M3 V27

By czw, Sep 5, 2006 7,121 37 0

  1. czw

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    heya! Thanks HEAPS czw for the news!

    Just wanna say, that i finally got my M3 Lite =D

    So when i got it ilke 6hrs ago, i updated it to v26, and yes, Castlevania Intro was choppy and slowed down with my 1gb Sandisk MicroSD.
    But with this one - it is perfect - no slow down at all!!
    Havn't tried any other games, but i think if castlevania intro was bad in v26 and now is perfect in v27, can presume that all other games will play perfectly =)

    Otherwise, the m3 lite is a great product! Really happy now ^.^
     
  3. Mucuna

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    My moment of Conspiracy:

    Well, the crews of M3, G6, SC, etc already know about the Castlevania Intro test.

    They can concentrate efforts to create a firmware update that make their devices pass *just* the Castlevania test.:-D

    Creating the illusion that the games will run perfectly just because the castlevania video is ok.
     
  4. jumpman17

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    Whats with the folder called "BACKING"?
     
  5. TyrianCubed

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    there are 2 skins inside the BACKING folder, one form New SMB and the other one from FF III. They look very nice!
    Anyway from what I tried Starfox Command now plays fine when patched in FAST mode (tried 4x-reset-no trim) and the read/write speed of the SD card is better now. I've noticed it when I rebooted by DS to save the game, it did it faster than before.
     
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    I don't know where those list of fixes came from but on the Chinese GBalpha site it's the following:

    1. "0547 - Chou Soujuu Mecha MG" is now transferred properly and works.
    2. "0540 - Starfox Command (U)" can now be used with Fast Boot mode.
    3. Improved the read speed of 4x DMA. If a game supports it, a ROM written in 4x DMA mode will be read at 8x speed.
     
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    It seems have bug in Internal Moonshell.
    If you have problem,go to gba mode and update your firmware again.
     
  8. zekerz

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    I've just got myself a M3Lite, can someone please tell me which file I should download to update it?
    And how about that Internal Moonshell, how does it work? And what are it's features?
    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, 8x DMA Read Speed. Can anyone verify this? [​IMG]
     
  11. Solidstate

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    My M3 lite is due to arrive any day now. In the meantime I've been using my 2gig Sandisk Transflash in its SD caddy in my side loading SD M3.

    I can confirm that the Castlevania intro now runs glitchfree on my card. Its a bog standard 2gig Sandisk Transflash (not an extra fast one). I had to delete my existing Castlevania and reflash it using the V27 Pc software to get the speed enhancement.

    This is excellent news as it shows that the standard 2gig Sandisk transflash is fast enough.
     
  12. czw

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    if add 8x DMA,there are too many option to choose.
    so M3 offical hidden 8x DMA.
    if that game support 8x DMA,when you choose 4x DMA then GM will auto convert it in 8x DMA.
     
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    Where did you get your 2GB MicroSD from? And how much?

    The only place I seen it is at the Verizon Wireless store for $99.99, which is a big price tag for only 2GB... I have seen 1GB microSD for $35... [​IMG]
     
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    So you would have to re-patch your ROMs with GM V27...
    in addition, you theoritically wouldn't know which ROMs load @ 8x compared to 4x... there is no way of knowing if it's running at 4x or 8x... [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed. But if you're already fine with the way games run, you wouldn't need to re-patch them, do you? [​IMG]

    Anyway, I've had no slowdowns at all with my M3 and 1GB Infinite SD card so far even before this upgrade.
     
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    Where did you get your 2GB MicroSD from? And how much?

    The only place I seen it is at the Verizon Wireless store for $99.99, which is a big price tag for only 2GB... I have seen 1GB microSD for $35...[/quote]

    That's about how much I've seen them online. I found them by using www.pricewatch.com & www.ebay.com After shipping it comes about to about $100. It's expensive, but I don't want to fumble with different cards. I got my 2GB MiniSD for $65, and it's already $45 right now. I hope that if I wait about 4 weeks, there will be more reviews of M3L and it's homebrew / compatability and hopefully there will be more companies releasing 2GB MicroSD cards, hopefully in Ultra models too.

    In addition, has anyone tested the M3L + v27 with Final Fantasy III?

    ejx982
     
  17. vancitypimp

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    Yup, now Castlevania seems to run with no slowdown on a OCZ 133x 2GB SD Card where before it would stutter in parts. Had to reflash it to get the speed up.
     
  18. Topsy

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    That is AWESOME! Thanks! I just bought a 2 GB micro Sandisk off eBay too, but was starting to get worried it would slow down with my M3 Lite... Thanks for the post again!
     
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