Ok, so my DSTT's here...

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Oct 20, 2008

Ok, so my DSTT's here... by ScorchD62 at 10:11 PM (1,717 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. ScorchD62
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    Newcomer ScorchD62 Newbie

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    I downloaded the stuff from my last topic that people suggested, sorry I didn't say thanks then, so thanks now [​IMG]

    Anyway, I have a file called, "eng" that has a TTMenu folder and a TTMenu page with a notepad thing on it. But I also have another file called, "[1766]NDSTT_V1.08eng_PREVIEW" that contains the same things. Does it matter which one is put on the SD card? I also have the Moonshell folder, but I dont have any questions on it.

    Also, if I decide to use the YSMenu instead, I just remove the TTMenu one from the SD Card and replace it with YSMenu right? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. snowman62

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    If you want the TT Menu, then just extract everything in the 'eng' folder into the root of your micro SD.

    As for YSMenu, after you download it, you will get 6 files. You can just delete the akextract.exe (don't need it).
    Open ysmenu.ini and you will see two lines like this near the top: LITERALS=LITERALS_JPN
    ;LITERALS=LITERALS_ENG

    You want it to look like this: ;LITERALS=LITERALS_JPN
    LITERALS=LITERALS_ENG

    (Unless you WANT it to be in japanese... in that case don't change anything in that file)

    To get YSMenu to work, you will need the notepad thing from TTMENU (should be called TTMENU.dat). Drag the ttextract.exe to the same folder as TTMENU.dat and run it. You will get two new files. Drag those along with ysmenu.nds and ysmenu.ini into the root folder of your micro SD. Rename ysmenu.nds to TTMENU.DAT and you're finished.
     
  3. ScorchD62
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    Thanks, I'm gonna try that out in a bit, as soon as I finish some work. Thanks again (b^_^)b
     
  4. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If you're going to use YSMenu, I would recommend installing it in addition to (rather than in place of) TTMenu since YSMenu doesn't always run homebrew or download play the same as TTMenu. The two menus can exist just fine on the same microSD card, and you can switch back and forth between them. Here's how.

    First install the latest official TTMenu: [*]Download the latest firmware (currently 1.15).[*]Unzip the firmware archive. It should have a file named TTMENU.DAT and a folder named TTMENU (which will contain a bunch of files). Sometimes the TTMENU.DAT file and TTMENU folder are within another folder named "eng". Drag TTMENU.DAT and the TTMENU folder onto your microSD card.[*]Make a new folder on your microSD card called "games."[*]Put two or three .nds files into the "games" folder.[*]Remove the microSD card from your PC. Make sure you always use the "safely remove hardware" to remove the microSD card.[*]Insert your DSTT into your NDS. Insert the microSD into your DSTT. You should get to a menu with your games in it. Click on a game to run it.To install YSMenu for DSTT:[*]Make sure you have the newest version of YSMenu (currently YSMenu0810211800).[*]Unzip the YSMenu archive.[*]Create a folder named "YSMenu" on your microSD drive.[*]Place a copy of "TTMENU.DAT" from the official TTMenu menu into the same folder as the "ttextract.exe" program on your PC. Run "ttextract.exe" on your PC. Place the two resulting files ("ttdldi.dat" and "ttpatch.dat") into the "YSMenu" folder on your microSD card.[*](a) If you want YSMenu to be your default menu, rename "TTMENU.DAT" that is on your microSD to "TTMenu.nds", then place a copy of "YSMenu.nds" on the root (top level) of your microSD card. Make a copy of "YSMenu.nds" named "TTMENU.DAT" on the root of your card. You should now have "TTMenu.nds", "YSMenu.nds", and "TTMENU.DAT" (a copy of "YSMenu.nds") on the root of your microSD card.
    (b) If you want TTMenu to be the default menu, place a copy of "YSMenu.nds" onto the root (top level) of your microSD card. Then make a copy of "TTMENU.DAT" named "TTMenu.nds" on the root of your card. You should now have "TTMENU.DAT", "YSMenu.nds", and "TTMenu.nds" (a copy of "TTMENU.DAT") on the root of your microSD card.[*]To customize the YSMenu skin, place skin files "YSMenu1.bmp" and "YSMenu2.bmp" into the "YSMenu" folder. These files are usually not included in the YSMenu release, and are optional. You can download one here if you want (or just skip this step to use the built-in skin that comes with YSMenu): http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=3082.[*]Edit "YSMenu.ini". Place a semi-colon in front of the line that says "LITERALS=LITERALS_JPN". Remove the semi-colon from the line that says "LITERALS=LITERALS_ENG". Save your changes to "YSMenu.ini" and place it into the "YSMenu" folder on your microSD card.That should be it. If you are using TTMenu as your default, simply run "YSMenu.nds" to get to YSMenu. Otherwise, it should launch directly into YSMenu and you can run "TTMenu.nds" to get back to TTMenu.

    Note that if you don't want a separate "YSMenu" folder, you can place all of the files in the "TTMENU" folder instead, but to make it easier to install updates to one or the other menu, I recommend a separate "YSMenu" folder.

    -Bri
     
  5. ScorchD62
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    Ok, sorry it took so long to reply, but I got the TTMenu going a while back, and have yet to try them together. But my DS keeps freezing when the DSTT is in it. It'll freeze at the start up screen, with the Nintendo DS logo and the warning/safety information. Sometimes it'll work and when it does, the games place perfectly, it's only when I try to start the DSTT up. I already looked and is the only fix to open it up and put some small pieces of paper in it so w/e is lose (Forgot what it was [​IMG]) is tighter and stays in place? thanks
     
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    I think the fix is just slipping a piece of cardboard in the slot between the DSTT and the DS so the contacts have a better connection. I personally have never had this problem, but I know there are plenty of people who do.
     
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    xP that's what I'm trying atm, except with paper. No success yet but i keep folding the paper to make it a little thicker each time.
     
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    Yeah, there was a batch of them quite a while back that were semi-defective and a lot of them had that problem. Sounds like yours is one of them. [​IMG]
     
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    A friend had one that got stuck at a feint looking health and safety screen.

    Just bending it gently between my fingers (flexing the bottom of the cart towards the side with the pins) a couple of times fixed it, has been working fine since.

    Cant say it wont break your cart, didnt for me tho [​IMG]
     
  10. Bri

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    Your best bet is to return it to the store you bought it from and exchange it for a new one. Most reputable stores are aware of the problems with some DSTT's and will exchange them.

    -Bri
     
  11. ScorchD62
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    Can you explain a little more on how you bent it? I can't seem to get it to work by putting paper/cardboard in the DS slot while the DSTT is in it.
     
  12. Count Duckula

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    I just held it between my fingers so I spread the load across the whole width of the card and put a little pressure along the bottom of the sticker (assuming the sticker is on the right way on your card, basically the other side of the cart from the contacts).
    Flexing it (gently) back and fourth a few times bent the plastic a bit so that the contacts on the cart pressed against those in the DS a bit better.


    Once again, you could break the thing.
    My mate couldn't be bothered returning it to DX and so said I could try anything I wanted. Luckily it worked and has been working for a cpl of months now.

    I can attach a photo but I think its pretty straightforward.
     

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