how the hell do peaple get blank ds cards ***NOT flashcart***

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Nightmare-Rex, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Nightmare-Rex
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    im wondering how the freak do peaple get blank DS cards AND put a single game on it. im not talking flash carts but I mean how the hell do ebay scammers get a hold of blank cartriges with no SD slot AND it holds one game like an official card. also Ive seen this for the GBA as well. examples: ebay scams, official looking pokemon choas black eta.
     
  2. C175R

    C175R GBAtemp Pirate

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    I got scam once on ebay with those once. he said the game is original but it wont play on dsi and only on ds. [​IMG]
    after that, i havent bought any ds game [​IMG]
     
  3. Nightmare-Rex
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    but how the hell do they get these on these "cartriges" in the first place and where do they obtain them. also it would be bad ass to have an official looking game when it is acualy a homebrew.
     
  4. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    All it is, is a PCB with various components on it...
    You can buy the parts and make them yourself, of course you'll have to program them/write to the chips.

    And homebrew wouldn't work as it's not signed code.
    You'd essentially have to make a flashcard that ran one piece of software. Not very cost effective.
     
  5. FlashX007

    FlashX007 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Need to be very smart to do this stuff. I got lost half way on what you were talking about lol.
     
  6. Oveneise

    Oveneise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    And yes, its because factories in China mass produce this stuff so they can put roms on there and sell 'em for profit - cheap and profitable! Naughty, naughty.
     
  7. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I guess that most of those "flashcards" are cheap R4 clones with a flash chip soldered where the microSD slot should be.

    Either that, or they're just clone PCBs of the original ones. I'd love to see the inside of one [​IMG]
     
  8. iMythD

    iMythD Advanced Member

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    I never realised that that was possible. When playing the game, like starting it up, is there any difference?
     
  9. Pterodactyl

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    it's like every other real ds games,starts the same but sometimes hangs during gameplay.I bought a harry potter and gof game for regular price(30$) it had no manuals,the sticker was placed a few mm s out of place on the card,the card did not have the nintendo screw, the card was little fatter,it did not go in unless u pressed with a extra force, and the game sometimes hung during gameplay ,so it might be a fake.
     
  10. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    lool ya. those scammers still exist on ebay. i myself reported several items on ebay..
     
  11. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    This guy flashes homebrew onto blank NES cartridges and sells them.
     
  12. habababa

    habababa Advanced Member

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    It's very easy to make your own gba cart.
    Your local electronics shop may have the parts in stock.
    Though not really cost-effective as twistidsinz said.
     
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