Author Topic: RS-97 Firmwares here (internal & external) All systems supported v1.0-2.0-2.1  (Read 2773 times)

jutley (OP)

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External v2.1_Final Tailor firmware (ALL RS97 SYSTEMS)

Compatible for v1.0 & v2.0 & v2.1 rs-97 systems (Min 4gb sd card required)

New External v2.1_Final (For external card only)


This is a nice clean base image with Ping_Floods latest gmenu2x release with nothing added. The whole point of this is to tailor it to your own needs and only add what you want to use. All the instructions are included inside the download pack and everything you need is in the pack. Its very simple to follow and all future updates will be like  local packs that will be uploaded so you can just update what you desire individually without loosing your important stuff. I hope you enjoy this method have fun cooking your own firmware:)

#1) IF you already have done the rs97extloader mod, skip to step 9
#2) Make sure you have the default original firmware in the internal SD.
#3) Prepare another SD Card (size doesn't matter), format as FAT32, primary
#4) Download https://github.com/RetroArcade97/rs97extloader/releases/download/0.90/rs97extloader-0.90.1.zip
#5) Extract the zip in step 4 into the SD card you prepared at step 3
#6) Insert the SD card from step 5 into the RS-97's GBA cart/sd slot
#7) Turn on RS97 and go to file browser and navigate to external sd
#8) Run "install.dge"
#9) Prepare your SD card that you are going to use for your external firmware & Format as FAT32 primary.
#10) Download https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/External_tailor_pack_v1.01/base_external_image_v2.1_Final.7z
Mirror below.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DhpFR9WZCWD4p7ZTUsqZ8yKocERBiKxW/view?usp=sharing
#11) Extract zip from step 10 to step 9 and write the .img file to your sd card using Win32DiskImager  https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
#12 if you are using a bigger card than 4gb you will need to extend the roms partition in any partition tool manager https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
#13 boot then add your tailor packs follow the instructions below then enjoy :)


latest local pack only v1.2 download

https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/External_tailor_pack_v1.01/local_pack_v1.2.7z

Mirror below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RlchtcZ8UZam3g4H-fAt6pl6is1S4pCe/view?usp=sharing

Adding APPS,GAMES,EMULATORS
Simply add the desired folder you want into ROMS/apps or ROMS/emus or ROMS/games

Adding BACKDROPS,SKINS,WALLPAPERS to gmenu2x
BACKDROPS- Simply add the desired backdrop to gmenu2x/skins/default/backdrops then activate it in gmenu2x settings to backdrops on.

SKINS_PACK-Simply add the desired skin to gmenu2x/skins then select the skin in settings skins.

WALLPAPERS_PACK- Simply add the desired wallpaper to gmenu2x/skins/default/wallpapers then select your wallpaper in gmenu2x settings wallpapers.

SECTIONS_PACK- NOTE As default i have added all the sections from latest firmware v2.1 so you don't need to add anything for now but if new emulators or games are added that are not in the latest v2.1 firmware  you will have to add them manually. But i will also keep the sections pack updated :)


Adding your .config files
simply place the desired .config file you want into the root of ROMS directory.


**Note if you can't access your (roms) folder or (gmenu2x) folders when you put your sd card into the pc. Use partition wizard manager above to assign new letters to the drives (roms) folder or (gmenu2x).


Duelboot instructions
Turn on the device with the 97Next firmware sdcard INSIDE the external slot to boot to 97Next firmware
Turn on the device with the 97Next firmware sdcard OUT the external slot to boot into stock firmware.

jutley (OP)

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Re: All RS97 Firmwares here (internal & external) All systems supported.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 05:10:11 pm »
New 97Next v2.1_FINAL firmware boot from (external sd card only) (ALL SYSTEMS).

Compatible for v1.0 & v2.0 & v2.1 rs-97 systems (Min 4gb sd card required)

New 97Next v2.1_FINAL instructions codename (THE LAST DIMENSION) External sd card loader only.


Thanks to Ping_Flood, alejandroliu, Steward ,Tonyjih, sauce, dinosaw_act, m1024, bartimeaus, leachim6, KnuxKitsune, hiei, msx, ruffnutts, giberish, and all the other contributors for all the hard work.

