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Moonshell 2 is by far the most advanced media player for the DS. (This application is the successor to the original Moonshell.)
 
Moonshell 2 is by far the most advanced media player for the DS. (This application is the successor to the original Moonshell.)
 
The author of this application is called Moonlight (or Infinite Paralyser originally).
 
The author of this application is called Moonlight (or Infinite Paralyser originally).
The latest/Last version of Moonshell is v2.10
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The latest/last version of Moonshell is v2.10.
  
 
'Moonshell 2' currently supports the following file formats:
 
'Moonshell 2' currently supports the following file formats:
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=== Commercial ROM/Games loading ===
 
=== Commercial ROM/Games loading ===
Although Moonlight has never allowed Commercial/Pirate ROMS to run through Moonshell - several people have found different methods to allow it to do so
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Although Moonlight has never allowed Commercial/Pirate ROMS to run through Moonshell - several people have found different methods to allow it to do so:
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp3U9V0qto4 Youtube Video for versions 2.07 to 2.10]
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp3U9V0qto4 Youtube Video for versions 2.07 to 2.10]
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MP3b8xuY_c Youtube Video for versions 2.08 to 2.09]
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MP3b8xuY_c Youtube Video for versions 2.08 to 2.09]
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgPB2hBwOl4 Youtube Video for versions 2.05 to 2.06]
 
:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgPB2hBwOl4 Youtube Video for versions 2.05 to 2.06]
  
Please note that although videos show it's for the DSTT flashcard - it is the same for virtually all other cards EXCEPT Acekards.  
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Please note that although videos show it's for the DSTT flashcard - it is the same for virtually all other cards EXCEPT Acekards.  
A guide for setting up 'YSMenu with Moonshell' can also be found [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=149734 Here] as well
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A guide for setting up 'YSMenu with Moonshell' can also be found [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=149734 Here] as well
  
For Acekards it is recommended that the [http://filetrip.net/f8471-Moonshell-ak-Loader-%28Akaio%29-Akaio-MS-Loader-v1-0.html nds.akaio.nds] loader is used instead of [http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?title=YSMenu YSMenu] as there has been reports that using YSMenu on Acekard can cause the card to be 'Bricked'
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For Acekards it is recommended that the [http://filetrip.net/f8471-Moonshell-ak-Loader-%28Akaio%29-Akaio-MS-Loader-v1-0.html nds.akaio.nds] loader is used instead of [http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?title=YSMenu YSMenu], as there has been reports that using YSMenu on Acekard can cause the card to be 'Bricked'
  
 
== To Install Moonshell ==
 
== To Install Moonshell ==
 
The easiest way is to download the latest version from [http://home.att.ne.jp/blue/moonlight/ Moonlight Website]
 
The easiest way is to download the latest version from [http://home.att.ne.jp/blue/moonlight/ Moonlight Website]
(Current/Final version 2.10)
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(Current/Final version 2.10).
:* Insert your Flashcard microSD card into your PC card reader
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:* Insert your Flashcard microSD card into your PC card reader.
:* Either run the EXE or Extract the ZIP file, depending on which version you download
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:* Either run the EXE or Extract the ZIP file, depending on which version you download.
:* In the extracted file is a program called 'Setup.exe' - Run this
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:* In the extracted file is a program called 'Setup.exe' - Run this.
:* Select the drive that represents your MicroSD card and click on [Install to ...]
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:* Select the drive that represents your MicroSD card and click on [Install to ...].
:* In the next box place a tick in the 'Open More' box & Select which options you would like (dustbox/Moonmemo/extra languages/plugins etc)
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:* In the next box place a tick in the 'Open More' box & Select which options you would like (dustbox/Moonmemo/extra languages/plugins, etc)
:* Click the Update button to continue
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:* Click the Update button to continue.
  
Moonshell will then install all the necessary files to your MicroSD card
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Moonshell will then install all the necessary files to your MicroSD card.
  
