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Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by makwillownu, Jan 7, 2007.
I need a good program to trim my roms since im getting M3 simply this wed.
The tool comes in the CD that comes with your M3 Simply, so don't worry about it too much.
I'd aussume that the m3 trimming tool is the same as the r4 one. There's a bit of discussion here:
That suggests it overtrims - the conclusion is that it might be safer to use the dsx trimming tool.
Okay can u give me a link to download the dsx trimming tool? pls
If you read the post that the person above you showed you, then you'd find it
Look here, a little program I've done :
The readme is in french, here's how it work :
Launch the program DS Trimmer, select your roms, drag & drop them in the little window, and wait a few second
All the trimmed roms will be in a folder named "Roms trimmées".
Thanks man for little program...but i hope it doesnt over trim them
bodom-child: great trimmer! thanks!
This is the best one! Ds Rom Tools: dldi patching, trimming (with trimmed size preview), .sav management and Drag'n'drop!!
Get it at http://www.saveriorusso.com/public/ds/DS_RomTool.rar
what exatcly is the purpose of trimming?
trimming removes the empyt space in a dumped rom therefore making it smaller. It will not affect the function of the game
Edit: got my answer, tnx
DS roms (and nearly all roms for other systems for that matter) are dumped to match the size of the save chips used (8, 16, 32, 64, 128... Megabytes) and naturally the code does not have to take this all up (some like Snowboard Kids (US) are nearly half junk). The remaining bytes are filled with 00s or FF's (sometimes alternating between the two) and these can usually be safely erased (sometimes a 00 or FF is used to end a file, line, picture.... and this can mess it up).
Now with these drag and drop onbard patching carts then there is no client phase that can trim the rom and everyone seems to want to squeeze every drop of space so people are searching for trimmers to use.
As for me I still use a GBA slot cart so I am not bothered by this but:
Purely as it reads 7zip and select any and all roms I want I would use offline lists trimming function, GBATA can take care of anything else.
People that are curious check out the DS rom ripping and enhancements link in my signature as that is a damn easy way to save space as well (you can replace the movie on Castlevania and half the rom size, you can rip out the Euro languages you do not need on Nintendogs and save yourself a nice chunk of space and of course you can replace sound files to either save space or improve the game.
Out of curiousity does anyone know if there is a DS rom trimmer (the start of the 00/FF section is contained within the header)?
edit: far too slow
Trimmed about 40 games with the R4 trimmer and never had any problems with any game, so I wouldn't really worry about overtrimming.
I personally use the DS-X trimmer because you can do batch trims, which makes it ALOT more efficient than using the R4/M3 trimmer.
There are a load of batch trimmers out there. And if you have .NET installed, go ahead and look at the homebrew section, there is one listed there with a DLDI patcher AND trimmer integrated. Very cool!
here you go!:
When I try to trim Dragon Quest Rocket Slime with your great trim-tool, nothing happens. Your trimmer doesnt do anything...
No errors, but there doesnt happen anything...
U BROKE IT!!! Awwwww man!!!!
jk, maybe furture bug fix...
You might find me crazy but I trim my ROMs by hand with a hex editor
Maybe I'll make myself a nice script in perl for my bday
I have an M3 and quite a few roms have needed trimming to work,i have read somwhere that this would adversly afffect any two player link play,can anyone confirm this for me?