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0. Contents****************************************DS0***********************
                                     CTRL+F System Format:  **DS#**
-1. Donations                      | DS-1
0. Contents                        | DS0
1. Intro                           | DS1
2. Technical Specs                 | DS2
3. What's in the Box?              | DS3
4. Start-Up Set Up                 | DS4
5. DS -> Wii Connection            | DS5
6. DS -> 'Net Connection           | DS6
7. DS -> Nintendo WFC Connection   | DS7
8. The DSi Shop                    | DS8
9. Playing Games (DS)              | DS9
10. Playing Games (DSi Shop)       | DS10
11. Playing Games (Wi-Fi (Local))  | DS11
12. Playing Games (WFC)            | DS12
13. Playing Games (Demos)          | DS13
14. What's Included?               | DS14
15. Sleep Mode                     | DS15
16. Changing Settings              | DS16
17. Version History                | DS17
18. Legalities                     | DS18


1. Intro****************************************DS1**************************
Welcome to the hardware specifics of what may be one of the greatest consoles
ever - the Nintendo DSi. In the following sections, I will give you the real
nitty-gritty and the less technical stuff about it. Enjoy.

2. Technical Specs****************************************DS2****************
Release Dates: Japan        : 11/1/2008
               Australia    : 4/2/2009
               Europe       : 4/3/2009
               North America: 4/5/2009

DSi Size (closed): 74.9 mm. long, 137 mm. wide, 18.9 mm. tall
Any relation(s)? : 12% shorter than DS Lite, slightly wider

Screens: (Top) 3.25 inch, TFT-LCD
         (Bottom) 3.25 inch, TFT-LCD, touch sensitive

Camera: There are two VGA .3 megapixel cameras, one on the outside, one on the
        inside hinge.

Colors: Can produce 260,000 colors.

Buttons: A, B, X, Y, Start, Select - on right side, when opened.
         D-Pad, Power button - on left side, when opened.
         L - Left shoulder.
         R - Right shoulder.
         Touch Screen - bottom screen.
         Mic - Beside internal camera, on hinge.

Media: DS game cards, SD cards (up to 2 GB).

Sound: Stereo, two speakers. Allows headphones.

Brightness Settings: 5

Power: Anywhere from 2 ~ 15 or more hours per charge, depending on age of the
       console.

Battery: 840 mAh, life of approximately 500 charges. May then be replaced.

CPU: Two ARM architecture CPUs, ARM7 and ARM9.

RAM: 16 MB.

Storage: 256 MB internally. May insert SD Cards for more.

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g internal wireless. Supports WEP, WPA (AES/TKIP) and WPA2
       (AES/TKIP) wireless encryption.

3. What's in the Box?****************************************DS3*************
(Other than those ads...)

- 1 DSi (duh).
- 2 styli, one in console, another spare.
- 1 AC adapter/charger, applicable with DSi/DSi XL.
- 1 rechargeable battery - pre-installed
- Instruction manuals.

That is all that matters, right?

4. Start-Up Set Up****************************************DS4****************
First, charge the DSi if you want, then press the Power button. The screen will
come up. You will be asked to give information - your birthday, your DSi nick-
name, your favorite color, your language, the time (digital 24 (military)),
and the current date.

Now, explore the world of the DSi ... kind of...

5. DS -> Wii Connection****************************************DS5***********
Basically, you use the local-area Wi-Fi to connect to your Wii system. You can
do some cool stuff on it - download some stuff and such. One game I know of
has Wi-Fi stuff in it.

- Pokemon: Basically, trade, battle, and play in 3-D with your D/P/Pt (and
           your HG/SS games, theoretically).

6. DS -> 'Net Connection****************************************DS6**********
You will need...

- 1 wireless router or Nintendo WFC Connector
- 1 DSi
- 1 broadband Internet connection
- 1 computer

... or this...

- 1 DSi
- 1 wireless Wi-Fi hotspot (see nintendo.com).

At this point, go to the settings menu (the wrench icon) and select Internet.
You should then search for an access point and perform the connection test.
If you connect, exit. Head to the DSi Shop and download some stuff, and use the
DSi Browser (if needed, download).

7. DS -> Nintendo WFC Connection****************************************DS7**
You will need...

- 1 wireless router or Nintendo WFC Connector
- 1 DSi
- 1 WFC compatible game (Mario Kart DS, Pokemon D/P/P, etc.)
- 1 broadband Internet connection
- 1 computer

... or this...

- 1 DSi
- 1 WFC compatible game (Mario Kart DS, Pokemon D/P/P, etc.)
- 1 wireless Wi-Fi hotspot (see nintendo.com).

Go into the game's WFC menu (varies from game-to-game). Once in there, search
for an access point. If you connect, you can play games with people all over
the world. Trade Pokemon from Japan, race against the French - it is all up to
you.

