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What tools you need to play free NDS ROMS on Nintendo DS console
Nintendo has announced more details of its up-coming new
dual-screen portable gaming device, the Nintendo
has finally confirmed
Nintendo DS (NDS) release dates and suggested retail price. Price
tag in the US of $149.99 (£84), and 15,000 yen in Japan
(£76). At the first month when he demand is bound to be
high and shortage of Nintendo DS units can be predicted we think
you will see NDS retail for a bit higher price.
Download NDS ROMs
(Need to install eMule for the links on the site to work)
Surprisingly - for the first time in the history Nintendo
gaming giant, which dominates the portable games market, is releasing
such a device in the US before Japan.
Nintendo DS will go on sale
on 21 November
in the US and 2 December in Japan.
(Europe will see the
device on sale sometime at the start of 2005.)
Rival Sony has postponed the release of its PlayStation
Portable (PSP) until early 2005.
It is widely expected to go on sale in Japan first, however.
Nintendo already announced a 20% price cut on its popular Gameboy
Advance and GBA SP $79 in an attempt to reinforce its position
as the dominant portable gaming device.
DS final version design has a sleeker look and will be launched in two colors
silver and black. When the device was announced in January,
it was stressed that it was not meant to be the successor to the Gameboy
Advance SP -
and you can easily understand the reason for that - N tries to keep selling
cheap GB Advance while advancing the DS for more demanding gamers. If they
would have announced that GBA is "dead" and will be substituted by
new NDS - the sales of the GBA would plummet.
The things we are anxiously expecting to see:
(Updated: added links for the Dual Screen mysteries that have been solved)
Nintendo DS Emulator NDS roms...
- We know for a fact that Nintendo DS will be backward compatible with Gameboy
Advance games. On the bottom of the NDS device you have GB cartridge slot.
Now what we don't know for sure is if GBA Flash Cards and other Backup tools
will work with the DS or would Nintendo introduce some protection against
- 95% probability that Flash Cards will work on Nintendo DS - Do to compatibility
issues with the GB / GBC / GBA carts that didn't have any copy protection
it is highly unlikely that Flash Cards would not function on NDS otherwise
NOA risks making many old games unplayable.
Confirmed - GBA Flash Cards are compatible with DS but GB and Color cartridges are not so guess what - you will need a backup device to play Game Boy and GB Color games in emulator mode.
GBA Flash Cards that are compatible with Nintendo DS
- Who will be the first to release a Nintendo
And when will it be...
- Many programmers are ready to go as soon as they get more info. Some have
even rushed an released DSemu -
but all it does is emulate GBA roms which brings as to the next question.
Nintendo DS emulators at NDSemulator.com
- Who will be the first to release NDS roms?!
- we know for sure that Nintendo
DS roms exist - after all game developers
make the every time they compile a game for testing on DS development kits
but so far none of them (nds roms) have been leaked into the public and
the is one more think missing >
(DarkFader released Metroid and Mario 64 DS but first WORKING nds roms come from Golden Sun Team - GST)
- First Nintendo DS Game Card Backup Device?!
- We used Flash Advance Linkers for GBA rom backup but we will need new devices
for the backup of NDS Game Card ROMS. What will they be called (Nintendo
DS Linker, Linker DS, NDS Flash ..., ezDS-2-PCusb) well we don't really
care about the name as long as we have a working backup device that can
download DS roms from the Game Card and store them on computer.
Neo Flash 3in1 NDS Flash Linker Review
- NDS Multicarts!
- We have seen them made for Gameboy Advance and GB micro, but will we see multi-game cartridges for Nintendo DS consoles? (Updates: Yes we will)
Nintendo DS Multi Game Card
- What will be the acronym for Nintendo
DS Games / File extension. Two options.
- NintendoDS games -> DS roms and dot-nds files [*.ds] but this extension
has already been reserved by
DS = chemistry Software DS = TWAIN Data
Source ( = DLL). That doesn't mean that it can't be used but we give it a
- 30% provability
- NintendoDS games ->
NDS roms and [*.nds] file extension. Now this extension
is practically unused. The only place a NDS file can be found is as
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Saved Game file format. - 70% that provability that this is what will be
used by rom release group and emulator programmers and consequently it will
be the term you will have to use when searching for Nintendo DS roms downloads.
This is not 100% solved as there are multiple versions:
- most common are *.NDS roms
- *.DS.GBA and *.NDS.GBA extensions are used to make roms compatible with older flash writer software that requires rom to be bin or gba so ds.gba tricks it.
- *.neo a couple of roms from GST came as NEO and Neo Power Kit supports it.
- *.BIN binary dumps are always popular ;)
We are sure to test Flash Card compatibility as soon as we get our hands on
the first Nintendo DS unit which shouldn't be long. Expect our test results
in the end of November!
Nov 24, 2004 We tested DS console and it's compatibility with GBA Flash Cards
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