Hacking ROM Trimming Side-Effects

Sportsmaniac1322

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2008
Messages
1,183
Trophies
0
Location
Forman's Basement
Website
Visit site
XP
276
Country
United States
Up to this point I've stayed away from ROM trimming just by the rumors I've heard. Since the space on my microSD is running low, I want to start looking into it. I've heard people say that trimming ROMs makes them lose download play, WiFi, and other things. Is this true? Also, is there some sort of compatibility list anywhere? Lastly, what's the best program to trim ROMs? Thanks in advance.
 

Minox

Thanks for the fish
Former Staff
Joined
Aug 27, 2007
Messages
6,998
Trophies
2
XP
6,162
Country
Japan
You do not lose any of those functions if your rom is trimmed properly.

As for rom-trimming application I'd gladly recommend NDSTokyoTrim as it's the best rom-trimmer I've encountered so far.
 

Dizzy Doom

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Dec 6, 2008
Messages
82
Trophies
0
Website
Visit site
XP
43
Country
United States
I've played and completed 2 trimmed games with no problems. The rest of my games haven't given any problem so far, and I don't spect them to fail.
Anyway, the problems you mention were caused because trimming removed blank/garbage space (and whiped all the WiFi data, too). Now it's fixed and trims just the necesary, I think. NDSTokyoTrim is the best out there for trimming (will only take like 5-10 secs)
 

Chaykin

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
79
Trophies
1
XP
914
Country
Poland
I use RToolDS for ROM trimming, backuping of saves, ROM management etc. I'm using only trimmed ROMs on my Acekard 2.1 and I never had any problems. I recommend ROM trimming to everyone. :-) Extra space on the microSD is always good. ;-) Even if you have a big one.
 

moodswinger

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
237
Trophies
1
Age
34
XP
128
Country
Sportsmaniac1322 said:
Just to clarify, will this work for all ROMs? Usually with things similar to these there's at least one or two games that it won't work for (usually more). Are there any ROMs that I shouldn't patch?

It should work for all roms with blank spaces. and by patch, do you mean trim? Anyways, just use ndstokyotrim and you'll be ok. I've trimmed all of my roms and none of them had any problem. Just drag and drop and it'll trim your roms in just a couple of seconds depending on how many roms you are trimming.
 

Sportsmaniac1322

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2008
Messages
1,183
Trophies
0
Location
Forman's Basement
Website
Visit site
XP
276
Country
United States
moodswinger said:
Sportsmaniac1322 said:
Just to clarify, will this work for all ROMs? Usually with things similar to these there's at least one or two games that it won't work for (usually more). Are there any ROMs that I shouldn't patch?

It should work for all roms with blank spaces. and by patch, do you mean trim? Anyways, just use ndstokyotrim and you'll be ok. I've trimmed all of my roms and none of them had any problem. Just drag and drop and it'll trim your roms in just a couple of seconds depending on how many roms you are trimming.
Yeah I meant trim. Just typed that word without thinking about it I guess
tongue.gif
. Anyways thanks for all the help. My game are working great trimmed!
 

5thdimension

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
48
Trophies
0
XP
30
Country
Canada
I used DSClippers quite a while ago, they it seemed to do the job, but this was with my old M3 Simply. Very easy to use aswell.
 

kennypu

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 23, 2008
Messages
385
Trophies
0
XP
103
Country
United States
I`d like to add on a new question here. Compared to the PC trimmer programs, do the trimmers built into the flashcarts work fine(In my case I have Acekard2i with AKAIO). did any1 have any problems with the onboard trimmer?
 

Big Green

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Nov 30, 2008
Messages
79
Trophies
0
XP
224
Country
United States
NDSTokyoTrim is good, as long as youdon'ttrim patched games. My English Patched(and pretrimmed) JUS was turned into a 693 kb file. It completely destoyed it. I lolled. I didn't like the game anyway but this is just a heads up.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
    AncientBoi @ AncientBoi: 📚 🗒️ ✏️ 🤓 +1