R4 Stage2 TWL Flashcart Launcher(and perhaps other cards soon™)....

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  1. Apache Thunder
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    This thread I'll dedicate to DSiWare designed to launch older DS flashcarts on the 3DS/n3DS. (and by old, I mean VERY old stuff. Stuff my TWL Slot-1 Launcher fails to work for)

    This is separate from my TWL Slot-1 Launcher due to the fact that this works a bit differently and each launcher (if there are more I get working in the future) are specific to their flashcart and can't be used to launch slot-1 in general. Unlike TWL Slot-1 Launcher, if you intend to use this on emunand, you must have the DSiWare app in question installed to BOTH emunand AND sysnand!

    But remember, you only need patched TWL_FIRM on emunand if using CIA of patched TWL_FIRM! Unless you are using Luma3DS of coarse. rxTools used to have this. But they have not provided an official release build on their github with the correct patches so rxTools is no longer recommended.

    The above video shows the ORIGINAL R4 working on a n3DS/3DS for the first time! The original R4 has not worked even on the DSi! So that cheap 4/8 dollar flashcart that's still for sale in some places is now compatible with the 3DS using this launcher! Note this is a WoodR4 firmware launcher, thus you need WoodR4 files installed on your R4!


    Download Links:

    Stage 2 Launchers:

    Confirmed Working
    Original R4:
    WoodR4Launcher.rar
    R4CartLauncher_AnyKernel.rar (Requires a _DS_MENU.dat file to be present on MicroSD card of R4. This allows you to use any compatible kernel you want)
    MoonShell2_R4.rar
    hbmenu_DSiHybridMode_R4.rar (DSi mode hbmenu with R4 DLDI. Setup to access content from R4's MicroSD card instead of 3DS SD card. Older homebrew that requires DLDI will work with this)

    R4i Gold (specifically the r4i-gold.com version):
    R4iGold_Launcher.rar

    DSTT: (confirmed working with R4 Upgrade Revolution SDHC carts as well!)
    DSTT_Launcher.rar
    DSTTMoonShell2_Launcher.rar (copy contents of MicroSD folder to root of MicroSD of your DSTT)


    M3 DS Real:
    M3DSReal_Launcher.rar
    (seems to only work if using WoodM3. Link to latest version of WoodM3 for best compatibility: WoodM3125d.rar)

    DS-Xtreme: (choose the version that matches your current firmware)

    DSX_Launcher_v102.rar

    DSX_Launcher_v112.rar

    DSX_Launcher_v113.rar

    For those stuck on older firmware:

    DSX_Updaters.rar

    I fixed the updaters to load the files locally instead of using the long dead URLs. I included the 1.1.2 updater as well if for some reason you don't want 1.1.3 on your cart. I included the skin files for 1.0.2 and 1.1.2 as well. (1.1.2's skin files seem compatible with 1.1.3)


    Stage3 BootStraps: (New!)

    Unlike Stage2 launchers this needs an additional file on SD card of your 3DS. You must also have a patched dev launcher. This currently requires Dev build of Luma 6.0 or newer and a patched TwlBg.cxi file at SD://luma/sysmodules location.
    (Copy included NDS file to a NDS folder on root of your 3DS SD card then install the CIA)


    DS-Xtreme_Stage3BootStrap_v112.rar

    EZFlashV_Stage3BootStrap.rar

    ActionReplayDS_Stage3BootStrap.rar

    These install like any normal CIA. (Set destination to NAND if installing with FBI). Once installed, insert your R4 and boot this app. It will then start up the WoodR4 menu and games will be loaded from your R4's MicroSD card.

    After multiple people testing, I have found that it's best you have your MicroSD card formatted to Fat16 (FAT). If you are having issues getting it to access the R4 menu, then try reformatting your MicorSD card. It may resolve the issue.

    I will post launchers for other carts if and when I can get them converted and confirmed working. :D
     
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  2. hobbledehoy899

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    What do we do with the .nds?
     
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  3. daxtsu

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    Pretty impressive to see the ancient original R4 working on N3DS. Nice release.
     
  4. Apache Thunder
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    Nothing. It's included for those who want to look at it. It's what the CIA installs to the TWLN partition. It is of no interest for non devs. :P
     
  5. Gingerbread Crumb

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    Nice you are the man dude.
     
  6. Arso

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    If you need help for found other firmware i'm here :)
     
  7. Apache Thunder
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    If you got other firmwares to other carts you can test send them my way and I can convert those as well. Does any one have a SuperCard DSone? I have an SRL converted for that one. Have yet to see anyone test it though:

    SupercardDS_Menu.rar

    Does the M3 Adapter series of flashcarts use a similar firmware file? I could go that route to get that card working too. I know that is also one card that didn't work with my Slot-1 Launcher.
     
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  8. Arso

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    technicaly all R4 clone, like the m3 simply don't need an custom cia, they can run fine with the r4 cia
     
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    I have an R4 clone (N5) that runs wood, but it gave me an error and the console asks me to power off...
     
  10. funnystory

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    WIll this work with firecard aswell?
     
  11. Arso

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    http://www.filedropper.com/showdownload.php/cyclodsfirmwarebyarso this is an nds version of cyclods firmware, i see that you search it ^^
     
  12. ShiroKyouma

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    I have an original M3 flashcard for nintendo ds, maybe this should work?
     
  13. Arso

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    m3 simply it's technicaly compatible, if he don't i will send a custom firmware of the r4 to apache thunder
     
  14. Gocario

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    I do have an old DSONE.
    I have never do anything about TWL*
    What shall I do?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. ShiroKyouma

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    Ok, thanks for the info, i try it later.
     
  16. Sgt. Lulz

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    AFAIK, the M3DS Simply is identical to the R4, so it should work with the Wood R4 launcher. Not sure about the firmware, since they're apparently "identical but not interchangeable".
    The M3DS Real (Which my ROM dump is from) is based on the G6 Flash, so if the M3 works, the G6 should.
    If you're talking about the firmware that's loaded into the microSD card, RetroGameFan's YSMenu is basically the best way to go and the only firmware that's actually being updated.
    For consistency's sake, I suppose there's also WoodM3, but support is very flaky at best.
     
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  17. Apache Thunder
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    Well try to boot the card with the above DSiWare app. Just make sure you have the firmware files for it installed on the MicroSD card of the Supercard as well.
     
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    The iEvo works with my Slot-1 Launcher I believe. It's the original Cyclo DS that goes to I believe.
     
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    Here, I dumped my CycloDS as .nds with NDS Backup Tool 3in1. Hope it helps.
    http://www93.zippyshare.com/v/q15n9Tl4/file.html