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== 0–9 ==
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;3DS
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:See Nintendo 3DS
  
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== A ==
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;ACP
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:See ''Administration Control Panel''.
  
'''A'''
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;Admin
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:See ''Administrator''.
  
AKA: Acronym of "Also known as".
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;Administration Control Panel
Analogue/Analog: In gaming terms, analogue is a term that describes a button or joystick that can detect the level of force the user applies to it, unlike 'Digital' control.
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:A special control panel that is used by Administrators and Supervisors. Through the ACP, most of the board settings can be changed, like the forum layout, badword filters, BBcode, smileys, ... The ACP is separate from the forums, and requires a separate login.
Adaptor/Adapter: A piece of hardware that allows another piece of hardware to be used in a device that did not originally support it and/or its interface. Popular examples are the M3 Adapter or the Supercard - adapters that allow the GBA or NDS to access external memory cards.
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Alpha: A term given to software very early in development, before it becomes a beta form (See 'Beta').
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'''B'''
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;Administrator
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:Admins manage all the technical details of the site (server, configurations, ...). They have the highest rank.
  
Backup: A loose term used to describe a ROM that has been extracted from the original cartridge into a single data file on a personal computer for personal use or achival, or the method for doing so. This can be done using various methods depending on what system the cartridge is for. Also known as "dumping".
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;AFAIK
Ban: Refers to when a particular user has been blocked from visiting, viewing and posting on the forum. The "ban" can be set on the users username, e-mail addresses and even their IP addresses. (Also applies to IRC.)
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:Acronym for "As far as I know".
Beta: A software that is incomplete, in development or not in its final form. Beta software may contain many known bugs (See 'Bug').
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Bot: An automated software client that can idle in an IRC channel and constantly monitor and manage the channel.
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Bug: (Buggy) An accidental mistake made in the programming of a piece of software (i.e. a video game), that may cause undesired operation or produce errors or worse. Popular examples are Neoflash products (hehe). A bug can often be fixed or resolved by applying a patch (see 'Patch').
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Bad ROM/dump: A ROM (See 'ROM') that has been dumped (See 'Dump') incorrectly, which may cause it to produce errors during execution or may stop it from working as it should. 'Bad Dumps' almost always require the original cartridge to be dumped again properly to produce a good ROM (See 'Good ROM').
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'''C'''
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== B ==
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;Ban
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:Refers to when a particular user has been blocked from visiting, viewing and posting on the forum. The "ban" can be set on the users username, e-mail addresses and even their IP addresses. Usually refers to permanent bans on GBAtemp, as temporary bans are called suspensions instead. (Also applies to ''IRC''.)
  
Clean Dump: A ROM dump (commonly referring to NDS ROMs), that has not been modified from its original form on the cartridge.
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;Bot
CF: See 'CompactFlash'.
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:An automated software client that can idle in an IRC channel and constantly monitor and manage the channel.
CompactFlash: A type of flash memory module, that is one of the largest used in GBA and NDS flash kits. The module is approximately 43mm x 36mm in size.
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Crash: A unexpected fault (bug (See 'Bug')) in a software that will cause it to halt immediately. A crashed piece of software can not be recovered and must be re-started.
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Cartridge: A plastic casing containing variable content, for example, a PCB containing a game held on ROM including a backup EEPROM/battery to hold the game save. Here, this term is commonly used to describe a GBA game pak, an NDS game card or any other device used to slot into the expansion slots of a handheld, even flash kit adapters.
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Crack: An unofficial patch (See 'Patch') released by an individual or group which is meant to be applied to a piece of software to remove certain restrictions, features or anti-piracy (See 'Piracy') techniques, for example, a time restriction on an official demo piece of software.
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'''D'''
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;Brick
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:Refers to screwing up a piece of technology to the point of making it some degree of unbootable. Will usually happen when attempting to install content to the device in an unofficial way, but may also happen in rare occasions using official tools. (Example: "Help, I bricked my 3DS!"). The term "brick" originates and refers to the resulted usage of the dead Wii console, it can be as useful as a construction brick, due to its similar physical form.
  
Demo: A trial version of a software or game usually released by the developers of the software for promotional purposes. Demo software almost always has restrictions such as a time limit, lack of features or the inability to perform certain functions.
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;Bump
DeSmuME: A Nintendo DS Emulator.
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;Bumping a thread
Download Play: Allows two DS users to play multiplayer together. Some games require only one game between the two (hence Download Play), or it may require both players to have the game.
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:Action of posting in a thread only to make it appears in the recent threads list in hope that it gets more attentions or replies. This is against the forum rules.
DS: See 'Nintendo DS'.
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DS Lite: See 'Nintendo DS Lite'.
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Dualis: A Nintendo DS Emulator
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Dump: Synonym of ROM (See 'ROM'). The term "dumping" is a method of backing up an original cartridge to a PC. (See 'Backup').
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== C ==
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;C / C++
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:Most used programming language in the world. Used to create computer's program or console's homebrew.
  
