Chishm's flash card driver page
- you need the appropriate file from this page in order to make QuakeDS
How to play
How to start the game has not changed - if you've played before, just
replace the executable with a new one.
This mini-guide assumes that you are familar with the process of
running homebrew on your Nintendo DS. If you don't know how to run NDS
homebrew, look online for the answer...
You need Quake's data files. If you own a copy, that's cool -
you'll have full access to the game. If not, then you can download the
shareware version of Quake (for DOS) from id's site. This will only
allow you to play the levels from the first episode. If you want to
play the full game, buy a copy - don't ask me (or others) where you can
get these files.
You cannot use total conversions or mods with the shareware data files.
In the root of your flash card, make a directory named id1
If you're using the shareware version, copy pak0.pak from that
archive into the id1 directory that you just created
If you're using a commerical version, copy pak0.pak AND
pak1.pak into that directory
You need a config file to tell the game how buttons are set up,
etc. I know that my config file works, so download that from the link
above and save it into the id1 directory.
Visit Chishm's DLDI page (above) and download the DLDI driver
file which corresponds to your NDS booting method.
Download the QuakeDS binary package above, and extract the NDS
file into the root of your flash card
You now need to patch that program so that it will be able to
access the files on your card
For example, on my GBA Movie Player (CF) I download the file
named 'mpcf.dldi' from Chishm's page.
I then run 'dlditool mpcf.dldi k:\QuakeDS.nds' - note K: is the
volume where my Compact Flash card is mounted, yours will likely differ
Now do what you've gotta do to make an NDS start on your card
For example, on my GBA Movie Player, I need to rename
K:\QuakeDS.nds to K:\_boot_mp.nds
Put the card in your booting hardware and turn on your DS!
Here is an excellent video tutorial by CalcProgrammer showing you how
to install pre-release 2 - the
method is still the same for release 3.