Nintendo DS Helper
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Nintendo has just released the DS, with few games to offer. RyanAndFriends saw this as a good oppurtunity. Enjoy hints and cheats for all of the currently available Nintendo DS games in an easy-to-use interface.

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What's New
Version 2.0.2:
  • Extreme Interface improvements.
  • More Games.
  • Fixed the about box.

NOTE: The MacUpdate download link works but the one via the website will be incorrect until later tonight.

Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later






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Nintendo DS Helper User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Dec 2004
Why host a bunch of txt files in an app that can easily be accessed on the internet on sites such as GameFAQs?
[Version 2.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Dec 2004
What if you don't have acess to the internet @ the moment? hmm?
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Anonymous commented on 29 Dec 2004
Then they wouldn't be able to download this program?..........

You're scaring me.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jan 2005
Well, actually, if you know you're going to be needing the information, you can also just download the relevant webpages and read them offline.
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Dec 2004
What I stilll don't understand is why people are still packaging text files in applications.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Dec 2004
No txt files involved.
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Ryanandfriends (developer) commented on 27 Dec 2004
I completely agree with all of your comments and I realize there are easy ways to make it better. I did this 4 motnhs ago, before I new anything and now I have a better idea of working with REALbasic. Expect the new version soon. and help on a search field would be great.

Ryan,
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2004
Ahh..It looks like this developers first contribution to the software world, give the guy some slack. Nice idea, thanks for being helpful but you learn a bit more about interface design as has previously been said. Look around at some other applications to see how data is displayed elegantly in a clean and accessible manner and good luck for the future.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2004
This would be slightly useful if it wasn't so hard to navigate through. Until the "developer" uses a better layout, you should stay away from this.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2004
or it would be slightly useful if say, gamefaqs.com didn't exist
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2004
The idea enticed me when first viewing MacUpdate. I thought to myself "hmm... this could be a good database with information on DS games". Unfortunately, this "app" isn't easy to browse, isn't broken up by-game (all the information for ALL the games is located in one text view), and doesn't provide an easy way to access hints and cheats for your favorite DS game.

To the developer: I would recommend ditching the current interface and developing a new, searchable database broken up by game. Don't use tableviews for your information, since there is absolutely no reason to do so. And please, remove all the random marketing bits about the DS. We already know it's a Dual-screen ;-).

I'd recommend anyone who is interested in this app to skip it.. at least until the developer updates it to make it useable.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
This app is so bad, I don't even know where to start.
1) The developer forgot to remove the file menu, which is empty.
2) The main window has a close box, and there is no way to get the window back short of relaunching the app.
3) Under "Game Help", "Piece" is spelled "Piece", not "Peice".
4) Printing is broken. It simply prints everything on one page, which of course clips off everything except the first page of data.
5) Developer, why why why did you use lists? Ever heard of multiline read only text fields?
6) The app just looks generally bad. Not enough space around the edges of the window, etc.
7) Why is the icon translucent? It looks very odd. It is very low-resolution also.
8) You can't resize the window, so you have to scroll endlessly to see everything.

The rating options I have (features, playability, graphics & sound, and stability), don't really apply to this application, since it is not a game, but I give it a 1 in features, 1 in ease of use, 3 on stability, and 3 on value.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
And I quote, from the about page:

"we can advertise YOU in our programs!"

I certainly hope people wouldn't want to be advertised in this laughable attempt at interface design. I mean, you can't copy and paste because everything is disaplyed inside tables and you can't resize the window. You are forced to scroll through this tiny thing. Developer, this could be a simply and quick app that looks good and is easy to use: fix it up a bit and rethink the interface.

Anyway, kudos for being free.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:4,431
Version Downloads:3,106
Type:Games : Gaming Tools and Utilities
License:Free
Date:28 Dec 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Nintendo has just released the DS, with few games to offer. RyanAndFriends saw this as a good oppurtunity. Enjoy hints and cheats for all of the currently available Nintendo DS games in an easy-to-use interface.

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