Buying R4 for 3DS XL

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  1. Firesyne
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    After reading a few posts on this forum it seems that a good choice for me would be to buy the R4i Gold 3DS (www.r4ids.cn) For my Nintendo 3DS XL.
    Most people keep saying that the 3DS is the same as the 3DS XL but every time I go to attempt buying a card from the USA stores listed on www.r4ids.cn, Each site seems to steer me more toward the deluxe version of the card for XL consoles which is unfortunately more expensive So I am slightly confused.

    Can I just buy the regular R4i Gold 3DS or do I really really need the deluxe version for it to work on my XL?
    I would really prefer to get the cheapest one I could get so I appreciate any responses.

    Also, Just curious but not really important, will any card I buy for my 3DS XL also work for DS Lite consoles or DSi's?

    I previously used the Acekard2i For the older consoles I still own but it doesn't work on my 3DS XL.

    Okay so mainly I just want to know if I HAVE to buy the deluxe version of this card or no?
    Thanks!:unsure:
     
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    Also, I apologize if this has been answered somewhere before on the site I can't seem to find it.
    I haven't had one of these cards in a while so I am a little rusty on information and slightly lost at times.... Even after reading a bunch of different posts on the subject.
    So I extremely appreciate anybody's help in the subject!:wub:
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (In advance) :(
     
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    the r4i gold 3ds card is used for playing ds games on your 3ds and ds consoles (working with V8.1.0-19 and any other firmwares)
    the r4i gold 3ds deluxe version is used for playing 3ds games (only working with V4.1 to V4.5)
    and yeah, the r4i gold 3ds card is working on 3ds xl, 3ds, dsi and ds consoles.
    Here is the US based site to buy r4i gold 3ds: http://www.r4igold3dsusa.com/genuin...eal-time-save-card-for-your-consoles-p-1.html
     
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    Thank you so much for replying!
    So basically you're saying that I can go ahead and buy the regular version & that I don't need the deluxe card, Right?
    If so, that is awesome.
    Thank you!
     
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    Completely correct, you just need to buy the regular version and do not buy the deluxe one.
     
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    Under system settings it says Ver: 8.1.0-19U
    is that right? Good? Bad?
     
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    it is fine, r4i gold 3ds is working great with the V8.1.0-19U version, no worry about it.
     
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    Awesome!
    Thank You! :yaynds: Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo Happy!
     
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    Oh wait! One more quick question,...
    I was reading your signature and wanted to know.... Does that mean that I won't be able to play 3DS games?
    I'm not sure that it even matters but if I did want to play 3DS games which card would I have to get?
    Actually, can any cards play 3DS games that are cheap? Or is that something that is still being worked on?
     
  10. r4igold3dsusa

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    you can not play 3ds games on your 3ds xl console, because currently only V4.1-V4.5 3ds firmware can play 3ds games with the gateway 3ds card. but your 3ds firmware is already on V8.1.0-19. so you can only play ds games on your 3ds xl with r4i gold 3ds card, no card can play 3ds games on V8.1.0-19 console.