YSMenu

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by MasterPenguin, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. MasterPenguin
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    Well. Just curious.

    I've got the 1.18 firmware right now. I have no Slot-2 card, so I'm wondering what the benefits are for slot-1 card users, only. Better compatibility?
     
  2. TheWingless

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    I don't think YSMenu works on the R4. Or maybe it doesn't boot games correctly. I tried using it before and something was wrong so I didn't bother with it again.
     
  3. MasterPenguin
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    There's another topic which has a tutorial to make it work the R4. If you want, I'll go get it.
     
  4. SonicRax

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    Don't mean to:
    a) Sound like a complete n00b
    b) Post in the wrong thread if I am...

    But. What exactly is YSMenu? I don't think I've heard of it until I read this thread. O.O
     
  5. MasterPenguin
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    It's a custom firmware that .. I don't really know the benefits. Apparently it's better then the R4 firmware, though.
     
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    http://www.google.com/search?q=ysmenu

    I had never heard of it until this thread either~
     
  7. SonicRax

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    Ah so, like MasterPenguin said, it's some kind of Custom Firmware, apparently supposed to have more features than regular R4DS firmware (Well... I guess that was a bit obvious. xD).

    http://www.vimeo.com/1278707

    I think this video shows it running on an R4DS.

    Quoted from said video is:
    "It's an experimental patch for the R4 flashcart from Yasu. Supports NDS backups, GBA backups, rumble, cheats, file operations, etc. all in the same system menu.

    Homebrew is not working yet since there's no DLDI-patcher.

    Basically is a R4-like menu but with more features than the R4 firmware and integration with slot-2."
     
  8. Pendor

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    That's my video!

    [​IMG]

    A few days ago I tried it with the latest firmware and everything worked fine. I booted all my NDS backups without any trouble, rumble worked fine and so did GBA support. The only problem I had was with the Pokemon Emerald ROM and I suspect it was because I patched it.

    Besides that, even if it is "experimental" as Yasu said, it worked great on my R4.
     
  9. Pendor

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    Oh, I can upload the patch and the other files needed if any of you don't know how you do it.

    Just ask me.
     
  10. Dermy

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    Go ahead. I wanna try it out. plz
     
  11. Pendor

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    As far as I understand, no. YSMenu uses the original previous firmware. It just gives you more integration with slot-2 cards and some other minor settings but all in the same menu.
     
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    I'll wait, that's fine. In the meantime, I will try out some I found on filefront.
     
  13. Pendor

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    That one is a from an old firmware and it has very low compatibility. Try using the last one instead or wait until I upload it.
     
  14. Pendor

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    Here.

    Just copy the files to the root of the R4 and then load YSMenu.nds.

    If you want to boot it automatically, use r4crypt with YSMenu.nds and then rename it to _DS_MENU.DAT.
     
  15. SonicRax

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    The YSMenu is a lot better than the current R4DS firmware, and it's good for owners of Slot-2s. I think the only slight issue with it that you could even call a problem, would be that the games take slightly longer to boot than on the R4's firmware. Still though, this is hardly what you could call a terrible problem, as its only minor.

    I have one question to ask though, but it might be off-topic. Using R4Crypt, would it be even remotely possible to convert the firmwares of other flashcarts first, and then take said firmware and change it into a _DS_MENU.DAT? I'm kinda curious about this now. [​IMG]
     
  16. Pendor

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    Basically, all firmwares are nds binaries (somehow encrypted or not).

    But I believe you can't. Firmwares work together with the flashcart hardware capabilities.

    R4Crypt just allows you to encrypt a binary file so the cart will recognize it as the R4 firmware.