Open source R4.

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Kellicros, Sep 23, 2007.

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Yes or No?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. Don't care.

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  1. Kellicros
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    Kellicros GBAtemp Fan

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    Let's see how many of you would wish the R4 to follow Acekard's footsteps, releasing the source codes for its firmware!

    but lets not get too serious, do post your thoughts though, and maybe, take the poll. [​IMG]
     


  2. rhyguy

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    well, if they did make it open source, the bug where some games would have jap names could be fixed
     
  3. Trel

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    I voted yes. If there's ever a reason they couldn't continue releases firmware, the product needn't stagnate.
     
  4. Kellicros
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    but looking at the Acekard somehow, it gives the impression that the developers are being some lazy ass and releasing the codes solely hoping that the homebrewers would clean up their mess. I mean, just look at how buggy their current firmware is...
     
  5. backlash

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    when i look at teh acekard i dont think of the developers being lazy. i see them working hard with the community to make the card even better. hence i would like to see this happen too with the R4 as i really love this cart and dont want to see it fail. (yet)
     
  6. .::5pYd3r::.

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    I'd love the R4 to be open source it would be so awesome!
     
  7. superrob

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    Well i think it would be a very stupid move.
    Becurse off the R4 is so populair then they would give free cloners all they need.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    exactly .... if they have reached so far on their own and exceeded all expectations like D/P then why is it not so they can do more on their own...?
     
  9. rest0re

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    how many people here can for example code or improve firmware? none? except cory1942 maybe...
     
  10. Wii_DS.

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    That would just being a total ass for copying some other slot-1 device.

    I would like it, but its not going to happen.
     
  11. Kellicros
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    any DS homebrew coders with slight interest on the R4 could.
     
  12. rest0re

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    winner of idiotic quote of month award...
     
  13. rhyguy

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    you can just decrypt the firmware and replace all the places where it says r4ds (or m3 simply) with their flashcard name
     
  14. Kellicros
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    So? Your point is?
    Erm, no offense but you quoted my replies, and I don't see how your post have anything to do with anything I typed.
     
  15. rest0re

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    woah, that's smart! you COULD WRITE "POOP" INSTEAD R4DS .. ? no shit, sherlock
     
  16. rhyguy

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    All i'm saying is that you wouldnt need the source code to make a clone and use the r4's firmware
     
  17. bobrules

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    I don't like open source, I'll wait for the next official frimware.
     
  18. sasuke_kun12

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    agreeing with backlash. I reckon the best thing a flashcart company can do is to work with developers and work with them and also with their customers so that they can make the best flash cart possible
     
  19. Wii_DS.

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    Well done child, you have just proved you are a arse.
     
  20. backlash

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    editing the "r4ds english version" text is already possible via injektor. that and many (perhaps all) of the dialog.

    and if a clone is real enough that it looks for the r4 firmware files, then does it matter if it runs the official firmware or maybe my modified firmware?

    if they ever do release the source, i know id switch the top and bottom screeens :x and maybe bypass the games/multimedia/slot2 menu and go straight to the games. and pressing up on the 1st item brings to the last item. and definitely gui enhancements.