M3DS Real Trimmed ROMS

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  1. MaXiM
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    Can the M3DS Real use Trimmed ROMS as is off the microSD? [​IMG]
     
  2. thefunkygibbon

    thefunkygibbon Advanced Member

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    the m3 real can use trimmed roms, yes. if that was your question
     
  3. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Any NDS Slot-1 card can, AFAIK.
     
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    Unless the flashcard you are using seems to desire the filesizes to completely match the rom sizes, e.g. 128Mbit, 512Mbit, etc or something crazy like that which I don't think any flashcard has.
     
  5. MaXiM
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    Thanks guys... Downloaded Rominator and trimmed all my ROMS directly off the microSD... All seems fine... Just didn't want to Trim my ROMS to find them corrupt. [​IMG]
     
  6. gangsterboi

    gangsterboi GBAtemp Regular

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    Sorry its a nooooooby question but what does trimming roms do? I can only guess that it make them a smaller size and therefore saves space. But how significant is the cut of the rom size?

    If a rom was 10megabites and then you trimmed it, what would be the file size after you trimmed it?
     
  7. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

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    NDS roms always have set sizes 32, 64, 128, 256MB
    when a game is made that is in a size between 2 of those(example 89MB) it will be filled up with "empty" data
    when a rom is trimmed a program tries to cut this empty data out.
    this means, a game can be reduced in size by 1-45%
    it all depends on the rom you trim.

    still, beware as some games use exact locations of data, and trimmed roms have the data at a different location.
    so the game can't find it's data.
     
  8. MaXiM
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    Download Rominator V2008 and it will do the trimming for you and visually show you how much space will be saved for each ROM it can trim. I would suggest to be safe, to only trim a copy of your ROMS. IE: ROMS already copied to a FlashCart, hence leaving the original untouched on your PC.

    Link -> http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=1238