DS-Xtreme Firmware 1.1.0 Released

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  1. shaunj66
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    DS-Xtreme Firmware 1.1.0 Released

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    Here's another shocking piece of news for you - team DS-X have finally released a new firmware for the their DS-Xtreme cards. This firmware skips straight to version 1.1.0 and boasts a few nice new features.
    We've tried this firmware out and can confirm the following:
    • Animal Crossing DS now works
    • Download play has NOT been fixed at all
    • M3 adapter support has not been added to slot 2 boot option
    [​IMG] Download Update and view update instructions


     
  2. cenotaph

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    Aren't they taking this a bit too far? It's an embedded OS for a flash cart, not a BSD-derivate (or anything similar).

    Would hope this update solves the compatibility issues DS-X-users have experienced. Anyone know if this is the case?
     
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    They had to say something to explain the three month delay. [​IMG]
     
  4. thegame07

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    aninmal crossing now works.
     
  5. Jive3D

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    Alright! I can't wait to try this out!

    Just for the record, I've experienced only two incompatibility problems with my DS-x: Mario & Luigi RPG & Animal Crossing. AC I could care less about as I own the game, Mario & Luigi however I have been interested in trying.

    Lets hope that there are no problems and that I end up as [​IMG] rather than [​IMG]
     
  6. fermio100

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    formated cart, plugged behind computer and received an error (update error 1) message. but it seems to be updated (ds-x unit 1st batch).
     
  7. KirbyPink

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    Pokemon Ranger saves fine [​IMG]
     
  8. kawlex

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    Update is really great.
    New GUI looks awesome, faster load of the libary, and some other nice features!

    And finally AC is working (again ; )
     
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    I really love this new GUI [​IMG] .
    By the way, will this new firmware raise DS-X's game compatibility in Slot-1 Comparison Chart to 100%?
     
  10. KirbyPink

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    Wait...nvm same error as usual.
     
  11. thegame07

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    all errors are fixed as i can see. does anybody know about castlevania por. will gbatemp give the ds-xtreme a 10 now?
     
  12. dairyface

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    Just updated, working fine. New skin is very nice and everything looks good.

    Shaun, what is wrong with download play? Ive been playing lots of download play games without any issues on my ds-x
     
  13. thegame07

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    yeah kirby it still breaks (the save ) for pokemon ranger [​IMG] the only problem so far
     
  14. kernelPANIC

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    I don't think DS-X is going to get a 10 on a review as long as they keep the prize as high as it is. Lower it (AT LEAST by 50%) and the chances of getting a 10 might increase.
     
  15. AshuraZro

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    The new skin is fantastic looking. However, the scroll bar functions very oddly and the skin apps have done nothing but crashed the DS-X.
     
  16. Costello

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    yeah, same problem here.
    the pong game works pretty fine (although very boring)
    but the calculator app crashes very quickly.
    And I'm not at all into sudoku so I won't even give it a try.


    The slot1 chart WILL be updated soon; I want to wait until we know if the games that didn't save are fixed and if some of the slowdown issues are fixed. [​IMG]

    and damn it, the passme feature still doesn't work with the M3!
     
  17. AshuraZro

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    I'm amazed you could even get a skin app to boot. They all crash the moment I select Launch.

    I'll go ahead and check my g-defuser systems Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin out now.

    UPDATE: Castlevania still seems to have all of it's problems. Tested by constantly using warp points; I got the most "reliable" crashes on the warp room map. This time was no different. After warping 3 times the game crashed.
     
  18. nloding

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    What's up with the download play?

    I still have the original firmware. Any word on how this affects ROMs?? Animal Crossing is back, but was anything else left out this time around? Just like last time? I want to be sure before I update and potentially screw myself.
     
  19. kernelPANIC

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    I think they messed up with the skin system (or OS system or whatever the hell they call it). If you try to load the old OS skin, you CAN'T go back to the way it used to be (at least I didn't find a way), unless you either don't start your DS-X with the old OS Skin and just load it using 'R', or if you format the DS-X.
    Nice update, only it feels a little rushed... I could have waited more if I had to. I don't need to play Animal Crossing or Mario and Luigi anyway...
     
  20. Jive3D

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    Some people are experiencing an error ["error -1"] upon performing the update.

    This happened to me, however even though my PC gave me an error message, I continued with the instructions as listed on the DS-x download page for the new FW and everything is working fine.

    If you get the Error 1 upon updating, this is what I did, and all worked fine.

    plug in dsx
    run update tool
    click update
    tool runs and then gives error -1
    format dsx to Fat/Fat16
    copy new skinapps folders to DSx
    create apps folder on dsx
    toss rom into apps folder for testing

    and you should be fine - I was/am.

    I would like to add that I am running windows XP, using USB 1.0 and was updating from 1.0.1 to 1.1.0
    I think that these factors may have something to do with it as most people had already updated to 1.0.2 where I did not; Maybe the updater program was made with 1.0.2 users in mind particularly. Also, maybe the use of my USB 1.0 slot has something to do with it, my PC is a few years old and can't do USB 2.0. Those are my thoughts anyway.

    Regarding the new SkinApps - I think this is neat and we might see DSx specific homebrew in the future - but the Pwng, Sudoku & Calc right now that DSx Team released are absolutely useless. Pong is boring, Sudoku is bettered by the various .nds roms that have sudoku [like brain training, etc] and the calc is useless as this is on most cell phones. Great effort on their part though, nice to see that they are developing stuff and being proactive.