GTA Chinatown wars white screen. Now, wtf is ysmenu.

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  1. Giodude
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    I heard ysmenu can get around some of these incompatibility issues. So.... I have no idea what it is, where to get it, or how to install it. I use the r4i 3.8 firmware for clarification. Tell me if i need to provide more info.
     
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    It was the equivalent of Homebrew Launcher for DS. Was an alternate launcher that solves certain problems with games, but mostly with homebrew apps.

    If you have an R4/R4i (which you have), go for WoodR4 and done.
     
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    issue is i have the r4 dual-core one, that looks like this,
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    Would i be able to keep my real time saving feature?
     
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    If you switch to WoodR4, i doubt it. Have you tried to update the kernel?
     
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    just got mine, so im assuming im running the latest version of it. Is there a way i could load the .dat file from within my r4i firmware?
     
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    No, because the .dat (_DS_MENU.dat) file is loaded on boot. Technically is possible, hence the launchers, but for multiple kernels it requires a kernel that resets the R4i to load again when a kernel is selected, but that doesn't exist or i'm not aware of that.

    And since your R4i is a clone, the WoodR4 kernel may not work. So your only bet is to use YSMenu.dat. http://www.r4wood.com/news/106/R4DS-YSMenu-Firmware-for-R4-DS-from-WWW.R4DS.ME.html
     
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    so that will completely overwrite my current firmware?
     
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    No.
     
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    Then how would i run the .dat file?
     
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    Try this guide to see if can be fixed. I readed more and seems that even YSmenu don't work properly on clones.

    Also, disable the "autopatching" option on YSMenu.

    If nothing helps then try to install a foreign kernel like WoodR4.
     
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