Just bought a DSTT!

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by zant, Jul 4, 2008.

Jul 4, 2008

Just bought a DSTT! by zant at 7:28 PM (3,881 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. zant
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    Hey. I decided to get myself a DSTT + A kingston 2gb card for about 30 bucks from DealExtreme.com. I am currently waiting for it to arrive, so is there anything I should get ready for (system files/ programs) or is all in the box? I wanted to save space from my carts ( i have A LOT of carts) and if I decide to get into rom hacks for pokemon D/P.
     
  2. kobykaan

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    no they come with no loaders just visit the TTDS website and download the latest kernel loader update 1.13 here [​IMG]

    if you want to save space use a rom trimmer such as NDSTOKYO trimmer search this forum to find the thread with the latest version [​IMG]
     
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    get your 1.13 kernel, and i would use rominator to manage any roms. But main thing is the kernel for all things to work... Also when you put roms on your mi.sd place them in a "games" folder and not on your root.
     
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    Can I ask about this statement? I just bought and setup 2 DSTTs for a couple of friends and just plonked all the games in the root folder. The card seems to boot and play just fine. What is the advantage of putting them in a specific folder? Also, will the card boot and display all the games immediately from that folder as it does now?
     
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    Putting games in a folder makes the DSTT less likely to freeze on you. (or not freeze at all??) [​IMG]

    Yeah, the DSTT takes all the .nds files and put them on the menu no matter the location they're in.
     
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    I suggest you to use YSMENU if you like R4-like menus.
     
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    Its look more neater if you put all your games in one folder. having everything in the root is just a mess.
     
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    So, say I have 45 games plus nothing more than TTMenu/ and TTMenu.dat in my root folder. That's a
    "mess" compared to having the 45 games in another folder? I'm a neat freak but don't see much difference.
     
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    Other option:
    In the root, you create a folder called "games", in there, you create folders with as name A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, 0 (zero).
    Now, you get your roms and put them in the corresponding folders.
    So if we have Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass, we put it in the Z.
    And if we have Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, we put it in the P.
    Also if we have Bomberman Land Touch!, we put it in the B.
    Etc.
    [​IMG]

    (PS: 100 posts, yay! [​IMG] )
     
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    same here, I'd just order three pieces of DSTT from DX and probably do some ordering of 8gb of micro sd(sdhc) from amazon in a day or two. thanks for all the help/answered and suggestions bro/sis. do any of you have the latest kernel for download, cause that TTDS seem having problem with it server. I can't seem to download from it or either when try to download the latest kernel with internet explore, it take too darn long to download and having server time out. hopefully among one of us have the latest kernel and upload it to a download site like rapidshare, megashare, or megaupload for downloading. thanks in advane...TMA
     
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    The latest kernel is available on this site in the download area: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2767

    -Bri
     
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    Folders? I'm assuming this method is used with YSMenu. TTMenu doesn't show the folders in which the files are located. It just enlists all the files inside the microSD.

    This option is best used by super neat freaks and DSTT owners who have high capacity cards. Because most flash cart owners use a 1GB microSD and you can fit in 15 untrimmed ROMs/20+ trimmed ROMs in there. YSMenu shows 10-15 files at once.
     
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    YSMENU list aplphabetically.
     
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    This is irrelevant to the root/folder discussion. You can (and I do) move all the game files from the root folder to a temp folder and back again to ensure your games sort correctly.

    I have heaps of games in the root folder and it works fine. I can't see how a fat file system will someday suddenly corrupt itself? As far as file systems go, we are talking trivial numbers of files. I sense that much of the advice touted here is unsubstantiated but ingrained dogma.
     
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    It's FAT16 that has the limit on the number of files at the root (512 files to be exact, compared to 65,535 in a non-root folder). I'm not sure if having all your games at the root of a FAT32 file system will have any adverse affect.

    Bulletmark, if you don't believe me then leave all your files on the root and report back here when your games start freezing. If you're using FAT16, it will happen sooner or later unless you never add games, use cheats with games, or use any other functions that might add files to the root.

    About 50% of people I've helped who had problems with games freezing on the DSTT solved the problem by simply moving their files to a "games" folder.

    -Bri
     
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    I'm also having the same problem where the game hangs as it loads and now I'm testing the games when it is placed into a folder instead of the root.
    I'm not sure I could ask this here or not so sorry if I can't.
    I just wanna ask whether I have to place the .sav files in a folder or not?
    I've just bought my nds about 2 weeks ago so I basically know nothing much about using the microSDs and all yet.
    thanks in advance~ [​IMG]
     
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    is there any problems with using fat 32? mine is on fat 32 and so far nothing has gone wrong but I dont want to risk any future problems if I dont have to.
     
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    ToriChan: Save files (.sav) go in the same folder as the .nds file (i.e. in the "games" folder). Cheat files (.arp) should also go in the "games" folder.

    AlexElder: There should be no problem using FAT32, but I would still put your games into a "games" folder rather than on the root of the microSDHC card.

    -Bri
     

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