Kernel Installation

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Mar 7, 2007

Kernel Installation by cheekydollar at 6:59 PM (1,185 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. cheekydollar
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    Newcomer cheekydollar Advanced Member

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    Hi,

    According to the RD site

    After downloading and decompressing the new updated files, there will be one shell folder and two files _DS_MENU.DAT、 _DS_MSHL.NDS.Copy these files to the root directory of TF card to replace the former files.

    I can see the two .dat files - but there is no 'shell folder'


    But when I unzip the file - i just get a list of 167 files - which i just copied to the root - is this correct??

    Also I cant find the skin images - I want to reskin my R4 but cant find the files to replace - they dont seem to exist....

    Some guidance would be appreciated
     
  2. Modrak

    Member Modrak GBAtemp Regular

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    When there is nothing to replace and no folder to put stuff in, why not just TRY creating it before asking ?! [​IMG]
     
  3. outphase

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    That's madness... Why do in 1 minute what can be asked in 1 hr?
     
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    Agreed, pure madness [​IMG]
     
  5. Destructobot

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    Not correct. All but the two files you mentioned should be in the moonshl or _system_ folders. Make sure you keep the directory structure (in winzip the option is 'use folder names') when you unzip the file.

    The skins (basically just some .bmp files) go in the _system_ folder. The default skin is built into the loader, so there are no files to replace at first.


    @other guys: If you don't want to help, or somehow contribute to the thread, then don't post. It's in the rules.
     
  6. cheekydollar
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    Newcomer cheekydollar Advanced Member

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    I just thought i was missing a a whole folder of files... I mean a system folder sounds kinda vital! No need to take the piss!

    I created the system folder and shoved some images in and it works.

    On a side note - can you organise your rom files and .sav within folders on the tf card and does this have to be done in a certain way?

    Thanks destructobot btw
     
  7. mrxle3

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    There is no special way to organize the rom and save files. In fact, R4 will organize it for you so that the game list is in alphabetical order. You can also press Select at the game list screen, which will toggle between displaying just the game files, game + save files, and all files on your microSD card. Also, make sure your game file and save files are the exact same name!
     
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    You can put a rom in any folder on the card, but the save file has to be in that same folder. I think. I've never put them anywhere but the root folder.


    Not so much. It's really just the skin folder. The moonshl folder is only needed if you use moonshell.

    As far as I know, the only file you absolutely need is _DS_MENU.DAT.
     
  9. outphase

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    the .DAT is the only user-required file. the .SYS it generates will always be restored
     
  10. arman68

    Newcomer arman68 Advanced Member

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    Actually I find being able to organise the roms in folders is a great feature of the R4DS: no more need to scroll through pages to get the one you need.

    Also don't forget that in windows, if you set the files or folders properties to hidden, they won't show in the rom list.
     

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