Nintendo DS SDK (NITRO)

Edit on Github | Updated: 17th October 2020

The NITRO SDK was previously known as the IRIS SDK, but got renamed sometime before April 2004 (release 1.0 of NITRO-SDK). Much of the structure and files remain from the IRIS SDK but most files have been renamed to NITRO.

Even although the SDK was renamed to NITRO in version 1.0 it still distributed the release notes for the three IRIS SDK versions that started the project. Although in the 4.2 SDK leak these were removed ands the release notes just start from 1.0.

When the Nintendo DSi was released the SDK was once again renamed to the twilight (TWL) SDK.

Leaked Versions of the SDK

Known Leaked versions:

  • NITRO-SDK 3.0 (Unknown Leak)
  • NITRO-SDK 4.2 + Patch (Pokemon Platinum Source code Leak)
  • TWL-SDK 5.5 (Unknown Leak)

Known Versions

  • irisSDK-snapshot-031203 - 3rd December 2003
  • irisSDK-snapshot-031212 - 12th December 2003
  • irisSDK-snapshot-040120 - 20th January 2004
  • NITRO-SDK 1.0 - 5th April 2004
  • NITRO-SDK 1.2 - 16th June 2004
  • NITRO-SDK 2.0 - 11th March 2005 (First in english)
  • NITRO-SDK 2.1 - 9th May 2005
  • NITRO-SDK 2.2 - 22nd August 2005
  • NITRO-SDK 3.0 - 25th January 2006
  • NITRO-SDK 3.1 - 2nd May 2006
  • NITRO-SDK 3.2 - 28th August 2006
  • NITRO-SDK 4.0 - 15th February 2007
  • NITRO-SDK 4.1 - 10th July 2007
  • NITRO-SDK 4.2 - 10th December 2007
  • NITRO-SDK 4.2 + Patch - 18th January 2008
  • TWL-SDK 5.0 - 23rd October 2008
  • TWL-SDK 5.1 - 27th February 2009
  • TWL-SDK 5.2 - 10th June 2009
  • TWL-SDK 5.3 - 7th August 2009
  • TWL-SDK 5.4 - 20th November 2009
  • TWL-SDK 5.5 - 12th July 2010

All three IRIS SDK version were leaked as part of the Paladin Leak on the 30th September 2020.

Note that there was also something called the “TWLwrap SDK” for DSi that was leaked but it is very different to these so it presumably wasn’t a consumer SDK.

Root Files (/)

  • Makefile
  • Readme-NitroSDK-3_0-060125.txt
  • SrcTreeMap.txt
  • bin
  • build
  • cache
  • components
  • data
  • docs - Documentation
  • include - C/C++ Header files for SDK libraries
  • lib - Static libraries for the SDK
  • man - Manual for Functions
  • tools - SDK Tools such as elftobin and makerom

Manual (/man)

Contents:

  • a-z.html
  • alphabet.html
  • alphabet_index.html
  • card
  • categories.html
  • changelog-oldver.html
  • changelog.html
  • changelog2.2branch.html
  • cht
  • contents.html
  • cp
  • css
  • ctrdg
  • demos
  • env
  • ext
  • fs
  • functions.html
  • fx
  • gx
  • icons.html
  • index.html
  • information
  • main.html
  • math
  • mb
  • mi
  • os
  • pad
  • prc
  • romfiles
  • rtc
  • sdk_logo.gif
  • snd
  • spi
  • std
  • svc
  • tools
  • wbt
  • wm
  • wm_changes_041006.txt
  • wvr

Tools (/tools)

Contents:

  • bin
  • elftobin
  • lib
  • makerom

Pre-compiled Header Cache (/cache)

The Cache folder only contains one file:

  • ./cache/include/Don’tDeleteMe.txt

Bin (/bin)

Contents:

  • ./bin/ARM9-TS/Release/mb_child_simple.srl
  • ./bin/ARM9-TS/Rom/mb_child.srl
  • ./bin/ARM9-TS/Rom/WMTestTool.srl
  • ./bin/ARM9-TS/Rom/mb_child_simple.srl

C/C++ Header files (/include)

