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Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by megagodx, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. megagodx
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    The driver for the USB cable used in the ARDSi system. I need some help finding the directory this driver is located in so I can remove it... The current one I have keeps showing up as "Unknown Device" and it's unresponsive to connecting my AR to my code manager. I try to update the "Unknown Device" with the installation CD and it's saying it's incompatible...

    I want to completely purge and put a new copy of the driver on there because it was working fine for the first 3 days, after that, it stopped recognizing my AR completely.
     
  2. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

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    by AR do you mean action replay? if so just get a dang flashcart like acekard 2i it has AR built in.. sorry bout your drivers.. cant help you.. get flashcart and forget the AR.
     
  3. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    [*]Plug in the ARDSi as normal. Ignore any popup messages/errors.[*]Windows XP: Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc
    Windows Vista/7: Start -> type compmgmt.msc[*]On the left side, under System Tools go to Device Manager.[*]You should see some icons on the main/middle window with yellow "/!\"s under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".[*]Right click and select Uninstall for each one.[*]Unplug the ARDSi and restart your computer.
     
  4. SirCB85

    SirCB85 GBAtemp Regular

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    Dude, you know the buildin AR of flashcarts don´t actualy work on retailgames but only on roms you load from the flashcart?
     
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Actually if you're on a DS/Lite, you can use this homebrew to apply AR codes to IRL games from a flash cart.

    http://filetrip.net/file.php?id=3961
     
  6. megagodx
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    Thanks for the reply twiz. I tried your steps, they didn't seem to work, though.

    When the computer was installing the device drivers, it installed it as "Unknown Device", not "NDS Link"

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    The thing I don't understand is that it was working perfectly the first few days I had the device (I had it for 2 weeks now), now it just suddenly became unreponsive completely. I would understand if it was a hardware issue with the computer, where no software would fix the problem, but it's not. I just don't understand, that's what's exasperating.

    Edit: I'm on a Windows Vista 32-bit Home Basic OS. My system is a Nintendo DSi XL
     
  7. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Is that pic with the ARDSi plugged in? If so, take a pic of the Device Manager with it unplugged.
    Which ever one(s) aren't there should be removed (following the steps I listed above).

    As for why it stopped working, your guess is as good as mine.
    It could be something else you installed or updated.
     
  8. megagodx
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    The only thing that's different about the list when the DSi isn't connected is that the Unknown Device isn't listed, everything else is unchanged. Although, I think you might be right about some recent updates or some sort interferring with the link establishment. Now if I only knew where to start. Maybe a System Restore might help.
     
  9. SirCB85

    SirCB85 GBAtemp Regular

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    I know that there´s an app for that (lol), but that doesn´t hurt the point that you can´t just out of the blue use the ARSystem thats build in in nearly every flashcard now adays to use the codes on a retail game.
    Also I think I read somewhere that nitrohax isn´t even compatable with every flashcart out there? I only tried it once to use Pokesav codes on my retail HG, but iirc it didn´t work at the time very well with either my M3 DS Real, Cyclops Evolution or AK2i, don´t know anymore which one it was ;-)

    So yeah, you could use a flashcart combined with a certain piece of homebrew and use this to use ARCodes on a retailgame, but you can´t use the buildinsystem delivered with any given cart like the AK2i to do so and thats all my statement to demonstrydes post said, thats why I specificaly said "the buildin AR of flashcarts" and not just "duh, it´s imposible to use a flashcart as an AR for retailgames".
     
  10. junn

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    'shot of the driver location on my pc.
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