NDS DSTT Step by Step Guide

Before you can use your DSTT card for the first time, please follow our simple step-by-step guide to set up the MicroSD memory card.

1. Download Drivers
Download this ZIP compressed folder to your local computer. It contains the menu files for the DSTT card. Menu files from the R4/M3 will not work with the DSTT.

Download DSTT Startup Pack(ZIP, 1.2MB)

2. Open Download
Open the compressed folder and save the files on your computer or to the desktop. The download contains two folder (“TTMENU.DAT” & “TTMENU.SYS”) and one files (“TTMenu.DAT”).

3. Plug in MicroSD Card
Using the orange USB card reader or the SanDisk Transflash Card reader, connect the MicroSD card to your computer. The memory card will show as an external hard drive (i.e. “F:”)

4. Format MicroSD Card
This step is important, please make sure you follow the instructions closely. After Windows has added the card as a new drive, open the “My Computer” window and right click on the new removable drive. Then select “Format” from the menu. In the format window select FAT32 as file system and press OK to format the card.

All content on the MicroSD card is now deleted and the card is ready for the use with the DSTT. If you have important data on the MicroSD card make sure you save the data somewhere else (i.e. your local hard drive) before you complete this step.

4. Copy menu to MicroSD card
Copy / drag-and-drop the three items previously unzipped to the newly formatted MicroSD card.

5. Add Media to MicroSD card
Copy your media directly onto the MicroSD card. This completes the setup process. You can now insert the MicroSD card into your DSTT card and start using it with your Nintendo DS / DS Lite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common problems / mistakes being made when using the DSTT cards.

1. My card is not recognised when I insert it into my DS
Make sure you have completeted the steps above and inserted a MicroSD memory card correctly into the DSTT card. Sometimes the contacts on your Nintendo DS / DS Lite get a bit dusty over time, it often helps to carefully blow into the Slot-1 of your Nintendo DS and re-insert your R4DS/DSTT card.

2. My DS / DS Lite displays “No Card?” or “MENU?”
You either have not inserted a MicroSD memory card into your DSTT card, or you have not copied the menu files onto your MicroSD memory card. Please complete the steps above to ensure your memory card is ready to be used with the DS / DS Lite.

3. My DS / DS Lite freezes when loading games
This problem most commonly occurs if the MicroSD card is not formatted in FAT32 mode, or you are using old menu drivers. Please try the three steps below (in this order) to resolve the problem.

(1) Download latest menu files
Download the ZIP-file above, unpack and copy the content to your MicroSD card. Ensure that you overwrite the previos menu files. This will not affect your media / save games.

(2) Ensure there is enough free space on your MicroSD memory card
As a rule of thumb you should leave 25% of the total MicroSD card’s capacity free. Also do not put more than 50 media files on a MicroSD card. This frequently leads to an overload of the DSTT chip.

(3) Re-Format MicroSD card
Copy only your media (.nds) and save games (.sav) to a local hard drive and follow the steps above to reset your MicroSD card. Once finished, copy the media and save games back to the MicroSD card.

(4) Do not use “foreign” savegames (.sav files)
Please do not use savegame files that have been created with another flash card i.e. R4 or M3 card. Due to version conflicts and technical differences this can in some circumstances lead to lockups and freezes.

4. My MicroSD card works in my R4/M3, but not in the DSTT
Please be aware that you CANNOT use the same MicroSD memory card for different flash cards. To make sure your DSTT card runs fine please follow the steps above and ONLY use the MicroSD card with your DSTT. Copying media and save games created with R4/M3 to your DSTT can also cause problems.

DSTT Flash Card is available at Deal Extreme starting from $4.98.
Buy DSTT at Deal Extreme for $4.98

More information is provided on the manufacturers home page at DSTT home page.

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49 thoughts on “NDS DSTT Step by Step Guide

  1. My son’s Nintendo DS appears lt load files, but a message Create sav… just continues to appear
    Any help would be gratefully accepted

  2. Rename the rom to something longer than 8 characters. I had the same problem with N Plus.nds, renamed it NPlus (E).nds and now works fine.

  3. You are awesome I could kiss you, having spent 6 hours of my life (wasted) working out how to do a ds cartidge your advice has cracked it Thank you!!!

  4. You might find that .nds files which have spaces in their names can cause this problem. I replace all space characters with an _ as standard now and no longer have problems.

  5. Hi, Could you tell me what games I should be downloading in Ireland, I mean the country code letter.. (U),(E) etc..
    Thanks so much, great blog by the way.

  6. how do u download games exactly i am confused i am like the only one in my family that can sort of understand a tt card.
    please help me
    i NEED help i have tried this for years please help!!!!
    or at least please give me a site that will help me understand MORE please?
    thnx!

  7. Hi, Recently i downloaded games on my NDS Lite. However, when i tried to load them this screen pops up “[Rom loading failed] load rom errcode=-7 please reset system.” I dont know what to do with it and i tried to format my DSTT and it didnt help. Please help me out =)

  8. Hi,
    I have got that same problem, but the differnce is it’s been working for over a year and all of a sudden it’s brought this message up???
    please help?????

  9. Hi it’s me again, like i said the problem has only just started the games having been working all ok for a year.
    the error says this: on top screen – loading…..
    2nd screen – (Rom loading failed)
    TTMENU.SYS error!
    Please reset system.
    Can anyone help me???

  10. It maybe your files on the SD Card is corrupted. Two things may happen here, either your SD Card is faulty or the system file is corrupted.
    Try to reload the firmware files if SD Card is OK. Or change a new SD Card if u think it maybe faulty.

  11. hi i done everything it says up top and when i turn the ds on it reads the card but goes to a striped screen with a small square in the bottom left corner? looks like its loading but it does nothing??

  12. Hi
    Can you help i have back-up files and used the files above but it keeps coming up with
    load rom errcode=-7 can anyone help me to why this would be .

  13. hi again šŸ™‚ worked out the problem got the start menu all working and a few games. but some dont work? they are in the menu but when i click it it goes to a white blank screen and freezes?? can anyone help?

  14. The games that go white screen or freeze after loading is because piracy code has been place in the games to ensure it will not work on the flash card. There are ways to overcome it by hex editing the game or loading a save game to it.

  15. Where would you recommend buying one of these cards from if you live in the UK?
    The Deal Extreme link doesn’t work, and the DSTT website is largely useless in pointing to anything.
    I would just search on Amazon or something, but I’ve heard many a tale about fake cards all over the place.

  16. Yes there are many fake card all over the market as they are mainly made in China.
    R4, DSTT, Cyclops and others are very popular in Asia. We can help u secure the stock if u think UK has many fake items.

  17. Ok. Uhm, I’ve done EXACTLY what this thing said, about 30 times, and I still get the stupid MENU? thing after it says loading. I have all files included in the .zip, stored in there respective places, but it never works. I’ve made sure that all files were there, but it still gives me that stupid screen. Plz help me!

  18. Hi,
    i formatted the card and loaded the game, when i turn on the DS it shows all the game but when i go to play it says save file not founded !! pls help…….

  19. I just purchased a DSi running Ver 1.4.1 U. I have followed your instructions exactly, but the DSi still does not recognize my card. My card is an R4i Gold Revolution. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

  20. hi. i have problems with my DSTT card. it shows that there is star wars alliance on and when i press into the game it says thar there is a mistake with the game, even though there is ALOT of games on and i have followed every step. is it the DSTT card that doesn’t work?

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