Name | Description —|— nitro_win32.h nitro_sp.h nitro_wl nitro_wl/common nitro_wl/common/version_wl.h nitro.h nitro nitro/gx.h nitro/init nitro/init/crt0.h nitro/env.h nitro/wvr nitro/wvr/common nitro/wvr/common/wvr_common.h nitro/wvr/ARM9 nitro/wvr/ARM9/wvr.h nitro/cht nitro/cht/ARM9 nitro/cht/ARM9/pictocatch.h nitro/version.h nitro/parent_begin.h nitro/mi.h nitro/dtcm_begin.h nitro/card nitro/card/eeprom.h nitro/card/rom.h nitro/card/backup.h nitro/card/pullOut.h nitro/card/common.h nitro/card/fram.h nitro/card/flash.h nitro/snd.h nitro/wvr.h nitro/exi.h nitro/hw nitro/hw/common nitro/hw/common/mmap_shared.h nitro/hw/common/lcd.h nitro/hw/common/armArch.h nitro/hw/ARM7 nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_PAD.h nitro/hw/ARM7/mmap_global.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_OS.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg.h nitro/hw/ARM7/mmap_wram.h nitro/hw/ARM7/mmap_main.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_MI.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_PXI.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_SND.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_EXI.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_GX.h nitro/hw/ARM7/ioreg_SPI.h nitro/hw/ARM9 nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_PAD.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_G3X.h nitro/hw/ARM9/mmap_global.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_G3.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_OS.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg.h nitro/hw/ARM9/mmap_main.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_MI.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_PXI.h nitro/hw/ARM9/mmap_vram.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_EXI.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_GX.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_GXS.h nitro/hw/ARM9/mmap_tcm.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_CP.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_G2.h nitro/hw/ARM9/ioreg_G2S.h nitro/itcm_begin.h nitro/pxi.h nitro/wbt.h nitro/pxi nitro/pxi/common nitro/pxi/common/fifo.h nitro/pxi/common/regname.h nitro/pxi/common/compparam.h nitro/pxi/common/init.h nitro/card.h nitro/itcm_end.h nitro/code32.h nitro/types.h nitro/mi nitro/mi/wram.h nitro/mi/dma.h nitro/mi/card.h nitro/mi/uncomp_stream.h nitro/mi/byteAccess.h nitro/mi/swap.h nitro/mi/stream.h nitro/mi/compress.h nitro/mi/memory.h nitro/mi/uncompress.h nitro/mi/init.h nitro/mi/exMemory.h nitro/misc.h nitro/ioreg.h nitro/specfiles nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TEG.lcf nitro/specfiles/ROM-TS.rsf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TS-cloneboot-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TS.lsf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TEG.lsf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TEG-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TS.lsf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TEG.lcf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TEG.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TS.lcf nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TS.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TS.lcf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TS-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ndsld.response.template nitro/specfiles/default.bnr nitro/specfiles/mwldarm.response.template nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TEG.lsf nitro/specfiles/ARM9-TS.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/2.x nitro/specfiles/2.x/ARM9-TS-cloneboot-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/2.x/ARM9-TEG-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/2.x/ARM9-TEG.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/2.x/ARM9-TS-C.