Loading NDS Games

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by dpolishsensation, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. dpolishsensation
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    Can you copy the games to a flash cart as *.zip files and run them that way or do they have to be in the *.nds, *.gba, etc format? Just curious as this would save a lot of disk space for more games [​IMG]
     
  2. mr_ding

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    Have to be .nds, and use game manager to copy (not direct copy) since game manager patch the game itself.
     
  3. ipumuk

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    depends on the flashcart and software you are using. some support compressed roms in zip format as far as i know.

    eg. the g6 lite:
    "Support decompressing ZIP format source file and compress game data in flashcard."
    source: http://www.g6flash.com/feature.htm
     
  4. richiepo

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    Not sure you have that right. The g6 lite supports reading zipped files but puts the file on as uncompressed unless you check a box that says put in compressed mode. Even then it doesn't stay in ZIP format but gets compressed in a different way. Also compressed format takes longer for the DS games to load and have some compatibility/stability issues in some games. Just speaking from experience.