CycloDS Evolution firmware v2.3 has been released for both Evolution and iEvolution and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Miscellaneous game compatibility fixes
DSi mode is now supported on 3DS
The GBATemp Homebrew Bounty is
well under way. There is more than $5,000 up for grabs. The only requirement is
that the project must either be completely
new, or come in a new version that presents
significant updates. The deadline is
May 31st, 2011.
We have released CycloDS iEvolution Bootstrap v1.1 for both USA and Europe
regions, available for download from the support
page. The only change in this release is support for a minor iEvolution hardware
revision and thus only affects new customers. If you are already using your
iEvolution then there is no need update.
CycloDS Evolution firmware v2.2 has been released for both Evolution and iEvolution and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Game compatibility fixes (DSi 0120, 5418, 5424, 5435, 5444 and more)
Resolved MicroSD stability issue causing freezing in rare cases
CycloDS iEvolution running on 3DS in DSL mode on stock bootstrap and 2.1 firmware, no changes necessary - it just works. Unfortunately DSi mode is unable to be tested at the current time due to the lack of a Japanese region bootstrap.
CycloDS Evolution firmware v2.1 has been released for both Evolution and iEvolution and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Added GUI screen capture option, for reviewers and skin testers. See readme
Fixed game compatibility regression with 0168, 0559 etc
Moonshell is now supported in DSi mode. Please ensure that you download and
use the copy of Moonshell v2.10 from the CycloDS website
In addition, we have uploaded both the CycloDS iEvolution users manual PDF
file and a new build of MoonShell v2 which are both available from the support page.
CycloDS Evolution firmware v2.0 has been released for both Evolution and iEvolution and is available for download from the support page.
This firmware release is special for two reasons - first and foremost it marks the official release of our new product, CycloDS iEvolution. Secondly, this release makes the new and improved CycloDS GUI available to mainstream users, bringing with it improvements such as bookmarks, enhanced skinning, enhanced cheat code support, multiple save slots, file management and much more.
Changes in this release include:
The new and improved CycloDS GUI is now available for mainstream users bringing with it improvements such as bookmarks, enhanced skinning, enhanced cheat code support, multiple save slots, file management and much more. Full documentation to follow on the CycloDS website
First public stable firmware release for iEvolution
Added DSi mode homebrew compatibility layer
Fixed IPC bug relating to homebrew software
Improved compatibility with DSi enhanced titles
In addition, we have uploaded iEvolution bootstrap files for USA and European DSi handhelds. An updated, comprehensive users manual for iEvolution will be uploaded in the coming days.
On our continued mission to listen our customers concerns and requests, we have noticed a few posts which touch on the issue of support for the existing Cyclo Evolution. We would like to reassure customers that the original Cyclo Evolution will continue to be supported by firmware updates in the future. Furthermore, updates for the standard Cyclo Evolution will be made each and every time(simultaneously) a new firmware release is posted for the iEVO. Team Cyclops are dedicated to supporting their current and future products. Users will be pleased to note that along with this news post we have also updated the downloads section with a new firmware for the EVO which fixes a number of prominent ROM's which users have been requesting lately.
Owing to shortages of one component used in manufacturing the iEVO cartridge, manufacturing has been delayed by about a month, meaning that shipments of the product will first be shipped second week January. We apologize to resellers and customers alike, however this is beyond our control.
Due to an internal miscommunication, we initially erroneously announced that our product in relation to DSi mode homebrew supported access to the DSi internal SD slot. We quickly amended the news post on our website after the posting, to clarify the features list. Regardless, access to the CycloDS iEVO MicroSD slot is obviously available to homebrew software.
