EZ-IV DS ROM Dumping (And Finding DLDI Information)

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by SpookyAction, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. SpookyAction

    SpookyAction Newbie

    Apr 23, 2017
    I'm trying to dump all of my DS carts, and am running into a problem. When I use the NDS Backup Tool (Slot2) and try to create the ROM, it displays the error message "Data transfer failed. Please do over again." From what I have been able to find so far, it seems like this may be related to DLDI, as it has to read/write from/to the flash cart. The slot 1 cartridge that I am using to load the tool is a DSTwo Plus, which is supposed to automatically patch software when it runs, but I'm not sure what to do about the EZ-IV in slot 2. Does the .bin for this cart need to be patched, or is that only for software running from slot 1?

    I would just try it to see what happens, except that the page linked for all of the DLDI stuff (http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/DLDI/) appears to be down, so I guess the second part of this is whether there is a new place to find all of the DLDI stuff.
  2. migles

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    you need to apply the dldi patch (which you probably already dead)
    and lock out the dldi so the dstwo doesn't patch it with his own...
    i ran into that problem, but i don't remember about that message..
    however here, probably this will fix it: https://www.chishm.com/DLDI/index.html
    scroll down into patching tools you will find No auto-patch GUI (link to the download https://www.chishm.com/DLDI/downloads/dldi-noap-gui.zip )
    use the no-patch, to lock the dldi area of the nds backup tool
  3. SpookyAction

    SpookyAction Newbie

    Apr 23, 2017
    Thank you so much for the updated links! I misunderstood how the patching was supposed to be done for the tool on the slot 1 card; I thought that it was to be patched with the slot 1 card's DLDI, and the tool on the slot 2 card patched with the slot 2 DLDI, but it seems like both are supposed to be patched with the slot 2 DLDI (and auto-patch disabled), as that's where the program is actually running maybe? Anyway, it's sitting at FAT Initialization now, and I don't know if it's frozen or if it's just going to take a while with such a large SD card, but I feel like now I at least have the information to try to figure out things.

    Also, I updated the links on the DLDI page of the wiki in case someone else is trying to find it. I hope that's ok.