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August 19th, 2006, 04:56
i need help. i want to know the best , cheapest and safest way to use to play homebrew and roms on my nds without flashing my nds. thanx in advance

August 19th, 2006, 05:48
I'd say the M3 SD/SD Mini and the Passcard 3.
Cheepest, no. You can't have cheep and safe in the same sentance, or atleast not usually. I ordered one and it's scheduled to arrive tommorow (though it entered the main Fedex terminal at 6Am today... ohh well).

The best thing about it for roms is that it has built in NES,SNES,SMS,PCE and some other emulator on it, so all you need to do is just drag the files onto your card i believe. DS and GBA roms need patching, but it takes very little time.

August 19th, 2006, 06:27
I say the Supercard Lite with a super key and a Micro SD its basically adgar and drop. And it also has built in emus.

August 19th, 2006, 06:37
ok thanx 4 the help il look at the M3 SD/SD Mini and the Passcard 3

EDIT: can you tel me a site that has these things and how 2 use them plz. sorry for being a n00b.

August 19th, 2006, 06:55
Go here (www.google.com)

Quay Cur
August 19th, 2006, 07:08
Go here (www.google.com)
C'mon dude, it wasn't too long ago (5 days) that you were asking questions like this.

M3 MiniSD (http://www.hopebuy.com/0001/0403/21704870.htm) and Passcard 3 (http://www.hopebuy.com/0001/0403/21705301.htm) on Hopebuy. You'll have to buy separately, but they're a good site with some of the better prices you'll find.

M3 MiniSD/Passcard 3 combo on Divineo China (http://www.divineo.cn/cgi-bin/div-cn/ds-m3msd2) (also have a US dealer)

Various bundles from Real Hot Stuff (http://www.realhotstuff.com/nintendo-dsgba-adapter-c-1_36.html). They have ones with the M3, a MiniSD card, reader and Passcard 3.

M3 MiniSD/Passcard 3 from Gamersection (http://www.gamersection.ca/product_info.php?cPath=30_36&products_id=229). Good site, but they're kind of pricey.

Just go for the best price. Real hot Stuff's bundle with everything you'll need is very nice, though.

This is all on a regular DS, right? If it's a DS Lite then you have a few more aesthetically pleasing options. (I'll wait for your reply so I don't waste space talking about something you don't need)

Also, check out the homebrew faq (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=27418) if you're still not sure what all of this stuff amounts to.

August 19th, 2006, 10:38
thanx for all your help and Quay Cur yes its a regular ds but i was wondering if a modchip store would sell this stuff. i got my Xbox chiped there and they sold all sorts of modding stuff i wonder if it would be worth driving that far 2 see if they sell em

August 19th, 2006, 11:43
I would say they should, and why don't you call them? Wouldn't that be easier than driving far?

August 19th, 2006, 11:48
yeah i will call and thanx 4 the help everyone

August 19th, 2006, 17:59
ok i thought i had this figured but its a little confusing. from wat iv seen here i should use M3 SD/SD Mini and the Passcard 3 but when i get this stuff how do i use it? i am sory 4 the n00b questions

August 19th, 2006, 18:16
I know, it was a joke. I use it for all of my friends when they need me to find a program for them.

And besides, I never asked you guys where to get it, I did that work by myself. I just asked what an M3 could do becasue I had my heart set on it.

And if you really want a link noob, I took this deal:


Mine was supposed to be delivered today, it's been waiting in a fedex warehouse 60 miles away from me for a little over a day now, so I hope it gets here soon.

Scratch that, its now sitting in a warehouse 20 miles away as of 3 hours ago.

Quay Cur
August 19th, 2006, 18:33
Here's a pretty good guide to DS homebrew (http://simon.teunvandeberg.nl/nifi/TBGTDSHB.html).

There's also this review (http://www.iso420.org/nds/m3sdm/index.htm).

theres a lot of trial and error to it. most people just figure it out on their own. once you actually get the flash card and passme and play around with it things should clear up a bit.

Also, check out M3's website (http://m3adapter.com/), as they very well may have guides to using their stuff.

August 20th, 2006, 02:40
thank you for your help and sorry for being a pain in the ass

Quay Cur
August 20th, 2006, 15:08
:) it's cool

August 20th, 2006, 15:37
can i use DS Max Media Launcher to play .nds and .gba and homebrew and emulators files

August 20th, 2006, 22:27
you have to transfer roms and homebrew stuff from your computer to the SD card/CF card using a Universal card reader. I'm not sure if it comes bundled with it.

August 20th, 2006, 22:44
can i use DS Max Media Launcher to play .nds and .gba and homebrew and emulators files

From personal experience trying to use it even with the guides I would avoid buying it for those reasons the only thing I could get it to do even decent was listen to MP3s.