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

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  1. themanuel

    themanuel GBAtemp Maniac

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    Man, you are eFFFFFFing ful of tricks :-)
    Here is the file.
    I have not been able to test it because I don't know what the second set of 4 characters should be.
     
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  2. Robz8
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    Hmm, this .ips file looks weird.
    Can you show me the AP Patch tab for the ROM in DS-Scene ROM Tool?
     
  3. themanuel

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    Here you go.
    It's entirely possible I screwed the whole the whole thing up while downing mojitos.

    https://imgur.com/vY1ejnE

    By the way, I used the "repack V2" version of DS-Scene Rom Tool.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Robz8
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    Here you go!
    This will be included in the next TWLMenu++ version.
     

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  5. themanuel

    themanuel GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thanks man, you are eFFFFFFing aswesome, although I think I screwed something up along the way. With your file I don't get the AP message but the game boots into a black screen. Perhaps the AP fix in the tool's DB is bad. Sorry!
     
  6. Robz8
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    Did you replace the ROM on the SD card with the AP-patched one?
    If so, revert it to the clean one.
     
  7. themanuel

    themanuel GBAtemp Maniac

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    No, I have the original one (unpatched) in the SD card. I would hate to waste any more of your time on this.
     
  8. sion_zaphod

    sion_zaphod Ex-Galactic President; confidence trickster; etc

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    How do the APfix IPS files get named? NDS title ID's seem to be only 4 characters. What's with the <4 charcter title id>-<4 numbers>.ips

    What are the 4 numbers and what do they mean?

    I've done some generating AP patch files but have no idea how to name them
     
  9. Robz8
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    The 4 letters/numbers is the header CRC in the ROM, located at 0x15E, in big endian.
    In the AP/widescreen filename, it's entered in little endian.
     
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  10. mario-lucis-caelum

    mario-lucis-caelum GBAtemp Fan

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    Will twlight menu ever get a high resolution 3D rendering feature like in the android app drastic ds? Widescreen + high res 3d rendering will probably be the definitive way to play ds games if it ever happens.
     
  11. Robz8
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    Nope, not possible.
     
  12. whywhy2

    whywhy2 Newbie

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    here are some info regarding the bolded text i quote:
    GEi card doesn't autoboot to TWiLight Menu but YSmenu with files from DS game forwarder pack, it does autoboot TWiLight Menu with Autoboot files from github TWiLight Menu though.
    also 3ds theme doesn't show rotating cube on the upper screen with GEi and EDGE card, and neither of them can launch ds rom with nds-bootstrap settings off.
     
  13. themanuel

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    I believe I applied the patch correctly this time, by manually applying the changes listed in DS Scene Rom Tool. I don't know if the patch really does anything but the game doesn't freeze upon launch and it is no worse than the one for Rev 1 of the game.
     
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  14. retrogamefan

    retrogamefan ***DSTT Coder*** ***AP Destroyer***

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    @Robz8 @Everyone
    Thankfully, a kind person cast a resurrection spell on me, so I am back from the dead...:D

    Here's some sweet patches for TwiLight Menu++. Patches are for the following games (I have tested them) :
    Combat of Giants - Dragons (Europe)
    Battle of Giants - Dragons (USA)
    C.O.P. - The Recruit (Europe)
    C.O.P. - The Recruit (USA)
    Might & Magic - Clash of Heroes (USA)
    Might & Magic - Clash of Heroes (Europe)
    Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands (Europe)
    Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands (USA)
    Captain America - Super Soldier (Europe)
    Captain America - Super Soldier (USA)

    Unpack and copy the .ips files to sdcard:\_nds\TWiLightMenu\apfix

    As for Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Mini-Land Mayhem! (V2GE/V2GJ/V2GV), the games doesn't boot the same as other DSi-Enhanced games, so it will need to be fixed in TwiLight Menu/nds_bootstrap before any AP fixes will work.

    EDIT : For the following 2 games to work, you currently need to hold the L button while booting for the AP patch to work, until they are added to TwiLight Menu :
    Combat of Giants - Mutant Insects (Europe)
    Battle of Giants - Mutant Insects (USA)

    Enjoy!!!
     

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  15. DreamDrops

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    Amazing! Anything on the lufia DS game? This apfix thing on twilight is the best it ever had I think :P congrats to robz
     
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  16. themanuel

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    Awesome. Thanks for the patches and for getting me off a wild goose chase with Mini-Land Mayhem.
    Of course, big thanks to Robz for continuing to strive for perfection.
     
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  17. retrogamefan

    retrogamefan ***DSTT Coder*** ***AP Destroyer***

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    Here is the .ips for Lufia - Curse of the Sinistrals (USA)

    Unpack and copy the .ips files to sdcard:\_nds\TWiLightMenu\apfix
     

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  19. Anthony22

    Anthony22 Newbie

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    i have this error in pokemon platinum
     

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  20. puerkobi

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    Sorry for the stupid question, but does the widescreen function even with original cards? Like, if I launch the cartridge of super Mario 64 ds from twilight-menu, will it be widescreen? Obviusly Having everything in order (patch, etc) ...
     
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