'''E'''
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;C#
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:Programming language using Microsoft .net framework. Creates graphical interfaced programs, often chosen by users on GBAtemp to create GUI for other C or C++ tools.
  
e-Reader: An expansion device for the GBA. Playing card sized cards were released in packs that contained "dot codes" that could be swiped and then played on the GBA. Packs included Classic NES games, Animal Crossing, Pokemon Colosseum, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3, Megaman Battle Network 3 and 4, and Megaman Zero 3. Pokemon cards also had dot codes on them that either had stat information or a mini game on them. Nintendo quietly let the e-Reader die as they continued to promise more cards like the highly anticipated Game and Watch cards but never did.
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== D ==
EEPROM: Acronym for "Electronically erasable programmable read-only memory". A common type of memory used in GBA game paks and flash kits to store save game data.
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;DS
EFA-Linker: "EFA" is an acronym of "Extreme Flash Advance". The EFA-Linker is a great little GBA flash kit, that featured a mini-USB socket directly on the cartridge. This avoided the need for external flashing hardware and allowed for brilliant write speeds.
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:See ''[[#N|Nintendo DS]]''.
Ensata: The official DS emulator for PC made by Intelligent Systems for Nintendo. Unlicensed copies of this emulator are illegal. The 1.4d version of this emulator was leaked on the internet, it ran some DS roms however not at any playable speed.
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Emulator: A program for the computer that allows ROMs to be played on the computer. It "emulates" a system.
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EWin: The Ewin flash is another flash kit for the GBA, made by the people at 51GBA. Renowned for its great build quality and cheap price, this kit won over many. The team behind the Ewin are currently working on new NDS projects.
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EZF: See 'EZ-Flash'.
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EZ-Flash: The team behind the EZF kits created some of the very first commercial GBA flash kits. Their good quality and excellent support coming from Borden and his team, gave the company a great reputation. Their EZF-Advance (aka. EZFA) GBA kit, was perhaps the most popular GBA flash kit.
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'''F'''
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;DS Lite
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:See ''[[#N|Nintendo DS Lite]]''.
  
FAQ: Acronym for "Frequently asked questions".
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;DSi
Firmware: The code that a device runs from. A device which allows for firmware upgrades means that a new version of the device doesn't need to be bought to get new features.
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:See ''[[#N|Nintendo DSi]]''.
Flash Memory: Storage space that is stored on a chip instead of a disk that must be read like a harddrive. Contains no moving parts. Can be used either as internal memory like the DS, or can be used as a portable storage device like thumb drives or SD cards.
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FlashMe: Flashme is a hacked firmware replacement for both the DS and DS Lite. It looks and acts exactly the same as the original DS firmware except for the fact you will not need a Passme or Passcard (see 'PassMe'/'PassCard') to boot DS ROMs anymore. The standard version of Flashme removes the DS intro screen (including the Warning screen) when booting up. If you wish to keep this boot up screen please use Flashme_Stealth, which leaves it intact.
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'''G'''
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;DSi LL/DSI XL
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:See ''[[#N|Nintendo DSi XL]]''.
  
G6: A GBA Flashcart that uses internal memory. The G6-Flash is made by the same company as the M3 Adapter (GBAlpha), the G6 website can be found here. The G6 was redesigned as the new G6 Lite, which boasts many improvements.
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== E ==
Game Boy: 1989. Nintendo's first big handheld (their first handheld being the Game and Watch).
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Game Boy Advance: 2001. The third version of the Game Boy line. Featured a wider screen, more colors, and L and R shoulder pad buttons.
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:Short for "Edge of the Forum", one of the forums on GBAtemp.net.
Game Boy Advance SP: 2003. An upgrade to the GBA. Featured a design similar to the first Game Boys and could fold in half. Featured a backlit screen.
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:Acronym for "End Of File" in programs.
Game Boy Color: 1998. The second version of the Game Boy line. Featured a color display screen.
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Game Boy Light: 1997. Had a green back glow light that could be turned on. Only available in Japan.
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Game Boy Micro: 2005. An even smaller GBA. Featured an even brighter backlit screen, a smaller screen, and changable face plates. The smallest Game Boy so far. Also the first Game Boy not backwards compatible.
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Game Boy Pocket: 1996. A smaller version of the original Gameboy. Had true a true black-and-white display instead of the black-and-green display of the original.
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GB: See 'Game Boy'.
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GBA: See 'Game Boy Advance'.
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GBA SP: See 'Game Boy Advance SP'.
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GBC: See 'Game Boy Color'.
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Good ROM/dump: this term was originally used for ROMs that were validated by the GoodTools. But we sometimes also use this term for ROMs that are in the scene release lists if their CRC match.
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GoodTools: Cowering's GoodTools (official site) are a set of command-line applications that will let you validate and rename your rom collections. They cover nearly every console and system, and list not only commercial roms but also homebrew games and applications.
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Goomba: GameBoy Mono emulator for Gameboy Advance. You can use original GB and GBC cartridges with your GBA but before this emulator came out there was no way to boot GB/C games from flashcarts (except with a certain tool, the GB bridge, compatible with a certain type of GBA flashcart...). It is also useful if you want to play GB games on your DS.
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GoombaColor: the GameBoy Color version of Goomba. Official site
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'''H'''
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== F ==
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;FAQ
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:Acronym for "Frequently asked questions".
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:Note: '''DO NOT''' post question threads in the "Tutorials & FAQs" sections!
  
