Tuesday, 23 September 2008



Thank you very much to BambooGaming.com for the review samples :)

Monday, 22 September 2008


DStemp will be of the first sites to review this card, as one of our affliates shop01, have kindly asked for us to review it: this is the link to the product http://shop.01media.com/info.asp?productID=33801


Top-of-the-line DS Slot-1 flash cart, easy to use, good compatibility and good quality for very low price.
NPlayer linker for NDS

Dont be fooled by the price, this is new, very good linker. No "unneccesary" features and very easy to use.

Support NDS games, homebrew and variety of multimedia files. Can be used with GBA/DS Browser/Rumble expansion packs like EZ Flash 3-in-1.

It is just an amazing little device like original DS cart size,it is a complete solution with no need to purchase any additional components or deal with any messy software and truly the easiest mediaenhancer you have ever done

This is a must have peripheral for any regular Nintendo DS/DS lite owner.


# Less current, play longer time (About 10 hours working time)
# New generation storage device ,high speed of entering games,Support much more game
# Flush fitting slot-1 card, the linker with safeguard for TF card
# Uses MicroSD and Micro SDHCcard, FAT16 or 32, the biggest supports 32G B(1 gigabyte(GB)= 1 billion bytes)

# No lag in game
# Supports Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
# Automatically detect save type
# Save directly to MicroSD card, not to onboard chip
# Supports Moonshell and other homebrew.Open I/O interface
# User friendly skin interface. Touch screen or button operation
# Supports rumble pak and memory pak
# Supports the WiFi game, DS Rumble Pak, DS Browser
# Supports changes of the background of Operation Interface
# Support Skin DIY by setting background and font colors on Main Menu and Game Menu manually and automatically
# Supports 4-scale-lightness adjustment( DS Lite only )
# Supports the Soft Reset.
# Supports Action Replay cheat
# Moonshell 1.71 support Software Reset function( Press START key back to the NPlayer menu)
# DLDI auto-patching
# Full download play support.

Package contents:
# NPlayer Slot-1 flash adapter for NDS/NDSL

I personally feel this is another r4 clone, hopefully it will have sdhc support ;)

Friday, 19 September 2008

LOTS OF UPDATES! And includes homebrew update!

Ok I will just list them...
1.Our news will also be listed in the forums : dstemp.com/forums ,so check that out...
2.The homebrew update!
1. English Patch for POKEMON PLATINUM
Patch updated to V2.5!

Minor tweaks here and there. I can't even remember them all.
I padded he internal files. This allows for a smaller patch file. Also, it should allow for AR codes to work.
The GTS is fixed. Go trade some Pokemon.

Version 2 Updates:
The Pokemon Menu and all of it's contents are now in English. This means natures, attacks, abilities, names, and so forth.
The battle menu is now in English.
Most all of the battle text is in English now. I need to test it more, but it seems good.
You can buy honey now! The text is in japanese though.
Some more of the Pokedex has been modifed.

Okay, I've been playing with this during my free time the past couple of days.
First, this is a very rough patch. I don't know how to decrypt/decompress the text, so I can't modify the text directly. I simply attempted to copy and paste text bits from English DP directly into the Japanese PL game.
This means that if the text wasn't in D/P it WON'T show up in this patch. Ever.

New items will not be translated; they will appear blank with their name/description. They are still useable, however.

The goal of this project was to translate the moves, items, and Pokemon names. This has been done. Some menus, and some in-game dialogue has been translated as well, but this was something I just happened to come across. Don't expect me to do much more.

Again, let me say that some of the game dialogue is translated, but only basic things. NONE of the new Platinum exclusive text will be translated.

Expect some glitches.
The biggest glitches you may encounter is seeing nothing where text should be. This is most noticable with the new items. They appear in the item case, but lack a name or a description.
You'll notice the Option screen is only half finished. I just happened to translate that, but I cut some of it was mistakenly cut off. I don't feel the desire to dig through the game to relocate and repair this, so don't expect it to be fixed. I mean, how often do you view the options anyway?

Also, when you save a game you won't see the time/badges/ect. I may try to fix this later, but it's so minor that I'm not going to worry about it right now.

Important Note: In the wifi room, if you view the portion of your Trainer Case that contains a new item (name is blank) this will restart the game.

Patch v2.5.exe: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7HRISBB8
Use the exe patch file to patch your game. Simply drag an original, unmodified ROM over the .exe and it will create a patched file for you.

Alternatively, you can use the xdelta file below.

Pokemon Platinum English Patch v2.5! (xdelta) <- This contains a few updates here and there, but most importantly it should enenable AR codes, and the GTS works!
xdelta patching program: http://code.google.com/p/xdelta/downloa ... .exe&can=2
Copy the patch, xdelta and your ROM to c:\
For windows users, goto Start and Click Run.
1 Type: CMD
2 Hit enter.
3 Type: cd ..
4 Press Enter
(Repeat 3 and 4 until you're at c:\)
Type: xdelta -d -s yourROMname.nds patchv2.5.pat patchedROMname.nds

Note. Use an untrimmed ROM. V2.5 Does not patch the game for you. This makes the patch file MUCH smaller.


