Rom Trimming

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by topicaltapioca, Sep 17, 2010.

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    topicaltapioca Advanced Member

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    I remember a couple years ago about some roms not working after being trimmed, and wanted to know more about this.

    When ROMs are trimmed, do they lose wifi capabilities?

    I'm just a bit unhappy with RToolDS because it seems to have trimmed my entire collection save a few.

    Grr.
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    All my roms are trimmed and they work just fine with WIFI.
     
  3. Fishaman P

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    They only lose those capabilities when trimmed with a horrible trimmer. Any current one does a fine job, whether it is TokyoTrim, the AK2i's built-in trimer, etc.
     
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    hullo8d GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I use NDSTokyoTrim and I haven't had a problem with any games and I haven't seen any wifi capability dropped.
     
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    I use the AK2i Built-in Trimmer myself, but if you don't have an Acekard go with TokyoTrim. I really can't say which one is the best, but TokyoTrim does trim a lot faster than the Acekard Built in one.
     
  6. tk_saturn

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    A few years ago the issue was with WiFi roms, most of teh rom trimmers have been updated and now work fine with WiFi roms.

    However, some will have issues with DSi Enhanced roms. I did mention it brian of NDSTokYoTrim and he said he fixed it, but he hasn't released an updated version.

    Downside of trimming roms? None. Simply keep archived copies of the original untrimmed rom on your PC. For now avoid trimming DSi enhanced roms.

    Some roms also have multiple languages. Somewhere on here there is a guide on stripping out those non-english languages reducing the rom size even more.