Homebrew HzMod - old3DS screen streaming

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What should be HorizonModule renamed to?

  • HzMod

    Votes: 11 50.0%
  • HzModule

    Votes: 8 36.4%
  • HzProc

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • HzDbg

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • HzDebug

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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FanNintendo

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Yeah, there is a sad ending...

There are two extra unreleased versions of HzMod:
- one with a modified JPEG encoder which gets ~5-10FPS extra on new3DS
- one with FVENC which gets a lot more FPS on new3DS

Now then...

With the modified JPEG encoder, sadly there is zero performance increase (in fact, it seems to be slower???) on old3DS.
It's also not compatible with SnickerStream without modifications (the colors are messed up due to the modified colormath).

With FVENC, on old3DS I'm 64kilobytes short of RAM. While it's true that I had it working on old3DS (I got ~10FPS in ACNL), I had to reuse memory, which results in graphical glitches (which also decrease the performance, so it might be even better than 10FPS).

So basically old3DS runs "best" as is now. The hardware is really not meant for this, and it shows.
Funnily enough, the crippling factor is access to more RAM, and CPU cache.
While it's true that having more CPU power means more FPS, on a 3DS we're more often crippled by the memory speed than the CPU speed.
I dont remember who helped me get connected hzmod with kit kat that person said that it was the best connection. it been like 2 years ago until i try NTRview with UWstreamer or Snickerstream and there was capture card available 2 years ago and now its pretty hard to get it and high price. i rather have it soldier it and plug it in
 

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I took it down because I'm no longer developing homebrew, and can't deal with bugfixes anymore. I don't have the time and energy to do it.

Didn't see this until now, sorry to hear about your health. I wish you luck in healing and in all your future endeavors, software related or not.
 

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I know it is not being updated anymore, but does anyone know if it still works for the time being (not like there are going to be many 3DS updates) or if there is an install guide?
 

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It should still work, but if you need bottom screen streaming, that has been removed almost five years ago.

If you find a package containing the .cia files, you must install HzMod.cia (the code itself), HzLoad.cia (Home Menu icon), and if you have an old3DS and play games which reboot into Mode 3 (like Smash and Mario Maker 3DS) then you must also install HzLoad_HIMEM.cia as well. You only need regular HzLoad on a new3DS.


The PC-side is a lot more difficult, as there have been numerous versions, so you'll have to try a few methods:
  • HorizonScreen-PC 192.168.1.64
    • instantly starts streaming (hangs and crashes if 3DS is not reacahble)
    • doesn't do anything until you press L (you know you have this version if pressing UP and DOWN causes the JPEG quality number to smear out into an unreadable mess)
  • HorizonScreen-PC
    • you have to enter the IP in the terminal and it autoconnects (you know it autoconnects because it freezes if 3DS is not available)
    • after entering the IP into the terminal, you must press L to connect
    • a window pops up but nothing happens, then you have to issue a connect("192.168.1.64") command in the terminal
    • you're asked to enter the IP, but pressing L does nothing, then you have to issue a connect() command in the terminal
  • SnickerStream
    • just use SnickerStream for user-friendly UI, but it doesn't support TARGA frames for games which use 16bit color mode (like Smash and Mario Kart 7)
 
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