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    Nintendo DS flashcart/multimedia card set up info. Another saint banger baby!!!

    Nothing illegal in this thread, ignore the buffoon trying to get this thread deleted.



    Can't stand them 12 year old yanks on youtube? Me neither! no pics, no death metal soundtrack, just me and my irresistible charm to guide you through the quagmire of the world of a few DS carts.

    I am using Windows Vista, if you aren't then you may have a slight variation on the options that you are given.

    If at all possible, use a "Proper" card reader, and not the one that comes supplied with your flashcart.
    The Acekard2 and the DSTT I have given links to, do not come supplied with a USB card reader, dealextreme do have a version with one on their site.

    Moonshell is an application that allows you to play your mp3 music files, look at photo's/e-books, and watch videos. some carts have it inbuilt, most require you to add it onto the micro SD card. It is optional to do this part of the process.

    Please do not ask for links to illegal downloads or discuss downloading games in this thread. Any reference to questions regarding copyrighted material will be reported to the moderators.

    If you have a DSi, these cards will not work on it. You need an "i" variant. PM me for links to these cards.

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    Original Poster

    [SIZE="3"]SEE POST #3 FOR INSTRUCTIONS[/SIZE]

    Click the picture of the card that you would like to read a review of(Courtesy of gba.temp) :


    ]
    http://gbatemp.net/up/acekard2.gif
    ]http://opium.gbatemp.net/DSTT/dsttcard.png]http://jph.gbatemp.net/SCDS1.png]http://gbatemp.net/images/reviews/edgeslot1.gif








    My current choice of card to recommend is the Acekard 2.
    I recommend you [COLOR="Red"]avoid the DSTT[/COLOR] due to many issues regarding it's authenticity, durability and support.

    The Nintendo DS flashcarts listed all use Micro SD format, The DSTT, AceKard2 and Edge cards I have linked to, do not come with a Micro SD card reader, if you need one, dealextreme do versions with one included.

    I recommend getting a 2GB Micro SD card.

    Size of memory cards

    1GB costs about £3.00, and holds approx 15 games
    2GB costs about £5.00, and holds approx 30 games
    4GB costs about £6.00, and holds approx 60 games
    8GB costs about £10, and holds approx 120 games

    The picture below is a link to one of the best threads on HUKD, click it for some good prices to Micro SD cards.

    ]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/saintmemory.jpg


    The best way to format your Micro SD card, is to use the Panasonic formatter which is designed to format SD cards, the "Windows" version does the job okay 95% of the time, but it wasn't designed to format SD cards.

    I have included instructions on how to do it with Windows, but here is the link for the Panasonic application if you would prefer to use that.

    ]Panasonic SD/SDHC formatter

    If you already have a flashcart, and are changing from one type of cart to another, you sometimes need to convert the save files on your micro SD card. This means you don't lose all your progress. To convert your files, use this online convertor.
    ]
    Savegames convertor

    Edited by: "thesaint" 30th Jul 2010

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="2"]AceKard2 instructions[/SIZE][/COLOR]

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/AceKard2.jpg

    [FONT="Arial Black"]You need a program on your computer to unzip "Zip" files.

    Link for free trials of ]Winrar and ]Winzip

    Download the micro-firmware from the Acekard site,
    ]AKAIO Micro firmware V1.5

    This firmware is a 3rd party one, fully endorsed by the Acekard team which is regarded to be better than the one that the Acecard team provide.

    When you have downloaded the micro-firmware, right click on the zip file and select "Extract here".

    You will then see 3 new files:

    _aio
    akmenu4.nds
    readme_AKAIO.txt

    Connect your Micro SD card to your computer with a card reader.

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/DSC00008-1.jpg

    Format your Micro SD card in your computer. If you right click the drive that corresponds with it when connected, you select "Format". Format in "FAT".

    Have the Micro SD card open in one window, and the extracted files in another.

    Drag and drop the _aio and the akmenu4.nds files to the Micro SD card(Copy them over).
    Ignore the other folder(readme), it is not required.

