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{{Infobox DS Homebrews
| title       = M3 and G6 Homebrew Loader
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|title=M3 and G6 Homebrew Loader
| image       =  
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|image=Ndspc2.png
| type       = PC Utility
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|description=NDS loader that turns the power on before running the program.
| version     = 16 January 2006
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|author=Pepsiman
| licence    = Mixed
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|lastupdated=2006/01/16
| author      = Pepsiman
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|type=Other PC Utilities
| website     = http://www.ndshb.com/cgi-bin/cfiles/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,3,81
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|version=2006
| download    = https://dlhb.gamebrew.org/dshomebrew/m3powerloader.7z
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|license=Mixed
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|download=https://dlhb.gamebrew.org/dshomebrew/m3powerloader.7z
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As the M3 and G6 firmwares turn off the power to the 2D cores before running a program, homebrew which does not remember to turn the power on does not run on these flash carts.
 
As the M3 and G6 firmwares turn off the power to the 2D cores before running a program, homebrew which does not remember to turn the power on does not run on these flash carts.
  
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  cd \abc
 
  cd \abc
 
  copy /b m3powerloader.bin + game.nds game.ds.gba  
 
  copy /b m3powerloader.bin + game.nds game.ds.gba  
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Where game.nds is the file you want to add the loader to. Now a new file named game.ds.gba is created. Put the .ds.gba file on your CF card or on G6 and run from the menu as normal.  
 
Where game.nds is the file you want to add the loader to. Now a new file named game.ds.gba is created. Put the .ds.gba file on your CF card or on G6 and run from the menu as normal.  
  
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  cat m3powerloader.bin file.nds > file.ds.gba
 
  cat m3powerloader.bin file.nds > file.ds.gba
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==Controls==
 
==Controls==
 
A - Start
 
A - Start

Latest revision as of 08:29, 6 February 2022

M3 and G6 Homebrew Loader
Ndspc2.png
General
AuthorPepsiman
Last Updated2006/01/16
TypeOther PC Utilities
Version2006
LicenseMixed
Links
Download
Website

As the M3 and G6 firmwares turn off the power to the 2D cores before running a program, homebrew which does not remember to turn the power on does not run on these flash carts.

Homebrew authors can ensure M3/G6 compatibility by adding "powerON(POWER_ALL_2D|POWER_SWAP_LCDS);". As a workaround for existing homebrew that does not turn the power on, this is a NDS loader that will turn the power on before running the program.

User guide

The m3powerloader.bin is a fix for the 2 black screens problem when running some homebrew for using M3 and G6 firmwares.

Download the .bin file with prepared .nds homebrew file.

Make a new folder in the root of C: (eg.abc) put .nds and .bin in this directory.

Click on start/run and type in "cmd" without the quotes to open an MS-DOS prompt. Type this:

c:
cd \abc
copy /b m3powerloader.bin + game.nds game.ds.gba 

Where game.nds is the file you want to add the loader to. Now a new file named game.ds.gba is created. Put the .ds.gba file on your CF card or on G6 and run from the menu as normal.

For Windows:

To use on a .nds file: copy /b m3powerloader.bin + file.nds file.ds.gba (please refer to the tutorial above).

To use on a .ds.gba file, run pme2nds then follow the .nds instructions.

For Unix:

cat m3powerloader.bin file.nds > file.ds.gba

Controls

A - Start

External links