New DSTT FAQ

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by Bri, Mar 12, 2009.

Mar 12, 2009

New DSTT FAQ by Bri at 3:47 PM (98,710 Views / 1 Likes) 151 replies

  1. Bri
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    <b>Q: How do I set up my DSTT/microSD card?</b>

    To set up your (possibly fake) DSTT for the first time, follow these directions:<ol type='1'><li>Backup the files on your microSD card, and use the Panasonic formatter to reformat your microSD card.</li><li>Grab the unofficial (fake-killer disabled) menu and updated "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" files from here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-extinfo-dat-savlib-dat-infolib-dat" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-...dat-infolib-dat</a></li><li>Replace "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" that are in the "TTMENU" folder of the menu with the latest updates.</li><li>Copy the "TTMENU" folder and "TTMENU.DAT" and "TTMENU.SYS" files to your microSD card.</li><li>Make a folder named "games" on your microSD card. Copy 2 or 3 games (.nds files) to the new "games" folder.</li><li>Run "safely remove hardware", select your microSD reader in the list, and press STOP before removing your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Insert your DSTT into the NDS. Insert your microSD card into the DSTT. Turn on the NDS.</li><li>You should see a menu with your games, and you should be able to run your games now. Always keep the following in mind:<ul><li>Always leave some free space on your microSD card for save files and system files.</li><li>Always put games into your "games" folder. Leave as few files as possible on the root of your microSD card.</li><li>Always use "safely remove hardware" to remove your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Use the Panasonic formatter if you ever have to reformat.</li><li>Keep a backup of all the files that are on your microSD card. Backup your .sav files often.</li><li>Make sure you don't use the official "TTMENU.DAT" (particularly if you have a fake) because it contains fake-killer code.</li></ul></li></ol>-----

    <b>Q: My DSTT used to work, but doesn't work any more. What should I do?</b>

    If you're pretty sure that your DSTT wasn't destroyed by fake-killer firmware (if you know yours is real or if you haven't run the official firmware on it), try the steps under "How do I set up my DSTT/microSD card?" If it still doesn't work, your DSTT may have been killed by the fake-killer firmware.

    If your DSTT may have been destroyed by fake-killer firmware, try these steps:<ol type='1'><li>Backup the files on your microSD card, and use the Panasonic formatter to reformat your microSD card.</li><li>Grab the unofficial (fake-killer disabled) menu and updated "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" files from here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-extinfo-dat-savlib-dat-infolib-dat" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-...dat-infolib-dat</a></li><li>Replace "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" that are in the "TTMENU" folder of the menu with the latest updates.</li><li>Copy the "TTMENU" folder and "TTMENU.DAT" and "TTMENU.SYS" files to your microSD card.</li><li>Grab DsttFlashChecker/DsttFlashWriter from here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f3692-DSTT-Fake-Recovery-1-17.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f3692-DSTT-Fake-Recovery-1-17.html</a></li><li>Copy "DsttFlashChecker.nds", "DsttFlashWriter.nds", and "DSTTDUMP.BIN" to your microSD card.</li><li>Make a folder named "games" on your microSD card. Copy 2 or 3 games (.nds files) to the new "games" folder.</li><li>Run "safely remove hardware", select your microSD reader in the list, and press STOP before removing your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Insert your DSTT into the NDS. Insert your microSD card into the DSTT. Turn on the NDS.</li><li>Run the DsttFlashChecker program to see if you have a real or a fake DSTT. If you have a fake DSTT and suspect that it may have been destroyed by the official fake-killer firmware, run the DsttFlashWriter program to re-flash your DSTT. Note: if your flash cart was destroyed by the fake-killer firmware, it may take several tries before you can get it to boot up or run DsttFlashWriter. In some cases, it won't run at all, in which case you'll need to install "DsttFlashWriter.nds" and "DSTTDUMP.BIN" onto a working flash cart (it doesn't have to be a DSTT), run DsttFlashWriter and then <i>remove the working flash cart and insert the killed DSTT before doing the restore</i> (WARNING: if you don't switch them, you could potentially destroy your working flash cart).</li><li>You should be able to run your games now. You can delete "DsttFlashChecker.nds", "DsttFlashWriter.nds", and "DSTTDUMP.BIN" from your microSD card if you want.</li><li>Always keep the following in mind:<ul><li>Always leave some free space on your microSD card for save files and system files.</li><li>Always put games into your "games" folder. Leave as few files as possible on the root of your microSD card.</li><li>Always use "safely remove hardware" to remove your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Use the Panasonic formatter if you ever have to reformat.</li><li>Keep a backup of all the files that are on your microSD card. Backup your .sav files often.</li><li>Make sure you don't use the official "TTMENU.DAT" (particularly if you have a fake) because it contains fake-killer code.</li></ul></li></ol>If the above doesn't work, you probably have a hardware problem. It could be your microSD card reader, your microSD card, or your DSTT. Try using a different microSD card reader. If that doesn't work, try a different microSD card. If that doesn't work, you should return your flash cart where you got it from. There is no good way to fix a contact or other hardware problem, but if you have a contact problem sometimes paper or cardboard inserted alongside the back of the DSTT can help push the DSTT towards the NDS contacts and can help them make better contact.

