rom shrinker

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by ZenZero, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. ZenZero
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    ZenZero GBATEMP's regular arse.

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    hi, i have been trimming all my roms, they are all trimmed but is there any other way to make the sizes smaller???
     
  2. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Technically yes, but it involves actually stripping game data, such as music, voices, movies, etc.

    If you want to retain all data, then no.
     
  3. xJonny

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    Theoretically you could compress them but in the end you need to decompress/extract them each time, so it wouldn't be worth it.
     
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    What hankchill says is correct but there is fairly often quite a bit of junk data in the rom and it is not that hard. Few people do it these days for DS roms now microSD and beyond are the standard storage methods but it is still possible.

    Take a look at the DS rom ripping and enhancements link in my signature.
     
  5. altorn

    altorn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    There is a way to make each DS rom smaller when you place them in a microSD card...




    ..buy a microSDHC card.
     
  6. bunsy

    bunsy Advanced Member

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    Yes there is. The vocal nay-sayers seem to have killed the project however.
     
  7. Swip

    Swip GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That makes no sense.
     
  8. bunnybreaker

    bunnybreaker GBAtemp Fan

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    Interesting, any more info on this?
     
  9. doom5

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    Those roms would never pass as good in Rom management programs, and who's to say the filesystem would be compatible with most DS titles?
     
  10. bunsy

    bunsy Advanced Member

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    So what? Neither would trimmed roms which the OP is already comfortable with using. Most DS titles are developed with Nintendo's SDK, as such a solution that detects and plugs into those routines would be compatible with all of those games.
     
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