Consider renaming the one of the NDS boards?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by scubersteve, Jan 30, 2008.

Jan 30, 2008
  1. scubersteve
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    Since flashing isn't really popular anymore (was it ever, really?), can we rename the "NDS - Flashing Hardware and Software" board?

    Unless I'm actually being really n00b, and flashing means something other than rewriting the firmware on the NDS/L.

    One suggestion is: NDS - Backup Solutions

    This could apply to the GBA board with the similar name as well.
     
  2. TheStump

    Member TheStump Got Wood?

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    yeah i guess after the seven days you've been here you must really feel there are some changes that need to be made.
     
  3. Destructobot

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    Flashing hardware = flashcarts and the like.
     
  4. scubersteve
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    >.<

    It wasn't a demand, or even a request.
    It was a suggestion.

    And, thank you destructobot for the explaination of "Flashing Hardware"

    Anyone wanna close this? Or is it still open for discussion?
     
  5. DarkAura

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    There is a forum for FlashMe and the like.
     
  6. scubersteve
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    what?
     
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  8. scubersteve
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    No, I know that.
    I meant what do you mean?
    So what there's a flashme board?

    What I'm saying is that I don't totally think that flashing hardware/software is appropriate for what's in that board.
     
  9. Destructobot

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    The term "flashing hardware and software" comes from back when GBA flashcarts all used NOR flash memory. You would have to flash games to the carts in order to play them, and you needed special hardware (or at least a cable to plug your GBA into your PC) and software to do it.

    Even later on when carts started using meory cards, you still needed software to patch the games so that they would work on that particular cart. Being able to drag & drop a rom onto a memory card and have it just work is a relatively recent development.

    When people say "flash a DS", that's really just short for "flash a custom firmware to the flash memory in a DS".
     
  10. pelago

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    I quite like the OP's suggestion of "backup solutions".

    Oh and to TheStump, just because the OP is new here, it doesn't mean they don't have good ideas. When you are new to a site, you notice all the quirks straightaway, whereas if you've been here a while you learn where things are, and don't realise when things are not logical.
     
  11. arctic_flame

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    Flashing Hardware and Software is perfectly logical. To anyone who's been pirating longer than 3 years (Instantly discount 90% of R4 users)
     
  12. Sinkhead

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    Calm down... Anyone is entitled to make a suggestion.
     
  13. Hooya

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  14. scubersteve
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    I totally understand the concept of flashing.
    I did it for years on PSPs while I had one.

    As for GBA development, I didn't know that, so I can retract the statement that my suggestion would be appropriate for the GBA board. But for the NDS board, it can still apply. At least half of what's there doesn't require flashing.

    arctic_flame:
    I'm turning fifteen in about a week.
    I've been using computers since I was three.
    I'm asian.
    Now, do you REALLY think I've been pirating for less than 3 years?
     
  15. arctic_flame

    Member arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    So you've never reflashed ROM?

    (Note, I'm also Asian, and have been using electronic devices since I was 1 and a half, but I don't see how that is related to piracy)
     
  16. scubersteve
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    scubersteve Newbie

    It's a humourous, yet mildly true tereotype.

    And, technically, I have reflashed ROM, just not on a GBA cart.
     
  17. arctic_flame

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    Oh well. It's just my opinion that it stays as it is. Anyone is perfectly entitled to think differently [​IMG]
     

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