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Offline nanito11

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How to upgrade MK5 GIGA Cart Menu V2.53 and how to fix the USB linker
--- By Dr.neo   Oct.25th 2007

All driver Download : http://www.neoflash.com/driver/2.53/MK5_user_menu_v2.53.rar

MK5 final SPEC:
* Support clean rom,not need any patch,just need drag and drop
* Huge memory space,from 8Gbit upto 64Gbit
* USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer
* USB disk function, compatible with any operation system
* Build in the last moonshell V1.71 and upgradable
* Support homebrew
* Build in SMS multi save function,and  auto save
* Menu upgradable,just need drag and drop the new core to MK5
* Multi rom support,media play support
* MK5 turbo engin, 100% full game running speed ,without any delay
* Build in passme function,can boot almost GBA flash cart perfectly
* Support soft reset function in the game, press L+R+A+B+X+Y then can return to menu, not need re-power on NDS anymore! (But it need the rom run under "auto detect save type" mode)
* Support "auto detect save type" function, almost don't need to upgrade the savetype.sdb file in the future!
* Can use SELECT+LEFT / RIGHT to select the 4K / 64K / 2M / 4M save type in case the "auto detect save type" mode don't work, but in fact over 98% roms can run in the "auto detect save type" mode perfectly.
* Support the wireless download mini game function.
 
How to upgrade your MK5 menu to V2.53

* please note: If you just got the newest batch MK5 and first time to run it, please jump to step [5] directly and ignore all previous operation!

* please note: If you are running the old menu, please backup all useful data to your PC before you start to upgrade! Because the follow operation will format the MK5!





Step [1] ---
a. Insert the MK5 USB linker to your NDS GBA slot , and use the MK5 USB cable to connect your PC and MK5 USB linker.
The data transfer speed around 1.0M~1.2M on USB 2.0 port. For guarantee the data transfer quality, please use the MK5 USB cable connect to your mainboard's USB port directly, don't use any USB HUB or USB extension cable.
b. Hold the "L" + "R" + "UP" and turn on NDS till you can see the mk5 logo appear (don't release these 3 keys), and press "A"+"B" (now "L+R+UP+A+B" 5 keys are held) ,NDS will start to run MK5 ;


c. Then you will see this screen , and the windows system will detect a new removable driver (MK5 USB disk) is inserted , like a USB pen driver :



Step [2] ---
a. Now open the mk5 menu CD, go to this folder: "x:/MK5 serial/MK5 8G & 16G GIGA Cart/Driver/MK5_#1_DownGrade_V1.22F" ;
b. If your MK5 is 8G, then run the "MK5-8G-format.bat" , if not then run "MK5-16G-format.bat" ;
c. You can see the follow DOS window appear, when you see the "press any key to exit..." then mean the menu downgrade is done ;



d. Disable the MK5 USB disk from your PC, then turn off NDS.

Step [3] ---
a. Hold the "L" + "R" + "DOWN" and turn on NDS till you can see the mk5 logo appear (don't release these 3 keys), and press "A"+"B" (now "L+R+DOWN+A+B" 5 keys are held) ,NDS will start to format MK5 ;




 
Step [4] ---
a. When the format complete, then you will see the MK5 USB disk appear on your PC again ;
b. Go to this folder: "x:/MK5 serial/MK5 8G & 16G GIGA Cart/Driver/MK5_#2_Format APP V1.45" ;
c. Copy all files form this folder (include the sub-folder)  to MK5 driver ;
d. Disable the MK5 USB disk from your PC, then turn off NDS.



Step [5] --- (If you just get your new MK5 and you see this upgrade file, please follow the below operation and ignore the previous step[1]~step[4] )
a. Remove the MK5 USB linker, power on NDS, and press A to enter MK5 system;
b. Select the "MK5_Menu_V1.45_AUTO_Upgrade.nds" and press A to run it;


c. Press A to continue when this screen appear;


d. When the update complete, power off your NDS;



