The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated to DS or NDS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
NDS file is a Nintendo DS game that has been encoded so that it can be used on a computer.
Nintendo DS was released in 2004 in Canada, the United States, and Japan. The console features a clamshell design, similar to the Game Boy Advance SP, with two LCD screens inside—with the bottom one being a touchscreen.
The Nintendo DS also features a built-in microphone and supports wireless IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standards, allowing players to interact with each other within short range (10–30 m, depending on conditions) or online with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which launched later in the console's lifespan. The Nintendo DS is the first Nintendo console to be released in North America before Japan.
The following guide will show you how to convert other video files to DPG/DPG2/DPG3/DPG4 videos for Nintendo DS step by step. First, download, install and run ImTOO DPG Converter.
Step 1: Load files
Click Add File(s) button on the toolbar or File > Add File(s) to load the files you want to convert. Or click Add File(s) in the Getting Started on the main interface to load files.
You can also click File > Add Folder to select the folder you want to add, then all files in the folder will be loaded into the file list.
Step 2: Choose output format and folder
Choose the file. Click to open Profile drop-down list in the Target Profile column or at the bottom of the main interface, then choose the format you want.
Click Browse button to choose the destination folder for saving the output files.
Tip1: Click Snapshot button below the preview windows on the right-bottom of the main interface to take a snapshot during preview to save as BMP file.
Tip 2: You can double click the loaded file in the file list to view the file information.
Tip 3: If you want to do more with your video and audio files before converting, please go to Step 3, otherwise jump to Step 4.
Step 3: Adjust output settings
1. Add multiple profiles for the same source file
Select the file and click the Add Profile button to add a default profile to the file, then select the profile you want from the Profile drop-down list. In this way, you can get them converted in one click.
2. Customize output file size with Bitrate Calculator
To customize the output file size, select the video file and click Tools >Bitrate Calculator, and input the file size you want, then the video bit rate will be calculated. Click OK button, the size you enter will be displayed in the Output Size column.
3. Set the output parameters
On the Profile Settings panel, you can set the following parameters: Name, Video Size, Video Quality, Audio Quality, Channels. Click Show Advanced Profile Settings button to expand the Advanced Profile Settings page, in which you can set more parameters for satisfying more needs.
Step 4: Convert
After the above settings, click Convert button on the toolbar to start converting. You can pause, resume or stop the conversion at any time, and get the exact progress from the progress bar at the bottom.
After conversion, you can click Open button on the bottom to view the output files directly.
Have you ever wondered how on earth people make the games for the NintendoDS? Well with a little time, a bit of know how and a couple of small tools you can make a backup of your own game cartridges!
What Is Needed
A NintendoDS/NintendoDS Lite.
A working DLDI compatable flash card (DSTT, R4, M3DSR, CycloDS Evo etc).
A working WiFi connection which you have already connected to using your DS. If you have not done this then play a game which has the ability to do so and set it up before going any further.
A FTP server (You can use Xlight FTP Server for Windows since its easy to use and does not need to be installed).
The NintendoDS backup tool on your flash card.
Now once you have all of the above (see the download links at the bottom of this page) then you are ready to continue.
WARNING:- This will most likely kill your connection, so you will not be able to connect while performing the dump. It will also take a long time to do, you have been warned!
Preparing Your PC
You will need the IP address of the PC you are using, so press the Windows Key+R on your keyboard and a box will appear, into this type cmd to open up a DOS prompt.
In the DOS prompt type ipconfig this will list all your network adapters. Look for the one which you are using to connect to the internet with. Now you should see IP Adresss and a series of dots (.......) then a number set out like this xxx.xxx.x.xx <----- this is your IP address so make a note of it for later (or leave the DOS prompt open).
Now you need to get Xlight fully ready to be used, so you need to tell it what IP address you have. Since Xlight is already setup to use the following;
When you have extracted it you should see the main xlight.exe and some other files. It is the following 3 files which we need to alter;
Open these files in Notepad and edit the IP address 192.168.1.200 to your own IP address and then save each file.
