rom regions

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by gcstr, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. gcstr
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    I have yet to buy one - most likely the m3real or cyclods but with regards to roms, does it matter what region they are? I would think not but just want to be sure. - Meaning I can use (jap)(us) and (europe) roms on my Australian DS.

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  2. sonic209

    sonic209 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    All the DS are the same meaning yes you can [​IMG]
     
  3. gcstr
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    thanks sonic.
    what about real ds games, are they regionised?
     
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    What do you mean like in different languages or something?
     
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    i mean, if I buy a real game in Japan will it work with my Aus DS? (like how xbox you can't)


    And Just to make sure I understand - before you said ROMs will work on any DS and any region problems - thats good.
     
  6. MC DUI

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    Both ROMs and real DS carts are region-free meaning they will work on any DS.
     
  7. Chevreuse

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    Besides, DS carts aren't the same as DVDs which some are region-locked.
     
  8. backlash

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    Any ROM/game will work on ANY DS. Japanese ROMs are obviously Japanese with the occasional English option. USA ROMs have just English, whereas European ROMs normally have a variety of European languages.
     
  9. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Just a language/grammar difference. All ROMs work on all DS flash carts.
     
  10. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    If you use a Japanese game, it will change your language settings in the DS Firmware to Japanese. Just a heads up, nothing big that would destroy your ds or anything. (Just change it back afterwards).
     
  11. DarkAura

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    Not true. I play Japanese ROMs all the time, and my DS firmware is still English.
     
  12. Grimalkin

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    Mine changes all the time, it started happening after I bought Pokemon: Pearl in Japanese for kicks. Now every time I use a real... WAIT, I meant card. Hmm, I guess I misread the topic.
     
  13. Nero

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    Same here.

    The DS isn't region locked.

    ~Nero
     
  14. Lumstar

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    I thought Chinese real DS cards only run on Chinese systems? But anyway... The region does matter. Some titles have different selectable languages, etc. Others will only connect to same-region GBA or Wii games.
     
  15. Freaker

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    That's strange. I bought Meteos in Japanese and my language settings have always been English. Played (J) Roms as well without having any language change.
     
  16. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    The DS has a built in language setting, but not all games use it.
     
  17. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    I remember all sorts of problems with the japanese carts. It turned my Sonic Rush into Japanese too (well, the starting menus). It was an English cart, the language settings in the DS just changed to japanese after the cart was put in. Like I said before, it's not like it's a problem.