You can turn the backlight off on a DSL

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  1. epicelite
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    If you play Super Mario 64, there is a option to turn off the backlight and it works on the DSLight but the screen is completely black when you do it.
     


  2. noONE

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    Yeah.. i know.. but why would you do it?..
     
  3. Sir-Fritz

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    Its because that option was intended for the DS Phats which only have a on and off for brightness control.
     
  4. Destructobot

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    Not completely black; you can still just barely make out the picture if you hold it in direct sunlight.
     
  5. PS3sixty

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    Even with the Fat you can use sleep mode. I never understood the point of turning off the backlight.
     
  6. Doggy124

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    There are tons of game which let you do that, plus, AR-Code also do
     
  7. DanTheManMS

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    The "LoveLite" homebrew should also be able to turn the backlight completely off.
     
  8. playallday

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    So? Why is this needed to know? If you have SM64 you'll know this, no need to hear it again.
     
  9. Shuny

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    If you don't have SM64 you won't know this. That's the point of the topic. But anyway, I don't want to be mean but this feature is kinda useless :/
     
  10. AXYPB

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    Suppose your lighting situation changes as you move around. The system is portable, after all.
     
  11. Ferrariman

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    Most release games had this option, too. Like Asphalt Urban, Yoshi T&G, etc.
     
  12. pokemongalaxy

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    Why did the big n have to put the useless feature in games, why not just built into the ds?
     
  13. Destructobot

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    It was built into the DS, just not the DS Lite.
     
  14. Toni Plutonij

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    Nothing new, I mean MoonShell turns off light on bottom screen when you watch video..(plus many games, and cheats do that)..
    And it's not completely useless if you use it in particular situations as reading eBook, watch movie, listen music (but don't want to close your DS)..than it's good to have shut off light, as it lowers battery consumption..
     
  15. CorruptJon

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    Yeah it reminds of the good ol' GBA days. No backlight, and you had to play under a lamp or in direct sunlight... brings back memories. [​IMG]
     
  16. zidane_genome

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    If you tap on the little sun icon at the bottom of your DS's Main Menu, you can do the same damn thing!! WOW!!!

    On the DSPhat it's On or Off...
    On the DSLite there's 5 different levels of brightness from OFF to Very Bright
     
  17. CorruptJon

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    Actually, you can't. On the DS lite you can only choose from very low, low, bright, or very bright.
     
  18. zidane_genome

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    EXACTLY!! 5 levels of brightness... on the DSLite

    1) OFF
    2) Very Low
    3) Low
    4) Bright
    5) Very Bright

    That's exactly what I just said... wow... sometimes people just amaze me...

    How exactly can you not change the brightness on the DSlite if you just said you can? That last post just confuses the hell out of me...
     
  19. MystikEkoez

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    No, he said very low, low, bright, or very bright. There's no backlight off option in the DS lite.
     
  20. CorruptJon

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    Yeah sometimes people amaze me as well when they post in a topic and don't even read the original post. If you would have read you would notice that you can only turn the backlight OFF by using SM64 or another old NDS game that supported it in its "Options" menu. The DS lite menu when you turn it on only allows you to switch between very low, low, bright, and very bright.