    Right click on an open space in the Micro SD card, and select "New", and then "Folder".

    Name this Folder "Games"

    Repeat this last process 3 times, and name the folders "Music", "Pictures", "Video"

    Drag and drop your games into the "Games" folder, MP3's into the the "Music" folder, Jpegs into the "Pictures" folder, and so on.

    Download "]Moonshell", this is also a Zip file from GBA.TEMP.


    Moonshell

    Save the moonshell zip file to your PC.

    Right click on the Moonshell zip file, and select "Extract here".

    Once the folders have been extracted, copy and paste the moonshl2 folder and the moonshl2.nds file onto your Micro SD card.

    You have now got "Moonshell" installed.


    Insert the Micro SD card into the AceKard2 flashcart, it is spring loaded, so remember to push it in when removing it, and don't try to pull it out.
    [COLOR="Blue"]Note: The new version of the Acekard does not have a spring loaded micro SD slot)[/COLOR]


    Soft reset-(Optional)

    Soft-Reset allows you to return to the Games folder without switching off the DS and then switching on again.
    To use Soft-Reset once enabled, press a,b.x,y + L & R and down on the D-Pad at the same time.

    Go to the main menu page for the AceKard2. Highlight 'Games'
    On the touch screen, press 'Start'.
    Select 'Patches'
    Toggle 'Soft-Reset' to 'Enabled'.[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Red"]DSTT (Top ToyDS) Instructions[/COLOR]
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]
    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/DSTT.jpg

    You need a program on your computer to unzip "Zip" files.

    Link for free trials of ]Winrar and ]Winzip


    Connect your Micro SD card to your computer with a card reader.

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/DSC00004.jpg

    Format your Micro SD card in your computer. If you right click the drive that corresponds with it when connected, you select "Format". Format in "FAT".


    Download the Micro-Firmware from GBA.TEMP, the DSTT website sucks a fat one.
    ]DSTT Micro-Firmware V1.17

    Right Click the downloaded Zip file and select "Extract Here".

    You will be left with a folder named "eng".
    Delete the Zip file, as you no longer need it.

    Open the "eng" folder. You will see two folders "TTMenu" and TTMENU.DAT"



    Have this open in one window, and drag and drop the "TTMenu" and "TTMENU.DAT" folders onto the Micro SD card

    Delete the "eng" folder, as this is also no longer needed.

    Right click on an open space in the Micro SD card, and select "New", and then "Folder".

    Name this Folder "Games"

    Repeat this last process 3 times, and name the folders "Music", "Pictures", "Video"

    Drag and drop your games into the "Games" folder, MP3's into the the "Music" folder, Jpegs into the "Pictures" folder, and so on.

    Download "Moonshell", this is also a Zip file from GBA.TEMP.


    ]Moonshell

    Save the moonshell zip file to the Micro SD card

    Right click on the Moonshell zip file, and select "Extract here".
    Once the folders have been extracted, delete the zip file.

    Open the extracted folder, and open the "Set up" file(It looks like '7setup'.
    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/7Setup.jpg

    This may need permission to be able to run, if your computer asks, allow the program to run.

    Select "English" as the language.
    In the next window where it asks for the selected drive, change this to whatever drive you have got the Micro SD card connected to.(Removable drive)

    At the top of the next window click the "All clear" button.
    Tick the box that that is "AUTOPATCH Default, No interface", there is not one specific to the DSTT, so "Autopatch" is generic.

    Click "Setup" at the bottom of the window.

    Click OK" in the next window that appears "Set up completed".

    You will usually get a message questioning whether it installed correctly, just select " This program installed correctly".

    Now delete the Folder "Moonshell171p1_with_dpgtools131" from the Micro SD card

    You have now got "Moonshell" installed.

    Insert the Micro SD card into the DSTT flashcart, it is spring loaded, so remember to push it in when removing it, and don't try to pull it out.

    Your DSTT cartridge is now ready to use, when you insert it and switch on, it will automatically launch into the DSTT Menu.[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Red"]SuperCard One Instructions[/COLOR]

    [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/SuperCardone.jpg

    You need a program on your computer to unzip "Zip" files.

