Okay, let's get this out of the way right up front: Downloading what you think
is a ROM of the Japanese release of Dragon Quest IX
, days before
it even comes out, is not cool. It turns out that it will probably
also end up being hazardous to your DS.
reports that a file going around, labeled "Dragon Quest IX JPN DSi Enhanced NDS iND," is actually not Dragon Quest IX
at all, but rather a malicious program that can overwrite a DS's firmware and render systems unusable. The program is disguised as a hentai slideshow called "DS Owata," which is itself
disguised as Dragon Quest IX
Our advice in this case is to do your very best
not to be a pirate and just buy the thing when you can. Square Enix booby-traps
its legitimate games against piracy anyway.