looking for .nds to .gba converter

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Jan 11, 2008
  1. Reserver X
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    I use to have one a while back, so i know they exist. It was a program run in command prompt. I've been quite a bit of searching with no luck. If anyone has it please point me in the right direction.
     
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    Do you mean a tool to allow you to play NDS ROMs on a GBA card? That is all I can think of when reading your post.
     
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    There is no such programs that convert ds games to gba ones and vice versa.
     
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    Let me get this straight. You want to take an NDS game and convert it to be playable on a GBA?
     
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    There was a way to play SOME DS games on GBA cards, but it was near the start of the NDS scene and I believe it was dropped after a while as nothing new would work.
    Forgot the name of the app.
     
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    he could just be thinking about the Supercard's sc.gba filetype.
     
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    There are a few nds to ds.gba converters:

    dsbuild
    ndspatch
    loadme
     
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    NDS Patcher Wiki
    This program will patch a normal NDS ROMS - also known as Clean Dumps (ie. not a GST release) to allow them to load from a DS compatible GBA Flash Card instead of the usual NDS card. It also attempts to patch the saving functions so that the game can save on GBA flash cart's SRAM instead of using the NDS card's SRAM - simlar as Neo flash GBA_Save releases.

    Heh thats the one, thought I was going mad for a min!
    ndspatch.exe (thx d_fens [​IMG] )

    Hope this is what the TC meant lol! I guess .nds to .gba is one way of saying it but very obscure imo [​IMG]
     
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    There is such a program, if you had read my post I explained that I had one in the past.

    What I mean is not to actually play nds rom on the gba.

    The thing about this problem that rocks is that you can convert some very important homebrew files into .gba. Like flashme for example. Why would I need flashme as a .gba file? Because I use an EFA linker and the way their loader works is a little farked.

    You can load gba games by selecting the "gba loader" which will give you a list of the roms, or you can do the same with nds games by chosing the "nds loader".

    Or, you can choose no loader and have your games boot directly with out without the list screen. It directly boots the game.

    Now that you know about the loader options, ill tell you why the last one sucks (hard). For what every reason, they decided that .nds roms would not be supported without chosing the "nds loader". (I'm sure it was just a technical over sight, but its one that they have yet to fix since adding the nds support.)

    So, I need the flashme.gba file to be able to flash my DS. And yes this method works because its how I flashed my first DS. My newer DS has a different firmware and I have been too lazy to flash it / I've had to format and don't have the correct files.


    Edit: Thanks Thug4L1f3, I remember you from when I use to frequent the forums [​IMG]
     
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    You want dsbuild.

    ndspatch is not for homebrew (though it might work anyway)
     
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    Found it. How do I use it? I guess I'm kind of a noob at this kinda stuff now.

    edit: found dsbuild that is, and loadme now.

    edit edit: Nm I got it working.
     
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    Just rounding up:

    ndspatch and loadme are for clean ROM dumps. They both have different compatibility, so try both (takes me back [​IMG] )

    dsbuild is for homebrew, it simply appends a loader that loads .nds hombrew from GBA flashcards. (Can't remember what the loader does, clears memory or something)
     
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    There's also the Supercard Magic Homebrew Patcher, which does essentially the same thing, though it outputs a .sc.nds file which you can just rename to end in .gba.
     

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