Hack: modification of a file or a system. For example, a 'ROM hack' means a 'modified ROM'.
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;Forum rules
Homebrew: a homebrew game is a game developped by hobby programmers. Read more.
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:Rules that have to be followed no matter what. Staff members will take action on rule breakers.
  
'''I'''
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== G ==
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;Game Boy
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;GB
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:1989. Nintendo's first big handheld (their first handheld being the Game and Watch).
  
iQue: Nintendo's attempt to stop piracy in China. The iQue is just a controller that plugs directly into a television. Games can be downloaded to the 64 megabyte chip inside. The iQue name also applies to other consoles that Nintendo has launched in China, including the GBA and the iQue DS.
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;Game Boy Advance
iDeaS: A Nintendo DS Emulator
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;GBA
IRC: acronym for 'Internet Relay Chat'. A famous instant messenging protocol. People often use IRC networks as P2P networks, to share files. Read more. GBAtemp has its own IRC channel, on the EFNet network, #gbatemp.
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:2001. The third version of the Game Boy line. Featured a wider screen, more colors, and L and R shoulder pad buttons.
Iris: See 'Ensata'.
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'''J'''
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;Game Boy Advance SP
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;GBA SP
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:2003. An upgrade to the GBA. Featured a design similar to the first Game Boys and could fold in half. Featured a backlit screen.
  
'''K'''
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;Game Boy Color
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;GBC
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:1998. The second version of the Game Boy line. Featured a color display screen.
  
'''L'''
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;Game Boy Light
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;GBL
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:1997. Had a green back glow light that could be turned on. Only available in Japan.
  
LAN: Acronym for "Local Area Network". Connects a small, local area together.
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;Game Boy Micro
LCD: Acronym for "Liquid Crystal Display". Uses a smaller amount of power making it suitable for battery powered devices.
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;GBM
Lite: short for "Light". The DS Lite, for example, is a lighter version of the DS.
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:2005. An even smaller GBA. Featured an even brighter backlit screen, a smaller screen, and changable face plates. The smallest Game Boy so far. Also the first Game Boy not backwards compatible.
Li-On: See 'Lithium-Ion'.
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Lithium-Ion: A commonly used battery for electronics. It usually comes as a flat rectangle. It does not suffer from the memory effect.
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Loadme: A program released by the release group known as WRG. Loadme patches a DS Rom to work on any generic GBA flashcart. It is not needed on DS specific carts like M3/G6/EZ-Flash/Supercard as they have their own patching methods.
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LPT: acronym for 'Local Printer Terminal'. See 'parallel port'.
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'''M'''
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;Game Boy Pocket
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;GBP
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:1996. A smaller version of the original Gameboy. Had true a true black-and-white display instead of the black-and-green display of the original.
  
M3 (M3 Adapter): technically, the 3rd version of the GBA Movie Player, first cart to use removable media. The M3 is an adapter (exists in various versions - CF, SD, MiniSD...). It is now known for its excellent compatibility with NDS and GBA ROMs, and for its multimedia features. Official site. M3 Wiki.
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;GameCube
Max Media Launcher: another type of Passcard, manufactured by Datel.
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;GC
Micro SD: An even smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a mini SD and about a quarter of the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
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:A console made by nintendo that is shaped like a Cube. Unfortunately it wasn't very popular (but still loved by many).
Mini SD: A smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
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mIRC: The most popular IRC client. Official website.
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MML: See 'Max Media Launcher'.
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Moonshell: A DS Homebrew application that allows a Flashcart to play MP3's and some video files.
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'''N'''
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;GBAtemp
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:A web forum dedicated to video games and technology in general. The GBA in GBAtemp originally stood for GameBoy Advance, but is now simply part of the name and is not an acronym.
  
