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Offline funkystuff

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[NDS] HWOS2
« on: March 20, 2009, 08:07:49 AM »
Nickname: Funkystuff
Project name : HWOS2
From : Canada & USA
Division : APP GAMES
Original entry : YES
Support Motion : NO
In last NEO Compo this project have won in the top 10 : NO

The Interactive TM team is the group, 2 people, who have put hardwork and time into make this. This team includes Alcohol Smurf and myself, Funkystuff. Credit must be given to alcohol smurf for he produced the RSS feed reader and Wiki online applications, which are included in HWOS.

Description:
HWOS(2) is a simple operating system for flash carts of the kind. It only boots homebrew unfortunatly. HWOS has a few appliactions included with it like RSS reader and online wikipedia reader. More applications are to come at later dates.

HWOS is pronounced 'h-wos'. Sort of like the way stewie puts emphesis on the h in cool whip. HWOS stands for Hello World Operating System.

Major Features:
Quick Boot - boot the last game you played.
Homebrew Browser - Browse your homebrew files from your "Homebrew" folder
Fav's - Play your favorite homebrew that you choose in the homebrew browser
Mediaplayer - Starts the "mediaplayer.nds" found in the apps folder. Simply put your favorite media player in the apps folder and call it "mediaplayer.nds"
Slot-2 - Start Slot-2. For GBA games and the like.
RSS - Read RSS feeds online, save articles, favorite them.
Wiki - Online Wikipedia reader. Save articles, search articles, read'em, favorite them.
Downloader - Download homebrew directly to your DS! They will be placed in the "Homebrew" folder
Update - Update the OS to a more recent version if avaliable.

Minor Features:
Wifi Signal Status when using wifi
Battery Status
Time and Date
Custom MP3 for background menu music - called music.mp3 in the settings folder. Must be 64kbit sample rate. must be called "music.mp3"
Custom background - Use a gif of your choice located in the settings folder. must be called "wallpaper.gif"
Light adjustment - works on any DS

Pre-Installation!
Step1: Back-Up your micro-sd card!
Step2: Make a new folder on the root of the card called "Homebrew"
Step3: Put homebrew into the "Homebrew" folder.
Step4: Do the the following for what is suited to you to use with the below instructions.

Installation for Regular Users
Take the HWOS folder and put it on the root of your cart. Thats it. Make sure everything copies over though. Then navigate to it and boot "HW_OS2.nds" from inside the folder. If for some reason the updater fails or it no longer works, just use "RecoveryMode.nds" to update it again.

Installation for R4 Users
Do the same thing as you would for regular users, but this time copy the "bootme.nds" and "bootme.txt" to the root of the card and boot that.

Installation for R4 Users with autoboot OS feature
Do the same as you would for R4 users, but this time take the "_DS_MENU.DAT" and copy it to the root of the card. This will over ride your old one so make a back up.

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Note we do not take responsibility for what happens to your flash cart or anything else related.

That is all. Enjoy  :)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xROmiqDn9jk

Note alternate bootme is attachted.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 07:39:38 AM by funkystuff »

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 03:26:01 AM »
Any screenshot?
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 04:00:43 AM »
video added to bottom of post.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 04:18:20 AM »
tnx!
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 05:35:29 AM »
hmmm..... interesting. Does this use bootlib?

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 06:13:27 AM »
no, it does not use your library teendev.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 06:25:42 AM »
the r4 autoboot does not work on my card, may be a firmware problem?
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 06:50:47 AM »
hmmm. No u dont need any r4 files. Just copy the _DS_MENU.DAT, from my package, onto the root of the cart to get it to auto boot.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 06:55:35 AM »
I'we followed the readme, but the R4 freeze during loading
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 07:25:07 AM »
what screen do u get? it maybe that the bootme has some file problems. Ill upload another one that does not use a text file. gimme a minute then you can try that.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009, 07:36:21 AM »
i get the two black screen that appear when the r4 boot, one with the"loading..." text
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 07:40:44 AM »
if your getting the loading text, thats the actual r4 so its not hwos's fault. You probably copied some files wrong. try formating the card then re-installing. I also attached another bootme.nds file.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 08:00:38 AM »
same as last buld, but i don't think i'll format my sd just to try one homebrew.
I've started the os as any other game and it works, and it's fine. The only strange thing is that if i try to start rss or wiki the screens becomes white and nothing happen. It seems a dldi related error, but i've never seen an homebrew stuck at boot this way on an r4 ...
let me know if you find the problem and fell free to ask [for configuratiion or thing such that]

EDIT

tryed to run the new bootme.nds from the r4 menu and nothing happen [2 black screens] may be the problem is here?
Also with the old versione bootme.nds seems to not work
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 08:04:53 AM by samel »
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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 08:13:22 AM »
funny, i just tested the bootme.nds on my r4 and it works perfectly. I dunno whats wrong with yours. And yes if you try to use the rss and wiki it wont work unless you go through bootme. Its because the bootme patches the r4 dldi system. So then it can boot homebrew.

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Re: [NDS] HWOS2
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 08:15:36 AM »
what's you r4 version?

ps: sleep time here, c-ya tomorrow sorry
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