Comparing: Gateway VS R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe

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  1. Pong20302000
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    Coming shortly in pieces

    feel free to chat here about the Comparison

    but First Impressions
    its going to be pretty close

    Ok
    First the DS Flashcards
    Gateway Blue Vs R4i Gold 3DS (Rev D)
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    We All Know and Love the R4ids.cn R4i Gold DS Flashcard, they are indeed built well and supply us with updates fast and supported by Official Wood Kernel and Wood 1.64 having the MSET Hack Installer Built into the Wood File Menu.

    Gateway Team not producing any sort of Flashcards Before and was supported with the Hacked 1.56 Wood bundled with a .nds installer File for the MSET Hack.

    Both do the Job perfectly fine and get the job done
    BUT!
    if you plan on using this card as DS Flashcard as well as just a MSET Hack installer then the Gateway Blue sadly falls short.

    The R4i Gold 3DS supporting 3DS's Up to 6.3.0-X
    The Gateway Blue supporting 3DS's Up to 6.1.0-X

    In the Support of DS Roms
    Wood 1.64 having better game compatibility of Wood 1.56

    Build and Flashcard Quality of the DS cards
    Both have very similar case design
    both fit fine in and out of the 3DS Slot
    yes the R4i Gold 3DS does have more components but this is pretty much just the next revision of there Rev C card and would expect to get updates so that the DS flashcard can be used on higher Firmware versions (even though the 3DS exploit cannot be used currently on higher than 4.5.0-X Firmware)

    Second the 3DS Flashcards
    Gateway Red Vs R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe
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    well
    lets start on what i can actually say
    Both cards are good builds, both seem clean and use good components

    Gateway Red actually has a 3DS Card case with the notch
    R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe has a Standard DS case
    the Gateway Red has a White case, R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe has a Grey

    the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe has a better MicroSD slot by my opinion
    as the Gateway is Spring Loaded, and the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe is not which i prefer as makes the slot more reliable

    the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe has all its components on 1 side, making it a sturdy chip
    the Gateway Red has components on both and hold in the casing (tho covered by stickers)

    R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Fits in the Slot 1 fine like a Normal DS game
    Gateway Red is a bit thicker so fits just slightly more snug

    heres pics of the consoles
    Black is the Gateway Console, Red is the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe
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    Ok Game Compatibility Wise:
    Gateway 1.2 FW & R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe 2.0 FW
    PASS:
    Mario & Luigi - Dream Team Bros. (E&U)
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (E&U)
    Mario Kart 7 (E&U)
    Mario Tennis Open (E&U)
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 (E&U)
    Paper Mario - Sticker Star (E&U)
    Super Mario 3D Land (E&U)
    Rune Factory 4 (J&U)
    Etrian Odyssey IV - Legends of the Titan (E&U)
    Etrian Odyssey Untold - The Millennium Girl (U)
    Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi (J)
    Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Whyd You Steal Our Garbage?! (U)
    New Love Plus (J)
    Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai (J)

    FAIL:
    Monster Hunter 4 (J)
    Pokemon X(E)
    Pokemon Y (E)
    Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate (E)
    Hometown Story (U)
    Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (U)
    Monster High 13 Wishes (U)
    Animal Crossing New Leaf (E)

    Both cards gave the same results Compatibility wise

    So both of these cards are pretty evenly matched, both do exactly the same job for the 3DS.
    The decider will be what team provides the next Update and what features they add. (will edit more into this when this happens)

    The Main advantage the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe has is that you get a Fully up to date Wood DS Flashcard
    running Wood 1.64, where the Gateway Team is using the Hacked 1.56 Wood. but if you already have a good DS Flashcard you can always use that one in place of the Gateway Blue Card.

    Updates and Support from the Team with the next Updates will give us more of a definite answer tho :D (which hopefully we will see soon)

    feel free to ask comments bellow and i will answer them
     
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    the gateway fanboys damage control is coming
     
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    waste money much? both are the same thing more or less, why buy both and waste your money?
     
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    Pong, you'll be drowned by gateway fanboys's slaver
     
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    My god someone is trying to do a comparison so we can decide which one to choose and the only thing you can say is "fanboys control" go search a troll forum and stop pestering here.


    I assume he did it so we can see what's the differences and choose which one we want.
     
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    trying to help people out by doing a comparison

    not really a waste of money if it helps people
     
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    Gateway is number 1.
     
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    its ok

    i got some good news for them that will shut them up haha
    but yes it looks like Gateway is superior so cool the jets :P
     
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    Thanks for review

    waiting for the second part ! the most important for me:lol:
     
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    well to put it bluntly

    its doesnt work, tried multiple consoles, multiple regions, multiple firmwares, nothing, zill, nada
    Gateway works on all those consoles also with all the dumps i tested on the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe

    trying to find there 1.0 files to see if that one works
    so its either a borked card or just doesnt work
     
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    Ugh, don't you hate it when that happens?

    I don't mind a comparison, it is alway nice to know what choices you have, as long as you know exactly what those choices are, including the good and the bad
     
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    God if it's not a one of a kind case i can't imagine how many "Help my R4i deluxe or link3ds card doesn't work" threads will be created.
     
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    i know
    it could be a 2.0 file issue or a card issue
    but the 2.0 file seems to load fine, doesnt load standard games after loaded so appears to be working
    if i can get 1.0 files and test then can pretty much confirm that the card either doesnt work or the files just dont
     
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    Just an idea Pong, maybe you can try the Gateway or 3DSlink setup files, or is the hardware too different?
    If i understood correctly they are almost the same cards anyway, and the same exploit is being used..
     
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    no the file on SDcard are different
     
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    Pong, go on.
    Have you used the wrong file or anything else?
    You just end your review by this way?
     
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    indeed have tried
    Gateway doesnt show up on any other files than there own
    i mixed and matched with no luck

    just need to find the 1.0 files really to confirm if its a borked card

    hopefully they can get me another one soon, becuase not good for them really
    the card is nice, just a shame it doesnt work
     
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    Probably a silly question but did you install each entry mode exploit separately?
     
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    ??
    i have multiple consoles
    one that had all the Gateway Files
    one that had all the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe ones

    swapped them after the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe didnt work on one
    and the Gateway Worked on the other with the Gateway Files
    but the one the Gateway was working on didnt work with the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe
     
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    Have you tried another tf card?
    Or anything else?
     
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