NeoFlash: The NeoFlash was the first commercial flash kit solution on the market for the Nintendo DS. They used a method that had already been created by the homebrew scene and mass produced it. The team behind the original NeoFlash continue to work on new projects for the NDS.
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;Global Moderator
NFO: NFO, an abbreviation of "info". "NFO" files are ASCII (See 'ASCII') text files with the filename extension ".nfo". These are commonly found alongside pirate (See 'Piracy') software releases by individuals or groups. They contain information about the release and other useful and useless information.
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:Moderators that have the rights to moderate all forums on GBAtemp.net. They have some other additional rights, like the ability to do IP checks.
Nintendo DS: The latest handheld gaming system from Nintendo. The "DS" stands for either "dual screens" or "developers system". The unit launched in the USA on November 11th 2004, Japan on December 2nd 2004, Australia on February 24th 2005, Europe on March 11th 2005, and China (as the iQue DS (See 'iQue') on July 23rd.
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Nintendo DS Lite: An updated rendition of the Nintendo DS. Main features include a much sleeker, smaller shape and design; much improved LCD (See 'LCD') screens; a larger stylus; and an improved battery life and controls. The Nintendo DS Lite launched in Japan on March 2nd 2006, Australia on June 1st 2006, the USA on June 11th 2006, and in Europe on June 23rd 2006.
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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
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Nitro: "Nitro" was the codename for the Nintendo DS. It later became publicly known as the "Nintendo DS" but Nintendo said they would again change the name before it hit retail. But they didn't, and they decided to stick with the name "Nintendo DS". (See 'Nintendo DS'.)
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NoPass: See 'Passcard'
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'''O'''
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;Guest
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:Someone who is viewing the website without being logged into an account, whether they have one or not.
  
Opera: A brand of Web Browser. The DS and Wii Web Browsers are powered by Opera.
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== H ==
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;Head of Mag Staff
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:The person who is in charge of the magazine staff. He/she decides what gets posted and when. This group is no longer in use.
  
'''P'''
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;Hot topic
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:A topic with 19 replies or more.
  
Parallel (parallel port, LPT): a type of interface to connect a peripheral to a PC. Old linkers are connected to computers via the parallel port. Read more & view pictures.
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== I ==
Patch: When a large program is released that has a bug, a patch is usually released instead of having the user download the whole program again. The patch is then applied to the existing data and fixes the bug.
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;IIRC/iirc
PassCard: A Passcard does what a Passme does (allow DS code and roms to boot from the GBA slot) except that it does not require an original DS game inserted. The best feature of a Passcard is that it is exactly the same size as an original DS game. They were created after the Passme2 as the DS’s encryption was successfully broken. Just pop it in and in combination with any flashcart you can run DS roms. The passcard is often known as a Passme 3. Some popular passcard devices include: Passcard3, Datel Media Launcher, Superkey and EZpass3.
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:Acronym for "If I Recall Correctly".
PassKey: a type of passme (see below) manufactured by the same company as the G6 and M3
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PassMe: A Passme device allows DS code and roms to be booted from the GBA slot of the DS. In other words with a Passme inserted you can boot up DS roms that you store on a GBA flashcart.
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PassMe 2: a new generation of passme devices that support new versions of the Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS lite, Nintendo DS with new firmwares) as these new versions were protected against "passme v1" devices.
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Piracy: The act of illegally acquiring copyrighted materials.
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Pirate: One who engages in piracy.
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PSP: Sony's first venture into handheld gaming - the PlayStation Portable.
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'''Q'''
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;IMO
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:Acronym for "In My Opinion".
  
'''R'''
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;IRC
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:Acronym for "Internet Relay Chat". A famous instant messaging protocol. People often use IRC networks as P2P networks, to share files. Read more. GBAtemp has its own IRC network, irc.gbatemp.net.
  
Rein: A homebrew application that allows you to backup and write saves to an original DS card.
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;IRCop
Release Group: A group that releases ROMs on the internet. A group is given credit to a ROM when they release it.
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:IRC operators are responsible for maintaining the IRC network. They have the ability to ban people from the entire network if needed.
ROM: Acronym of "Read-only memory". A ROM is a piece of flash memory that contains permanently stored data that cannot be added to, modified or removed. The term ROM is also used to describe a ROM from, for example a game cartridge that has been extracted and backed up to a single file on a PC. This method of extraction can also be referred to as "dumping" or "backup" and the end file is commonly called a "dump" or "backup".
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RTC: Acronym of "real time clock". A problem that plagued early GBA flash kits that didn't include an RTC, which created problems when games that used an in-game clock were released. Popular RTC-enabled games such as the Pokémon series made this a bigger problem than it should have been. Most GBA flash kits now include an RTC.
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Rumble Pak: The original Rumble Pak was released for the Nintendo 64 as an attachment that could be plugged into the controller that would vibrate in unison with events happening in the game. Since then, rumble is now a built in standard in controllers. Rumble Paks can also be bought for the Nintendo DS.
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'''S'''
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== J ==
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;Java
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:A platform-independent object-oriented programming language. On GBAtemp, it is used for the Java IRC applet.
  