**NOTE This is a new external sd card loader method from the previous builds please read the instuctons carefully on the new procedure below**

#1) IF you already have done the rs97extloader mod, skip to step 9
#2) Make sure you have the default original firmware in the internal SD.
#3) Prepare another SD Card (size doesn't matter), format as FAT32, primary
#4) Download https://github.com/RetroArcade97/rs97extloader/releases/download/0.90/rs97extloader-0.90.1.zip
#5) Extract the zip in step 4 into the SD card you prepared at step 3
#6) Insert the SD card from step 5 into the RS-97's GBA cart/sd slot
#7) Turn on RS97 and go to file browser and navigate to external sd
#8) Run "install.dge"
#9) Prepare your SD card that you are going to use for your external firmware & Format as FAT32 primary.
#10) Download https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/External%20all%20systems/97Next_v2.1_Final_External_fw_mmcblk1.7z
Mirror below.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19_qhros2r1af2JdAAkf5Utqc99VNsIws/view?usp=sharing
#11) Extract zip from step 10 to step 9 and write the .img file to your sd card using Win32DiskImager  https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
#12 if you are using a bigger card than 4gb you will need to extend the roms partition in any partition tool manager https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
#13 boot done and enjoy :)


Below is jack83 PyMenu version of the same firmware for those that prefer a different frontend thanks to jack 83


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q969jrhDsIsyYxfnId0UTvfUcq_akIfk/view?usp=sharing


**Note if you can't access your (roms) folder or (gmenu2x) folders when you put your sd card into the pc. Use partition wizard manager above to assign new letters to the drives (roms) folder or (gmenu2x).


Duelboot instructions
Turn on the device with the 97Next firmware sdcard INSIDE the external slot to boot to 97Next firmware
Turn on the device with the 97Next firmware sdcard OUT the external slot to boot into stock firmware.

jutley (OP)

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Re: All RS97 Firmwares here (internal & external) All systems supported.
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:11:10 pm »
New 97Next v2.1_FINAL Firmware (internal sd card only) for RS97 v1.0 v2.0 v2.1 SYSTEMS

New 97Next v2.1_FINAL for RS97 v1.0 v2.0 v2.1 systems  codename (THE LAST DIMENSION) (Min 4gb sd card required)



Thanks to Ping_Flood, alejandroliu, Steward ,Tonyjih, sauce, dinosaw_act, m1024, bartimeaus, leachim6, KnuxKitsune, hiei, msx, ruffnutts, giberish, and all the other contributors for all the hard work.

*Important notes please make sure you use a genuine sd card class 10 and when Please make sure the sd card is formatted to fat32 32kb blocks in windows. Sometimes sd card readers can cause a problem try to change your sd card reader if you have problems.

Internal Full flash method only.
 1. write 97Next_v2.1_FINAL_internal_v1.0_v2.0_systems_only.img

 2. write 97Next_v2.1_FINAL_internal_v2.1_systems_only.img

Use Win32Disk to write to internal SD Card only.
 https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
 
2.Expand roms partition if using bigger card than 4gb using any partition softwares.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

**Note if you can't access your (roms) folder or (gmenu2x) folders when you put your sd card into the pc. Use partition wizard manager above to assign new letters to the drives (roms) folder or (gmenu2x).

Compatible for v1.0 & v2.0 RS97 SYSTEMS ONLY.

Download links v2.1_FINAL

https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/Internal%20v1.0-2.0%20systems%20only/97Next_v2.1_Final_internal_v1.0_v2.0_systems_only.7z

Mirror below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iCBfXIstbBUTZQTVQ_S7w7H8RW03Cvp9/view?usp=sharing



Compatible for v2.1 RS97 SYSTEM ONLY.

Download links v2.1_FINAL


 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PqF6BiPMr_x5MMm4KW8k7Fy_xBcCA6NZ/view?usp=sharing

Mirror below.
https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/Internal%20v2.1%20sysyems%20only/97Next_v2.1_Final_internal_v2.1_system_only.7z



Below is jack83 PyMenu version of the same firmware for those that prefer a different frontend thanks to jack83

PyMenu R3 internal v1.0 & v2.0 systems only

97Next_v2.1_Final_internal_PyMenu_R3_v1.0_v2.0_systems_only.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ed0CJtz1FrlzgtLlPX03WxlddstsssC_/view?usp=sharing


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Below is the history for all rs-97 97Next firmwares


Thanks to Ping_Flood, alejandroliu, Steward ,Tonyjih, sauce, dinosaw_act, m1024, bartimeaus, leachim6, KnuxKitsune, hiei, msx, ruffnutts, giberish, and all the other contributors for all the hard work.