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/2.x/ARM9-TS.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ARM7-TEG.lcf.template nitro/specfiles/ROM-TEG.rsf nitro/dtcm_end.h nitro/fx nitro/fx/fx.h nitro/fx/fx_mtx33.h nitro/fx/fx_trig.h nitro/fx/fx_mtx22.h nitro/fx/fx_mtx43.h nitro/fx/fx_cp.h nitro/fx/fx_mtx44.h nitro/fx/fx_mtx.h nitro/fx/fx_const.h nitro/fx/fx_vec.h nitro/exi nitro/exi/ARM7 nitro/exi/ARM7/genPort.h nitro/os.h nitro/utest.h nitro/parent_end.h nitro/ext nitro/ext/ext_scrntest.h nitro/ext/ext_keycontrol.h nitro/pad.h nitro/cht.h nitro/codereset.h nitro/wm nitro/wm/common nitro/wm/common/wm.h nitro/wm/ARM9 nitro/wm/ARM9/wm_api.h nitro/memorymap_sp.h nitro/std nitro/std/string.h nitro/section.h nitro/prc.h nitro/version_end.h nitro/ctrdg.h nitro/math nitro/math/fft.h nitro/math/dgt.h nitro/math/crc.h nitro/math/rand.h nitro/math/math.h nitro/math/qsort.h nitro/math/checksum.h nitro/pad nitro/pad/common nitro/pad/common/pad.h nitro/pad/ARM7 nitro/pad/ARM7/xyButton.h nitro/env nitro/env/env_system.h nitro/spec.h nitro/version_begin.h nitro/components nitro/spi nitro/spi/common nitro/spi/common/type.h nitro/spi/common/userInfo_teg.h nitro/spi/common/config.h nitro/spi/common/pm_common.h nitro/spi/common/userInfo_ts_300.h nitro/spi/common/userInfo_ts_0.h nitro/spi/common/userInfo_ts_200.h nitro/spi/ARM7 nitro/spi/ARM7/pm.h nitro/spi/ARM7/spi.h nitro/spi/ARM9 nitro/spi/ARM9/pm.h nitro/spi/ARM9/mic.h nitro/spi/ARM9/tp.h nitro/memorymap.h nitro/wram_end.h nitro/cp.h nitro/mb nitro/mb/mb_child.h nitro/mb/mb_gameinfo.h nitro/mb/mb.h nitro/mb/mb_fake_child.h nitro/wram_begin.h nitro/rtc nitro/rtc/common nitro/rtc/common/type.h nitro/rtc/common/fifo.h nitro/rtc/ARM9 nitro/rtc/ARM9/api.h nitro/rtc/ARM9/convert.h nitro/rtc.h nitro/spi.h nitro/gx nitro/gx/gx.h nitro/gx/struct_2d.h nitro/gx/g3c.h nitro/gx/g3x.h nitro/gx/g3.h nitro/gx/gx_sp.h nitro/gx/g2_oam.h nitro/gx/gxcommon.h nitro/gx/gx_vramcnt.h nitro/gx/g2.h nitro/gx/gx_load.h nitro/gx/g3imm.h nitro/gx/g3_util.h nitro/gx/gx_capture.h nitro/gx/g3b.h nitro/gx/gx_bgcnt.h nitro/prc nitro/prc/resample.h nitro/prc/types.h nitro/prc/algo_superfine.h nitro/prc/algo_common.h nitro/prc/common.h nitro/prc/algo_standard.h nitro/prc/algo_light.h nitro/prc/algo_fine.h nitro/math.h nitro/snd nitro/snd/common nitro/snd/common/main.h nitro/snd/common/capture.h nitro/snd/common/channel.h nitro/snd/common/seq.h nitro/snd/common/alarm.h nitro/snd/common/midiplayer.h nitro/snd/common/work.h nitro/snd/common/data.h nitro/snd/common/global.h nitro/snd/common/mml.h nitro/snd/common/exchannel.h nitro/snd/common/util.h nitro/snd/common/command.h nitro/snd/common/bank.h nitro/snd/ARM9 nitro/snd/ARM9/interface.h nitro/os nitro/os/common nitro/os/common/callTrace.h nitro/os/common/spinLock.h nitro/os/common/profile.h nitro/os/common/alarm.h nitro/os/common/tick.h nitro/os/common/valarm.h nitro/os/common/context.h nitro/os/common/message.h nitro/os/common/ownerInfo.h nitro/os/common/entropy.h nitro/os/common/emulator.h nitro/os/common/systemCall.h nitro/os/common/timer.h nitro/os/common/thread.h nitro/os/common/printf.h nitro/os/common/interrupt.h nitro/os/common/system.h nitro/os/common/mutex.h nitro/os/common/init.h nitro/os/common/exception.h nitro/os/common/arena.h nitro/os/common/reset.h nitro/os/common/alloc.h nitro/os/common/functionCost.h nitro/os/ARM9 nitro/os/ARM9/argument.h nitro/os/ARM9/protectionUnit.h nitro/os/ARM9/vramExclusive.h nitro/os/ARM9/cache.h nitro/os/ARM9/protectionRegion.h nitro/os/ARM9/china.h nitro/os/ARM9/tcm.h nitro/dgt nitro/dgt/dgt.h nitro/dgt/common.h nitro/cp nitro/cp/sqrt.h nitro/cp/context.h nitro/cp/divider.h nitro/os_sp.h nitro/ext.h nitro/snd_sp.h nitro/fs nitro/fs/archive.h nitro/fs/file.h nitro/fs/overlay.h nitro/mb.h nitro/wm.h nitro/ctrdg nitro/ctrdg/common nitro/ctrdg/common/ctrdg_common.h nitro/sinit.h nitro/fs.h nitro/code16.h nitro/std.h


