How Do I Play DSiWare Games From SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a fan of the Nintendo DSi, you probably know that it’s possible to download games and apps from the DSi Shop. However, if you’re running out of internal storage space on your console or simply want to keep your downloads organized, you might want to consider playing DSiWare games from an SD card instead. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that.

What You’ll Need

Before we get started, there are a few things you’ll need:

  • A Nintendo DSi console
  • An SD Card (up to 32GB in size)
  • The latest version of the DSi firmware
  • A computer with an SD card reader

Step-by-Step Instructions

Once you have all of the necessary components, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Format Your SD Card

First things first: make sure your SD card is formatted correctly. To do this, insert your SD card into your computer’s card reader and format it using FAT32 file system.

Step 2: Download and Install Twilight Menu++

Next, download the latest version of Twilight Menu++ from GitHub. Once downloaded, extract the files and copy them onto the root directory of your SD card.

Step 3: Add Your DSiWare Games to Your SD Card

Now it’s time to add some games! Simply download any DSiWare games or apps that you want to play onto your computer. Once downloaded, extract them and copy them onto your SD card in the “dsiware” folder.

Step 4: Launch Twilight Menu++ on Your DSi Console

With everything set up on your SD card, insert it into your DSi console and turn it on. Launch the DSi menu and select the Twilight Menu++ icon.

Step 5: Start Playing Your Games

From here, you’ll be able to see a list of all of the games and apps that you added to your SD card in the “dsiware” folder. Select the game you want to play and start having fun!


Playing DSiWare games from an SD card is a great way to keep your downloads organized, save internal storage space, and have all of your favorite games in one place. With these easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be up and running in no time!