SceneGate.Ekona 1.1.0

dotnet add package SceneGate.Ekona --version 1.1.0
NuGet\Install-Package SceneGate.Ekona -Version 1.1.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SceneGate.Ekona" Version="1.1.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SceneGate.Ekona --version 1.1.0
#r "nuget: SceneGate.Ekona, 1.1.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SceneGate.Ekona as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SceneGate.Ekona&version=1.1.0

// Install SceneGate.Ekona as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SceneGate.Ekona&version=1.1.0

Ekona MIT License

Ekona is a library part of the SceneGate framework that provides support for DS and DSi file formats.

Supported formats

  • 🎮 DS cartridge:
    • 📁 Filesystem: read and write
    • ℹī¸ Header: read and write, including extended header
    • đŸ–ŧī¸ Banner and icon: read and write.
    • 🔐 ARM9 secure area encryption and decryption (KEY1).
  • 🎮 DSi cartridge:
    • 📁 Filesystem: read and write arm9i and arm7i programs.
    • ℹī¸ Extended header: read and write
    • đŸ–ŧī¸ Animated banner icons
    • 🔐 Modcrypt encryption and decryption
    • 🔏 HMAC validation and generation when keys are provided.
    • 🔏 Signature validation when keys are provided.

Getting started

Check-out the getting started guide to start using Ekona in no time! Below you can find an example that shows how to open a DS/DSi ROM file (cartridge dump).

// Create Yarhl node from a file (binary format).
Node game = NodeFactory.FromFile("game.nds", FileOpenMode.Read);

// Use the `Binary2NitroRom` converter to convert the binary format
// into node containers (virtual file system tree with files and directories).

// And it's done!
// Now we can access to every game file. For instance, we can export one file
Node items = Navigator.SearchNode(game, "data/Items.dat");


The project provides the following .NET libraries (NuGet packages in The libraries works on supported versions of .NET: 6.0 and 8.0.

  • SceneGate.Ekona
    • SceneGate.Ekona.Containers.Rom: DS and DSi cartridge (ROM) format.
    • SceneGate.Ekona.Security: hash and encryption algorithms

Special thanks

The DS / DSi cartridge format was based on the amazing reverse engineering work of Martin Korth at GBATek. Its specifications of the hardware of the video controller and I/O ports was also a great help in additional reverse engineering.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.1.0 57 5/12/2024
1.0.0 98 2/11/2024

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