DSTT Firmware - What would you like to see added

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    Title says it all really

    IF there was anything you'd like to see added to the DSTT firmware - What would it be ?

    I've been lucky to have a play with a few different Flash Cards, & found things I like & dislike with each (M3 Simply/N5/Acekard/DSTTi)

    My latest card is the DSTTi - & although I like it 'just listing', & the fact you have icons to show soft-reset/cheats etc there's a few of things I'd would like see added to it.

    These are:-
    1) Games are automatically alphabeticalised (& not shown in the order they were added to the card)

    2) A way to 'split' the *.nds into groups (instead of all *.nds file in one list)
    I would like the DSTT to list 'Folders' so that I could have 'Homebrew' in one folder & 'Games' in the other

    3) A way to 'hide' or 'ignore' certain Folders/Files from the listing.
    If anyone tried Moonshell 2 on the DSTT - you notice that all 'nds' plugins in the moonshl2 folder are also shown, which I find annoying. Perhap an 'ignore.ini' file in the TTMenu folder could be added that tells DSTT firmware not to look in (or list) such-&-such folder/file [The 'Acekard' has such a thing in it's 'global.ini']

    4) Custom Icons for Homebrew.
    Some Homebrew don't have a 'built in icon' (e.g LemmingsDS.nds) so the DSTT shows a 'TT' icon instead - I would like it if we could add a graphic file (e.g. 16x16 'LemmingsDS.png') into the same directory as the homebrew & let the DSTT show that instead.

    5) Multiple themes selection.
    I'm fed up that to change the theme I have to use a PC to overwrite 'Default'. I would like to install several themes & be able to choose them as-&-when the mood take me

    I guess such a thing will never happen, since it may required a complete rewrite of the existing firmware.
    But we can all dream - can't we ? [​IMG] ?
     


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    RTS also,also all that you've said up there
     
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    DSTT is dead.
     
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    The clones + Dealextreme killed it.
     
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    Dream on. [​IMG]
     
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    I thought the DSTT ignored hidden files. It doesn't?

    Nearly all flash carts these days have the features listed in the O.P. Another feature that many other flash carts have is the ability to load GBA games directly to a slot 2 cart without the need for an external loader (such as GBA ExpLoader).

    All that said, the DSTT will probably never have these features. These were all pointed out to the DSTT team when the flash cart first came out, and they never bothered to add these basic features. Now they're too busy writing fake-killer code into their firmware to even bother with too many compatibility updates, much less adding much-needed features to the menu.

    If you want a flash cart with all these features and more, you can have an Acekard 2.1 for about $5 more than the DSTT.

    -Bri
     
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    the only thing dead is your posts(i've seen him post this like 5 times to different threads) not adding anything relevant to what the thread is actually about. Great way to get your post count up I guess. Personally, I have two edge cards, and I just received my first dstt. I would like to see the typical flash cart operations added. Such as skinning foldlers for multiple skins, the ability to open sub folders, and the alphebetizing of files would be very nice to see added. So basically the same thoughts as kermitfrog. Lastly, the addition of compatability with more games, i.e. grand theft auto chinatown wars-LOL. FYI niu, your shallow posting is dead
     
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    Get YSmenu it has more functions (Alphabetical sorting is one of them)
     
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    thanks tj, i'll check that out. I've never used ysmenu so i'll have to do some research. Thanx
     
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    I've read about this YSMenu - & so I've taken the plunge & tried it - it does remind me of the M3 Simply (without the initial 3 icon launchpad)

    Thanks to the thread at http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=138719 I've now even managed to get a skin set up
    The only problem now is - Where's the tutorials ???? [​IMG]

    I've figured out that
    >Pressing [Select] scrolls through 'listing display' [Show NDS only/Show SAV onlyShow All]
    >Pressing [Start] bring up 3 options (Passme/BootGBA/DSMenu)
    >Pressing top left corner of touch screen alters Brightness
    >If you change 'attributes' of files/folder (on PC) to hidden - they don't show up (unless you change 'listing display' on DS)

    But being the curious type of fellow that I am - I'm looking at the YSMENU.INI file & notices a few 'options' that look promising

    SKIN= (Does this allow Skin Selction somehow through YSMenu - if so How??)
    AUTO_BOOT= (As soon as YSMenu starts - does this start up another 'defined' program)
    EXT_APP1_FILE= (It states [Start button Menu] - does this allow an EXTRA button to appear when you press [Start] ??)
    EXT_APP1_NAME=
    [FILETYPE] (Is this similar to Acekards 'Hide' option, except this will 'Show' files on top of nds one - I know it show GBA, but could it be used for 'Moonshel etc ??)

