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|platform = [[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]], [[Nintendo DSi emulators|Nintendo DSi]], [[Nintendo 3DS emulators|Nintendo 3DS]]
 
|platform = [[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]], [[Nintendo DSi emulators|Nintendo DSi]], [[Nintendo 3DS emulators|Nintendo 3DS]]
 
|type          = Launcher
 
|type          = Launcher
|developer = [https://github.com/RocketRobz RocketRobz]<br><small>[https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap/graphs/contributors Repositry Contributors]</small>
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|developer = [https://github.com/ahezard Ahezard], [https://github.com/shutterbug2000 shutterbug2000], and [https://github.com/RocketRobz RocketRobz]<br><small>[https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap/graphs/contributors Repository Contributors]</small>
 
|prog-lang = C++,C
 
|prog-lang = C++,C
 
|license = GNU GPLv3
 
|license = GNU GPLv3
 
|source = [https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap GitHub]
 
|source = [https://github.com/ahezard/nds-bootstrap GitHub]
 
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nds-bootstrap is an open-source application that allows Nintendo DS/DSi ROMs and homebrew to be natively utilised rather than using an emulator. nds-bootstrap works on Nintendo DSi/3DS SD cards through CFW and on Nintendo DS through flashcarts.
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'''nds-bootstrap''' is an open-source application that allows Nintendo DS/DSi ROMs and homebrew to be launched natively rather than purely emulation. It works on the Nintendo DSi/3DS through CFW and on Nintendo DS through flashcarts.
  
==ROM Compatibility==
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==Overview==
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nds-bootstrap supports most DS ROMs with pretty high compatibility (see the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LRTkXOUXraTMjg1eedz_f7b5jiuyMv2x6e_jY_nyHSc/edit#gid=0 compatibility list]), however it's still not perfect and at the moment does not support DSiWare/DSi ROMs.  It does offer some feature like cheat support and overclocking the CPU for faster loading times (doesn't work on all games). It also supports many homebrew applications, including games like DSCraft.  There's also a version for flashcarts called "B4DS" (bootstrap for DS) that only supports some DS ROMs, but can increase compatibility by inserting a DS Memory Expansion Pak.
  
nds-bootstrap supports most DS ROMs, with a few exceptions. You can enhance your gaming experience with cheats and faster load times than general cartridges (for games that support those features). Game saving is supported too and will be saved in the .sav extention. If you find a bug, please report it in the issues tab.
 
 
Anti-Piracy patches can be loaded via IPS files, but they are not included inside the software itself.
 
 
nds-bootstrap also supports many homebrew applications, including games like DSCraft.
 
 
B4DS (nds-bootstrap for DS-mode flashcards) only supports some DS ROMs. You can increase compatibility, by inserting a DS Memory Expansion Pak.
 
  
 
==Frontends==
 
==Frontends==
  
A frontend isn't required to be used as nds-bootstrap uses an ini file to load its parameters. However, it is very much recommended.
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Technically a frontend isn't required as nds-bootstrap uses an ini file to load its parameters, however it is recommended.
  
 
===TWiLight Menu++===
 
===TWiLight Menu++===
  
[[TWiLight Menu++]] is a frontend for nds-bootstrap, developed by RocketRobz. It has 5 customizable themes to choose from (the DSi Menu, the 3DS Home Menu, SEGA Saturn menu, the R4 kernel, and the Acekard theme, based on the AKAIO firmware).
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[[TWiLight Menu++]] is the main frontend for nds-bootstrap developed by RocketRobz. It has 5 customizable themes to choose from (the DSi Menu, the 3DS Home Menu, SEGA Saturn menu, the R4 kernel, and the Acekard theme, based on the AKAIO firmware) and includes a number of Anti-Piracy patches.
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===NDS Forwarder===
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Only for the 3DS, basically makes it so the game can be launched through the HOME menu instead of navigating through TWiLight Menu.  If you experience issues then switch over to TWiLight Menu.
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* [https://gbatemp.net/threads/nds-forwarder-cias-for-your-home-menu.426174/ Download]
  
It also includes a number of Anti-Piracy patches for the games and will automatically configure nds-boostrap for you, with customizable per game settings.
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[[Category:Not really emulators]]

Revision as of 18:25, 19 October 2020

nds-bootstrap
Nds-bootstrap.png
Developer(s) Ahezard, shutterbug2000, and RocketRobz
Repository Contributors
Latest version 0.35.1
Active Yes
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS
Type Launcher
Programmed in C++,C
License GNU GPLv3
Source code GitHub

nds-bootstrap is an open-source application that allows Nintendo DS/DSi ROMs and homebrew to be launched natively rather than purely emulation. It works on the Nintendo DSi/3DS through CFW and on Nintendo DS through flashcarts.

Overview

nds-bootstrap supports most DS ROMs with pretty high compatibility (see the compatibility list), however it's still not perfect and at the moment does not support DSiWare/DSi ROMs. It does offer some feature like cheat support and overclocking the CPU for faster loading times (doesn't work on all games). It also supports many homebrew applications, including games like DSCraft. There's also a version for flashcarts called "B4DS" (bootstrap for DS) that only supports some DS ROMs, but can increase compatibility by inserting a DS Memory Expansion Pak.


Frontends

Technically a frontend isn't required as nds-bootstrap uses an ini file to load its parameters, however it is recommended.

TWiLight Menu++

TWiLight Menu++ is the main frontend for nds-bootstrap developed by RocketRobz. It has 5 customizable themes to choose from (the DSi Menu, the 3DS Home Menu, SEGA Saturn menu, the R4 kernel, and the Acekard theme, based on the AKAIO firmware) and includes a number of Anti-Piracy patches.

NDS Forwarder

Only for the 3DS, basically makes it so the game can be launched through the HOME menu instead of navigating through TWiLight Menu. If you experience issues then switch over to TWiLight Menu.