Alternative kernel/menu

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  1. TakuyaZack
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    Hello there.

    i want to ask, is there any alternative menu other than wood? For r4i gold from r4ids.cn i want to try out new flavors.

    tried MAIO, didn`t work, then i checked the date and it is a year back XD

    so, yea.
     
  2. eosia

    eosia GBAtemp Regular

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    Did you try Wood ? i dont know if it works for this flashcart but its a very nice firmware.
     
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    As stated, This card comes with wood and i want to try a different flavor :)
     
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    SifJar Not a pirate

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    There are numerous other menus that can use Wood for loading ROMs e.g. MenuDO, DSCovered (aka DSision 3) etc. I personally use DSCovered on my card (different card, but I'm fairly certain there is a Wood loader for DSCovered), and I quite like it's UI, although it's a little basic in terms of options (you can't choose cheats or things like that without loading your regular menu).
     
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    Can`t find any tutorial to use on my r4, do you know that anyway i can load games/homebrew using moonshell and make it the kernel?
     
  6. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    MAIO for R4iDSN/R4iGold was a lame work around that I imagined up one day and Mantis decided to pack up into an actual package. The only reason why there was a difference in those versions versus the regular R4 was because the R4icn team were jerks and only allowed their _ds_menu.dat to be the initial booting firmware.

    Anyways, I can give some instructions...hopefully they make sense to you.

    1) Grab a copy of your woodr4 kernel (official probably) and extract it some place where you can make sense of everything I'm going to tell you (in other words, some place clean).

    2) Make a duplicate of the _ds_menu.dat, globalsettings.ini, and lastsave.ini and name them WoodR4.nds, alwaysautoboot.ini, and redirect.ini respectively.

    3) Edit the alwaysautoboot.ini to have autorunWithLastRom=1
    4) Edit the redirect.ini to have lastLoaded = fat0:/Moonshl2.nds

    5) Open the _ds_menu.dat in a hex editor.

    6) Change all instances of "globalsettings.ini" and "lastsave.ini" to their respective renamed .ini

    7) Put moonshl2 in as you normally would (and maybe have the moonshl2.nds in the root of your microSD like bullet 4 would have you believe).

    8) Get inilink from the mshl2tools...http://leafmoon.users.sourceforge.net/xenonnds/files/ and set it up.

    9) Supposedly it should work now unless I forgot something.

    -edit-
    Oh...and that is pretty much the method to using any of the alternative menus on the R4icn flashcarts...because they are asshats who don't read and follow my egotistical wants.
     
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    Thank you so much. it really helped a bunch!