Step [6] ---
a. Insert the MK5 USB linker to NDS GBA slot again, power on NDS, and press A twice to enter MK5 "USB MODE";


b. If your MK5 have formatted before, then will see the MK5 start to running "Memory Quick Check" ;


c. When it done, you will see the MK5 USB disk appear on your PC;


d. If the MK5 is not formatted before , it'll appear this menu, please select "QUICK FORMAT" and press A to continue.
If you can choose the "FULL FORMAT" will be better, but it'll take over 20 minutes to complete, please wait :)




e. After it done, you will see the MK5 USB disk appear on your PC again;


 
Step [7] ---
a. Go to this folder: "x:/MK5 serial/MK5 8G & 16G GIGA Cart/Driver/MK5_#3_Menu_V1.45_&_XMenu_V2.53" ;
b. Copy all files form this folder (include the sub-folder)  to MK5 USB disk , it'll take around 5 minutes because the sub-folder have too many small files,
but it'll be more fast when copy the big files ;
c. Disable the MK5 USB disk from your PC when it complete, then turn off NDS.
d. Remove the MK5 USB linker and power on NDS, now you can start to enjoy the last 2.53 menu!


 
 
How to use the V2.53 menu new function

[1] About the soft reset function ---
By default the MK5 v2.53 set all roms to "auto detect save type" mode, so almost roms can use "L+R+A+B+X+Y" to return the menu in the game. But this function don't support homebrew.
And this function will be disable if change the "auto detect save type" to other exactly save mode.



[2] About the save type auto detect function ---
The default "auto detect save type" can support over 98% roms, so it don't need to update the savetype.sdb file anymore. But if the game can't run, user can use the "SELECT+LEFT" or  "SELECT+RIGHT"  to select the 4K / 64K(512K) / 2M / 4M save type to test which mode can run this game, it's very easy.



[3] About the music and video play ---
The "x:/MK5 serial/MK5 8G & 16G GIGA Cart/Driver/MK5_#3_Menu_V1.45_&_XMenu_V2.53" have come with the last Moonshell Media Player v1.71 version, it can play MP3/DPG/TTA/AAC/OGG... and can view TEXT/picture ... , you just need drag and drop these files to MK5 then can play!
If you want to generate your own *.dpg movie file, you can unzip the "dpgtools13 for MoonShell Version 1.71.rar" and run for make your own movie, it's not difficult indeed.



[4] About the PASSME function ---
If you want to use MK5 as one passme device, you just need click the "MK5_PassMe" and run, then you can boot almost GBA cart, like NEO serial.

[5] About the PDA and homebrew DLDI support ---
The MK5 v2.53 menu have come with the last NEO version DSOrganize , and build in the DLDI auto patch function, so almost homebrew can run on MK5 perfectly.
 
[6] If the MK5 USB linker don't work ---



In 99% case the MK5 USB linker don't have hardware quality problem, you just need use the rubber to clean the MK5 USB linker golden finger, then it'll work again.
 




[7] How can i make sure the MK5 SAVE system is working fine?

NEO Universal 2Mbit Save Test APP V5 [June.5th 2007]
Suitable with : MK5 serial
Purpose : test the 2M SRAM ( EEPROM ) working status

How to use:
[1] Run this APP from any slot-1 or slot-2 cart, if run on MK5 cart, please make sure the save type is set to "2M" mode BEFORE you start to run it.
[2] Press any button to test the 2M memory,if everything fine,then NDS will show "TEST PASSED". And you can press START or SELECT to re-test it.
[3] Now you can re-power on and run this APP again, it should can find the previous test data and verify it, if everything is fine still,then congrats, your 2M save chip working great :)

download :  http://www.neoflash.com/download/NEO_Universal_2Mbit_Save_Test_APP_V5.rar





NEOTEAM   /   Nov.1th 2007
 
 
 


hello dr.neo what if i bought an mk5dx 16giga and i want this 3d menu with rainbows? im a girl and i like these stuff , i dont know what to do i have menu 1.45 and xmenu 2.56 i bought this cart about 100$ but it didnt come with usb linker that we put in gba , it came with cart and a usb reader i remove the cart  from ds put it in usb reader and plug it to my pc usb , and i want to install this 3d menu but you need isb linker is there a way to install it without this whole thing ? like .nds  file to change the menu to 3d , im getting bored of mine ..please HELP ME

Offline sven

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    • the one starting with: "www." you'll find the rest.
in the DSSYSTEM folder there is a file named global.ini in the seccond line of text that states: "MENU3D=0" you should chenge to 0 into a 1, and save it, be carefull not to change anything else.

