Action Replay for Nintendo DS

 

Please Note:  We are currently working on an update for Windows Vista and hope to have it available soon.  Please keep an eye on the support section at www.codejunkies.com for updates to this software, which should be available in the near future.

 

 

1:  One or more of my games is not recognized by Action Replay.  It is showing “Unknown Game” when inserted.

 

2:  I cannot get the Quick Update to work.  The software is saying “Could Not Open File”

 

3:  My Action Replay does not allow me to transfer new codes, it says “Not Enough Free space”

 

4:  My Action Replay DS is not being recognized by the Code Manager Software.  It just says “Waiting For DS” in the left window.

 

5:  How do I add a new subscription for a website other than www.codejunkies.com to the Code Manager Software?  I keep getting “Error Connecting To Subscription”.

 

6:  I am getting a “Load Failed” message in the Subscriptions section of the Code Manager Software.

 

7:  How can I manually enter codes onto my Action Replay DS?

 

8:  How can I back-up my game saves using the Action Replay DS?

 

9:  How can I get a replacement cable for my Action Replay DS?

 

 

 

Q:  One or more of my games is not recognized by Action replay, and is showing “Unknown Game” when inserted

 

A:  If your Action Replay DS does not recognize one or more of your games when inserted, please ensure that your Action Replay has codes for the game in question by connecting it to your PC as described in the manual and checking the codelist on the left-hand side.  Try updating these codes to the latest US versions by dragging the game listing from the Codejunkies US section on the right side over to the left.  After successfully updating these codes, return to the home screen of your Action Replay and re-insert the game. 

 

If you have the DS Action Replay with the pass-through port at the top, please try removing the Action Replay DS at the main menu screen when it says “Insert Game Cart”.  Insert your game into the DS slot without the Action Replay.  If the game is recognized this way, you can select the codes that you wish to use and click “Start” without putting the Action Replay DS back into the DS.

 

 

If you still receive the error “Unknown Game”, then unfortunately you may have an alternate version of the game in question. 

 

Please reply providing us with the following information for all games not recognized after the steps above have been tried.

 

 

ADMEN0J22  or

APCEN0J13  or

ASMEN1J12  etc..

 

 

 

Q:  I cannot get the Quick Update to work.  The software is saying “Could Not Open File”

 

A:  We are currently experiencing problems with the Quick Update features of this product and hope to have it corrected soon.  In the meantime, you may add new games to the Action Replay manually by dragging the individual game title to the left side of the software from the subscriptions window.  We have also created a subscription to the Quick Update through our customer service website.  Add the following URL to the subscriptions window of your Code Manager Software and you will be able to have access to the latest Quick Update.

 

The Quick Update subscription URL, provided by Datel Customer Service is:
http://www.datelcustomerservice.com/Nintendo%20DS/codelists/ARDS_RSS.xml

To add codes from another website to your subscriptions list, you will need to find the link to that website's RSS Feeds (not all websites have this).  Once you have the correct link, perform the following steps:



  1. Click on the Add New Subscription Button in the AR DS Software.
  2. Copy the link into the "Add New Subscription" Box.

    Sample URL:
    http://www.datelcustomerservice.com/Nintendo%20DS/codelists/ARDS_RSS.xml

 

  1. Click “OK”
  2. If successful, you will see any code lists included in the subscription which can be expanded to display their games and codes.

 

 

 

Q:  My Action Replay does not allow me to transfer new codes, it says “Not Enough Free space”

 

A:  Try resetting the Action Replay by loading it on the DS and holding the A, B, Start, and Select buttons.  The first screen should persist for much longer than normal, and when the Action Replay DS main menu loads, your hardware should be reset.  At this time, try connecting it to your PC and transferring data again.

 

 

 

 

Q:  My Action Replay DS is not being recognized by the Code Manager Software.  It just says “Waiting For DS” in the left window.

 

A:  If you are having problems connecting your Action Replay DS for updates, please ensure the following steps have been taken:

 

·        Install and upgrade your software

If the Action Replay Code manager software is not installed, insert the disc included with your AR and allow setup to proceed automatically.  Once the software is installed, click on the Software Upgrade button in the upper-right corner to download the latest version of the PC software.  Afterwards, you may also click the button again to download the latest firmware update for your DS AR.

 

·        Ensure the DS AR disc is inserted in your CD-Rom drive

The drivers for your DS AR are located on this disc, and it should be accessible when the device is connected to the PC.  If the software has already been installed, and the setup automatically begins when re-inserting the disc, you may cancel the setup wizard.

 

·        Activate Updating Mode

Insert your Action Replay into the DS, and power on the DS.  When you see the Action Replay main menu, tap the button that looks like a mouse.  This will cause the device to enter updating mode.  In this mode, there will always be a bar on the bottom screen labeled Updating.  This bar will be red when empty, and fill with green when data is being transferred to the DS AR.  Once the bar fills with green and a data transfer is complete, it will return to the red empty state.  In addition, the status screen at the top will continue to list the last action after a transfer.  Please keep a close eye on the bar and any status windows in the PC software when transferring data to the device.  Data Transfer should never be interrupted, so do not disconnect the device or power off the DS during any transfer.  If a window detailing transfer on the PC goes away, or the bar returns to its red state after filling with green, then it should be safe to disconnect the device.

