DSi Flashcarts will be practically useless

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Ok so the first DSi only game was just released (System Flaw, a shovelware game). And alot of people are thinking of taking it and editing it to make it a DSi flashcart. But that won't do anything.

Here's me talking on #dsidev with a few other people (the irc network is efnet).

Basically DSi Only games are signed with the common key like DSi Ware. So if you try to run DSi homebrew through a DSi flashcart the DSi will reject it because it's not signed.

Thus meaning the only thing DSi flashcarts could do (until we get the common key, which probably won't be released because Team Twiizers would probably want to prevent DSi flashcarts from succeeding) is play DSi enhanced and dsi only games and so far that's just shovelware.

QUOTE said:
[20:34] yet DELTAburn you couldn't really pirate anything with a DSi flashcart yet cause there aren't many DSi games
[20:35] *anything YET
[20:35] Yah
[20:35] But people would write things like wad managers and wad creaters pretty fast
[20:35] Although it probably wouldn't be exactly a wad
[20:35] ya
[20:35] no
[20:35] Yah probably
[20:35] Doesn't wanni have a DSi?
[20:35] it is a wad format or no/
[20:35] the dsi games are signed, you can't run homebrew
[20:36] o
[20:36] Hmmm
[20:36] That sucks
[20:36] darn
[20:36] So you need the DSi games to be signed too
[20:36] And I doubt they'd include the same exploit they did last time
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[20:36] unless there really dumb
[20:36] Wow so that means DSi games are basically just dsi ware on DS carts
[20:37] Damn so there's no reason to have DSi flashcarts anyways
[20:37] unless you want to play a DSi only game
[20:37] * carl_ ([email protected]) has left #dsidev
[20:37] but it's all shovel ware shit
[20:37] ya

EDIT:

Update from svpe,

QUOTE[12:15] i can confirm that dsi games are signed.
[12:15] * richyy ([email protected]) has joined #dsidev
[12:15] DSi only game card?
[12:15] Ok
[12:16] ok
[12:16] Thanks svpe
[12:16] svpe, they signed exactly the same as DSiWare?
[12:16] and there are just dsi-hybrid gamecards. they are signed too though.
 

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Eh I'm a pessimist half of the time anyways out of gbatemp er more like online.

Well we still have dsi flashcarts (non dsi mode) that run ds games. DSi only games don't really look like they are going to be any good so far. Only thing I'd like right now is some of the dsiware.
 

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They know once the common key is released all hell will break loose and the noobs will flood places like GBATemp. If the key is cracked then Nintendo will really put the iron fist on flashcarts.
 

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Vague Rant said:
Nobody in this topic knows anything about anything.

I'm not a hacker but I'm not some noob who trys to hex edit the .bin files of dsiware.

Apparently DSi only games (the roms) are signed in a similar if not the same way as dsiware. Meaning with a dsi flashcart it will be impossible to play DSi mode homebrew unless it's signed like DSi ware or like a channel.

Also the common key was not found I was just saying TT would probably be the ones to find it and they probably wouldn't just hand it out so people can software that allows you to pirate more.
 

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i would love for team twiizers to make the homebrew channel dsi but ofr now if a dsi game come out that i want ill pick it up and not be a cheap jew lol
 

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Considering that Team Twiizers doesn't encourage piracy, I'm not surprised that they didn't leak the Common Key.
 

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