Installing TWiLight Menu++ (Flashcard)


Installing #

  1. Download the latest TWiLightMenu-Flashcard.7z
  2. Extract TWiLightMenu-Flashcard.7z
  3. Copy the _nds folder to your flashcard’s microSD card root
  4. Copy the BOOT.NDS file to your flashcard’s microSD card root
  5. Copy the roms folder to your flashcard’s microSD card root
  6. If you already have save data, move your .sav files, which are in your DS ROM location, to a new folder called saves, which also goes in the DS ROM location
    • DS Phat/Lite users: If booting BOOT.NDS causes a white screen lock-up, insert a DS Memory Expansion Pak, and try again
    • DSi/3DS users: Run TWLMenu++ on the console’s SD card, open TWLMenu++ Settings, switch to the Misc. settings page, and turn on SCFG access in Slot-1 and set Slot-1: Touch Mode to DSi Mode
      • This will let you use TWL clock speed and/or VRAM boost on your flashcard games, as well as both accessing the console’s SD card, and running DSi-Enhanced/DSi-Exclusive/DSiWare games in DSi mode from your flashcard
      • With this enabled you can use SELECT + Up/Down to switch between your internal SD card and your flashcard’s SD card
      • To use the above features, you need to launch your flashcard via TWLMenu++ instead of the system menu

Autobooting TWiLight Menu++ #

  1. Extract the content(s) of Autoboot/(your flashcard) to the root of the flashcard’s microSD card
    • Skip this, if you don’t see your flashcard
    • DS Phat/Lite users: Go to settings in the DS menu, and turn on auto-start, so your flashcard will start on boot
    • DSi/3DS users: Run TWLMenu++ on the console’s SD card, open TWLMenu++ Settings, switch to Misc settings page, and turn on Auto-start Slot-1

To run games using your flashcard firmware #

Please note this only works if your flashcard is set to autoboot TWiLight Menu++. See above section for how to do so.

Please note that not all flashcards support running games in this fashion. If the below steps do not apply to your flashcard, you can skip this section.

  1. Extract what’s in Flashcart Loader/(your flashcard) to the root of the flashcard’s microSD card
    • A README.txt file is present in the Flashcart Loader folder, to help find which flashcart loader is appropriate for your flashcard.
    • If you have done so, continue to step 3. If not, follow the steps below the flashcard list below
  2. For these flashcards:
    • R4i-SDHC (r4i-sdhc.com)
    • r4isdhc.com 2014-2022 cards (not .hk or .com.cn)
    • R4i SDHC Upgrade Revolution
    • R4DSiXL3D
    • R4i Advance
    • R4-IIIi
    • R4 SDHC Revolution
    • R4(i) Pocket
    • R4i Gold (v1.4.1) (3DS)
    • R4xDS
    • DSTT(i)
    • DSONE SDHC & DSONEi (non-SDHC models are not supported)
    • M3 DS Real
    • M3i Zero (non-GMP-Z003 model)
    • iTouchDS and iTouch2 (use the M3Real_M3iZero YSMenu files)
    • R4(i)RTS (r4rts.com) (use the M3Real_M3iZero YSMenu files)
    • R4 SDHC RTS (black cartridge) (r4isdhc.com) (use the M3Real_M3iZero YSMenu files)

    Install RetroGameFan’s YSMenu.

    • Make sure you have YSMenu.nds (renamed from TTMenu.dat if there isn’t one) and the TTMenu folder on the flashcard microSD root
  3. Open TWLMenu++ Settings, switch to nds-bootstrap settings page, and set Use nds-bootstrap to No, so the flashcard firmware will be used instead of nds-bootstrap