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NDS MP is a GBAMP NDS Firmware Hack. An NDS aware firmware patch for the GBA Movie Player.
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NDS MP is a GBAMP NDS Firmware Hack. It allows you to run homebrews/NDS files from a compact flash cart using a PassMe, FlashMe or WifiMe. This is written in C (instead of ASM) and hence able to add a number of features.
  
This is '''only for the GBAMP CF''' (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Compact Flash version). This '''will not work on the GBAMP SD''' (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Secure Digital version).
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'''Note:''' This is only for the GBAMP CF (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Compact Flash version). This will not work on the GBAMP SD (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Secure Digital version).
 
 
It is written in C this time (instead of ASM) and so able to add a number of features.
 
  
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
*More compatible with CF cards, since it is based on my GBAMP CF driver.
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* More compatible with CF cards, since it is based on my GBAMP CF driver.
*No more need for _BOOT_MP.GBA to use the GBAMP default firmware.
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* No more need for _BOOT_MP.GBA to use the GBAMP default firmware.
*Built in bootloader. Included in this zip is an example of how to use it.
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* Built in bootloader. Included in this zip is an example of how to use it.
*Better maintainability. Since it is in C it is easier to read and change
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* Better maintainability. Since it is in C it is easier to read and change
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
#Flash GBAMP using one of the included files.  
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Flash GBAMP using one of the included files.  
#Put a _BOOT_MP.NDS file on the root directory of the card.
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#If using a bootloader, put other NDS files on the card.
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Put a _BOOT_MP.NDS file on the root directory of the card.
#Start using a PassMe, WifiMe or FlashMe.
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If using a bootloader, put other NDS files on the card.
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Start using a PassMe, WifiMe or FlashMe.
  
 
==User guide==
 
==User guide==
To use the normal firmware:
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'''To use the normal firmware:'''
:While turning on the DS, hold down Select.
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* While turning on the DS, hold down Select.
:Choose "Start GBA Game" from the menu.
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* Choose Start GBA Game from the menu.
  
To repair:
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'''To repair:'''
:While flashing, press L+R+Select to run the repair utility.
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* While flashing, press L+R+Select to run the repair utility.
:Put Update.e19 in the root directory of your compact flash card, and update when asked.
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* Put Update.e19 in the root directory of your compact flash card, and update when asked.
  
'''Note:''' The manufacturers of the GBAMP SD have released an [http://movieadvance.com/sd_en/M2-SD%20BOOT-NDS%20Update.zip update] similar to NDS MP. It is on the downloads section of the [http://movieadvance.com/sd_en/download.htm Movie Advance website].
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'''Note from developer:'''  
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The manufacturers of the GBAMP SD have released an [http://movieadvance.com/sd_en/M2-SD%20BOOT-NDS%20Update.zip update] similar to NDS MP. It is on the downloads section of the [http://movieadvance.com/sd_en/download.htm Movie Advance website].
  
 
==Known issues==
 
==Known issues==
For Version 2.11:
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More risk to GBAMP firmware. Since this is coded in C chunks of the firmware are removed to make it fit, which are just duplicates and should not cause any issue.
  
More risk to GBAMP firmware. Since this is coded in C I had to remove chunks of the firmware to make it fit. Don't worry though, those chunks were repeats of other chunks anyway.
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No ability to use _BOOT_MP.GBA anymore. You can still load it from the standard GBAMP firmware.
 
 
No ability to use _BOOT_MP.GBA anymore. That's still okay - just load it from the standard GBAMP firmware.
 
  
 
==Changelog==
 
==Changelog==
 
'''2006-1-14'''
 
'''2006-1-14'''
* Nearly everything loads
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* Nearly everything loads.
  
 
'''2005-09-27'''
 
'''2005-09-27'''
* Fixed SCUMMVM loaded from MoonShell
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* Fixed SCUMMVM loaded from MoonShell.
  
 
'''2005-09-30'''
 
'''2005-09-30'''
* Made directory search case insensitive
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* Made directory search case insensitive.
  
 
'''2005-10-03'''
 
'''2005-10-03'''
* Big speed up when clearing memory - should have listened to Tepples earlier
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* Big speed up when clearing memory - should have listened to Tepples earlier.
* Fixed bugs in ARM9 reset function
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* Fixed bugs in ARM9 reset function.
* Start searching at root directory entry 0 instead of 1
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* Start searching at root directory entry 0 instead of 1.
  
 
'''2005-10-23'''
 
'''2005-10-23'''
* Added FAT12 support
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* Added FAT12 support.
* Renamed to NDS MP
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* Renamed to NDS MP.
  
 
'''2005-11-04 - v2.0'''
 
'''2005-11-04 - v2.0'''
* After bug testing, this version has now "gone gold" and is no longer in beta
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* After bug testing, this version has now "gone gold" and is no longer in beta.
* Source code released
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* Source code released.
  
 
'''2005-11-23 - v2.01'''
 
'''2005-11-23 - v2.01'''
* Updated to DevKitPro r17
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* Updated to DevKitPro r17.
* Fixed WifiMe not booting problem
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* Fixed WifiMe not booting problem.
  
