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Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [Complete Guide]
« on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 10:01:30 AM »
    This thread is outdated!  Get the new English version!  I will not answer any PM's or replies on this thread!

    This thread is an 'all-in-one' tutorial about patches for pokemon Black and Pokemon White.  It is the most up to date tutorial on the internet, and is constantly updated with the newest patches, bug fixes and translations.  If you need help, just ask me in a reply or in a PM and I will reply as soon as I can.
    *Please note that the pre-patched games are only patched with the translation patch, all other patches need to be applied by you


                            Turn this...                                                  Into This!
         

    This tutorial addresses the following:

    • Translation Patch (V7 Official) [UPDATED]Translation Section
    • Fix freezing after character name Anti-Piracy Section
    • Fix general freezing during game Anti-Piracy Section
    • Fix no exp. gain Anti-Piracy Section
    • Fix white screen when starting game Firmware Section
    • Fix 'load rom errcode=-4' and 'load rom errcode=-5' Firmware Section
    • Fix No$Gba save problem and 'could not find save data' errors [UPDATED] Emulators Section
    • How to play Pokemon B/W on TTDS Firmware Section
    • Fix freezing while evolving on TTDS Firmware Section
    • How to translate pokemon B/W into english on Mac OS X OS Section
    • Alternative Patching method for Windows XP Translation Section
    • How to install YSmenu on clone carts to play pokemon B/W [UPDATED] Firmware Section
    • Links to pre-patched roms
    • Fix saving problems for No$gba Emulators Section
    • How to fix universal errors (ERROR=-4, ERROR=-5 etc.) [UPDATED] Anti-Piracy Section
    • How to play B/W on R4 sdhc [UPDATED] Firmware Section
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    • How to translate pokemon B/W into English on Linux OS Section
    • Fix no exp. gain problem on Linux OS section

    Things you will need:
    A program to extract .rar, .zip and .7z files
    A DS cart (any will do, though I use R4 in this) or DS emulator
    A micro SD USB or other method of using Micro SD on your computer

    Downloads for the main tutorial and patches
    The links below that start with 'My Pokemon B/W' are files exclusive to my tutorials.  All other links are provided by others.
    Links:
    My Pokemon B/W Tools:  http://www.mediafire.com/?gld75cavxnn2auc
    Pokemon White clean rom:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3LSEPHY7
    Pokemon Black clean rom:  http://www.multiupload.com/GUQ0GLN26Z
    Pre-Patched White rom:  http://www.mediafire.com/?s7241xf8kwgitct
    Pre-Patched Black rom:  http://www.mediafire.com/?164e25r63yqr4iy
    My Pokemon B/W Firmware:  http://www.mediafire.com/?egfz4jmv4z260
    Mac OS X Rom Patcher:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PEN7XOAE
    My Pokemon B/W Patches:  http://www.mediafire.com/?flumm4zde7ir1cf
    Pokemon B/W Pokesav:  http://www.mediafire.com/?mubcfngyanzzelt

    TRANSLATION SECTION

    ///How to translate pokemon Black and White into English V7///
    This uses the Pokemon Black and White Translation Project patch files and is to translate B/W from Japanese to English
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ANTI-PIRACY SECTION

    ///How to fix general freezing in B/W (Anti-Piracy patch)///
    This tutorial uses Rudolph's Universal Child's Play Patch and is to fix general freezing in the game
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to fix no exp. gain problem///
    This uses the RakuRaku Hex Patch (method 1) and Kiekoes' xDelta Patch (method 2) and is to fix exp. gain problems
    Method 1:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Method 2:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to fix universal errors (ERROR=-4, ERROR=-5 etc.)///
    This uses eNDryptS to decrypt the B/W rom and replacement TTDS firmware to fix rom error codes
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    EMULATORS SECTION

    ///How to fix 'The save data could not be accessed.  Please turn power off and reinsert DS Game Card' error and some freezes///
    This uses AP cheats and RAW cheats to fix blue error screen problems with No$Gba
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to fix the saving problem in No$gba///
    This uses RAW and Action Replay codes to fix freezing or blue screen errors while saving with No$gba
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    FIRMWARE SECTION
    This section fixes errors with your firmware

