@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Feb 16, 2019 · 8 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

What's new?

  • The H&S screen (if enabled) now fades in the same time as the DSi splash screen.
  • The Touch the Touch Screen to continue. text now fades in/out, instead of blinking in/out.
  • Any button now gets past the DSi splash when it's finished playing.

Improvement

  • The date/time font is now loaded into and read from RAM, whenever the date/time text is being rendered, as well as the colon blinking.
    This is done to save read cycles of the SD card, and improves performance to like before the date/time was implemented.

Bug fix

  • MegaMan ZX and ZX Advent removed from ce9 cache list to fix minibosses crashing the games.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Feb 15, 2019 · 14 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Includes nds-bootstrap v0.17.1.

This lovely release not only brings the usual new features, but chocolaty deliciously new features that push the DS/DSi console to the limits! ;)

WARNING: The following below (except for the feature listing) may contain cringe.

Random lively girl: Hi Robz! <3 What's new?
Me: Well I'm glad you asked! Here's what's new!

  • Introducing RocketVideo technology, a new homebrew video player!
  • Thanks to RocketVideo, a new animated TWiLight Menu++ splash has been added, with sound added alongside it!
    The last half of the splash was created in Game Maker Studio.
  • (@Epicpkmn11) Time and date display have been added to the DSi and 3DS themes!
  • The stock look of the DSi Menu returns! The top icons are now moved to a new menu called the SELECT menu, the successor to the old START menu.
  • (RocketVideo) The rotating cubes from the original 3DS HOME Menu, are now shown on the top screen of the 3DS theme.
  • (RocketVideo) The DSi splash now plays at the original frame rate of 60FPS!
    However, if you're using a flashcard, it'll play at 24FPS, unless if you're using a Memory Expansion Pak for your DS Phat/Lite.
  • DSi splash can now be displayed on 3DS/2DS consoles.
  • An option has been added to display the H&S screen in the DSi splash.
  • Ever wished you could change the color of your screens? Well now you can!
    A B&W/Grayscale color mode has been added! Currently doesn't work in the Acekard theme and the DS(i) games.
  • Color padding added on the top and bottom of the dialog box image in the DSi Menu theme.
  • You can now enable/disable showing specific filetypes in the settings menu.
  • Pictochat and DS Download Play .nds files can now be launched properly in the ROM menu.
  • (@Epicpkmn11) You can now hide files and folders in the DSi/3DS themes!
    Press X on the file or folder, but instead of deleting the file, press Y.
  • Slightly sped-up icon rearranging process.
  • After rearranging icon, Please wait... text is now shown.
  • (@Epicpkmn11) Improved DSi/3DS menu BG music.

Random girly girl: Oh wow, that's sweet! But, are there any issues fixed?
Me: Yes, there are! Here are the bug fixes.

  • (@Epicpkmn11) macOS's index files ('._') are no longer shown.
  • (@NightYoshi370) Fixed AP message being shown for Rune Factory 3.
  • Fixed language setting not working in nds-bootstrap.
  • Fixed the crash when pressing Up on an empty box in DSi & 3DS themes.
  • Fixed GBA mode icon in the main menu.

Same lively girl: Wow! I'm liking this release already! Thank you RocketRobz!
Same girly girl: Yeah! Thank you!
Me: Aw, you're both so kind!

To all of you using TWiLight Menu++, or if this is your first time using it, have a Happy Valentines Day! :)
Show your special someone the new update, and/or what DS(i) games you are playing!

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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Feb 1, 2019 · 130 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Bug fix (by @Epicpkmn11)

  • DSi theme: Fixed photo randomizer not working.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Feb 1, 2019 · 132 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Includes nds-bootstrap v0.17.0.

For this release, instead of doing the usual What's new?, Improvements, and Bug fixes listing, the names of the contributors will be listed for each change/feature.

