The two monitor handheld console released in 2004 by Nintendo. This tag also concerns the DS Lite variant. If your question is about the DSi and the DS XL, please use the [dsi] tag instead.

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How do saved games on used DS's work?

If you buy Nintendo games pre-owned, will you start from the beginning or will the old owner's things still be saved on there? I'm a bit confused as to where the data is saved.
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Can I play DS games from any region on the 3DS?

I have a North American 3DS, and I really, really want to get a copy of the DS game Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. However, the only way to get it in North America is to import a European ...
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How do I catch Charizard, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Pikachu on Pokemon Platinum?

The question is pretty self-explaining. Is there a way to catch these Pokemon on Platinum? On a low level preferably in order to train them with good stats.
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Nintendo DS Lite glitchy screen

I have loved my DS and taken good care of it for 5 years. Nintendo consoles are build to last, that's for sure. But a few minutes ago I was playing Animal Crossing: Wild World on a flashcard [trying ...
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Beyblade MF for DS: How do I change Bey equipments before Story Mode battles?

I went to Bey Garage and bought many new improvement items, and customised my Bey from the MOD. Now, when I save it and go over to Story Mode, and resume my play, I cannot change anything or into ...
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How do you film your DS screen?

I've seen lots of gameplays where they are filming just the DS screen, picture below, How?
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What is this long black Nintendo DS thing?

I can't seem to figure out what this is. I know at one point I bought it at one point because I needed it for something but I can't really remember but I know it was important. It looks like a ...
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Front Mission DS - UCS mission 1 tips?

For the first USN mission, how do you survive through it? The wanzers you start off with are so under-powered that they barely stand a chance 1-on-1 with the enemy wanzers, and along the way a mobile ...
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How can I use the crossbow in single-player?

I've unlocked the Crossbow in Black Ops for the DS, but how can I use it in single-player?
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How do I enter cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III on Nintendo DS?

I can find lists of Nintendo DS specific cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars via a Google search, however—how should one enter the codes in the game? The usual places, The ...
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Are the Professor Layton and the Curious Village download puzzles still available?

I just recently bought Professor Layton and the Curious Village (EU version) to play on my 3DS. It has a feature to download extra puzzles over the internet. My question is, are these puzzles still ...
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Are DS games region locked?

I have a friend in South Africa who is thinking about buying a Nintendo DS. It's hard to find games in her city, though, so I was thinking I'd buy several in the USA and mail them to her. Would this ...
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How much memory does a block hold? [duplicate]

Whenever I get a game on the E-Shop, it lets me know that said game takes a certain amount of blocks. Sometimes it'll let me know I need to make room for more blocks to download some games. How much ...
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Do all Nintendo DS game cases have a GameBoy Advance cartridge slot in them?

I recently got into the mood for upgrading all my GBA games into Nintendo DS cases because they have that nice slot that fits them perfectly and look much better on the shelf. If you didn't know, it's ...
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Streaming with nintendo (3)DS

I Recently found a streamer on twitch that was streaming his Nintendo DS mario Kart over the internet. Now as a streamer myself I know how PC streaming works, but how exactly is it possible to stream ...
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Can I use my computer's Wi-Fi connection with the DeSmuME core in OpenEmu?

I'm using the emulator-conglomerating application OpenEmu, and to emulate the Nintendo DS it uses the DeSmuME core. I've been able to find tutorials online to use the computer's Wi-Fi connection with ...
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How do I kill the dragon in the moon?

I'm trying to get all the pieces of the crystal armor in the dungeon in the moon, but there's a red dragon in a box that kills me with "Thermal Ray" that makes something like 2k of damage to my party. ...
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Is it safe to put (3)DS Game Cards in your pocket?

Is it safe to put (3)DS Game Cards in your pocket, or will they break? (I mean, without any sort of protection)
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Are DS/DSi flash cards compatible with the 3DS and 3DS XL?

I love to play emulated SNES games in my DSi XL, using an Acekard 2i. I'm about to buy a 3DS XL and I need to know if it will suffice all my emulation needs. Thanks.
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Can you play multiplayer GameBoy Advance games on the Nintendo DS?

Is it possible to play games like Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure with friends on the Nintendo DS system? Are you able to use the wireless feature to play together with multiple Nintendo DS ...
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Is there a way to take Screenshots from a DS?

The title pretty much explains it all - I want to be able to take screenshots from my DS, but haven't been able to find out whether it is possible and affordable.
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Where are the savegames stored for Mario on the DS Lite

I was a few worlds into Mario for the DS Lite when we moved and I somehow lost the cartridge. I've been thinking of buying another copy of the game to finish it, but I don't know if my save games are ...
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Who knows Dark Magic?

When playing Harry Potter Years 5-7, I noticed there are things only Wizards with Dark Magic can interact with. I figure these are things I will have to go back and do later, as right now I don't have ...
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How imbuing works in Luminous Arc?

