Any reason to use YSMenu anymore?

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  1. canderousa
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    Now that R4 Wood is going strong, is there any reason for anyone to use YSMenu + latest DSTT? Are there games that are compatible on YSMenu but not on R4 Wood? I'm wondering if I should make the permanent switch to R4 Wood....

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  2. lolzed

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    Advice for all R4 users:Use both Wood and YSMenu.Sometimes TT/YSMenu's files(Pong's) update faster,so loading and sometimes fixes come out first.But Wood makes fairly large updates at once,so both is good
     
  3. canderousa
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    What do u mean "Pong's"? Are you saying the only drawback in using R4 Wood is slow loading roms?
     
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    Nope. Stick with Wood. Better overall.
     
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    Wood+YSMenu+these files is the best combo for you R4 users
     
  6. canderousa
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    Maybe I'm dumb...but how do you have YSMenu AND R4 Wood?
     
  7. Infinite Zero

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    LMAO.
    buy two Micro SD cards. put YSmenu on the other and Wood on the next. you cant use two firmwares on the same time [​IMG]
     
  8. lolzed

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    *sighs* .nds is an executable file right?
     
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    dont miNd what i did first lol
    i edited my quote
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  10. flamingo24

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    I don't see any benefit in using both kernels. If you have a R4DS use Wood.
     
  11. azure0wind

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    well i think you should use both of them.
    like lolzed says, if WOOD still can't fix new games AP but YSMenu can use YSMenu. If WOOD can fix it and YSMenu can too, use WOOD because it has nice GUI; and vice versa. [​IMG]
     
  12. 8BitWalugi

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    Let me honest here, I have 2 2GB SD's for my R4. Both with Wood and a .nds of YSMenu just in case.

    I made a tag out of a Micro SD to SD card converter since I have 5 of them, then got some string an attached it to my wrist strap connector.
    Here's a shitty diagram:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    'O' is my wrist strap connector
    '0' is where I removed a prong and then drilled a hole in it with a screwdriver
     
  13. flamingo24

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    Can you please name the games that work on YSMenu and not Wood?
     
  14. lolzed

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    pretty sure DIY lags in Wood
     
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    Yeah and at times YSMenu even freezes as a bonus, unless you use a pre made save file. imo YSMenu amounts to bloatware when added with Wood. I admire the work of Pong for those with a DSTT, but I don't think he even uses it for more than testing the updates.
     
  16. lolzed

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    So you'd rather play the game with 80% at the start than playing the game at the start with no lag??

    And you're right,Pong doesn't need to do updates anymore,but he does it anyway,he's great
     
  17. azure0wind

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    you sure? [​IMG] btw, pong's release (DSTT) is fast but dont have really much game fixes. and wood, ywg release it a little slow but with more fixes so i recommend you to use both of them. @lolzed: yeah he doesn't need to update anymore because ywg (WOOD). +1
     
  18. flamingo24

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    He is great and I know he doesn't need it anymore because he has mentioned Wood R4 is all he uses in posts I have read. He updates for the DSTT community which as I have said is admirable.

    Edit: This whole thing is a waste of time, if you want to use both be my guest. I just don't see the benefit in using YSMenu if you have Wood...sorry...
     
  19. Noib

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    Well, saying things like this is very misleading. Pong doesn't actually crack any of the protection. When a patch is released for a game he does a memory diff in an emulator and then puts the results into the extinfo, not overly difficult work, but props for being one of the non lazy people on this forum.

    Because of this, you could technically just use the patch yourself, load it in wood, and then be able to play it even before Pong updates his extinfo.

    So assuming you don't have a terrible SD card that lags on DIY there is no reason at all to use ysmenu.
     
  20. jurassicplayer

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    Well, there may be some homebrew out there that might not work on WoodR4 and work on YSMenu. One real plus of YSMenu is that it is similar to a regular flashcart in terms of loading patched roms...whereas WoodR4 may or may not work with or without odd sideeffects.

    Generally I would just say that maybe two or three different firmwares can cover a majority of the troubles with loading .nds files, homebrew or otherwise. Just look at the M3Sakura xD, if it weren't for its lame homebrew support, most people would feel no pain in relinquishing Touchpod.