found roms in .exe format

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  1. xjeremyx
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    what am i to do with those? i'm completely dumb founded at this .exe stuff. i thought they were all supposed to be .nds but lately i've been coming across almost exclusively .exe strangely they seem to have the ds as the icon. what's the deal with this?
     
  2. prowler

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    Obviously a virus. You scanned it? Or are you applying a patch?
     
  3. StorMyu

    StorMyu "I'm too old for this"

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    and if it's not a virus just rename .nds and try...
     
  4. prowler

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    lolno, that's not how it works.
     
  5. coolness

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    Looks the same like the Picture virus
    Orginally .jpg
    and Than .exe
     
  6. TwinRetro

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    yeah its a virus. roms should not, and do not come in .exe format.
     
  7. xjeremyx
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    that's a super bummer. honestly with such a small community what kind of dork would think this would be a great idea? i'd already tried the .exe to .nds rename as once in a great long while that has worked for other things. i figured it was a virus, but i got in this back in the cyclo ds days. and recently got an r4i, wondered if it had anything to do with that games engine thing.
     
  8. olliepop2000

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    if you have 7zip you could try extracting it to see if it is an archive? doubtful though
     
  9. haflore

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    It might be a self-extracting archive, if so you could try running it. But it may well be a virus, so just redownload it from somewhere else.
     
  10. olliepop2000

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    don't just RUN it ffs
     
  11. ProtoKun7

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    Back up your own games, they are created in .nds format [​IMG]
     
  12. haflore

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    I'm not saying he should run it, it would be far safer to just get it somewhere else, it's just an option, albeit a very bad one.
     
  13. BanditKing

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    It's a trojan virus!
     
  14. sfg

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    [​IMG] Back in the Cyclo DS days...

    That's all I wanted to say. Please do go on.

    Edit: No, wait! Besides not knowing what cart to buy you also obviously don't know where to get roms from.
     
  15. xjeremyx
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    my cyclo cart stopped working. it'd be 80% unlikely to launch anytime you turned it on. real shame. got DSis for wife and kids at xmas and the r4i seemed to be the wisest choice
     
  16. Dark Blade

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    Dude that is DEFINITELY a virus. Try deleting it. If it returns after a while it's proven. Fire up your antivirus!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jakob95

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    And the R4i is not the wisest choice. Its the dumbest choice.
     
  18. Dark Blade

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    Amen. [​IMG]
     
  19. dan80315

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    ^.

    I pity the fool who gets screwed over by one of those.
     
  20. Big Kong Boss

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    acekard2i or m3i zero
    also this is the wrong board to even discuss flashcarts
     
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