Setting Things Up with DsKiosk

The very first thing that needs to be done is to have the DsKiosk downloaded. Then the contents of the ZIP file must be placed somewhere on the SD card that you have. If for instance it would be deemed necessary, then the dskiosk.nds must be patched. If not that, then the file dskiosk-r4.nds must be patched, along with the DLSDI driver that is most appropriate. Once that has been made, the dskiosk.nds or the dskiosk-r4.nds must be executed.

Most modern R4 DS Cards will do the patching automaticly so you don't have to worry about that.

To start with, the homebrews which are considered to be your favorites should be included in the list of the DsKiosk. You would be able to see that the screen for settings would show up if this happens to be the very first time that this would be run through. After that, it would be necessary to press the button for Start in order to go back to the page. If you need to exit from the screen for the settings, then you just have to press the similar button.

The default language for this is set to English, and you would be able to see this the moment that you get started with it for the very first time. If you would like to view the page in another form of language, then you simply have to select the tab for Options, and simply tab the button for Language.

As for the tab for Slots, this is where you would be able to see, manage, and check the homebrews that have been registered. The button for Add must be tapped in order to add a new program on the list. From there, there would be a panel that would show up. This would then allow you to choose a particular file for NDS. There is a picture that would be shown and this would then become the target for a work space.

You would be pleased to know that the DsKiosk is capable of detecting automatically any picture that is readily available on the NDS that was chosen, and it would be important that it meets these set of conditions:

  • The picture should be located in the exact directory, and at the same time, has the name same to the application chosen that needs to be registered. As for the file with the extension PNG, it must be in accordance with the file.
  • The file name of the picture should be under the name _title.png, and this means that only a single file should have such kind in the chosen directory.
  • This would serve as a reminder to developers of homebrew that it should not be taken for granted when it comes to placing the said pictures in such RAR or even ZIP files as well as for the corresponding creations. This in turn would make the registration for the DsKiosk much more convenient, and at the same time, the fans would truly be grateful for such an effort.


 However, if for instance you would not provide pictures, then what the DsKiosk would do is that it would try to have an icon in display but the thing is that it would not be that pleasing to the eye as you would actually want it to be. The dimensions of the icon would be 32x32, with 16 colors.

The moment that the selection has already been validated, this entry would then be summed up together with the list, and it would be placed at the bottom. But the position may still be changed by simply tapping Up or Down the buttons.

The button named Modify would be utilized in order to make modifications on a particular entry. You may make changes to the path of the said NDS, along with the pictures used or simply switch the workspaces used. 

The button labeled Remove may be utilized to remove any entry provided on the said list. However, it should be taken into account that the picture, as well as the file under NDS, would not be deleted from the SD card, and the cleaning must still be done manually.