Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Already patched roms found here !!

All the links for the roms that have been prepatched for SC can be found here along with what is contained in the files.

N.B. To download these files just "right-click" and "save target as". When the files finish downloading open them with a torrent manager such as BitComet OR Azureus.


[This file contains Daigasso Band Brothers, Spiderman 2, Tiger Woods PGA, Retro Atari Classics, and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent]


[This file contains Yoshi! Touch and Go, Puyo Pop Fever, Pac Pix, Super Mario 64 DS, Sprung]


[This file contains Robots, Cool Joker, and Polarium along with some demos]


[This file contains Ridge Racer, Feel The Magic XXX, Metroid, Naruto RPG 2, and Cool Joker]

N.B. After you download these files you need a torrent manager to open you will find many to choose from Zeropaid.com

Supercard Official Site back to normality + Release of Patching Software v2.41

So the official supercard site has now been restored to normality, and good news for everyone the beta v2.41 of the patcher is out. Not ALL the games work with this patcher though but it will be fixed as time passes. At least we have something to do by then.

Hope you enjoy playing DS Games. I am currently downloading the software so as soon as it is finished it will be up on Filefront.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Nds Save backups work

So Brian successfuly created an nds file that transfers the EEPROM save file of the nds games to the sram of the Supercard, and save it in a (2.40 patched) gba save file.

I can confirm myself that this method works, although it takes a minute to do this procedure, but it's worth it.

cory1492 posted the site http://www.bbennett69.f2s.com/Index%20of%20-nds.htm to download the source code and the EEPROM.nds file that you need, and there is also a readme file although I will post a step-by-step procedure later this day.

I will be uploading them to filefront for backup so if the site goes down they will be available(and if I lose the file it will be there).

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Good news for saving NDS games on GBA cart

Brian an active member in the supercard forums, just posted that he have finaly written the code to backup and restore save data from an NDS card to the SRAM of a GBA cartridge, he said that on Monday he should show something. So we must wait and see.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Tamagotchi DS in English

Bandai has revealed that it will bring Tamagotchi: Shop Simulation to the DS in the US. The game, a dual screen design based around the company's virtual pet toy from more than a half decade ago, is scheduled to hit this territory sometime in early 2006.

In Tamagotchi: Shop Simulation, players open specialty shops, and develop their businesses by servicing customers through mini games that utilize the Nintendo DS's touch-screen functionality. Players can select from a variety of different stores, including a bakery, beauty salon, dentist's office, flower shop, and more. Once the shop is open, players will help their customers by completing mini games with the Nintendo DS stylus. Apply makeup, treat cavities, decorate cakes and complete many other shop-specific tasks to earn money and progress towards "royal" shop status. Shop interiors can be customized, and cute Tamagotchi characters will make appearances throughout the adventure.

Some screenshots of this game are available HERE

Metroid to use Wi-Fi

Earlier this week Nintendo revealed that Metroid Prime: Hunters for the Nintendo DS has been delayed into 2006. Today, the company announced that the game will be using that extra time so the development team can implement support for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection online service. Previously, the game was only to work locally with four players wirelessly, but with support for Nintendo's service, players will be able to compete in Metroid Prime: Hunters over the Internet.

Metroid Prime: Hunters will also make an appearance at the Penny Arcade Expo in Bellevue, Washington this weekend, where players will be able to sample the single player mode of this Nintendo DS first person shooter. This Expo will also mark the debut of three previously unannounced bounty hunter characters, including Sylux, a ruthless sharpshooter who harbors an intense hatred for Metroid heroine Samus Aran; Trace, a young outcast who seeks power and a planet to invade; and Weavel, a cyborg Space Pirate assassin. More news on Metroid Prime: Hunters as it progresses in its development cycle.

article by IGN.com

Friday, August 26, 2005

Supercard Torrent Roms

I will be uploading Supercard Torrents to megaupload for those that have problems viewing the Supercard's site.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

More news on Resident Evil for DS

Capcom has made a number of changes to the original game. Character models and motion have been redone. New traps and battles await as you work your way through the now classic storyline involving Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield and that well-known mansion that introduced the world to Resident Evil back in 1996.

