HzMod - old3DS screen streaming

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Sono, May 6, 2017.

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What should be HorizonModule renamed to?

Poll closed May 21, 2017.
  1. HzMod

    11 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. HzModule

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. HzProc

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. HzDbg

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. HzDebug

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Sono
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    HzMod (or as more widely known "HorizonModule" or simply just "HorizonM") is a sysmodule for the 3DS which runs in the background. By looking at the reason why this project was started, this could be a "trying-to-be NTR clone".


    Pros over NTR:
    - natively runnable (doesn't need to "eat" itself into the Home Menu process, though still needs a launcher (HzLoad) to launch)
    - old3DS-compatible screen streaming
    - *much* better game compatibility when screen streaming (in theory it's >99%, and it works with *hax too!)

    Cons over NTR:
    - worse screen streaming performance (NTR does some very hacky things to squeeze every last bit of performance out of the system as it can in a RAM-wasting fashion)
    - no game plugins (yet, but you can poke memory from PC side)


    Videos

    Boring statistical data / facts:
    • old3DS hard (read as "total maximum", not *hardware*) limit is a bit above 21FPS, but at that point the running software would be unusably slow and stuttery
    • new3DS softhard limit is 63FPS, but it would be possible to reach the 120FPS hardware limit via unstable and crashy hax on a pure white top screen (would require a complete rewrite (of the wifi sysmodule, also known as nwm))
    • in most cases disabling the extra cache hardware alone is enough make the performance drop to old3DS speeds
    • on new2DS only, HzMod gets a dedicated CPU core due to lack of 3D, hence it runs somewhat faster than any other new3DS (QTM is sure a resource-hungry thing)


    Features:
    - screen streaming from 3DS
    (do you expect anything else from a purpose-built program on a purpose-built system?)

    Usage:
    1. install HorizonM.cia (base module, not launchable from Home Menu due to it not showing up)
    2. install HzLoad.cia (launcher, this is not the main executalbe, this is just the launcher)
    3. install HzLoad_HIMEM.cia on old3DS/2DS if you plan on using extended memory games (if the backlight turns off for more than a few seconds when launching the game then it is extended memory)
    4. open the HzLoad of your choice
    5. open a console (SHIFT-RIGHTCLICK in the directory where HorizonScreen is extracted)
    6. .\HorizonScreen-PC <ipaddress>
      • on my home network I run HorizonScreen-PC 192.168.1.65
    7. set JPEG quality with UP/DOWN keyboard buttons in HorizonScreen (if you can even see it change)
    8. press L on the keyboard to connect (or START if you have a PS2 controller plugged into the system)

    All you had to do is read the damn README, CJ!

    Download the latest AIO pack: https://puu.sh/zgjTU/3acfc28fa5.zip
    Downoad a new3DS-only update: https://puu.sh/zjHwo/cc436e5a7a.cia
     
    Last edited by Sono, Dec 29, 2018
  2. Xandrid

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    I'm looking forward to this
     
  3. NANASHI89

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    No game plugins? Will there be plans to add them in the future?

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  4. Sono
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    I might, but I'll need to add the debugger code first.
     
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    How come there's only a .lzma file?
     
  6. Dionicio3

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    Great job! Was waiting for this for so long. But when will Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience™ be added?
     
  7. Sono
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    it's much easier to just run "bash mktar.sh" and upload the produced .tar.lzma file than upload each file individually

    you can open it just fine with 7-zip ( http://7-zip.org )

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    once I do a minor version number increase :P
     
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    Ahhh ok, cool
     
  9. BlueFox gui

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    thats cool, i wanted that OLD 3DS could handle more to do video streaming
     
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    Does this work with 11.4?
     
  11. Sono
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    should work on new3DS, old3DS mysteriously doesn't even start according to the reports I get. both my 3DSes are on 11.0 (minimum version required), so I can't test it personally
     
  12. Jacklack3

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    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    checkmate atheists
     
  13. Dionicio3

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    I'll test that for you tomorrow. :)
     
  14. Sono
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    I don't get what this means, but it sounds good for sure! :P
     
  15. BlueFox gui

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    i tested with my OLD 3DS in 11.4 and it worked
     
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  16. Dionicio3

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    Nice, guess I don't need to test it then
     
  17. Xandrid

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    Cool, thanks
     
  18. Jacklack3

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    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
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  19. NANASHI89

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    Can NTR and Horizon work on the same sd card? Not at the same time, but can I choose between one of the other, without removing one from the card?

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  20. Dionicio3

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    What kind of question is this? Of course it will work
     
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