DS says "error open xmenu.dat error!"

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Nexthat, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Nexthat
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    Nexthat Newbie

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    Mar 22, 2008
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    Hi guys.

    I'm new to all of this; But I have a cartridge with about 50 odd games, purchased from wherever and now I have the following error:

    "error open xmenu.dat error!"

    There was another post who had a similar problem, but it seemed as though this guy had the software and hardware to fix the problem via their PC, which I do not have,ableit PC only.

    So if someone don't mind, can you explain what I need in terms of software and how to link DS to PC in order to fix this error.

    I appreciate the help .


    Many thanks.
     
  2. leinad

    leinad GBAtemp Fan

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    What you've got is called N-Card (or probiably a clone of it)

    Normaly it's sold with a GBA-Module, from which you can connect your PC with the DS.

    xmenu.dat is a file which is needed on the card to start.

    Before I write more, do you have that USB-Linker :x ?
     
  3. Nexthat
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    Nexthat Newbie

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    Mar 22, 2008
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    Unfortunately not.

    I just googled it, but can you confirm that I require the following:

    1x DS Linker (DS Cartridge sized)
    1x USB cable
    1x USB writer cartridge

    After which, what do I do next.
     
  4. Rizsparky

    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

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    Yup, you need all three items to fix the problem. but to access the cart via a pc you need the other two items that you dont have so the next step would be buying these extra items.
     
  5. Nexthat
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    Nexthat Newbie

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    Mar 22, 2008
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    Ok, so once I have this hardware do I do the following ( written from another post by Paul1991, http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=68847 )

    '...Go to gbatemps download section and find the 1.45 upgrade file. Paste ONLY the xmenu.dat to your card....'

    I'm assuming that the upgrade file contains the xmenu.dat file which I can then drag and drop into the DS linker ?

    Many thx so far for the help.
     
  6. Artheido

    Artheido GBAtemp Fan

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    Aug 31, 2007
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    Can't you just download the latest firmware and replace the existing one?

    This is the latest firmware for the N-Card: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=1479

    Just download and replace. Read instructions carefully though, I don't own a N-Card so I can't be specific on what to do...
     
  7. Nexthat
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    Nexthat Newbie

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    Mar 22, 2008
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    I don't think I can download the latest firmware if I don't have the DS Linker yet.

    I was probably going ahead of myself, but this was too get all the info now so that I don't have to come back later and ask you more questions.

    This upgrade you refer too though, is it something which after downloading detects the N-Card attached via the DSLinker and automatically updates the firmware.
     
  8. leinad

    leinad GBAtemp Fan

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    You will have to press some keys, start a bat file, Format your Card, Copy all needed files~
     
  9. Nexthat
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    Nexthat Newbie

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    Mar 22, 2008
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    One last thing.

    I noticed that there is something called the DS FIRELINK.

    1) Which one out of the N-Card and DS Firelink is better in the long run ?

    2) Which N-Card reader o ( i.e, USB Cartridge reader ( Brand )) would you recommend ?

    Thanks.
     
  10. leinad

    leinad GBAtemp Fan

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    1) They should be mainly the same

    2) I never heard of any difference... As long as you dont play "Throw it against the wall" with it, it should work for a long time ^^

    But btw. where do you think to get a reader only o_o ? Or do you want to buy a whole new pack~ ?
     
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