@RocketRobz

  • Sega MD/Gen and SNES ROMs can now be launched by themselves from the SD card, instead of using a RAM disk!
    How it works is that nds-bootstrap creates a .img with the launched ROM inside the RAM, and then the emulator reads it.
    For your Sega MD/Gen ROM to show, it must end with .gen.
  • Sega Master System and Game Gear ROMs can now be launched!
    S8DS (by FluBBa) will be used to run them, but there's a bug when it comes to launching a ROM passed as an argument.
    You will need to press L+R, and then B, after the ROM boots, to have the sound working.
  • You can now make the loading screen in nds-bootstrap dark, and/or have it shown on the top screen!
  • Acekard theme: Fixed ramdisks/saves folder being created on SD root.
  • Improved homebrew detection. If the ROM has 00 as the maker code, then it'll be launched as homebrew.
  • Removed .launcharg support, due to it causing crashes, such as being stuck on Now Loading... in the DSi or 3DS themes.
  • Main Menu: Text is now shown if ROM wasn't previously ran.

@Epicpkmn11

  • DSi/3DS theme: You can now rearrange your games! Press Up to pick up your game, press Left or Right to move it, and then press Down to place it in the new position.
    You can also switch pages during the rearranging process.
    (requested by @ChampionLeake)
  • DSi theme: To access some games that would take a while by just holding Left/Right, drag the scroll window on the bottom using your stylus.
    You can also swipe the icons, which can also be done on the 3DS theme!
  • Cheat menu can now be accessed on all themes!
    You will need to move usrcheats.dat from sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/cheats to sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/extras.
  • DSi theme: A photo is now randomly shown like on the original DSi Menu!
    Place your .bmp files of any name, in sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/dsimenu/photos.
    NOTE: Rev 01 of this release fixes a bug which makes randomizing not work, so please download Rev 01 instead of this release.
  • R4 themes can now be loaded from the SD card!
    Place them in sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/r4menu/themes. The .bmp files must be converted from 24-bit to 16-bit (X1 R5 G5 B5).
    theme.ini is currently not read.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 18, 2019 · 219 commits to master since this release

UPDATE 1/26/2019: Fixed flashcard autoboot file for DSTT. It is now DLDI-patched, and will no longer show DLDI init failed! message.

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Includes nds-bootstrap v0.16.0.

What's new?

  • After a while with only two 8-bit emulators (nesDS and GameYob) built-in, two 16-bit emulators (jEnesisDS and SNEmulDS) are finally added!
    That's right! You can now run Sega MegaDrive/Genesis and Super Nintendo (SNES) games, thanks to the new RAM disk feature in nds-bootstrap (starting with v0.16.0)!
    NOTE: If you're a flashcard user, you do not need to follow this below, as RAM disk will not be used on flashcards.
    You'll need SegaMD.img for Sega MD/Gen games, and SNES.img for SNES games. Both should be in sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/emulators. Check the nds-bootstrap v0.16.0 release page for creating the .img files.
    For SegaMD.img, the ROMs can be placed anywhere (especially the root) in the .img file, but for SNES.img, the ROMs should be placed in the snes folder in the .img file.
  • Like with save files, you can select up to 10 RAM disk .img files for homebrew.
    The files will need to be placed in the ramdisks folder, which is in the same folder as the saves folder and the .nds ROMs.
  • Cheat support is finally added! (special thanks to @Epicpkmn11!)
    Cheats will be read from usrcheat.dat at sd:/_nds/TWiLightMenu/cheats.
    While all of the themes will read the enabled cheats, currently only the Acekard theme has a cheat menu where you can enable/disable cheats.
  • DS menu Acekard theme updated! (by @vulpes-vulpeos)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed touch for buttons on AP message not working in Acekard theme. (by @Epicpkmn11)
  • Restored two missing frames to the animated app icon for system menu. (by @vulpes-vulpeos)
  • Animated icon now only uses one palette line for all 8 frames.
    This is done so that the 3DS HOME Menu will show the icon properly.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 12, 2019 · 257 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.
Also, for DSi users with CFW, delete 53524c41 at sd:/title/00030015, and replace autoboot.bin at sd:/hiya as well.
In addition to the regular instructions, if you're a flashcard user, extract BOOT_fc.nds to the flashcard's SD root, make a copy, and rename that to boot.nds, and also update your flashcard's autoboot file.