97Next_firmware_beta_08-02-2018 (Old RS-97 v2.0 ONLY)
97Next_firmware_v1.0_13-02-2018 (Old RS-97 v2.0 ONLY)
97Next_firmware_v1.2_13-03-2018 (Old RS-97 v2.0 ONLY)
97Next_firmware_v1.3_08-04-2018 (Old RS-97 v2.0 ONLY)
97Next_firmware_v1.3_11-04-2018 (New RS-97 v2.1 ONLY)
97Next_firmware_v1.4_29-04-2018 (RS-97 v2.0 & v2.1)
97Next_firmware_v1.5_12-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.5_12-05-2018 (RS-97 v2.1)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.5_12-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.6_21-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.7_24-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.7_24-05-2018 (RS-97 v2.1)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.7_24-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.7.1_25-05-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.8_08-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.8.1 12-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.9_24-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.9_24-06-2018 (RS-97 v2.1)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v1.9_24-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_firmware_v2.0_29-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v2.0_29-06-2018 (RS-97 v2.1)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v2.0_29-06-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_New External_tailor_pack_v1.01 (For external card only) v1.0 v2.0 v2.1
97Next_firmware_v2.1_FINAL_07-07-2018 (RS-97 v2.1)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v2.1_FINAL_07-07-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0)internal sd only
97Next_firmware_v2.1_FINAL_07-07-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 & v2.0 v2.1)external sd only
97Next_New External_tailor_pack_v1.2_07_07_2018 (For external card only) v1.0 v2.0 v2.1
97Next_v2.1_Final_PyMenu_R2_10-07-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 v2.0 v2.1) external sd only
97Next_v2.1_Final_PyMenu_R3_16-07-2018 (RS-97 v1.0 v2.0) internal sd only



Mirror Link  https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/

 
Thanks to Giberish and leachim6 for providing the servers.

Changelog
v20180208:
New: Beta release


Changelog
v20180213(CFW v1.1)

   New: Aotumatically mount/umount external sdcard on/from "/mnt/ext_sd" when inserted/removed
   New: Add new icon/function for "umount external sdcard" in "settings" section
   New: Lock all of key when backlight level is equal to 0
   New: Power key treat as the function of speaker on/off
   New: Please add libconfuse (its available in buildroot) to the root fs to allow dmenu to be ported
   New: Please add an opendingux splash screen when you switch on the handheld
   New: Add sdcard icon when insert external sdcard
   New: Add more Chinese language
   New: Add new wallpapers: od.png, w1.png, w2.png
   New: Request to add this amazing wallpaper
   New: When using file selector to select games no fast scroll with trigger buttons or left and right on dpad
   New: Add Commander app ported from A320
   New: Add Rockbot game ported from Github
   New: Add MIDPath emulator ported from A320
   New: Add Temper emulator ported from GCW0
   Fixed: Device takes longer to boot up than normal once games are copied over to roms folder
   Fixed: Reboot option does not reboot device only shuts it down
   Fixed: App crash when edit/modify linkapp's paramaters in GMenu2X
   Fixed: when trying to save settings after reboot losses settings won't stick.
   Fixed: (SDLPAL game) cannot save status
   Fixed: (Hugo emulator) when trying to save settings after reboot losses settings won't stick.
   Fixed: Set volume when user press B button in gmenu2x
   Fixed: Selecting a wallpaper does not stick it resets after a reboot.
   Fixed: When editing selector directory to start where your roms are does not save on a reboot
   Fixed: Charging icon not working and does not display battery percentage (no way of telling how much battery left)
   Fixed: I have to reboot hold button b and then activate the usb option in gmenu2x for it to work.
   Fixed: gmenu2x菜单设置无法记录,重启失效, RESET功能无效,无法显示电池状态
   Fixed: Failed to save lanaguage setting in gmenu2x.conf
   Changed: Merge poweroff and reboot into same icon but choice by user
   Changed: Remove USB icon/function because it is automatical now
   Changed: Remove DiskFree icon
   Changed: Remove format icon/function
   Changed: Remove setting/icon of link volume
   Changed: Updated readme content
   Known issues: (USB) even under origial official firmware, usb function is still unstable.

