Guide: How to Use NDS Adapter Plus.
PreStep: Before using the Hardware.
Before using this Guide, make sure that you've properly installed the Drivers and Firmware using one of the Install Guides above. You can download the Software, Firmware, and Drivers at the top, right-hand side of this page.
(Windos XP Users can skip this step)
Any time you want to use the NDS Adatper Plus, you'll have to tell Windows to allow Unsigned Drivers. It is perfectly safe to run Windows with this option turned off. However, if you don't want this option on after using the NDS Adapter Plus then simply restart your computer afterward.
To have Windows Run Unsign Drivers, you'll need to restart your computer. You need to press the F8 Key during the boot-up process to access Advanced Boot Options page. It's a little tricky to get to this page though. You're computer will probably have some Pre-Windows Loading Screens for your motherboard. Don't hit F8 on those screens (as it will likely take you into the Motherboard settings and not the Advanced Boot Options). There will be a black screen with a white curor for a second or two before the Windows loading screen. Right before the Windows Loading screen is when you need to press the F8 Key.
Here is a picture of what the Advanced Boot Option page will look like. Select the Disable Drivers Signature Enforcement option.
Now you're cooking.
Opening the Software and Plugging in the Device.
The NDS Adapter Plus works just like any ther USB Device. Simply plug it in and Windows will recognize it.
We recommend plugging in the Adapter after you've opened the Software. So, let's open up the NDS Adapter Plus Software. The software does not need to be installed on your computer. It's included in the ZIP File that you downloaded when you got the Drivers and Firmware.
Here is the file that you need to open before plugging in the Adapter:
Double Click the file and the software will open up. It's a farily basic program with only two buttons. The buttons will be greyed out when the Adapter is not plugged in.
Now, instert a game cartridge into the Adapter. Then plug the Adapter into a working USB port on your computer. Both of the buttons should become enabled.
If you plug in the Adapter and it does not recognize the game then you'll have to do a little fanegaling. Make sure the game cartridge is pressed firmly into the NDS Adapter. Try "wiggling" it in a little deeper into the NDS Adapter while it's still plugged into the USB port. If the game details are not coming up, this will usually do the trick.
If the buttons just won't become enabled, then you'll have to eject the hardware and try again. Make sure that you eject the device using the stanard method for removing a USB Device. If Windows says the device then you can remove the game from the NDS Adapter (with it still plugged into the USB Port), and then try to saftly remove the device again.
Backing Up Saves (cart to PC).
The first thing you'll probably want to do with this device is make a backup of your current save files. Once you have the Device Plugged in, the software open, and it recognized the deivce; you're ready to send the file to your computer.
All you have to do is click the Back up (cart to PC) button. Then you'll be able to choose where to save it and what you want to name it. It will save in .SAV Format. Make sure to store it in a safe place.
Restoring Save File to your Game (PC to cart).
Before putting saves back on your game cart, you'll need to delete the one that's already on it (this applies specificly to Pokemon games, but may also apply to other games).
In order to delete your current game data in Pokemon games, you'll need to start the game and go to the "Press Start" screen (right before the Main Menu). On this screen, press the UP, SELECT, and B buttons simultaneously. You will then be asked if you want to permanently delete the save file. Make sure you've backed up your save before agreeing or you'll never get it back.
All you have to do is click the Download (PC to cart) button to load a save file to your game cartridge. After clicking the button, you'll be asked to select the file you want to load. Make sure that you're loading a save file for the game that you have in the NDS Adapter Plus and that it is in .SAV format.
And that's a wrap! Have fun managing your save files.