    ///How to play Pokemon B/W on R4 clones (R4 III, R4 Gold, R4 sdhc)///
    This uses the original YSmenu, a YSmenu DLDI patching program, DSTT firmware and some R4 dldi patches.  It is about how to play B/W on R4 clone carts
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to play pokemon B/W on TTDS:///
    This uses pong and retro's TTDS firmware replacement and is for playing B/W on a TTDS (DSTT)
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///This is for people who are having trouble evolving using TTDS:///
    This uses the Japanese version of TTDS firmware and Amorda's TTDS fix.  It is about how to fix freezing while evolving pokemon on TTDS (DSTT)
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to play pokemon B/W on R4 sdhc///
    This uses a modified WAIO (Wood All In One) to play pokemon B/W on an R4 sdhc
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to fix white screen when starting up game on R4:///
    This uses a modified Wood R4 and is to fix freezing at a white screen before game loads
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to play pokemon B/W on R4i/R4i sdhc (may work on other carts also):///
    This is to fix the 'Load rom errcode=-4' or 'Load rom errcode=-5' error and uses a modified YSmenu
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    OS SECTION
    This section is about patching pokemon B/W on an OS (Operating System) other than windows

    ///How to translate pokemon B/W on Mac OS X///
    This uses _Retro_'s DS Rom Patcher for Mac and is a alternative to xDelta for mac.
    *Please note that this patcher only works for Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to translate pokemon B/W into English on Linux///
    This uses the terminal, xDelta3 and Linux Ubuntu (although should work similarly on other distributions).  It is to translate pokemon B/W into english on linux
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    ///How to fix no exp. gain problem on Linux///
    This uses Kiekoes' xDelta Patch, xDelta3, terminal and Linux Ubuntu (although should work similarly on other distributions).  This is to patch the problem with not gaining exp. on pokemon B/W
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    CHEATS SECTION
    This section addresses not patches, but ways to cheat in pokemon B/W

    ///Pokesav///
    This uses pokemon Black and White poeksav complete version to hack pokemon save files
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    If you are still having problems, ask in a post or via a PM to me

    I may add to this post, if I left anything out or if a update comes out.  If you want me to post a patch that is not already here, ask me and I will upload it with all the needed tools.
    Regards, SDamonCronous


    *Please note, I did not make any of these programs/patches used in this tutorial.  The credit goes to the appropriate people for making the programs/patches and not me.
    « Last Edit: Saturday April 09, 2011, 03:26:06 AM by SDamonCronous »

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    Re: Pokemon Black and White Patches
    « Reply #1 on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 12:19:59 PM »
    I think you should post this topic on the technical help area..

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    Re: Pokemon Black and White Patches
    « Reply #2 on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 01:18:11 PM »
    SDamonCronous "I worship you" Thank you for such a great Informative Thread.

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    Re: Pokemon Black and White Patches
    « Reply #3 on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 03:53:18 PM »
    What was patched?

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    Re: Pokemon Black and White Patches
    « Reply #4 on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 09:55:33 PM »
    First post huh? No wonders that it was already posted


    Oh well, nice post though, everything explained at least.

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    Re: Pokemon Black and White Patches
    « Reply #5 on: Thursday November 04, 2010, 11:34:20 PM »
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    I think you should post this topic on the technical help area..
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    No wonders that it was already posted
    To soulsin and rockerzz182: This has been moved to the technical help section.  the aim of this thread is to give an easy to understand tutorial on how to patch pokemon B/W.  I update my posts with the latest stuff and every patch I find gets put up here.
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    What was patched?
    To darky000:  The thing we are trying to patch is pokemon black and white.  We are patching the .nds file so it will work on DS carts without freezing.  If you followed the tutorial, the .nds file will be patched

    I have updated my post so it is easier to understand

    PM me if you have problems
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    « Last Edit: Monday November 15, 2010, 10:05:09 AM by SDamonCronous »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #6 on: Sunday November 07, 2010, 01:22:39 PM »
    still doesnt work on the TTDS getting errcode 5 and putting the old R4patch in th menu doesnt work

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #7 on: Sunday November 07, 2010, 01:38:42 PM »
    still doesnt work on the TTDS getting errcode 5 and putting the old R4patch in th menu doesnt work
    update your firmware.