In respect of DSi-enhanced ROM support which we promised for future release. Our team has been working hard to implement this feature to reward our loyal customers for their patience and support. We hope to please our users by announcing that BETA support is now in place for properly dumped DSi-enhanced ROM’s and this will be available ON RELEASE of the iEVO (for USA and European consoles). We will continue to improve and support DSi-enhanced ROM’s in the future and of course DSi mode support will be enabled in future iEVO firmwares for remaining regions of DSi consoles. We have seen mention of DSiWare ROM support. We are currently investigating this and hope to be able to support this feature in the future.
We hope that in future, review sites will seek clarification from us before posting unconfirmed news, to avoid confusion and to help protect the reputation of their site. Samples for review and homebrew developers are now being assembled and we will ship before general release to the public!
A quick clarification in relation to DSi mode for iEVO. Only USA and European consoles will be supported initially in the first iEVO firmware release shipped with the cart. Later firmware builds will support other regions, once our development team has completed the necessary stress testing. Please be assured that only a software firmware update is required, and no additional hardware or hardware revisions will be required to cater for these regions of consoles.
As promised, Team Cyclops are proud to announce a revolutionary feature for their soon to be release iEVO flash cart. Competitor’s devices which support the DSi, currently work only in DSL mode, which means that the unique to DSi features such as camera, improved WiFI, additional RAM, higher clock speed and DSP access are not functional. The iEVO will be the first flash cart in the market to enable this functionality, starting with homebrew applications and later support for commercial ROM’s. There are many potential uses for these features and we’re sure that the Homebrew scene will be delighted to support this functionality.
Team Cyclops will gladly supply legitimate Homebrew application coders with a free iEVO unit to aid development. We are offering a total of 50 pcs of the new iEVO cartridge for free to real Homebrew developers. The first 50 applicants will receive a unit for free before release (One unit per group/site). Please provide details of previous applications or DS programs you coded.
We are currently moving the site to a new host. The forums should be available within 14 days. High resolution pictures of CycloDS iEvolution will follow on Monday 13th December, together with an announcement detailing an exclusive iEvolution feature.
Thank you for your patience.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.60 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Numerous game compatibility fixes
Apologies for the lack of recent news and updates.
We have been hard at work on our new CycloDS iEvolution device for DSi and DSi LL/XL consoles (DS/DSL also supported). The product boasts all of the features of the original plus a few new features which are certain to appeal to many users. The product should ship in the second week of December, just in time for Christmas! More news and photo’s coming very soon..
In the meantime we are also working on a new software release for the regular CycloDS Evolution to enhance compatibility for newer titles. We will post further news closer to the release date, announcing what improvements have been made. Thanks to all our loyal customers for their ongoing support!
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.59 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
In addition, we have uploaded a new build of MoonShell v2 which is also available from the support page.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.55 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
DSL/DSi hybrid games are now supported (3938, 3949)
New view mode: sort by last played
"argv" information passed to homebrew software
Added the ability to customise the enhanced menu button trigger via config.xml
After an in-game reset, the last game played will be selected in the game list
Fixed Wii connectivity for Pokemon Platinum
While traversing directories, the position of the selection in parent directories is remembered (instead of the selection being reset to the first entry each time you return to a parent directory)
New config.xml options for setting the root directory for the game list, and customising the executable launched when "Media" is selected from the main menu (so you can select between Moonshell 1, Moonshell 2 etc)
Soft reset is now supported under Moonshell 2, and Moonshell 2 has been made the default media player
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.53 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Linking between NDS and GBA pokemon games via EZ3in1 NOR supported
Game compatibility fixes (2746, 3191)
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.51 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Game compatibility fixes (2796, 2838, 3049, 3054)
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.5 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Added the in-game text reader feature
Battery saver mode added
An alternative folder layout for game saves and RTS files is now supported
Configurable rumble strength though settings menu
Fixes to the cheat code engine
