Autobooting an nds file

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  1. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    Is there anyway to autboot a .nds file so that it starts automatically and not first going to the akAIO menu and then starting, basically i want to load this homebrew without even see ing teh akIAO menu for one sec, just when i select my ak after the blue loading it should be there.In MAIO i remember moonshell would boot like that so can i do it now with a different homebrew?
     
  2. Dionysus

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    Even if that was possible..how would you return to the menu(when u wanted to) if the ROM was automatically booted?
     
  3. KevFan

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    soft reset.....
     
  4. MrDiesel

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    Maybe you could replace the menu .nds with some sort of forwarder to the game .nds? I don't really know what I'm talking about, but hope this helps a bit [​IMG]

    Edit:
    Oh, I just thought about this. Couldn't you just rename the game to akmenu4.nds? You would not have any menu anymore, but it might work?
     
  5. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    it doesnt [​IMG]
     
  6. azure0wind

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    what .nds file do you want to load?
     
  7. Ireland 1

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    Ist there an option when you select a rom in AKAIO you can select auto-boot for that .nds file.
     
  8. Ireland 1

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    There how to do it
    1. Go down to what .nds you want to autorun
    2. Press start and L and you get to default patch options
    3. 4th Option is Autorun select Enabled
    5. Your done

    Warning. A soft reset does not get back to AKAIO, the only way i know is to put a clean akaio back onto your card.
    Hope this helps

    EDIT: Look below this post at Azuer0winds post. You can aslo delete thegolbalsettings.ini. Thanks [​IMG]
    EDIT 2: tk-saturns post below of pressing (B) works as well as the other two above.
     
  9. azure0wind

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    well, there is another way out. insert your sd to pc. delete lastsave.ini and the akAIO will load normally. but remember! if you don't change the options to normal again (auto-booting) it will load the rom that you select.
     
  10. tk_saturn

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    Holding down (B) when booting AKAIO will disable the autorun. No need to mess with globalsettings etc.
     
  11. jurassicplayer

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    Lol I just uses Xenon++'s inilink as my akmenu4.nds (links me to AKAIO, Moonshell2, DSOrganize, DiagnoSe, and then because I couldn't think of any other useful thing to link me to, some other random homebrew xD).
     
  12. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    Wait where do you get that inilink?
    Can you tell me how to use it?
     
  13. jurassicplayer

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    Lol I misremembered the name of the file. It's the favlauncher xD. Anyways, you can find a link to his files here:
    http://gbatemp.net/t208136-moonshell2tools...l-link-launcher

    His website also has links to the other dev things he has played around with xD.
    As for how to use it...well it's pretty self-explanatory, but all you do is put the favlauncher.ini in the root of the mSD and rename the favlauncher.nds to akmenu4.nds (rename the akaio akmenu4.nds as akaio or aio or whatever you want and put it somewhere safe on the mSD). Then just edit the favlauncher to have the filepath to the homebrew you want (and the renamed AKAIO if you want to be able to boot to that as well).
     
  14. Rascal

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    tk_saturn is correct. If you are using AKAIO (and you should be) all you do is Enable Autorun in System Options. This will Autorun the last ROM played. Soft-Reset will still Autorun. When you want to bypass the autorun, press the B button when starting the Acekard. You can then run a different ROM (which will be Autorun next time) or disable the Autorun option in System Options.

    BTW, this is all covered in the AKAIO wiki. Direct link to Autorun section is:
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/AKAIO#.28Tab_...t_Patch_Options
     
  15. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    Wait so say i rename the homebrew file to akmenu4.nds then i rename akaio to akaio.nds what should i change the favloader.ini too also where do i put it?
     
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    menudo won't boot the normal way, we have a separate mini loader (and it sure as hell won't be joining that leaked beta you got)
     
  17. jurassicplayer

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    You don't have to change the favlauncher.ini to a different name and you can just leave it in the root of the mSD, though if it bothers you like it does me, you could use a hex editor like HxDen to change the text-string "favlauncher.ini" to something else (I changed it to __aio/sysbt.ini) and just make sure that the actual .ini is renamed correctly and in the right directory.
     
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    Soft Reset is difficult to work with me for some reason on the latest firmware.
     
  19. SgtThom

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    Double post caused by glitch.