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Topic: Pokemon Platinum won't work in DS.

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VoidofLight

So a while back, I had an issue with Pokemon Platinum version on my 3DS. I wanted to play it mainly because I never played a gen 4 game before, and I had the game ever since I was little. I inserted my copy, which looked pretty much totally fine, and I tried to play it. Sometimes the game appeared on the home menu then disappeared, and sometimes it appeared, and let me play it before just crashing with it acting like I pulled the game card out of the system.

People before suggested that the copy might be a bootleg, but I highly doubt it, as I know what store we got the game from, and know that it was a brand new copy of the game as well. The contacts on the back don't look like they rubbed off, or like the game card itself is dusty either. I haven't tried it on original DS hardware, but that's because I can't actually find the charging cable to my original DS or my DSI.

Any suggestions on what this could be?

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Anti-Matter

@VoidofLight
Can you show the cartridge ?
Must be inspected from the cartridge sticker and the display on the screen.

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VoidofLight

@Anti-Matter I mean, the game itself is highly unlikely to be a bootleg or fake, since I got it brand new at a pretty decent retail store. Also, I'd post a picture, but I don't know how exactly to do that here.

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Anti-Matter

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Take a snapshot with smartphone, then upload the photo with imgbb.com
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2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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VoidofLight

Eh, I don’t think the case is with a bootleg cartridge necessarily.

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shining_nexus

I think it would be the cart itself. I’ve had issues with old DS games having difficulty reading. Have you tried cleaning the contacts with a dab of alcohol with a qtip? If other DS games works with your 3DS, I’d assume the cart has issues.

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VoidofLight

@shining_nexus I'll try seeing if I can do that. Other games do in fact work, so I feel like you're probably right about the cartridge being the issue.

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VoidofLight

So, it’s been a while, but I finally got to it.. and it doesn’t work sadly. I’m wondering if my copy of platinum is suffering the same fate of what people’s copies of ORAS suffered..

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Munchlax

Just sounds like you’ve been unlucky with general wear. Not much you can really do about it.

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VoidofLight

@Munchlax Darn.. so there’s no way I’ll get to play it.

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VoidofLight

Update: so it works, but I gotta sacrifice my thumb by pushing the card into my ds, as it won’t read otherwise.

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Dogorilla

You mean you have to hold it in place the entire time?

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VoidofLight

@Dogorilla yep. Hold it down like I’m putting the card in.

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Dogorilla

Ah that's annoying. I wonder if you could construct something to hold it in place for you. Might not be worth the hassle though.

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