Buying a r4 card

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Jul 8, 2010

Buying a r4 card by mysteryperson699 at 8:34 AM (1,659 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. mysteryperson699
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    i was thinking about buying a r4 card and other ds accessories for my DS from the shop temp website but i thought it could possible be a fake website made to gather money.
    could some people who have bought things from shop temp please tell me if it is a real or fake website, and please don't lie. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pong20302000

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    hahahahahaha

    ShopTemp supports GBATemp

    everyone on here gets stuff from there

    feel free to go through my sig link tho if u think u have a dud one
     
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    Yes, it is a real site and an excellent one at that. I recently bought a DSTWO, DSONEi and AceKard 2i from them and it only took 9 days from the time I ordered and paid for my items to when I received them via registered air mail. Very happy with the service provided and will be buying more from them that is for sure [​IMG]. So I can gladly recommend.
     
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    okay, thanks for that but if a few more people would say its real just to be on the safe side that would be great thanks.
     
  5. RupeeClock

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    Believe me it's very real.
    I've been recommending Shoptemp to a lot of people because they're reliable and have good prices, and it's good for GBAtemp. [​IMG]

    I mean look, $13 will get you an R4DS with 2gb memory, that's really hard to beat.
    http://shoptemp.com/products/R4-DS-Revolut...29.html?ref=900

    I've already bought an R4DS from them, it works perfect. Soon I plan to buy a Supercard Dstwo, that depends on how good the SNES emulation is.

    Oh, by the way I would suggest buying only the "Original" R4DS. Nobody here at GBAtemp would suggest buying any other "R4" productions, they're imitations, fakes, clones, etc.
    If you want something with SDHC or DSi support then definitely look elsewhere, the Acekard 2i or Supercard DStwo are very good choices.
     
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    Noooooo......Not an 'R4'
     
  7. Infinite Zero

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    If he wants to save some money then an R4 isn't a bad idea. [​IMG] It has Wood anyway, the downside is, it can't use SDHC

    edit: ONLY R4 Original. Dont but R4 SDHC, R4i R4 III, and all that other crap. Srsly
     
  8. RupeeClock

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    Yeah, honestly the R4DS, JUST the original R4DS, is a really good deal these days.
    Wood R4 is amazing bro.
     
  9. fearofshorts

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    WAIT!
    Nobody has told him the issue with the R4:
    You can't use an SD card any larger than 2 GB. Trust me, that's not enough.

    Go with an Acekard 2i if you want a cheap, good cart (better than even the real R4. No-one will argue with me over this, it's better- it just costs ~13$) or a SuperCard DSTWO if you want to be able to emulate GBA games.

    Note: the reason why people say that the R4 is ok is because of the Wood firmware- which is basically a slightly modified version of the AceKard's AKAIO firmware (yes, yes. I know this isn't precisely it).
     
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    I think 2GB is enough... I got by with 1GB for a long time (the entire time I've had my R4).

    Also, They make 4GB Non-SDHC MicroSDs... but they're expensive and hard to find.



    Either way... As I said in my other post in your other topic, get an AceKard 2i.
     
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    He was told that already.

    I have got one of the cheap R4s from Shoptemp winging its way to me as I type, bought JUST for Wood R4...

    I have previously purchased stuff from Shoptemp before and they're reliable and quick but my suggestion is, if you only have one flashcart, pick up the AceKard 2i. You will be very happy, if you've already got a cart, a cheap R4 is a good spare...
     
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    Not enough if you watch movies on it? Who the heck plays all the 100 games on just one microsd?
     
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    I fit 35 games on my 2gb spare R4.
    Honestly, it's a great solution for just storing NDS games, if you're not too fussed about heavy homebrew use or media playback.
     
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    ... Ok, maybe I do use a little too much space: 7.5 Gigs.
    What can I say? I like having a huge variety of games, ~20 NEO-GEO games, 5 or 6 visual novels, a ***load of other homebrew, some music and a couple of videos with me.
     
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    Nah, for the full experience, 8gb is a good choice.
    I've used 5.8gb of storage, my DS games folder is 1.95Gb, whilst I have 1.92gb of music, 1gb of video, 267b of GBA games, and 338mb of miscellaneous DS roms like demos or pokémon distros.

    That DS games folder is 50 commercial and homebrew NDS files too.
     
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    Good to know I'm not alone [​IMG]
     

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