8. The DSi Shop****************************************DS8*******************
You will need...

- 1 wireless router or Nintendo WFC Connector
- 1 DSi
- 1 broadband Internet connection
- 1 computer

... or this...

- 1 DSi
- 1 wireless Wi-Fi hotspot (see nintendo.com).

Connect to the Internet as shown in section six. Go to the DSi Shop from the
DSi Menu. You will need DSi Points from various place to buy stuff here. Note:
100 DSi Points = $1.

9. Playing Games (DS)****************************************DS9*************
On the back of the DSi, behind the top half (when open) is an empty slot. Put
a DS game card into it. Push it in until it clicks. Open the DSi menu and look
for the icon meant to represent the DS game. You should see the logo of the
game in that. Tap it to start gameplay.

10. Playing Games (DSi Shop)****************************************DS10*****
You will need...

- 1 wireless router or Nintendo WFC Connector
- 1 DSi
- 1 broadband Internet connection
- 1 computer

... or this...

- 1 DSi
- 1 wireless Wi-Fi hotspot (see nintendo.com).

Connect to the Internet as shown in section six. Go to the DSi Shop from the
DSi Menu. You will need DSi Points from various place to buy stuff here. Note:
100 DSi Points = $1.

After selecting and downloading a title/application, return to the DSi Menu.
A present-like icon should be there. Tap it (I think) to reveal the thing you
downloaded. Tap that again to use/play it.

11. Playing Games (Wi-Fi (Local))*************************************DS11***
You will need...

- 2 or more DS consoles
- 1 or more compatible games
- An open space is recommended

Download Play: Everyone should start their DS's to the DS/DSi Menu. One person,
the host, should start the game card. The host will then go to the multiplayer
function in the game. Use the "DS Download Play" function. At this time, all of
the other players should go to the DS Download Play menu. An icon will appear,
representing the game being played as well as the nickname (DS/game varies) of
the person issuing the download. Tap it to participate. Follow any on-screen
instructions, as they vary from game to game.

Multi-Card Play: Everyone should start the DS's and the same game. EVERYONE
needs to access the multiplayer function and access the multi-card play
function. Follow on-screen instructions.

12. Playing Games (WFC)****************************************DS12**********
You will need...

- 1 wireless router or Nintendo WFC Connector
- 1 DSi
- 1 WFC compatible game (Mario Kart DS, Pokemon D/P/P, etc.)
- 1 broadband Internet connection
- 1 computer

... or this...

- 1 DSi
- 1 WFC compatible game (Mario Kart DS, Pokemon D/P/P, etc.)
- 1 wireless Wi-Fi hotspot (see nintendo.com).

Go into the game's WFC menu (varies from game-to-game). Once in there, search
for an access point.

If you connect, go to the WFC functions (ie: GTS in Pokemon). Follow any on-
screen instructions and get ready to play.

13. Playing Games (Demos)****************************************DS13********
At some retailers, such as GameStop and Best Buy, you may use the DS Download
Play function and notice an unknown icon come up, one that seems like it isn't
a video game. Exactly. This download will allow you to play upcoming game's
demos and watch videos.

I know this is extra, but my first experience was about to play Mario Kart DS
with my sister and noticed the icon. I then was able to watch the KH: 358/2
Days trailer.

14. What's Included?****************************************DS14*************
(On the console.)

- DS playability
  - Allows you to play most - not all - DS games.

- DSi Camera
  - Take some photos of yourself, mess with them, etc. See my FAQ in the DS
    Hardware for more in-depth stuff.

- DSi Sound
  - Record some cool stuff. Maybe record you favorite part of a song, or record
    part of the Mario theme song. Again, see my FAQ in the DS Hardware for more
    in-depth stuff.

- DSi Shop
  - Download games and apps, for a cost.

- PictoChat
  - Talk with other people via Wi-Fi. No need to type so loud!

- DS Download Play
  - Play multiplayer on games you don't have. Also allows access to demos, etc.
    at retailers.

15. Sleep Mode****************************************DS15*******************
Whenever you close your DSi, it goes into Sleep Mode. This means that it saves
a crapload of power. The typical full-charge DSi will last 6 ~ 8 days on Sleep
Mode.

Note that, in some cases, it cannot be activated. Also, some games (ie: Super
Mario 64 DS) will make a noise when entering/exiting Sleep Mode.

16. Changing Settings****************************************DS16************
From the DSi Menu, you should select the wrench icon - the Settings.

This will allow you to change the settings and other various things. Change
your DS name, your birthdate, your color, wireless settings, and PLENTY more.

17. Version History****************************************DS17**************
Final - DSi complete.  5/4/2010
      - Changed Legal section.  11:52 PM 9/28/2011

18. Legalities****************************************DS18*******************
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