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 can I determine if a used game is pirated?

How can I tell if used GBA/DS games are pirated?
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I killed Magus in Chrono Trigger. Did I miss the opportunity to have him in my party?

I've been replaying Chrono Trigger on the DS and have gotten to the point after the Ocean Palace where you fight Magus for the second time. I think I killed him... Have I missed the opportunity to ...
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Can a 3DS receive DS Download Play games from DS cartridges?

Can the 3DS receive and play games from the regular DS (DS, DSi, DS Lite, DSi XL)? For example, Tetris from Tetris DS or Mario vs Luigi from New Super Mario Bros. Or will I lose the ability to play ...
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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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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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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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When can I stop picking up trash?

I started playing London Life today, and while my job as a Trash Picker is pretty profitable, I would love to be able to do something different. I know that in the Station, a man mentioned that if I ...
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Is it possible to move around during combat?

So far, whenever I have engaged enemies in combat while playing Chrono Trigger, I noticed that while the enemies might move around during the fight my party members stay completely still (unless ...
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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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What's the most powerful sword in Chrono Trigger DS?

The most powerful weapon in the original Chrono Trigger was the Rainbow Sword, which I've already gotten. However, I've seen suggestions around the net that the DS version has something even better in ...
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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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What is a good class configuration for Etrian Odyssey 2?

I need class help in Etrian Odyssey 2. I'm having a hard time with the FOEs on level 2, even with a party of all level 7-8 characters.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's Revocation?

In Dragon Quest 9, what's "revocation"? How does it affect new treasure maps? Is it the same thing as changing jobs at Alltrades Abbey? Is there a limit to the number of times each party member can ...
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Is there any way to increase charisma in The Dark Spire?

I wanted to make my warrior character a Paladin, but apparently he requires a high Charisma attribute. The other attributes can be increased by training, is there no way to increase this one?
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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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DS won't power up

My son's DS won't power up when the button is pushed. It worked fine up until now, but it is about 5 years old. We have tried charging it (with several chargers in case that is the issue) and there is ...
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How can I get a bunch of 1-UPs in New Super Mario Bros(DS)?

I need to rack up a bunch of free lives in New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo DS). What is the fastest technique to get a bunch of 1ups / free lives? (Will the staircase + koopa trick work in NSMB? ...
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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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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 router/...
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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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Daily Events in Fifth Gen

What are the daily events that I should be attending in Pokemon Black and White? I'm mainly referring to items given out daily, swarm like events from 4th Gen, and daily battles. Feel free to include ...
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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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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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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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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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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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What level are the gyms?

What level are the Pokemon in each Black and White gym?
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What do the gold wizard's hats do?

I have managed to find a couple of golden wizard's hats in various levels of LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7. I never manage to find all the ones in a level, though, which made me wonder if they were ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What pokemon do the NPCs use when allied for multi-battles?

On the battle subway you can ally with an NPC (for multi battle and super-multi battle), and tell them to focus on Attack, Defense, or Mixed. What sort of pokemon am I signing myself up for with the ...
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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)?