The MenuDO FAQ

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  1. rockstar99
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    The MENUdo/ClouDS FAQ

    Questions:

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    Wait.. wut?ClouDS?
    ClouDS is the new name for MenuDO since it began its development again on the 22nd January 2011.

    What Is MENUdo?
    MenuDO is a replacement OS(Gaming OS, as SoulAnger the developer of menuDO calls it). The firmware contains many features never seen on a flashcart before. The firmware allows users to load commercial ROMs using a loader of their flashcart. At the moment only a few loaders are supported.One of menuDO's main features is the style of themes that can be made, it is very versatile. MenuDO is taking NDS OS to the next level.

    What features does MENUdo exactly have?
    MenuDo has many features and here is a feature list by me:
    • mPlayer(Media Player)
    • A card menu replacement
    • Versatile skinning
    • Ability to add custom utilities to firmware
    • Energy Saving modes
    • Random themes at start up
    • Boot to location in firmware where you last were
    • Records when you started your last game
    • Flick style interface
    • Set a password on the NDS
    • Boot Up Commands
    • Automatic Log-In to WiFi(When servers are up)
    • Gamercards(When servers are up)
    • Check inbox(When servers are up)
    • Twitter Integration
    • Facebook Integration
    • Multitasking
    • Built in notepad
    • Built in doodle pad
    • Torch
    • Recipe Maker(Theme Customize from DS)
    • Play ROM without mWifi[*]Save Slots[*]Cheats[*]Game Info Pages[*]Moving Games[*]Deleting Games[*]Trimming Games[*]Rename Games[*]Rename Games to games titles
    Features in italic are not here yet but are in the OS as options so may be added later on.
    This List will be updated as new features are released.

    Where can I get MENUdo?
    http://menudo.co.nr/

    "When servers are up"What does that mean?
    gamenow.asia(MenuDO's server) has been closed. The developer is seeking a new website/area to host the Wi-Fi features so until a new server is set up none of the Wi-Fi features will work.

    What flashcarts does MENUdo work on?
    It supports pretty much every modern day flashcart with DLDI patching but only loads ROMs on a few.It still servers as a good homebrew loader.

    What flashcarts does MENUdo load ROMs on?
    Any flashcarts that can run akAIO or YSMenu.The developer is currently looking at Wood R4 loaders to come some time later.

    I don't wanna use it if it doesn't load my roms.:trollface:
    What is mExplore?
    A file explorer resembling windows famous explorer.exe which allow syou to prefrom various file operations.

    I installed this hot little theme but all I get is a black screen?
    Some themes cause menuDO to hang try rebooting.If you still get a freeze please delete the theme from your microSD card.I know it hurts.

    How do I activate Shrink Mode(aka Multitasking)?
    Press L, if you have broken shoulder buttons than tough luck bro.

    How do I change themes?
    In shrink mode(see above) click the little screen icon on the left.Find the skin you want and press the button on the right side of your DS that has the letter A written on it.

    I have an Acekard and when I load a game is just loads up the AKAIO menu.Why?
    Download this version:
    http://menudo.yolasite.com/resources/menud...-core-12211.zip
    Delete all your akAIO files(you can back up your themes and global settings)
    Let it overwrite

    Where can I get themes?
    http://menudo.co.nr/

    Does MENUdo have a 24/7 Customer Service?
    Yes.
    Server: irc2.gbatemp.net
    Port: 5190
    Channel: gamenow.asia

    Will my iSMART MM/iPLAYER/EX4i/SCDS2 ever load ROMs?
    Highly doubtful as they have no external rom loader.

    Can I get the source code?
    http://menudo.yolasite.com/resources/menud...nudo-source.zip

    What is BrotherBand?
    BrotherBand is the server (backend) side of MENUdo, which has all of the online features.

    Can I get BrotherBand's source?
    http://menudo-brotherband.googlecode.com/

    This FAQ sucks right?
    STFU.
    This FAQ is not complete and I will keep on updating it
     


  2. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    Nice guide, even though that I have no use for it, but trimming games in the DS is pretty awesome =D
     
  3. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    nice topic Rockstar [​IMG] a guide to make themes would be nice too.
     
  5. Multiskin

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    somewhere you don't wanna know
    questions:
    1 the music player is working? (i can't get it working)
    2 what is exactly mwifi?
    3 facebook and twitter? is this going to the next release bcz i don't think this version have (0.1a)
    4 how to se cheats? because i pressed everything and the cheats button in the game options don't work (at least with me don't)
    5 is there any clouds/menudo screensaver download link? the one in gamenow.asia is gone with the site

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! THIS IS A AMAZING NEW LEVEL OF HOMEBREW!!!
     
  6. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    1. .mp3 is not supported
    2. mWifi are Wifi features of menuDO, currently down
    3.When server is up
    4.Cheats from your flashcart firmware
    5.At the moment no
     
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    How come when I use soft-reset it just hangs on the loading screen?
     
  8. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    What flashcart?
     
  9. Crystal the Glaceon

    Crystal the Glaceon GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    Acekard 2i
    On my Supercard DSonei using YSMenu as the rom loader, it just shows the error screen
     
  10. MJaoune

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    Why I can't load any Homebrew with MenuDo on R4
     
  11. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    Check if _menudo/doners/nds.ini
    has this line
    loadHomebrewAsWell=1
    If it does change it to
    loadHomebrewAsWell=0
     
  12. eosia

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    can u tell me what how i do the replaced the akaio.nds and akmenu4.nds
     
  13. MJaoune

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    Well thank you for the fast reply, I will try this [​IMG]
     
  14. MJaoune

    MJaoune GBAtemp Regular

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    It didnt work, the top screen becomes pink
     
  15. Waflix

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    Objection!
    I think this FAQ doesn't suck.
    Thanks for the information.
     
  16. MJaoune

    MJaoune GBAtemp Regular

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    Whenever I load a homebrew the top screen becomes Pink, and the bottom becomes Black, and it freezes
     
  17. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    Does this happen with all homebrew? For me it briefly goes those colours then loads the homebrew.
     
  18. boktor666

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    Holland, somewhere :D
    This menu looks hot *downloading*