DS Link 2.31 Software and kernel

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Jan 11, 2008

DS Link 2.31 Software and kernel by Urza at 3:08 PM (4,710 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Urza
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    DS Link 2.31 Software and kernel
    Changes? No idea
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    A kernel and PC software update for the DSLink slot-1 card. Changes are unknown at this time. Installation instructions and download below.

    [title:Installation Instructions]Kernel update procedure

    1.Copy_DSLINK_.NDS file to TF card root directory.

    2.Enter the DSLink interface to run this NDS file then appears the Kernel update interface for update.User can also enter the Kernel update program by long pressing START key to start the NDS.

    3.Press SELECT key in the update interface to begin the update. There will be progress notice when updating,when it appears the notice to turn off the power that means update successfully.

    Note:If any error happened when updating, user can follow the instruction or restart to update by long pressing START key again. User can backup _DSLINK.NDS to any GBA backup card that can run NDS file to update DSLink.

    [​IMG] Download kernel
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  2. Kamjin

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    It adds.
    SDHC support
    Gamelist and Cheats update to about 1900
    I saw a mention of the dldi patch also updated to support sdhc, but haven't tried it..
     
  3. martin88

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    So SDHC support can be added with just software modification.
     
  4. Maikel Steneker

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    It seems to flash the firmware, so it's possible. The M3 Team has also done it with the M3 Perfect and the NeoFlash Team seems to have done it with the Neo3. Don't say things which you don't know anything about.
     
  5. g.crow

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    pwnd
     
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    It depends if the SD hardware support is permanently embedded in the asic or is upgradeable/software based. Some cards are fully updateable(DSLink), some cards have initialization of SD card done in hardware and partial FS driver in software only and thus can't be updated without new hardware(SCDS1), and some cards have the full driver permanently embedded (R4/M3S) and can't be updated.

    IMHO SDHC standardization was poorly planned, they should have had a better forwards compatibility plan much earlier [​IMG]
     
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    Member arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Also, dslink got SDHC support, at least 8 months ago (IIRC) so Kamjin is wrong.
     
  8. Bud

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    That was in the Chinese v. 2.30 - which was never released in english for some reason.
    So for the english firmware it's new ^^
     
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    Oh well, my friend always used the Chinese firmware anyway. It's not hard to understand.
     
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    Great to see the card is still being updated.
    If this card just had a built-in NoPass, it could've easily took off.
    DS-Xtreme is nothing in front of the DSLink, it's really sad that the DS-Xtreme, which is a crappy card worth nothing, shattered the DSLink's launch [​IMG]
     
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    I hate correcting people's terminology, but the DSLink can launch slot-2 carts, making it a PassMe.
    Built in NoPass is still not correct in my opinion.

    Has cart encryption might be closer.
     
  12. Extreme Coder

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    Yeah, you're right, sorry.
    I was just in a hurry, you know [​IMG]
     
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    It's OK(!) I just really hate it when an incorrect term catches on (Like IR filter for green lasers.)
     
  14. Extreme Coder

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    What's annoying is that I knew it IS a NoPass, but I guess my brain doesn't help sometimes [​IMG]
     
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    Seems SDHC was actually already added in v2.30 (in September)
     
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    It wasn't possible to enlarge the capacity of standard SD without changing the memory addressing(Sdhc uses sector addressing instead of the byte addressing) so they couldn't have possible reach the higher capacities .

    Also remember the issues with 2GB SDs ? it was worse then the SDHC issue cause it sometimes ruined the ability to write to an older SDs.
     
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    Not really, it needs your ds to be flashed with an old version of flashme. I don't need a dslink if I have my ds flashed to launch slot2 in ds mode, and I don't need any device to launch slot 2 in gba mode
     
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    Thanks for your input, but you have missed the point.
     
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    You have been acting like a dushbag this entire topic.. jackass

    Nice to see the b.. cards still get their updates!
     
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    still got my DS Link card, good see they still update the card...
     

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