Save Type: GBA and NDS cartridges can use different types of chips to store data (game saves). There are 3 types of memory chips used: SRAM, EEPROM, and Flash. Also, some games have no save chip, because they don't need to store data.
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== K ==
SD Card: Acronym for Secure Digital cards. It is a flash memory card format used in portable devices, including digital cameras and handheld computers. Read more.
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Slot-1: A flashcart that is inserted in the DS cart slot.
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Slot-2: A flashcart that is inserted in the GBA cart slot of the DS.
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SRAM: Acronym for "Static random access memory". A common type of memory used in GBA game paks and flash kits to store save game data.
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Supercard: probably the most famous adapter. Exists in various versions (CF, SD, MiniSD...). NDS compatibility is nearly perfect while GBA compatibility isn't, due to the low-quality memory chip used for loading GBA ROMs.
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Superkey: a 'passcard' manufactured by the Supercard team.
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'''T'''
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== L ==
Trim: "Trimming" means to remove "dummy data" from a ROM file in order to decrease the file size. Contrary to how the majority of people think it works. It simply does not compress the ROM in any way. It's just a method of removing dummy (garbage/filler) data from the file which can be anything from a few KB to a few MB.
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;Lurker
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:Someone who just reads, without contributing anything.
  
'''U'''
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== M ==
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;Magazine Staff
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:The Magazine Staff is responsible for posting News and Reviews on the forums. They have limited moderating abilities in the Magazine section.
  
USB: Acronym for "Universal Serial Bus". A connection interface that is now the most common used amongst external computer peripherals, including MP3 players, external hard drives, keyboards and mice. USB is widely used because of its simple connection, easy to use socket, its data transfer speeds and its "plug 'n' play" reliability. Many GBA flash kits use USB.
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;Member
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:A User who has made an account on the site. Members will gain some additional benefits above unregistered users (guests), like the optional removal of ads, private messenger and, not unimportant, the ability to post. Note that members with less that 100 posts are called Newcomers.
  
'''V'''
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;Micro SD
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:An even smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a mini SD and about a quarter of the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
  
VoIP: Acronym for "Voice Over Internet Protocol". VoIP allows for people to talk through the internet. It digitizes their voice, sends it through the internet, then translates it back to a voice on the other end.
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;Mini SD
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:A smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
  
'''W'''
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;mIRC
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:The most popular IRC client for Windows. [http://www.mirc.com/ Official website].
  
Wi-Fi: Short for "Wireless fidelity". Wi-Fi is a type of wireless LAN (see 'LAN'). This makes it possible for a Wi-Fi enabled device, such as the Nintendo DS, to access an internet connection shared via a wireless LAN without any additional wires or connections. Also see 'Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection'.
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;Moderator
WiFiMe: a PC application that will act as a Nintendo DS and will transfer a little bit of code to your DS. This code will for example allow you to run DS games from your GBA cartridge. Will only work on a certain type of WiFi cards (cards based on the RT2500 chipset) and on the first version of the normal DS.
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;Mod
WFC: See 'Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection'.
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:People that help enforce the rules of GBAtemp. They also help cleaning up the site, for example by removing spam. They have the ability to answer the reports of members and can suspend people that misbehave if needed.
  
'''X'''
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== N ==
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;Necro-bumping
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:Posting in a thread long dead (6+ months from last post) usually for a stupid reason. It's fine to post on old threads if your message is relevant as adds informative contents.
  
X-ROM: A GBA based flash kit sold only through EasyBuy2000. For its cheap price, it offered good value for money, but it simply arrived too late in the GBAs life for it to take off. Slow write speeds also put off some potential buyers. [GBAtemp Trivia: The X-ROM 512Mbit kit was the first flash kit we ever reviewed!]
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;Newcomer
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:A registered user with less than 100 posts. Unlike Members (>100 posts), they can not access the Trading Forums and Shoutbox.
  
'''Y'''
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;NFO
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:NFO, an abbreviation of "info". "NFO" files are ASCII text files with the filename extension ".nfo". These are commonly found alongside pirate software releases by individuals or groups. They contain information about the release and other useful and useless information.
  
