How do I dump a DS ROM?

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  1. flargle
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    I've downloaded 5th's SC guide, but can find nothing in it about dumping ROMs, and I'm pretty lost. Can someone help me out with coherent English instructions that even an idiot could follow?

    I have:

    - Undumped DS cart
    - Supercard SD and 256MB SD card
    - Superkey 3 cart
    - copy of WRG Dumper 1.4 installed on the SD card
    - DS Lite (unflashed)

    How the heck do I put all these things together to come up with a dumped DS ROM? The SC came with no manual, and the instructions that come with WRG Dumper are worse than useless - incomprehensible, contradictory gibberish that might as well have been written in Ancient Greek by a drunk baboon for all the sense they make in English. Here's what I've tried so far:

    1. DS cart in Slot 1, SC in slot 2. Boot to slot 2, run "wrg-dumper.nds.gba".
    Result: white upper screen, black lower screen, no sign of life.

    2. Superkey in Slot 1, SC in slot 2. Boot to slot 2, run "wrg-dumper.nds.gba".
    Result: GBA boot sequence, followed by two dead white screens.

    3. Superkey in Slot 1, SC in slot 2. Boot to slot 2, then swap Superkey for DS cart in slot 1 before running "wrg-dumper.nds.gba".
    Result: same as (2).

    4. DS cart in Slot 1, SC in slot 2. Boot to slot 2, run "WRGDUMPER1.4(in card)".
    Result: same as (1).

    5. Superkey in Slot 1, SC in slot 2. Boot to slot 2, then swap Superkey for DS cart in slot 1 before running "WRGDUMPER1.4(in card)".
    Result: freezes DS, still showing the SuperCard menu screen.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm pretty sure I heard that you can't dump roms with supercard, but that could have changed since then and I could have dreamed it.
     
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    What game is it? Only I can think of thats undumped is erm Crazy Frog Racing.
     
  4. flargle
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    Um, rather more than that...

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=35529

    I have a couple of the carts on that list.
     
  5. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    First off, rename that *.nds.gba file to just *.nds.

    Secondly, I'm not sure, but I don't think there's any program that supports dumping to SCSD yet.
     
  6. FAST6191

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  7. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

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    I can help you with the Ancient Greek translation maybe (Got an 'O' Level in it, many moons ago) [​IMG]

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  8. flashermac

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    hi,

    I'm pretty sure it's impossible with a supercard SD - only possible with GBAMP, SCCF and M3CF.

    Maybe one day nitro will support SD.........
     
  9. mortys

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    One question
    I've tried to dump with nitro and a SCCF. It works
    but when i try the rom (after patching it with the SC software) I've only got 2 white screens. What I forgot ?
    Thx