May 25th, 2007, 01:22 Posted By: bandit
Ninjapass Evolution X9 SLOT-1
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Overview : The X9TF is the real revolutionary of the DS Cartridge, support Multi Language, compatible with Homebrew and multi media function on the all DS and DS Lite (via DLDI). Duo to the X9 Smart Loader will automatically detect gamesave type and automatically create the gamesave file (support 4k, 64k, 512k EEPROM, 2M and 4M Flash). support pokemon pearl/diamond and use dsrom.lst or NOT.
Offering a SINGLE unified solution which allows you to do the unthinkable and push the limits of DS console. The Ninjapass X9 does NOT require the use of a passcard or any unsightly GBA cart, just one intelligently designed piece of kit, the same size as an ordinary DS cart, giving an unrivalled experience to any DS enthusiast.
Same size as original DS cartridge, Never stick out of the DS & DS Lite, Supports the ultra large capacity memory and Intuitively designed custom operating system which is fully upgradeable. Directly Drag‘n drop all your favourite media and homebrew into the TF (MicroSD) card. With minimal effort as the NINJAPASS X9 will be instantly recognized by your console. Support OS skinnable (Touchscreen or button operation), So you can DIY your own style interface. Built in onboard EEPROM and Flash memory chip, real save method or patch save method support.
- New generation storage device (no booting tool required)
- The same size as an original DS cart
- Uses MicroSD card, FAT16
- Supports MicroSD speed Adjustment
- Supports movie/MP3/eBook/Comic Book and photo on the DS via homebrew(by DLDI)
- Supports Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
- Built in Passcard function
- Automatically detect the save type & automatic generate saver file
- Compatible all gamesave type (4k, 64k, 512k EEPROM, 2M and 4M Flash)
- Save to onboard chip or MicroSD card, real save method or patch save method
- Supports 99.99% homebrew. (via DLDI)
- User friendly skinnable interface. Touchscreen or button operation
- Support WiFi, DS rumble pack & DS browser
- Supports Multi Language, NO language bias price
- Support User Skin DIY, Adjust the menu.txt to change the Language and OS font color
- Supports the Soft Reset* (release soon)
- Built in Action Replay function* (release soon)
- Built in WiFi Transfer function* (release soon)
Quality/Usability : Ninjapass Evolution X9 comes includes a SD/MMC USB card reader as well as the X9 in a black casing. The Ninjapass Team also included 2 additional empty casings (clear and pink) as well as 2 Ninjapass stickers. These stickers are to be placed on any of the casings to cover the exposed PCB board. No instructions or CD was included but is not needed as you can view them on their website. The quality of the cartridge is well built and the same size as the actual DS game cartridge from Nintendo and other Slot-1 cartridges on the market.
Setting up the X9 can be a bit troublesome and requires some tinkering in order to get things running. First, you will have to read their manual. It will explain what files are needed and copied over to the microSD card in order for the X9 to work. You can download the latest files here.
The Ninjapass Team has improved the look of the GUI dramatically. It looks alot better. The top screen shows Ninjapass' logo and underneath the logo shows the game logo and save type. At the very top above the logo shows the date, time and temperature.
The bottom screen shows the list of games loaded on the microSD. Not only does it shows your games, but also folders for your homebrew, DSOrganize and whatever folders you have on the microSD.
Once you have chosen your game, you are given an option of 1: Turbo, 2: Fast, 3: Medium, 4: Slow. Its best to choose #3: Medium. If you have a high speed card, you can choose either #1 or #2.
The X9 allows you to skin the GUI. You can change the skin by:
Only replace the X9 skin (BMP file need) in the "TFSYSTEM" folderAs for game compatibility, I didnt have any problems with any of the games. You can take a look at the Wiki compatibility list here. But its best to get a very good highspeed card to avoid any problems with loading of games.
menu.txt - font colors and Language of the OS menu
barh.bmp - 256*16 pixels (256bit)
btm1.bmp - 256*192 pixels (24bit)
btm2.bmp - 256*192 pixels (24bit)
option.bmp - 256*192 pixels (24bit)
prompt.bmp - 256*192 pixels (24bit)
top.bmp - 256*192 pixels (24bit)
Do not change the bmp file's name and touch screen area.
The compatibility for homebrew is very good. The X9 has DLDI support which lets you run all the latest homebew with full DLDI support.
Conclusion : Overall, the Ninjapass Evolution X9 works great but falls short in some areas. There is no soft reset as well as cheat system. Swapping of the casings can be annoying as you will have to be very careful not to break the case, lose any of the pieces and put it all back together. Although its not really a big problem, it would of been nice if the list of games was more organized. You can purchase a 1GB for as low as $10! To find the best deals, visit our Online/Store Deals.
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