'''Z'''
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;Nintendo 3DS
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:The latest handheld from Nintendo. The first handheld to display 3D pictures without needing 3D glasses.
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;Nintendo 3DS XL
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:A newer version of the 3DS with various improvements like bigger screens, better start/select buttons, etc.
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;Nintendo DS
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:A popular handheld from Nintendo. The "DS" stands for either "dual screens" or "developers system". The unit launched in the USA on November 11th 2004, Japan on December 2nd 2004, Australia on February 24th 2005, Europe on March 11th 2005, and China (as the iQue DS (See ''iQue'') on July 23rd.
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;Nintendo DS Lite
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:An updated rendition of the Nintendo DS. Main features include a much sleeker, smaller shape and design; much improved LCD (See ''LCD'') screens; a larger stylus; and an improved battery life and controls. The Nintendo DS Lite launched in Japan on March 2nd 2006, Australia on June 1st 2006, the USA on June 11th 2006, and in Europe on June 23rd 2006.
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;Nintendo DSi
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:A second improvement of the Nintendo DS. It is even sleeker and lighter than the Nintendo DS Lite. To accomplish this, the GBA slot (slot-2) was removed from the system, thus making it impossible to play games that need a slot-2 expansion. The main external improvements of the DSi are the addition of two cameras (one inside, one outside) and the bigger screens (1/4th of an inch). The system now has a new DSi Menu, which imitates the wii menu with its channels. The firmware was also update-able, making it possible to block out flashcarts through an update.
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;Nintendo DSi XL (Nintendo DSi LL)
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:Updated version of the DSi, with bigger screens and a bigger stylus.
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;Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
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:The Nintendo Wii and DS use Nintendo Wifi connection to connect to the internet. It is mainly used for online multi-player and web browsing.
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;Noob
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:Someone who does not know anything about the subject.
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== O ==
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;OP
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:Acronym for ''Original Post(er)'' on the forums. Refers to the first post in a thread.
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:Acronym for ''Operator'' on IRC
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;Opera
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:A popular web browser.
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== P ==
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;Piracy
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:The act of illegally acquiring copyrighted materials, by downloading it from the internet without permission of the author.
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;Pirate
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:One who engages in piracy.
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;PM
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:See ''Private Message''
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;Poll
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:A topic in which people can vote for a series of options.
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;Portal
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:The front page of the site. See the [[Portal]] page.
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;Post
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:A topic consists of different Posts.
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;Private Message
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:A message sent to someone personally, much like E-Mail. Also called Personal Messages or Personal Conversations.
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;Profile
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:Every user has a public profile where information about the user is shown.
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;PSP Phat (PSP 1000)
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:The first handheld of Sony. PSP is an acronym of "PlayStation Portable". It was the first Handheld to use an optical disc (''UMD'') to store games.
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;PSP Slim and Lite (PSP 2000)
 +
:An updated version of the PSP Phat. This version is 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the PSP 1000. The screen was made a little brighter and the internal memory was doubled to shorten the loading times. Also the battery capacity was lowered by 1/3rd, but thanks to new Power saving modes, the run time stays the same. A new video-Out port was added to the side.
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;PSP Brite (PSP 3000)
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:An updated version of the PSP 2000. Main changes are the brighter screen, addition of a microphone and new UMD-slot design.
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;PSP GO (PSP N1000)
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:The PSP GO is the newest version of the PSP. It is not a replacement the PSP 3000, but is sold at the same time of it. The biggest change is that this model does not contain an UMD drive. Instead, games have to be downloaded from the PS Store to the 16GB internal memory. The screen was made smaller and can slide up to reveal the controls.
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;PS Vita
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:Sony's newest handheld that competes with the Nintendo 3DS. It features 2 touchable surfaces, of which one is on the back of the device.
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;Python
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:A cross plateform (windows, linux, mac, etc.) programming and scripting language. Often used for hacking tools, such as file format converters, game patchers or file downloaders.
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== Q ==
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;Quote
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:An abstract of another post that can be placed inside another post. Used to directly reply to a specific post.
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== R ==
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;Registered
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:Users with an account on the site (see ''Member'').
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;Reply
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:Any post in a topic except the first one are Replies to the topic.
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;Report
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:Members can help the Moderators by Reporting posts, which notifies all Moderators.
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== S ==
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;Sticky
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:Sticky topics will always remain on top of normal topics. A normal topic can be promoted to a sticky by a moderator (and the other way around). Usually, stickies are popular topics or topics with important information.
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;Supervisor
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:They are in charge of Supervising the (Global) Moderators of the forums. They are the second highest rank on the forum and have Global moderating as well as limited Administrating rights. They handle most jobs that Global Moderators are unable to do, like name changes.
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;Suspended
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:Temporary blocked from making posts on the forum. Called a temporary ban on most forums.
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;Sysop
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:Systems Operator. An Administrator on a Wiki or IRC network.
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== T ==
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;TC
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:Acronym of ''Topic Creator''.
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== U ==
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;UCP
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:User Control Panel. Allows registered users to change their personal board preferences. Usually just called "Settings"
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;User
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:Anyone who uses the site (reading/posting/...) is a User.
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== V ==
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;View
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:Every time a User opens a topic, this topic gets 1 view.
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;Visitor
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:Someone who just comes by this site, without doing anything big. Is more likely than not a ''[[#G|Guest]]''
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== W ==
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;Wiki
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:A collection of pages that can be edited by anyone, with or without an account.
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 7 February 2017

Contents: Top - # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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3DS
See Nintendo 3DS

A

ACP
See Administration Control Panel.
Admin
See Administrator.
Administration Control Panel
A special control panel that is used by Administrators and Supervisors. Through the ACP, most of the board settings can be changed, like the forum layout, badword filters, BBcode, smileys, ... The ACP is separate from the forums, and requires a separate login.
Administrator
Admins manage all the technical details of the site (server, configurations, ...). They have the highest rank.
AFAIK
Acronym for "As far as I know".

