Download Play

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

  1. Jaxtaylor

    Jaxtaylor GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 25, 2002
    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.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    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