DS Download Station Question

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Hello there. I read about the DS Download Station and making a custom DS Download Station. Is it still a possibility? If stuff like this isn't allowed, please disregard this post.

If the first option isn't possible, I also have an R4i 3DS. I heard something about the Download Station distribution with it. I don't know anything much about it though.
 

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This is the Wii section, not the DS section.

I'm not familiar with the 'download station', if it downloads homebrew then this kind of Q is fine, but if it downloads warez then it's against gbatemp rules to be asking or sharing that sort of thing.
 

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Sending software from Wii to DS:
https://github.com/FIX94/wii-ds-rom-sender

No idea how to modify DS Download Station with own software, but I would say those should be possible to run with an R4 on a DS (search the Download Station ROMs yourself if you want them).

The Wii DS ROM sender is a cool thing, especially for DS with FlashMe or 3DS with Luma3DS not requiring Haxxstation at all.
 

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Sending software from Wii to DS:
https://github.com/FIX94/wii-ds-rom-sender

No idea how to modify DS Download Station with own software, but I would say those should be possible to run with an R4 on a DS (search the Download Station ROMs yourself if you want them).

The Wii DS ROM sender is a cool thing, especially for DS with FlashMe or 3DS with Luma3DS not requiring Haxxstation at all.

This seem interesting.
 

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Nintendo Channel for Wii had its own "DS Download Station" section for get free demos of some DS games (for example, Sonic Colors).

Since WiiConnect24 is discontinued, RiiConnect24 (http://rc24.xyz) allows you to use Nintendo Channel again.

But first try using @FIX94's tool for send DS ROMs from your Wii to your DS.
https://github.com/FIX94/wii-ds-rom-sender/releases/tag/v3.3

I'm sorry. I'm kinda slow to this technical stuff. I have the DS Roms for the Wii/DS. How do I perform the procedure?
 

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I'm sorry. I'm kinda slow to this technical stuff. I have the DS Roms for the Wii/DS. How do I perform the procedure?
Simply copy the ROM "DS Download Station – Volume 1" to your SD and rename it haxxstation.nds
Then start the DS ROM Sender while having usable DS software or GB/NES ROMs on the SD. The ROM sending app will make use of Download Station and exploit it. Your DS will first "download the Downloader" and then you can download arbitrary DS software.

But keep in mind: This is very, very limited. The RAM of the old DS is only 4MB. Everything that is bigger will not fit (you can't "stream" software with this – it has to fit into RAM completely in one shot). That means you will not be able to upload any full commercial title (DS cartridge ROMs start at 8MB and go up to 512MB). Special demo versions fit (they are designed like this). Many homebrew apps can be used with this – including NES and GB(C) emulators which come with the ROM sender.
That has practical use: It allows playing NES/GB on a stock Nintendo DS without a flashcart. Don't use it for huge games that absolutely need saving (Pokemon) since turning off the DS means losing all progress. All NES games will fit into RAM and most GB(C) games – some GBC games have 4MB+the emulator… means too big (very few GBC games have 8MB).
 
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Simply copy the ROM "DS Download Station – Volume 1" to your SD and rename it haxxstation.nds
Then start the DS ROM Sender while having usable DS software or GB/NES ROMs on the SD. The ROM sending app will make use of Download Station and exploit it. Your DS will first "download the Downloader" and then you can download arbitrary DS software.

But keep in mind: This is very, very limited. The RAM of the old DS is only 4MB. Everything that is bigger will not fit (you can't "stream" software with this – it has to fit into RAM completely in one shot). That means you will not be able to upload any full commercial title (DS cartridge ROMs start at 8MB and go up to 512MB). Special demo versions fit (they are designed like this). Many homebrew apps can be used with this – including NES and GB(C) emulators which come with the ROM sender.
That has practical use: It allows playing NES/GB on a stock Nintendo DS without a flashcart. Don't use it for huge games that absolutely need saving (Pokemon) since turning off the DS means losing all progress. All NES games will fit into RAM and most GB(C) games – some GBC games have 4MB+the emulator… means too big (very few GBC games have 8MB).

Well, I won't be using it for full versions of the games. Just demos and special distributions (if there are any left). I am mainly focused on the MegaMan Starforce series.
 
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