Monday, October 31, 2005

Wi-Fi updates .

So stephen submitted his documentation for verification, and gained $1406.57. Now we are waiting to see it in action, although we already saw a video of the process he has done by now. We hope well for Stephen, and maybe we'll see him as a winner of the DS wifi bounty.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Supercard I/O source is out .

So the supercard I/O source has been released. Also moonshell hacks have been released to enable direct CF/SD access.

The files are available either from or by going to our backup host on .

Enjoy !!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mario & Luigi Rumble Pak action

Mario & Luigi's DS outing, Partners in Time, will feature some manner of support for the new DS Rumble Pak, Nintendo quietly announced this week.

The Rumble Pak, which goes on general sale in the US next Monday bundled with Metroid Prime Pinball, slots into the DS's GBA cartridge slot and delivers vibrations to complement the gameplay.

MP Pinball is the first game to make use of it - the Pak activating whenever the ball hits a bumper, or the balling Samus takes a hit from a Space Pirate or one of its evil friends.

It's an optional extra though, so if you prefer to take a GBA game out with you when you gently slide the voluptuous handheld into your jacket pocket, that's still an option.

Whether the Rumble Pak will be bundled with MP Pinball here remains to be seen, but we're more interested to learn what it's for in Mario & Luigi - the latest in the quirky handheld RPG series is due out in the States on 28th November, with a European launch down as "Q4".

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McDonald's to host DS hotspots

Nintendo of America has signed a deal with McDonald's to put Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 7000 restaurants across the US, giving DS owners free access to the new Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.

McDonald's already offers wireless Internet access to laptop owners in restaurants all around the country, but charges a fee. The access points are supplied by Texan firm Wayport, which will receive an undisclosed sum from Nintendo for providing wireless access for the DS.

"This agreement with Wayport will bring countless people together to play games in a single, simultaneous wireless community," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive VP of sales and marketing.

"Beginning with free access at participating McDonald's, we have removed one of the major barriers that have kept people from going online to play games."

Wayport CEO Dave Vucina commented: "By enabling Nintendo DS customers to access Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection via our Wi-Fi World network and business model at McDonald's, we are continuing to drive more customers to the restaurants we serve and increase the relevancy of Wi-Fi to a broader customer base."

"Nintendo is a pioneer in providing a new way for their customers to play the games they want to while away from home or the office, and McDonald's is the perfect venue based on their ubiquity and accessibility."

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will launch in the US on November 14, with a European launch to follow on November 25 - the same day as Mario Kart DS, complete with online mode, hits shop shelves. Other forthcoming Wi-Fi titles include Metroid Prime Hunters, Animal Crossing: Wild World and Tony Hawk's American SK8Land. Nintendo was unavailable to comment on whether European McDonald's restaurants will also offer free access to the service.

However, it has been confirmed that "Nintendo DS is just the first Nintendo system to connect via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection," according to an official statement.

"The same service will be incorporated into Nintendo's next-generation home video game console, codenamed Revolution, which is set for release in 2006."

Article by EuroGamer.Net

DS Wi-Fi uses WEP, not WPA

ome more technical details of Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service for the DS have appeared on the net this week thanks to eagle-eyed (well, presumably just 'eyed') attendees of last week's Digital Life Show in New York City, who saw it demonstrated.

Wi-Fi Connection is capable of auto-detecting the SSIDs of 802.11b-compatible wireless networks in its immediate vicinity (or whatever number of metres it is that the thing supports), and is happy to obtain its own IP address automatically (using DHCP) or work with a static one. All of which bodes well for compatibility.

In slightly less good news, Wi-Fi Connection apparently uses WEP security rather than WPA. As Joystiq points out, WEP is pretty easily cracked and most people ought to be running WPA at home by now - which presents a problem.

Mind you, it's not a problem if you've shelled out £30 for the USB Wi-Fi Adapter plug-in for your home PC, which acts as a kind of gateway for the DS no matter the scenario, but for those of you hoping to take it online, by the sound of it you'll have to plunge your network back into the choppy, electronic shark infested waters of WEP - at least for the time being.

We'll bring you more on Wi-Fi Connection very soon - the first game to support it, Mario Kart DS, is due out in Europe on November 25th.

Article by EuroGamer.Net

Friday, October 14, 2005

New firmware 1.52 and software 2.42 OUT !!

So the Supercard software/firmware that all of us Supercard owners were waiting for has finally been released.

You can download the CF and SD version from

Temporarily the Official Site is down, but will be up soon.

I am sorry to say this but M3,and G6 are nothing near to the SUPERCARD, because the SUPERCARD is far better in anything. Look at the less than 1sec load time.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

So new Firmware will release on FRIDAY !!

Well as some reported from the chinese forums, the new firmware is numbered as the 1.52 version. Well the version may have changed from 1.51 into 1.52 since the Supercard's Team has been testing the software for bugs, and incompatibilities with some games.

So we are all waiting to see this new firmware and software, and of course try them. We all expect great things since we are talking about Supercard.

I will upload the firmware, and software as I arrive from school so that everyone could download it fast, although uploads it to their servers too.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Someone posted on the SC forums about the new SC firmware!

Well dunno but a guy named romman (maybe romman in persona) wrote on the Supercard's Official Forum that this week the new firmware and software will be released this week.

Quoted from SC'S official forums:

"We finished all work, and will test two days. I hope to release in this week.
Hope every one enjoy it."

So if this news is real we can expect the new software on Wednesday or maybe even tomorrow but by the end of this week ,if all goes plain sailing, we should have our hands on the new firmware and software.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Well Well !!

So as I navigated through the internet to look for some of the information I've been missing out, I have to say that I am very disappointed from the things I found out.

So the first one and the shortest one is that the Supercard Team did not release the firmware yet, but atleast they have done a decent forum for us english owners.

The second news and the most disappointed one is that of DarkFader. I never expected that someone would do such a thing to create a fake ds patcher or whatever that formats your ds, and flashcart to make them in some cases unusable.
There should be a fixing software that is going to be released by DarkFader, but how could we be sure from now on that our DS will be secure? And CAN we trust DarkFader anymore ??!

Surely none of us want that our money is thrown away especially when it is a considrable amount, because we are not talking about a calculator here that costs 1/20 of the ds price. BTW don't forget the flashcarts also! The ones that have been bricked are the supercard, the gbamp, the neoflash, and another cart that I forgot the name. But Darkfader said that he is working out on the M3, and G6 carts too.

As everybody is saying the DS homebrew scene will have an impact from this occurence. Everyone enjoys making homebrew, and I think that nobody wants to see his game on the shelves because of some silly s**t (let's talk my language now!).

DarkFader should clearly take responsibility of what he has done, because he destroyed what "he" created.


Sorry but lately I had some problems with my Internet connection, and now school has begun, and I did not have many chance to check the connection settings.

So I will be active again on this blog, and will report all the news that I missed out since last time.

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