______ _______ ______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _/ _ )__ _/ _ /_\ \ _/ _ /_ _/ \_ / _/_ _/ _ /__ \ _/ \\ -\___\ \\ \\ -\___\ \\ _\ \--\___ \\ -\___\ \ / \ . _/ . . _/ . \ . :/ . _/ _\ ./_____:\_____/____________\ \________/____:\_____\_______/___________\ /______/ _______ _______ _____ _____\ \ __________ _____ / __ )__\ \\ \\ \ / _ / / _/____ NDS Scene Rules 2010 / /_ \ \ \ \\ -\____\---\___ \ [01 June 2010] / \ . \ . . _/ . :/ \ \______:\______\___________\ \___________\___________/. ----------------+ . /_______/ . 1.1) Releases must be packed in RAR. SFV and NFO must be included. 1.2) Rars must be split to volumes of 5 MB (5,000,000 bytes) 1.3) Rars must be compressed with M1 (fastest) or better. 1.4) For the sake of better current and future flashcart compatibility and to keep ROM data consistent, full untouched, unmodified, unaltered dumps are prefered. However, if an altered/introed/cracked ROM is released on the scene before an untouched ROM then it will be allowed. 1.5) Cracks to make games work on specific hardware are allowed but should only be released as a PATCH and should not include the original ROM game data. Flashcarts used to test a crack or patch must be listed in the NFO, this includes the name of the flashcart, firmware name and the firmware version number. 1.6) Any redump of the altered ROM should be tagged as CLEAN or REDUMP and not as a PROPER nor should any crack be tagged as a PROPER of a valid clean release. 1.7) The ROM image of the NDS game must be .nds 1.8) Directory names must include: Game name, region, system name, group name 1.9) If a game does not include the English language, this must be specified in the dir name unless the region tag implies that region's native language is the only language in the game eg. game tagged JPN is Japanese only, hence does not need to state the language. 1.10) If a game is rereleased with additional foreign languages, the directory name can be tagged MULTI, however the NFO must specify which additional languages are included. 1.11) Acceptable characters for a dirname are: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789.-_ 1.12) Recommended directory format: Game_Name_<REGION>_<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>_NDS-GRPNAME Game.Name.<REGION>.<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>.NDS-GRPNAME 1.13) DSi and DSi related releases will be regarded as NDS releases and will adhere to this ruleset. DSi related releases must have the tag DSi in the directory name. Recommended directory format is: Game_Name_<REGION>_<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>_DSi_NDS-GRPNAME Game.Name.<REGION>.<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>.DSi.NDS-GRPNAME Game_Name_<REGION>_<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>_DSiWARE_NDS-GRPNAME Game.Name.<REGION>.<MULTI#/PROPER/READNFO/REPACK/CRACK/etc.>.DSiWARE.NDS-GRPNAME The.Official.NintendoDS.Ruleset.2010.NDS-CONSOLE - v1.0 active as of Thursday 3 June 2010 00:00:00 GMT (1275523200 Unix time) Signed by the following groups on behalf of the NDS scene: . 2CH . 6rz . BAHAMUT . Caravan . DDumpers . DeNovo . EXiMiUS . . HR . Loli . MainichiHentaiShimbun . NRP . NukeThis . OneUp . . RFTD . SCZ . TRM . WetNWild . WRG .