I am super new to all of this stuff. Where should I start?

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  1. BoredFattie
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    I have no idea what to do. In India, I was able to find these for a reasonable price:

    http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_no...d-keywords=r4+card+dsi&rh=i:aps,k:r4+card+dsi

    I want to run DS ROMs(and hopefully GBA and NES?) on my DSi, and later on a 2DS. Which one should I buy? Or do I need to buy something else?

    Where can I start generally? I have a Pokemon Volt White 2 ROM(ROM hack of White 2, which I own), and have emulated it before, but not much else.
     
  2. KingpinSlim

    KingpinSlim Newbie

    Depending on the firmware version of your Nintendo DSi not all flashcarts will work.

    Read this: https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-blocks-flashcards-with-dsi-firmware-1-4-1.252772/
    and possibly this: https://forum.romulation.net/thread...ated-blocking-flashcards-do-not-update.58820/

    There are emulators that let you play NES Games on a regular DS Flashcart, but for GBA Games your options are quite limited. Only the SuperCard DSTwo will actually give you a GBA Emulator that works well enough.

    EDIT: GBA Flashcarts do not work on a DSi. Sorry for that.
     
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  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    I'll do what I do every time and suggest the DSTWO if you want to run GBA on your DSi. I know its more expensive, but the extra horsepower is mostly necessary for running GBA, since the DS cant emulate GBA.
     
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  4. KingpinSlim

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    Urgh... you are right, of course.
    GBA Flashcarts aren't really an option on a DSi...
    Geez... I'm sorry.
     
  5. BoredFattie
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    Okay, thanks so much. I have questions

    Will AR/Gameshark codes work?
    Can I do something, other than games like watch downloaded videos/listen to music?
    Finally, if it's compatible with my DSi, will it work on a 2DS(or even a 3DS)?
     
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    nxwing GBAtemp Addict

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    The DSTWO's built in GBA emulator supports cheats iirc. You may want to switch to TempGBA for better compatibility though.