R4 DS & Apple Mac Users

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by lurkspur, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. lurkspur
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    Any Mac users here? Can anyone answer my queries? Thanks in advance.

    1. Why is there a need for Mac users to change certain file names to upper caps, in order for the filmware, themes, etc. to work? I remember some kind souls on the defuncted r4ds.net forum, programmed a script that auto-change these files to upper caps. Anyone still have it?

    2. Why is it that every time I copied a file to my micro SD, there is always this annoying file .DS_Store that accompanies it? Anyway I can disable it for good?

    3. The latest updated v1.71 Moonshell, supposingly supports soft reset, but doesnt work on mine. Do I have to change certain file names to upper caps too? Else, what is the problem here?
     
  2. outphase

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    1. it's because FAT32 doesn't distinguish between lower and upper case chars, but HFS (and EXT3) have that distinction.

    2. .DS_Store is created by OSX and placed in every folder that you access with OSX. They also show up in a USB flash drive if you look at it from a different OS. It isn't DS related. A quick search says you can disable on networked access, but I didn't find anything about local drives.

    3. Can't help you there.
     
  3. lurkspur
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    outphase, thanks for your prompt reply, appreciates it = )

    1. Sorry, I lost you there. Why do I not need to change those files into upper caps, when I copied the firmware files from a PC then, and yet it works?

    2. Duly noted, will do some research on disabling it in network acess.

    3. Guess I am pretty much struck with it.
     
  4. grifter

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    well, I'm using a mac and haven't done anything different???
     
  5. ediblebird

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    just press the start button
     
  6. lurkspur
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    grifter, no problems with your Moonshell soft reset or installing your themes thus far?
     
  7. lurkspur
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    Does not work, the bottom screen stays the same, and the upper screen goes blue with text as follows:-

    Set Scroll bars.
    Drawup Window 0/13
    Drawup Window 1/13
    Drawup Window 2/13
    Drawup Window 3/13
    Drawup Window 4/13
    Drawup Window 5/13
    etc. etc. etc.
     
  8. .::5pYd3r::.

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    3. always make sure when updating that you delete the _DS_MENU.dat file a new one will be made on the first boot of the r4 if you didn't delete it delete it now and it should work
     
  9. ediblebird

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    In moonshell, go to System menu (the box in the top left hand corner) --->Customize -->System 2
    then change When press START button to Soft Reset (boot RESET.MSE)
     
  10. lurkspur
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    You meant _DS.MENU.SYS right? =D
    Done, doesnt work.
     
  11. lurkspur
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    ediblebird, it works~ Thanks so much. Albeit there isnt any option 'When press START button' or 'Soft Reset (boot RESET.MSE)', but rather 'StartButtonExec' which I changed from 0 to 1.

    P.S. Is it normal for the screens to flicker when soft reset kicks in?
     
  12. ediblebird

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    this is what i see when enabling soft reset:
    [​IMG]
    I don't know why yours would be any different?

    and a quick colour change or flicker is normal.