Supercard DS - Shipping Already

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by ancient_imhotep, Dec 15, 2006.

Dec 15, 2006
  1. ancient_imhotep
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    Well, the Supercard DS is actually already shipping.

    Supercard Store will have them in stock from Monday 18th Dec 2006, according to their website. Also HopeBuy are actually shipping orders placed with them immediately.

    There are already people on SCDev.org that have them in their hands, but were unable to use them until today as there was no firmware for the Supercard DS.

    However that has been resolved by the launch of both the Chinese and English versions of the Supercard DS OS V1.0 and the Supercard DS Patching software V2.57.

    Both these softwares are available to download from the Supercard website.

    The OS V1.0 should be copied onto the root of the MicroSD memory card. The Supercard DS has a mircro firmware, so relies on the OS to run everything.

    The Patching software is optional use, and is only needed if you want the extra things like Soft Reset and Save Direct to memory card.

    Also Supercard have released a new IO Driver for the Supercard DS. There is now a version of the IO driver for the Slot 2 devices and an IO driver for the Slot 1 device. Hopefully the new Slot 1 driver can be implemented into a lot of the homebrew apps fairly quickly and also in to the FATLIB drivers.

    Hope this info helps everyone.

    Cheers,

    Ancient Imhotep.
     
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    Ok, just downloaded the Supercard DS files from the Supercard site.

    As I said there are two files you need to use the Supercard DS - the actual OS and the Patching software.

    The OS is actually MoonShell 1.41 with the Slot 1 IO drivers added into it by Romman and also some add ins from Wind Fish.

    The OS is skinable because it is MoonShell, so just create your own images for background, buttons etc and then modify skin.ini file for colours and fonts etc.

    This means that the Micro Firmware on the Supercard DS is actually only really used to act as the Passme and to load either the MSFORSC.nds (moonshell) on start up or if there is a Firmware update on the card it will run that instead.

    Without the MSFORSC.nds and the Shell folder copied to the root you will just get an error about a missing .scu file.

    Also the patching software is the same as the V2.57 for the SC Lite. It even still has the GBA options section. This means that even with clean Rom support, if you encounter problems running the Rom you can always go back to patching.

    Again, I hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Ancient Imhotep.
     

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