The M3 Sakura FAQ

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Densetsu, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. treasure

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    hey denetsu3000

    first, much thanks for your reply. i tried your method, but i still do not find any of these strings inside of these files. i have chosen "japense shift jis" as character encoding in firefox.. i'm not able to find even one similair character in there .. thats kinda pretty strange...

    the next problem is, i've tried like 10 diffrent hex editors, and noone is able to handle those japanase character encoding.
    anyway, i would probably know a way to work around that problem, but i really have to find the position of the strings in the files.

    any further help would be great. thanks in advance.
     
  2. strata8

    strata8 Look! A pointless distraction!

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    over there
    I've discovered that the error is coming from my .bmps. I've tried all I can to fix them, so I'll just have to stop the project.
    If someone wants to examine them, you can download them here.
     
  3. gangsterboi

    gangsterboi GBAtemp Regular

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    What error?

    Ignore this post... Just realized what error strata was talking about.
     
  4. treasure

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    i'm so sorry, i was so sure i could edit the SETUPGBA.EXT and SETUPNDS.EXT but i have to say i'm sorry it didnt worked out. the problem about it is the japanese characters. if we could find a hex editor that is able to edit files with japanese character encoding, and save them again to a usual file with ansi-characters, we could do it i am pretty sure.

    currently i'm (sadly) just messing the files up. they aren't saved properly after editing. i'm very confused about the character-encoding, the sakura firmware doesnt accept the files when saved with japanese character encoding. it seems the .EXT files are somewhat like converted (? ore similair) from a diffrent base-file. it seems to be a usual data file with a few japanese characters that were "converted to the data file"

    sorry for my english, but i hope i was able to make clear what i mean.
     
  5. AXYPB

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    Did you try using EditPad?
     
  6. strata8

    strata8 Look! A pointless distraction!

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    Can someone try and see if they can fix the bmp's? I really don't want to stop making this skin [​IMG] ...
     
  7. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Try to copy the whole image, (cntrl+a, cntrl+c), then past it in a new paint file, then save it in paint as the original image.
    This is because photoshop encodes it different then paint.
     
  8. Toni Plutonij

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  9. AXYPB

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    I'm actually making some progress editing setupnds.ext in EditPad. I've managed to alter some of the strings without breaking anything. More as I progress.

    [Edit]The relevant strings appear to begin at 00062D29. I modified as much as I can. I also found some other strings not mentioned in the first post that I can't seem to bring up in the menu. If you want to test my patch, please make a backup of /system/setupnds.ext and replace it with the one below. Please be aware that this may break certain things that I'm not yet aware of! (I haven't seen anything broken myself yet, but I don't know if this holds true for anyone else. I don't see why it wouldn't, though.)

    [Edit]Corrected file reuploaded: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4livwr

    [Edit]I'll change the above link to a direct-download link on my own server when my FTP comes back online.
     
  10. Flameburst

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    How do you run homebrew with the slot-2 card in sakura since I've used it in the M3real firmware and was hoping for the same in sakura.
     
  11. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    Great work Densetsu3000, just keep updating, I think that people didn't realize the help of this thread..I still use it for some of my skinning stuff, and when I need some help!! Thanx for running this, and keeping it updated!
     
  12. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    Sorry for double posting everybody, but I've just updated Sakura Manual pack with .ipk file, and made new download because I've messed up the last one..
    I would appreciate if somone could verify if everything works as it should..
    Here is the link
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2664

    It's also in my sig, and Densetsu3000, please update Original Post with this download, and notify it includes .ipk file.. [​IMG]

    Cheers!!
     
  13. Densetsu
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Most of the information on this FAQ is just gathered from everyone else's contributions, including yours. You'll notice I try my best to put credits on the FAQ if I can pinpoint the main contributor(s). So there's no need to thank me. It's all you guys, really [​IMG]

    *EDIT*
    Of course, if anyone has anything to contribute directly the FAQ (or if I'm missing any credits), just send me a PM and I'll put it up.
     
  14. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    It's not only about knowing information, you gathered it all and you maintain it..So I'm really thankful, and I've been talking to you much lately, so you know I really mean it..
    I find this thread most helpful of all, because I've used it more than any other..

    Really, you should take credit for it and....[​IMG]
     
  15. AXYPB

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    I just finished the equivalent for setupgba.ext. I don't have the GBA Expansion Pack, so I can't test this one at all. Again, use at your own risk and make sure to create backups first.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/be7plj
     
  16. AXYPB

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    Disregard this, I uploaded the wrong file.

    [Edit]Missed one. http://www.sendspace.com/file/4livwr
     
  17. cornaljoe

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    Since M3 Sakura is a modified Moonshell, is there a "sakura.ini" that saves the settings? I want to turn off GOP skip in the Sakura DPG viewer.

    Edit: Wow, the CONFIG menu is working fine now! Nice translation. Only one more file to go till the true 100% translation is done!
     
  18. OSW

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    i don't see any .ini files in the system folders.

    i still think that sakura isn't a modified moonshell...
     
  19. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Any word on getting this on the G6DS Real?
     
  20. cornaljoe

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    Really? But there a so many aspects of Sakura that are from Moonshell. The debug screen, startup animation, bookmarks, and screen saver... etc.
     
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