Using a save dongle to play retail carts on PC?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Mister_Keevs, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Mister_Keevs
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    Mister_Keevs Member

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    I'm thinking of building a small PC rig to play/emulate games, but I want to be able to play retail carts (N64, DS, GBA) via dongles. Is there any save dongle that works in tandem with an emulator (eg. DeSmuMe, NO$GBA) similar to Dolphin's "play from disc" feature?
     
  2. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    Some save dongles have pinouts that run and access the save data portion of a cart only. Save dongles like the NDS Adaptor+, R4 save dongle do not use all the pins in the slot where you put in a game, meaning you have access no ROM data so you don't get to play with any ROM data.

    Example below of terminated pinout that lead to nowhere:
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