 
It is also recommended that after it has been installed - you should run the 'LanguageSelect.exe' file to select the correct language. If you don't use this program - then you should run the 'moonshl2.nds' file FIRST when you've inserted your Flashcard & switched on
 
It is also recommended that after it has been installed - you should run the 'LanguageSelect.exe' file to select the correct language. If you don't use this program - then you should run the 'moonshl2.nds' file FIRST when you've inserted your Flashcard & switched on
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== Tips and Tricks ==
 
== Tips and Tricks ==
 
=== How to use Moonshell's recycle bin===
 
=== How to use Moonshell's recycle bin===
:* create a folder on the root called 'dustbox'  
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:* Create a folder on the root called 'dustbox'
 
: (this may already be created if you selected it within the 'setup.exe' program when installing)
 
: (this may already be created if you selected it within the 'setup.exe' program when installing)
:* press the [Start] button for more than 3 seconds to move files to the 'dustbox'
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:* Press the [Start] button for more than 3 seconds to move files to the 'dustbox'.
:* any files deleted from the 'dustbox' folder are totally removed
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:* Any files deleted from the 'dustbox' folder are totally removed.
  
 
=== How to use moonmemo ===
 
=== How to use moonmemo ===
:* create a folder called 'moonmemo' in the root of your card
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:* Create a folder called 'moonmemo' in the root of your card.
:* when you create and save a 'memo' it creates a *.bmp file in that folder  
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:* When you create and save a 'memo' it creates a *.bmp file in that folder.
  
 
=== How to remove items from the menu ===
 
=== How to remove items from the menu ===
:* press and hold your stylus on the item to be removed
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:* Press and hold your stylus on the item to be removed.
:* after about a second it will be deleted from the menu  
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:* After about a second, it will be deleted from the menu.
  
 
=== Take Screenshots ===
 
=== Take Screenshots ===
 
To take a screenshot of any moonshell screen
 
To take a screenshot of any moonshell screen
:* Ensure there is free space on your SD card
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:* Ensure there is free space on your SD card.
:* Press and hold the SELECT button for three seconds
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:* Press and hold the SELECT button for three seconds.
:* When the screenshot has been saved Moonshell will freeze, so you will have to reboot your DS
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:* When the screenshot has been saved Moonshell will freeze, so you will have to reboot your DS.
:* The screenshot will be saved as a bmp
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:* The screenshot will be saved as a bmp.
  
 
Note that the 'grab screenshot function' does not work on a DSi on any version of Moonshell EXCEPT v2.10
 
Note that the 'grab screenshot function' does not work on a DSi on any version of Moonshell EXCEPT v2.10
  
 
=== How to change the wallpaper ===
 
=== How to change the wallpaper ===
:* press select to view options for image viewing
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:* Press [Select] to view options for image viewing.
:* at the bottom of these options there is one called account for Space between screens please disable this
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:* At the bottom of these options there is one called account for Space between screens. Disable this.
:* view the images with moonshell2
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:* View the images with Moonshell2.
:* press start they will be set as your new wallpaper
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:* Press [Start], they will be set as your new wallpaper.
  
 
=== How to change the 'skin' ===
 
=== How to change the 'skin' ===
Visit KingdomeBlades post [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=163493 here] & scroll down to the 'Skins' section to download a variety of skins or visit [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=159031 janious post]  
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Visit KingdomBlade's post [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=163493 here] and scroll down to the 'Skins' section to download a variety of skins or visit [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=177&t=159031 janious post]  
  
 
:* Once downloaded unZIP/unRAR the file & you should end up with a file ending in '.skn'
 
:* Once downloaded unZIP/unRAR the file & you should end up with a file ending in '.skn'

Revision as of 17:14, 4 March 2010

About Moonshell

Moonshell 2 is by far the most advanced media player for the DS. (This application is the successor to the original Moonshell.) The author of this application is called Moonlight (or Infinite Paralyser originally). The latest/last version of Moonshell is v2.10.