One particularly scary new bit involves smarter zombies who'll actually work their way around doors as they chase after you. You'll find that there's no solace in a room that you think you've completely freed from zombie infestation.

The DS's stylus is being put to use in the remake. You'll use the stylus to work your way through puzzles. The only example we have is a simple one -- inputting numbers into a key pad in order to unlock a door. The stylus is also used when facing off against zombies with your knife. You slash away at your foes by, as you might expect, scratching the screen with the stylus.

Capcom also has plans for wireless support, although details have yet to be revealed. Deadly Silence is still pretty early into development, so we're not expecting to see it for a while. However, seeing as how the game is part of Capcom's 10th anniversary celebration for the Resident Evil series, we expect a release some time next year.

article by IGN.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Resident Evil on DS !

Japan's much-loved gaming publication, Famitsu, has confirmed the development of Resident Evil on Nintendo's DS.

Screenshots of the game on ds are also available.

Dubbed Biohazard: Deadly Silence (DS! Brilliant!), represents the 10th anniversary of Resident Evil and appears to be a remake of the first game, albeit in what seems full 3D (rather than the pre-rendered backdrops of the PlayStation original), and the ability to enter a first-person mode for fights, from what we've seen in the screens.

Right now, Capcom isn't talking about Deadly Silence. So presumably if we hear anything then it's all a [rubbish joke - Ed].

article by EuroGamer.net

Good news.

I succeeded in finding a working proxy so I can access the supercard to bring the latest news to this blog, in fact cory1492 was right they are sort of trying to bound the website from being accessed, but will wait from some answers from the e-mail I sent to ROMMAN this morning.

Lately there was a lack of update regarding news, but a method to save ds games to the cf/sd card is being worked out.

Unfortunately the patching software is not out yet, and the only thing I can think about the software, is that it will be out along with the superpass in september.

I will try to make up and updload more news, so as to keep you updated.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Some News on the Supercard site ! ->Updated

Well, lately I have been talking to ROMMAN, and it seems that they have some problems with the server. They are currently checking the situation.

cory1492 an active poster in this blog posted some screenshots on the current situation with the supercard site.

This first screenshot was taken by cory1492 when no proxies where used i.e a normal internet connection outsied china.


This second screenshot cory1492 took it when he was using a chinese proxy to access the supercard's site.


Further updates will be published to keep you informed. In the meantime if someone just encounters some new information just post in the comments here.Thanks!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Some guidelines for Supercard newbies

All version of Super Card support GBA, GBA SP and NDS!!
Type of CF card support - Type I Card; Size: 42.8*36.4*3.3 mm; Capacity: 16 M- 2 G;
Format: FAT formatted only.

How to PLAY in GBA Mode:-

Press L+R+A+SELECT while you are playing a game so you can backup the save on SD/CF card. Save will be auto reload after you play the game again.
Press L+R+B+SELECT while you are playing a game to save in REAL-TIME mode. You have to first start the rom, then repress L+R+B+SELECT to load the save game.

To play a GBA game

1.Download GBA game.
2.Use Super Card software to convert your GBA game into a rom which can be used on SC. This section will create three new files, One is the game file, the other two are the game save files, copy them into CF.
3.Plug SC in to GBA, and Plug CF into SC slot, turn on GBA power.
4.Find the game from the SC main menu, and press A.

To watch movie on GBA

1. Download the movie player software and unzip it, store it into CF. Store your movie file(.gbs .gbm) into CF too.
2. Plug SC and CF into GBA. In the SC main menu, select the movie player software and press A, you can enter movie player main menu, and then select the first menu press A, and you can find the movie file(.gbs .gbm), and then press A too, you can enjoy your movie now.

