Dear AKAIO dudes.

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by LordLandon, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. LordLandon
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    So, AKAIO is great - but I have some questions/suggestions for it's devs:
    1. Does the new DMA-quick/save/whatever mode use up power quicker than the old DMA did? It seems like it might be...
    2. Can there be an option to choose which you want to use by default?
    3. Is it possible to make a global patch option for backlight manipulation? Having to enable individual backlight cheats for each game is kinda meh.
    4. Is it possible to activate download play from the AKAIO menu? I, among quite a few people it seems, do that silly thing with the battery to make the health warning screen go bai. This makes download play very sad. Perhaps some magic with the program counter is possible to activate it from AKAIO, similarly to how the PassMe methods work?
     
  2. Another World

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    i'm not sure of the specifics of this one. all i know is that download play runs in the ds firmware, after you boot the the ak you are no longer in that firmware, you are running a cart. this is a question for norm and i'll leave it at that.

    -another world
     
  3. g.crow

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    now that there is this thread, the following things need to be fixed please:

    - brightness control doesnt work at all on dsi
    - dsi has to be set to english, else the ak2 doesnt work (ez5i works fine, regardless of language settings)

    sry for my bad english, im drunken too^^

    cheers
     
  4. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    OK this may be a silly question but...

    I've got a Acekard 2i & a DSi - I was just wondering if there's plans for the AKAIO to have the option of 'not seeing Slot-2' & an option to 'Show SD-Card'

    I'm thinking what with the SDHC capability of the DSi - you could have Movies on the SD card, & perhaps a pathc to Moonshell could 'see' the SD card to play larger files from
     
  5. Briankealing

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    Well, the 2i is compatible with the phat and the lite which have a slot-2.
     
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    i know that the 2i is compatible with the 'Phat' & 'Lite' & that's why the 'Slot-2' is shown
    All I'm asking is - Is it possible to add a couple of options in 'GlobalSettings.ini' to allow us to Hide/Show the 'slot-2/SD' on the next 'update' ?

    Something like:-
    HideSlot2=True/False
    HideSD= True/False

    Those with Phat/Lite would have
    HideSlot2=False
    HideSD=True

    Those with DSi would have
    HideSlot2=True
    HideSD=False

    Of course I guess that even if you 'showed' the SD card - if the Homebrew isn't programmed for DSi then it won't access it - it may even not be possible to even access SD from within Flashcard Firmware
    due to the way the DSi is made (A bit like the GBA mode of the Phat/Lite - you can't 'soft-reset' back to firmware once you go to GBA mode - you need to switch off)
     
  7. Another World

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    i'm against more ini settings. we don't need more clutter in the globalsettings.ini. what you need is a valid way to detect if you are running on a dsi and then swap the icons. you can softreset on the gba, i do it all the time with my m3 lite slot-2 linker.

    -another world
     
  8. LordLandon
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    Well, what I figure regarding the backlight, is that if they can hook keys to soft reset using the global patching option, they should be able to do the same for backlight, ni? As for the download play thing, the PassMe function of the acekard, if I understand correctly, just sets the program counter of the DS to the address of Slot 2 memory... Can't that address be similarly set to a location in the firmware?
     
  9. LordLandon
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    Sorry for bump, but it'd be great if one of the AKAIO devs, smiths/norm could reply to this... These seem like useful features to have, and from my completely uninformed perspective seem doable.
     
  10. Smiths

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    no bumping.
    automatic no reply and ignore.
     
  11. LordLandon
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    :grumbles:
     
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