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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Can you move a modded DS game ROM into physical copy then play it on unhacked 3DS?

I have a unhacked 3DS handheld which contains many games, and I won't hack it because it is so smooth and well maintained like new. And I have so many physical games. There's a certain game called ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 thing sitting in slot 2 of my new DS lite?

When you buy a new DS lite some kind of placeholder is sitting in slot 2 of the DS. It appears to have electrical contacts but I can not find any documentation anywhere that says what it does, if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 bar ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Basement Key in Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings DS

Early on in Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, you have to find a Basement Key. You find a room with six pictures on the wall which you can press, and a magic lantern. When you blow on the lantern,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I determine if a used game is pirated?

How can I tell if used GBA/DS games are pirated?
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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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Do modern Nintendo DS games still work on the original DS?

I'm attracted by the type of games you get on the Nintendo DS. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money, so would be happy to buy a pre-owned original DS, but will it still play modern DS games? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do you take back the beach in the Costal Run level of Call of Duty: Black Ops for the DS?

I'm playing it through on the hardest difficulty, but I can't beat this part. I've tried exhausting all of my sniper rifle ammo from the rock on the the cliff that you start on to no avail, and ...
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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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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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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.