nintendo ds rom dumps, almost

nintendo ds rom dumps, almost

it’s nintendo ds week here folks, well, not really, i’m just trying to get a few nintendo posts up as things “start” to develop. over on the gbadev forum, it looks like someone dumped the rom of metroid prime, at least the start of it. why is this good? one, figuring this out will get us all started on developing games, content, applications and more. and two, i know i’d like back up my roms the ds cartridges are tiny and bound to get lost, ideally i’d like to store them all on one big ole’ monster card.


  1. Nitro’s claims are a little shakey. They’ve missed deadlines and have been known to talk a little trash. It seems like the real work is being done by – they’d probably be a better place to lend your programming props if you’re feeling philanthropic.

    The developing saga is summarized here:

  2. Dr_x says:

    well this is good,

    very good,

    yes good!

    now, maby with the hack that alows you to play gbc
    (game boy color) cartridges. it may be easyier to acess the DS.

    i sorry if i sound like a moron, i understand very litle of all this, personaly i like the PSP (playstation portable)

    if you dont know what that is google it.

  3. john says:

    im kinda curious if theres going to be a way to have a program on a laptop that uses the wifi card to start a game or something like that istead of having to have a game in the ds start the game off in a pc with a wifi card download and join the game with out a card something like that

  4. Jeremy p says:

    cool for backing up, but just for that. no doubt an emulator will follow (if there isnt already, im not up on this stuff), but how will you play the games? maybe something that tracks the mouse position over the bottom screen, but then what about buttons? it’d be kinda tricky doing it all with one hand, but who knows…actually, hunters with a keyboard and mouse could work pretty good…

  5. fabrenz says:

    Yes, Metroid has definitely been dumped. Fake dumps of Mario and Sonic have been floating around, but DarkFader from is the only one who can dump DS cards, and he has only released Metroid.

    How do I know it definitely has been dumped? I have the files here right now. If you do manage to find a dump, it will need to be extracted with DarkFader’s tool ( I can already view the maps and models, it’s only a matter of time before full-blown level editors and such are released.

  6. DarkFader says:
  7. nds list says:

    Not only most of the DS games have been dumped, but also now you can play them on the NDS with a special backup kit!

    And dump that Darkfader made was not “clean”

  8. If you just search GOOGLE for “nintendo ds roms” you will find sites that have 100+ games dumped and waiting for download…

  9. dude says:

    hey can anyone tell me site that will have nintendo Ds Roms downloadable and please dont tell me to search ive tried google, yahoo, altavista, nine Msn, Ask jeeves, lycos ive tried loads please tell me a direc site to where i can download roms for Nintendo Ds…
    oh and email me at

  10. ds.roms says:

    #9. have you tried – that would be my obvious first choise if I would not be using Google search.

  11. roms nds says:

    In case you need an emulator to preview roms on PC all of them are reviewed at with game compatibility listed. Best one IMO is DeSmuME.

  12. free says:

    #9 well without searching Google my first choice would be to look at

  13. joe says:

    i have real roms from resident evil ds to nintendogs i have a total of 36 roms all working i have tried them on passme 1 and 2 (flash cart)both with srt10 firmware 1.3 and 1.4 if anyone want a copy of these commercial roms id be happy to help just email me @

  14. FunkyFIsch says:

    Hey guys,does any1 know where i can find trainers or patches for ds roms?I heardthat instead of gameshark there are patches for roms

  15. killz says:

    can sumone give me a good website 2 download DeSmuME games i wud be really gratefull fanx

  16. Jamie Sanger says:

    Go buy an M3 Simply and a 4 gig MicroSD, visit and downlaod whatever “Back up” you want – I was getting 300Kbps+ speeds too – no torrents!. I currently carry around over 40 playable “back ups” on one card. A whole lot of games…errr “back ups” running on a NDS for under £30GBP.

  17. Eric says:

    There are really good homebrew guides at since you are looking for them

  18. UrBstFrnd says:

    hey guys an awsome site for loads of free downloads is LOADS of free downloads with a limit of 80 megs. a day for download, but can download large roms 80+ megs.

    also if you have a wireless connection you can reconnect your connection you can lownload more as if its another day. :) I have over 70 working games, have fun gaming

  19. Peter says:

    #16 – this is not good advice; the 4GB Micro SD is an SHDC card, and the M3DS Simply (like most DS flash cards) doesn’t support them – so the biggest card you can use is 2GB.

    If you want SDHC support, then get a M3DS Real, DSTT, CycloDS or the new SuperCard ONE (it has SDHC on the packaging). These all definately support SDHC.

  20. bobert says:

    #19 – There are 4gb micro SDs that aren’t SDHC. They just happen to be quite rare. The minor issue is that the 4gb non-sdhc tends to be a little unstable in most carts, including the M3 simply.

  21. John says:

    WinDs pro is a new ds emulator and it runs all roms

  22. That’s pretty useful, thanks for the post, can you guys give me any examples about how to create more elaborate animations in flash?

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