How to run .BIN / .NDS on nds?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by jusxusfanatic, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. jusxusfanatic

    jusxusfanatic Newbie

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hong Kong
    How to run .BIN / .NDS on nds?

    New member here, and I just wanna ask how do you run .bin / .nds files on a nds? I downloaded gta but it just says it can't access some files.
  2. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 16, 2016
    We need more information about your used setup to be able to help you.
    Namely which flashcard you use, how you formated the SD card (used program and which format), if the SD card is compatible with your flashcard (do you use a SDXC card in a flashcard that dosn't support it?), where/how you installed the kernel on your flashcard (and if it's the right kernel for the right flashcard), if the used .nds files work on emulators on a PC or phone or not. Beside that it could be that you use a fake flashcard (they cloned/faked the hell out of the R4. It's ridiculous) e.g. you maybe use the offical R4 kernel on a R4 fake instead of the kernel that came with your flashcard (to test this you should try to use the kernel that came with your flashcard).
    Last edited by VitaType, Mar 18, 2017
  3. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    1. What flash card are you using?
    2. What system are you using your flash card with?
    3. What kernel/firmware are you using on your flash card?
    4. Have you fully updated your flash card's kernel/firmware?
    5. What exactly does the error message say when you try to run GTA?
    6. Have you attempted to run the ROM you have downloaded through an emulator on your PC? It doesn't matter if you can't emulate NDS games well, it's just to see if the ROM actually works.
    7. You cannot run .bin files on a flash card.
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  4. dAVID_

    dAVID_ Carpinter's Apprentice

    Oct 23, 2016
    The Game
    You can run nds on TWLOADER (extremely low compatibility) or use an R4.
  5. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States

    People seem to be missing the bolded part. You need a DS flashcart. Since its on an NDS, pretty much any will do. You also need an SD cart formatted to FAT to put roms (the .nds files) on, and the software for the flashcart.