How are .nds files produced?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by 67birdman, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. 67birdman
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    Hey everyone
    This time, I just wanted to ask a random question: How are the original NDS games dumped onto a computer, there is no adapter for it as far as I know? [​IMG]
    But yeah, thanks to everyone that pays for the games to dump them for everyone else... [​IMG]
     
  2. Xoo00o0o0o

    Xoo00o0o0o Xoo00o0o0o is in the house

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    There is a program. I don't know what it's called but, i've looking for it.
     
  3. 67birdman
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    O ok, but how do you actually get them off the game cartridge
     
  4. Brian117

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    It's called Rudolph's NDS Backup Tool. Got it straight from a mirror on another site, since the real site has broken download links.

    Just run the .nds file above from a flashcart, and replace the flashcart with a real cart, and I guess just back it up. I've never used this, so I wouldn't know how the setup is. It uses WiFi to back it up onto your computer. [​IMG]
     
  5. Vague Rant

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    There were adapters in the early days, but the easiest method these days is to use Rudolph's backup tools, which are loaded into memory before you hotswap in the commercial card; then you either send the data over FTP to your computer (or if you felt like being a smartass, you could send it to anything else that can handle FTP, like another DS, a Wii, a smartphone, etc.) or alternatively copy the data to a SLOT-2 card then copy it back to your SLOT-1 card's microSD. If it's larger than 32MB (the size of the 3-in-1's NOR) you just do it in chunks and then the backup tool puts them back together at the end.
     
  6. 67birdman
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    O,Ok its done wirelessly--just wondering, thanks
     
  7. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Or dumped to a 3in1 in 32 MB chunks, or dumped to a regular slot-2 card all at once. It's not just wireless.