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    <b>Q: I am certain that I have a real DSTT and I want to install the official menu (TTMenu). How do I do it?</b>

    The official menu is terribly outdated, and it is highly recommended that you use the unofficial (fake-killer disabled) firmware (see above) which is compatible with far more games. The official menu contains fake-killer firmware, so do NOT install it unless you know for a fact you have a real DSTT. If there is a question, use the instructions at the top of the FAQ to install the fake-killer-disabled firmware instead (it works just fine on a real or a fake DSTT). To install the official TTMenu (complete with fake-killer firmware) on a real DSTT:<ol type='1'><li>Download the firmware from <a href="http://www.ndstt.com/new_download.html" target="_blank">http://www.ndstt.com/new_download.html</a></li><li>Unzip the firmware archive. It should have a file named "TTMENU.DAT" and a folder named "TTMENU" (which will contain a bunch of files). Drag "TTMENU.DAT" and the "TTMENU" folder onto your microSD card.</li><li>Make a new folder on your microSD card called "games."</li><li>Put one or two .nds files into the "games" folder.</li><li>Remove the microSD card from your PC. Make sure you always use the "safely remove hardware" to remove the microSD card.</li><li>Insert your DSTT into your NDS. Insert the microSD into your DSTT. You should get to a menu with your games in it. Click on a game to run it.</li><li>Always keep the following in mind:<ul><li>Always leave some free space on your microSD card for save files and system files.</li><li>Always put games into your "games" folder. Leave as few files as possible on the root of your microSD card.</li><li>Always use "safely remove hardware" to remove your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Use the Panasonic formatter if you ever have to reformat.</li><li>Keep a backup of all the files that are on your microSD card. Backup your .sav files often.</li><li>Don't use the official TTMENU.DAT unless you're absolutely sure you have a real DSTT because it contains fake-killer code.</li></ul></li></ol>-----

    <b>Q: I'm seeing a little red or blue icon of a microSD card with a face. What does that mean?</b>

    This icon means that you don't have a microSD card in your DSTT or that your microSD card isn't formatted:
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/icon-nocard.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    This icon means that your DSTT cannot find the menu (the menu isn't installed correctly, or there is a problem with your microSD card):
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/icon-menu.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    This icon means that your DSTT or microSD card may have a hardware problem:
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/icon-error.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    This icon indicates that your DSTT is loading normally:
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/icon-loading.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />

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    <b>Q: I can't reformat my microSD card, even using the Panasonic formatter. What should I do?</b>

    Occasionally a microSD card will get corrupt and you cannot reformat it using your PC. In these cases, you can usually format it using a cell phone or digital camera. Once you've formatted it, follow these rules carefully to avoid corruption:<ul><li>Always leave some free space on your microSD card for save files and system files.</li><li>Always put games into your "games" folder. Leave as few files as possible on the root of your microSD card.</li><li>Always use "safely remove hardware" to remove your microSD card from your PC.</li><li>Use the Panasonic formatter if you ever have to reformat.</li><li>Don't use the official TTMENU.DAT unless you're absolutely sure you have a real DSTT because it contains fake-killer code.</li></ul>-----

    <b>Q: How can I tell if I have a fake or a real DSTT?</b>

    There are three ways to tell if your DSTT is a fake:

