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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 find that I get much better performance on the ARM device.
Has this got anything to do with architecture?
Yes, it has.
Without trying to bore you with technical details, running code is a lot like following a cook book. Meanwhile, code that was written for a different platform is a lot like a cook book written in a foreign language.
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 ...
Your research is spot on. Any NTR code DS game will work on any 3DS. So, why doesn't it? The most likely reason is that it's a fake/copy/bootleg. These are quite common, especially for popular brands like Pokémon. If you post pictures of the cart (both sides), box front and back and manual, I might be able to tell you if it is indeed one.
Looking at your ...
The similarity feature does indeed exist in the camera app, which is part of the DSi system software.
The feature does not exist on the DS Lite, which does not have a camera in the first place, and does not seem to have carried over to the 3DS. At the very least, I have been unable to find out how to compare faces on the 3DS.
No, you cannot. The Nintendo DS, DS Lite, and DSi only had limited support for Internet functionality, and most of that functionality has been shut down.
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which allowed online play for certain games, was discontinued in May 2014.
The Nintendo DSi Shop was closed in April 2017.
As Nolonar mentioned in the comments, usually PAL DS games include English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The languages are usually stated on the back of the box.
Keep in mind though, that the Nintendo DSi and 3DS are region locked, and games from the PAL region can only be played on systems from the same region. The original DS is not region locked.