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    @Robz8 and @shutterbug2000 have just put out an impressive new release of nds-bootstrap. Titled the D(i)rectors' Cut, it adds DSi Mode support to the homebrew project, letting you run both DSi-exclusive games and DSiWare titles seamlessly through your Nintendo 3DS. The update supports all five of the DSi exclusive games that released during the system's lifespan, and it works with many DSiWare games, though currently, some aren't compatible due to the fact that the save function for DSiWare games doesn't work yet. TWiLight Menu++ has also been updated to v20.0.0, (update: a further bugfix now brings it to 20.0.1!) adding the Directors' Cut, as well as some nice optimizations. Both updates are available on their respective GitHub pages, linked below, along with their official GBAtemp discussion threads.

    :download: nds-bootstrap update
    :discuss: nds-bootstrap discussion thread

    :download: TWiLight Menu++ update
    :discuss: TWiLight Menu++ discussion thread


     
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  3. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL
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    Thanks for posting this!
    I feel proud making an achievement as big as this.

    btw, the latest TWiLight Menu++ version is v20.0.1, which fixes some bugs left in v20.0.0.
     
  4. godreborn

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    And to think I just backed up my micro-sd card not to long ago. :P

    I have the updater installed, and it's very fast at updating now.
     
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    What's the advantage over the DSi games that were previously converted to .cia?
     
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    Those are DSiWare, and the advantage is that the 40 title limit and TWLNAND size limit are worked around.
     
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    It also brings cheat support, language/region settings, and multiple saves (not yet), afaik those can't easily be done as installed DSiWare
     
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    Four Swords?
    Does that mean we can now run it as .nds or are we still locked to .cia?
     
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    Four Swords works. Not sure about multiplayer though.
     
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    Four Swords Anniversary?
    I was asking about the DSiWare title running as .nds
     
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    Yes, it works as .nds, though saving currently doesn't work.
     
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    Oh neat! Thanks!
    Will surely update and give it a whirl :D
     
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    I haven't really checked up on all this for some time now, but does this mean I can now enable DS⁽ⁱ⁾ enhancements on DS⁽ⁱ⁾-Enhanced games when using something like a DSTWO flashcart?
     
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    Partially. The only flashcard you can use DS⁽ⁱ⁾ mode with, is the R4 Ultra. Otherwise, you can only use the console's SD card.
     
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    So basically just run the games off SD card with Twilight Menu and such to get DS⁽ⁱ⁾ mode to work. Does this only work on the 3DS or can this also work on the DSi/XL?
     
  17. Robz8

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    It works on all 3DS and DSi consoles.
     
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    Alright, thanks for answering!
     
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    Are DSi systems able to pull through the DS-Mode aswell? Or they just run at standard?
     
  20. Robz8

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    DS mode has worked for a while. DS⁽ⁱ⁾ mode was recently added, and required more functions to patch, as well as setting the correct MBK flags from the ROM header.
     
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    I slipped on the keyboard and you are right, I was refering to the DS⁽ⁱ⁾ mode. I will understand from the comment it is indeed working except that save functionality which I am sure you guys have in target and have the know how to clear, so congratulations on achieving this huge milestone on your project.

    I would also like to thank you for all these years of effort and passion you guys put through like you do because this is what is pushing the whole scene forwards. Without you, without projects like this, without people with the curiosity to dwell, the passion to pull through and the guts to come public with your findings (where applicable) without expecting anything from anyone aside of the sense of accomplishment when you do something no one never dared to try before, without any of that no scene could be possible whatsoever.

    You guys rock. Keep being just like you are.
     
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