    1) Get the DsttFlashChecker program, install it on your microSD cart, and run it. Sometimes the program can't recognize your chip, in which case you'll have to use one of the other ways (see below). Sometimes this program will also return a false negative (will tell you that you have a real flash cart when it's really a fake). Newer fakes are better at disguising themselves as the real thing, and will trick the DsttFlashChecker program into reporting a false negative. Note that in order to run the DsttFlashChecker program, you should install the fake-killer disabled firmware in order to avoid possibly destroying your fake with the official fake-killer firmware. You can find DsttFlashChecker.nds here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f3692-DSTT-Fake-Recovery-1-17.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f3692-DSTT-Fake-Recovery-1-17.html</a>

    2) Newer DSTT models snap together, but older models are glued shut and are difficult to open without destroying it (and you'll need to glue it back together when you're done). If you have a newer model, open up your DSTT and compare it to the pictures here: <a href="http://www.ndstt.com/anti_fake.html" target="_blank">http://www.ndstt.com/anti_fake.html</a>

    3) It's difficult but possible to tell from the outside without opening the case by examining the microSD holder (the metal thing that holds the microSD cart inside the microSD slot on the DSTT). The front edge of the SD holders are curved on the real ones while the fakes are all straight. Here's what the holders look like:

    <a href="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/HowToTell.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/HowToTell.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    Note that there are batches of DSTT's coming out that have plastic microSD holders. It is unclear whether or not these are real or fake (the DSTT team has not responded with a definitive answer) but they are probably real. But just to be safe, do NOT install the official (fake-killer) firmware on these flash carts. Here's what the platic microSD holder looks like (the holder can be on the right or the left):

    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/110600/DSTTPlasticHolder.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

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    <b>Q: How can I tell if I have a real or a fake DSTTi?</b>

    Grab the TTiCheck program from the official web site. Note that this program ONLY works for the DSTTi, and NOT for the DSTT. See above for ways to tell if your DSTT is fake. Download TTiCheck here: <a href="http://www.ndstt.com/new_download.html" target="_blank">http://www.ndstt.com/new_download.html</a>

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    <b>Q: How can I alphabetize my games in the menu?</b>

    The easiest and fastest way to sort your roms (takes about 20 seconds):<ol type='1'><li>Create a new folder at the root of your microSD card named "games2".</li><li>Go into your "games" folder (or wherever you keep your .nds files).</li><li>Do a "select all" then "cut" (CTRL-A, CTRL-X).</li><li>Go to your new "games2" folder.</li><li>Do a "paste" then "select all" then "cut" (CTRL-V, CTRL-A, CTRL-X).</li><li>Go back to your (now empty) "games" folder.</li><li>Do a "paste" (CTRL-V).</li><li>Delete your "games2" folder.</li></ol>Since none of the files are actually moving off of your microSD drive, they cut/paste very quickly (it really only updates the filenames in the file table).

    There are also programs such as DriveSort that can do it, but these sometimes corrupt your microSD card. DriveSort is available here: <a href="http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort.php" target="_blank">http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort.php</a>

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    <b>Q: What is YSMenu and where do I get it?</b>

    YSMenu is a homebrew menu for the DSTT and Acekard 2 by Yasu. It has several advantages over the official menu, including the ability to sort games alphabetically, the ability to navigate folders, and the ability to load GBA games to a slot2 expansion cart straight from the menu (without the need of a separate loader such as GBA ExpLoader).

    Yasu doesn’t want anyone to link to any pages other than his home page. Yasu’s home page is <a href="http://home.usay.jp/" target="_blank">http://home.usay.jp/</a>. It's mostly in Japanese, but to get YSMenu, follow these directions:<ol type='1'><li>Click the "ETC" button in the main menu near the top beneath the title.</li><li>Select "Nintendo DS" (second item) from the table.</li><li>Search for "DS(T_T)DS" (CTRL-F) or just scroll about 2/3 of the way down until you see the heading in blue.</li><li>There is a scrollable text area beneath that heading. Select the first item in the scollable list to download the latest version.</li></ol>-----