GBA support dramatically improved and moved out of BETA. Saving problems should now be resolved and the 1MBit save type is now supported without the need to manually patch games
Classic NES Series GBA games are now supported
Added "cycle skin" feature which is similar to the random skin feature, except that skins are cycled in order and are not chosen at random
Game compatibility fixes (2906, 2949, 2436, 2472)
Various other bug fixes and improvements
Team Cyclops are pleased to announce that for some time we have had a working test setup which is capable of running CycloDS Evolution on the Nintendo DSi. We must stress however that this is part of our research only; there is still a great deal of work to be done before we can even decide if a DSi compatible device is viable or not. The DSi features a completely redesigned security system which renders all current devices incompatible and at this stage it is unknown if there is any reliable way to overcome the new measures. We will continue our research into the DSi and in the mean time, please see the following video which demonstrates what we have achieved so far.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.41 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Fixed "My Pokemon Ranch" Wii connectivity
Optimised and fixed cheat code engine
Increased the number of allowed fragments, which should reduce the "filesystem too fragmented" error
Game compatibility fixes (2385 + ingame menu for some games)
Added some advanced options to the XML configuration
Miscellaneous other improvements
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.4 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Homebrew soft reset added, allowing you to reset back to the CycloDS Evolution GUI from almost any homebrew software with a simple button combination
BETA GBA support added, allowing you to launch GBA games directly from the CycloDS GUI. ROMs are automatically patched when necessary, and save files are managed automatically by CycloDS (which are compatible with GBA ExpLoader). Either CycloDS Mini/Micro or EZ3in1 is required for GBA support
Both NOR and PSRAM mode supported for GBA ROMs via EZ3in1
NDS Pokemon <-> Wii Pokemon Battle Revolution connection fixed for all regions
Added option of booting from slot 2 in either NDS or GBA mode
Added support for new 3in1 cards
16-bit bitmaps now supported (skins + GBA frame)
Increased the number of allowed fragments, which should reduce the "filesystem too fragmented" error
Random skin selection has been made more random
When using EZ3in1, NDS Browser auto-patching now works after soft-resetting from a rumble enabled game
Game compatibility fix (2343)
Miscellaneous reliability and user-friendliness improvements
In addition, the user manual has been updated and brought in line with the features provided by this release. It is also available from the support page.
The latest hardware version of CycloDS Evolution which is shipped with firmware version v1.32, is not compatible with previous firmwares (i.e. v1.31 or earlier). Some users have tried downgrading to a previous firmware release, which will fail. We will soon release a new firmware version v1.4 which has additional features and is compatible with the new CycloDS Evolution hardware.
It has also come to our attention that some CycloDS Evolution card readers are incompatible with some MicroSD cards. Should you have a reader with this issue, you may request a replacement immediately from your retailer.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.31 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Game compatibility fixes (2203, 2110, ingame menu + 2107)
Fixed a problem preventing RTS from functioning if the game filename contains unicode characters
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.3 FINAL has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
RealTime Save feature added, allowing you to save and resume game play at any time!
Fixed numerous compatibility issues
Improved overall reliability
NDS file extensions are no longer displayed in the GUI
Added the ability to exit the in-game menu by pressing the B button
Revised controls for the settings menu: A/RIGHT cycle item forwards, Y/LEFT cycle item backwards
SlowMotion is now shown as a percentage rather than an arbitrary number
Fixed homebrew that use DLDI on ARM7 (DSVideo)
We're pleased to greet our users during the festive season with a very special new firmware. We'd like to thank all of our users for their patience and understanding whilst we've been working on the new release! Some of you may be wondering why we have held off from making a major release for considerable time. In short, we've been chiseling away at a new feature which we're sure many will love and find increasingly useful as times goes by. RealTime Save is now a reality for the CycloDS Evolution, thanks to many hours of hard work and testing. It's by no means perfect yet, but as always, we'll continue to strive for perfection and user satisfaction. However, it's here and works well, so we feel that it's time to treat CycloDS Evolution owners to some advanced functionality and reward their patience. General compatibility with many titles has now been enhanced too, building on our already extensive foundations. These changes are available as part of the CycloDS Evolution v1.3 BETA firmware release which is available for download from the support page. Please note that this is a BETA release, so be sure to read the included documentation thoroughly before using.
