[DS(i)/3DS] TWiLight Menu++ - GUI for DS(i) games, and DS(i) Menu replacement

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Robz8, May 28, 2017.

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  1. Robz8
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    Go here to make forwarders: https://gbatemp.net/threads/nds-forwarder-cias-for-your-home-menu.426174/
    Also, TWL means DSi-Enhanced/Exclusive.
     
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  2. TEKNOSYSTEKWRX

    TEKNOSYSTEKWRX Advanced Member

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    How do I manually install the latest nightly? The first post says the updater is unable to install the current version properly
     
  3. Robz8
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    It's unable to install stable releases. The nightlies still install properly.
     
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  5. Robz8
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    Yes.
     
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  6. TEKNOSYSTEKWRX

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    I used the updater to install the latest nightly, then rebooted, but TWiLight Menu++ still crashes with the same guru error. I even deleted all the NDS ROMs and put 2 different ROMs freshly downloaded from a different source to see if my ROM files were causing the issue, but that didn't work either. TWiLight Menu++ loads just fine, everything seems to be working, but crashes once I enter the ROM list and push right on the D-Pad to start scrolling.

    I then went to use the updater to try the latest nightly of the nds-bootstrap to see if that would help anything, but now the updater crash dumps and won't load at all. I did enable logging in the TWiLight Menu++ options, would anything there help you see what's gong on?
     
  7. suzsuzuki

    suzsuzuki GBAtemp Fan

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    What "hold L" before start the game means?
     
  8. raphamotta

    raphamotta GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Holding L tells nds-bootstrap to not load the arm9 side of cardEngine into cached memory, and instead, is loaded into non-cached memory.
    In order for ce9 to be loaded into cached memory, the game's heap size has to be shrunk, which breaks some games.
     
  9. Werosky

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    It's impossible to install DS games using CIAS, you must use Twilight Menu++ in order to play any DS game.
     
  10. Robz8
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    Either TWiLight Menu++ or the forwarder CIAs (which forward to the game on the SD card) will work.
     
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  11. AlterL

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    hey I got a question is there anyway to lose the numbers and letters that appear one side of my screen when I try to use Widescreen mode???
     
  12. Robz8
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    Yes. Redownload and rerun the patcher, then copy the new "TwlBg.cxi" to "sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/TwlBg/" and rename to "Widescreen.cxi".
     
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  13. AlterL

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    well know I feel like a fool, but would you care to provide it the link please? I lost it and can't seem to find it

    edit: found it, feel like even more of a fool. BTW I'm using windows 7, don't know if that makes a difference, also I managed to apply the patch again with no results, is there anything I might be missing here?
     
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  14. themanuel

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    Silly question:
    If I delete the nightly version of nds_bootstrap, I can't load DS games, even if I have the stable version and select to use it in settings.
    Is this normal behavior?
     
  15. Elwyndas

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    The nightly and stable version is the same file. So if you delete that nightly, there is no bootstrap at all. I suggest to rename to stable nds_bootstrap before updating, and then reverse if you are done experimenting.
     
  16. Robz8
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    Did you follow all of the widescreens steps in the first post?
     
  17. themanuel

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    Sorry, I woke up a bit dumb today. The installation process included a set of stable files and a set of nightly files. I thought that if I selected "stable" in options, it would ignore the nightly and utilize the stable file and I could delete the nightly, but I must have misinterpreted how it works.
    If I just want to use stable, it sounds like I can leave the nightly lying where it is and simply select stable in options. Then when I want to update to the latest stable I simply replace the stable file and I can leave the nightly outdated, correct?
     
  18. Robz8
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    Yes.
     
  19. themanuel

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    OK. Thanks a lot, folks.
     
  20. Kupa

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    How does one set up the gba functionality within twilight menu?
     
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