is it possible to Brick ur DS with games?!

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by test84, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. test84
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    Hi,
    i read somewhere that using some games, which are viruses actually, you can damage ur DS.
    is it correct? if yes, how do i know a torrent that i'm downloading, has healthy games or malicius ones?
    (i'm talking about copyright materials here, no homebrew)
     
  2. science

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    Just find yourself a good rom site, not a torrent site. That'd be your best bet
     
  3. Fatal

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    The two brickers are REALLY rare. I doubt that you will ever see either of them, but if you are paranoid or something then you can download
    offlinelist and a DS .dat and it will check to see if it is actually a rom you are trying to use.
     
  4. lookout

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    If you download DS hentai you might end with a brick, if you have flashed your ds with flashme your luckly to unbrick the ds,
     
  5. OSW

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    who the heck downloads ds hentai? it'd be alot farkin easier just to encode anything u already have with dpgbatch or even if they are doujins comic book viewer FTW!

    *looks around. i don't do this....*
     
  6. test84
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    1-thnx guys, so the normal games (other than that Hentai and i think there is another too) have 0% risk of bricking DS?
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    2-FATAL:you can download
    offlinelist and a DS .dat and it will check to see if it is actually a rom you are trying to use.

    could u descibe more? thnx.
     
  7. Fatal

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    You can download offlinelist from here:
    http://offlinelist.free.fr/index.php?page=download.html
    You can get the NDS .dat from here:
    http://www.advanscene.com/
    1.) Start up OfflineList
    2.) Click "DAT" at the bottom of the window
    3.) Click "Import"
    4.) Find the DS dat
    5.) Click Tools -> Options -> Renamer -> Use renamer
    6.) Set the folders then go to compression and set it to 0 since you aren't archiving them then click ok
    7.) Click ROMS -> add roms

    All the verified roms will be moved to your verified roms folder and all the other one will be moved to unknown.
    Keep in mind that this only works for commercial roms and not homebrew. OfflineList isn't perfect though, you could have
    an actual rom and have it flagged as unknown because it has a different CRC than the one in the dat (This shouldn't be too much
    of a problem though).

    OR

    You could flash your DS and run whatever you want. If it gets bricked just use the failsafe to reflash it.
    (Just keep in mind if you have a DS lite if you want to unflash it, you will have to use phat ds firmware and that may cause "complications" such as
    losing the ability to change screen brightness. Search around for more info on this and how to unflash.)

    OR

    You could just check the roms and see if it has an md5 sum of either:
    8e7a3728759df265ca3a78553cf27bb8
    or
    a959cfa514f4c7162a81421ee99d3356
    (This will just tell you if the file is taihen.nds or r0mloader.nds)

    OR

    Just do as seja_8 said and only get them from trusted sources. (Although trusted sources can't always be trusted. *cough*DarkFader*cough*)
     
  8. xCM Punkx

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    I forget where you download it at, but a program called DSLazy will scan your rom for the brickers and do a few other cool things too
     
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  10. Remy

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    uh ohs...i've been using torrentspy's downloads.. =x
    I download them i packs of 20 (NDS) and 10 (GBA)

    but so far so good! *thumbs up*