B

Ban
Refers to when a particular user has been blocked from visiting, viewing and posting on the forum. The "ban" can be set on the users username, e-mail addresses and even their IP addresses. Usually refers to permanent bans on GBAtemp, as temporary bans are called suspensions instead. (Also applies to IRC.)
Bot
An automated software client that can idle in an IRC channel and constantly monitor and manage the channel.
Brick
Refers to screwing up a piece of technology to the point of making it some degree of unbootable. Will usually happen when attempting to install content to the device in an unofficial way, but may also happen in rare occasions using official tools. (Example: "Help, I bricked my 3DS!"). The term "brick" originates and refers to the resulted usage of the dead Wii console, it can be as useful as a construction brick, due to its similar physical form.
Bump
Bumping a thread
Action of posting in a thread only to make it appears in the recent threads list in hope that it gets more attentions or replies. This is against the forum rules.

C

C / C++
Most used programming language in the world. Used to create computer's program or console's homebrew.
C#
Programming language using Microsoft .net framework. Creates graphical interfaced programs, often chosen by users on GBAtemp to create GUI for other C or C++ tools.

D

DS
See Nintendo DS.
DS Lite
See Nintendo DS Lite.
DSi
See Nintendo DSi.
DSi LL/DSI XL
See Nintendo DSi XL.

E

EOF
Short for "Edge of the Forum", one of the forums on GBAtemp.net.
Acronym for "End Of File" in programs.

F

FAQ
Acronym for "Frequently asked questions".
Note: DO NOT post question threads in the "Tutorials & FAQs" sections!
Forum rules
Rules that have to be followed no matter what. Staff members will take action on rule breakers.

G

Game Boy
GB
1989. Nintendo's first big handheld (their first handheld being the Game and Watch).
Game Boy Advance
GBA
2001. The third version of the Game Boy line. Featured a wider screen, more colors, and L and R shoulder pad buttons.
Game Boy Advance SP
GBA SP
2003. An upgrade to the GBA. Featured a design similar to the first Game Boys and could fold in half. Featured a backlit screen.
Game Boy Color
GBC
1998. The second version of the Game Boy line. Featured a color display screen.
Game Boy Light
GBL
1997. Had a green back glow light that could be turned on. Only available in Japan.
Game Boy Micro
GBM
2005. An even smaller GBA. Featured an even brighter backlit screen, a smaller screen, and changable face plates. The smallest Game Boy so far. Also the first Game Boy not backwards compatible.
Game Boy Pocket
GBP
1996. A smaller version of the original Gameboy. Had true a true black-and-white display instead of the black-and-green display of the original.
GameCube
GC
A console made by nintendo that is shaped like a Cube. Unfortunately it wasn't very popular (but still loved by many).
GBAtemp
A web forum dedicated to video games and technology in general. The GBA in GBAtemp originally stood for GameBoy Advance, but is now simply part of the name and is not an acronym.
Global Moderator
Moderators that have the rights to moderate all forums on GBAtemp.net. They have some other additional rights, like the ability to do IP checks.
Guest
Someone who is viewing the website without being logged into an account, whether they have one or not.

H

Head of Mag Staff
The person who is in charge of the magazine staff. He/she decides what gets posted and when. This group is no longer in use.
Hot topic
A topic with 19 replies or more.

I

IIRC/iirc
Acronym for "If I Recall Correctly".
IMO
Acronym for "In My Opinion".
IRC
Acronym for "Internet Relay Chat". A famous instant messaging protocol. People often use IRC networks as P2P networks, to share files. Read more. GBAtemp has its own IRC network, irc.gbatemp.net.
IRCop
IRC operators are responsible for maintaining the IRC network. They have the ability to ban people from the entire network if needed.

J

Java
A platform-independent object-oriented programming language. On GBAtemp, it is used for the Java IRC applet.

K

L

Lurker
Someone who just reads, without contributing anything.

M

Magazine Staff
The Magazine Staff is responsible for posting News and Reviews on the forums. They have limited moderating abilities in the Magazine section.
Member
A User who has made an account on the site. Members will gain some additional benefits above unregistered users (guests), like the optional removal of ads, private messenger and, not unimportant, the ability to post. Note that members with less that 100 posts are called Newcomers.
Micro SD
An even smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a mini SD and about a quarter of the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
Mini SD
A smaller version of the SD card. About half the size of a normal SD card. Can hold just as much data as a normal SD card.
mIRC
The most popular IRC client for Windows. Official website.
Moderator
Mod
People that help enforce the rules of GBAtemp. They also help cleaning up the site, for example by removing spam. They have the ability to answer the reports of members and can suspend people that misbehave if needed.

