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DS Homebrew Thread: Still Alive

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    Legba wrote: »
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    Just let me know when there is a good card for the DSi. I just want to be able to play my Quake and Doom on the go.

    There aren't any cards out that work for the DSi yet.

    The DSi takes SD cards - when it's cracked, you won't need an adapter.

    Until they patch it the next day.

    That's my biggest fear.

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Box wrote: »
    the acekard2 works swimmingly for the DSi.

    Well that's good news.

  • SulSul Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    EDIT:hmm
    it helps to find and read setup instructions.

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  • SulSul Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Warcraft tower defence...on my DS?
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  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah I love how there is a game called "Desktop Tower Defense", and its on the DS

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  • MangarooMangaroo Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Warcraft tower defence doesnt work on my r4 with Ysmenu, so glad desktop tower defence is out

  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So I'm thinking of picking up one of those nifty Acekard2i for my DSi, and was reading the OP. How well does the Descent game play? I loved that game and actually still have my old disk lying around.

  • SilasSilas Registered User
    edited June 2009
    If anyone out there, like me, spent countless hours in their youth with Choose Your Own Adventure type books (specifically Joe Dever's Lone Wolf series), then I have a tasty nugget of DS homebrew to which I would like to direct your attention.

    Lone Wolf DS

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That really is a sweet piece of homebrew. It looks good, plays smoothly, and best of all, your save is persistent - once you've beaten the first game, the second game loads with your previous save and continues your character.

    I really hope he releases the third book in the series soon.

  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That's truly awesome. I was way into Lone Wolf as a young lad.

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  • travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Maybe I am doing something wrong. I downloaded the files, extracted the .nds file, tossed it on my R4, but when I chose the game I get a pair of black screens. All of my other games play fine. I even tried loading the game into a NDS emulator and got the same thing. Redownloaded, same. Tried the arm7 replacement thing, no change. Advice?

  • SilasSilas Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Man, I don't know. It just worked for me. I'm using an R4 as well. For what it's worth, I keep my games in a separate folder off of the root (/-Games/).

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  • travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I keep my games in a games subfolder as well. No clue what I am doing wrong. Did you have to do that DLDI thing to get it to work? I tried DLDI file and program I found, no change. The second part at least shows that its loading, but still just sits there. The original just gives me two black screens.

  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I just got a DSi and I'm looking into some homebrew options. Can someone recommend a cart from somewhere aside from dealextreme? They only take paypal and that's not an option for me. Thanks in advance.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Posting your location in something other than lat/long might help. :P

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Pardon me, Midwestern US. I've read a lot of the carts that work for the DS don't work for the DSi, and I don't want to make a mistake on my purchase.

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  • ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Erandus wrote: »
    I just got a DSi and I'm looking into some homebrew options. Can someone recommend a cart from somewhere aside from dealextreme? They only take paypal and that's not an option for me. Thanks in advance.

    realhotstuff.com and acekard 2i (I think it's called)

    I'd use realhotstuff over dealextreme any day of the week. They've been extremely reliable.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, the Acekard 2i seems to be the new hotness for DSi-compatible cards.

    Edit - It's got upgradeable software/firmware, so it'll probably be the standard game of cat-and-mouse between Nintendo and the Acekard guys to stay one step ahead of each other.

    I can't seem to get to many US-based sale sites, they're all getting blocked for some reason, but modchip.ca and others are just fine ... o_O

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Thank you, good sir. That Acekard model is reliable with the DSi?

    Edit: Poop.. All the acekards were out of stock at realhotstuff.

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I ordered an Acekard 2 off realhotstuff today, and I was curious if there was any compelling reason to use the official firmware instead of AKAIO, which seems to be a bit more feature-rich?

  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, the Acekard 2i seems to be the new hotness for DSi-compatible cards.

    Edit - It's got upgradeable software/firmware, so it'll probably be the standard game of cat-and-mouse between Nintendo and the Acekard guys to stay one step ahead of each other.

    Well the Acekard update for 1.4 compatibility is going to make it damn near impossible for nintendo to block them. From my limited understanding the patch attaches a "Header" to the Acekard rom that makes the system read it as if it was a retail game (In this case Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle). As far as the ds can tell it's a legitimate retail game.

    Now if my understanding is correct, pretty much the only way nintendo would be able to block this is to block the game itself, which isn't exactly an option.

  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Yeah, the Acekard 2i seems to be the new hotness for DSi-compatible cards.

