AceKard 2 soft reset

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  1. OzModChips
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    OzModChips GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Quick question....whats the button combo for soft reset?
     


  2. kikoexe

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    ABXYLR + Down on the DPAD..

    just a warning though, enabling the soft reset function messes up some games.. [​IMG]
     
  3. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    what do you mean messes up some games ? will they still work ?
     
  4. Chedderknight

    Chedderknight GBAtemp Regular

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    some games aren't compatible yet with the soft reset function, so it may freeze up the game or cause the game to get stuck during gameplay.
     
  5. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    soft reset on AK2 = L+R+A+B+Down
     
  6. Fidgeteer

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    Thanks for that, gb and everyone else. You've saved me a lot of frustration. I've never owned a flash cart before. AK2 is my first (along with the EZ 3-in-1) and today was the first day I'd ever used one. I had no idea how to quit a game without turning off my DS.

    I've now tried your SR with eleven different ROMs and have yet to experience a single freeze, despite the warning. Then again, I've only put in four hours' time so far.

    I'm glad I did a search before starting a new thread about soft resets. Now to research moonshell and folder hierarchies for homebrew apps (since the AK2 insert was incredibly vague on that subject). I'm trying to avoid torturing veterans with elementary questions.
     
  7. icethegreat

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    touche you just answered my question about what 'soft reset' was! [​IMG]
     
  8. ronatola

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    It's not working for me.
    Am I supposed to press them simultaneously? Or in order? When u say L and R do you mean the bumoer buttons, or the direction pad? Do I have to set a soft reboot enable somewhere in the system properties?
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    You have to press them simultaneously. And you have to enable it first. L and R are the buttons on top of the DS, not the D-pad.
     
  10. ronatola

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    How do I enable it - I don't see it in the system properties or the advanced properties?
     
  11. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    It's in the patches menu.
     
  12. Smiths

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    it worked - thx
     
  14. ronatola

    ronatola Member

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    on a side note (because you guys seem to know what you're doing)
    How do i play video files?
    I have a dpg file, but if i put it in the games folder it shows up as a question mark and won't play.
     
  15. Askepios

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    You can't play DPG files directly from the AK2 menu. Download Moonshell and use that for video.

    By the way, you can enable soft reset for all games by default by changing resetInGame to 1 in globalsettings.ini.
     
  16. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    You might also consider finding the hacked DLDI version of Sakura (the continuation of Moonshell, nominally exclusive to the M3 flash card) to use as your media player, but I've never once played a video on my DS, so I have no idea whether it performs any better. It skips less when playing MP3s for me than Moonshell, at the least.
     
  17. Askepios

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    Just a note, if you decide to try Sakura, go through the steps to create the DLDI version yourself. I tried one that was supposedly already DLDI-ready, but it didn't work on my AK2. After creating it myself, it worked fine.

    Though while Sakura looks quite a bit nicer, videos tend to be heavy on pixelation and artifacts. I'm not sure if it's something about Sakura, or if I'm doing something wrong, but Moonshell is better to me for the time being.
     
  18. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    I personally get better video playback quality with Sakura than I do with Moonshell.

    I've been using the dpg encoder that comes with Sakura Toolpack to convert video
     
  19. Askepios

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    I haven't tried that yet. I converted mine with BatchDPG. I downloaded Sakura Toolpack a while ago to see if it's an encoding issue of some sort, but I haven't gotten around to converting anything yet. I'll try that now and see if it does any good.
     
  20. thepassionofchad

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    Ok... I've tried soft reset in 4 different games... Top Spin 3, Call of Duty 4, Chessmaster, and LOTR: Conquest, hasn't worked in any of them. I have it enabled in the patches menu and in the game ROM info. I'm running the lastest firmware. Any ideas?