Config.xml Options

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Introduction

The config.xml file contains the configuration settings for your CycloDS Evolution. The file can be found at \CycloDS\config.xml on your microSD(HC) card.

Frequently Backup

It is highly recommended that you backup your config.xml file regularly as the microSD card is known to become corrupted! If you encounter any problems, you can just delete the file and your CycloDS Evolution will recreate it again next power up. Your next step will be to just put your backup back on there instead! :)

Parameters

This is a list of all of the parameters you can use in the configuration file. Parameters should be used as follows:

<parameterName>value</parameterName>

firmwareVersion

Description Changes the firmware version shown at the bottom of the main menu. Used by some third-party applications for checking for firmware updates. This value is updated automatically by the CycloDS and should not be altered manually.
Allowed values any firmware version
Example <firmwareVersion>1.55</firmwareVersion>

brightnessLevel

Description Changes the brightness of the CycloDS GUI and in-game. Can also be changed with the settings menu.
Allowed values 0 - Lowest Luminosity: 15-19 hours
1 - Low Luminosity: 10-15 hours
2 - High Luminosity: 7-11 hours
3 - Highest Luminosity: 5-8 hours
Example <brightnessLevel>2</brightnessLevel>

cheatCodesEnabled

Description Enables or disables cheats.
Note that you must always have a default.evoCheats file (comes with firmware), and that user.evoCheats is a separate file that can be downloaded from our Cheat Database.
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <cheatCodesEnabled>1</cheatCodesEnabled>

viewMode

Description The X button toggles between the three file view modes: ROM view where the game name stored inside the ROM file is displayed, file view where the file name of the ROM is displayed and list view which is similar to file view mode except 10 items are displayed per page rather than just 4.
Allowed values 0 - ROM view
1 - File view
2 - List view
Example <viewMode>0</viewMode>

lastFileExecuted

Description If you hold L+R while CycloDS boots, it will load the last ROM that was executed. This value is updated automatically by the CycloDS.
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <lastFileExecuted>1</lastFileExecuted>

skin

Description Sets the current skin upon boot
Allowed values Default, random, cycle, or the name of a custom skin directory
Example <skin>Default</skin>

lastRandomSkin

Description If skin is set to random, this is the last skin to have appeared
Allowed values the name of a custom skin directory
Example <lastRandomSkin>MySkin</lastRandomSkin>

lastCycleSkin

Description If skin is set to cycle, this is the last skin to have appeared
Allowed values the name of a custom skin directory
Example <lastCycleSkin>MySkin</lastCycleSkin>

rumbleSetting

Description Sets the current rumble setting for the "EZ Flash 3-in-1" slot-2 device
Allowed values 0 - Off
1 - Low
2 - Medium
3 - High
Example <rumbleSetting>1</rumbleSetting>

rtsEnabled

Description RealTime Save is a feature that allows you to suspend and resume game play at any time. This can be useful if you wish to take a break from your NDS and are not anywhere near a save point in your game, or if you wish to make the game easier by loading an old state of game play when you make an error. To create a RTS file for a particular game, hold the SELECT button as you launch it from the game list.
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <rtsEnabled>1</rtsEnabled>

useAlternativeSavePath

Description Sets whether or not the folder named "Saves" is used for storing .sav files (true) or the files are stored in the same folder as the .nds file (false)
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <useAlternativeSavePath>1</useAlternativeSavePath>

altSavePath

Description You can customize where the .sav files are stored.
Allowed values the name of any directory in the root of the microSD
Example <altSavePath>/SAVES</altSavePath>

batterySaveEnabled

Description Sets whether or not the battery save mode is enabled. It is recommended that you do enable it, however it may cause compatibility issues with some games and you should try disabling it before filing a bug report to see if doing so solves your problem.
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <batterySaveEnabled>1</batterySaveEnabled>

ingameTextPath

Description The in-game text reader feature allows you to read text files during a game. The text reader only becomes available when you have setup a text file. The .txt has to have the same name as the rom you are using, like: 1234game.nds and 1234game.txt. You can customize the directory where the .txt files are.
Allowed values the name of any directory in the root of the microSD
Example <ingameTextPath>/TEXT</ingameTextPath>

browseRootPath

Description The directory that should be opened when touching the left-most menu icon with the stylus
Allowed values the filepath to any directory on the microSD
Example <browseRootPath>/</browseRootPath> or <browseRootPath>/Games</browseRootPath> or <browseRootPath>/NDS/Games</browseRootPath>

moonshellPath

Description The media icon will launch the Moonshell media player application. You can customise the executable launched when "Media" is selected from the main menu.
Allowed values the name of any directory in the root of the microSD
Example <moonshellPath>/moonshl/moonshell.nds</moonshellPath> or <moonshellPath>/moonshl2/moonshl2.nds</moonshellPath>

sortIgnoreRomNumber

Description Sort using ROM Name instead of ROM Number
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <sortIgnoreRomNumber>1</sortIgnoreRomNumber>

listModeDisplayRomName

Description Show internal ROM Name instead of ROM Filename in LIST view
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <listModeDisplayRomName>0</listModeDisplayRomName>

gbaSupportEnabled

Description CycloDS Evolution allows you to launch GBA games directly from the CycloDS Evolution game list.
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <gbaSupportEnabled>1</gbaSupportEnabled>

gbaSavePath

Description GBA games saves are stored in a directory called “GBA_SAVE” in the root directory of your MicroSD card and are automatically backed up from your slot 2 device when necessary.
Allowed values the name of any directory in the root of the microSD
Example <gbaSavePath>/GBA_SAVE</gbaSavePath>

enhancedMenuButtons

Description Enhanced mode offers additional features during game play, which are not available with standard game cards. If Enhanced mode has been enabled, during game play press A + B + X + Y + L + R simultaneously to bring up the in-game menu.
Allowed values use combinations of the following buttons, separated by ',': A, B, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, Y, X, L, R, START, SELECT
Example <enhancedMenuButtons>A,B,R,L,X,Y</enhancedMenuButtons>

use24HourClock

Description Enables 24-hour clock. This feature was added in firmware v1.57
Allowed values 0 - False
1 - True
Example <use24HourClock>1</use24HourClock>

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10 Jun 2010 00:23

A few of the newer Config.XML options need to be added to this list (the new GUI beta ones). I'm going to do this later, but if anyone's got free time and is willing to do it first… ;-)

Would be a good idea to add this to the description though:

##red|Only works with the GUI beta range, on the temporary {{config.xml}} file.##

Which renders as:

Only works with the GUI beta range, on the temporary config.xml file.

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