Help with this format

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  1. PH33r
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    PH33r Newbie

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    How do I open ds.gba files??

    I've searched and couldn't find it. I found some converter but I can't run it either...

    I'm trying to play Duck Hunt, the homebrew port, and the zip file only contains a ds.gba file.

    Sorry if it's already been explained, but as I said I couldn't find.
     
  2. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    It's a special kind of .nds made for Slot 2 devices. Generally if it only comes in .ds.gba it won't work in Slot 1, but you can try stripping out the first 512 bytes of the file and try it as a .nds.
     
  3. PH33r
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    PH33r Newbie

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    I see.

    I have a slot 2 device though, ez flash 3 in 1. I tried opening it with Rudolph's GBA emulator but it didn't work. Can I use it with that?

    Thanks again for your help,
     
  4. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    Write it to the NOR with Rudolph's tool then use the Boot Slot 2 option of the R4 to launch it in PassMe mode.
     
  5. yooeee

    yooeee Advanced Member

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    does boot slot 2 only work when loading to the NOR and not with PSRAM?
     
  6. madlobster

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    When you choose the .ds.gba file in PSRAM mode, press select instead of A. It'll load it into PSRAM and exit to the R4 menu. You can then start it with Boot Slot-2.
     
  7. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    You can try running it through the "pme2nds" program to strip off the 512 bytes automatically if it can be done. I think Duck Hunt works with it at least.