YSMenu and 3-in-1+

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Mar 13, 2009

YSMenu and 3-in-1+ by Bri at 3:35 PM (3,085 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Bri
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    Yasu has a test version of YSMenu that he thinks will work with the EZFlash 3-in-1+ but doesn't have a 3-in-1+ to test it with.

    There is a link to it at the bottom of the following page:

    http://www.usay.jp/dtbbs.php?mode=tree&treeid=1676

    It's in Japanese, so here's a Google translated version:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=ht...en&ie=UTF-8

    In that thread, a Japanese user said it is working with the new 3-in-1+ but he said there is a little problem with NOR writing. Yasu told me that after he fixes the problem with the NOR writing, he will release a regular version.

    Anyone willing to test it and report back here whether it works?

    -Bri
     
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    It actually works with the official firmware and the ez flash 3in1 plus. All features of the 3in1 plus and the gba exploader. Give me a guide to set up the YS Menu for the DSTT and I'll be glad to test it.

    EDIT: I dont see any new YS Menu on the download link but I saw Yasu made new YS Menu just for this case.
     
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    I don't understand. As far as I know, the official firmware doesn't have support for any GBA flash carts, so what do you mean by "it actually works with the official firmware and the ez flash 3in1 plus"?

    There are instructions for setting up YSMenu in the FAQ that's stickied to the DSTT forum.

    There is no official YSMenu release until Yasu fixes the problems with NOR, but he did release a "test" version which you can find by following the link near the bottom of the page I posted in the OP.

    -Bri
     
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    I guess he means that it is implented now in the YSMenu, so no need to use GBA_Exploader again

    -Eternity
     
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    My 3-in-1+ finally arrived today, so I downloaded the test build.

    Everything looks good from here. I was able to load Pokemon Emerald into NOR and play from it. The NDS Browser recognized the expansion RAM and I did a quick test of the rumble with Space Invaders Extreme.

    I eagerly await the final build.

    John
     
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    What are the benefits of EZFlash 3-in-1+ compared to the previous version?
     
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    Apparently the ez flash 3in1+ has more memory.
     
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    The 3-in-1+ has more volatile memory.

    The way it works is that the 3-in-1 and 3-in-1+ have two types of memory: fast volatile memory and slow NOR (non-volatile) memory. The fast volatile memory requires power to retain its contents while the slower NOR can store a game while the NDS is powered off.

    The volatile memory only takes a few seconds to load a game, but it only holds the game as long as the NDS has power. This is the usual option most of the time since it only takes a few seconds to load the game -- it doesn't really matter that it doesn't hold the game in memory when the NDS is off. Some other slot 2 GBA expansion carts like the eWin 2-in-1 only have faster volatile memory and don't have NOR memory at all.

    The 3-in-1 has an additional NOR memory, which is good for loading a game once, and then playing it many times. Loading a game to NOR can take several minutes, but once it's loaded, playing the game is very fast. Since the NOR retains the game even when your NDS is off, it operates pretty much like a real GBA game cartridge once loaded (you can play the same game over and over again quickly).

    The difference between the 3-in-1 and the 3-in-1+ is that the 3-in-1+ has more of the faster volatile memory, whereas with the 3-in-1 you were forced to use NOR for larger games that wouldn't fit into the volatile memory. Since most users will want to use the volatile memory most of the time, this is a big improvement, particularly for larger GBA games.

    -Bri
     
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    According to Yasu, there is a problem with the NOR version (hard to tell exactly what the problem is since that page I linked to in the OP is in Japanese). Were you able to save a game stored in NOR?

    -Bri
     
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    Thanks for that clear the explanation Bri.
     
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    New YSMenu in Yasu's site has 3-in-1 +
     
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    Yup, the one niu linked to is gone, and there is a new official version 2009/03/21 17:00:EZ3in1+

    For those who don't know where to find it, see the stickied FAQ at the top of the topics list of the DSTT forum.

    -Bri
     
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    check CRC32
    0903211700t (home.usay.jp/pc/etc/nds/YSMenu0903211700t.zip)
    official version 2009/03/21 17:00?EZ3in1+ (home.usay.jp/pc/etc/nds/YSMenu0903211700.zip)
    is the same. [​IMG]
     
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    In the latest YSMenu and the DSTT, when you load games like Pokemon FireRed, the 1M circuit is not presented. But when you play it on the GBA_Exploader by Rudolph, it's fine. It is both in PSRAM and NOR

    Is this a bug on the new YSMenu (03/21/2009)
     
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    I had tested... rumble pack is not working yet... i have tested with need for speed and metroid prime and nothing... not detected
     

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