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

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  1. Robz8

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  3. Eeveekid

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    is there a way to fix thlse random crashes from pokemon storm silver?
     
  4. Robz8

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    If you have the ROM hack in xdelta format, AP-patch the clean ROM first.
     
  5. raxadian

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    Does this work on Luma?
     
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    @Robz8 i just read your post here about widescreen cheat, an external .bin file that enable the ROM to run in widescreen without modifying the rom itself...

    Im just curious,
    Since widescreen hack is a cheat code (and now has its own .bin cheat file that is also loaded upon running a ROM)

    Do you think its possiible to do the same method on other cheat code specifically AP codes for those rom that are AP protected, since AP patch is also a cheat code? (Rather than injecting the AP patch code to rom itself that causes the actual rom to be modified).

    To make it short, will it possible to create .bin file containing AP patches instead of the widescreen patch?
     
  8. Dartz150

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    I have a question regarding the latest version. Is needed to provide the AP patches manually? Or will them be included with TM++ installation?
     
  9. themanuel

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    Related to the question above, the expected format of the patches is *.ips but the patches linked from the first post are "xdelta".
    Do they need to be converted somehow?
     
  10. ThoD

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    Patches that are .ips are mostly for GBA, but they work just as fine for any NDS games that use them, the patcher works with both as long as they are for NDS games, so don't worry.
     
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  11. godreborn

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    iirc, @Robz8 , said that he would not include ap patches in twilight menu++. the tool in the preservation thread should have most of them.
     
  12. Robz8

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    I said they wouldn't be included in nds-bootstrap.
    The next version of TWLMenu++ will have AP-patches included.
     
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  13. godreborn

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    ah, my bad. sorry about that.
     
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    Excellent news, I'll need to get clean roms again :D
     
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    Awesome development with the on-the-fly patching, and the patches included in TM++.
    Thanks!

    By the way:
    Once I have the latest TM++ and nds-bootstrap with AP set up, will the AP-patching work with forwarded CIA's as well?
     
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  16. Robz8

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    No, as the forwarder CIAs do not write the path of the .ips file to nds-bootstrap's .ini file.
     
  17. themanuel

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    I see, but can’t the path to a folder with all the ips files be set up once in the ini file, and then both launch methods will work? I’m obviously showing my lack of familiarity with the process so thank you for your patience.
     
  18. GameBoyColor

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    Is there a list of what games require L to be held down when booting?

    And on that subject, is there a way to bypass having to hold down L?
     
  19. seseiSeki

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    The easiest way to bypass the "hold L thing" is telling Robz which game requires holding L. The next TWLMenu update will automatically do that for you.

    And, no there is no list, because Robz needs people to tell him which games need the "hold L thing" in order to add them to an internal list that does the thing holding L does automatically.

    Correct me, if I'm wrong, but that's what I understood.
     
  20. Robz8

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    v0.24.0

    What's new?
    • retail: Every file in NitroFS are now LZ77-compressed to achieve a file size similar to previous nds-bootstrap versions!
    • ROMs with encrypted secure area, now boot, by decrypting it on-the-fly!
      Examples are ROMs dumped from Wii U VC, and DSiWare (which still don't boot).
    • hb: LZ77-compressed Sega Gen/MD and SNES ROMs can now be booted! (Requires `.lz77.gen` extension for Gen/MD ROMs, and `.lz77.smc` or `.lz77.sfc` extension for SNES ROMs.)
      Good for if you want to save space on your DSi's SD card.
    Bug fixes
    • Korg DS-10+ Synthesizer now works on retail DSi models again.
    • Fixed support for AP-patched M&L: Bowser's Inside Story.
    • The nds-bootstrap screen now fades in/out, instead of cutting in/out.
     
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