Documentation (/docs)

Contents:

  • README
  • SDKHowTo
  • SDKRules
  • SDKTools
  • TechnicalNotes

SDK How Tos (/docs/SDKHowTo)

  • SDKHowTo/HowToMakeMyVRamBankType.txt
  • SDKHowTo/HowToBuildSDKTree.pdf
  • SDKHowTo/HowToJoinAGBDevEnv.txt

SDK Rules (/docs/SDKRules)

  • SDKRules/Rule-Defines.html
  • SDKRules/NitroSDKStandard.css
  • SDKRules/Rule-NameSpace.html

READMEs (/docs/README)

  • README/ReleaseNotes-3.0.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-2.2.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-2.0.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-2.1.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-031212.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-1.2.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-031203.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-1.0.pdf
  • README/history/ReleaseNotes-040120.pdf
  • README/QuickStartForSDK.pdf

Technical Notes (/docs/TechnicalNotes)

  • TechnicalNotes/AboutWirelessManager.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutSound.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutPatternRecognition.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/NitroRomFormat.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutFileSystem.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/WmTutorial.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutMultiBoot.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutThreadInfo.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/AboutComponents.pdf
  • TechnicalNotes/MechanismOfProfiler.pdf
  • SDKTools
  • SDKTools/CygwinPackageList.pdf

Components (/components)

Contents:

  • ichneumon
  • mongoose
  • racoon (DSi)
  • ferret (DSi)

Static Libraries (/lib)

Contents: Name | Thumb | Description —|—|— libsyscall.a | N/A | crt0.o | N/A | libcard.a | libcard.thumb.a | libcht.a | libcht.thumb.a | libcp.a | libcp.thumb.a | libctrdg.a | libctrdg.thumb.a | libdgt.a | libdgt.thumb.a | libe3s.a | libe3s.thumb.a | libenv.a | libenv.thumb.a | libext.a | libext.thumb.a | libfs.a | libfs.thumb.a | libfx.a | libfx.thumb.a | libgx.a | libgx.thumb.a | libmath.a | libmath.thumb.a | libmb.a | libmb.thumb.a | libmi.a | libmi.thumb.a | libos.CALLTRACE.a | libos.CALLTRACE.thumb.a | libos.FUNCTIONCOST.a | ibos.FUNCTIONCOST.thumb.a | libos.a | libos.thumb.a | libos_TS0.a | libos_TS0.thumb.a | libos_TS100.a | libos_TS100.thumb.a | libos_TS200.a | libos_TS200.thumb.a | libprc.a | libprc.thumb.a | libpxi.a | libpxi.thumb.a | librtc.a | librtc.thumb.a | libsnd.a | libsnd.thumb.a | libspi.a | libspi.thumb.a | libspi_TS0.a | libspi_TS0.thumb.a | libspi_TS100.a | libspi_TS100.thumb.a | libspi_TS200.a | libspi_TS200.thumb.a | libstd.a | libstd.thumb.a | libstubscw.a | libstubscw.thumb.a | libstubsisd.a | libstubsisd.thumb.a | libutest.a | libutest.thumb.a | libwbt.a | libwbt.thumb.a | libwfs.a | libwfs.thumb.a | libwm.a | libwm.thumb.a | libwvr.a | libwvr.thumb.a |

Source Code (/build)

Contents:

  • Makefile
  • buildsetup
  • buildtools
  • demos
  • libraries
  • tools

Data (/data)

Contents:

  • cht_data
  • for_china
  • wl_icons