action replay hookup problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Barb McC-D, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Barb McC-D

    Barb McC-D Guest

    My kid got an Action Replay for the Nintendo DS for Xmas and we are trying to
    hook it up to download new codes for a game that wasn't preloaded. To do
    this you hook the DS with the Action Replay card inserted to one of the USB
    ports. My computer is not recognizing the Action Replay is hooked up.

    We have installed the software and let it get the latest update. If you go
    into the control panel and then to the device manager it shows the NDS link
    hooked up and if you have it update the drivers it checks them and says the
    latest update is installed and working. But when you run the software the
    window that shows the Action Replay/Nintendo DS just stays on "waiting for
    DS" and the DS itself shows: "Now ready to update Action Replay DS. Please
    connect your PC via USB to receive updates." I seem to have a pipeline
    with no water flowing through it so to speak.

    Any ideas how to resolve this?

    Barb McC-D, Dec 30, 2007
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  2. Barb McC-D

    michtarts Guest

    Okay, so this Christmas, I got a new computer, and have vista,,, and I
    now have the same problem the lady above had last year... after one
    year, it is still not compatible???? I'm not liking this Vista
    michtarts, Dec 26, 2008
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  3. Barb McC-D

    Joe Guest

    So a piece of hardware (assume you mean Action Replay, it sounds like a
    DVR something) that needs drivers to run correctly in Windows, doesn't
    have drivers for Vista. Even though Vista has been on the market for 2
    years and in public development for 5 years.

    So how exactly is this Vista's fault? Is it Microsoft's responsibility to
    ensure all software works with their new OS? Well it sort of is, and MS
    has been fairly good at working with developers who would like to get
    their older products working correctly with Vista.

    There are several applications were simply "poorly coded", and while that
    may of passed the muster with XP, Vista pretty much doesn't play that

    MS has had guidelines for accessing files in Windows since NT4 (Win2k),
    and not much has changed since. NT5 (xp) was the last OS to be "lax" on
    the rules in regards to file access and other Windows OS standards. With
    NT6 (Vista), any applications not following the "rules" simply would not

    So talk to the software manufacturers, or just get an old XP system

    Now if this hardware or software you're trying to use still doesn't have
    drivers available now, and the product was released before Vista, chances
    are it's never going to have drivers or support for Vista.

    Check with the maker of the product and see what they have to say.
    Joe, Dec 29, 2008
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