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Posted by Triforce on Tue, November 4th, 2008 at 21:24 - 14 Comments
 
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Triforce United Kingdom

 


While it's old news that the DSi can't boot up the current generation of flashcards, (or at least not without some kind of hack). Not many people have actually seen them being tested. Earlier i was browsing nico video and saw a guy that tried 28 different devices, all of which obviously failed on the new DSi hardware. Everything from old passme's through to action replay's up to the standard slot-1 flashcards we all know and use today. I had to take this video out of my cache and upload it to dailymotion as nico douga doesn't allow offsite embedding.


nicovideo Video Source


 
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Fyrus France

  Tue, November 4th, 2008 at 23:37
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Though i don't really understand the language, i bet the DSi System tells that the cart is corrupted or something like this ?

This post has been edited by Fyrus, Tue, November 4th, 2008 at 23:38
 
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aparoid_x United States

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 02:47
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I think they failed because they were designed to run on the DS/DS Lite. Obviously the DSi isn't just a new model of the previous DS's; that is, there is new code in the firmware. I don't think Nintendo has stopped us flashcart users just yet.
 
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Triforce United Kingdom

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 03:23
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aparoid_x on Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 02:47 [»]

I think they failed because they were designed to run on the DS/DS Lite. Obviously the DSi isn't just a new model of the previous DS's; that is, there is new code in the firmware. I don't think Nintendo has stopped us flashcart users just yet.


Of course theres new code in the firmware, it has a completely different menu with new applications and code to run 2 cameras etc, it would have been laughable if any of the current flash cards actually worked. However flashcards failing doesn't really mean anything at this point in time.

A custom or hacked firmware installed from either SD slot or over wifi via a server side application would be lovely. If the firmware can be updated over wifi, it could be possible to make the necessary changes to the loader to allow it to boot old flashcards again, but i'm just guessing and assuming things at this point in time, just like everyone else..

I've read about yasu managing to run code from the DSi but he doesn't give away how it was achieved and what the limitations were, so this hack is moot until further details surface. This is why i haven't made a news post about it because theres nothing to say other than watching a 5 second video and guessing and assuming about something most of us honestly know nothing about yet.
 
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Creebo United States

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 03:53
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CreeboMe 2.0!
 
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Upaut United States

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 05:34
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Triforce on Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 03:23 [»]

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aparoid_x on Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 02:47 [»]

I think they failed because they were designed to run on the DS/DS Lite. Obviously the DSi isn't just a new model of the previous DS's; that is, there is new code in the firmware. I don't think Nintendo has stopped us flashcart users just yet.


Of course theres new code in the firmware, it has a completely different menu with new applications and code to run 2 cameras etc, it would have been laughable if any of the current flash cards actually worked. However flashcards failing doesn't really mean anything at this point in time.

A custom or hacked firmware installed from either SD slot or over wifi via a server side application would be lovely. If the firmware can be updated over wifi, it could be possible to make the necessary changes to the loader to allow it to boot old flashcards again, but i'm just guessing and assuming things at this point in time, just like everyone else..

I've read about yasu managing to run code from the DSi but he doesn't give away how it was achieved and what the limitations were, so this hack is moot until further details surface. This is why i haven't made a news post about it because theres nothing to say other than watching a 5 second video and guessing and assuming about something most of us honestly know nothing about yet.

Hmm, yeah.  I, too, felt Yaso's video showed very little in the name of details as to how he/she managed to write "Everyone's First Program" (seriously, it doesn't matter what programming language you learn, the first program is ALWAYS "Hello World").  From the specs we have, I'm guessing Yaso ran some C/C++ code through the SD slot, since we're still working with Arm7.

Honestly, I'd hate to see us having to work around things with the DSi in the same way that homebrewers/pirates have to work with the PSP (putting a service-mode battery in to run code from the memory stick).  But, if it comes down to that, I'll do it.
 
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samfreak United States

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 06:30
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Nintendo's god is dead and no one cares.
I would never buy this. Would anyone else here?
 
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Chilly Australia

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 11:09
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I see this as possibly 1 of 2 things:
  1. A minor temporary set back
  2. A conspiracy to discourage future flash card purchases

Really if a DSi is 100% compatible with current games, it should be compatible with the vast majority of flash cards.
 
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DieForIt Belgium

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 12:24
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This is still some bad news :(
 
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Triforce United Kingdom

  Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 14:41
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Creebo on Wed, November 5th, 2008 at 03:53 [»]

CreeboMe 2.0!


Fuck Yeah!
 
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