nds-bootstrap loader: Run commercial NDS backups from an SD Card

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by shutterbug2000, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    SDK5 save support is planned.
    Also, you can use any cart with EEPROM of any size, for Solatorobo.
     
  2. soniccomcisbr

    soniccomcisbr GBAtemp Fan

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    I have only 2 carts now: Okamiden and Ouendan 2, any of them are eeprom.
     
  3. soniccomcisbr

    soniccomcisbr GBAtemp Fan

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    @Robz8 oh, by the way, there is any kind of list of games who need carts to save?
     
  4. Robz8

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    All SDK5 games.
     
  5. soniccomcisbr

    soniccomcisbr GBAtemp Fan

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    I really dont know what is SDK on nds, google dont helped me XD
     
  6. Robz8

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    Press SELECT on a game in TWLoader to show what SDK version a ROM uses.
     
  7. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Where i can find latest compiled for dsi?
     
  8. Robz8

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    nds-bootstrap v0.8.1

    What's new?
    • Cheat support added!
      DSiMenu++ will place the cheat code (Action Replay type) in the nds-bootstrap.ini file, if there's a cheat.xml file in `sd:/_nds`.
    • A donor ROM is no longer needed!
    Improvement
    • @profi200's SDMMC code from fastboot3DS is now used. As a result, load times are slightly improved.
    Bug fixes
    • Using the `Quick-start ROM` option in DSiMenu++ causes touch input to not work. This bug has been fixed, as touch input now works with the option enabled.
    • Fixed async prefetching trying to read outside of the ROM file. (Fixes Newer Super Mario Bros. (NSMB ROM hack) from crashing into the blue screen)
    • Some game compatibility have been fixed, after removing donor ROM feature.
    Regression
    • As donor ROM support has been removed, SDK3-4 (alongside SDK5) games will now need a donor cart with matching save type, in the DS card slot.
      Some SDK4 games, such as Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and the MegaMan StarForce games (2 & 3) will still save to SD card though.
     
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  10. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    so which sdk need donor cart on dsi and 3ds?
     
  11. seseiSeki

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    Is there a reason why donor ROM support has been removed? I mean, isn't saving to SD kinda a major point of nds-bootstrap? Or did things change and saving to SD is not in the scope of nds-bootstarp anymore?
     
  12. soniccomcisbr

    soniccomcisbr GBAtemp Fan

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    I will be sure to not update for now. I have only 2 nds carts here
     
  13. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    And my DSI used for hiyacfw have a broken cart port
     
  14. Robz8

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    Donor ROM was breaking compatibility with some games, due to the recent nds-bootstrap changes.
    Also, we're not dropping the feature save to SD, as we can still do that on SDK2 and some SDK4 games, and patches for SDK3-5 are planned.
    Donor ROM (aka MassCrassMethod) was a thing, only because save redirection patches for SDK3-4 weren't worked on (Donor ROM didn't work on SDK5, though).
     
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  15. soniccomcisbr

    soniccomcisbr GBAtemp Fan

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    I hope for these patches, but in my case and some other uses its better to skip these updates and wait some time
     
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  16. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Wich bootstrap with donor ROM support are better for DSI and 3ds?
     
  17. seseiSeki

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    Thank you for your answer. I'm glad to hear, that a better way of saving to SD is being worked on.
    Just something by the way. how many SDK versions are there? Is five the last one, or are there even more?
     
  18. Robz8

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    5 is the last one.
     
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  19. SCOTT0852

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    3, 4, and 5. Before donor rom removal, 3 and 4 could use the donor rom to save (5 still needed donor cart).
    The last one that actually had it (0.8) It has both DSi and 3DS support, so that's not an important factor.
     
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  20. laharl22

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    it will take longtime for save patch for sdk 3 4 and 5?
     
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