    Link for free trials of ]Winrar and ]Winzip

    Download the Micro-Firmware from the SuperCard website:

    ]
    SuperCard one Micro-Firmware(V3.0-SP8)



    When you have downloaded the micro-firmware, right click on the zip file and select "Extract here".

    You will then see 3 new files:

    1. eng
    2. SC DSone Help
    3. readme

    Delete 2&3 as they are not required.
    Open up the 'eng' folder. You will see two files. These are 'scshell' and MSFORSC.NDS

    Connect your Micro SD card to your computer with a card reader(There is one supplied)

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/DSC00001.jpg

    Format your Micro SD card in your computer. If you right click the drive that corresponds with it when connected, you select "Format". Format in "FAT".

    Drag and drop the 'scshell' and the MSFORSC.NDS files to the Micro SD card(Copy them over).

    Right click on an open space in the Micro SD card, and select "New", and then "Folder".

    Name this Folder "Games"

    Repeat this last process 3 times, and name the folders "Music", "Pictures", "Video"

    Drag and drop your games into the "Games" folder, MP3's into the the "Music" folder, Jpegs into the "Pictures" folder, and so on.

    Moonshell is already incorporated into the SuperCard One but one addition you may want to make is to swap the screen settings, so that you can select games on the touch screen.

    To swap screens

    Open the 'scshell' folder.
    Select 'global' and open this file. Notepad will open.
    Scroll down to 'fileselect screen = 1'
    Delete the number '1' and replace it with '0'
    On your browser, select 'file'>Save.
    Close notepad.

    Insert the Micro SD card into the SuperCard one flashcart, it is spring loaded, so remember to push it in when removing it, and don't try to pull it out.[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Red"]Edge card instructions[/COLOR]

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/DSC00023.jpg

    [FONT="Arial Black"]You need a program on your computer to unzip "Zip" files.

    Link for free trials of ]Winrar and ]Winzip

    Download the Micro-Firmware from the 'GBA temp"' website (Currently OS-1.9(Mar 2010 ):
    ]Edge Micro-Firmware


    When you have downloaded the micro-firmware, right click on the zip file and select "Extract here".

    You will then have 3 files

    1. EDGE
    2. readme
    3. EDGE.DAT

    The 'EDGE' folder contains a cheat file, I don't know how to use it, so I have left this out.
    The 'readme' file can also be disregarded.

    Connect your Micro SD card to your computer with a card reader(There is one supplied)

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/guide/EdgeUSBreader.jpg

    Format your Micro SD card in your computer. If you right click the drive that corresponds with it when connected, you select "Format". Format in "FAT".

    Drag and drop the 'EDGE.DAT' file onto your Micro-SD card(Copy it over).

    Right click on an open space in the Micro SD card, and select "New", and then "Folder".

    Name this Folder "Games"

    Repeat this last process 3 times, and name the folders "Music", "Pictures", "Video"

    Drag and drop your games into the "Games" folder, MP3's into the the "Music" folder, Jpegs into the "Pictures" folder, and so on.


    Download Moonshell from the 'Edge" website. Save it to your Micro SD card.

    ]Moonshell

    Right click on the file, and select "Extract Here"

    You will have 2 files

    1.moonshl
    2.readme-en

    Delete the file you downloaded (moonshell-edge-1.71-release2), and the 'readme-en' file.

    Your edge card is now set up.

    Insert the Micro SD card into the the 'Edge' flashcart, bear in mind that the Micro SD slot in this card is not spring loaded.

    The "Edge" card supports multiple game folders.[/FONT]

    I respect the fact that you didn't use "reserved", I cant wait for this Banger

    Those youtube videos are actually helpful by the young american dudes and one helped me to unbrick my ipod touch.

    Original Poster

    There won't be the others added for a few days, I have not wrote them up yet.
    I usually do them from memory.

    The AceKard instructions are for 'gmwr' who had asked me to write them up.

    Banned

    black gerbil1;2326835

    I cant wait for this Banger



    I bet you can't.