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #8 on: Sunday November 07, 2010, 09:23:52 PM »
    Uhm. I did everything for the dstt. It's basically a clean card with everything the instructions have said, but I still get errcode=-4. can i get some help please? (: everything i used was provided from this thread, ahah. also really nice guide, sounds simple and was easy to follow :D.

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #9 on: Sunday November 07, 2010, 10:50:34 PM »
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    Umm. I did everything for the dstt. It's basically a clean card with everything the instructions have said, but I still get errcode=-4. can i get some help please? (: everything i used was provided from this thread, ahah. also really nice guide, sounds simple and was easy to follow :D.
    Ok, I was worried about the TTDS tutorials for I do not have a TTDS.  They were the only tourials a could not test, I was going off other sources.  Try using the R4i/R4i sdhc tutorial and apply YS menu to your TTDS.  That did work for my R4i and as I said in the tutorial, it may work for other carts also

    And try updating your normal firmware

    Reply if I helped
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    Post Merge: Sunday November 07, 2010, 11:51:09 PM
    Wait!  Sorry, I know where I went wrong, I forgot to put in the end of the TTDS tutorial.  You were meant to run TTmenu.nds and then play the game.  That is my fault entirely for not proof-reading my post.

    I have updated it so it includes this step.  Sorry to all those who got confused eg. B-rye and triemie

    Sorry again,
    SDamonCronous
    « Last Edit: Sunday November 07, 2010, 11:51:09 PM by SDamonCronous »

    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #10 on: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 12:46:37 AM »
    Hi, I'm a complete and utter newbie at ROMs, so I'm looking for a little help with this process.

    Okay, a lot of help. See, I'm trying to run DeSmuME on Mac OS X 10.5.8, and that works fine. But when I try to use the xDelta GUI.exe program you uploaded, I can't, due to the whole Mac thing. I've downloaded Wine, in the hopes that it would work in that. It didn't, instead giving me the error log "install the Windows version of Mono to run .NET executables". So, I downloaded a version of Mono, and can't figure out how to run that.

    What I would like to know is, is there a snowball's chance in a fight with Groudon that I can get this to work? (and how, how would be nice too.)

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #11 on: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 08:37:13 AM »
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    Hi, I'm a complete and utter newbie at ROMs, so I'm looking for a little help with this process.

    Okay, a lot of help. See, I'm trying to run DeSmuME on Mac OS X 10.5.8, and that works fine. But when I try to use the xDelta GUI.exe program you uploaded, I can't, due to the whole Mac thing. I've downloaded Wine, in the hopes that it would work in that. It didn't, instead giving me the error log "install the Windows version of Mono to run .NET executables". So, I downloaded a version of Mono, and can't figure out how to run that.

    What I would like to know is, is there a snowball's chance in a fight with Groudon that I can get this to work? (and how, how would be nice too.)

    I will help if I can, but first, what computer are you using and what operating system is it running (Mac book pro and OS X snow leapard for example)

    .exe is a windows exutable file and cannot be run on mac.  You were right trying to use wine, mabey find a different one or try to insall it again.  You could try an emulator or try intall windows XP on a USB or on your hard drive.  Do you have any mates who have windows?  If so, use their computer to do it.  As another posibility is you could try to find a mac program to run .patch files.  As a final possibility you could go here:
    http://forum.deviantart.com/os/mac/543340/
    The first post tells of a way to convert .exe to .dmg, but not sure if it works though

    Hope I helped
    SDamonCronous

    Post Merge: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 09:08:24 AM
    Actually, I think I might have it.  Someone has made a patching tool for mac OS X here:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=180142
    There is a video there to explain it an instructions, here is the download link:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PEN7XOAE

    I have updated my post with a new 'OS section' to include how to translate the game into english on Mac and Linux (I only have the mac tutorial up at the moment though)

    Hope I helped some people
    SDamonCronous
    « Last Edit: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 12:15:10 PM by SDamonCronous »

    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #12 on: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 12:26:35 PM »
    Hmm... I'll have to try these tonight. my downloads have been going rather slowly, and I'd rather not leave my computer running while I"m out of the room.

