Do I need to patch roms to use a Flashcart

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by pistons4550, May 11, 2013.

  1. pistons4550
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    I just bought on r4i Gold (which Im still waiting for) for my dsi and i wanted to know if I have to patch some of the roms in order to play them. I noticed that in the comment section where i got the games, it says that patches are needed by using AR codes but everyone there is using an emulator. I thought since Im playing these on an actual dsi then maybe I dont need the patches. I was planning on playing, platinum, soulsilver, black, black 2, so if anyone has had success with these games please let me know.

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
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    If you use the latest WOOD, you shouldn't need to.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info, does anyone know if nds-card.com updates to the latest WOOD before they ship you the flashcart? I know it says on their site that they update to the latest firmware but im not quite sure what they are referring to. Also, I find it odd that many people mention purchasing multiple flashcarts. Is that just for the sake of having more than one or am I perhaps missing something like the carts frequently break?
     
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    WOOD is the kernel that fixes games. Firmware update is what they use to bypass the 3DS firmware. I think you can ask them to update WOOD for you. If not, it's still easy to update WOOD; just unzip, drag and drop onto SD card.

    EDIT: I noticed you're using a DSi. You need to update the R4 BEFORE updating the DSi. Otherwise, you'd need a 2nd flashcart to run the R4 update.
     
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    Yea Im sure I will be able to add WOOD myself. They are sending me over the updated firmware that runs on dsi 1.4.5 and thats currently what Im running so I think I will be fine. Thanks for the help!