System-wide button remapping for the DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by aydio, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. aydio

    aydio Newbie

    Jul 23, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Hi guys,
    I wonder if it's possible or if there's a homebrew application that allows me to remap certain buttons on the DS. The reason I want this is because I have a handicap on my right hand which doesn't allow me to press for example the B and R buttons simultaneously. Depending on the game, I want to remap less important actions to the shoulder buttons.
    Thanks for your help!
  2. migles

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    there is no homebrew which can do this AFAIK...

    but i do think you can use cheat codes to remap the keys, the problem is you have to build them yourself or ask a friend who is experienced to do it.. it is not easy.. or someone to make a rom patch...

    do you will stay handicaped for a really long time? or it is a temporary thing?
  3. aydio

    aydio Newbie

    Jul 23, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I was born that way. It worked out well with other consoles/handhelds so far but the DS is giving me some trouble. Using a cheat code is a good idea.. but can I search for game values within the game (R4i RTS 3 DS) or do I have to use an emulator for that?
  4. 7iven8Nine

    7iven8Nine Shrek's Memelord

    Nov 29, 2014
    United States
    Anybody ever get anywhere with this? I need o switch my L and R buttons
  5. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

    Nov 18, 2006
    Theoretically one could use an altered version of FlashMe to remap the buttons I guess.
    If you alter the ARM7 code for reading the hardware registers for the buttons.
    Then the buttons would be permanently switched though, until you reflash your DS.
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