    <b>Q: How do I install YSMenu?</b>

    To install TTMenu and YSMenu for DSTT, I recommend that you make a backup of your microSD card, reformat it using the Panasonic formatter, then follow these directions carefully:<ol type='1'><li>Make sure you have the newest version of YSMenu (see above for directions on how to obtain it), and the unofficial (fake-killer disabled) menu and updated "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" files from here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-extinfo-dat-savlib-dat-infolib-dat" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-...dat-infolib-dat</a></li><li>Replace "extinfo.dat", "savlib.dat", and "infolib.dat" that are in the "TTMENU" folder of the menu with the latest updates.</li><li>Place the "TTMENU" folder onto your microSD card.</li><li>Unzip the YSMenu archive.</li><li>Create a folder named "YSMenu" on your microSD card.</li><li>Place a copy of the fake-killer-disabled "TTMENU.DAT" into the same folder as the "ttextract.exe" program on your PC. Run "ttextract.exe" on your PC. Place the two resulting files ("ttdldi.dat" and "ttpatch.dat") into the "YSMenu" folder on your microSD card.</li><li>(a) If you want YSMenu to be your default menu, rename "TTMENU.DAT" to "TTMenu.nds" and place it onto the root (top level) of your microSD card. Then place a copy of "YSMenu.nds" onto the root of your microSD card. Then make a copy of "YSMenu.nds" named "TTMENU.DAT" on the root of your microSD card. You should now have "TTMenu.nds", "YSMenu.nds", and "TTMENU.DAT" (a copy of "YSMenu.nds") on the root of your microSD card.
    (b) If you want TTMenu to be the default menu, place a copy of "TTMENU.DAT" onto the root (top level) of your microSD card. Then place a copy of "YSMenu.nds" onto the root of your microSD card. Then make a copy of "TTMENU.DAT" named "TTMenu.nds" on the root of your card. You should now have "TTMENU.DAT", "YSMenu.nds", and "TTMenu.nds" (a copy of "TTMENU.DAT") on the root of your microSD card.</li><li>Optional: place the skin files "YSMenu1.bmp" and "YSMenu2.bmp" (these don't come with YSMenu) into the "YSMenu" folder. Here's a simple NDS skin: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f2763-YSMenu-NDS-Skin.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f2763-YSMenu-NDS-Skin.html</a></li><li>Edit "YSMenu.ini". Place a semi-colon in front of the line that says "LITERALS=LITERALS_JPN". Remove the semi-colon from the line that says "LITERALS=LITERALS_ENG". Save your changes to "YSMenu.ini" and place it into the "YSMenu" folder on your microSD card.</li><li>Make a new folder named "games" and put a few .nds files in it. Always use the "safely remove hardware" utility before removing your microSD card from your PC. Place the DSTT into the NDS, place the microSD card into the DSTT, and turn on the NDS.</li></ol>That should be it. If you are using TTMenu as your default, simply run "YSMenu.nds" to get to YSMenu. Otherwise, it should launch directly into YSMenu and you can run "TTMenu.nds" to get back to TTMenu.

    When you're done, you should have the following files and folders on your microSD card:
    <blockquote>YSMenu.nds (YSMenu)
    TTMenu.nds (TTMenu)
    TTMENU.DAT (a copy of whichever of the above two you want as your default menu)

    YSMENU (YSMenu firmware folder)
    <blockquote>YSMenu.ini (YSMenu init file)
    ttdldi.dat (extracted from the official loader using ttextract.exe)
    ttpatch.dat (extracted from the official loader using ttextract.exe)
    YSMenu1.bmp (optional skin)
    YSMenu2.bmp (optional skin)</blockquote>TTMENU (unofficial firmware folder)
    <blockquote>all the files from the unofficial TTMENU folder are here</blockquote>games (games folder)
    <blockquote>your .nds files go here</blockquote></blockquote>-----

    <b>Q: Why doesn't Contra 4 save properly?</b>

    There is a bug in the DSTT firmware that affects games with fewer than 8 characters (not including the extension) and at least one space in the filename. Just rename the ROM to remove the space or make it more than 8 characters (i.e. rename "Contra 4.nds" to "Contra4.nds" or "Contra_4.nds") and it will work.

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    Q: How do I update and/or enable cheats?</b>

    To update your cheat database, grab the file that ends in "_USRCHEAT.DAT.zip" from <a href="http://cheats.gbatemp.net/Temp/" target="_blank">http://cheats.gbatemp.net/Temp/</a> then unzip the archive and put the USERCHEAT.DAT file into the TTMENU folder (replacing the one that's already there).

