EZ5 2.0 "taste version"

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  1. FAST6191
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    EZ5 2.0 "taste version"
    Pre alpha of the 2.0 kernel.
    [​IMG]

    The EZTeam have released a so called "taste version" of the upcoming 2.0 line of the EZ5 kernel that uses the 2.0 line of moonshell as opposed to the older version it presently uses. It presently lacks the extra features like cheats, soft reset, savestates and the like (it is purely running the roms and saving)



    Release notes
    Compiled with moonshell2 code, the game patch engine has been rewritten: now it is fast booting and fast to launch games.

    This version is a taste version, as such it only has game running and save functions with nothing else (no cheats, soft reset, savestates, in game text) But it is really fast.

    The cheat engine and realtime save engine are in the process of being rewritten too.. 2.0 final is sure to be something worth waiting for.

    Caution!!!! backup your valuable data before using this taste kernel.



    [​IMG]EZFlash Chinese forums post
    [​IMG]EZFlash US forums thread
    [​IMG]EZFlash.cn download
    [​IMG]GBAtemp download
    [​IMG]Discussion
     
  2. Mbmax

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    Thanks for the news FAST6191. [​IMG]

    Let see what we have here ...
     
  3. FAST6191
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    I did some testing and it has some problems with homebrew right now (some works, some does not).
    This being said it is very fast compared to the older loaders, looking at about 8 seconds from hitting the power button to being in a game.
     
  4. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    This is based on moonshell2 and thus contains GPL code requiring them to release the source code. This will likely make moonlight angry and all moonshell2 work will be stopped. Good going ezflash you chinese bastards.
     
  5. HtheB

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    SuperCard DS One is also Moonshell based.............
     
  6. niu

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    SuperCard DS One use very old moonshell (1.41)

    You can find source code on SC Download page.
    http://down.supercard.cn/download/moonshell15_src.rar
     
  7. OSW

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    Sounds pretty cool. Finally might put my EZ5 into action [​IMG]

    But ezflash seem to be forever releasing beta or buggy firmware...
     
  8. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    As much as I love EV flash, I don't feel too safe putting alpha firmware on my EV 5 Plus.
     
  9. Noobix

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    Sweet...can't wait for my EZflash Vi to get here!

    Hopefully all the "problems" can be sorted out soon . [​IMG]
     
  10. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    Oh, take out the racist comments. You wouldnt even have a flash cart if it werent for these "chinese bastards".

    Granted, you're very right. moonlight is bound to be pissed again.

    edit: Still, I'm glad to see an update in firmware. They really needed to update to the new moonshell...theirs was just way too old. I'll be trying this out as soon as I get home.
     
  11. adrian2040

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    So is this supposed to be similar to the M3 Sakura firmware?
     
  12. Maz7006

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    [​IMG] lets see what moonlight takes of this

    ByeBye MoonShell 2
     
  13. Mbmax

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    Sources are also available for the EZ5 kernel and the ez 3in1 : Here

    For me this kernel is just a proof of concept to show ez-flash users that the team is also working on next kernel based on moonshell 2.00.

    I have to admit that this kernel is really very fast compared to k1.90 based on moonshell 1.71. [​IMG]
     
  14. adrian2040

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    Any screenshots or videos?
     
  15. Saylient_Dreams

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    I gave it a try on my v1 EzV, it's nice looking, and works fast, but there are some things to remember, this is only more of a preview, than something you can actually use. It supports no media playback, has no button functionality(can't access a system menu or anything), and it's locked to using the D-pad and A button to choose a game instead of the touch screen (selection screen is still on top), not to mention, the touchscreen controls aren't there either (they're just using the wallpaper from the previous kernel, the graphics mean nothing). It does load really quick, and the scrolling is smooth. One lats thing to mention is the brightness is locked on the highest setting with this one.
     
  16. iwakura

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    It's nice to see the speed boost, and that the ezflash team are upgrading [​IMG]

    One major downside to the ezflash vi was the speed, imo.
     
  17. OSW

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    This is the first time I've used my ez5 plus in a long time (before the open betas i think).

    Anyways, i formatted a 4GB Kingston microSDHC and chucked these firmware files on to try them out.

    Unfortunately it freezes on this loading screen

    Am i missing some firmware files?
    Does the bootloader need to be updated (wiki seems to indicate that i don't)?
    MicroSD incompatible? Do i need to try the older DLDI file?
     
  18. Mbmax

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    The EZ5 Plus bootloader is already compliant with the ez5sys.bin file so you don't have to update it.
    In fact the ez5upldr.bin that came with kernel 1.70 is only compatible with ez5 v1 and v2 NYE, so don't try to flash this on your EZ5 Plus. Same advice for the EZ5i.

    Now concerning the problem you encounter, perhaps you might give a try to panasonic formatter with option Full erase ON and adjust size ON ?
     
  19. Cluster

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