 
'''2005-12-01 - v2.02'''
 
'''2005-12-01 - v2.02'''
* Added wait for the compact flash card to be ready
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* Added wait for the compact flash card to be ready.
  
 
'''2005-12-04 - v2.03'''
 
'''2005-12-04 - v2.03'''
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'''2006-01-04 - v2.05'''
 
'''2006-01-04 - v2.05'''
* Changed cleared memory ranges for dumper compatibility
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* Changed cleared memory ranges for dumper compatibility.
  
 
'''2006-01-12 - v2.10'''
 
'''2006-01-12 - v2.10'''
* Private version - super hidden secret function
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* Private version - super hidden secret function.
  
 
'''2006-01-13 - v2.11'''
 
'''2006-01-13 - v2.11'''
* Disabled super hidden secret funtion
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* Disabled super hidden secret funtion.
* Reloads settings from the firmware at each boot, to fix any corruption that may have occurred (thanks to joat for firmware reading routines on NDSTech Wiki)
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* Reloads settings from the firmware at each boot, to fix any corruption that may have occurred (thanks to joat for firmware reading routines on NDSTech Wiki).
  
 
==Credits==
 
==Credits==
 
Large parts are based on MultiNDS loader by Darkain.
 
Large parts are based on MultiNDS loader by Darkain.
  
Filesystem code based on gbamp_cf.c by Chishm (me).
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Filesystem code based on gbamp_cf.c by Chishm.
  
 
Flashing tool written by DarkFader.
 
Flashing tool written by DarkFader.
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GBAMP firmware flasher written by DarkFader.
 
GBAMP firmware flasher written by DarkFader.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:21, 29 May 2021

NDS MP
General
Author(s)Michael Chisholm (Chishm)
TypeHomebrew Loader
Version2.11
LicenceMixed
Links
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Website
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NDS MP is a GBAMP NDS Firmware Hack. It allows you to run homebrews/NDS files from a compact flash cart using a PassMe, FlashMe or WifiMe. This is written in C (instead of ASM) and hence able to add a number of features.

Note: This is only for the GBAMP CF (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Compact Flash version). This will not work on the GBAMP SD (Game Boy Advance Movie Player Secure Digital version).

Features

  • More compatible with CF cards, since it is based on my GBAMP CF driver.
  • No more need for _BOOT_MP.GBA to use the GBAMP default firmware.
  • Built in bootloader. Included in this zip is an example of how to use it.
  • Better maintainability. Since it is in C it is easier to read and change

Installation

Flash GBAMP using one of the included files.

Put a _BOOT_MP.NDS file on the root directory of the card.

If using a bootloader, put other NDS files on the card.

Start using a PassMe, WifiMe or FlashMe.

User guide

To use the normal firmware:

  • While turning on the DS, hold down Select.
  • Choose Start GBA Game from the menu.

To repair:

  • While flashing, press L+R+Select to run the repair utility.
  • Put Update.e19 in the root directory of your compact flash card, and update when asked.

Note from developer:

The manufacturers of the GBAMP SD have released an update similar to NDS MP. It is on the downloads section of the Movie Advance website.

Known issues

More risk to GBAMP firmware. Since this is coded in C chunks of the firmware are removed to make it fit, which are just duplicates and should not cause any issue.

No ability to use _BOOT_MP.GBA anymore. You can still load it from the standard GBAMP firmware.

Changelog

2006-1-14

  • Nearly everything loads.

2005-09-27

  • Fixed SCUMMVM loaded from MoonShell.

2005-09-30

  • Made directory search case insensitive.

2005-10-03

  • Big speed up when clearing memory - should have listened to Tepples earlier.
  • Fixed bugs in ARM9 reset function.
  • Start searching at root directory entry 0 instead of 1.

2005-10-23

  • Added FAT12 support.
  • Renamed to NDS MP.

2005-11-04 - v2.0

  • After bug testing, this version has now "gone gold" and is no longer in beta.
  • Source code released.

2005-11-23 - v2.01

  • Updated to DevKitPro r17.
  • Fixed WifiMe not booting problem.

2005-12-01 - v2.02

  • Added wait for the compact flash card to be ready.

2005-12-04 - v2.03

  • Modified firmware to stay in supervisor mode when starting an ARM7 binary. This should hopefully fix a few problems. Thanks to Gladius and Loopy for pointing this out.

2005-12-17 - v2.04

  • Fixed startBinaryIWRAM_ARM7_size to the correct size, so now SnesDS for GBAMP will work. Thanks again to Loopy for finding this bug.
  • The loaded NDS's start cluster is now stored in the usual location (0x027FFFFC) in case the NDS needs it.

2006-01-04 - v2.05

  • Changed cleared memory ranges for dumper compatibility.

2006-01-12 - v2.10

  • Private version - super hidden secret function.

2006-01-13 - v2.11

  • Disabled super hidden secret funtion.
  • Reloads settings from the firmware at each boot, to fix any corruption that may have occurred (thanks to joat for firmware reading routines on NDSTech Wiki).

Credits

Large parts are based on MultiNDS loader by Darkain.

Filesystem code based on gbamp_cf.c by Chishm.

Flashing tool written by DarkFader.

Chunks of firmware removed with help from Dwedit.

GBAMP firmware flasher written by DarkFader.


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