How to Download a Nintendo DS Game From a PC to a Nintendo DS

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How to Download a Nintendo DS Game From a PC to a Nintendo DS
Connect your card reader using a USB cable. (usb 2 image by Bosko Martinovic from

If you want to increase your library of Nintendo DS games at a low cost, you need to first buy a micro SD card and a micro SD card adaptor. A micro SD card will allow you to play downloaded games on the Nintendo DS. Downloading "cracked games," or games that are under copyright, is illegal in most states. However, there are "home brew" games that you can download legally. These games usually are designed and uploaded by other Nintento DS users.

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Things you need

  • Micro SD card
  • Micro SD card adaptor
  • Card reader

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  1. 1

    Insert a card reader into the USB port of your computer.

  2. 2

    Remove the micro SD card from the SD card adaptor. The SD card adaptor resembles a traditional DS game.

  3. 3

    Plug the micro SD card into the card reader.

  4. 4

    Download a DS game from the Internet. Links are listed below for a few "home brew" websites.

  5. 5

    Click on the icon of the DS game. Drag and drop this game into the icon for your SD card.

  6. 6

    Right-click on the SD card and click "Eject."

  7. 7

    Remove the SD card from the card reader and place it in the SD card adaptor. Place the SD card adaptor in your Nintendo DS.

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