Download Play

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Jaxtaylor, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Jaxtaylor
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    Jaxtaylor GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey all, just a quick question I was curious about -

    I know download play doesn't work on all games, but I was wondering, why is that? Is it a hardware constraint, or something to do with the software on the cards? Is it something that will be hopefully resolved in time or are we going to have to buy a new peice of hardware eventually?
     
  2. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    When flashcarts run they patch the game as it is running. This slightly alters the code of the game.
    When you send a download play game to somebody it has been patched so the code has been altered and the game can detect this so it does not run.

    That's basically it
    - Sam