Enter last folder on boot question

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Jun 12, 2008
  1. Devante
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    Member Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    The AceKard2 by default boots up in the last folder you were in, right?

    But mine only does it if I load a game.

    If I go into a folder, then turn the DS off while still in the AceKard menu, and then turn it back on, it will be back at the root menu.

    Is this normal for everyone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Normmatt

    Member Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    Yes, It only saves the folder if you load a rom, otherwise there'd be a write to the sd every time you change folders (not good for your sd card).
     
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    Is there any way to disable that, or at least make the responsible file read-only so it won't be able to write what folder I was in last?
     
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    Or better yet, specify a folder for the AK to start in.
     
  5. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It would also be nice to be able to set a shortcut for a folder (the Bliss menu allows you to set one for a file but not a folder).

    Also, why would it go back to the menu that shows the "MicroSD Card" and "Slot2 Card" if you don't load a ROM rather than to the last menu you loaded a ROM from?

    -Bri
     
  6. Devante
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    Member Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Normatt: Makes sense. It'd be bad for your card if you're constantly changing folders. But I think most of us stay in the same folder, but once in a while turn the DS off and back off without choosing a game (for whatever reason).

    Destructobot: I agree. An option to choose a startup folder would be great.

    Searinox: Edit the _ak/globalsettings.ini file and put a zero (0) next to the line "enterlastdironboot".

    Bri: Bri brings up a good question. Is the OS configured to go out of the way to "forget" your last folder everytime you turn it on?
     
  7. Normmatt

    Member Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    AKBBS lets you set a folder as a shortcut, so does the AKAIO (not released yet, hasn't been tested on korean ak2 yet). Not sure why it resets the folderback to the default on launch, when we release AKAIO we'll make sure it doesnt do that.
     
  8. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Bliss definitely resets the "last visited" folder if you shut off the NDS without launching anything (as long as you launch something, it will correctly return to the "last visited" menu the next time you boot it). I would expect the behavior to be that if you don't launch anything, it would return to the last menu from which you launched something. For example:

    1. Launch a game from the "games" menu.
    2. Reset. The AK2 will return to the "games" menu. So far so good.
    3. Don't launch a game. Reset. The AK2 now goes to the "main" folder instead of the "games" folder as expected.

    It seems to be reading and clearing the "last visited" folder at bootup, whereas I would expect it to leave it until you launch something else (at which time the "last visited" folder is replaced with the current folder).

    I haven't tried it with the official menu.

    Bliss also doesn't give you the option of creating a shortcut of a folder.

    BTW, can't wait for AKAIO! Hurry up testing that Korean version!

    -Bri
     

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