Once you have done this then you can run the xlight.exe file to start the server. It should now show you your own IP address so select it (highlight it) and then hit the play button (triangle) to start the server.
Preparing Your NintendoDS/NintendoDS Lite
- Extract the rar file if you have not already done so and you will get 2 files;
You need to edit the .ini file to give it the proper IP address to use, so open it up Notepad and change the current IP address to your own.
Once you have edited it then save the file.
- Now you need to put both files (.nds & .ini) onto your flash card, make sure to put them directly onto the ROOT directory otherwise it will not work.
Performing The Backup (dump)
If it is not already running then start Xlight FTP Server and disable your firewall otherwise the NDS will not be able to connect to Xlight.
Plug your NDS console into a mains socket and switch on the power.
Once the NDS has booted run the backup tool. If all has been done properly then it should connect to your access point (your router), then to the FTP (your PC).
If it connects to the FTP the it will ask you to swap out the current cartridge for your original game cartridge DO NOT SWITCH OFF THE CONSOLE OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE TO START AGAIN.
Insert the game and press 'A' if the cartridge is not recognised then repeat this step until it does.
Press 'R' twice, then 'B' and then 'A' (if it has already started) the game will be dumped to your HDD in C:\Temp
Sit tight and wait, this will take a long long time!
If you wish to backup/dump your save data (.sav file) then at the first screen press 'B' and it will dump it for you. This does not take that long since the .sav is so small.
- Once dumped simply put the .nds file on your flash card and play!
This introduction will show you how to download and play Nintendo DNS games on your computer. You can follow the guide below.
Step 1-Download Components
First You will Need to download a program called NO$GBA - Gameboy Advance Emulator from to your desktop. Then you need to go to http://www.nds-roms.com/?act=ndsroms and click on search put in your favorite NDS game and save it to a folder on your desktop called roms.
Step 2-Run Game
After that you double click the icon and select the roms folder and select your NDS file.
Now you can play NDS games on your computer.
The file extension "NDS" stands for "Nintendo Dual Screen," which is a portable game system. The Nintendo DS has two screens and a stylus that can be used to write electronically on one of these screens, which allows for more complex games. NDS files are ones that have been copied from Nintendo DS games onto the computer. An "emulator," that is, a computer program that simulates a game system, is needed to unzip and run an NDS file.
Visit a website that offers a Nintendo DS emulator and download it by clicking on the Download Now button. An example of such a program is Desmume.
Install the file by opening the installation icon from the desktop. Read the license agreement and click on I accept the agreement.
Read the next screen, and then click Next once more.
Choose a directory for the install files to be install to and then click Next to install the files.
Open the program by going to the Start menu, then Programs, then Desmume and choose Run Desmume.
Download a program for unzipping files. An example of this is WinRar. After you've installed this by clicking on the install file, find your NDS file on your computer.
Double-click on it, and WinRar should automatically load. Drag the NDS file from the zipped folder to the same folder it came in. You should now be able to open it with the emulator by selecting File and then Open.
If you want to have a free game download, the following instructions will show you how to do it. This guide is about how to download NDS game into R4 Revolution.
Search for the NDS rom torrent download either in Google.com or Yahoo.com as your preference.
Normally you will download .rar file and each .rar represent one NDS game. It’s depend on the torrent that you have download.
Open your Windows Explorer.
Right click and extract your .rar file. Make sure your have Winrar, 7Zip or any related software for unzip purpose.
Connect your R4 Revolution Micro SD memory card into PC MicroSD connector and connect to your computer USB drive. For example, I have drive H: connected as below:
Copy Nintendo DS game file extension .nds into your Micro SD memory card.
Safely remove your Micro SD Memory Card and connect your R4 into Nintendo DS.
Turn on your Nintendo DS and choose your new game.
Congratulations! You’re done.