I will soon upload a video of this on youtube, as soon as I find a program that can split videos well since my vid is too long for youtube (has to be less than 10minutes or something...)

Wii Backup Loader by Waninkoko has been leaked. With this new piece of hacking homebrew and Windows software, you're able to play backup copies of Wii ISO's without having to install a modchip in your Wii.

You will however, need to install the Homebrew Channel in order to do use this (which requires a legit copy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess). You can see a quick and simple list of instructions below on how to use the Wii Backup Loader

Be aware that as this homebrew is currently in beta stage, and has been leaked - not released; there are obvious risks involved with using it, and there are already known compatibility issues with games and even specific pieces of hardware. So it's more of a taste of what's to come.

CIOS Rev 5 (beta?)
DVDX ("for now")
Windows Executable Patcher, may work on Linux with Wine, or on Mac OS X with virtualization/bootcamp
Patched ISO
The Loader
WAD Manager
SD Card
Wii Remote
Twilight Princess
Twilight Hack Savegame
Homebrew Channel

Loader/cIOS/Patcher: http://rapidshare.com/files/146449970/w ... r.rar.html
DVDX: http://static.hackmii.com/dvdx.zip
WAD Manager: http://skhsarki.extra.hu/files/download ... ger121.zip

Twilight Hack: http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/twilight-ha ... -beta1.zip
Homebrew Channel : http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/the_homebre ... a_8.tar.gz

ImgBurn: http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.4.2.0.exe

Here's a video on it: http://www.youtube.com/user/linkinworm1

How to do it:
Part One: Preparing the Loader
1. Configure your SD card for homebrew. Learn about some of the basic concepts and most used programs in using homebrew, such as the Twilight Hack and the Homebrew Channel. Learn more here.
2. Rename the dvd-backup.dol file to boot.dol and create a folder titled "Loader". Place the .dol in the folder. Find some graphic/xml files to fill in for now, or make your own.
3. Place the CIOS36_rev5-64-v1042.wad file in the wad directory of your SD card.
4. Place the backup loader files (boot.dol, icon.png, meta.xml) in the Loader folder, and put the Loader folder in the apps folder on your SD Card.
5. Place the DVDX installer in a folder titled "DVDX" (without quotes) and put that in the apps folder on your SD card.
6. Place the WAD manager folder in your apps folder on your SD card.
7. Boot the Homebrew channel.

Part Two: Wii Setup. Only do these steps ONCE.
1. Install cIOS via the WAD Manager.
2. Install DVDX. If you have the option to Uninstall on the menu, DO THAT FIRST.
3. Navigate in the menu to "ADVANCED". Press LEFT or RIGHT on the Wii remote until you get to IOS249. Install it.

Now you are ready to get some games and play them on your Wii.

Part Three: Getting and Playing games on Your Wii
1. Find an ISO and download it (DON'T ASK WHERE TO GET THEM HERE).
2. Patch the game ISO. Put the ISO in the same directory of the backup-creator with the common-key file, RIGHT CLICK the ISO, and select OPEN WITH. Find the backup creator and select it.
3. Wait for this process to be done, and then burn the newly created file to a DVD (recommendation: Verbatim DVD-R) using the free ImgBurn.
4. Put your disc in the Wii. Boot up your Wii and load the Backup Loader from the Homebrew Channel.

Note for NTSC (US/Japan) users: You MUST use component cables or a VGA box. The Standard Wii A/V cables seem to give the vsync/black and white issues with this beta.

Official Release in October?
DVDX not needed? (for "final" release)
Doesn't (yet?) work with GC Games?
Some things show up as Black and White only?
It seems so far that with HD cables or VGA, NTSC works. Without them, they do not.

Known Facts:
Can only read at 3x speed, resulting in longer load times.
More glitches for NTSC so far.
Can use out of region games.
Cannot use existing burnt backups, MUST use patcher first.
Scrubbed games WORK!!!!

Need to Know (Info Not Yet Obtained):
Game Patching (aka Manhunt 2 remove censors, SSBB textures)?
Works online?

Any questions will be answered :)

Monday, 15 September 2008

Another Banner!!

DStemp has once again made ANOTHER banner, this time by yours truly, pokemongalaxy. I know it's not that good :P ...but oh well. Also, we will be having a homebrew update soon :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Added poll!

I've added a new poll for the site! Please participate in it! The first poll we will have is "what is your favorite flashcard?" The polls will probably be weekly so enjoy!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Legend of Zelda remake!

I thought I should just mention this now as the next homebrew update isn't in a while...
The game won't be released for some time, but dstemp will keep you informed about it!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Added Inuyasha anime skin in skin database

I added an inuyasha skin to the ds skin database for both r4 and EDGE for all you anime lovers :) Enjoy!