Wood R4 Extlink?

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Jul 11, 2010

Wood R4 Extlink? by v41 at 11:38 AM (2,799 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. v41
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    I'm a R4+YSMENU+moonshell2 user, and about to migrate using wood R4.
    But i have some question regarding this:

    1. does this firmware like an all in one solution (e.g. audio/video player, reader) or just a simply firmware to play .nds files?
    2. does Wood R4 have moonshell2-like Extlink to integrate e.g, .nes file with the nesDS?

    thanks
     
  2. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's an OSMenu, not firmware.

    No, it doesn't do either of those two questions.

    Just read my guide and install it as a secondary OS, Just extract to the MicroSD http://www.mediafire.com/?ywtjzyidjdz and when you want to run Wood load WOODR4.NDS or rename it to DEFAULT.NDS to have YSMenu load it automatically.

    I don 't know why people are incapable of reading.
     
  3. twiztidsinz

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    Uh.... WoodR4 is a firmware (in the sense that they're all called firmware, which is technically another misnomer like calling a game dump a "ROM" when ROM stands for Read Only Memory).
     
  4. v41
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    Ok, i just re-read your guide and it does mention OSMenu, which i did read last month without even mention about that, not to mention there's Wood R4 FAQ which also define Wood R4 as an alternative firmware based off of Wood RPG.

    I'm not trying to be offensive, i'm just another poor NDS user which can't afford to buy game cartridges and ipod. That's why i wanted to use my NDS as a multifunction devices, to play NDS, audio, video, ebook, and emulated nes/sega game. Right now the only thing i know capable of doing that is YSMenu+Moonshell2+additional Extlink files, since it simply play files according to its extension.
     
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    I think your best bet would be to do one of two things:

    If you play games more than media:
    -- Extract and Copy the latest version of WoodR4 to your MicroSD card, making sure the "DS_MENU.DAT" file and "__rpg" folder are on the Root (X:\) of the card.
    -- Extract and Copy the latest version of Moonshell to your MicroSD Card, making sure the "Moonshl2.nds"** file and "Moonshl2" folder are on the Root (X:\) of the card.
    -- Use WoodR4 to load games, then run Moonshell when you want to play Media.

    If you play media more than games:
    -- Grab R4denc: http://filetrip.net/file.php?id=977
    -- Extract the latest version of WoodR4 to your desktop.
    -- Extract the latest version of Moonshell to your desktop.
    -- Drag and Drop the WoodR4's "DS_MENU.DAT" file onto "r4dec.exe" to decrypt it. Rename the file to "WoodR4.nds".
    -- Drag and Drop the Moonshell's "moonshl_DirectBoot.nds" file onto "r4enc.exe" to encrypt it. Rename the file to "DS_MENU.DAT".
    -- Copy WoodR4's files to the MicroSD card, making sure the "WoodR4.nds"** file and "__rpg" folder are on the Root (X:\) of the card.
    -- Copy Moonshell's files to the MicroSD card, making sure the "DS_MENU.DAT" file and "Moonshl2" folder are on the Root (X:\) of the card.


    ** You can move these files wherever you would like to later on.
    If you use Moonshell as your 'firmware', you can put WoodR4.nds into the "\Moonshl2\launch" folder to have it in the Moonshell's quick launch 'tab' next to your history (You'll have to delete/move/rename the extension of one of the NDS files in the Launch folder because the menu only supports 5 files).
     
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    It wasn't a dig at you

    People who use firmware to refer to AKAIO, WOOD etc confuse people, and is why they should be refered to as an Operating System, OSMenu, Software, Kernel, Loader, whatever you like but not firmware. It's like calling Windows a BIOS, or a Firmware when it's an Operating System.

    Most carts will have an internal firmware, some of which are updatable like the M3i, Acekard etc. For example if you have an Acekard, you have to update it's firmware for it work on a DSi 1.4, this is different from AKAIO which is an OSMenu. Because some people refer to AKAIO as 'firmware', n00bs get very confused when it comes to updating their firmware.

    Your easiest bet, as i've already said is to do what I posted above. Extract the archive I linked to http://www.mediafire.com/?ywtjzyidjdz to the root directory on your MicroSD card. You don't have to follow TWIZ's advice, it already contains WoodR4 as an NDS file to make it easy for you.

    When want to use Wood, load your R4 or YSmenu and load WoodR4.nds, simple as that. Ottherwise rename it to default.nds and YSMENU will atuomatically load it. I believe you can bypass this by holding (B)
     
  7. twiztidsinz

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    But why use YSMenu -AND- WoodR4?
    Or rather, Why use YSMenu to load WoodR4 when WoodR4 can be loaded directly by the cart?
     
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    QUOTE(twiztidsinz @ Jul 11 2010, 04:14 PM) [​IMG
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    1) Read my Guide. I've put the information how they can do that for themselve's. This is why I refered him to my guide. Even has a photo of it decrypting. It's there stickied, and people can read it anytime they want.

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    2) Since V1.07, i've had a prebuilt Wood as an NDS in my guide to download. I update this for each version of Wood when I update the guide. I also put the link to it after the instructions of how to it yourself.

    Also note: I have permission from Y.W.G to package Wood as an NDS for my guide.
     
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    Yes i agree with you, back then when YSMenu was the only OSMenu which capable playing new nds rom, it took times for me to create mine since there are no pre-made YSMenu allowed by YASU.
    Ok then i think i just install it as secondary OS and keep Moonshell as my firmware for now.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
     
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    Well, apart from the firmware/OSMenu topic...WoodR4 does sort of have an extlink (it encompasses ysmenu, AKAIO, WoodR4, and whatever else), but it all depends on when YWG updates the svn for WoodRPG/R4. Xenon++ usually grabs that and then adds the autorunLastROM (among some other little changes) so that it can be used with his inilink.nds...
     

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