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

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by shutterbug2000, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Souliousery

    Souliousery Advanced Member

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    Congratulations! You are the 5000th comment in this thread!
    Anyways, that would be epic.
     
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  2. banjo2

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    When RAM disks are running, can the RAM be dumped? Along with the above two posts, I'd like to know if it'd be theoretically possible to use the RAM dump feature to get save data out of games being played with RAM disks, as you can't save your data otherwise? If everything is loaded and "saved" to the RAM, I don't see why you couldn't extract the files, or maybe even use it as a "save state" of sorts.

    I really don't know how this stuff works, so, maybe it's impossible.
     
  3. Robz8

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    When RAM disks are running, the RAM cannot be dumped, as arm7 can't access the SD at this state.
     
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  4. SuperSaiyajinVoltZ

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    I like it how far we got with NDS-Bootstrap! I like NDS-Bootstrap as well, because I don't need to take my NDS Games with me and I can Play them on the go! :) Keep up the great work! :D
     
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  5. Shinigami_Soul

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    Hey! First I want to thank you and the other people who make twilight++ and nds-bootstrap possible.
    Second, I have a problem. Anytime I try to run a dsiware .nds game the bootstrap display that an error has occurred. I tried stable and nightly and both didn't work (also, I turned on the debug mode and find it strange how it says vram and cpu boost are ON, while in the menu both are off and I don't know if this is normal)
     
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  6. Robz8

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    DSiWare games don't work yet.
     
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  7. Shinigami_Soul

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    lol, I feel like an idiot now
     
  8. Robz8

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    v0.27.1: DS Browser support

    What's new?
    • Added support for Nintendo DS Browser, by emulating the Memory Expansion Pak, using the extra RAM of the DSi or 3DS!
    • Before the game boots, a message is now shown, when creating a RAM dump or FAT table file, if not created already.
    Bug fixes
    • Fixed .nds only being replaced for the .bin filenames.
    • DSi: Removed ROM loading into RAM, for SDK5/TWLSDK games, as they were broken in the last release.
    • DSi: If the overlay size exceeds the RAM size, they are no longer loaded into RAM, before game boot.
      Fixes Lunar Knights.
    Known bug (DSi only?)
    • In Nintendo DS Browser, sleep mode does not work, and attempting to enter sleep mode will power on/off the screens in a loop.
     
  9. banjo2

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    More compatibility than the standard? You and your team never cease to amaze me. :)

    I'll certainly be comparing this to the DSi Browser.
     
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  10. Robz8

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    v0.28.0

    What's new?
    • A wider range of DSi-Enhanced games are now supported, such as Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 and 14!
     
  11. Pokem

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    Hello, I'm sure it is a question that has probably been asked many times, but can this play every DS game yet? Back when I still follow the development regularly, it had a compatibility list with games that run well, games that take forever to load, and games that are unplayable. Has development reached the point where every game run well, including DS homebrews?
     
  12. Robz8

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    There are still some games that don't work, such as Pokemon Dash, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, and very early Japanese SDK5/TWLSDK games.
     
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  13. Rya687

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    There are also games that seem functional at first glance, but run into bugs at some point. For that reason, the compatibility list can't always be trusted. I learned that the hard way.
     
  14. Zense

    Zense GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What games might those be if you don't mind answering?
     
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  15. Shinigami_Soul

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    Don't know if this was reported somewhere, but chocobo fushigi na dungeon+ with the english partial translation pack is not being properly patched by the included anti-ap (that's my guess, at least). Your hp doesn't regenerate as it seems it should and even clearing the tutorial (it was hard, a tried a lot of times) just greets you with a black screen (I'm playing on 3ds, btw).
     
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  16. Robz8

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    There is no AP-fix .ips patch for the English translation.
     
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  17. maorninja

    maorninja GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    With most updates, you're going to change a function which might make it work in one game but breaks it in others.
    Here's a visualization:

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    The best we could do is try out each game and report them as they come along.
     
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  18. Zense

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    I must have misunderstood his post, since I thought he meant games that later in the game have game-breaking bugs, and not bugs that are introduced with new releases of nds-bootstrap, in other words regressions.
     
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  19. Pakhitew-Island

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    Is that an eventuality then? Because I still have no idea how to back up/install my DSIWare games and having them playable on ndsbootstrap's probably gonna make it easier
     
  20. Robz8

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    Yes, they'll eventually work.
     
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