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Ff4 won't start up, blue screen with text " initil. slot memory"?

Got a used DS off a friend, i bought FF4 for a good price off ebay but it won't work. Somethings fish!
When i try to run it it goes to a blue screen and quickly flashes the error
"initilize slot memory" i think, but its gone so fast i can't be sure.
It then goes black and sits there.

please help.

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  • macido Mar 01, 2009

    not that i condone piracy, but is there a way to play the game i purchased, pirated or not?

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It's probably a pirated game cartridge.

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