    Edit - It's got upgradeable software/firmware, so it'll probably be the standard game of cat-and-mouse between Nintendo and the Acekard guys to stay one step ahead of each other.

    Well the Acekard update for 1.4 compatibility is going to make it damn near impossible for nintendo to block them. From my limited understanding the patch attaches a "Header" to the Acekard rom that makes the system read it as if it was a retail game (In this case Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle). As far as the ds can tell it's a legitimate retail game.

    Now if my understanding is correct, pretty much the only way nintendo would be able to block this is to block the game itself, which isn't exactly an option.

    Dude, it's Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle.

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  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And yet what would some parent who bought it for their kid say?

  • Fort1tudeFort1tude Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Did anyone ever figure out a way to connect the DS to WPA encrypted AP's?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zerokku wrote: »
    And yet what would some parent who bought it for their kid say?

    Shrug. These are the same parents who bought a Monsters Inc. game and tried to sue the company because there was a curse word in the opening scene.

    Turns out they bought it off the street or something and the curse word was something like "Fucking piracy".

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  • CatalaseCatalase Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ugh. I wish I could code. Somebody needs to port some old PC platformers to the DS. There's a Keen port, but it's not amazing. Keen 4/5 or Jazz Jackrabbit, anyone?

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Unbelievable! Could you imagine the step? He's genius!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So I got an r4-sdhc.

    Is there any patches to stop it from sucking? it works, but it's slow and glitchy.

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  • RohaqRohaq Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fort1tude wrote: »
    Did anyone ever figure out a way to connect the DS to WPA encrypted AP's?
    The DS wireless hardware can only do WEP, and the processor isn't fast enough to play games and do WPA in software, if I recall correctly.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So I got an r4-sdhc.

    Is there any patches to stop it from sucking? it works, but it's slow and glitchy.

    From what I understand, the R4 isn't even supported anymore, and a lot of bootleggers have co-opted the name to sell their crappy flash carts.

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  • TorgoTorgo Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Silas wrote: »
    If anyone out there, like me, spent countless hours in their youth with Choose Your Own Adventure type books (specifically Joe Dever's Lone Wolf series), then I have a tasty nugget of DS homebrew to which I would like to direct your attention.

    Lone Wolf DS

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    This is awesome. I got it working with no difficulty. Looks very professional and well put together. I'm totally digging it.

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Torgo wrote: »
    Silas wrote: »
    If anyone out there, like me, spent countless hours in their youth with Choose Your Own Adventure type books (specifically Joe Dever's Lone Wolf series), then I have a tasty nugget of DS homebrew to which I would like to direct your attention.

    Lone Wolf DS

    battle-780802.jpg

    This is awesome. I got it working with no difficulty. Looks very professional and well put together. I'm totally digging it.

    The 12 year old me is jumping for joy at this. It would be great to get the whole series. I wonder if these books hold up to the scrutiny today's cynical 27-year-old me.

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  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well, I'm having an entertaining time putting just the right amount of tape onto my Acekard 2i to make it fit perfectly into slot 1. As it stands, it takes some fiddling to make my classic DS recognize it. Something isn't touching something else somewhere without a bit of fuss.

    But Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle? Really?

  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My Acekard 2i works fine in my DS Phat. That does seem a bit odd.

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  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My Acekard 2i works fine in my DS Phat. That does seem a bit odd.

    Maybe I'm just unlucky. It worked fine for the first two weeks.

  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just got mine the other day. Now I'm nervous.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So I'm playing this Lone Wolf game, and it's not bad. But to anyone else who is playing....is there a difference between the weapons? You can only hold two at a time and I've only come across one or two sequences where my choice of weapon might have affected the story
    Spoiler:

    Is there a stat bonus depending on what weapons I have?

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  • SilasSilas Registered User
    edited September 2009
    When you roll your character at the start and pick your abilities, you can pick weapon skill that gives you a bonus with a specific weapon.

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Silas wrote: »
    When you roll your character at the start and pick your abilities, you can pick weapon skill that gives you a bonus with a specific weapon.

    And it seems like there's one found weapon that you ABSOLUTELY NEED, otherwise if you miss it you'll get DEAD END's all over the place.
    Spoiler:

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Silas wrote: »
    When you roll your character at the start and pick your abilities, you can pick weapon skill that gives you a bonus with a specific weapon.

    Ah yes, I forgot what I had rolled and there didn't seem to be a way to find out. I just kept my axe and spear. I think I rolled sword so I probably shouldn't have left that on the floor.

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