Newbie to DS homebrew, need hardware suggestions

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jules, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. jules
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    jules Newbie

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    I'm completely new to the hardware end of GBA/DS homebrew and trickery (I've run ROMs on my pc before but nothing else) and I recently bought a DS Lite. I'd like to run games on it but have no clue where to start, and a limited budget.

    My question to you guys is what can I buy that will allow me to run .nds files on a DS Lite for under $100 total?
    I assume I'd need a PassMe or some other bypass tool, and a flash cart, but I'm not sure of interoperability between those parts and DS Lite firmware. I'd prefer an SD, MiniSD, or built-in flash cart for their size.

    Thanks in advance for your help and I hope this is in the right section.
    Jules
     
  2. yumms

    yumms GBAtemp Regular

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    For less than $100 you're best bet would be Supercard and Superkey, but you'll have the card sticking out of the DS.
     
  3. jules
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    jules Newbie

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    The Supercard interfaces with a computer via USB, right?
    From what I understand, PassMes and the like need to be kept in the DS slot all the time... would this cause a problem with games checking the slot for a legit cart? From what I've been reading the flashing process sounds doable for me. I've done PSP firmware hacks before and I figure there's a similar amount of risk involved, and I'm comfortable with that.
     
  4. pelago

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  5. nintendofreak

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    yup, as yumms mentioned, your best bet would probally be a supercard. near 100% compatability with nds roms, and great for homebrew too! And id suggest AT LEAST 128 mb memory card (try to aim for at least a 512mb or 1g for the best value [​IMG] )
    and i suggest falshing your ds. (its a must!) especially when you dont know whats in your homebrew...
    good luck!
     
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