This thread is about the sharing of information when it comes to modding or hacking the Nintendo DS. Please don't post if you are a fanboy with no insightful information. What's a good way to get into the homebrew / hacking scene for the DS? I'd like to try some of the homebrew apps such as the VOIP clients, etc. I'm also interested in playing my older Nintendo games on the DS. Loading all of my games onto a flash card so that I don't have to drag those annoying boxes with me all of the time is appealing to say the least... Another interest I have is watching movies. I haven't been able to find much useful information (reviews and such) of the current imported devices. Is there such a device that plays standards? For example, can you simply load XviD or DivX files onto it and play them? Or must everything be re-encoded to a proprietary format or resolution? Also, what kind of formats do these players even support? WMV, Quicktime, MPEG4? Last thing I read up on was the hyped 'M3' unit. Is there anything better than that for movies / games / everything? I'd like to know exactly what it is you bought to perform 'x_task' (be it, music, movies, ebooks, roms, etc.), how long it takes to set up, the functions of the product and a review and the risk of bricking the DS with said method. I've read that most mod setups require you to flash the firmware of the DS (which, thankfully, gets rid of that annoying 'health' screen). What worries me is, with games like 'Mario Kart' - Nintendo updates the firmware (to block homebrew and hacking?). It would be rather frustrating to buy a new game that simply black screens. So, what do you own? What have you tried? Have you found any interesting applications or sites? I'm sure all of us are eagerly awaiting a web browser / PDA-style OS (at the very least, an IRC client or WiFi pictochat). Has anybody found anything in development? Again, post here only if you're interested in modding your DS.