    This might be of interest to someone...

    bliss.hanirc.org/blog/

    I use this instead of the AceKard operating system. It is basically the same with added bells and whistles. From memory you can copy, delete and paste files directly on your DS...as well as cropping files. I can't remember if those are available on the normal OS... but I know I preferred it when I tried it.

    Original Poster

    Supercard instructions added.

    Is it possible to just stick the roms in the root dir instead (DSTT) ?

    I am setting this card up for my girlfriend's sister who doesn't speak any English and I don't own a DS to test it on so I want to keep it as simple as possible. I have formatted the card to FAT and copied Japanese versions of the DSTT firmware and moonshell onto the card and I just need to put some games on there now.

    Original Poster

    Spark,

    Yes it is possible to put them directly on the root of the card, but if you have a lot of games, it may run into problems.

    Just put the folder there, and put the games in. I would seriously advise you borrow a DS to test it on if possible.

    Spark;2351599

    Is it possible to just stick the roms in the root dir instead (DSTT) ?I … Is it possible to just stick the roms in the root dir instead (DSTT) ?I am setting this card up for my girlfriend's sister who doesn't speak any English and I don't own a DS to test it on so I want to keep it as simple as possible. I have formatted the card to FAT and copied Japanese versions of the DSTT firmware and moonshell onto the card and I just need to put some games on there now.



    I put mine in the root and the DS froze from time to time. I am not sure what fixed it - formatting to FAT 16 or putting the games in their own directory. I think the answer is to create the directory as Saint suggests. At least you are ruling out future problems being caused because you put the games in the root.

    OK, the card is in FAT16, and I already put the roms on it in the root (about 60) so I'll put them in their own directory, thanks for the help guys.

    Does it matter what the dir is called by the way (ie can I call it ゲーム (Games in JP) instead of just 'Games') ?

    Original Poster

    Spark;2354454

    OK, the card is in FAT16, and I already put the roms on it in the root … OK, the card is in FAT16, and I already put the roms on it in the root (about 60) so I'll put them in their own directory, thanks for the help guys.Does it matter what the dir is called by the way (ie can I call it ゲーム (Games in JP) instead of just 'Games') ?




    With 60 games, you definitely need a folder.

    It doesn't matter what the folder is called.

    Sweet, thanks a lot mate.

    Original Poster

    Received my 'Edge' card an hour ago, it's very easy to set up, instructions added above.

    What a brilliant guide by thesaint. My kids have both R4's and M3's (which were a doddle to set-up as they're pretty much pre-installed with the required software). The guide for the DSTT, which I've just bought for my father-in-law, was therefore invaluable as it arrives with absolutely no instructions at all - many thanks to thesaint:thumbsup:

    thanks

    Banned

    Excellent tutorial! Will add rep once i've spread it around abit!

    Banned

    arrggghhh is anyone about

    Banned

    OMG i did it, all by meself, well with a little help from this here thread

    Banned

    sassie;2705979

    OMG i did it, all by meself, well with a little help from this here thread



    OK maybe not, got the games working, but on start up it goes straight to games, how do i go to other folders:oops:

    sassie;2706084

    OK maybe not, got the games working, but on start up it goes straight to … OK maybe not, got the games working, but on start up it goes straight to games, how do i go to other folders:oops:



    what card do you have?

    Banned

    dstt i did everything above but when i got to this bit below it said error something or other, so i carried on anyway, so think something has been missed maybe, like a menu bit or something (probably aint making much sense)

    "At the top of the next window click the "All clear" button.
    Tick the box that that is "AUTOPATCH Default, No interface", there is not one specific to the DSTT, so "Autopatch" is generic.

    Click "Setup" at the bottom of the window.

    sassie;2706143

    dstt i did everything above but when i got to this bit below it said … dstt i did everything above but when i got to this bit below it said error something or other, so i carried on anyway, so think something has been missed maybe, like a menu bit or something (probably aint making much sense)"At the top of the next window click the "All clear" button.Tick the box that that is "AUTOPATCH Default, No interface", there is not one specific to the DSTT, so "Autopatch" is generic.Click "Setup" at the bottom of the window.



