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Offline Dr.neo

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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





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« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 12:11:14 PM by Dr.neo »
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Re: MK5 GIGA Cart User Menu V2.53 & How to upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 04:04:55 PM »
nice, the autosavetype will come in very handy. only in the faq you still have some instructions for menu 1.45 insted of 2.53. i will update this evening :)
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Re: How to upgrade MK5 GIGA Cart Menu V2.53 and how to fix the USB linker
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 11:12:01 PM »
yes please show me.
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Re: How to upgrade MK5 GIGA Cart Menu V2.53 and how to fix the USB linker
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 08:24:38 AM »
Updated :D

Works fine :)
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Is there any way I can get the rainbow and 3D menu back?

Or can you upload it and put it for 1.45 and later version?

I mean, I'm massive fan of rainbows and sparkles! Yes, I'm a girl! :D And love 3D effects!  ::sm-25.gif::

Sheesh. I think I spoke too soon.


I keep getting indextab or summat like that error also the 'file not enough' error.

Help!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2007, 02:38:53 AM by wilddenim »

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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 ;



i think.. i kinda have a problem...



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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 ;



i think.. i kinda have a problem...



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try downloading this: http://www.neoflash.com/driver/2.53/MK5_user_menu_v2.53.rar everything you need is in there
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how do i use dpgtools13?
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how do i use dpgtools13?

download the newest version from here: http://mdxonline.dyndns.org/archives/2007/03/moonshell_ver171_dl.shtml

in the tabs above you need to go to language( second from the right) and click on .ENG for english or an other language you prefer.
then from windows explorer drag a movie file right in to the list. change they output path if you want. in the options you can change things like video quality
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I was using Udisk 1.39 & 2.41 menu until right now. I tried to upgrade but it will not let me do Step 1.

Any ideas?

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when in the nds menu press and hold start + select and start the mk5 menu while still holding those buttons untill you come in a menu where you can choose you're preferred way of formatting
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nope just goes directly to usb linker and no format menu

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Nevermind. I got it. Needed to press "UP+L+R+A+B" while turning nds on.

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Help help help!

I got as far as step 3 now all I get is a blank white screen.

The DS wont start formating.

Agghhhh.

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Help help help!

I got as far as step 3 now all I get is a blank white screen.

The DS wont start formating.

Agghhhh.

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if your MK5 is new 2008 version, you don't need follow this guide, you just need hold START+SELECT when you power on your NDS, then you will see the MK5 format screen.



then you just need format it (suggest the FULL format),then you can goto step[7] directly, to finish this upgrade action.
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