CycloDs Evolution Firmware 1.5 FINAL

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  1. Tempbot
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    CycloDs Evolution Firmware 1.5 FINAL
    Adds many new features such as batterysaver and enhanced GBA EZ-Flash connectivity.
    [​IMG]
    Team Cyclops, makers of the popular CycloDS Evolution flashcart have released a new firmware.

    Aside from small bug fixes and optimizations, the in-game text reader feature has been added, battery saver mode has been implemented, and GBA support (through the EZ-Flash 3 in 1 Expansion Pack or similar device) has been "dramatically improved".

    Full Changelog

    [​IMG] Download from Team Cyclops
    [​IMG] Visit the CycloDS website

    Contributed by Sir-Fritz
    Edited by Sinkhead
     


  2. Noitora

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    Now I wish I had a CycloDS...
     
  3. Toni Plutonij

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    Chrono Trigger is fixed I see....and many extras are added!!

    Great great firmware update....With every firmware update I'm more and more happy with my CycloDS!
     
  4. Eon-Rider

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    Wow! It's finally out! =D
     
  5. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    No download link?
     
  6. Sir-Fritz

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    I forgot to include it. Here
     
  7. skarthebloodchild

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    Good news [​IMG]
    Expect the same firmware for edge soon.
     
  8. Tanas

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    No we shouldnt.
     
  9. Raika

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    Does that mean you can play GBA and NES games without a slot 2 card? I cant really understand this point.
     
  10. wilddenim

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    No, Raika - Classical NES Series GBA games - it's GBA games, not as in NES games itself. NES games being ported into GBA games. So, yes, you still need Slot 2 device.
     
  11. Raika

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    Oh i see...I think i'll upgrade from my R4 to the CycloDS because of the in-game text reader. [​IMG]
     
  12. Rayder

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    Heh, good thing I refreshed first, I almost posted the same news.

    YAY! Now I can play that Star Wars game. I really thought they were gonna make us wait all weekend to give us the update on Monday or something, glad they didn't make us wait.
     
  13. Satangel

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    Nice update!
    I was just gonna update my CycloDS with the latest games and now this comes up [​IMG]
    Ideal!
     
  14. knoxvillz

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    what's the battery saver do? will it allow you play games longer without draining the battery life too much or is it just to consume less power when the ds is in sleep mode?
     
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    This is what they said a couple of beta's ago when they first added the feature:

    We have added an EXPERIMENTAL battery saver mode which when enabled will allow
    you reduce battery consumption, resulting in longer play times in-between
    charges. The amount of additional play time varies depending on several factors
    including the LCD backlight brightness, the condition of your NDS battery, the
    game you are playing and your MicroSD card. The battery saver mode also will
    significantly extend the amount of time your NDS will last if left in sleep mode.
    For best results we suggest using a low LCD backlight setting - this should always
    be done if you are concerned about battery consumption!

    This feature is currently very experimental and we have been unable to thoroughly
    test it with as many games as we would like. Although unlikely, it has the
    potential to cause game compatibility issues. Due to these factors, at the current
    time the feature is only accessible via the config.xml file. To enable the
    experimental battery saver mode, please set the entry in the
    config.xml file to 1.


    Obviously, in 1.5F it is no longer experimental, but there is your explanation. As of 1.5b4 you can enable/disable it through the settings menu in the GUI and don't have to fiddle about in the xml file anymore. All I know is that I get roughly 3 more hours of playtime than I did without battery saver mode.....but I have a 2000mah battery in my DSL.
     
  16. Joey R.

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    Nice, though I've been using the betas, so many of these features are not new to me [​IMG] But I guess it's worth updating just for the Chrono Trigger fix ^^
     
  17. TheSpade

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    So, besides both Chrono Trigger and Star Wars: Clone Wars now working, to revert back to another feature: Does Kingdom Hearts (GBA) play and save properly now with EZ-Flash 3-in-1 natively (no GBA ExpLoader)? Also, I just did my 500th post?!
     
  18. xanth

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    What exactly is the "in game text reader?"
     
  19. Toni Plutonij

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    Ability to read the text files while running a game in the back!

    Basically, yyou play a game, and then you're stuck somewhere, and don't know what to do, but you have a guide on your microSD card..So you bring up Cyclos in-game menu..Choose the text and read what to do next without exiting a game, when you're done, you get back to game!
     
  20. TheSpade

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    It allows you to place a .txt file (identically named as the ROM), and while playing, you can go to the in-game menu (Hold Y+X+B+A+L+R) and read the text should you need to refer to a quest, item list or whatever you put in. You can take GameFAQs guides and pop them in, or write or edit your own. I would highly recommend using LineBreaker beforehand to have the text fit, as it does not word wrap well at this time. From my experience, it is much better than SuperCard DS One's reader, except I don't believe you can color your guides (white background, black text).