    After you clicked setup with the green arrow did files start being installed?

    Upon completion it says setup complete, you click ok then the whole interface closes down.

    On the micro SD, if you view it on your pc you should see the folders you have created but now a new one called moonshell and a file called moonshell autocreated.nds.

    If you have those then all you should need to to in order to start moonshell is find it while browsing through your game list on the DS.

    Banned

    it started i think but then said it couldnt and some error, it never said up complete, i will redo it and copy what t says

    sassie;2706266

    it started i think but then said it couldnt and some error, it never said … it started i think but then said it couldnt and some error, it never said up complete, i will redo it and copy what t says



    there is no need to have the moonshell with dpgtools on your microsd, that folder with the setup can stay on your pc, it asks were you want to install moonshell anyways, as long as you choose the drive your microsd is in, then clear the list and only have a tick on autopatch, it should just be click the setup wth green tick at the bottom to get the files on your card.

    Failing all that, does your email accept a 2.5mb .zip file?

    I can email you the .zip which you will just have to hold your right mouse button on it, drag to the window with your microsd card in, then select extract here. job done..

    Banned

    i have done what your saying you will send me, this time the set up said it was done, so deleted the folder it told me to (in the saintspost) and popped him into ds and still straight to games, no menu, but it does say when deleting folder something about not deleting as its a set up file or something..... this is a pic of what is on the sd card

    http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc254/sassie-sassie/dstt.jpg

    Just noticed when i scroll down my games there is one at the bottom that says MoonShell_AUTOPATCH_def me thinks this shouldnt be there

    sassie;2706426

    i have done what your saying you will send me, this time the set up said … i have done what your saying you will send me, this time the set up said it was done, so deleted the folder it told me to (in the saintspost) and popped him into ds and still straight to games, no menu, but it does say when deleting folder something about not deleting as its a set up file or something..... this is a pic of what is on the sd cardJust noticed when i scroll down my games there is [COLOR="Red"]one at the bottom that says MoonShell_AUTOPATCH[/COLOR]_def me thinks this shouldnt be there



    seems ur all done m8, just load that one it will load moonshell:thumbsup:

    Banned

    i clicked on that and it loads, when i click on a game it says

    not support adaptor

    sassie;2706468

    i clicked on that and it loads, when i click on a game it saysnot support … i clicked on that and it loads, when i click on a game it saysnot support adaptor



    hmmmmm thats weird, as from ur pic it seems you have the correct files in place for a dstt.

    gimme a min..

    Banned

    and shurely the menu should come up on its own, not scroll down the games to open it

    sassie;2706487

    and shurely the menu should come up on its own, not scroll down the games … and shurely the menu should come up on its own, not scroll down the games to open it



    no m8, thats how it works.. moonshell itself is like a game that you use to view your pics, play your vids or mp3's with.. it's not needed to play games..

    Banned

    DudeyGeeza;2706514

    no m8, thats how it works.. moonshell itself is like a game that you use … no m8, thats how it works.. moonshell itself is like a game that you use to view your pics, play your vids or mp3's with.. it's not needed to play games..



    oh right, i can play games, but not when i click on moonsheell then games (if that makes sense)
    So does it not have a menu on start up and how do i get to view the other folders, music and pics, when i click on the moonshell all comes up is the games again

    sassie;2706528

    oh right, i can play games, but not when i click on moonsheell then games … oh right, i can play games, but not when i click on moonsheell then games (if that makes sense)So does it not have a menu on start up



    moonshell doesnt boot, the dstt menu boots so u can access n load your games (moonshell being one of them) you just load moonshell if you want to play music or vids etc, moonshell should load into its blue coloured menu and give u access to the folders u created on your microsd..

    is there a ..// or //.. at the top of the list in moonshell? if so double click that to go up a folder(out of the games one)

    Banned

    i ahve no idea what you are on about really, the r4 comes up with a menu, i now assume the dstt doesnt

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