    To enable cheats for an individual game, select the game and press the plus button on the touchscreen (or press SELECT) to be taken to the game options menu. Select the option to turn cheats on. Then select the cheats tab (or press right) to access the list of cheats. Once finished save your selection.

    You can turn on and off cheats from within a game that's running using the following button combinations:<ul><li>cheats off: L+R+START+DOWN</li><li>cheats on: L+R+START+UP</li></ul>-----

    <b>Q: How do I play GBA games with my DSTT?</b>

    To play GBA games, you must have a slot 2 cart, such as a GBA expansion cart. The most popular one is the EZFlash 3-in-1 (it's a 3-in-1 because it has rumble, it acts as extra memory required by the Opera browser, and most importantly it lets you play GBA games). The one that used to come bundled with the DSTT is the eWin 2-in-1 (no rumble). The eWin 2-in-1 is no longer manufactured and is difficult to find.

    A GBA expansion cart doesn't have its own microSD card slot. Instead, it has enough internal memory to store one GBA game at a time. The game (a .gba file) is loaded from your DSTT's microSD card to the internal memory of the GBA expansion cart in order to play the game. This process normally only takes a few seconds. As you play the game, the game save data is stored to internal memory of the GBA expansion cart, and is later saved to your slot 1 microSD card after you reboot your NDS the next time.

    In order to load GBA games stored on your DSTT's microSD card to your slot 2 GBA expansion cart, you'll either need to run a loader program such as GBA ExpLoader, or install YSMenu (which can load GBA games directly to a slot 2 without the need for a separate loader). Get GBA ExpLoader here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f10382-GBA-ExpLoader-0-58b0MX.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f10382-GBA-ExpLoader-0-58b0MX.html</a>

    If you're using the official menu, you may also be able to use GBAldr to load GBA games to the EZFlash 3-in-1 and 3-in-1+.

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    <b>Q: How do I install new skins for TTMenu?</b>

    The DSTT does not support changing between multiple skins from the menu (it can only have one skin at a time). The skin named "default" is the one that will appear in the menu. To install a new skin, replace the files in the "TTMENU/skin/default" folder with the files of the same name from your new skin (or rename the "default" folder to something else and create a new "default" folder and then place the files in the new folder).

    You can also try the SkinSelectorTT application, which allows you to install multiple skins on your microSD card and change them.

    Here's a simple NDS skin: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f3842-NDS-Skin.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f3842-NDS-Skin.html</a>

    You can download other skins here: <a href="http://www.ndsthemes.com/themes/title/dstt" target="_blank">http://www.ndsthemes.com/themes/title/dstt</a>

    If you want to have a hand at creating your own skin, you can grab the Skin Customizer. Get it here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f1490-DSTTTTDS-Skin-Customiser-1-07-R22.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f1490-DSTTTTDS-Skin-Cu...r-1-07-R22.html</a>

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    <b>Q: I can't save my Pokemon Platinum game (or some other game with a 1MB save file). How can I fix it?</b>

    You'll need to convert the save file from 512KB (4 Mbit ) to 1MB (8 Mbit).

    Use the unofficial versions of "savlib.dat" that contains updated information on various games that the official files don't contain. Replacing the old file with unofficial updated file will allow the menu to adjust your save files to the correct sizes. Make a backup of the "savlib.dat" file that is in your TTMENU folder, and then try replacing it with the one available here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-extinfo-dat-savlib-dat-infolib-dat" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-...dat-infolib-dat</a>

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    <b>Q: What does "infolib.dat" do and how can I update it?</b>

    This file (located in your TTMENU folder) provides information about various games to the loader and can greatly speed up loading times of many games.

