GBAtemp's DS Emulation Terms

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Jul 3, 2006

GBAtemp's DS Emulation Terms by Opium at 2:21 PM (3,574 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Opium
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    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    GBAtemp's DS Emulation Terms Guide
    There seems to be a lot of new faces popping up now that DS flashcarts and emulation are becoming more mainstream. The continued rise of topics asking similar questions like 'what's a passme?' and 'what is flashme?' are testimate to this. GBAtemp has an amazing community that will help others as best it can, but when new users don't use search functions (I remind you there is a big 'Search' button in the banner) for easily answered questions it tends to get tiresome for some of the GBAtemp regulars.
    To help with some of these easy answer questions, GBAtemp has put together a small guide listing a few of the commonly used terms in regards to DS emulation.
    So now when you see a topic crop up that asks a question answered in this guide, simply direct the user to it.

    You can find the guide on the left hand side of the portal under 'Guides and FAQs' or by clicking HERE

    [Update]

    The 'NDS - Flashing Hardware and Software' forum now has sub-forums for all the popular Flashcarts. Now you will have a place to discuss these specific Flashcarts. The new sub-forums are:

    PassMe's & PassCard's
    M3 Adapter
    Supercard
    G6 & G6 Lite
    EZ-Flash IV
    Other Flashing Hardware & Software
    FlashMe (Firmware Replacements)

    As seen here

    Hopfully this'll help sort all your Flashcart questions, please remember to post in the correct forums from now on [​IMG]
     
  2. Squiffy

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    Awesome. I thought it was about terms and conditions of the site at first glance.
    If you already haven't, perhaps linking to the numerous wikis about passme etc would help?

    like http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/Main_Page
     
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    Hmmm... I wonder why there's a sudden burst of interest in flashcarts? It's not as if they're new [​IMG]
     
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    *raises hand* Where do babies come from? I didn't see that in the FAQ.
     
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    "Passcards" are also sometimes known as "NoPass", as they need no real DS game to bypass the encryption.

    Your news on Moonshell is out of date - it plays DPG videos now, which are smaller than DMV by many orders of magnitude. (They use real MPEG video and audio, with no interleaving.)

    DS Trainers are not distributed in IPS format, they are distributed in BSDiff format.
     
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    cause of the dsl. i was gonna make a thread about how i might leave gbatemp because of the lack of interesting threads and repetition in the ones that DO exist. this is really helpful. thanks alot for the mainpage "warning to the newbies" if you wanna call it that.

    (note i said newbies not noobs
     
  7. Costello

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    Thanks, I'll edit the guide.

    edit: done
     
  8. Rabbi Nevins

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    this is really good...thanks

    one suggestion if i may...

    where it says this:
    at the end it makes it sound like if you're gonna install flashme then you have a high chance of bricking...which isnt necessarily true...just so noobs dont get confused you might wanna change it to something like "the primary cause of bricking is from a mess-up while flashing" or something along those lines....just a suggestion though [​IMG]
     
  9. Costello

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    OK, thanks for the suggestion, what do you think now?
     
  10. bryehn

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    good post. i just hope they actually start using it before creating threads. i for one, was getting super annoyed with seeing 3 or 4 "help with passme!" threads on the front page. started reminding me of gamespot's forums. asking questions before actually using the site for what it's for.

    makes you wonder though, are kids asking their parents for flash devices? and if so...are the parents just buying them because they're fed up with software prices?

    i think i'm gonna actually look int that.


    maybe we can have a newbie forum or something just in case too?
     
  11. DirtyH

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    in my opinion parents have two options:

    1:
    kids bugging there parents for every new game they want them to buy

    2:
    parents buy kid a flashdevice and kid never bugs his parents again
    i also bet most parents dont have a clue what a flash device is.
    clever kids just say: its some sort of game mommy, buy it and i will never bug you again

    [​IMG]
     
  12. yuwing

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    There's a burst of interest becuase there's a burst of interest in buying DS lite.
     
  13. Rabbi Nevins

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    perfect, this makes it so people who know nothing dont get intimidated to flash

    thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the edits Costello [​IMG]
     
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    Yyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*breath*aaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
    Nice one guys [​IMG]
     
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    Thank god, all we have to put up with now are the daily "wat do i need 2 play romz/" topics.
     
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    "testimate" is not a word.
     

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