[Question] Download play between regions

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Oron Gefen, May 23, 2017.

  1. Oron Gefen
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    Quick question, I want to buy an NDSLes from ebay to play some of the offered DLP games with my friends.
    the cheapest ones I found are NTSC-J and I was wondering if I can actually play between my other DSes that are European.
    Will DLP work and will the language of the game be like the console region or the game region ?
    Thanks for everyone who answers
     
  2. FAST6191

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    The DS itself should accept anything from any other region, possibly give or take some of the Chinese ique stuff and maybe whatever happened for the Korean ones. There was no real region locking prior to the DSi and the worst you will have to do is change the language in the firmware to another.

    Whether the download play works with all regions of the ROM is a different matter -- for the big stuff it is probably fine (I imagine you can play with a Japanese Mario Kart, a NA Mario Kart and a download play file from a Euro ROM), however I can well believe some obscure puzzle game or something that got changed radically might not work between different region versions of the game.
    If you are all using the same region release of a ROM there should be no problem.

    Before long you will probably all get flash carts anyway so that is something of a moot point.