[DS(i)/3DS] DSiMenu++ - DS(i) Menu replacement

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  1. Robz8
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    DSimenu++_1.png
    DSi Menu replacement for DS/DSi/3DS/2DS

    Screenshots on DS lite and DSi.png

    DSiMenu++ launches ROMs from the SD card via nds-bootstrap, and ROMs from a flashcard!
    DSi/3DS/2DS users can change sound frequency from 32kHz to 48kHz for higher sound quality!
    It is also the first DS flashcard UI to show animated icons from DSi-Enhanced games! (Can enable animation in settings.)
    Also has an option, where you can run the last played DS ROM (ran via bootstrap/flashcard's ROM booter) on DSiMenu++ startup.
    Outside of flashcards, you can run DS games with clock speed of 133mhz (faster than normal DS).

    Also includes (Super) GameBoy (Color) ROM loading via GameYob, and NES ROM loading via nesDS.

    (Old video with the SRLoader name)


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    If you have a DSi, or a 3DS/2DS without CFW, you'll need a DSiWare exploit to run DSiMenu++.
    Also works with flashcards. Please check the instructions for flashcard users.

    Compatible DSiWare exploits for nds-bootstrap, without HiyaCFW
    They use GenericTWLPayload.
    • sudokuhax
    • fieldrunnerhax
    • grtpwn

    Instructions (No flashcard, DSi users/Non-CFW 3DS/2DS users)
    1. In the 7z file, extract the "_nds" folder, and the "boot.nds" file, to the SD Card root.
    2. Put .gb/.gbc/.nes/.nds ROMs anywhere on your SD card.
    3. Launch your exploted DSiWare game, and DSiMenu++ will load!
    Instructions (No flashcard, DSi users with HiyaCFW)
    1. In the 7z file, extract the "_nds" folder, and the "boot.nds" file, to the SD Card root.
    2. Extract what's in "CFW - SDNAND root" to the root of your SD card.
    3. Put .gb/.gbc/.nes/.nds ROMs anywhere on your SD card.
    4. Launch DSiMenu++!
    Instructions (No flashcard, 3DS/2DS users)
    1. In the 7z file, extract the "_nds" and "cia" folders, and the "boot.nds" file, to the SD Card root.
    2. Put .gb/.gbc/.nes/.nds ROMs anywhere on your SD card.
    3. Install all 3 CIAs in the "cia" folder.
    4. Install DSiMenu++ Launcher, and launch it.
    5. Set some settings (Boot screen, Notif LED, etc.) to your preference.
    6. Select "Start DSiMenu++".
    Instructions (Flashcard users, including DS Phat/DS lite)
    Check here

    Instructions: Switching to another SD card in HiyaCFW
    1. In the DSi Menu on SDNAND, press A to launch DSiMenu++.
    2. Right after pressing A, hold Right on the D-pad, and a message will appear.
    3. You can now switch the SD card to another one, containing HiyaCFW and DSiMenu++.

    Controls
    • A: Launch game (via nds-bootstrap/flashcard's ROM booter. Retail ROMs and DLDI homebrew will work. Homebrew with DSi-extended header will not use bootstrap/flashcard's ROM booter.)
    • Y: Launch game/app (bootstrap/flashcard's ROM booter not used. Useful for DS(i) homebrew.)
    • Start: Settings
    • X: Return to DSi/3DS Menu (DSi/3DS SD Card users only)
    DSi Menu theme
    • Left/Right: Select a game/app.
    • L/R: Switch pages.
    • Down: Switch between ROMs and DSiWare.
    nds-bootstrap
    • L+R+DOWN+B: Return to DSiMenu++.

    Please check this list (does not apply to flashcards):
    List of games that work from SD Card
    Also, some games will not work without a DS cart in the slot to use as donor for saving.
    Check here to find what carts you own.

    Todo
    • Add cheat menu.

    Credits
    • @ahezard: nds-bootstrap
    • @Apache Thunder: DS menu top and bottom screen images.
    • @Vulpes-Vulpeos: DSiMenu++ logo (after v4.2.0, and for the launcher, after v1.0.0).
    • @Joom: Original TWLoader logo.
    • me: For implementing the auto-reset power button function used in NTR-mode, volume button control, fixed sound, and LED functions, to nds-bootstrap.
    • @shutterbug2000: For the muted sound/touchscreen fix for nds-bootstrap, and the GB icon.
    • @nocash123: For the touchscreen mode switch log. Without it, the sound/touchscreen fix code wouldn't exist.
    • @spinal_cord: DSi4DS and DSision2 graphics.