I can't remember if the mk5 supported different background images :(
I shall see if I can find anything, haven't worked with the mk5 in a long time .

PS You can change the colors of the text to. play with the numbers a bit. Remember to make a backup of the file though, might it go wrong.

Edit:

for changing the images you should make a folder called "skin" in the DSSYSTEM folder.

They have to be images ending on .bmp and have specific names and sizes and color type:

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BMP file format:
c_file.bmp it's upside background picture,BMP format, 256pix X 192pix , 24bit color
desktop.bmp --- it's downside background picture,BMP format,256pix X 192pix , 24bit color
save_bg.bmp --- it's the SMS background picture,BMP format,256pix X 192pix , 24bit color

Can't find the proper rainbow images, maybe you can find other rainbow images ;D
« Last Edit: December 30, 2009, 07:52:38 AM by sven »
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Offline nanito11

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hey i tried it created skin folder i downloaded user menu v2.x i found the rainbow pics there i put them in skin , and i changed my global and put 3d 1
but i see the same menu i still have this:

http://www.neoflash.com/driver/2.53/MK5%20GIGA%20cart%20user%20menu%20V1_files/DSC03313.JPG
 
but i want this:

http://www.neoflash.com/img/mk5_giga-01.jpg

so i deleted my dsystem folder i put my mk5 in ds then nothing changed i put it back in usb the dsfolder is back i have in it :

global and savetype and thats my global:

[MENU]
;ÊÇ·ñʹÓô«Í³3D²Ëµ¥ 0=·ñ 1=ÊÇ
MENU3D=0
[SAVEBACKUP]
;ÊÇ·ñ¿ª»úºóÇ¿ÖƱ¸·Ý´æµµ 0=·ñ 1=ÊÇ
FORCEBACKUP=1
[USBPLUGIN]
;°ÑUSB²å¼þ£¨ÈçDSPAD£© ¸ÄÃû·ÅÈë /DSYSTEM/AUTORUN.BIN ºó ÔÙ°´SELECTÇ¿ÖƽøÈë3D²Ëµ¥¾Í»á×Ô¶¯Ö´Ðвå¼þ
AUTORUN=0
[DLDI]
;¶Ô×ÔÖÆÈí¼þÌṩDLDI FATÖ§³Ö£¬²Ëµ¥ÄÚ×Ô¶¯´òdldi²¹¶¡
ENABLE=1
;DLDIÊÇ·ñÖ§³ÖдÈ빦ÄÜ,´ò¿ªÐ´ÈëºóMS¿ÉÒÔÖ§³ÖÊéÇ©£¬µ«ÊÇijЩ¸ñʽµÄÊÓƵ»áÍÏÂý
WRITEABLE=1
[MSGCOLOR]
;ÉèÖÃÎÄ×ÖµÄÑÕÉ« ·¶Î§0~31
R=31
G=31
B=31
[HEADCOLOR1]
;HEADCOLOR1(0,0,15)
R=0
G=0
B=15
[HEADCOLOR2]
;HEADCOLOR2(25,25,0)
R=25
G=25
B=0
[BOXCOLOR]
;BOXCOLOR(16,16,16)
R=16
G=16
B=16
[BOTTCOLOR1]
;BOTTCOLOR1(0,0,15)
R=0
G=0
B=15
[BOTTCOLOR2]
;BOTTCOLOR2(25,25,0)
R=25
G=25
B=0
[SCROCOLOR1]
;SCROCOLOR1(0,8,0)
R=0
G=8
B=0
[SCROCOLOR2]
;SCROCOLOR2(8,0,8)
R=8
G=0
B=8
[SCROCOLOR3]
;SCROCOLOR3(25,0,0)
R=25
G=0
B=0

i dont know which language is that , i have ds games in my mk5 usb , xmenu.dat and dsystem there are the 2 files i told you about i used the update file updated my ds then deleted the update to gain space, ...

any more help plzz

Offline nickxab

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My brother took this flashcard for his ds.
He played for about a month and then suddenly his card bricked.
If he try to open his ds with card plugged it freeze.
So he can't even use the usb linker to fix it.
Any idea ?