Changelog
v20180313(CFW v1.2)

  New: Add app: O2xIV (backlight = menu)
  New: Add app: Glutexto (backlight = menu)
  New: (MULTIMEDIA APPS FOR RS-97) Bard Comic viewer v0.10.0 (SELECT = exit)
  New: (MULTIMEDIA APPS FOR RS-97) GMU Music Player v0.9.1 (power: lock, backlight: unlock) (HowToExit: switch to equalier page and then press SELECT then START)   
  New: Add emulator: ColEm (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Dingux-2600 (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Dingux-Atari (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Dingux-CAP32 (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: FBA A320 (SELECT + START + L = menu) (HOME folder: /mnt/int_sd/.fba_a320/)
  New: Add emulator: GameBatte (backlight = menu)
  New: Add emulator: GnGeo (SELECT + START = menu) (Wiki: https://github.com/ymartel06/GnGeo-Pi/wiki)
  New: Add emulator: gpSP (X = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Handy320 (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add emulator: jzIntv (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: NP2
  New: Add emulator: OnScrioter (Experimental)
  New: Add emulator: OpenBOR
  New: Add emulator: Oswan (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: ProSystem (SELECT + START = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Race-OD (SELECT + START = menu)
  New: Add emulator: ScummVM
  New: Add emulator: SMS-SDL (backlight = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Snes9x4D (SELECT + START = menu)
  New: [Port request] GP2Xpectrum (use Speccy emulator for RetroGame because GP2Xpecturm is ARM-based emulator) (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add emulator: UAE4All (SELECT + START = menu)
  New: Add emulator: Vice (SELECT + START = menu)
  New: Add OpenMSX emulator
  New: Add game: Apricots (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Arkanoid (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: ASCIIpOrtal (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Bermuda Syndrome (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Boulder (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add game: Cave Story (EN) (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Cave Story (TW) (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Cave Story (CN) (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Chocolate Doom (START = menu)
  New: Add game: Chroma (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: CZDoom (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Digger (SELECT + START = exit)
  New: Add game: EDuke32 (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: FreeDroidClassic (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Ganbare-Natsuki-San (START = menu) 
  New: Add game: HHeretic (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: HHexen (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Homing Fever (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: JinYong 苍龙逐日1.2
  New: Add game: Just4Qix (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: KETM (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Last Mission (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add game: Meritous (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Meteoroid3D (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Mr. Driller (backlight = exit)
  New: Add game: Noiz2sa (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add game: OpenTitus (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add game: Pang (SELECT = exit)
  New: Add game: ProfaDeluxe (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Puzzletube (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Quake (START = menu)
  New: Add game: Shifty Pills (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Shisen Seki (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Snowman (backlight = menu)
  New: [Port request] Streets of Rage Remake 5.1
  New: Add game: Spartak Chess (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Spout (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Sonic Robo Blast 2 (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Super Transball 2   (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: SuperTux (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Triple Trapled (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Wizznic (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Wolfenstein 3D (backlight = menu)
  New: Add game: Zelda Roth (SELECT = menu)
  New: Add game: Super Mario War (Experimental)
  New: Add theme: DekUI (Thanks jutleys)
  New: Add theme: PS4(v4) (Thanks m1024)
  New: Add theme: zelda(v1) (Thanks m1024)
  New: Add theme: OldBoy(v1) (Thanks m1024)
  New: Add many wallpapers (Thanks jutleys)
  New: Add backlight indicator(Lv1 ~ Lv5) on status bar
  New: Add overclock setting for each apps/emulators/games
  New: Add wallpapers: boot.jpg, magicavoxel.jpg (Thanks Leo-brasil)
  New: Add preview image (support jpg, png and bmp with size=128*128) when pick up rom from file list (ex: xxx.nes, previews/xxx.nes.jpg)
  New: Enter suspend mode automatically if no any action for 30 seconds
  New: In suspend mode(press power button for 1.5 seconds), CPU clock will be down to 250MHz and set to 528MHz when back to GMenu2X desktop.
  New: Poweroff device when long press power button for 5 seconds
  New: [Feature Request] Ability to always show battery power remaining as a percentage.
  Fixed: Fix TVOut issue
  Fixed: (Temper emulator) Change menu key from SELECT to Backlight
  Fixed: Fix cpu icon will be shifted when change to different theme
  Fixed: The 2 additional themes do not display all emulator icons.
  Fixed: (MidPATH emulator) cannot save settings
  Fixed: (FBA a320 emulator) cannot show preview image
  Fixed: (PicoDrive emulator) crash when load rom from GMenu2X due to access NULL pointer
  Fixed: (ReGBA emulator) Aspect rate refine by TonyJih
  Fixed: (Fceux emulator) Original rate refine by TonyJih
  Fixed: Link settings bug in gmenu2x:icon=skins/Default/icons/dosbox.png -> icon=skin:icons/dosbox.png (Thanks m1024)
  Fixed: czdoom issue (use chocolate-doom if you suffer from some issues)
  Fixed: Fix SDL_mixer MIDI music issue
  Fixed: Fix SDL_mixer Ogg music issue
  Fixed: Fix JinYong display and sound issues
  Changed: Update splash image ("/usr/share/splash/splash.jpg")
  Changed: Update translation for both Chinese(CN), Chinese(TW) in GMenu2X
  Changed: Backlight level has been changed from 0~100 to 20~100 (interval is 20 that is same as previous)
  Changed: X button has been changed from context help to speaker function (turn on/off)
  Changed: Power button will toggle suspend mode on/off (press for 1.5 seconds)
  Changed: (PCSX4ALL emulator) re-compiled it with SHM flags for JIT to emit quick code and remove pcsx4all(a320) from GMenu2X
  Changed: (Hugo emulator) this emulator will be removed and will not be maintained anymore.
  Changed: (ReGBA emulator) backlight = menu
  Pending: XMEM84 because speed is very slow (about 10 fps)
  Pending: JZ4760 IPU implementation in user mode for supporting hardware scale
  Workaround: (ReGBA emulator )SDL_SetVideoMode with SDL_DOUBLEBUF causes glitch in SDL_Flip (Thanks TonyJin)

