Why won't my AR DS code manager let me add new codes?
I think I'm doing everything right. When I right click the game that's in my custom codes list, it only gives me the options to Copy, add new codelist, or delete. And I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
I haven't used the code manager in a while so I'm probably doing something wrong.
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I heard that the DSi prevents the AR from working because of a kind of security system.
After you insert the AR device and turn on the system, you'll see the "Insert Game Cart" message blipping across the screen. From there you have to remove the AR device while your system is on and replace it with your desired DS game cartridge and then the "Start/GO" button will appear, fully functional and ready to operate.
Don't even bother trying to get the Code Manager to smarten up, just add and edit your desired codes manually from there on. After all newer software on the dsi when compared to the ds so datel may have to make a new AR for the dsi or.... ur AR may be bust as datel's build quality is not the best. So try the AR on older ds's if it works thn new sofware prevents it so you may have to buy a specific AR or if it dosnt work on a old ds thn u know u got a knackered up AR device.
Have fixed this on the DSi by deleting the Mario Kart DS file using the Action Replay DSi Code Manager software. Under MY CODELISTS on right hand pane create a new file by clicking NEW then right click ADD NEW GAME type in both game code and game ID e.g. ACMP E45A2937 for Mario Kart DS. Right click Mario Kart DS and select add new cheat. The cheat codes can be copy and pasted in here. Drag and drop the file from the right hand side to the left hand side of the window so that it appears in the memory card list. Press COMMIT CHANGES to save.
Your Action Replay DS hardware may require resetting if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
* Code Manager PC software is reporting that Action Replay DS does not contain enough free space when it actually contains no codes.
* Code Manager PC software is reporting the console`s battery is low when it’s actually fully charged.
* Multicolored bars are shown on the screen after you confirm the entry of a game ID when trying to manually enter codes.
* You can use the Code Manager PC software without any problems until the Action Replay DS is connected via USB set to the update mode on the console, at which point Windows shows a run time error.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, please follow the steps below to reset the Action Replay DS hardware. Please beware that resetting the Action Replay DS hardware will not restore a default codelist, and any codes which are stored on the Action Replay DS will be erased.
1. With your console powered off insert the Action Replay DS
2. Hold down buttons A+B
3. Turn your console on
4. With A+B still held down, as soon as you see the Action Replay DS license screen press and hold down buttons START+SELECT so that you now have 4 buttons held down
5. Hold all 4 buttons down for around 10 seconds until the Action Replay DS loads to it`s home screen
6. If Action Replay DS doesn’t hold on the license screen for around 10 seconds when you do this, you may need to turn off and try again
Then your ds card slot where you put the game or action replay might need cleaning i use a dry Q-tip and rub very very gently or your action replay is busted :P hint do not put in too many codes my mistake let just say its a magic eraser :P
you can reconnect your ds+AR and you can put the codes back on there by clicking and draging one of codes list from codejunkies.com if you have your Action Replay Code Manager installed, which should come on a disc you bought with your AR
1) Open Code manager and insert your AR USB cord with the AR itself in the DS slot make sure the DS is off.
2) Turn on your DS so that on the PC screen the Code Manager is listing the Games already on the AR
3) Then when the games are on the screen decide what game you want to add codes to, Makesure there is a copy of that game in the Default code list with the cheats you already have on there if the game is not in a code list in the slot "My codelists" drag the game into a code list, What should happen is the top DS screen will say Reading, then the games master code same should be on the PC screen under the new box "Process"
4) On the code list where you have just dragged the game to the game should be in there open it up by clicking the little + next to it.
5) In that game file there should be all the cheats you have prevously added. right click on the game tile and hit add new cheat, Cheat details should appear so add a name and copy and paste the code then hit okay afterwards delete the file on the AR NDS code list and copy and paste the new one so that when it is open it will have all your old cheats and the new ones.
what you have to do is goto the game in your my codelist and then open that up with the + symobol and then right click and add new code then close the game by pressing the + button again then left click on the game and hold it down and drag it to the left side to your ds code list to the action replay there and it will update.
ok that means its bricked.
hold a and b while its off with the ar in it, and when you see a BLANK white screen hold down start and select, too. if "this product is not liscensed or endorsed by nintendo" stays for about 7 seconds, you de-bricked it. now try putting the codes on (the code manager will work now, too)
First of all, make sure your DS isn't connected to the computer at all, and try the fix again (the "A+B+SELECT+START" thing that you know), THEN plug in your computer (let go of the buttons at then menu screen, then plug it in). DON'T hit the quick update button on the code manager and select the empty code-list and delete everything in there again (The one on your DS). Select a game in your code-list on the bottom right (I chose Pokemon Diamond) and drag to the DS window (left).
Now try to add something to the code-list on your DS (the left window) And it should allow you to write to your DS. After the Reset, I had no problems re-adding games to my Action Replay after following the steps exactly. If you have your DS plugged in before you did the reset thing, that may be the problem. Make sure you do the software update (the top right button on the code manager on the computer) just to make sure you're up to date.
Try resetting the hardware by following these steps:
1/ With the console powered off, hold A+B. 2/ Power up the console while still holding A+B. 3/ As soon as the Nintendo screen is displayed, before our screen stating this product is not endorsed by Nintendo, press and hold Start and Select while keeping hold of A+B. 4/ Continue to hold these buttons until the Main Action Replay screen is displayed, then release. Your product is reset, and will accept codes once more.
I do not have credit. these instructions were from codejunkies.com (creators of AR). then try uploading them on the computor.