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Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Falkentyne, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Falkentyne
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    Falkentyne GBAtemp Regular

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    Always wanted to ask:

    Why do NDS dumps require patching in order to run in the G6/L ? Even your own dumps?
     
  2. outphase

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    gotta tell where the game is located
     
  3. Falkentyne
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    Falkentyne GBAtemp Regular

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    Sorry if I'm being dense, but what do you mean by "where it's located?".
    If you copy the raw dump directly to the NDS folder, it sees everything there...

    I made a raw dump of my castlevania dos cart, and it wouldn't run until I copied it over using the manager....
     
  4. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    the game isnt run from the ds slot, so it needs some routines patched so it will work from the gba slot.

    we will have to wait for a flash card that goes into the ds slot to play raw dumps [​IMG]
     
  5. Falkentyne
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    Ah that makes perfect sense now.

    Why don't any flash cards use the DS slot currently, if that's a problem ? Is it because of some sort of protection? Or the GBA slot is a lot easier to work with ?
     
  6. outphase

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    Protection has been broken already (see Neo brand adapters), the reason is the latter.