Trimmed roms

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by greenslumber, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. greenslumber
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    greenslumber Member

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    When roms are trimmed I hear that sometimes it takes too much off or it messes up the wifi/download play.
    Is there any way to avoid this when trimming?
    Or
    Could anyone provide a list of roms that do mess up when trimmed so i know which to avoid.

    Thanks everyone, im sorry if this topic is noobish. [​IMG]
     
  2. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Trimmed roms are roms where unused bytes are cut away to lower the file size.
     
  3. Evilkoko

    Evilkoko GBAtemp Regular

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    I'd recommend rominator if you like trimming your roms. Trimmed over hundreds of roms with it and haven't had a single problem with any of my roms. I'm not sure if rominator only works for R4DS.
     
  4. greenslumber
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    greenslumber Member

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    yeh i know, but i have heard with some roms it actually takes too much or somethin, im no techie so IDK.
    could anyone elaborate and clarify please?
     
  5. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    Instead of Rominator, use DSClippers, made by the same person, but it's just a trimmer, not a ROM collector, sorter thing

    Well, aparantly, some games use that unsed data for saving WiFi info, Mario Vs DK 2 is one of them.
    If you use DSClippers, there's an option to 'Safe Trim' which leaves a certain amount of empty space at the end, just in case
     
  6. chicken64

    chicken64 Member

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    I trimmed Mario vs DK2 using the M3/R4 DS trimmer and I've received levels from my friend, receiving levels from Wi-Fi go to the same slots don't they? (just had a quick look).

    I've trimmed all the games, and all work with Wi-Fi and multi-card download play. Bomberman works from an unflashed DS downloading from the trimmed game on another DS too.
     
  7. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    TBH, i dont know if it makes any difference or not
    I dunno if anything i said is actually true

    But better safe than sorry, hey?
     
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