Standalone DS Download Play

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Robz8, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Robz8
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    To do that, open NUS downloader, goto "Database > (DSi) System > DS Download Play" and check create decrypted contents (*.app)(dsi common key required). Now click "Start NUS Download!".
    When the download is done, goto titles\00030005484e4441\256 then rename 00000001.app to .nds and take to microsd.

    It works on flashcarts with hbmenu.

    When you use it on a 3DS (or XL) asking to Return to DSi Menu, Touch Yes, and you get taken back to 3DS HOME Menu without showing the When in Sleep Mode list. I wonder if you can do that with devkitPro & PAlib?

    EDIT: If you want Pictochat on 3DS, download Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten rom, copy to flashcart, run it, touch the wrench, and touch the DS with face on the right.
     
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    ItsMetaKnight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks. Do you also have PictoChat and other legacy apps?
     
  3. Robz8
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    I goto "Database > (DSi) System > Pictochat", then clicked "Start NUS Download!", then I get this:

    Too bad.
     
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    Dang, I want pictochat.
     
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    There has been a firmware.nds file around since forever, that, when launched, displays the original DS firmware, complete with download play and Pictochat.
    I haven't tested it on 3DS, but it does work on DSi (in DS mode of course), so I'm pretty sure it will work fine on 3DS too.

    And it's patched with FlashMe (RSA check disabled) so you can use it to download unsigned ROMs.

    I'm not linking to it because I'm not sure if it's considered warez, but it's easy to find. It's on the FlashMe website.
     
  7. avenir

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    Oh I didn't know such feature...

    As for decrypting/launching firmware as a homebrew from DSLite firmware, YSMenu and XenoFile can do. But YSMenu fails if your DSLite is flashed. Only XenoFile can decompress flashed firmware.
    Also, XenoFile has a feature to return to DSi/3DS menu without resetting. (Actually) If XenoFile detects DSi, it resets to DSi menu rather than reading firmware.
    cf. http://devkitpro.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2140
    #XenoFile cannot distinguish 3DS from DSi, but it doesn't matter. In short, DS mode seems to be completely the same between the same.

    Anyway, here one of the good points of your dlplay.nds is that it is launhced as a commericial rom. firmware.nds behaves as a homebrew.
    Recently I don't use nds so much, but my next test is to check whether L+R+A+B+X+Y works :P
    Thank you for this great tips!
     
  8. Fishaman P

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    Wow, I never knew it was FlashMe patched!
    Now I don't have to flash my own DS Lite and dump its firmware.
     
  9. avenir

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    Well, do you really need unsigned rom loader from wifi?
    I use download play only near DS-Station...

    By the way 漢字そのままDS楽引辞典 is my first DS software, which I bought with DSLite... I still thinks that its pictochat integration is great.
     
  10. loco365

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    It never seems to work anyways. I've tried it and it never seems to work.

    As for the firmware.nds on a 3DS, it won't work because it goes into setup mode (When you first turn on a DS).
     
  11. Robz8
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    I tried that too.