    (I"m running Leopard, btw. Can't remember what TYPE of Mac it is, but I know it's not a Pro, or an Air. It's older than Snow Leopard, and I haven't updated yet.)

    EDIT: Well, I tried your Mac instructions, but when I ran rom_patcher, I got the following message (My name blanked out for security):
    Code: [Select]
    Last login: Sat Aug 28 18:32:16 on console
    samantha-***s-macbook:~ samantha$ /Users/samantha/Desktop/DS_Rom_Patcher/Rom_Patcher ; exit;
    Patcher Coded by _Retro_
    xdelta3: not a VCDIFF input: XD3_INVALID_INPUT
    logout

    [Process completed]


    There's no new rom in the rom folder, like I was told there should be, so did I do something wrong? I had renamed the Black rom that I got from your link to pokemonBlack.nds, and the patch to pokemonBlacktranslationpatch. nds.

    Hmm...
    « Last Edit: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 01:08:54 PM by Dragonicsoul »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #13 on: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 06:07:57 PM »
    "Could not find file"C\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\5215\xdelta.exe\"

    When trying to apply the patch, I used the same download link you gave on the first post and I am using the Pokemon white V5 translation patch.patch - as the patch to be applied to the fresh rom.

    Is this a common bug or something? Tell me if you need more info

    Detail info from the error screen:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)



    Running Windovs XP

    EDIT* Can the AP fix be used AFTER you've translated the game? Or does it even matter?
    « Last Edit: Tuesday November 09, 2010, 06:15:20 PM by Ravte »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #14 on: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 08:20:45 AM »
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    "Could not find file"C\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\5215\xdelta.exe\"

    When trying to apply the patch, I used the same download link you gave on the first post and I am using the Pokemon white V5 translation patch.patch - as the patch to be applied to the fresh rom.
    Hmm...  I'm interested in his part:
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    \5215\xdelta.exe\
    Is the xDelta file in a .rar, .zip or .7z file? (or any archive)
    If it is, put it directly on the desktop.  If the file is in an archive it will not work.  Make sure that both files (xdelta and rom) are on the desktop.  Then try to run it.

    I am assuming this just because '5215 is the name of the file the rom comes in

    Hope I helped
    SDamonCronous

    Post Merge: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 09:42:54 AM
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    xdelta3: not a VCDIFF input: XD3_INVALID_INPUT
    I got this when I was using xdelta on windows xp and fixed it by using a different version.  I heard that someone else got this, but fixed it by just repedently applying it and it eventually worked

    It's not much to go off, i'll try it on my mates mac soon
    SDamonCronous
    « Last Edit: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 09:44:14 AM by SDamonCronous »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #15 on: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 12:03:36 PM »
    Hmm...  I'm interested in his part:Is the xDelta file in a .rar, .zip or .7z file? (or any archive)
    If it is, put it directly on the desktop.  If the file is in an archive it will not work.  Make sure that both files (xdelta and rom) are on the desktop.  Then try to run it.

    I am assuming this just because '5215 is the name of the file the rom comes in

    Hope I helped
    SDamonCronous

    Post Merge: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 09:42:54 AM
    I got this when I was using xdelta on windows xp and fixed it by using a different version.  I heard that someone else got this, but fixed it by just repedently applying it and it eventually worked

    It's not much to go off, i'll try it on my mates mac soon
    SDamonCronous

    Yeah that was it, it was inside another folder and not on desktop with the xDelta file. I noticed this too when I found another "easy patcher for Pokemon W/B" from Gbatemp guide, the instructions there said to move the rom to the patcher folder for it to work.

