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NDStation 1.1

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NDStation is a flasher for the EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack which allows you to package a ROM within a .NDS file and therefore run it from your Slot 1 flash card's main menu. Its purpose is to make things feel more integrated and unified on your flash card.

Notes:               |

Wow, version 1.1 already. This one has PSRAM loading for ROMs smaller than 16MB, thanks to a great code snippet by cory1492, and support for a custom borders! Borders have a weird graphical error, but only the first time the NDS is run. I have no idea why.

Also now included is a Linux and Mac GUI written by dg10050.

Bugfixes are a small graphical hiccup in the GUI and an error in compilations caused by some cheap hacks I used, also in the GUI.

An important note about mixing PSRAM and NOR ROMs:

* * If you run a NOR ROM, then use a PSRAM ROM, your NOR ROM's
* * save will no longer be present on the 3-in-1. To get it
* * back you must run the NOR ROM's flasher again.

The next release should be able to detect if a NOR ROM is already flashed and simply restore the save. Also, border support will be implemented soon. Future plans include compression, something no other 3-in-1 flasher has!

Usage:               |

To use NDStation, run the NDStation.exe included in this package. Some of the functions are self-explanatory, such as choosing the GBA ROM image you wish to use and where you want it to be copied.

"Game title" defines the embedded title in the ROM. The first line is automatically set to the basename of the ROM chosen, although it can easily be changed. "Use PSRAM" allows for faster loading for ROMs smaller than 16MB.

Clicking "Customize the NDS" will open a menu where you can change the icon for the NDS file and choose a custom border. "Preview NDS" gives you a rough idea of how the NDS will appear on R4DS's menu.

"Go..." builds your .NDS file, and is finished when a message box pops up and says "Complete!" Don't forget to DLDI patch the NDS for your card.

Thanks:              |

  • cory1492    - My flashing code is based on GBAldr.
  • Noda        - For the EFS library that made this possible.
  • olimar      - Pointed me to FWNitro for GBA booting code.
  • dg10050     - Came up with the name, since it is a lot like POPS  on the PSP (working title was EFSgba). Also made the Linux and Mac GUI for me, since I can't seem to leave Windows.
  • ZiNgA BuRgA - The GUI is based off of Simple Popstation GUI 2 beta

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