Now on to other news, many will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that the first shipments of the black CycloDS Evolution are now on their way to retailers, and customers should receive their orders in the first few days of the new year! So you may now order Evolution in black or white from your retailer. We will be posting pictures of the black soon for those that are interested to see how it looks.
Seasons greetings to all!
CycloDS Evolution has finally resumed shipping, with the first units leaving our factory yesterday. Retailers will start receiving stock mid next week. All replacements will also be shipped out over the next few days.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.22 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes in this release include:
Fixed intermittent problem with random skin selection
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.21 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes for this release include:
Miniaturized game icons are shown in list view
Random skin selection
Allow unlimited number of skins
Fixed GBA linking with 3in1
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.2 has been released, along with the first release of our new "Evolution Tools" software package and an update to the Moonshell media player - all of which are available for download from the support page. There have been a large number of changes between firmware versions 1.13 and v1.2 so only the most important are listed here. For the full list of changes please see the readme file. Major changes for this release include:
Custom cheat code support added
Fixed Wii connectivity
Several game compatibility fixes
Multiple skins are supported
RAM pack for Opera (clean rom) supported via CycloDS Mini/Micro and EZ3in1
Rumble for EZ3in1 supported
All text is now completely translated, and additional translations have been included
DSLinux is now supported
Moonshell soft reset is now supported
Added new GUI file view mode, "list view"
Evolution Tools is a PC-side software package for users of CycloDS Evolution. It currently includes the following components:
Cheat code editor - a user friendly GUI application for manipulating CycloDS Evolution cheat code databases. The cheat code editor has some very unique and useful features such as the ability to automatically retrieve the most recent cheat codes directly from the internet and import them into your cheat database.
Automatic ROM trimmer - can automatically trim your ROM files on the PC without any manual interaction required on your part.
Enable ROM icons - display actual ROM icons when browsing files in Windows.
The new Moonshell release includes the following changes:
Bookmarks are now working
Audio file resume is now working (must be enabled in settings first)
Fixed a problem where soft reset would not work after playing a DPG video
Due to the huge demand for CycloDS Evolution, we regretfully announce that the second batch has already sold out. Production for the next batch is underway, and we expect to resume shipping in 2-3 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Shipments of the CycloDS Evolution are now on the way to our main distributor. First shipments are for the white version only, and black should follow in the next three to four weeks. Retailers will receive their stock by mid next week. The CycloDS Evolution sticker design has been revamped to a more fitting design in light of requests on our forums. Please continue to give feedback on what you'd like to see us add or change!
Due to unprecedented demand for the CycloDS Evolution, retailers have sold out and we’re in the process of manufacturing a large batch to keep up with demand. The next batch of CycloDS Evolution will be available in about ten days from now. We’re also pleased to announce that starting with the next batch the case colour will be available in either black or white.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.13 has been release and is available for download from the support page. This update fixes a CRITICAL bug, and it is strongly recommended that all CycloDS Evolution customers install this update immediately! Changes for this release include:
Fixed a critical problem relating to game saves
Added partial Japanese GUI translation
Resolved compatibility issue with 1171
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.12 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes include:
Fixed a problem which prevented homebrew software from writing to the MicroSD card
Improved the compatibility with Slot 2 devices
Fixed a problem which made a few games hang with a white screen
Pressing 'B' in the cheat code list now returns you to the game list
Improved the speed of the "autoload" and "auto-boot to slot 2" features (now the CycloDS Evolution GUI is not displayed at all when either of these features is activated)
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.11 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes include:
Autoload feature (runs autoload.nds at startup)
Auto boot to Slot 2
Resolved compatibility issues with games such as 1110, 1115 and 1127
Fixed a bug in the cheat core which would result in some games hanging with a white screen if cheats were enabled
The reference manual will be updated to reflect the changes soon. In the meantime you can find more detailed information in this thread on the Team Cyclops forums.
