M3 & G6 DS Real Firmware V4.0

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Oct 17, 2008

M3 & G6 DS Real Firmware V4.0 by ahtin at 10:11 AM (10,377 Views / 0 Likes) 69 replies

  1. ahtin
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    The Real Time Save features of M3R:
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    1) Support maximum of 3 save files for each game.
    2) Fast loading time & saving time. (save time=8sec/load time=5sec, The fastest performance in the market.)
    3) Approximately, 95% of nds games are able to use RTS function so far.
    4) Integrated RTS menu support showing time, loading & saving status, monitoring capacity of SD etc...
    5) Support more than 1 set of hot-keys for activating RTS menu to prevent key-conflict situation occurs. (L+R+sel or L+R+Y)

    To enable RTS feature:
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    Just make sure the "RT Save(L+R+SL)" or "RT Save(L+R+Y)" option at "RTS/soft reset" pull-down menu of the game configuration menu has been selected. (There is only 1 save file for a game by default. If users want to have more than one save file for the game, please press "select" when highlighting the game at the game list menu and Select the "create is1" or "create is2" option. In addition, if the capacity of the TF card is not enough for creating file, users may also delete selected files in the "My Card" menu.)


    Basic operation:
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    Just press "L+R+SL" or "L+R+Y" to activate RTS menu during game play.

    Operation keys:
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    [up/down] = select
    [A] = confirm
    = Exit and return to game

    Function of the items:
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    SAVE (save the game status from memory to default save file .is0)
    LOAD (load the game status from default save file .is0 to memory)

    SAVE BACKUP1 (save the game status from memory to save file .is1)
    LOAD BACKUP1 (load the game status from save file .is1 to memory)

    SAVE BACKUP2 (save the game status from memory to save file .is2)
    SAVE BACKUP2 (load the game status from save file .is2 to memory)

    MAIN MENU (Go back to the M3R main menu = soft reset)

    Useful information:
    Due to the restrictions of the system of nds, it's not easy to make it perfect. However, the load/save function is stable and we tested over 3000 of games, about 95% of games are able to use RTS function and all the status of those games can be restored and let me continue to play the game without so many problems so the overall performance of the RTS function is satisfied. To help users to use the RTC function smoothly, users may need to note the followings:

    1. Please do not activate the RTS menu at the beginning of game boot up such as logo graphic is loading or showing. It's because the initial process of the game is usually still progress.
    2. Please do not activate the RTS menu during which the data is being loaded or saved.
    3. The graphic of a few games may not be able to restore perfectly upon loading back the save file data into memory; we suggest users may re-try to restore the game (load) at another moment. Usually, if users save the game at gameplay, please try loading back during gameplay and not from the main menu. Another example, if users save the game at the 3D state, we suggest loading the data back at the 3D state too.
    4. The sound of a few games may temporary break upon loading back the save file data, we suggest closing the cover of the NDS for a second then re-opening it again. Usually, it will be able to recover without any problem in most cases.

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  2. Frederica Bernkastel

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    As for a full changelog:

    - Real-Time Save (M3 only I think, no luck for G6)
    - Ability to delete files
    - Chinese game name display error fixed?
    - 18 Soft-reset fixes
    - 1 game not working fixed
    - 1 game that can't save fixed
    - Chinese name DB update to 2787

    I got it mirrored too.
     
  4. tinymonkeyt

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    Oh wow. that's good!
    now they cyclo and supercard have competitionn
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

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    Don't forget the EZ-Flash V, it has RTS since the last 2 betas [​IMG]
     
  6. Nottulys

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    How can I add this to the triple loader that I'm using? Move and replace?
     
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  8. strata8

    Member strata8 Look! A pointless distraction!

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    FANTASTIC!!

    Now we just need to wait for them to implement it into Sakura, and then the M3 Real will OWN! [​IMG]
     
  9. zidane_genome

    Member zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Who wants to put money on that this won't actually work on the G6DS Real!!
     
  10. saxamo

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    Anyone see the powerpoint presentations in the M3 system folder? Can I get a big WTF?!
     
  11. Joe88

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    I see no ppt files in there

    your computer is associating some file ext with powerpoint for some reason
     
  12. updowners

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    FINALLY!!!

    Real time saves [​IMG]

    gonna update my firmware now
     
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    Doesn't seem to be working on the G6DS Real
     
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    On my cyclo is like 2s save/load
     
  15. Joe88

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    some people are reporting different times
    I havnt had a chance to test it yet
     
  16. DespizingU

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    Can anyone else confirm this?
     
  17. Joe88

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    for me using yoshi's island ds
    save 3-4 sec
    load 3 sec
     
  18. multiboy2k

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    YES!

    Real time saving is a GODSEND for Disgaea's Item World levels.
    Thank you!
     
  19. Lenneth

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    Yeah !

    So useful in rpg games !
    I'm loving it [​IMG]
     
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    now i can finally play Tingle again
     

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