Differnece Between Trimmed And Clean Roms

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  1. rsx19
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    i got both but

    what are the disadvantages or advantages

    trimmed u cant play wifi but clean u can?
     
  2. 4saken

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    Should be the same. You are only removing the empty space which is filled with useless junk
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    What he said. I never had any problem with trimmed roms....
     
  4. backlash

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    identical except for one having null data removed.
     
  5. septimus

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    I have read here and there of issues with trimmed ROMs not playing or freezing up etc however these were probably issues with the flash memory the ROM file was used with. Using trimmed ROMs is the only way to fly [​IMG]
     
  6. arman68

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    Trimming is the way to go. You'll be able to fit more games on the cart. I have yet to come across one that did not work. But I guess it could happen, in case of bad trimming; if it does, I'll just make a note of it, and use the original version instead.
     
  7. 754boy

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    Trim it all is what I say! Haven't had any problems and wifi works fine!
     
  8. inovermyheadd

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    I also trim. The ladies don't like um untrimmed.
     
  9. science

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    Trimming actually is just making a little cut to make it look bigger
     
  10. Gifted1

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    Exactly how much MB does it trim off of a rom? approximately.
     
  11. Hooya

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    Depends on the rom, could trim a 128MB rom down to 68MB if the developers went just over the 64 mark, or could trim a 128MB rom down to 126 if they filled the whole thing up. It really varies, there is no average or anything.
     
  12. Gifted1

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    Oh, ok. Well then I guess I should start trimming my roms then lol
     
  13. rsx19
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    so download play works?
     
  14. Bucknaykid

    Bucknaykid Newbie

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    I trimmed Mario Kart on three of my kids DS's and the mulitplayer refused to recognize the other players for a multiplayer game. After I changed all the Roms to their full versions (untrimmed), the multiplayer worked and recognized the other players. I have yet to try it with other roms.
     
  15. visualise-this

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    Mario Kart multiplayer worked fine for me, maybe it was just your version :S
     
  16. arman68

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    What did you use to trim? I use DS-X Manager to trim mine, and it works fine.
     
  17. poloman

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    me too - dsx trimmer and mkds worked a treat - so did all my other mp games (inc download play tetris which i was pleased about)
     
  18. Ryoku

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    Sometimes trimming is not necessary. For example, I started trimming my games after finding out about it and a few of them only lost a MB or two. So I just deleted the trimmed version and used the original.