Memory App

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by richard.brooksid, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. richard.brooksid
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    richard.brooksid Member

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    Does anyone know of a home brew app or utility that will tell you how much memory is available in the DS, including any RAM from an option pak or other slot 2 device? I have the extended memory cartridge from the Opera NDS Browser and want to see if other apps can actually see/use it.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Only way I know of is to use DSLinux and its "df" command.
     
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  4. richard.brooksid
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    richard.brooksid Member

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    Thank you for the info.

    @DanTheManMS - the main reason for my question is to know if I can install the DSLinux app or not. I don't think I have enough RAM to make it work but I wanted to know for sure.

    @sprogurt - I will give that app a try. It seems I find new DS based websites every other day with new toys to play with - that one looks promising too.
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    If you have any form of slot-2 RAM, you've got enough. Even if you don't, there's a chance it will be able to at least boot up fine, at which point you can just type "df" and hit Enter and you'll be fine. I don't have a slot-1 device, so I don't know if it will boot up without slot-2 RAM or not. Alternatively, you could search around the DSLinux forums for the special version Sonny_Jim made that tries to maximize the amount of available RAM for slot-1 users.
     
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