DSTT Game loading freeze

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Jun 20, 2008

DSTT Game loading freeze by Wightslayer at 1:58 AM (1,740 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Wightslayer
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    My friend has a DSTT, it's freezing when she loads games again. Guessing that either when she put more games on it's on the root...but if it isn't, then how do I fix it? Last time I did it by putting it into the computer and took it out again and it worked. No idea how...
    Last time Bri told me but I can't find the thread.
    Someone please help ASAP!
     
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    Do all the games freeze of just some?

    It's most likely that her games are on the root of the microSD (put them in a "games" folder).

    Otherwise, there could be any number of causes. I'd first try backing up the files, reformatting the microSD using the Panasonic formatter, and then copying the files back.

    -Bri
     
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    All the games.

    She's trying to avoid formatting, wondering if it's because she has too many games on the card
     
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    If she has nearly filled up the card, there would be no room left for save files and it will cause crashing. However, I'm not sure that it will crash on games that already have saves (if there are any). This is an easy one to figure out -- just delete one of the games.

    Not putting the games into a folder (putting them on the root of the microSD card) will cause crashing eventually. Another easy one to find out -- if the games aren't all in a folder, that's probably your problem.

    If it's not one of those problems, it's unlikely you're going to be able to track down the problem without reformatting the card. But it's really not that big a deal to back up a card and then reformat it, is it?

    -Bri
     
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    Well, I just put the card into the computer without doing anything, cleaned out the dust from the DS slot and it's started working again :\
    So could the problem just be dust? Because I cleaned it out BEFORE I put it into the DS and it still didn't load.

    Just stopped wroking again.
    Help?

    Files on Root (if it helps) :
    Games folder
    FRX-OKRE.nds
    FRX-OKRE.SAV
    nncu6kk.com (locked file)
    PSY-CM.NDS
    psy-cm.sav
    sm-nsmb.nds
    sm-nsmb.sav
    trm-bff.nds
    trm-bff.sav
    ttmenu folder
    ttmenu.dat
    ttmenu.sys

    I'm guessing that the NDS and SAV file are games that she hasn't put into the folder with crap names.
    Guessing from SM-NSMB...guessing that's mario.
     
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    Yes, the .nds and .sav files need to go into a folder, not on the root. She didn't rename them from the archive (she just dropped them straight onto the card) which will make them difficult to identify! I also notice that some of them have .SAV instead of .sav (lowercase) as the extension. All the extentions should be lowercase, especially the save files.

    Also check to make sure she has the latest firmware. And delete a few of the games to make sure the microSD card isn't nearly full.

    If putting them into a folder doesn't help, the problem could be anything from a corrupt file system (which mean you'll need to reformat) to a bad microSD to a bad DSTT (not making proper contact with the microSD). Since it's loading in the OS without errors, it seems to be limited only to certain files which makes me think the filesystem is corrupt or you have a bad microSD card. Either way, I'm not sure how you're going to get around reformatting in order to track down the problem! Back up the microSD card, reformat (preferably using the Panasonic formatter), copy the firmware back onto the card, make a "games" folder, drop 2 or 3 games in the folder, and see what happens.

    -Bri
     
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    Thanks for the help, I'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes.
     
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    Good luck! I'm going to bed now, but I'll check back in the morning and see how it went.

    -Bri
     
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    hi,

    i don't think the file nncu6kk.com (locked file) need to be on the card, not sure if that's the cause but it shouldn't be there.
    Format your card and download the latest firmware.
    Setup like this:

    ROOT of your card.
    -TTMENU.DAT
    -TTMenu (folder)
    -Games (folder) put all the games in here.

    Once you turn on your NDS, it will create a TTMENU.SYS, this files is about 4MB. Make sure you have enough space left for it and game saves as well. Always Free at least 25MB on the card.
     
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    Thanks psxiso. Also, just put 2 or 3 games on the card (in the "Games" folder) to make sure it's working before you put the rest on.

    -Bri
     

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