DSision2...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by spinal_cord, Jun 28, 2008.

Jun 28, 2008

DSision2... by spinal_cord at 4:28 PM (75,525 Views / 0 Likes) 526 replies

  1. spinal_cord
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    For those who are interested in an alternative menu/os for flash carts, I am remaking DSision.
    It should work on any card and provides a nice looking interface, rather than a plain text list of files.
    If anyone has seen the old version (http://spinal.dizidesigns.co.uk/dsision.php), then new version has a few improvements.

    - Improvements over last version -
    Works on R4DS [so far]
    Larger, higher resolution, higher color depth icons
    Custom icons per file/folder
    GBA support through EZ 3-in-1
    [Potential] Commercial game support on some cards (TTDS, AceKard, R4DS)
    EZ 3-in-1 RAM unlocking for OperaDS

    Sorry, there are no screenshots yet, it doesn't run properly in emu.

    Is anyone interested in using this?


    You can now download DSision2 from here.
     


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    If it would support commercial rom-loading with Acekard 2, then yes.

    I liked your previous version, but the only reason why I didn't use it was due to the lack of rom-loading.
     
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    I'd be interested in trying it out on an Acekard 2. What do you mean by "potential?" Does it run commercial ROMs on any carts yet?

    I haven't seen the previous version of your menu, but several people on various forums have been interested in a menu system that can be set up in such a way as to be more "kid-friendly." That would potentially mean the ability to lock out changes to settings and a mode to display all of the ROMs in one long list instead of with sub-folders. In other words, make it do only one thing -- present a list of games/homebrew and run whatever is clicked on.

    If you were interested in adding those features (as well as making it run commercial ROMs if it doesn't) it seem like your menu could potentially be very useful for people with smaller kids.


    -Bri
     
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    yeah, please continue persuing this application.

    i liked the gui and idea behind the first one, but because it didn't exactly work (lockups, homebrew boot problems, etc.) i couldn't exactly use it.

    so: go for it [​IMG]
     
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    Problems? what card do you use?
     
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    If I can still run my ROMS then sure, I support this project, aaannndd can you add a skin selection feature? TTDS users know how time consuming it is to change the skin, copying from the comp vs multi skin selection on the DS itself.
     
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    as said above - most use these cards for roms so to get most interest thats what you need to support.
     
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    i used a R4 and whatever the latest firmware was when the original dsision was released.

    if i recall correctly, the animanatee icon was displayed as random pixel garbage and that would sometimes lock dsision up.
    also i couldn't always get it to boot hombrew. i don't remember correctly which apps caused it, but sometimes they would boot and sometimes not.

    sorry i can't be a big help here.
     
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    R4 had a big problem with DSision, apparently some other homebrew doesn't work with R4 either. So far though, DSision2 is still working on R4, hopefully it will stay that way.
     
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    Will this work on the G6?

    And a good feature to have would be if it supported movies so you select your video from the file browser and it loads it up automatically with the built in media player that you will now have to code.
     
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    Looking forward to this - tried DSision 1 on my DS today. Looks lovely, especially with the clock (really missed the clock from the firmware when I added in the R4).

    Couple of things - I'd love it to load commercial ROMs, and GBA ROMs using the 3-in-1. Dunno how possible that is, but it would be excellent.

    Also, could you remove folders from the list which have their hidden attribute set? I set app-specific folders to hidden to make the R4 menu smaller and easier to navigate, but as there's about 30 folders, scrolling through the list in DSision is quite a chore [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    D.
     
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    I remember trying the old version on my R4, only problem was that it didn't list alphabetically and some icons were messed up, and it didn't boot anything.

    New version sounds good though.
     
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    I'm always up for it, I love DSision 1, mostly for homebrew, but it's just great in general.
     
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    OK guys, first some sad news....

    Some time over the last few days, DSision2 lost the ability to load anything. I don't remember doing anything specifically to cause this, but it happened. I can not find the problem in the code, so i'm starting over (don't worry, i do this all the time, DSision1 had about 6 start-overs before its release).

    Good news, before it became useless, the following features were working fine, so they will appear in the next redo -

    16bit backgrounds on both screens
    256 colour 64x64 icons with the ability for custom icons for both folders and files
    homebrew loading on any chishm supported card (assumed)
    commercial loading on R4DS, TTDS/DSTT, Acekard
    GBA support through EZ 3-in-1
    RAM unlocking for OpreaDS
    - some other features, not 100% working so i wont mention them

    It was my default menu on TTDS until i killed it [​IMG]

    I think spinal media player will make it to the finished menu, it will need a few tweaks, but it wont be a problem. It isn't anywhere as good as dpg or xvid though.

    If anyone has any aides, stick them here and i might give them a try.
     
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    Excellent - I really hope you get this finished before Pandora comes out (I'm getting rid of the DS when it does!)

    D.
     
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    what is pandora?

    I bet that sounded like a total noob, but hey i guess i am one!
     
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    I think it an opensource handheld console.
     
  19. Minox

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    It is a coming opensource handheld console.

    More info about it here and here.
     
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    Ok, thank you.
     

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