Moonshell wont run on my R4

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  1. SlyT
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    Right, R4 arrived today, so now proud owner of R4 and SCDS1. [​IMG]

    Installed firmware 1.08 (latest) - installed fine, games work etc etc

    HOWEVER, the media icon didnt work. [​IMG]

    So I downloaded the installer for Moonshell 1.71 and installed that (yes I deleted the old version, and yes I renamed the file to _DS_MSHL.NDS)

    Whenever I click on the Media icon, both screens go blank.

    Anyone got any ideas ? [​IMG]

    Cheers

    SlyT
     
  2. Shelleeson

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    i'm here....silly.
    did you add the moonshell folder as well with all the stuff in there along with it
     
  3. GBA_Temper

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    Do that ^^ before posting lol [​IMG]
     
  4. SlyT
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    Yep there is a moonshl folder or something like that in the root of the SD card


    EDIT: yep its called moonshl
     
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    update*
     
  6. lagman

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    Did you select the right version of Moonshell?
    The moonshell installer is kinda nuts, so you may want to check again.
     
  7. SlyT
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    here is a screenie of the settings i chose

    [​IMG]
     
  8. fischju_original

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    It could be Vista
     
  9. SlyT
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    Really ?

    The initial kernal version was drag and drop with no exe files to run on the OS. (as in the one that is in 1.08)

    Same problem with that one too [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe try disabling resume function? And if that doesn't work try to only copy the simple .ini file with default settings only.
     
  11. SlyT
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    Ok, tried both (simple ini and no resume or bookmark)

    ran as admin on vista so full rights there

    still nowt [​IMG]

    just goes "game loading" then screens go blank

    Like I say, did this with the 1.08 version of moonshell that is just drag and drop [​IMG]
     
  12. Regiiko

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    I'd recommend trying on Windows XP.

    Vista is horrible :/
     
  13. SlyT
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    Ill try, but like I say, that wouldnt explain why yhe precompiled version included in 1.08 didnt work eaither

    Is it possible i have a fake cart

    SlyT
     
  14. Regiiko

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    It's possible, but who on earth would want to manafacture fake R4 carts? You'd make much more profit just by mass buying R4s from the factory & then selling them.
     
  15. 4saken

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    The people who made the R4 N-cards [​IMG]
     
  16. SlyT
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    Just read what an R4 fake is, so its defo not that, mine is the black R4 + Silver Transflash reader and Blue holder thingy. Not rebranded NCard.

    So deffo not that [​IMG]

    Really annoying me now...
     
  17. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    So you're sure you downloaded a full 1.08 ENG released firmware and unzipped everything to the root of your MicroSD?

    Cos there are two versions
    1) without moonshell
    2) with moonshell, precompiled and definitely running on R4.

    The difference in the two versions is about 4-5mb, e.g. the one that's in my FAQ is the smaller version to save website bandwidth costs
     
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  19. SlyT
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    Ok, Ill try grabbing a new version (I was 100% but Im prepared to try anything or retry if it ends up working!) - I got the one off the MavisXP mirror I think (r4 site was down last night)

    - On a side note, the _DS_MSHL.NDS file does actually run if I launch it from the games menu...

    The plot thickens...
     
  20. iamwhoiam

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    Ha, well that is strange. Anyways, please report your findings, because it might be that you have a faulty R4. But if reading roms work, then I wouldn't see why moonshell doesn't.