Changelog
v20180408(CFW v1.3)

asciiportal_18-03-2018_fixed_ASCIIPortal_workaround_fix ogg library issue by convert ogg file to
chocolate_doom_18-03-2018.fixed_remapp L shoulder button to strafe-left_please_remov
dcastaway_18-03-2018_new
dosbox_19-03-2018_fixed_display stretch issue
fba_18-03-2018_fixed_a320workaround_recompiled with SDL_HW_SURFACE for speed up
fba_gcw0_18-03-2018_fixed_workaround recompiled with SDL_HWSURFACE for speed up
fceux_18--3-2018.fixed_all video scalers don't display correctly except original
gmenu2x_18-03-2018_fixed_battery meter issue in gmenu2x
gmenu2x_21-03-2018_fixed_battery_meter_issue_found_by_m1024x
gngeo_18-03-2018_fixed_remapped button for unibios_menu_backlightbios_start+a+b+y
handy_18-03-2018handy_18-03-2018_fixed_remap key backlight=menu, L=scale, SELECT=exit 2
picodrive_19-03-2018_fixed version of picodrive, fixed double buffer & swapped XY button issue
pocketsnes_18-03-2018_Fixed_speed cap bug, and improved performance
regba_19-03-2018_updated refined version contributed by TonyJih
reminiscence_18-03-2018_new
snes9x4d_21-03-2018_ fixed_aspect_ratio_issue
pcsx4all_02-04-2018_write framebuffer into DMA directly_fix fps miss and center screen issues
fceux_DMA_NEW_03-04-2018
ReGBA_NEW_DMA_03-04-2018
PocketSNES_NEW_DMA_03-04-2018
PicoDrive_NEW_DMA_test1_03-04-2018
pcsx4all_04-04-2018_new_dma_write framebuffer into_directly_fix fps miss and center
screen issues_updated for DMA cache issues.
fba_dma_05-04-2018_Test2.
Added preview images for both FBA emulators.

Changelog
v20180411(CFW v1.3 New RS97 v2.1 ONLY)

changelog as above and support for new LCD v2.1

Support for new RS-97 LCD Screen v2.1ONLY

changelog CFW 97Next v1.4
added openjazz game
added opentyrian game
added tileworld game
added gmenunext 28-04-2018 release

changelog CFW 97Next v1.5

fixed some icon paths and names renamed belo thanks to m1024
OpenTyrian
- filename typo in skins/Default/icons/, should be opentyrian.png instead of opentyyrian.png
- link config should use relative skin path instead of absolute game path (skin=skin:icons//opentyrian.png)
OpenJazz/TileWorld
- link config should use relative skin path instead of absolute path (skin=skin:icons//...)
- filename tileworld.png should be tworld.png to match the binary repository
DCastaway
- filename 'Atari ST.png' should be dcastaway.png to match the binary repository
updated m1024 new skin pack enhanced for new backdrops thanks great work
updated latest gmenunext 06-05-2018 supports backdrops thanks to pink_flood
ae4all updated button mapping mounting fixed thanks to Bob_fossil
Emulator and game backdrop images added in gmenunext i hope you all like them :)
gngeo fixed crash on start.
changed boot logo to 97Next thanks hiei .
opendingux name changed to 97Next thanks to dingoonity & discord community.
added usbdrive icon thanks to ruffnutts.
added latest mame4all beta 12-05-2018 thanks to bob fossil.
fixed atari lynx crash.

