M3 DS Simply loader update 1.03

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  1. shaunj66
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    M3 DS Simply loader update 1.03

    Out now...








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    Loader update 1.03 has been released by the M3 team. No prizes for guessing what's new in this update! That's right; 1.03 brings it up to date with R4 DS 1.07 and adds additional skinning enhancements. The loader also cycles between skins every month (no alternate loader to disable this!).

    As always, download right here:

    [​IMG] M3 DS Simply loader 1.03

    Thanks to Buster for the news!


     


  2. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    yay !!!!!!! wait r4ds had this update last week ! muahaha
     
  3. Costello

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    I reckon it must be annoying for M3 users to have to wait 1 week after the R4 kernel upgrades... [​IMG]
     
  4. Akotan

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    What's up with this R4DS/M3 Simply update competition thing?

    It's almost the same thing, made by same labs, works the same way and there's only a lag on releases...

    Looks like the labs tests new release systems with R4DS and, if anyone don't find bugs, it releases the same thing for M3 Simply... isn't it?
     
  5. Nehle

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    I loaded up a theme.ini just to see how it looks and, surprise surprise [​IMG]
    Code:
    ; =======================================
    [About]
    
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    Title=R4 example theme
    
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    Author=R4 team
    
    ; Ö÷ÌâÖÆ×÷ÈÕÆÚ
    Date=03/06/2007
    They could at least have spent a few more seconds on it [​IMG]

    Regardless, I like the new skinning options
     
  6. shaunj66
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    Haha! [​IMG] Nice spot!
     
  7. poloman

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    nice find!

    heres a noob question - if i put the new firmware on a diff memory card, can i switch between them, or is it loaded into the m3 card?

    also, can i just use 1 theme with this update? it doesn't have an alternative like the r4 has - do i have to have 12 themes loaded?
     
  8. Spikey

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    No, u don't. just delete the theme folder and put your skin where u used to. Should work fine.
     
  9. Buster

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    Oh man, this themes look so ugly xD
     
  10. poloman

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    quality! thanks for the help - will try it when i get home - making my m3 menu and moonshell match will be much easier now!
     
  11. chalupa

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    about darn time, I have been looking online every 30 mins for it.
     
  12. Knab

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    eh...doesn't really do anything for me....no big features , i don't have 12 themes i even like, i still use the windwaker theme.
     
  13. cpm

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    if you don't want the 12 themes cycling thingy, you can have one theme in the _system_ dir, and omit the _system_/themes dir. i guess it's the default theme that is loaded when it can't find the monthly theme :/

    ps: i really need to start reading the posts [​IMG]

    anyways, it's the same way w/ the R4 1.07 (a & b use the same _DS_MENU.DAT file)
     
  14. poloman

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    SWEEEET! got it installed (and can revert back by copying the old firmware back on - just in case!)

    updated my theme.ini file and it looks very professional (a modified version of the klean r4 skin, extended into moonshell with a bright orange selection bar) - exactly what i was hoping for!
     
  15. dishme

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    R4 is the lab, M3 just buys and rebrands the R4. Get with it, if you do not like the wait, don't buy the knockoff, buy the original, the R4
     
  16. TheSpade

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    That's funny. I was under the impression that M3 owns the labs, as they have their own for a couple of years. R4 procured the rights to use the hardware as well as taking charge of the software development, while GBAlpha (parent company of M3 and G6) have been focusing their attention on readying the Real product lines. If you can prove me wrong, then please, do so.
     
  17. 4saken

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    There is currently no proof for the argument to go either way. All that is known is that each product is identical in hardware, and it is assumed R4 is the manufacturer for this particular flash cart because they release firmware first. However your point also makes sense, so eh.
     
  18. vanlol

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    Another noob question

    This is my first firmware update, can I just copy in the _DS_MENU.dat over or do I have to copy everything else in, I already have my moonshell 1.71 and skins set up the way I like it
     
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  20. Akotan

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    Let me predict a little too: all flashcarts will have updates to mirror default NDS firmware functions, aka, calendars (done!), clock, battery level, etc...