Posted By: wraggster
funkystuff has posted an entry in the Neoflash Coding Contest:
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.
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.
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.
Wifi Signal Status when using wifi
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
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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