'Moonshell 2' currently supports the following file formats:

-Music Formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, M4A, AAC, WMA, TTA, MID, RCP, R36
-DPG encoded video
-MOD formats: MOD, IT, MTM, S3M, XM, 669, MED, STM, AMF, GDM, ULT, UNI, ASY, IMF, OKT, STX
-Chiptune formats: SPC, NSF, GBS, HES, AY, SAP, KSS
-Playlist formats: M3U, WPL
-Picture formats: JPG, BMP, GIF (non-animated), PNG, PSD
-Text Files

Commercial ROM/Games loading

Although Moonlight has never allowed Commercial/Pirate ROMS to run through Moonshell - several people have found different methods to allow it to do so:

Youtube Video for versions 2.07 to 2.10
Youtube Video for versions 2.08 to 2.09
Youtube Video for versions 2.05 to 2.06

Please note that although videos show it's for the DSTT flashcard - it is the same for virtually all other cards EXCEPT Acekards. A guide for setting up 'YSMenu with Moonshell' can also be found Here as well

For Acekards it is recommended that the nds.akaio.nds loader is used instead of YSMenu, as there has been reports that using YSMenu on Acekard can cause the card to be 'Bricked'

To Install Moonshell

The easiest way is to download the latest version from Moonlight Website (Current/Final version 2.10).

  • Insert your Flashcard microSD card into your PC card reader.
  • Either run the EXE or Extract the ZIP file, depending on which version you download.
  • In the extracted file is a program called 'Setup.exe' - Run this.
  • Select the drive that represents your MicroSD card and click on [Install to ...].
  • In the next box place a tick in the 'Open More' box & Select which options you would like (dustbox/Moonmemo/extra languages/plugins, etc)
  • Click the Update button to continue.

Moonshell will then install all the necessary files to your MicroSD card.

It is also recommended that after it has been installed - you should run the 'LanguageSelect.exe' file to select the correct language. If you don't use this program - then you should run the 'moonshl2.nds' file FIRST when you've inserted your Flashcard & switched on

  • Remove your MicroSD card from your PC & insert into your Flashcard
  • Insert into your DSPhat/DSLite/DSi & switch on
  • Run either 'moonshl2.nds' or 'moonshl2_directboot.nds' to run

Alternatively you just need to copy over the 'moonshl2' folder & 'moonshl2.nds' and 'moonshl2_directboot.nds' files to the ROOT of your MicroSD Card

How to use Moonshell

Keys:

X/Y: Configure Volume
A: Open File
B: Return to Previous
SELECT: Launch Tabs
START: System Menu
L+X/Y: Configure Brightness
L+A/B: Previous/Next Song
L+R+A: Play all tracks in SD Card
L+Left: Show MP3 Controls
L+Up: Pause
L+R: Pause
L+Down: Toggle Playback Mode
L Double Tap: Previous Track
L Double Tap then Hold: Seek Backward 1%
L Triple Tap: Pause
R+Left or Right: Seek Back/Forward by 1%
R+Up or Down: Seek Back/Forward by 5%
R+A: Play all Tracks in Folder
R Triple Tap: Standby Mode
R Double Tap+Hold: Seek Forward 1%
R Double Tap: Next Track

Tips and Tricks

How to use Moonshell's recycle bin

  • Create a folder on the root called 'dustbox'
(this may already be created if you selected it within the 'setup.exe' program when installing)
  • Press the [Start] button for more than 3 seconds to move files to the 'dustbox'.
  • Any files deleted from the 'dustbox' folder are totally removed.

How to use moonmemo

  • Create a folder called 'moonmemo' in the root of your card.
  • When you create and save a 'memo' it creates a *.bmp file in that folder.

How to remove items from the menu

  • Press and hold your stylus on the item to be removed.
  • After about a second, it will be deleted from the menu.

Take Screenshots

To take a screenshot of any moonshell screen

  • Ensure there is free space on your SD card.
  • Press and hold the SELECT button for three seconds.
  • When the screenshot has been saved Moonshell will freeze, so you will have to reboot your DS.
  • The screenshot will be saved as a bmp.

Note that the 'grab screenshot function' does not work on a DSi on any version of Moonshell EXCEPT v2.10

How to change the wallpaper

  • Press [Select] to view options for image viewing.
  • At the bottom of these options there is one called account for Space between screens. Disable this.
  • View the images with Moonshell2.
  • Press [Start], they will be set as your new wallpaper.

How to change the 'skin'

Visit KingdomBlade's post here and scroll down to the 'Skins' section to download a variety of skins or visit janious post

  • Once downloaded unZIP/unRAR the file & you should end up with a file ending in '.skn'
  • Copy this file anywhere onto your microSD card
  • Put your MicroSD/Flash card into your DS & switch on
  • Start up Moonshell & browse to where you stored the '.skn. file
  • Highlight the file & press [A] to select

See also