Moonshell 2 FAQ, Guide and Index

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    Moonshell 2 FAQ, Guide, and Index
    by KingdomBlade​


    I will begin to give everything you probably need to know about Moonshell 2.


    Rules are:

    1. No spamming
    2. No flaming
    3. If I have missed anything, be patient and I will add it.


    Table of Contents

    About Moonshell 2
    Setup Guide/Instructions
    Wallpaper Making Guide
    Tips and Tricks
    Bugs, Limitations, and Troubleshooting
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Splash Animations and Sound Effects
    Thread References



    About Moonshell

    Moonshell 2 is by far the most advanced media player for the DS. This application is the successor to the original Moonshell. The author of this application is called Moonlight (or Infinite Paralyser originally). Moonshell 2 currently supports the following file formats:
    -Music Formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, M4A, AAC, WMA, TTA, MID, RCP, R36
    -DPG encoded video
    -MOD formats: MOD, IT, MTM, S3M, XM, 669, MED, STM, AMF, GDM, ULT, UNI, ASY, IMF, OKT, STX
    -Chiptune formats: SPC, NSF, GBS, HES, AY, SAP, KSS
    -Playlist formats: M3U, WPL
    -Picture formats: JPG, BMP, GIF (non-animated), PNG, PSD
    -Text Files


    Setup Guide/Instructions

    To install Moonshell 2, first, download the package. Then, extract the package with an archiving utility. The most commonly used are 7-zip, WinRAR, and WinZip. You should extract it to somewhere with easy access such as the desktop. Then DLDI patch it if needed. (I turns out that this is the only application that needs DLDI patching with the TTDS). Insert the Micro SD Adapter into a USB port. Copy the moonshl2 folder onto the root of your Micro SD Card, and place the monnshl2.nds anywhere on your Micro SD card.After that, safely remove the hardware, and open your DS. Open Moonshell 2 now, then it will automatically prompt you to change the language. If you need to change it later, just open Languageselect.exe from you computer. To install Moonshell 2 as your R4's default media player, rename moonshl2.nds into _DS_MSHL.nds To set it as your CycloDS default media player, create an new folder on the root of you card called moonshl. Then rename moonshl2.nds into Moonshell.nds. It will can now be accessed from the center button.

    Keys

    Keys


    Tips and Tricks


    Tips and Tricks


    How to Make a Wallpaper

    How to make a Wallpaper


    Bugs and Limitations

    Bugs and Limitations


    Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ


    Splash Animations and Sound Effects

    Splash Animations / Sound Effects / Wallpapers



    References

    Moonshell 2 translation thread
    GBAtemp Wiki
    Commercial ROM Loading with MoonShell 2 & YSMenu Guide
    Commercial Rom Loading with Acekard 2i Guide Toolkit(includes, DPGenc, Skintool, Make splash.. etc.)
    M3 Sakura Skin Tester (Although made for M3 Sakura, will work for Moonshell 2. For screenshots, go here.)
    Videos on Moonshell with BatchDPG Guide
    Wikipedia entry.
    Video conversion on Mac

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  2. antonkan

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    Good work KingdomBlade! I'll contact a moderator that this topic needs to pinned, so your topic will become as a sticky topic!
     
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    Awesome collection of skins. [​IMG]
     
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    I told you, I didn't make them, I just indexed them. The only one I made is the last one.
     
  5. KingdomBlade
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    Updated with a new one I found in Devianart.
     
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    Bump! You rock man, i was thinking we needed something like his with that wallpaper one sitting up there, and you even found a couple i didn't know were here. Good Job man thanks for your hard work.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. KingdomBlade
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    Uploaded and updated with the default one and the ones found in the package in case anyone wants them.

    Still googling for skins.
     
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    Updated with a very old one. Could a mod please pin this?
     
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    This is a good topic good work in making it
     
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    Keep doing this, awesome work!
     
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    Updated with an update to my abstract skin.
     
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    Great work KingdomBlade!
    Btw, Janouis has released a newer version of the Pokemon skin.
     
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    You'll need to update SE7EN's download link.

    Newest version is 0.7!

    oh, and someone please bump that thread.
     
  14. KingdomBlade
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    That is already the latest version.

    EDIT:Added a completely new section.
     
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    Can you add my God of War Skin and FFXIII Versus Screens... Thanks!!! btw nice thread.. keep it up!! [​IMG]
     
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    Updated with God of War, and FFXIII Versus.
     
  17. KingdomBlade
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    TONS of updates. I will transform this from a skin index, to a full, Index, Faq and Guide. I will ask a mod to change the Topic Title soon, after I finish the Faq and Guide parts.
     
  18. TheDestroyer

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    Mind by asking, but what splash animations do? You might want to include that on faq and guide part.. [​IMG]
     
  19. KingdomBlade
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    When moonshell 2 boots up, there's like a splash animation, right? As in the one with the wavy loading line. Well, splash animations change them.
     
  20. BoxShot

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    Splash animations = the animation you see on the top screen during boot up and disk check (if you have that on).