Guide To Make YSMenu Work On The R4

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  1. Spec2K
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    Guide To Make YSMenu Work On The R4

    1. Download latest version of YSMenu firmware here: http://home.usay.jp/pc/etc/nds/

    2. Extract the files to a folder.

    3. Locate YSMenu.nds and patch using a R4 Dldi patching tool download here:

    DLDI Patching Tool: http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/DLDI/downl...l-win32-gui.zip

    R4 DLDI: http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/DLDI/downloads/r4tf.dldi

    4. Delete akextract.exe out of the files you've extracted, you don't need it.

    5. Download latest version of DSTT firmware here: www.gbatemp.net (Search for it.)

    6. Extract files to the same folder as YSMenu, let's call this the YSMenu and DSTT directory, shall we?

    7. Now run ttextract.exe, that will generate ttpatch.dat, ttdldi.dat, r4patch.dat, then delete ttextract.exe.

    8. Edit the YSmenu.ini, "LITERALS=LITERALS_JAP" to "LITERALS=LITERALS_ENG". enable by removing the colon.

    9. Download r4crypt here: http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/NDS_Projects/r4crypt.zip

    10. Extract the files to a folder of its own, let's call it the r4crypt directory.

    11. Copy the following code into notepad:

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  2. Pendor

    Pendor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The last version of YSMenu does not generate the r4patch.dat file. You must use the previous one.

    You might want to fix that.
     
  3. Spec2K
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    Spec2K Advanced Member

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    YSMenu v08.05.22.22.22 is the one I patched isn't that the latest one?

    That's the latest I've seen on Yasu's site. and it did generate a r4patch.dat
     
  4. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    It doesn't generate for me either
     
  5. Pendor

    Pendor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    My bad.

    Yeah, you're right. That's the last one.

    The older version is placed above the last one and it's easy to get confused.

    That's the one you should use.

    The latest one (again) is this one (v08.05.22.22.22).
     
  6. InuYasha

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    I don't suppose someone could put all the files (already patched and named) in a zip or rar file cause for the life of me the GUI.BAT,r4crypt parts of all this doesn't work.... gui just doesn't work right (yes I copied it correctly) and r4crypt crashes upon start up every time......
     
  7. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    i have a question . why would you need the YSMenu on the R4 ? if it's for cheats i would understand but if it's just for no reason ? you are just wasting space on your SD Card ?

    YSMenu is practically identical to the R4 Menu but isn't skinnable ? any reason why ?
     
  8. DarkDragonLord

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    YSMenu is a replacement for the R4 Firmware, if im not wrong.
     
  9. SylvWolf

    SylvWolf Ave Dominus Nox

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    EDIT: Link removed because I was asked. Pendor, can you remove the quote from your post?
     
  10. Pendor

    Pendor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The file is from omgomg. But that patch was build with an older DSTT firmware.

    The one I uploaded today, instead, was build with the latest one and compatibility is higher.

    Edit: I erased the file because of what I heard about Yasu. This steps posted on this thread should be more than enough for everyone willing to patch ysmenu for the R4.
     
  11. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    seems useless to me. the r4 menu id fine, r4s only fault is hardware specific.
     
  12. Dark^'^Knigh

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    I know what you mean. That's what I said in the other thread about Custom R4 Firmware.
    Call me stupid, but I like the R4 firmware and to me it's better than this alternative (and yes, I did previously try this using omgomg's upload in the other thread).

    Now, to flog a dead horse, if someone was to show me a fully functional Sakura on the R4, then I'd ditch the R4 firmware in a millisecond! [​IMG]
     
  13. InuYasha

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    Hmmm it doesn't seem to like FF IV but I could of swore it worked before......
     
  14. Diablo1123

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    Doesn't Yasu ask not to direct link to downloads?
     
  15. Swip

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    Yes,
    Yasu doesn't like people hosting mirrors of his software.

    Heres what happened before.
     
  16. HoTsHoT89

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    Does this mean that YSMenu for the R4 will have the same game compatibility as the current DSTT firmware?
     
  17. chrishull

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    Well Hulk and Carnival work without the arm7 patch. I leave the YSMENU.nds on the card and run it when I have a game that wont run on the R4. Just go`s to show that the R4 card can run the games it`s just a firmware issue.
     
  18. beve

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    thanks for the mirror [​IMG]

    this would of been a help long ago (yesterday)
     
  19. HoTsHoT89

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    I don't understand something. Why does YSMenu treat game ROMs and homebrews differently, when they are basically the same? Aren't homebrews .nds files with the same contents of a game ROM, only the difference is by developer?
     
  20. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Homebrew usually required DLDI patching for file access, commercial games use a totally different file system and require far better compatibility. Thats why you CAN'T load commercial games with a homebrew loader. Also homebrew games/apps have custom arm7 binaries which may or may not come into it, i'm no expert.

    As for the other stuff in this thread, I have had ysmenu working on R4 sinse it was discovered that the extractor creates and R4 file, i think everyone assumed that it wouldn't work so didnt try. I wouldn't set it as a replacement for the R4 firmware though as you will loose homebrew loading (which some of us use way more than commercial loading), just make sure you use the 2nd r4 dldi and no-patch it so the dldi cant be re-patched, and just use it instead of moonshell.
     
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