It would appear that the games are not region locked according this this Wiki article that states:
"The Game Boy and Nintendo DS product lines do not use regional
lockouts for physically distributed games; however, software specific
to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked, and cartridges released by iQue
in China can only be played on DS models ...
A DS cartridge is like a micro SD card, so they don't have any battery inside.
And regarding life expectancy of an SD card I'll quote SuperUser:
Flash memory indeed has limited write cycles. However, by now it is unlikely that you'll encounter this within the normal lifetime of such a card. Usually this is in the order of 100,000 write cycles today and ...
I'm 95% sure the DS Lite doesn't support "hot swapping" like this, I had a unit for two years but lost it. I am 100% certain my Nintendo DS ("fat") does not support hot swapping cards, and I'm pretty sure the DS Lite functioned exactly the same in that regard. Both DS game cards and GBA carts had to be inserted before the console was powered on to be ...
As in Ryan's answer, Nintendo DS games aren't region locked. I can confirm this myself as I'm in the UK and I regularly import US/Japanese games that don't make it over here.
However, the Wiki quote raises this small caveat that I feel needs explaining more:
software specific to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked
What this means is that, if you use a ...
No. Pokemon "ownership" is based on both the trainer's name and the original trainer ID which is a random 5-digit number (assigned when you start your game). Both values can be seen in a Pokemon's summary screen.
So even with the same name, the chance of having the same ID Number is extremely small.
Tested on my own DS Lite, which is "tried and true" (I think I got it in the summer of 2007, and it still works perfectly fine, never crashes or anything), and yes, the DS Lite does not support hot swapping (unlike, say, the 3DS).
There are far more games contained in that cartridge. (1 game vs. 25-in-one cartridge)
The cartridge back-side screw is not the same as the original screw
There is another splash screen that loads prior to the official Nintendo screen.
There is no official box, or the box received is different than the official box.
The cartridge is bigger than ...
The first tip I would give you might be obvious, but nevertheless many seem to forget it: Use your index/middle finger instead of your thumb. You'll find that if you place the controller on a surface and tap the buttons with your index finger, you achieve a much faster pressing rate.
The second tip comes straight from the pro, Toshiyuki Takahashi (a.k.a. ...
Looks to be an Action Replay. You insert it into your system, and then a game into the Action Replay. Typically allows for cheating in games and copying save files.
Gamestop often sells them, whereas I've not seen them sell flash carts.
I just rummaged through the many different DS cases I have, and have come to the following conclusion - if it is a game produced by Nintendo (first party titles), it will have the GBA slot. If it is a different publisher, it is pretty hit and miss. (My XSEED ones didn't, but some of my Majesco ones did, while others didn't.)
That said, I obviously cannot ...
Two ways that I know of:
People are playing DS games on an emulator, and thus it would be as easy as just recording your screen.
Using a capture card. Here's a website which shows the capture card in use (and sells them).
The contacts are to keep the card slot contact bus clean, burnished, and free from plastic residues.
Plastic wheels on model trains can leave a buildup on the track which functions as an insulator and is hard to remove. If the placeholder card in the DS Lite were all plastic, a similar buildup could accumulate on the DS's electrical contacts and interfere ...
A few devices exist specifically for the purpose of dumping these things, such as the NDS Backup Adapter Plus - I don't have any experience with that particular device, but as I understand it, you just put the game into the adapter, and connect the adapter to your PC. This is likely to be the easiest way to do this, but looking around, it seems like it might ...
According to Nintendo's Wifi help page:
Important note about the Nintendo DSi and WPA security: While the Nintendo DSi is compatible with WPA security, Nintendo DS games with online play still require the use of WEP or no security to connect with the Nintendo WFC.
After some clarification from Micheal Madsen, it seems the answer is slightly more ...
Yes you can. However you need some special hardware.
First you need a Flashcart. A flash cart is an special cartridge which allows the use of homebrew in the DS. Homebrew software is software developed by the community to be used on certain device or environment. This homebrew usually comes in the form of roms or similar.
With that said, you can use such a ...
Traditionally Final Fantasy bosses are immune to most negative status effects with specific exceptions (slow being a common-ish one).
Browsing through the final fantasy wiki I don't even see a reference to specific immunities for FF3 bosses (most other games note immunity piecemeal when relevant), so I'd say that's a good hint they're just all immune.
There is no way to dump DS cartridges without using either a DS and some kind of flash cart or perhaps a 3DS and homebrew... unless you are willing to make your own custom hardware (no simple task). The closest thing might be the NDS Adapter Plus, but that supports only reading and writing save files, not the games themselves.
However, it has been a few ...
Generally speaking, using generic chargers is a bad idea. They're not as reliable as the official ones. With that said, theory says you should be okay using it, though it's not ideal for the DS.
The output voltage of an official charger it's 5.2V and the output current 450mA. Your charger is 5V and 1000mA. Lower voltage means the DS will not be charged as ...
I have plenty of experience here, having stuff from all three regions!
Basically, everything up to Nintendo DS is not region-locked.
Any software that is DSi-exclusive is region-locked.
As of the 3DS, everything is region-locked.
South Africa is located in the PAL region, so you could buy games in Europe and send them, but not in the US.
Couple ways I can think of.
Utilizing an ActionReplay system to turn the Pokémon to code, and then transfer them to ActionReplay in your physical game
Using a Flash cart to import your whole save file in the emulator to a new physical cartridge
Use Pokegen to recreate your team manually. You'll need to know all the pertinent data, though, like secret ID and ...
I would suggest you do make sure you are using the right version for your card and that you removed the previous files required on the SD card so that only the new files are there, otherwise version conflicts may occur. You didn't specify your update method and as I recall this card had two options: one to simply rewrite files on the SD card, and another ...
No there is no way for any version of the DS to make use of the multiplayer functions of any GameBoy Advance cartridge, the system lacks the physical capacity to use either link cables or the GBA wireless adapter.
I agree that it is a foolish and arbitrary mechanic that doesn't make any game more enjoyable.
The first and easiest way if the game allows and sometimes even if it doesn't would be cheat. If you don't have to struggle through a rapid-push mechanic, then you don't need to press the buttons faster. Some mechanisms involve software or hacked saves or in more ...
As fbueckert commented, there are a few factors with the pocket itself. However, as quoted in this article, Nintendo's President and CEO Satoru Iwata has had Nintendo design their handhelds with possible damage from a child's carelessness in mind, so the cards are designed to be durable. In my experience, my DSi has suffered more from being in my pocket than ...
SuperCard DSTWO still works with the 3DS with the latest update (6.3.0-12), as long as you keep the card's firmware updated.
Keep in mind that if your 3DS already has the latest update, you might not be able to update the card itself. You'll need a 3DS with a lower firmware version or a DS.
Is it worthwile
Definitely expensive, imbuing is sadly a needless extra for the majority of the game. As you said, equipment is quickly replaced so upgrading equipment is largely a waste of effort. You can get through the entire game without it.
Needless, but not altogether useless, imbuing simply expands your available options. Considering the cost of ...