Old Computer Old NDS should i bother.....

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Dec 10, 2006
  1. BoneMonkey
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    i got a old first generation nintendo DS and a old computer and i mean old !

    900 mhz 256 megs of ram 40 gig hardrive and a geforce 2 and im on WINDOWS ME :-(

    i do not have a SD slot i do have USB ports

    will it still be possiable to get a flash cart that works on my computer ? and my old chubby nds ?

    and i do not want to flash my DS so i would need a paskey right ?

    soo far im looking at this

    http://www.gameyeeeah.com/g6flash-lite-4g-...scard-p-44.html
     


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    You can buy a card reader from Best Buy or somewhere.
     
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    i kinda want it to be as cheap as possiable
     
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    You might have to manually install the USB driver for whatever device you go with, but it should work.

    The G6 lite comes packaged with a replacement shell to fit the old DS. The deal you linked to should suit your needs.
     
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    how is the compatiablity on that card anyone use it ? i want to play castlevania titles on it and ffiii

    also anyone know maybe another cart that is cheaper ?
     
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    The G6 seems to be the only slot 2 card that can play the new castlevania without problems. Compatibility is very good overall. I got one a couple months ago and I still think it's just about the best choice available.

    The supercard miniSD rumble is $30 or less, but it doesn't play GBA games and you need a miniSD card, a card reader and a superkey/passcard. Even so it might be a good bit cheaper than the G6.

    If you really care about castlevania you should check out the PoR release thread and see the problems people are having with various flash carts.
     
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    You can get a cheap card reader from www.ledshoppe.com , they are based out of china and offer free shipping to Canada/US. I got my card reader from there and got a free keychain flashlight with it.
    http://ledshoppe.com/kwkcp06.htm

    They also accept paypal.
     
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    yeah i think im going to go with the g6 cuase of the usb it will be much eaasier

    btw the g6 says its 512MB now elite beat agents is 1024 mb? will it fit on the card ?

    btw thank you all for helping me out :-)
     
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    yes thats megabits and the g6 has megabytes you will fit about 7 elite beat agents on the g6. plenty of rom my ds-x has the same memory and im sitting with 13 roms on it super mario bros ff3 etc if you want more accrate ratio post back and tell me how you get on [​IMG] 4Gb = 4 Gigabit = 512MB = 512 Megabyte. 1 byte (B) = 8 bits (b)
     
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    wow im impressed !
     
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    enjoy i find it plenty of room [​IMG]
     
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    i will be ordering it on monday when i get it and test it i will tell you guys how everything went

    again thank you all :-)
     
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    1024 / 8 = 128
    128 * 7 = 896
    896 > 512

    You can fit 3 untrimmed 1024 megabit games and their saves on the G6 with room left over for a few smaller games. If you trim the roms you could get 4 1024 mbit games on there.
     
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    dont know why i seem to fit mote than that on my ds-x:-p
     
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    You need to make sure the U-Disk software will work correctly on ME, that is the software you use to patch/trim/load roms onto your G6... I know the software does not work correctly on 98se, so you might want to check on that before you buy it...


    Or just download xp from a torrent site or anywhere for free and install it...
     
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    What specifically are the problems with win98? I know you need to install the USB disk driver, but are there other problems?

    EDIT: I just tried using the U-disk software on my old win98se PC and it does not work. I successfully installed the USB driver, and the G6 was recognized as a USB drive in windows explorer, but when I select the G6 in the U-disk manager I get a page fault in kernel32. The U-disk manager doesn't crash, but it can't read or write to the G6.
     
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    ok downloading the software now from the offical site hope this works .........


    **UPDATE

    ok downlaoded the software and it seems to be running :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when i click on G-6 Umanager a window pops up asking for the G-6 u disk drive ? i think thats the backup kit it self right ? does this mean its working ?
     
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    i dont think there is any way to test it on a side note my friend let me borrow his external 2.0 hardrive

    and when i plugged it in it asked me for no drivers and worked flawlessless it was plug and play

    i wanna pull the trigger on this purchase if anyone can help me :-(

    i have a legit copay of windows xp but my computer is soo crappy it hangs on installation :-(
     
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    If you can get the software downloaded you cant test it without having the G6.

    Point the U-disk manager at your hard drive when it starts up. If it doesn't give an error then try to write a rom. It should create C:\GBA\ and C:\NDS\ folders (or whatever disk you point it to if not c:) and put the rom & save files in the appropriate one. If it does that then you are good to go.
     
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    Personally, I would just buy a 256 mb pc133 stick, shove it in this box, pirate legally acquire a copy of xp, reformat and reinstall.

    Since you're thinking about a rather expensive flashcart, extra $20 or so shouldn't be a problem, also xp has better compatibility with modern software, and it crashes a lot, lot less.
     

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