I am playing Luminous Arc for quite some time now and have access to Vitae identification (expensive as hell!) and imbuing. Now, I know that there are some specific formulas that give you some new ...
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Is there a specific order for completing the Moon Phase rooms in the penultimate level?

In Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the DS, the penultimate level includes a set of 5 Moon Phase rooms. Is there a specific order in which these rooms have to be completed to allow the player ...
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Final Fantasy IV DS and PSP difficulty differences

I've read that the DS version of Final Fantasy IV is significantly more difficult than the newer PSP version. Why is this so? (I haven't played either game, and I have no experience with any ...
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Difference between 3ds and nds roms

Are there any difference between both console roms? Is it possible to play 3ds games on nds emulator?
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How can I cross long gaps?

In Scribblenauts, what techniques can I use get across long gaps such as pits or lava? I can't seem to get any bridges that are long enough to solve some levels.
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Do Spells that cause Status Effects have any effect against Bosses?

I've tried to cast Spells like Blind and Poison multiple times against Boss enemies, yet they always miss. Can these Bosses even be effected by these Spells?
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Nintendo DS only recognises game if inserted when I power on

I bought a used DS Lite in order to play the small percentage of DS games that are region locked and won't play on my DSi XL. I know the cards are good, but this DS Lite won't recognise the game ...
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Pokemon transferring

If you transfer your Pokemon from one game to another, like let's say from Soul Silver to Black 2, will the Pokemon that were transferred be yours in the Black 2 game or the other games Pokemon? I'm ...
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How do I use my R4i SDHC on my Nintendo DSi XL?

I have a R4i SDHC and it stopped working with my Nintendo DSi XL (1.4.1e). What firmware should I try on my flashcard?
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How can I back up a saved game on Nintendo DS?

My wife and I share a single Nintendo DS. Many DS games permit only a single slot; one example is Etrian Odyssey. I would like to be able to back up my Level 18 Etrian Odyssey party so that my wife ...
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Nintendo DS WiFi Support

I still have the original DS and can only get online by either using WEP or no security at all. This is an annoyance since my security is set to WPA2 on my router. What type of WiFi security do each ...
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How do I use blank Wave Command Cards in Megaman Starforce 2

I ran across a list of wave command codes for Megaman Starforce 2, and have been trying to get them to work with no luck. How do I get these to work? Are the codes different for the US version of ...
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Is there a way to connect an external display to a Nintendo DS/DSi/DSXL?

Are there any hardware add-ons that allow support for an external display such as a monitor or TV
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Any games interacting between DS and Wii? [closed]

I remember there was a Final Fantasy game for the Gamecube where you could also use your Game Boy Advance to control or have some advantages by playing on both platforms... So are there any games out ...
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Why can't I log onto my wifi with my DS Lite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No wifi connection on DS Lite I keep getting the "51300" error when attempting to connect to my wifi network. I'm positive that I've entered the WEP password correctly.
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Where can I get a replacement DS Lite battery in Germany?

I'm looking for a replacement battery for my DS Lite. I recently moved from the United States to Germany; back in the US, the Nintendo Store offers a replacement DS Lite battery. However, that would ...
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Broken DS card?

I was playing Mario Kart DS in a bus terminal one day since I was on a long layover, and as I was loading a new map, it blanked out on me for several minutes. Confused, I turned my DS off then on, and ...
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3DS Specifications List

Now that the 3DS launched on Japan, I was wondering if anybody knows if there's already been modders or enthusiasts that have done spec testing on the hardware. I'd like to know how much potential ...
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DS Cartridge That Freezes

I have 2 DS cartridges that freeze on all DS/DSi's that I have tried. I have tried cleaning them with alcohol with no change. Is there any way to fix them?
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What strategies are critical to winning a Tetris DS tournament?

In addition to basic Tetris play, what strategies are critical to winning Tetris DS in tournament play (items on, best 2 out of three)?
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How do Chrono Trigger's SNES and DS versions differ?

What are the main differences between the SNES and DS versions of Chrono Trigger?
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How can I press buttons faster?

Some games have segments that require the player to press one button really fast in order to pass through. At the moment, the game that bugs me is the Legendary Starfy, but I've also run into it in ...
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Is the Game Boy Advance slot on the DS region-locked?

Would I be able to play an American Game Boy Advance game on my European DS via the GBA slot at the bottom of the device? I know the on the whole Nintendo don't region-lock their portables (at least ...
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Is there a strategy in Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime how to catch a goody bag?

I need to know how to catch goody bags and where they appear most. Is there a strategy? Is there a place that they appear most often? If I could know, that would be great.
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No wifi connection on DS Lite

I recently switched internet providers (Telenet, in Belgium) and I want to be able to connect my DS Lite to my new router (which they also provided me with). It's a "CPN / SVG6540E" combined ...
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Is there any way to invert the flight controls?

I really hate flying the plane. I am not very good at it, especially when I have to remember that pressing up makes my plane go down and down makes my plane go up. Is there any way to invert this on ...