R4 Firmware v1.18 Bug

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  1. mixinluv2u
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    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    so i recently upgraded to v1.18 firmware for the R4.

    if i have soft-reset ON, and i try to launch moonshell with the middle icon, i get white screens and/or freeze and fails. (same if i try to launch other apps like back2fw with the middle icon).

    if i have soft-reset OFF, it works.


    even if i have soft-reset ON, everything still launchs okay if i browse for it through the first icon. but it's annoying that i can't use the middle icon with soft-reset on.

    anyone else having this problem? i don't think this was an issue with earlier firmwares but i also don't remember which version is the one that last worked (since i don't use the middle icon much).
     
  2. Destructobot

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    This could be a symptom of a corrupted memory card. A couple of times I had the middle icon stop working, but I could still run _DS_MSHL.NDS from the games menu without a problem. It turned out to be a corrupted _DS_MENU.DAT file causing the problem both times.

    I always have GBA ExpLoader set as the middle icon, and it starts up properly in M3 Simply v1.14 (same as R4 v1.18) with soft reset in either state.
     
  3. mixinluv2u
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    any suggestion on fixes? or am i out of luck with this memory card?
     
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    no problem for me, try replace _DS_MENU.DAT with a new one and also delete _DS_MENU.SYS
     
  5. mixinluv2u
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    ok i figured this out.

    when i format my card, and then copy everything over at once.... that's when the freeze of the middle icon usually happens.

    then if i delete _DS_MENU.DAT and and _DS_MENU.SYS then copy a new .DAT over to the memory card again, it fixes it.

    not sure why this happens but it works now.