Questions tagged [nintendo-ds]

This tag is to be used about the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite units *only*. If your question is about the DSi and the DS XL, please use the [dsi] tag instead. If it is about any of the 3DS's or the 2DS, use the [3ds] tag.

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How to connect Action Replay DS to Windows 10?

I'm looking to update and use my Action Replay DS, but I am only able to use Windows 10, and have no VM. Anyone know how I can do this?
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Can I cheat my way to get a no longer tradeable Pokemon and then transfer it to a newer game?

So basically what I want to do is get event exclusive Pokémon for Platinum (Darkrai, Manaphy/Phione, Shaymin, Regigigas and Arceus) by using my ACE3DS+, and then transfer those to my Pokémon White (I ...
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How does the Nintendo 3DS play DS games?

Games for the original Nintendo DS run, and have always run, on Nintendo 3DS hardware. I've been trying to read about how this works but am not really finding anything definitive. How does the ...
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My Pokemon White 2 cartridge only shows "Save data could not be accessed"

My Pokemon White 2 cartridge will not load the save data, nor can I delete it because it softlocks on: The save data could not be accessed. Please turn the power off and reinsert the game card. I ...
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Error saving Data heart gold

So ive been replaying Pokémon heart gold, and every time I try to save, it Gives me this error Error saving data The backup memory has failed. Games may be played, but it is impossible to save. Please ...
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What memory size can a R4i work with?

Years ago I purchased a R4i - SDHC v1.4.1. Its purpose is to put DS roms onto it so you can play the roms on an actual gameboy double screen. I never got around to using it until now which is when I ...
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When emulating Nintendo DS, are ARM-based devices at an advantage over x86?

Recently I have been emulating the Nintendo DS, both on my x86 Windows/macOS machine and on my ARM device (currently Android, but I would also like to try on a Linux desktop with ARM CPU.) I find ...
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What's inside a DS Lite slot cover?

The DS Lite, as most people probably know, comes with a placeholder gba cartridge that nintendo officially calls the "cartridge slot cover". This has electrical contacts on it, though it does nothing ...
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Is it possible to check the health of my Nintendo DS battery?

My Nintendo DS has been switching off abruptly lately, and I think the issue is the battery. How can I check the health of my Nintendo DS battery?
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Can I use my Nintendo Network ID on my Nintendo DS Lite?

Is there any way I can use my Network ID on my DS? I want to use the eShop and get Nintendo friends. I also want to sync my Nintendo Switch eShop game data with my DS. Also, I would like to use themes....
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Can you trade Pokemon from Pokemon Emerald and Leaf Green with DS Lite?

I have a Gameboy Advance and a DS Lite at home. Is it possible to trade Pokemon from DS Lite instead of Gameboy Advance?
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Do USA DS games work in AUS? [duplicate]

I bought a Nintendo DSI console in 2011 from Australia and I would like to buy a DS game online but it ships from America. Would the game still work on my device?
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Real DS to emulated Pokemon trade / Mystery Gift?

I recently dug up my old DS and Pokemon HGSS cartridge. However, I finished the game, so there is not a lot to do, that's why I wanted to start anew. Problem is, I would lose the Mystery Gift (Yellow ...
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I'm playing on a Nintendo DS emulator and the screen breaks, can anyone help me?

It is usually fixed whenever I do a quicksave and reload the game, but it goes back like this whenever I entered new room in the game. It's just fine when I play pokemon black2 & platinum.
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How can you record gameplay from both screens on the Nintendo DS?

My question is how can you record game-play from both screens on the Nintendo DS? Not the 3DS
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Why won't the "Migrate from" option appear on my Heart Gold game?

Here are the steps I've made: Pokemon Heart Gold is completed, all 16 badges, have the National dex, reached Pal Park in Fuschia city, and had the guy explaining to me how to use it. Pokemon Emerald ...
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How can I backup NDS .sav files to my computer?

I'm looking to extract the .sav files of certain NDS games (Pokemon Diamond, Pokemon Platinum, Pokemon Ranger, LOZ: Phantom Hourglass, LOZ: Spirit Tracks, and a few others) for which I'm using the ...
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What is the conversion rate from USD to Nintendo Points?

I was looking at the DS games on the eShop, and they were priced as real money. Just to be curious, is there a conversion between Nintendo points and money? (USD)
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I'm stuck in an endless loading screen. Is this normal?

I have a Nintendo DS with a DSOne Flash Card with EOS installed on it. Before the software update, it works completely fine. Just recently, I've managed to find an software update. However, after ...
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Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga DS , stuck on "Retake Theed Palace"

So I have a copy of Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga DS. I got stuck on episode 1 chapter 4, specifically on the puzzle with the hatches and the boxes. I switch to little Anakin to crawl through the ...
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Is a GameStop Switching Power Supply (Model 6002-7431) safe to use with a Nintendo DS Lite?

Evidently phone chargers are not good to use with a Nintendo DS Lite, as they're liable to damage the system. What about a GameStop Switching Power Supply? Searching the Internet, most hits for ...
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Nintendo 3DS face comparison/similarity feature?

If I recall correctly, on the DS Lite or DSi there was a feature where the camera would take a picture of two separate faces and display a percentage similarity between them - it may also have ...
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Unlock the DLC in Dragon Quest IX by connecting to a friend

Now that the Nintendo Wi-Fi for Nintendo DS is unavailable, is it true that if I connect to a friend that already has the DLC unlocked, will I be able to unlock it after we play? Do we need to do ...
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Do DS cartridge batteries run dry?

Do Nintendo DS cartridge batteries (do those games have batteries?) run dry after some time like GBA/GBC/GB games? Is it true that they will last at least 100 years or something?
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Can't start a new game

I recently borrowed a copy of Pokemon White for Nintendo DS from a friend who bought it used, so there was already a complete game on it. I used down + select + B to delete the game but whenever I try ...
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How can I copy a ROM from a DS cartridge to my computer?

I love Pokémon. I used to play Pokémon Black 2 on OpenEmu, but it froze and wouldn't let me play farther. In looking for a fix for this, I read that downloading Pokémon ROMs from the internet is ...
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Is it possible to trade Pokémon on HeartGold without using WEP?

Yes, there is already a similar question here, but it's not the same. Situation: WEP connections are not a good idea. There's no-one around who owns another 3DS and a Pokemon game. My question is: ...
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Question about French PAL DS games

There is a ds game I am wanting to buy on ebay, but the seller is from france and the ds cart is PAL. If I put the game in my ntsc 3ds or ds lite, would there be an option to change the language to ...
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Nintendo 3ds won't connect to my wifi

I can't seem to connect my 3ds in my wifi, but when I connect to other wifis like my friend's house and his pocket wifi it connects. Tried searching in google for solutions nothing work like changing ...
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Is there a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to a Physical cartridge?

I was traveling for a while and forgot my Nintendo DS, so I started playing on an emulator. During this time I played Pokemon Black 2. I've grown particularly fond of my team. I now am back home but ...
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Is Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness region-locked?

I have an Italian 3DS and I've bought a second-hand English Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. I should be able to play it, but I can't, and I don't know why. According to this question "Can I ...
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Joining Club Nintendo without a PIN

I´ve just bought a second-hand Nintendo Wii console, and I have previously bought a second-hand Nintendo DSXL. I´m trying to register for Club Nintendo, but it asks me to enter a PIN number which I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I play 3DS games on an NDS emulator?

What is the (or is there any) difference between 3DS and NDS games? Is it possible to play 3DS games on NDS emulator?
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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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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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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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