To read E-book? listen Music? view PIC

1. Download the movie player software and unzip it, store it into CF. Store your Txt file, Music files and Image files into CF too.
2. Plug SC and CF into GBA. In the SC main menu, select the movie player software and press A, you can enter movie player main menu. 3. Now, You can enter the menu and enjoy your E-book, Music and Images just by press A.

How to PLAY in DS mode:-

To load commercial NDS roms using SuperCard you need:

1. SuperCard SD or CF version - with the latest FIRMWARE installed on it.
2. Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (CD) card with SPECIAL patched NDS ROMS *.nds.dsi
3. SuperPass, PassMe, Magic Key with one Nintendo DS game in it. (ANY game)

(Also works without PassMe IF you have modified your DS firmware with FlashMe/Wifime/Passme. When you've got your Metroid Demo or any other game in your DS slot, hold down A+B+X+Y as soon as you power on your DS.)

How to play NDS games:

1.Download NDS patched game.(Click HERE to download patching software)
2.Transfer the patched DS onto SD/CF.
3.Plug SC in to GBA slot, and Plug CF into SC slot, turn on your DS.
4.Hold down A+B+X+Y as soon as you power on your DS.{Not needed with latest firmware}
5.Find the game from the SC main menu, press A.

Supercard.cn Site is currently !! DOWN !!

Currently the Official Supercard site www.supercard.cn is currently down.
We hope that it will be up soon to check for latest news, maybe it is being rearranged to suite the new supercard for nds.
If anybody have some news about the Supercard site (if it is up,etc), please post updates in comments.Thanks!

No online Battle Mode for Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart DS' hugely-popular Battle Mode will not be playable online, Nintendo confirmed last week.

In an interview with French website Puissance-Nintendo, the producer of the game Hideki Konno admitted that Battle Mode will be restricted to wireless LAN play only; a revelation that will come as a blow to fans looking forward to full online action with players from around the world.

However, Konno-san promised that the online mode will support four-player head-to-head racing, with the Xbox-Live style service allowing players to create their own buddy lists and quick race against anyone. Likewise, Nintendo's DS online service will automatically store racing stats and be able to match players with similarly skilled racers.

Konno-san also revealed some new power-ups in the game, including a squid that enables players to obscure their rival's main playing screen with ink temporarily.

With Nintendo's London-based games extravaganza taking place on Thursday of this week, expect some more news on Mario Kart DS and more soon.

article by EuroGamer

Sunday, August 21, 2005

GOOD News for European DS gamers !!

THQ has signed a distribution agreement with Majesco that will see it release 14 of the US publisher's titles in Europe and other PAL regions over a two-year period. No financial details were disclosed.

Among the titles will be Jaws Unleashed, critically acclaimed platform game Psychonauts, Aeon Flux, and Nintendo DS titles Nanostray, Black & White Creatures and Age of Empires 2.

"This is a great opportunity for THQ to expand its portfolio of products internationally," said Ian Curran, THQ's senior vice president in charge of European publishing.

Majesco president Jesse Sutton described the deal as a "significant initiative" in expanding the company's global presence. "THQ is recognized worldwide as a premier publisher and we are excited to partner with them to effectively extend our brands throughout the global community," he said in a statement.

Majesco has previously seen some of its titles - including vampire action game BloodRayne - released in Europe through a distribution deal with Vivendi-Universal Games, but its impact here has been very slight.

However, the publisher has endured problems recently, lowering sales expectations and coming under fire from shareholders following poor sales of Psychonauts and Advent Rising in the US.

article by www.eurogamer.net

Friday, August 19, 2005

We have to wait !!

Later this afternoon I have talked to ROMMAN, one of the members that are working on superpass and its software.
I know this is bad news, but ROMMAN told me that they are currently very busy (with the superpass I suppose), and at the question I asked him(Will the software be released next week?) he responded(We are currently very busy) so I suppose it will be released in September along with the Superpass.

DS Sales Top 100,000 in One Week!

