nds-bootstrap loader: Run commercial NDS backups from an SD Card

nds-bootstrap:

Thanks to the work of ahezard, Gericom, Apache, Robz8, _catcatcat, and shutterbug2000 and other contributors, we can now load NDS games from the SD card, without any flashcard/SLOT-1 card.

Don't expect high compatibility, but do expect many, many updates.

:arrow: Compatibility listing:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LRTkXOUXraTMjg1eedz_f7b5jiuyMv2x6e_jY_nyHSc/edit#gid=0

:arrow: The official Discord server for nds-bootstrap:
https://discordapp.com/invite/7bxTQfZ

:arrow: The thread for the recommended loader (by Robz8):
https://gbatemp.net/threads/twloader-ctr-mode-nds-app.448375/

:arrow: SRLoader for softmodded DSis (by Robz8):
https://gbatemp.net/threads/srloader-nds-app-for-dsi.472200/

:arrow: If you're more of a forwarder person:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/nds-forwarder-cias-for-your-home-menu.426174/

:arrow: Link to the releases page:
https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap/releases

:arrow: Anti-Piracy patch list by Robz8
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ap-patch-preservation.477536/

Also, thank you to our testers:
Historian
JoshuaDoes
thejsa
Alerdy
PokeAcer


Also, a video thanks to Robz8:

And another thanks to Alerdy:
 
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Compatibility report:
PuyoPuyo7 works with donor rom. loading is slower obviously but when you make a puyo the game slows down during the animation

PuyoPuyo 15th anniversary works with donor rom, loading is a bit longer, but during gameplay i did not notice any unlike with 7
 

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https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap/releases/tag/V0.4.1

This release does not bring major improvement but uses the latest devKitARM r46 / libnds 1.6.2 and the code have been cleaned up in order to allow a better maintainability in the future.

TWLoader needs to be updated in order to run this.

Important : Lock ARM9 SCFG_EXT option have to be disabled.
 
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https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap/releases/tag/V0.4.1

This release does not bring major improvement but uses the latest devKitARM r46 / libnds 1.6.2 and the code have been cleaned up in order to allow a better maintainability in the future.

TWLoader needs to be updated in order to run this.

Important : Lock ARM9 SCFG_EXT option have to be disabled.

So, this release has not increase the compatibility list?
 

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Sometimes cleaning is necessary. Thanks for your hard work, guys. I'm gonna wait few more months to try the beast, because... My free time is still at 0. -__-'
 
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Guess I'm joining the white screen party. After updating nothing will load from the SD. I got SM64 to load once, and it never worked again.
 

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Did you update the bootstraps in TWLoader, including reinstalling the TWLNAND side?
I did update the side CIA, but I didn't manually update the bootstraps (used the in-app updater, so I figured it wouldn't matter). I'll give that a shot right now.

Edit: Cool, that seems to have done the trick.
 
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