Rom File Extension

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by sabih, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. sabih
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    sabih Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I just bought a DS with my poker winnings, anyways i am in the process of buying either M3Real card or CycloDS card.

    I have noticed alot of the rom files have different file extensions ie.
    .7z
    .rar
    .nds

    Will all of these file extensions be ready by either M3Real or CycloDS. or should i be renaming each rom file to have a particular file extension like .nds?
     
  2. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    You should extract 7z and rar files to nds with a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.
     
  3. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    7z and RAR are extensions of compressed files into 1 big file

    .NDS is the extension used for game dumps from DS game cartridges.


    Like Maikelsteneker says, 7z and RAR must be unpacked with a program like Winrar, winzip, etc... or any other program that can process compressed files.
    (there are alot of freeware unzippers)
     
  4. TSPhoenix

    TSPhoenix GBAtemp Regular

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    I'll just add that you can trim NDS files to make them smaller, there are tools in the download section that do that.