Thanks to all that made it possible Steward-Fu & Tony-ji



changelog CFW 97Next v1.6

Added mame4all.dge file missing from v1.5 added latest release
Changelog 12-05-2018
Main change for this version is the switch over to a single .dge - mame4all.dge (you'll need to create a new shortcut to this) . This now contains the frontend and mame. This should stop the crash when you exit a game and let you return to the game menu (mame.dge was crashing trying to closedown SDL) and hopefully eliminate confusion over which file to run.
thank's bob fossil.
Added M1024 latest skin pack not in last release better font transparent for backgrounds thanks to m1024.
updated Gngeo screen issue remapped button for unibios, menu:backlight, bios:start+a+b+y was not latest version in v1.5 confirmed by Steward.
Fixed dosbox screen squashed thanks to (KnuxKitsune) for the fix.
Added cdogs sdl port thanks to Steward still in beta no sound & sometimes crashes back to home screen.
Added cdogs sdl backdrop.
New power button features added into rootfs.dat only for external loading
Holding  the power and releasing button for 2 seconds will suspend in gmenu only.
Holding the power button for 3 seconds automatically bring up the power menu in gmenu only.
Holding the power button for 4 seconds and releasing will power of the device in any app or game.New
Holding the power button for 5 seconds will automatically reboot the device in any app or game.New
Thanks to Steward for hardcoded power button off feature & Ping_Flood for New gmenuNext features.
Fixed reGBA & gpSP problems
copied latest game_config.txt to gpSP & regba folders.
Thank's to msx & 2787.
Removed some bios and game files for copyright reasons your have to add them yourselves.

97Next v1.7 changelog

Latest gmenuNext 22-05-2018 changelog below thanks Ping_flood.
**2018-05-22**

Highlights:
* Improved loop timers in main thread and dialogs:     
* Enable SDL_AddTimer for RS97;
* Combo button is now SELECT:     
* SELECT + R: Screenshot;     
* SELECT + L: Toggle sound;
* Improved powerManager function:     
* New option to turn device off when inactive;     
* Add power manager to all dialogs;
* Optimize dialogs:     
* Don't redraw title, list and and bottom bar on every loop;     
* Pass title, description and icon as argument to wallpaper dialog;
* Improve manual dialog:     
* Integrate text manual with text dialog;     
* Create ImageViewer dialog;
* Add section icon to 'Rename Section' and 'Add Section' dialogs;
* Fix settings dialog redraw transparency;
* Realtime skin preview:     
* Update title icon on change skin;     
* Update button images on change skin;
* Fix INC/DEC buttons (update your input.conf!);
* Adjust buttons actions in menus and dialogs;
* globalVolume is fixed in RS97, as there's no way to adjust volume via software;
* Merged Toggle TV in TV system selection in settings:     
* TV OFF: Will use RS97's display;     
* NTSC / PAL: Will output image in TV-out jack and turn display off;     
* Will apply the setting on save and will reset to OFF on reboot;
* Reuse of gmenu2x->input prevents reinstantiate InputManager;
* Use global gmenu2x->inputCommonActions and avoid code duplication;
* Improvements in backlight slider;
* Batch of internal changes and bug fixes.

* Added latest mame4all beta release 103 You can now launch Neo Geo games from the front end. Previously they were listed as supported but the code to run them wasn't being included. thanks bob fossil.
* Added the latest rs97extloader-0.90.1 on root dir for easy patching of stock firmware on a new system.
* Fixed c-dogs sdl icon was to big corrected size to 32x32.



97Next v1.7.1 Changelog (codename RESCUE)

* updated gmenuNext changelog
- Fix bug when returning to GMenuNext
- Fix bug with Select combo key triggering context menu
- Add new Volume slider control (SELECT + L): Now you can control volume via software and hardware
- Manual files auto load on boot, if exists
- Use the same app backdrop in Manual reader
* updated wolf3d to support for full version (Apogee 1.4) only shareware would work on last release.
* updated mame4all v1.2 build (104)
changelog
new scaling option 'Scale Aspect'. Use for games where double vertical scaling clips off the bottom of the screen, e.g. Galaga, Dig Dug and Donkey Kong, or where the screen fits vertically but is clipped to the right, e.g. Pang or R-Type.
Forced screen drawing to always use 16bit modes.


