Wood R4 and THE MENU

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by rarestg, Apr 16, 2010.

Apr 16, 2010

Wood R4 and THE MENU by rarestg at 9:59 PM (2,266 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. rarestg
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    Hey Guys,
    I have an N5, and the Wood Firmware for clones is working great. But I want to spice things up a little bit - instead of booting it from wood.nds.
    I was just wondering how to get the wood firmware (wood.nds) to boot from the "Game" button on the N5 Menu.

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    ^^From There^^

    I know I've seen some tutorial for how to do this for YSmenu, but I can't find it anymore. ;(
    I think it has something to do with _DS_MENU.DAT or something.
    So, please reply if you have an answer -- I'm really hoping to get this to work.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Halo-101

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    Hey i dont have a clone but to my understanding u need to rename to _DS_MNSHL.NDS Or something like that and then launch it from the middle button which i think is media then wood r4 should automatically boot up. from the middle button not from the game button [​IMG]
     
  3. neonix

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    You won't be able to get it to boot from the left icon, however, you can get it to boot from the middle icon by naming it "_DS_MSHL.NDS" and putting it in the ROOT (top, no folders) of your microSD. You should already have a file with that name actually, by default moonshell (hence the MSHL in the filename). It's fine to overwrite, but I would suggest renaming the original first (maybe just moonshell.nds so you can still boot it from the card).

    The "_DS_MENU.DAT" file is the actual firmware. There is an encrypter/decrypter app I've used in the past to convert any .NDS rom into a bootable .DAT binary for the R4 and vice-versa. However, the Wood firmware for R4 already comes encrypted as _DS_MENU.DAT so that it boots directly when you start up the DS, and I don't think this is the effect you want anyway.

    So _DS_MSHL.NDS is your best option. If you don't use moonshell, then you're good to go!
     

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