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DSLiveWeather “Aperio”3 (Lite)

[edit] Added some known bugs

Official Release (93%):
DSLiveWeather “Aperio“3

– v2 is built with DsWifi update 0.3b
– v3 is built to work with Supercard Lite.

Download URL:


(1) settings.jpg (2) cur_2.jpg
(3) cur_1.jpg (4) for_1.jpg

DSLiveWeather is very complete. Eventhough the progress still states that it’s at 93%, all the features that I originally planned are already implemented. The remaining 7% are probably the WiFi Configuration that allows the user to catch weather information on-the-go (connect instantly with free hotspots).

The latest version of Aperio, version 3, adds Supercard Lite support and fixes a small rendering glitch (thanks heyyouguys aka onekelly).

For those who haven’t heard: when you save the Profiles (in the Settings tab), the units preference (F/C, miles/km..) is saved as well!

The ‘Updated x min ago’ actually works now. It shows exactly how old the information is. 😉

Summary of Features:
– View the current weather and weather forecast of all the locations supported by
– Configure/load and save 64 unique Location Profiles.
– Beautiful icons taken from Xbox Media Center Weather (with permission of course).
– Full touchscreen control, but also keycontrol.
– .. and much more for you to find out!
Installation Notes:
– Download DSLiveWeather.
– Copy it to your homebrew device.
– If your homebrew device supports FAT then DSLW can load and save location data known as Location Profiles and downloaded weather data, however, you have to create a directory named “DSLiveWeather” in the root directory.
– When you start up it’s important to see “DsWifi ready!” and “LibFat ready!”.
– If you see “DsWifi failed!” then report this as soon as possible.
– If you see “LibFat failed!” then check if your homebrew device is supported. If it’s any newer than Supercard Lite, you can expect failure.
Press SELECT on each tab to see the Help message for that screen.
Known Bugs
– Some devices aren’t supported yet.
– Rendering glitches (flashing texts)
– Clock under the location is acting weird. When the hour should pass, the minutes go above 59 instead!! =(
Please report any bugs that you find so I can remove them ASAP.


NDSX_time(), a replacement for time()

I decided to release this tiny but handy code for anyone who had tried to use time(), that apparently isn’t working on hardware!

This piece of code uses the RTC (real time clock) of the DS, to produce a value similar to what time() produces.


Alternate DSLiveWeather Server got updated.

Thanks to MrShlee now the alternative for ‘’ is getting updated to work with the latest builds. It should work in a few hours or less.

So now you can connect to :

  1. DSLW Server: “”
    File: “weather/fetch2.php”
  2. DSLW Server:””
    File: “fetch2.php

Note that it might not work until a few hours.
That’s all!
– Lick

Edit: yes, the secondary server works now!

DSLiveWeather “Aperio”2

No Harry Potter jokes about the codename please. :p

Official Release (90%):
DSLiveWeather “Aperio“2

– v2 is built with DsWifi update 0.3b

Download URL:

Screenshot URL:

First Official Release that includes graphics, current weather and forecasts.

Changes (from Aestus release):
– Added Help screen, access by pressing Select.
– Added forecasting! (YAAY!!)
– Added a small iTWC logo, required in XML license.
– Fixed some bugs, thanks for reporting them. 😉

Installation Notes:
– A folder named “DSLiveWeather” in the root is -still required- to load and save data, which is never required, but is really nice.
– Also the same: use ‘’ as DSLW Server and ‘weather/fetch2.php’ as File, in the Settings tab.
– You might want to delete previous reports and forecasts (reports.b & forec.b).

– Still using the limited libFat, until DevKitPro r20 is out.
Please report any bugs that you find so I can remove them ASAP.


DSLiveWeather “Aestus”

Official Release:
DSLiveWeather “Aestus

Download URL:


First Official Release that includes graphics. Aestus, that’s heat in Latin. I’m sure you guys agree that this release is hot!

Changes (from Tepidus release):
– Better layout current condition.
– One global server setting, so you don’t have to type that for each and every profile.
– Left and Right switches between profiles.
– Touching the information will switch between units (F/C, miles/km).

Installation Notes:
– Make sure to create a directory in the root, named “DSLiveWeather”. (If you’re upgrading from previous installations, remove the trailing exclamation icon (“!”) from the directoryname.)
– You must use the file ‘weather/fetch2.php’ from the server ‘’. Must.
– You might want to delete reports.b, because there has been a change in the way DSLW loads that file. Though you don’t -need- to do it.

Please report any bugs that you find so I can remove them ASAP.


They copied my game idea! :@

Check this out!

From the looks of the first screenshot, it seems to me that the input for this game is pretty much like the original idea I had for my platform game, wherein you spin a wheel to move over the platforms. Of course, I haven’t played this game so I don’t know if it’s the same. Shame on the creators if they really plucked this idea from me!

– Lick

Update – They probably didn’t copy the idea. 😀 From the looks of that screenshot, the circle is used for something else, probably.