M3i Zero/M3DS Real three-core version 2.1 Released

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  1. dsrules
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    Warning: I got a "Save data file Format error!" when loading games that has existing .SAV file (.SAV files created with Sakura) from the Main Menu (it'll create a new sav file regardlessly), and your old save file will become useless (if this happens, use Sakura's save restore function to restore your previous save) backup your saves before install this to your microsd
    The Main Menu's game engine is based on the Sav File Corruption version of an older Sakura 1.45, do not boot existing games from the Main Menu if you don;t want to corrupt your old Sav file.


    http://www.gbalpha.cn/China/gbalpha_downlo...asp?SoftID=2974
    or
    http://www.handheldsources.com/M3DS/Download_M3DSR.html

    M3i Zero/M3DS Real three-core version 2.1 upgrade with BootMenu Quick Start instructions


    1, installation and start -

    The first step update to download

    Go to (http://www.gbalpha.cn/China/GBalpha_Download/soft_index.asp)
    Download the latest version of the "M3i Zero / Real three-core version of system upgrade," or "DSM video conversion software, cherry three-core version", after downloading, please extract the files.

    The second step install the new kernel file

    Method 1: Automatic installation. Please use "DSM video conversion software, cherry three-core version" in the "Install Sakura version" feature to automatically install M3SAKURA system upgrade three-core version of the microSD card.

    Method 2: Manually install. The "SYSTEM" folder, copy all the information together with the internal microSD card's root directory to complete the installation of the kernel system.
    Note: If you choose to decompress, "extracted to a folder," may lead to the extracted file directory with a new layer path, so be sure to confirm "SYSTEM" folder on the first layer is the path all the necessary file, otherwise it will lead to M3i Zero/M3DS Real were unable to find system files.


    Second, three systems for the first time to start

    1, M3i Zero/M3DS Real 2.1 system integrates M3SARKUA and TouchPod systems, when you first start will enter BootMenu main interface, the user can boot according to their need to set the default to start after the operating system. In the "System Settings" in the "System Startup" tab where you'd like direct access to the operating system, the next boot BootMenu the main interface will no longer appear, if one wants to re-enter BootMenu interface, please boot NDS hold "A "button.

    2, the initial entry BootMenu system, the system uses the default interface skin, programs, and the interface "Recent games" and the "game shortcut" icon name is empty, if we start the SD card directly in the BootMenu stored games or set up the game and other software, a quick start mode, select NDS under the bottom of the screen icon in the middle of entering extended mode of operation.

    3, for the first time into the TouchPod original language version is displayed when the system selection menu, the next start of this menu is also no longer displayed.

    4, M3SAKURA the system starts, immediately press and hold L + R + A + B 4 keys, you can initialize all the settings so that cherry. This situation is suitable to solve some reason M3SAKURA system can not boot normally (such as the disk check errors and other problems led the system can not be started M3SAKURA case).

    3, BootMenu interface instructions

    1, BootMenu main interface layout and operation of

    On the screen:
    In quartz display the current time and the calendar this month, if the date and time is incorrect, please re-set the NDS system date and time. Status bar shows clock timing mode.

    Next screen:
    The first line of icons, "the latest game", where display pen point or press A key to start the game directly to the candidate box, "a recent game" icon, press the SELECT key to enter "the latest game" list will show all recent the history of the game to run. Such as "the latest game" icon is empty, pen points, or press the A button will open the SD card into the expansion mode of operation.

    Select the icon to start the second row "M3SAKURA" system or "TouchPod" system, pen points, the corresponding icon or move the candidate box press A button to select, will launch the system of hope.
    * Not in BootMenu the "System Settings" function module in the "System Startup" tab set the default boot system, then shut down and then soft reset to start or return to the game when they will enter BootMenu interface

    Icon to display the third line has been set for "game shortcut" icon, if displayed or press the A key point pen directly to start the game, such as the shortcut is empty, will open the SD card into the expansion mode of operation.
    * Be set to a shortcut of the game software will not be displayed in the "last game" icon in the

    Small icon at the bottom of
    Sun icon: Adjust the backlight brightness NDSL console (NDS / NDSi host invalid)
    NDS icon: Open storage of the contents of the SD card here
    Set icon: enter setup interface

    2, System Settings interface layout and operation of
    Skin selection: Select the skin thematic programs
    System Startup: Set the system boot directly to start (the default boot system)
    * If you want to enter the BootMenu interface, please NDS boot holding down the "A" button.
    Language Settings: Select interface language

    * System Settings interface only supports touch operation, press B button to return to the main interface BootMenu

    3, extended operations (file list screen)
    BootMenu file list screen displays the current directory folders and can support the file list.