The new Nintendo DS release Jump Superstars, along with a new red DS, sent DS sales through the roof in Japan during the week of August 8th through the 14th. Overall, the over 100,000 DS sales accounted for 54% of all systems sold during the week, and even the Game Boy Advance SP saw an interesting upsurge to nearly 20,000 units.

The #1 DS title Jump Superstars overall saw an impressive 220,912 sales, or approximately 70% sell-through. The #2 title, Konami's World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 for PlayStation 2, also made another good showing in its second week with 102,048 sales. A lot of older Nintendo titles saw a boost this week with the new DS color. In the #3 spot was Nintendo's DS game Gentle Brain Exercises, a June 30th release, which saw an over 150% increase from last week with 46,873 sales. At #4 is Sega's June 23rd Game Boy Advance release The King of Beetle Mushiking: Greatest Champion with 36,309 sales, and at #5 is the GameCube title Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, in its second week with 34,108 sales.

The high DS sales this week further widen the DS' lead over the PlayStation Portable in lifetime to date sales, as the DS now leads the PSP by 1,269,153 sales. A bar chart showing DS vs. PSP sales can be seen above.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

German Games Convention 2005

Unfortunately ther have not been many DS movement at the German Games Convention, but as I went through IGN's website, and the Official site of the exhibition I collected some urls about the DS's state.

HERE you will find some Yu-Gi-Oh: Nightmare Troubadour screens

HERE are some Mario Kart DS screens

HERE Advance Wars: Dual Strike screens

HERE Metroid Prime: Hunters screens

HERE New Super Mario Bros

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare New DS screens

IGN.com has released new screens of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare" ds game, and the expected continuation of the Castlevania series with "Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow ".

Click HERE to view the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare screens.


Click HERE to view the Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow screens.

Supercard software @ 95%

Could we have an update on the status of the patching software please?
Perhaps a release date
or some more games would suffice :)

[ look ] 212.67.*.* 2005-8-18 13:56:14
Apparently its 95% ready

So the software is partially finished, and this week or the next it should be released to public use.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Some screenshots from EA's FIFA 06

More screenshots have been released regarding the Nintendo DS's soccer game that is going to be released in Autumn. The PC version of this game had its gameplay completely rebuild, lets hope this ones is good too.

Screenshots can be found on IGN's website follow THIS link.

Nintendo DS price dropdown only in US

Nintendo today(August 16) announced that the company will drop the MSRP of the Nintendo DS system. Effective from August 21st, the Nintendo DS will retail for $129.99, down from its original $149.99 retail price established at its launch back in November 2004.

The systems will no longer come bundled with Super Mario 64 DS. Currently, the price drop is only for North America. The Nintendo DS price in Japan remains at 15,000 yen, and the European DS continues to retail for around 149.99 euros.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Supercard NDS Compatibility list

Compatibility list by dshack.free.fr :
Cool 104 Joker & Setline (J)(Wario).nds
Feel The Magic XYXX (U).nds
Naruto RPG 2 - Chidori vs Rasengan (J).nds (Does not work with Demo Metroid)
Polarium (U).nds
Ridge Racer DS (U).nds (Does not work with Demo Metroid)
Robots (E)(Trashman).nds

These roms all load with metroid demo but some of them do not save such as ridge racer, so it is not playable.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

EA Madden NFL 06

So the first review for this game has been released by IGN.com and an average 6/10 was given.
Graphics : The graphics are not so good although the Nintendo DS is a portable it has better graphical power.
Sound : I have not played this game, but for IGN the sound has increased in commentary and effects in this version of Madden.
IN-Game : There are many different modes you can chose from in Madden NFL 06, such as Season Mode, Franchise Mode, and last but not least Multiplayer.


Superpass, the modified version of passme, will soon be released to enhance Nintendo DS homebrew, and normal games.

What does the supercard look like?

For whom never saw a supercard, here are some photos provided by the supercard official site.

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