DS Lite Homebrew - how to?

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DS Lite Homebrew - how to?

Post by kaiserpc » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:58 pm

Okay, I've been looking at various ways of playing unsigned home brew gba/DS code on my DS lite. There seems to be too much choice though!

There's the supercard (CF, or Mini SD, SD, or micro SD) with either a supercard or passme2

Then there's the DS-Extreme 4gbit - that does everthing in just 1 card in the DS slot. But it seems to be incompatible with some software - like the new speccy emulator

and then there's the M3 (along with it's lite micro sd version). I haven't looked into this much, but I'm assuming I would need a supercard for that as well.

so my question is which is best for a DS Lite and which is most compatible (quite interested in using emulators and also using the home grew GBA stuff).

I can't seem to find any comparisons between all 3 online

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Post by acharris05 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:30 am

Hi, the M3 is a cracking flash cart and has better support for emulators and can run stuff at faster speeds than a supercard, though for homebrew apps, the Supercard probably has the edge, but slower when running emulators and older games.

If you buy an M3, you will not have to buy a supercard as well as it is the same thing. Then you have to buy either a Super Key or Passcard 3 passme card, unless you want to flash your DS (which though it has advantages, if you are not sure what you are doing then you can brick your DS) also watch for homebrew stuff from unofficial sources as they can contain viruses which can brick your DS.

I use a DS lite with a Super Key and M3 SD with a 1 Gb San Disk ultra II SD card with no problems whatsoever. Also visit the M3Wiki.com site (google it as I can't remember remember the address at the moment, not on my home comp)

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:00 am

Just out of curiosity, are you running Frodo DS and/or that new Speccy emulator with any of your kit?
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Post by acharris05 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:42 pm

Hi, I run FrodoDS and it is quite good, when they have disabled 1541 emulation, the games load quite quick and are playable with sound, though not perfect. Have not tried the new speccy emulator yet, though I will tomorrow if I get time and will send you a PM if you like to let you know what it is like.

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Post by igbandy » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:28 pm

Hi people, thought I would drag this old thread up again :) I have been recently looking into getting a card to play homebrew etc on my DS Lite and found the following card today,

http://www.mrmodchips.co.uk/catalog/pro ... 3dfa20e09c

anyone have any experiance with this M3 product? as it seems to eliminate any need for a pass card in the GBA slot.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:37 pm

Compatibility on these DS slot only cards are currently not good. Will prolly change in the future though, but homebrew stuff that's not longer worked on could possibly never work with it in the worst case scenario.

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Post by knight_beat » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:53 pm

If you don't mind me asking, how did you get FrodoDS working on the M3? I installed it over Christmas and couldn't get it to work correctly. It shows the competition screen on the top screen and just sits there doing nothing.

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Post by CrookedMouth » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:56 pm

CrocoDS the AmstradCPC emulator is really shaping up. I've only been running it inside dualis but compatibility and speed seems very good.
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Post by CrookedMouth » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:09 pm

I could have sworn that I posted this last night, but anyway.

A DS coder named GPF has made some decent progress with FrodoDS, I guess speed has become very good, sound is still a bit off. It has a reset button and a disk swapper. It starts getting good at the bottom of page 5 but he has been uploading test after test. This really looks promising. FrodoDS now has DLDI support which stands for Dynamically Linked Device Interface for libfat. So many devices are supported. Great stuff.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:27 am

CrookedMouth wrote:I could have sworn that I posted this last night, but anyway.
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4241

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Post by CrookedMouth » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:23 pm

Good, I thought my years of drugging had finally caught up to me. lol

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:30 am

BUMP.

What's the current best solution? Is there a compatible all in one solution that'll allow me to run homebrew and native DS stuff from the same cart (much easier to have a selection of backups on the one cart)?

Bought Mrs Ant a DS for our anniversary and as a puzzle game fan there will be plenty of homebrew things to tinker with on those lines, but she inevitably comes back to the same faves, so be good to have those stashed there as well.

I'm vaguely aware some systems use standard SD cards. That'd be handy, as I can expand as needed and/or set up a couple of cards for dfferent things (i.e. one for me, one for her - don't want to mess up her saves as it is her DS).
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:33 am

I've got a R4, it takes a micro SD card and runs stuff like the homebrew Lemmings DS just fine.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:09 am

Fair enough. Just ordered an R4 and a 2Gb micro SD card off Amazon/ebay respectively. Pretty cheap too considering the price I paid for my GBA EZFA II all those years ago.
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Post by Dudley » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:33 am

That 2gb sd card is however almost certainly a knock off pile of censored.

You need a quick one to run a lot of games properly, so hopefully you'll get lucky but maybe not.
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