    Make a backup of the "infolib.dat" file that is in your TTMENU folder, and then try replacing it with the one here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-extinfo-dat-savlib-dat-infolib-dat" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t218024-updated-ysmenu-...dat-infolib-dat</a>

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    <b>Q: How can I use DSLinux (or another problematic homebrew) on the DSTT?</b>

    Replacing the official "ttdldi.dat" with an updated unofficial version will allow some homebrew like DSLinux to run on the DSTT. You'll need to place the unofficial "ttdldi.dat" on the root of your microSD card (or for YSMenu, place it in the TTMENU or YSMENU folder). Get the unofficial "ttdldi.dat" here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f4682-DSTT-ttdldi-dat-%28supports-DSLinux%29.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f4682-DSTT-ttdldi-dat-...DSLinux%29.html</a>

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    <b>Q: DSOrganize 3.2 doesn't work properly or corrupts my microSD card. What should I do?</b>

    DSorganize 3.2 was never completed, and is unstable. Always use DSOrganize 3.1129. You can find it here: <a href="http://filetrip.net/f1178-DSOrganize-3-1129.html" target="_blank">http://filetrip.net/f1178-DSOrganize-3-1129.html</a>

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    <b>Q: How can I convert my save file from some other flash cart or an emulator to the DSTT?</b>

    <a href="http://shunyweb.info/convert.php" target="_blank">http://shunyweb.info/convert.php</a>

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    -Bri
     
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    Thanks Bri all of the newb questions were getting a little old.
     
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    [​IMG] WOW Bri, very nice work! Pinned because we need more threads like this!
     
  4. Bri
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    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'll keep it up to date as more questions are asked/answered in this forum.

    BTW, has anyone tried YSMenu with the fake-killer-disabled (hacked) 1.17 firmware? I assume that the official loader will kill a fake even with YSMenu, is that correct? Does the hacked version work with YSMenu?

    -Bri
     
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    Great post, I've been thinking of getting a 3-in-1 expansion pack and this answers a lot of questions!
     
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    One thing I forgot to mention in the FAQ (which I'm about to add) is that the newest version of the EZFlash 3-in-1 (known as the 3-in-1+) currently won't work on the DSTT at all. You'll have to wait for a new version of GBA ExpLoader or a new version of YSMenu that supports it. So if I were you, I'd hold off for now until that issue is resolved. You could purchase an older 3-in-1, but the 3-in-1+ has improvements that will probably make it worth the wait (it has more faster volatile memory that will allow it to load large GBA games that previously it could only load to its slow NOR memory).

    ETA: I contacted Yasu (the developer of YSMenu) and he says that there is a test version of YSMenu that works (partially) with the 3-in-1+. He doesn't have his own 3-in-1+ to test it with, but there is a Japanese user who is testing it for him and says that there is still a problem with the NOR writing, which presumably means that it's usable with the 3-in-1's volatile memory just not with the NOR memory. As soon as the problems are worked out, Yasu will release a new version of YSMenu which supports the 3-in-1+, so it sounds like 3-in-1+ support with YSMenu is coming very soon (unfortunately, no word on an update to GBA ExpLoader which would be required for the 3-in-1+ to work with the official menu).

    -Bri
     
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    Yes Bri, the fakekiller-disabled menu works with YSMenu. I tested by myself for over 3 months and no problem. BTW, you can keep the kill-disabled TTMENU and rename it and/or put the .nds extension to use the TTmenu as a rom. Also take note that you can go to the NDS menu by pressing start in YSmenu and choosing firmware. See Ya!
     
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    Thanks Nam. I assumed you could use the "safe" firmware with YSMenu, but wasn't sure.

    -Bri
     
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    So this is where the YSMenu for the DSTT. Thanks for the guide. it's much easier than the R4 (but I maage to get the R4 one working. lol)
     
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    OK I'm a bit worried now

    I've just brought a DSTTi from 'Digimartz' (in preporation to getting a DSi) and followed the instructions above (Offical Folder / Antifake disabled TTMenu.Dat) - Then tried the 'DsttFlashCheker' program, & I get :-

    DSTT Flash Checker 0.01
    This cart isn't DSTT


    BUT, checking the rest of it (photos etc on DSTT site @ http://www.ndstt.com/anti_fake.html) - it 'looks' right
    > Came in 'plastic' container (i.e. not cardboard box)
    > The outer casing clipped together (not glued)
    > The Card slot has curved edge
    > Card slot is 'on-the left' (such as the 'On Sale/Stopped production pictures - not on the 'right' like the 'New' photo)
    > Casing has curve 'cutout'
    > The square chip/Round 'blob' have NOT got anything covering both

