Pokemon Diamond Officially Patched by Nintendo (J)

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    Is it therefore possible that Nintendo can throw out firmware updates? How the hell do games get patched officially?

    Somebody has got to have read this already. This is strange and exciting at the same time. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Japan had bugs in the game, and it was fixed via DS Download station by Nintendo. IGN and Gamespot were some of the people that reported this official patch by Nintendo:

    Japanese Patching Instructions (lost in translation-eruu)
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6160484.html
    http://ds.ign.com/articles/741/741366p1.html
     
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    it sounds like the ds download station is only altering the save so that you can continue your game.
     
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    Wow o.o.

    Nintendo's stepping it up. Weird. This is pretty old news, but I've never read this article before.
     
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    Games can be patched. It's as simple as updating a program you may use. Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire were also patched but through link cable. The FireRed/LeafGreen cart had the patch and you patched with two GBAs and a link cable. Those who are avid fans of the series (like me) heard about this along time ago with Ruby/Sapphire so this comes as no surprise.
     
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    Does this mean that firmware patches can happen??
     
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    Yes, but what does Nintendo have to patch exactly? NDS(L) has no exploits.
     
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    Yeah, i think they just write more to a writeable section of the cart (probably save section, but what do i know) And i think the 5 month release difference (i think) between the J and U release is because of two bugs like that, and changing how long names can be.
     
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    What normally happens in these situations is a v1.1 game is issued. As for store GBA titles tended to come with a rollback/backup save that is actually the one before you last saved.
    Or they do what danielmakana said, if it is just a simple location problem it would not be hard to do.
     
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    I presume that the patch is permanently stored in the save-data (you could remove it with a tool like REIN, but in-game format won't delete it). [​IMG]
     
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    Just as long as the US version doesn't have those bugs, I'm happy.
     

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