N

Necro-bumping
Posting in a thread long dead (6+ months from last post) usually for a stupid reason. It's fine to post on old threads if your message is relevant as adds informative contents.
Newcomer
A registered user with less than 100 posts. Unlike Members (>100 posts), they can not access the Trading Forums and Shoutbox.
NFO
NFO, an abbreviation of "info". "NFO" files are ASCII text files with the filename extension ".nfo". These are commonly found alongside pirate software releases by individuals or groups. They contain information about the release and other useful and useless information.
Nintendo 3DS
The latest handheld from Nintendo. The first handheld to display 3D pictures without needing 3D glasses.
Nintendo 3DS XL
A newer version of the 3DS with various improvements like bigger screens, better start/select buttons, etc.
Nintendo DS
A popular handheld from Nintendo. The "DS" stands for either "dual screens" or "developers system". The unit launched in the USA on November 11th 2004, Japan on December 2nd 2004, Australia on February 24th 2005, Europe on March 11th 2005, and China (as the iQue DS (See iQue) on July 23rd.
Nintendo DS Lite
An updated rendition of the Nintendo DS. Main features include a much sleeker, smaller shape and design; much improved LCD (See LCD) screens; a larger stylus; and an improved battery life and controls. The Nintendo DS Lite launched in Japan on March 2nd 2006, Australia on June 1st 2006, the USA on June 11th 2006, and in Europe on June 23rd 2006.
Nintendo DSi
A second improvement of the Nintendo DS. It is even sleeker and lighter than the Nintendo DS Lite. To accomplish this, the GBA slot (slot-2) was removed from the system, thus making it impossible to play games that need a slot-2 expansion. The main external improvements of the DSi are the addition of two cameras (one inside, one outside) and the bigger screens (1/4th of an inch). The system now has a new DSi Menu, which imitates the wii menu with its channels. The firmware was also update-able, making it possible to block out flashcarts through an update.
Nintendo DSi XL (Nintendo DSi LL)
Updated version of the DSi, with bigger screens and a bigger stylus.
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
The Nintendo Wii and DS use Nintendo Wifi connection to connect to the internet. It is mainly used for online multi-player and web browsing.
Noob
Someone who does not know anything about the subject.

O

OP
Acronym for Original Post(er) on the forums. Refers to the first post in a thread.
Acronym for Operator on IRC
Opera
A popular web browser.

P

Piracy
The act of illegally acquiring copyrighted materials, by downloading it from the internet without permission of the author.
Pirate
One who engages in piracy.
PM
See Private Message
Poll
A topic in which people can vote for a series of options.
Portal
The front page of the site. See the Portal page.
Post
A topic consists of different Posts.
Private Message
A message sent to someone personally, much like E-Mail. Also called Personal Messages or Personal Conversations.
Profile
Every user has a public profile where information about the user is shown.
PSP Phat (PSP 1000)
The first handheld of Sony. PSP is an acronym of "PlayStation Portable". It was the first Handheld to use an optical disc (UMD) to store games.
PSP Slim and Lite (PSP 2000)
An updated version of the PSP Phat. This version is 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the PSP 1000. The screen was made a little brighter and the internal memory was doubled to shorten the loading times. Also the battery capacity was lowered by 1/3rd, but thanks to new Power saving modes, the run time stays the same. A new video-Out port was added to the side.
PSP Brite (PSP 3000)
An updated version of the PSP 2000. Main changes are the brighter screen, addition of a microphone and new UMD-slot design.
PSP GO (PSP N1000)
The PSP GO is the newest version of the PSP. It is not a replacement the PSP 3000, but is sold at the same time of it. The biggest change is that this model does not contain an UMD drive. Instead, games have to be downloaded from the PS Store to the 16GB internal memory. The screen was made smaller and can slide up to reveal the controls.
PS Vita
Sony's newest handheld that competes with the Nintendo 3DS. It features 2 touchable surfaces, of which one is on the back of the device.
Python
A cross plateform (windows, linux, mac, etc.) programming and scripting language. Often used for hacking tools, such as file format converters, game patchers or file downloaders.

Q

Quote
An abstract of another post that can be placed inside another post. Used to directly reply to a specific post.

R

Registered
Users with an account on the site (see Member).
Reply
Any post in a topic except the first one are Replies to the topic.
Report
Members can help the Moderators by Reporting posts, which notifies all Moderators.

S

Sticky
Sticky topics will always remain on top of normal topics. A normal topic can be promoted to a sticky by a moderator (and the other way around). Usually, stickies are popular topics or topics with important information.
Supervisor
They are in charge of Supervising the (Global) Moderators of the forums. They are the second highest rank on the forum and have Global moderating as well as limited Administrating rights. They handle most jobs that Global Moderators are unable to do, like name changes.
Suspended
Temporary blocked from making posts on the forum. Called a temporary ban on most forums.
Sysop
Systems Operator. An Administrator on a Wiki or IRC network.

T

TC
Acronym of Topic Creator.

U

UCP
User Control Panel. Allows registered users to change their personal board preferences. Usually just called "Settings"
User
Anyone who uses the site (reading/posting/...) is a User.

V

View
Every time a User opens a topic, this topic gets 1 view.
Visitor
Someone who just comes by this site, without doing anything big. Is more likely than not a Guest

W

Wiki
A collection of pages that can be edited by anyone, with or without an account.

X

Y

Z