    The only extra info I can also give is that the Circuit board has 'DSTT 3.1' stamped on it starting above the 8th pin , which is longer than all the others between the two outer long pins
    The Letters 'NT' is stamped top left of the Round 'Blob' (I've noticed none of the Fakes have this) - in between the Card Slot/Square Chip & Round Blob

    HOWEVER - The small electronic components just UNDER the card slot are arranged differently to ALL photos (even those in this thread)
    The larger of these is 'Silver' - just like the ones shown on the 'Fakes' (Actually it's silver but with a gold edge & has 'A24.545 KDS 7B' stamped on it)
    & the smaller components are arranged vertically next to it, not horizontal like in ALL photos.
    There is also only 2 smaller components under the Card slots (with 3 going along the left of it) - where all photos show 4~5 small components EXCEPT the 'Fake' photo in this thread

    So my question is - Is it Real, or a VERY good fake ?
    Does the DSTTFlashChecker program recognise 'DDSTi' cards (i.e. Am I getting a 'false negative') ??

    I'd like to use the official full firmware - but don't really want to attempt the 'Reflash' if things go horribly wrong

    [​IMG]
     
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    The message you're getting from DsttFlashChecker isn't the same as the message you get for a fake. It's saying that the flash cart isn't a DSTT (real or fake) -- indeed a DSTTi isn't a DSTT. I'm guessing the DsttFlashChecker doesn't work for a DSTTi.

    I don't know whether the fake-killer disabled firmware works for the DSTTi, but you could try it and see (it probably won't hurt anything, but I can't guarantee it so try it at your own risk).

    As far as I know, there are no clones of the DSTTi (yet) so you should be safe with the official fake-killer firmware. Also, looking at yours, it looks genuine (it has the curved microSD holder).

    That said, if yours is destroyed by the fake-killer firmware, return it. Also, you should be aware that future firmware updates to your NDSi could render flash carts like the DSTTi useless.

    -Bri
     
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    As far as I know the DSi firmware is only updated when you go online & you request it (AKA like the Wii updates).
    I don't play online on the DS (much) so can't see that being a problem - unless nintendo does a sneaky & do automatic update when you visit their DS Shop
     
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    I could be wrong (I don't have a fake so I can't test it), but I believe it contains the word "fake." Maybe someone with a fake can correct me.

    -Bri
     
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    boyakkey's tool is code for an DSTT/Fake DSTT, not for DSTTi.

    If you use with DSTTi, it maybe brick DSTTi.

    DsttFlashChecker.nds is check flash rom type & bootloader status. Good (clean) or bad (mess up). not real/fake check program.

    New fake DSTT can bypass fake killer code & FakeDetector.
    You can only read ndstt.com anti-fake to differentiate.


    Sorry for my bad english.
    I am not American.
     
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    My DSTT is real but Im using the patched one just for YSMenu. How Ironic. If only the DSTT could have alphabeticalized menu. tsk tsk tsk

    Regards,
    Chris
     
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    Q: I can't save my Pokemon Platinum game (or some other game with a 1MB save file). How can I fix it?

    You'll need to convert the save file from 512KB (4 Mbit ) to 1MB (8 Mbit). There are two ways to accomplish this:

    1) Make a backup of your save file, then drag and drop your save file onto kjean's patch to convert it from 512K to 1MB. Download here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=5161

    2) There are unofficial versions of "infolib.dat" and "savlib.dat" that contain updated information on various games that the official files don't contain. Replacing the old ones with unofficial updated files will allow the menu to adjust your save files to the correct sizes, and can also speed up loading times of many games. Make a backup of the infolib.dat and savlib.dat files that are in your TTMENU folder, and then try replacing them with the ones here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=5109

    ________________________________________________________________________________


    First is wanted to do this: [​IMG]
    But then I found this thread and searched for possible failures.
    And then...
    Yeah, it worked for me. Thanks for this Step-by-Step solution. *thumbs up*
     
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    Which method did you use?

    -Bri
     
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    First I used kjean's patch to convert my save (which always has been corrupted before, even if I saved it at the beginning...) and I also changed the "infolib.dat" and "savlib.dat". Don't know what helped me out, but now I could play my Pokémon. [​IMG]
    Now I have to find out how cheats are working on this d**n DSTT, but that's another topic. [​IMG]
     
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    How do you get Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars to work?
     
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