    FAQs

    Q: Why am I getting thrown back to the DSi/3DS HOME Menu after launching a game?
    A: That sometimes happens for some weird reason. Try turning on "Quick-start ROM" in the settings, by pressing START in the ROM menu, go to "Settings" then set "Quick-start ROM" on.
    If you're on DSi however, headphone support is broken, as sound will still come out of the speakers, even with headphones plugged in.

    Q: Why isn't touch input working on sudokuhax?
    A: Depending on the save file of sudokuhax, the touch screen inputs may not work.

    Q: Why isn't touch input working when I use the "Quick-start ROM" option?
    A: You're either using an outdated version of nds-bootstrap, or you tried to launch a game in DSiMenu++, after using the "Start last-ran ROM" option on 3DS.
    Go into settings, then exit settings by pressing B. This issue will be fixed in the next DSiMenu++ version.
    If touch is still broken, delete "nds-bootstrap.ini" and uninstall TWLoader.
    After deleting the .ini file, go into DSiMenu++ settings, then exit settings by pressing B.

    Q: Can The Biggest Loser boot DSiMenu++?
    A: No. As The Biggest Loser is a Slot-1 game, and not a DSiWare game, SD access is disabled when running Slot-1 cards.

    Q: Why do I get a white screen when trying to load a game from SD Card?
    A: Please note that not all games work from SD Card yet. Check the list above.
    If it's listed as compatible, try again. Also, make sure your SD card is formatted to FAT32 with 32kb cluster size.
    If you're a DSi user, Please check the LED set in DSiMenu++ settings.
    • WiFi/Camera: If it's on, that means it's loading from the ROM. If it's off for a while, and the screen is still white, that means the game is unsupported.
    • Power: If it's purple, that means it's loading from the ROM. If it's blue (or red) for a while, and the screen is still white, that means the game is unsupported.
     
    Last edited by Robz8, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:35 AM
  2. Deletr753

    Deletr753 GBAtemp Regular

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    great job!!! Can't wait to try it.
     
  3. wicksand420

    wicksand420 GBAtemp Addict

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    Robz8,do you know a good tutorial for modifying the nand and installing sudokuhax?
     
  4. Robz8
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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  5. wicksand420

    wicksand420 GBAtemp Addict

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    Thanks Robz8, Keep on kickin' ass!!!
     
  6. Robz8
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    Forgot to mention (OP is edited to include him):
    • @nocash123: For the touchscreen mode switch log. Without it, the sound/touchscreen fix code wouldn't exist.
     
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  7. Jhynjhiruu

    Jhynjhiruu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    *Anxiously awaits DSi hacks to get as good as 3DS ones*
     
  8. Oleboy555

    Oleboy555 Wie dit leest is een zemmel

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    I second that!
     
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  9. Jhynjhiruu

    Jhynjhiruu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I mean, my DSi is currently in pieces, and I don't know when (if) it will ever get put back together again, but still...
     
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  10. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Im going to test it definitly and im going to make some videos.

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    I tried to load the srloader .nds and i get a white screen (hbmenu works fine)
     
  11. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Congratz, i have dsi xl on latest fw with fieldrunners and sudoku installed, also have the biggest loser cartridge but unfortunately neither work for this. Hope there will be a way to hack from software only.
     
  12. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    The hardmod is pretty easy and who thought that you NEED biggest loser to read the cid when you just can use a laptop with a sd card reader.
     
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  13. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I havent used solder for a long time, cant dare hardmod and i cant find anyone who can hardmod it for me around. I bought biggest loser just in case, it is cheap anyways.
     
  14. DarkGabbz

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  15. celsior

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    Wait do i have to hardmode my dsi ? 0.o

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    and also didnĀ“t the dsiware shop closed ?
     
  16. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    SRLoader has known compatibility issues with 4swordshax. Boot it from Sudokuhax instead.
     
  17. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    I don't have sudokuhax. 4swordshax is the only exploitable game i have.
     
    Last edited by DarkGabbz, May 28, 2017
  18. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Well you'll need to install it then. You can do that by forging a ticket for it and manually installing the SRL/TMD onto NAND using fwtool to extract/inject nand.
     
  19. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    How do i get sudoku with a ticket?
     
  20. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Im now soldering my hardmod back on.
     
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