Dumping Game Cards
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This section is for dumping Game Cards using GodMode9i so they can be played on emulators, flashcards, or your SD card via nds-bootstrap.
- The Game Card of the title you would like to dump
- Your Nintendo DSi console with Unlaunch installed
Section I - SD card setup
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- Download the latest release of GodMode9iopen in new window
GodMode9i.ndsfrom the GodMode9i archive and place it anywhere on your SD card
Section II - Nintendo DSi instructions
- Launch GodMode9i
- Ensure the Game Card is inserted into the console
- Select the "NDS GAMECARD" option in GodMode9i
- Select what you want to dump
- The "Trimmed" options for the ROM will dump a smaller file that can save SD card space, however they won't work for most patches such as ROM hacks
- Repeat steps 2-4 for all Game Cards you wish to dump
The dumped Game Cards will be found in