M3DS Simply Game/Card manager (M3S Commander)

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Mar 18, 2007
  1. TrolleyDave
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    Pics (click for full size image) (Pictures are from the R4 Commander but it's the same same program with a M3DS Simply skin)
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    I've written a handy utility for managing your MicroSD card for the M3DS Simply. It started out as a R4 manager but as they're the same product it works the same for the M3DS Simply. I've altered the program so that it's split into the M3S Commander and the R4 Commander, one has a M3DS Simply skin and one has a R4 skin obviously.

    If you're fed up of the hassles of trimming, copying, save game management etc. then give this a try.

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    This is V1.09, the final release of V1.XX of M3S Commander.

    Full Install Version
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Install.exe
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Install.zip
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Install.rar

    Upgrade Version
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Upgrade.exe
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Upgrade.zip
    http://www.dpgdownloads.com/trolleyguy/M3S....09.Upgrade.rar
     
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    Version 1.00 released! Yes the program is fully working! See the blog for details!

    Fixes for this build
    - Preview panel in skins tab works.
    - Fixed a problem with the MavisXP settings where
    it was starting 15 pages into the new files.
    - Fixed the MicroSD Card Drive and Free Space text
    fonts. Should look OK on other peoples machines and
    not just mine (noticed it on the Moddz.com pic!)

    Additions for this build
    - You can now assign an image to a NDS file or
    archive.
    - The game name now shows just the game name.
    The software house and cartridge publisher have
    been moved to seperate labels.
    - The skin preview box now informs you if files
    are missing from the archive.
    - You can now display a preview JPG file from
    within a skin archive.
    - The utils tab now displays the output paths on
    the MicroSD card and details on how to change
    them.
     
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    nice looking tool, if you could add looking into sub directorys for the backups/mp3 that would be nice, and make things a little more lazy for me lol

    cool app
     
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    In what way with the games? Do you mean a seperate folder for each game and save? The best I could do for MP3s is to put in an option to create a folder of the same name off the mp3 directory.
     
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    it seems like a nice program. thanks for it in advance.
    another thinkg...
    does it include the ability to transform saves from R4 saves to other formats (say .dat)?
    if not is it something that you can add?
    thanks
     
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    It's not something I was thinking of adding as the program is a card manager for the R4/M3 Simply.
     
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    V1.01 released!

    V1.01
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    - Increased size of file list in Backups, DPGs and Skins tabs.
    - Added ability to copy DPG archive.
    - Fixed negative and false numbers in Free Space text.
    - Changed all fonts to Arial and Comic to make it more standard.
    - Now checks to see if the Backups, DPG, MP3 or Skins directories don't exist anymore and reports an error if they don't.
    - Added rounded trimmed size
    - If a backup has a picture set it now displays a thumbnail in the information panel.
    - If you click on a file list box you can then use the up and down cursor keys to move through the list.
    - Now supports PNG format for Backups images.
    - Now shows space saved if rom is trimmed.
     
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    V1.03 released! Selectable multi-language support from within the utils tab and more! Changes below and as always the program is available for download from my blog.

    V1.03
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    - You can now delete a file from your backups collection from within the backups tab.
    - Didn't refresh the free space after deleting a file from the MicroSD card, fixed.
    - You can now remove directories from within the MicroSD tab.
    - You can now alter the output paths from the Utils tab.
    - Can now set pictures to be proportional or non-proportional by ticking a checkbox.
    - Added ability to hotswap languages. Now displays all ini files in sub-folder
    LANGUAGE.R4C of R4/M3S Commander folder. Double clicking on ini file changes the
    language.
    - Added Delete File to COMMON section of language.ini file.
    - Added Remove Directory to the MICROSD section of the language.ini file.
    - Added MICROSD section to language.ini file.
    - Added Apply and Cancel to COMMON section of language.ini file.
    - Added Edit Paths to UTILS section of language.ini file.
    - Added Add All and MP3 Details translation variables to MP3S section of language.ini
    file.
    - Added Install This Game to the HBGAMES section of language.ini file.
    - Added Language to UTILS section of language.ini file.
    - Fixed Using v1.02a Firmware not displaying translation from the language.ini file.
    - Fixed About tab not displaying translation from the language.ini file.
    - Fixed MicroSD Card tab not displaying translation from the language.ini file.
    - Increased size of some buttons and rearranged text to take into account various
    languages.
     
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    You should write a unified programme with both R4 and M3s templates / names with the ability to switch between them [​IMG]
     
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    For the mo I prefer having the 2 seperate programs, it makes it easier for the installs. Eventually I'll have one program that you set the version when you install it.
     