97Next v1.8 Changelog (codename Hercules)

*2018.06.04 Gmenu2x fixed the suspend mode and CPU clock range thanks pingflood.
 2018.06.03 (Codename: McFly.)
* New Date & Time settings:
* Allow to set system's date and time (works until reboot);
* Fix bug when returning from app/emu to GMenuNext;
* Fix bug with Select combo key triggering context menu;
* Add new Volume slider control (SELECT + L):
* Now you can control volume via software and hardware;
* Auto load available Manual files on start;
* Use the same app backdrop in Manual reader;
* Save Last Selection properly remember latest Section and Link;
* Updated some translatable text strings;
* Support loading and converting ancient skin files with separated RGBA components;
* Search for icon/backdrop/manual named as app linkname and foldername;
* Live skin:
* Auto update layout and spacing on change;
* Auto update font color and size on change;
* Allow set CPU clock values between 210 and 642 MHz (safe range);
* New lightweight font;
* New button input routine - try to improve button presses and repeats;
* Adjusts in titlebar text position;
* Add Korean translation, thanks to [@haven-jeon](https://github.com/haven-jeon);
* Batch of internal changes and bug fixes.
*added latest mame4all beta release v1.2 build (105)
Your need the mame 0.37b5 ROM set for best results
Changelog 30-05-2018
Build 105:
- Added 'Scale Aspect', 'Scale Aspect Fast' and 'Full Screen' scaling modes which should fix various game scaling issues. 'Scale Aspect' is better quality but slower. 'Scale Aspect Fast' may produce a poorer scaled image but is faster. 'Full Screen' will force a game to use the full RS-97 screen resolution which may cause some distortion.
- Fixed issue where ROM folder path wasn't loaded correctly if it contained space characters.
- Force 16 bit colour mode for all games.
thank's bob fossil.
*removed icon and backdrops from hardlink file. If you have your icons and backdrops correctly named, it will load automatically
*Removed invalid and duplicated links
*Created a new section for emulators named by system, with the emulator name in description. With latest gmenu, you can have multiple links sharing the same icon and backdrop (e.g., 2 different emulators for snes named snes.1 and snes.2, it will search the best icon available)
*OpenMSX emulator is installed in system's partition moved to emulators partition.
*added new updated wonderswan emulator thanks sauce.

97Next v1.8.1 minor update Changelog (codename DUBSTEP)
*2018.06.04 Gmenu2x fixed the suspend mode and CPU clock range thanks pingflood.
*Added new hard power off reset feature to rootfs hold power button for 10 seconds in any game or app to reset no more pins :) Thanks Steward and ping_flood
*Fixed openMSX crashing thanks ping_flood


97Next v1.9 Changelog codename (Strange Raptor)

Gmenu Changelog:(Codename: UUDDLRLRBA.)
* Settings allow to change Section Bar position;
* Revamped TV-out function:
* Plug/unplug the TV-out connector to enable/disable TV-out;
* Change CPU clock values safe range to 252~642MHz;
* Allow to set max/min/default CPU clock values by editing gmenu2x.conf;
* New class PowerManager:
* Use of SDL_AddTimer to manage Suspend and Poweroff;
* Get rid of maths with SDL_GetTicks;
* Optimize button press and repeat detection:
* Fine tune button timings;
* Use /dev/mem to monitor device status (faster than system function);
* Rework Link Scanner dialog;
* Rework of external SD card mount/umount;
* Fix Text Viewer dialog top position;
* Improve automatic loading of Manual files;
* Removed all extra skins:
* Releases will bundle only Default skin;
* Re-add unicode font supporting Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian languages;
* Batch of internal changes and bug fixes.
*
Firmware changelog: codename (Strange Raptor)
*Added new game cannonball thank you sauce.
*Added new game dlight thank you sauce.
*Added new game Rott SW and full port thank you bob fossil.
*Added new game overheated thank you sauce.
*Added new game strife thank you sauce.
*Added new game blockOut 2 game thanks sauce.
*Added wolf3d SW as well as wolf3d full thank you bob fossil.
*Added new emulator dingux-msx thank you sauce & Ping_Flood.
*Added new backgrounds for all above new games & emulators.
*Added some manuals for emaultors & games its still work in progress. They will be updated to shorter manuals with just the information you need. Key presses are  Y to view B to exit manual.
*Fixed Rott game stops a crash when you enter the credits screen on start-up and fixes cut scenes and some graphic effects not being rendered correctly thanks bob fossil.
*Replaced chocolate doom with new port by sauce thank you.
*fixed quake now starts and runs at correct speed thank you sauce.
*Recompiled quake with less aggressive flags v1.1 thanks sauce.
*Fixed Bermuda game - working SAVE/LOAD (use sholder buttons to load and save) thanks chris67 dingoonity.
*Main default skin changed from dekui to m1024 latest ps4 theme.
*Removed systems section and reorder the emulators section alphabetically.
*Removed bermuda syndrome data files your have to add your own.
*Removed reminiscence data files your have to add your own.
*Added 97Next boot logo to all firmwares thanks hiei.

