How do they dump the demos?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by SifJar, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    As many people know, there are a number of NDS Demos from the Download Stations available online, and i was wondering, how do they get them? Is there a DS homebrew that saves demos sent to the DS, or is it more complicated than that? If there is a homebrew, anyone got a download link? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
  2. Blake1710

    Blake1710 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 24, 2008
    New South Wales, Australia
    The demos are cards that are distributed to stores, which are then able to be downloaded via Download Play.

    One of the employees of said stores would've dumped the demo from the card.
  3. Kingfield

    Kingfield GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 8, 2007
    Someone stole a demo cart.
  4. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    It is actually possible to do a raw packet capture of a DS demo and reassemble it into a working ROM, as was done for several of them at E3 a few years ago, but these days most demo ROMs are just extracted from Download Stations or Wii WADs/disc images.
  5. anandjones

    anandjones GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Wrong terms, but on the right track.
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