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    Added V1.04 to the site, now has online capabilities. Will automatically download an image for a game if one exists on the server. Also you can now download and install updates from inside the program rather than from the the blog.

    Also added 2 skins by TheNorwegianAgent added to the updates and pictures to the library for todays releases. Also for M3 Simply users V1.04 of the firmware.
     
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    You should ask for front page coverage on your major uploads
     
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    I didn't know I could do that, cheers fisch mate.
     
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    Sorry to do this to you folks but have also added v1.05a to the blog. It adds the ability to download DPG files and Podcasts from the Updates tab. Attempting to download them without v1.05a will cause the program to crash! Have also added Wii Bomberman Land trailer and DS-Life Episode 14 podcast.

    V1.05 Released!

    V1.05
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    - Now checks to see if the backup you're adding to the list is already in there and if it does it prompts for confirmation.
    - Added filtering to Updates list. You can now pick between All, Apps, Emus, Homebrew Games or Skins.
    - Fixed bug when downloading a skin update.
    - Added Show Preview button to updates list for previewing skins. You can now view a preview for a skin pack if it exists on the server.
    - Added All to the COMMON section of language.ini file.
    - Double clicking on the cartridge picture in the About tab swaps between R4 Commander and M3S Commander on the fly.
    - Now safe trims every rom by 255 bytes.
    - Added GBA-Temp to the WWW list.
    - Added Latin American and Spanish languages. Thanks go to omegakenshin and _GalForD_!
     
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    V1.06 Released!
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    - Now checks to see if the game you’re adding exists on the card and if it does it prompts for confirmation.
    - You can now select between different servers.
    - It now displays proper names instead of file names in the Emulators, Applications, Homebrew Games and Updates tabs.
    - When installing the backups list it now displays a status box with the information in it.
    - Fixed a bug where it loaded translations into the wrong strings in the Applications Tab.
    - Added ability to download DPG and MP3 files as update packs. Also installs them to the currently set directories in the respective tabs.
    - Refined HTTP download procedure.
    - Moved some things around.
    - Removed some now redundant things.
    - Now searches for and copies over gbaframe.bmp found in any skin archive. Does not work for themes.
    - Added Dutch translations. Thanks go to Gerard Terbeke.
    - Refined NFO file structure, automatically updates old files.
     
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    V1.08 Released! Anyone who had a problem installing should find this version works fine (no more missing files errors!) as it now uses a proper installation routine! As far as I can tell it's now 100% bug-free so there won't be any releases for a little while.

    As usual the upgrades are on the blog.

    Changes/Fixes for V1.08
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    V1.08
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    - Put latest firmwares into the installation and update SNemulDS and ComicBookDS to latest versions.
    - Fixed a problem with the window title.
    - Program now uses an installation exe.
    - Fixed a bug where firmwares weren't unpacked.
    - Fixed a bug where if a NDS file had a corrupt header the program would crash.
    - Fixed a really stupid bug where the splash screen would stay open if the first file in the backups list was a zip file that contained a file with the extension .nds that wasn't actually a backup.
    - No longer crashes if you change the installation directory. Now takes whatever directory the exe was started in rather than the directory R4/M3S Commander was very first run in.
    - Fixed bug that caused it to crash if no firmware, emulator, application or homebrew game, installation files were found.
     
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    All these packs added to the downloadable updates list! Thanks go to Banjo!

    App Packs
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    CheckNDS v2.0
    DSLiveWeather 24/01/07
    DSO Bible Reader Plugin
    DSOrganize 2.61
    Flashcard Icon M3 Logo
    Flashcard Icon NDS Logo
    GBA-Switch 24/01/07
    Warcraft Tower Defense

    Emu Packs
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    FrodoDS 05/03/07
    ZXDS 0.0.4 Alpha 1

    HBG Packs
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    ArcomageDS v0.99
    ChaosDS 10.07.06
    DrugWarsDS v1.52
    International Karate DS
    ScummVM-DS V0.9.1a
    VirusDS 26/03/07
    Warcraft.Tower.Defense v0.4 beta
    Word Up 04/09/06
    EYEQ v0.1
    Powder v0.83
     
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    As V2.0 of R4/M3S Commander is nearing a release I thought I'd release a final update of V1.XX which is now up to V1.09. The program now uses a release database to get the names of games and also uses the same engine as V2.0 for it's boxarts/screenshots so pictures should be up to date.

    V1.09
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    - WWW browser now uses a drop down list instead of scrolling through 1 by 1.
    - Increased the size of the window and all file browsers.
    - Added boxart engine from R4 Commander V2.0.
    - Now uses release database to pull names from.
    - Added .7Z support.
     

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