97Next (v2.0 Final) Changelog codename (THE LAST DIMENSION)

*Arkanoid,fixed the behaviour of the start button as well as allowing user to exit the game thanks sauce.
*Boulder Dash SDL,translated it to english and added music support to it, since it was provided with an ogg that was in fact never used thanks sauce.
*CZDoom has now been renamed to Prboom CZDoom is based on PrBoom, which has Boom compatibility with mods unlike Chocolate Doom For playing just Doom however (or Vannila compatible mods), Chocolate Doom is much preferred thanks sauce.
*Removed HHeritic and replaced it with Chocolate Heretic the game's external loader was essentially useless, as it did not make use of it thanks sauce.
*cavestory the taiwanese & chinese versions do not have any sound.Fixed due to an oversight. copied the missing folders from the english version to the 2 other language specific versions.
*Fixed dumbsnes file browser switched to on as default now games can now be sected with rs97 file explorer on start.
*Firmware 1.9 (and possibly 1.8) broke the swap partition for some reasons, meaning that loading a neo geo rom or mae4all or fba can go well beyond the free RAM that is available.This has now been resolved with a patch on all firmwares applied as default thanks sauce.
*Added m1024 Update 2018-06-25 added realistic emulator icons to PS4/PSNext/PSDark skins new sections/apps/settings icons for PSNext/PSNextDark thanks m1024.
*Fixed gmenu2x binary which was casuing pcsx4all and other emulators to slow down now fixed thanks Ping_Flood.
*added manual for gngeo thanks elrichard.
*added beebem bbc micro emulator thanks bob fosill.
*added dumbsnes supernes emulator thanks sauce.
*updated mame4all cheats now works thanks bob fosill.
*added latest skin packs for ps4,psnext,psnextdark thanks m1


97Next (v2.1_FINAL) Changelog codename (THE ROLLER COASTER)

*gmenu2x latest binary 02-07-2018 thanks ping_flood
(Codename: Blast Processing.)
Fix memory address register:
Fix SetCPU not setting CPU clock;
TV-Out working among SetCPU;
Do not use inputCommonActions in MessageBox:
Prevents power button bounce;
Prevents entering in suspend mode while a messagebox is on screen;
Updated compiler flags (optimize size and performance);
UDC autodetect mount point when booting on external SD;
Simplify Link and LinkAction classes;
Use memregs to get UDC status (faster than system function);
Releases will bundle only default GMenu2X assets:
Cleaned up default assets;
Allow to use icons/wallpapers/backdrops pack.
*Fix for strafe controls for Heretic, Chocolate Doom and Strife thanks sauce.
*KETM was based on a much older build. Found a newer build that more looks like a game now thanks sauce.
*Fix gemenu config file set to cpu=min312 now the higher setting was casuing some problems for some devices in standby.

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odjinan

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since the main topic is unlock, here is my small feedback and suggestion:

I'm using the 2.1 internal only version.
new image is in .dsk format, win32diskimage burn it without complain (just need to select *.* on format extension)
firmware is smooth!

suggestion:
is it possible to get an nolimit time for display/shutdown (set to off?) option on gmenu2x?
without rebooting, could we have the option to charge or transfert when we plug the usb cable?

keep up the good work!

spiece

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I'm using the 2.1 internal only version , everything looks great , but it can't show CJK characters . And the external 2.1 tailor version can show anything fine.
how can i fix it? thanks.