    Anyone knows of a GOOD tutorial for YSMenu - like a Wiki etc ??
    If not perhaps one could be made & stickied

    EDITED:

    OK Found out that the EXT_APP1 DOES add an extra button to the [start] menu and that [FILETYPE] does allow extra file formats to be displayed - however not sure of what the rest of the line does (what is 'CAT'/'Swan' etc mean)
     
  11. Bri

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    Yes, but beware -- it goes directly to the other program and unless that other program can run other files, you won't be able to get into the menu.

    -Bri
     
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    Bri - seems like we're talking to each other in different threads regulary [​IMG]

    Anyway - What I meant by ALL Acekard '2' have had this type of problem is I meant it seems that 'Acekard 2', 'Acekard 2.1','Acekard RPG' & 'Acekard 2i' all seem to have had problems with 'Freezing on health Screen' however NOT everyone has experienced this.

    Why this is so I don't know [​IMG] - is it the combination of 'type of DS'(Lite/Phat/Dsi)/'DS Firmware'/'Type of Acekard'/'MicroSD' (Type/Speed/Manufacturer) that's causing it ?? - Answer on a postcard please

    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear about that [​IMG]

    I've just done a Forum search for 'Acekard freeze' & there's 803 entries found & if you
    go to Acekard Site - there's at least 8 there about 'freezing' on switch on [In English - Don't know the word for 'freeze' in Chinese so can't search for those]

    So as you can see there IS a problem with Acekards, just not everyone has experienced it

    As for YSMenu Tutorials - Yes there is an English readme - but it doesn't explain the 'ysmenu.ini' sections, I notice there's mention of 'Rumble Settings' in it - so where are they ??

    There's no info about Skins, & yes I know it's just 2 pictures called YsMenu1 & YsMenu2 (I did find mention of SkinSelecterYS.nds - but no idea on how to use it)

    And the setting up was a little confusing to me (I found your guide better @ http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=138719 [​IMG] )
     
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    Agreed, YSMenu is very short on documentation (particularly English documentation). I imagine if you can read Japanese, Yasu has more information on his website or blog.

    I'm glad that my instructions were useful for you (I've put the information in the stickied FAQ at the top of the DSTT forum as well), but I agree there should be a more complete guide or Wiki somewhere.

    -Bri
     
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    You could just use Romer and add an icon into the ROM....
     
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    Many thanks for that - It's amazing what info can be found in these forums
    I've downloaded & used it & now my Lemmings has a 'proper' icon [​IMG]
     
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    *Can't be bothered quoting*

    I think I've got SkinselecterYS worked out. Firstly, for the people who don't have it, download it from here.

    Basically, to get it to work, all you need to do, is make a few folders. Put the SkinselecterYS.nds file anywhere on the MicroSD card, and make a YSMenu folder on the root, if you don't have one already. In that folder, make a folder called Skin. Then, in that, make a folder for each of your skins, giving them an appropriate name (For instance, I have 'NDSLite' and 'Vista') And put your YSmenu1 and YSMenu2 BMPs in them. It should be self-explanatory from there.

    There's a SkinselectorTT, as well, but I haven't tried that, yet.

    Oh, and sorry if that made no sense whatsoever. Basically, YSmenu, then Skin, then [anything].
     
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    Many thanks for that - I've given it a try & I've found out something else

    IF you add a 'skin.ini' file to the same folder as the 'Skin' folder (e.g. 'NDSSkin') with the following info in it, then by pressing the Left or Right Shoulder buttons you can select either the (ink) colour stored in 'YSMenu.ini' or the 'skin.ini' colour scheme

    Handy if you happen to have a Dark skin & want light ink, or a Light skin with dark ink

    Skin.ini contents:-
    [FILELIST]
    ; COLOR = BIT15 | BGR(5bit x3)
    COLOR_PATH=0xFFFF
    COLOR_FILE=0xFFFF
    COLOR_FOLDER=0xffff
    COLOR_SELECT=0xffff
    COLOR_SELTEXT=0xffff

    [FILEINFO]
    COLOR_TEXT=0xffff
    DRAW_FRAME=true



    As for the layout - I doubt anyone can get too confused about what needs to be done:-

    YSMenu (folder)
    |__ Skin (folder)
    |___|
    |___|__ NDSSkin (folder)
    |___|_____|_ YSMEnu1.bmp
    |___|_____|_ YSMenu2.bmp
    |___|_____|_ Skin.ini
    |___|
    |___|__ Vista (folder)
    |________|_ YSMEnu1.bmp
    |________|_ YSMenu2.bmp
    |________|_ Skin.ini
    |

    Etc Etc..
     
  18. funnymoney

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    I think that increased compatibility for homebrew would be great since a lot of homebrew doesn't work on the DSTT.
     
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    Have you added the unofficial ttdldi.dat file?

    -Bri
     
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    I want more than one background only... That really makes me crazy xD
     

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