1. Pk11

    OP Pk11 A cat girl with a DSi
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    So this has been around for a bit now, we started making it a while after tinydb.eiphax.tech went down, but I just realized we never made a thread here for it so here it is.

    Universal-DB
    :arrow: db.universal-team.net

    Universal-DB is a website where you can easily find and download DS and 3DS homebrew, its features include:
    • Integration with Universal-Updater for easy downloading without even needing a computer
    • Checks for several times per day to avoid outdated information
    • Variety of options for sorting and searching to make finding apps easy
    • QR codes with images and version numbers to make it easy to tell which app their for and know its the latest version, nightly and prerelease build QRs are colored distinctly as well to avoid confusion
    • Screenshots, downloads, release notes, links to the source, official website, and wiki, and more are all easily accessible from app pages
    • RSS feed to let you know about updates
    • The site has a dark theme :P (based on the browser's dark mode preference)
    Currently we have all of the homebrew TinyDB had (minus some that the developers requested removed) and a few more that have come out since it went down, plus most recent DS homebrew and a few older ones. If you'd like to request something be added please either make a request issue on the GitHub or ask in this thread, preferably if you are involved in the app's development as we will remove it if the developer requests.

    If you want to contact us then either this thread or our Discord server are best. We also have an announcement channel of the RSS feed if you'd like to follow that on Discord.

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  2. maorninja

    maorninja GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    The User Interface, while could use some works to make it look even more modern, looks better than most homebrew databases out there, which all use stock material design. Good job on making this a unique looking website, with the bonus of DS Homebrew as well.

    PS: for those of you who care about system resources, the site works without JS.
     
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    I like how it is structured good job
     
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    Nice, already downloaded 2 things from this
     
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    dude this is sick im bout to home-brew my 2DS thanks a lot
     
  6. VMHoss

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    I downloaded Universal Updater with CFW Luma 10.2, CIA version of the app crashes.
    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    fmkid Just another GBATemp's random guy
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    Delete the "Universal-Updater" folder (located on "3ds" folder) of your SD card and try again
     
  8. VMHoss

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    Thanks for the reply, my 3DS cannot get out of sleep mode (luma will not work)
    Meanwhile the battery drains, I am going to take your advice.

    Update: Nothing different happened. Same error.
     
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  9. Pk11

    OP Pk11 A cat girl with a DSi
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    Is your 3DS connected to the internet? It seems to crash for me if it can't connect to the internet on start currently. Also custom DNS and/or proxy may cause problems, I know they have in the past, I think DNS is fine now but proxy may still cause issues.
     
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    alexander1970 Thank you,Santa.
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    I remember @Robz8 ´s TWiLight Updater had the same Issue in a previous Release.It is also fixed now.:)
     
  11. VMHoss

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    I'm sure my 3DS was connected.

    Well, seems like it has been all due to internet all this time. Thanks a ton for helping man, appreciate it.
     
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    This is a useful tool. Thanks!

    Any chance of making it require parental controls when launching, like FBI and Homebrew channel do?

    I'm not sure if it is based on some kind of internal rating or flag, but on my son's 3ds, where i have parental controls, those apps require the PIN, while universal updater launches wihtout asking for it. It would be nice as a safeguard.
     
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    OP Pk11 A cat girl with a DSi
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    Ah, I didn't even realize that was a thing some homebrew apps did. Just added it (with the same restriction level as FBI and the homebrew launcher) so it's in the latest nightly or will be in the next release when that comes out. (which will probably be soon™, no ETA though)
     
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  15. Pk11

    OP Pk11 A cat girl with a DSi
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    I remember having problems with RetroArch in the past as they host the builds on their buildbot site which neither has static URLs for the latest nor (afaik) an API to get the latest. (ex. http://buildbot.libretro.com/stable/1.9.0/nintendo/3ds/RetroArch_3dsx.7z)
    Since they do make GitHub releases (without downloads) though I can pull the latest version number from there then format string it into the downloads, kinda annoying to have that just for this though so if anyone knows if they do have some easy way of getting the latest download URL of the latest let me know.

    Unfortunately it seems to crash Universal-Updater while extracting at the moment, probably due to the massive size of the archives ~70MB compressed and ~500MB uncompressed, but I can at least add it to the website for now I suppose.
     
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