 

·        Connect the DS Action Replay to the PC

Connect the small end of the included cable to the DS AR.  Use care when inserting the cable, as excessive pressure can cause the cartridge to eject.  Next, connect the other end of the USB cable to a free USB port on the back of your PC.  Some users may have USB ports on both the front and back of the PC, but the ports on the back are preferable.  Do not connect the DS AR through a USB Hub.  After connection, allow the drivers to install automatically on the PC.

 

·        Open the Action Replay Code Manager software

After the drivers have been installed, open the Code Manager software and you should see “NDS Codes” in the left-hand window.  At this point, you may drag-and-drop individual games from the subscriptions window on the right side on to your DS on the left.  If a firmware update was downloaded using the Software Upgrade button, you may be prompted to transfer the update at this time.  If you still see “Waiting for DS” in the left window, try disconnecting the cable from your PC and reconnecting it to a different USB port on the back of the PC.

 

 

 

Q:  How do I add a new subscription for a website other than www.codejunkies.com to the Code Manager Software?  I keep getting “Error Connecting To Subscription”.

 

A:  To add codes from another website to your subscriptions list, you will need to find the link to that website's RSS Feeds (not all websites have this).  Once you have the correct link, you can click on the Add New Subscription Button in the AR DS Software and copy the link into the "Add New Subscription" Box.  If successful, you will see any code lists included in the subscription which can be expanded to display their games and codes.

 

 

Q:  I am getting a “Load Failed” message in the Subscriptions section of the Code Manager Software.

 

A:  We recently experienced an issue with our server which can cause this message to appear in your Action Replay Code manager software.  However, if the “Load Failed” message appears as the only text in the Subscriptions window, then you may be experiencing a different problem.  Try disabling any Antivirus or Firewall software you may have enabled, as these can interfere with connection to our server.  If you see the listings for the 3 codelists (Codejunkies US, UK, and JP Games), and the Load Failed message appears only after clicking at the plus sign to the left of one of these listings to expand it, then the issue you are experiencing was due to the problem with our servers.  The issue has been resolved, and your software should now function normally.

 

 

Q:  How can I manually enter codes onto my Action Replay DS?

 

A:  First you will need to update your Action Replay DS to the latest firmware.  To do this, click on the Software Upgrade button in the upper-right corner of the Code Manager to download the latest version of the PC software.  Afterwards, click the button again to download the latest firmware update for your DS AR.

 

Adding Codes For A New Game

 

If your game title is not already listed in the Action Replay code list, please follow these steps to find the Game ID before beginning the code entry process:

·        Turn on the Nintendo DS with the Action Replay inserted

·        At the Main Menu when you are instructed to “Insert Game Cart”, remove the Action Replay and insert the game.

·        On the top screen of the DS, the name of the game (or Unknown Game) will appear. 

·        The number under the Game Name is the Game ID.  Please write down the Game ID and reinsert the Action Replay DS.

 

1)  From the Action Replay Main Menu, click on the Star Shaped icon on the bottom left of the screen.

2)  “Add New Game” should appear at the top of the Game List on the upper screen of the DS. (If not, use the arrow keys to scroll to the top of the list and highlight “Add New Game” or scroll through to find the name of the game if it is already on your list)

3)  With “Add New Game” highlighted (Note:  If you are adding codes to a game that already exists on your Action Replay, choose the name of the game instead), click on the icon that looks like a Pencil

4)  Enter the Name of the Game

5)  Enter the Game ID (See above for instructions on how to find this)

6)  On the next screen, highlight “Add New Code” and click on the Pencil Icon

7)  Enter The Name Of The Codes (You can name it whatever you want) and select Next

8)  Enter The Code.  You must enter all lines of the code in order for it to work.  You do not need to worry about spaces or new lines, they will be inserted automatically.

9)  Once you’ve entered the entire code, press next.

10)  Follow Steps 6 – 9 for each additional code you wish to enter.

 

Adding New Codes For A Game That Is Already On Your Code List

 

1)  From the Action Replay Main Menu, click on the Star Shaped icon on the bottom left of the screen.

2)  Use the arrow keys to scroll through the game list and find the game that you wish to add codes for.

3)  With the game name highlighted , click on the icon that looks like a Pencil

4)  You will see the name of the game.  If you do not wish to make any changes to the name of the game, choose Next.

5)  The next screen will be the Game ID.  Do not make any changes to this number.  Press Next to continue.

6)  On the next screen, highlight “Add New Code” and click on the Pencil Icon

7)  Enter The Name Of The Codes (You can name it whatever you want) and select Next

8)  Enter The Code.  You must enter all lines of the code in order for it to work.  You do not need to worry about spaces or new lines, they will be inserted automatically.

 

 

Q:  How can I back-up my game saves using the Action Replay DS?

 

A:  Unfortunately the NDS Action Replay does not support the transfer of game saves.

 

 

Q:  How can I get a replacement cable for my Action Replay DS?

 

A:  If you have broken or misplaced your USB cable you can purchase a new one by sending in a check or money order in the amount of $9.99 plus $2.00 shipping and handling to the address below. Please make the check payable to Datel Design & Development and please also include a short letter explaining the issue.

 

Datel Design & Development Inc.

ATTN: Customer Service

33 N Garden Avenue – Suite 900

Clearwater, FL 33755