IR not functioning in Pokemon B/W 1/2?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by BadAnimal, May 10, 2014.

  1. BadAnimal
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    BadAnimal Advanced Member

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    Hope I am posting this in the right area.

    I am stressing out about the upcoming May 20 deadline of WiFi going away.

    I am trying to trade Pokemon from a rom cart (M3 DS Simply) to a retail version using IR (using 2 DS lites) but they don't seem to see each other.

    If I use the same DSes using retail carts, IR works fine.

    Is IR broken on rom carts? Is there a fix? Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    flash cards has no IR.
     
  3. BadAnimal
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    Argh!! Thank you for replying. Is there a workaround? Is it impossible to trade from a rom to retail?
     
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    Earth-chan

    try other means, if i recall you can use union room in a pokcecenter to trade.
     
  5. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    If you have two DSes, just use their local wireless. That should work just fine.
     
  6. BadAnimal
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    BadAnimal Advanced Member

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    Isn't local wireless IR? Sorry, I'm an old man newb.
     
  7. Fat D

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    Nope. It is the standard, wifi-based multiplayer functionality of your DS which is the same as any other game. IR is built into the game, local wireless works with microwaves and is built into the DS itself. Just visit the top floor of the pokemon center.
     
  8. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    the IR is for anywhere C gear linking.

    in the Pokemon center, talk to the lady on the far left in the back. in the union room you can link with others with out the need for the IR.
     
  9. BadAnimal
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    Thank you all for the replies!
     
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