    Also if you want to include this in your guide (I found it rather simple to do, not sure how well translated this patch is)
    the link to the easy patcher:
    EDIT* Delete the spoiler with the link if it's violation against the forum rules, can't remember them anymore :>

    EDIT2* I'm sorry for this nonsense, I missed the 2nd part on your instructions which clearly said to move it to the desktop, unless you added it after this :D Anyway, thanks for this guide mate!

    EDIT3* Yea that is true, but I should've double check the instructions before asking for help :P Anyway, heres the GBAtemp link for the guide I found the patcher in:
    « Last Edit: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 01:23:57 PM by Ravte »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #16 on: Wednesday November 10, 2010, 01:20:22 PM »
    Dude, everyones a noob at some point.  And we are all not perfect, everyone misreads something sometime, it's in human nature.  I am yet to cheak out the link, but can you also link to the thread?

    Peace out,
    SDamonCronous

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #17 on: Thursday November 11, 2010, 08:54:38 PM »
    Oh yeah incase you didn't notice, I updated my post with the links.

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White
    « Reply #18 on: Friday November 12, 2010, 11:27:25 AM »
    I know every post that is posted here, and I have updated mine to include this new translator
    It seems to work ok, it has the V5 translation on it

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #19 on: Monday November 15, 2010, 10:01:31 AM »
    This threads views have just passed the 7000 mark!
    I have made some new additions to the post to celebreate this benchmark
    Thanks to all those who have helped me add to this post, and to all those whom I have helped, without you this thread might have been discontinued long ago

    Peace out
    SDamonCronous

    P.S  I have added some new tutorials and renamed the post to celebrate reaching the 7000 views mark.  I hope that  this does not disadvantage people in any way.
    « Last Edit: Thursday December 16, 2010, 04:24:05 AM by SDamonCronous »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #20 on: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 11:55:07 AM »
    I using  R4i Dsi LL and that very rare people used it...i tried all the steps but it always stats that error rom loading-4...can u help me?

    Post Merge: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 01:37:18 PM
    I fix it...thx for all the help!!!!!
    « Last Edit: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 01:37:18 PM by Squall jomin »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #21 on: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 01:45:25 PM »
    Sure.
    First, what tutorial did you follow?  Do you mean you translated the game then immediatly tried it on your cart?  If that is the case then try my firmware patches in the 'firmware section'.  Either the one for the R4i or the fake carts should work.  I have never heard of this 'R4i DSi LL' that you say you have, it does not sound like a real R4 cart to me personally, so I will put my betts on the tutorial for fake carts, but a may be wrong.  No offence for calling it 'fake'', it just sounds like a name that a rip off cart would be called.

    Hope I helped,
    SDamonCronous

    EDIT:  which method worked?  (for interests of the tutorial)
    « Last Edit: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 01:59:32 PM by SDamonCronous »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #22 on: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 04:44:52 PM »
    Haha...it very less use by people...not fake acually juz a clone of other flashcart....thx for the information above...this was the best page i found useful in the internet...i can play pokemon black juz bcause u created this page and helped me...tq so much...thx!!!!!!

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #23 on: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 05:01:03 PM »
    Haha...it very less use by people...not fake acually juz a clone of other flashcart....thx for the information above...this was the best page i found useful in the internet...i can play pokemon black juz bcause u created this page and helped me...tq so much...thx!!!!!!
    Use proper English please.
    Juz = Just
    thx = Thanks
    u = you
    tq = Thank You
    « Last Edit: Thursday November 18, 2010, 03:32:11 PM by Masamune Date »

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    Re: Tutorial: How to Patch Pokemon Black and White [For Windows, Mac, R4, TTDS+more]
    « Reply #24 on: Wednesday November 17, 2010, 10:53:29 PM »
    No problem Squall jomin, just trying to help the wider pokemon community
    Thanks for the kind words about the post, this is my first thread and it is great to see it going well

    SDamonCronous