CycloDS Evolution Firmware v1.1 has been released and is available for download from the support page. Changes include:
Enabled the cheat code functionality
Resolved several compatibility issues
Fixed download play with Yoshi Touch & Go
Minor improvements to the user interface
Since this release contains some important feature additions and fixes, we strongly recommend that anybody who has received a CycloDS Evolution containing an earlier firmware version upgrade to this latest release.
UPDATE: The CycloDS Evolution product documentation as well as a special version of Moonshell have been made available for download here.
Today heralds the unveiling of CycloDS Evolution’s surprise hardware feature – support for MicroSDHC memory cards!
MicroSDHC (SDHigh Capacity) is the new standard for compact flash memory cards which offers far greater capacity than traditional MicroSD memory cards. Whilst the maximum capacity supported by traditional MicroSD is a mere 2gigabytes, MicroSDHC supports up to a mammoth 32gigabytes. CycloDS Evolution breaks the memory capacity barrier by being first NDS flash cart to implement support for MicroSDHC cards. Furthermore, MicroSDHC cards are not backwards compatible so any device not designed specifically to support MicroSDHC will not be able to take advantage of these new high capacity cards.
Given that SDHC is a new technology, you may be wondering what the importance of the new generation’s cards will be now and in the future. We all know that flash memory prices tumble quickly, and that’s why it’s imperative to buy a flash cart which supports the new SDHC standard. Whilst 2GB cards have been the staple diet of users for the last few months, the pricing has plummeted. This trend will move over to larger size cards, which means that 4 GB cards may end up having the same pricing of 2GB cards in a few months. If the flash cart you choose does not support SDHC then you’ll be stuck with purchasing 2 GB or smaller memory devices. This means in the end poor value for money. Given the great success of NDS and its ever expanding library of titles, memory storage value for money becomes ever more important as your list of favourites grows by the week. Having several SD cards becomes a nuisance and very impractical.
MicroSDHC cards are currently available as 4GB for now, with higher capacity cards expected in the near future.
Team Cyclops are proud to announce that the first batch of CycloDS Evolution has been shipped to our main distributor today. Resellers will start receiving their stocks on Friday 8th June. Mass production is en course and will continue to fulfill the huge demand for CycloDS Evolution.
As a special surprise for those who placed trust in us and committed a preorder for the Evolution, all of you will be glad to hear that a special feature has been implemented in our hardware which no other Slot 1 device currently has. Details of our mammoth feature will be unveiled on Wednesday.
On a final note, all reviewers can expect to receive their samples at the end of this week and during early next week.
Today we’d like to report some additional information about the CycloDS Evolution and CycloDS products.
First of all, the highly anticipated CycloDS Evolution will reach resellers in about 14 days from now. The recommended retail price is US$54.99 or EUR€42.
Now for some additional information on the CycloDS Evolution. We are currently working on a feature where CycloDS Micro and Mini can be used as a slot 2 expansion pack for the CycloDS Evolution. This will allow you to both run GBA format and use the Opera Web Browser (which normally requires a separate RAM expansion pack). The GBA format WILL NOT require patching; this will be handed by the CycloDS Evolution OS automatically.
The CycloDS Micro and Mini are already available. The CycloDS Evolution and Mini or Micro combination will prove invaluable to users because you’ll be able to run software with all the advanced features provided by CycloDS Evolution.
TeamCyclops are pleased to announce the completion of the CyclopsDS Evolution, the most advanced media enhancer currently available for NDS! Check out the CycloDS Evolution product page for more details.
The following new CycloDS related downloads have been added to the support page:
- Moonshell 1.6 for CycloDS - DLDI Device File for CycloDS
CycloDS website launched. Announcing a new range of products for DS sure to excite avid fans! Check back in a few days for further updates...