Includes nds-bootstrap v0.15.0.

What's new?

  • Volume and battery indicators added to DSi, 3DS, and Acekard themes!
    For the Acekard theme, only the DS menu and Switch themes for the AK theme show the volume and battery (icons for AK themes added by @Epicpkmn11).
    Also, in DS mode, no volume icon will be shown, and instead of showing 4 battery bars, it'll show 2, and on DS Phat/Lite consoles, it'll be green instead of blue, to match the console's power LED light.
  • You can now have multiple saves for your games! Up to 10 .sav files can be used.
    To access the option, open up per-game settings.
  • The TWiLight Menu++ CIA is now shown on the 3DS HOME Menu.
    As a result, on next boot of the app, it will load faster, and the TWiLight Menu++ Launcher has been deprecated, as the next version of it will just be an updater.
  • If you're on a Panda/Dev DSi unit or a 3DS/2DS, a game console select screen will be shown, if it's your first time using TWLMenu++.
  • A new animated icon for TWiLight Menu++ has been added! (made by @vulpes-vulpeos)
  • The alternative names (SRLoader and DSiMenu++) have been dropped to avoid confusion. (suggested by @NightYoshi370)
  • As the new nds-bootstrap release (v0.15.0) breaks compatibility with GBARunner2, the old hb bootstrap is still used to boot GBARunner2.
  • If you're running TWLMenu++ from a flashcard on DSi or 3DS/2DS, the HOME icon is now shown on the DSi/3DS theme, where you can touch it to return to system menu.

Bug fix

  • Fixed not saving hb rom's bootstrap file (thanks to @Epicpkmn11).
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 6, 2019 · 302 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.
In addition to the regular instructions, if you're a flashcard user, extract BOOT_fc.nds to the flashcard's SD root, make a copy, and rename that to boot.nds, and also update your flashcard's autoboot file.

What's new?

  • Added option for SCFG access in Slot-1. Allows setting extended memory mode and/or TWL clock speed in flashcard homebrew.
    With that setting turned on, when launching TWiLight Menu++ on your flashcard, TWL clock speed will be set on boot, and you'll be able to set CPU speed and VRAM boost settings in the settings screen and per-game settings.
  • DS menu Acekard theme by Vulpes-Vulpeos (fixed by me) has been added!
  • DSi theme: When touching the arrow button, it is now shown pressed.
  • If a saves folder does not exist in the folder of the .nds ROM(s), TWiLight Menu++ will now create it when launching your ROM.

Bug fixes

  • Acekard theme: Fixed list view causing Guru Meditation Error. (thanks to @Epicpkmn11)
  • Fixed soft-resetting in Slot-1 DS cart games bringing you to Unlaunch menu instead.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 2, 2019 · 315 commits to master since this release

**UPDATE 1/5/2019: ** nds-bootstrap v0.14.1 now included!

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Hopefully this is the last revision released of v6.8.3!

Bug fix

  • Fixed reading from (ROMpath)saves instead of (ROMpath)/saves, if ROM path has no slash at the end in settings.ini.
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 2, 2019 · 317 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Bug fix

  • As the DSi, 3DS, and R4 themes hide a folder called saves, the Acekard theme now hides it as well. (thanks to @Epicpkmn11)
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@RocketRobz RocketRobz released this Jan 2, 2019 · 318 commits to master since this release

Check here on how to update TWiLight Menu++.

Bug fix

  • Main Menu: Fixed the path of the folder of saves being left out when saving to nds-bootstrap's .ini file.
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