PC has a 8in1 memory card reader can I burns games

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    PC has a 8in1 memory card reader can I burns games. Instead of buy all of that expensive illegal hardware ?
     


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    no. and technically, all that hardware is not "illegal" its just the way people use the hardware that deem them "illegal"
     
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    You can write games onto memory card with the card reader.

    But you need a flashcart that accepts the memory card.

    microSD goes with M3 Lite, SC Lite, EZ4 Lite, EWIN2 microSD, DS Link, AceKard
    miniSD goes with M3 miniSD, SC miniSD, EZ4 miniSD, EWIN2 miniSD
    (I might have missed some)
     
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    CF goes with SC CF, M3 CF, GBAMP
    SD goes with SC SD, M3 SD, NinjaDS
     
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    I am totally confused.
     
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    those cards from the cardreader need an adapter to FIT into the DS =)
     
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    Not unless one of the "8" says NDS Game Card.
     
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    Yes, but NDS game-cards are for the most part read-only. (The only rewriteable part is the savegame area.)
    An NDS card reader would be semi-illegal ("reading" is tantamount to "copying"), and an NDS card writer would only write to the savegame area. Unless you had a rewriteable NDS card... and that would be a flashcard.

    What was the question again?
     
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    My question is can my 8in1 car reader on my pc burn NDS games. I dont have a credit card to by a flash cart thingy you guys are talking about. Anyone let me get this straight. What is a flashcart anyway.
     
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    For everyone's sake, please read up on emulation and flash carts here.
    And to assist you in your reading, here is the glossary.

    Read up on all that and get back with us if you have any other questions.

    Thanks
     
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    read it on NDS emulation and from what I understand first you need a flashcart to store the roms then you need flashcart device that you put into the DS itself that acually runs the games. And finally you need to run the games. Am I correct.
     
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    Close.

    You need a flash memory (like SD or CF) to store the roms on then a flash cart device to put the SD/CF card into then put that into the DS itself.
     
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    You need a rewriteable game cartrige. Such a cartrige is called a flashcard. From the data storage point of view, there are two types of flashcards: with built-in memory, or memory card adapters.

    The ones with the built-in memory are simple: just plug them in the reader that you recieve with them, plug the reader in the USB on your PC, and transfer the ROMs; then plug the flashcart into your GBA and play.

    With the adapter type ones you need a flash-based memory card to store ROMs. Such memory cards are used in digital cameras, some mp3 players, and some mobile phones. The 8-in-1 reader on your laptop can read and write to those memory cards. You then insert the memory cards into the adapter flashcard, plug it into the GBA, and play.

    The flashcard you have to order via Internet.
    If you don't have a credit card, you're stuck, unless your parents will order a flashcart for you.

    For details, reccomendations, reviews, critiques and the like, read the "flashcart reviews", and the rest of the forum.

    This has been a public service announcement.
    Thank you.
     
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    Can I buy flashcard's at my local office max or Radio Shack ? Those are the two closest places I shop within walking distance.
     
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    No, you have to buy flash carts from an internet retailer.
    But you could buy the memory cards locally.
     
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    Cool so what type of flashcards do I need to buy to test out on my 8and1 memory reader/writer ? Locally the only Electronic stores in my area is Radio Shack and Office Max.
     
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    Any one of the 8 that is the 8in1.

    If you want to use it with your DS if/once you have a flash adapter, you'd best re-read the thread and decide from there. Safe bet is SD, CF, miniSD, microSD (also called transflash).

    BTW: many places accept other forms of payment that is not credit card. For example, you can link a bank account with paypal and pay through paypal with funds in your bank account. You can place an order, get a total, walk down to the post office or other western union client and send a money order. (depends on where you want to get the thing from, but there are more options than using a credit card, though credit card is the safest as they do have chargebacks/fraud protection)
     
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    when i bought my flashcarts from 01media i could order without a credit card. and then 01media sent the flashcart to the post office and i could pay with cash when i was picking it up. maybe you can do that too?

    Edit: it might just be in sweden you can? i have no idea of that kind of stuff outside sweden [​IMG]
     
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    Some online stores have "cash on delivery"; you pay for the stuff when it arrives. Maybe you can pay for a flashcard this way.
     
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    I thought COD'S were dead.
     

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