    Basic shortcut keys:
    Up and down arrow keys: Change directory area and the file list area
    List of files in the current directory move files line by line, the candidate frame
    Left arrow keys: In the Directory area, select Folder Contents
    A button: Run Game
    B button: Back to the main interface BootMenu
    Y button: Set the current candidates for the game box to the main interface shortcuts
    X key: Set the current parameters of the candidate box game options
    L / R button: quick tabbed browsing game files

    Game Setting Menu
    Icon 1: Edit the current game cheat options (if any)
    Icon 2: In order to present the game to add a new cheat file
    Icon 3: Select a GBA game and the current NDS Game linkage
    Icon 4: Create three sets of real-time archive files (multiple sets of real-time archiving function is activated to start)
    Other options set to see the interface for the text description, up and down arrow keys to scroll through menus, touch pen click to select the corresponding option is set to run and press A key to direct the game, press B key to return to the game file list menu.
     


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    your link is dead

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    thanks for the info!
    really looking forward for the new firmware
     
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    Hopefully this'll make more sense when you actually are using it.

    (Bad translation is bad [​IMG])
     
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    Works fine for me ^-^ It even still works with the Tri-Boot (through Sakura of course)
     
  7. MasterMan

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    How come it uses M3Sakura 1.44? My Assassin's Creed 2 rom has no icon. Glory of Heracles doesn't boots.
    I'll stick with M3Sak 1.45 4th for now.
     
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    wouldnt you have to change the name, now that is four loader when you also add itouch?
     
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    Yeah I think I should change the name sometime, it's more of a quad-boot. I am going to send in a request to change the title of the post
     
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    I'm in disbelief [​IMG]

    This is the first time they've ever stuck with an announced release date!
     
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    Yeah, remember when the M3i Zero was coming out it came out like months after its announced release date. And so did its firmware updater for it to work on 1.4. And I bet there where many more times than that.
     
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    I posted this, the very Minute they posted it on their china website right after posting the Sakura 1.45 5th edition news, guess they changed the url later or something [​IMG]
    url fixed..

    some of the features that I like so far:
    1. able to display Internal Game Name
    2. able to display long cheat descriptions
    3. able to quick boot 2 games from the Main menu with Internal name displayed (a big A+)

    other features that needs more work:
    1. pushing X on a game that's on the most recent 5 games playlist or from the Main Boot Menu will not take you to the Game Setup menu for some games (ex. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3)
    2. pushing X on any of the big empty box might lost control of everything
    3. only able to push Select on the top Big Box to display the most recent 5 games played, but not on the Bottom Big Box (only able to display 1 game)
    4. Light setting is kinda messed up, if you change your light setting to Level 1, the next time you boot up the menu, it'll save as Level 2, if set to lv3, it'll save as lv4, if set as lv4, it'll save as lv1
    5. not able to change different cheat files on some games, for example: if the default cheat file is cheat_ENG.db, on some games it can't change the cheat file to cheat.db
    6. cheat filename on the Top Screen doesn't support long file names

    Major bug:
    1. if a game already has a SAV file prior to using the new boot menu , running that game from the Main Menu will corrupt the SAV file, (check first post on how to restore the old SAV)
     
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    There were many other times, long before the M3i Zero was released. But congrats to the M3 team for being on schedule for once!
     
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    I have to add one thing, I am not sure how many people still care about GBA games, but you can't load GBA games directly from this new menu nor can you run GBA Explore from this menu.
    But on the other hand you still have Sakura and Touchpad (iTouchDS if you are using the Quad-Boot) to run the GBA games and GBA explore off of. Just wanted to share that with everyone ^-^
     
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    but why did they bring out another firmware for? im not complaining just asking.
     
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    now to get some skins on this awesome piece of firmware
     
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    From what I can tell this doesn't have auto dldi integrated yet. I tried a couple homebrews neither worked. My first was dskiosk which gave a black screen, and my second was still alive ds which told me I needed to dldi patch it.

    Hopefully this is just because it's in beta.

    EDIT:

    I have had the save problem dsrules mentioned a couple times, it seems to happen randomly. Some games have their saves replaced, some don't.
     
  18. dsrules
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    more features need to be fix:

    1. not able to change different cheat files on some games, for example: if the default cheat file is cheat_ENG.db, on some games it can't change the cheat file to cheat.db

    2. cheat file name on the Top Screen doesn't support long file names

    @DeltaBurnt, do you remember which games you ran that the Sav files didn't get replaced? I want to try it out. Out of all the games in my Microsd that already has an existing Sav file created with Sakura will corrupt if run from the Main menu. If the Sav is created from the Main Menu then it'll load fine on both.
     
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    The only game I had a save problem on was Glory of Heracles, I had to delete the save to make it work
     
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    So in order to play games on the new loader, you need to delete the .sav file?
     

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