldn't really make a difference if they were compressed in the flash memory. DS roms are played directly from the flash memory, so compressing them would cause problems.
     
  3. chillyp

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    I'm curious how compression would work on the SC Rumble. Didn't they remove the RAM?
     
  4. FuManChuu
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    Hrm... all I gotta say is, trim does all the space saving i need.... 1.1 gig of games got trimmed down to 703meg.... awesome [​IMG]:D
     
  5. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    I thought SC Rumble didn't support GBA.
     
  6. dblank

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    Just for fun, try compressing them as well, I'd bet you'll save several hundred more MB (I do with mine)

    I wish it were possible to decompress .nds right on the DS before running, but I think I'll have to write an app to do it myself.