cant add any more games to my r4 cartridge???

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by superkaytee, Feb 22, 2009.

Feb 22, 2009
  1. superkaytee
    OP

    Newcomer superkaytee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ireland
    I have 39 games on my r4 cartridge and it doesnt matter if i take games off just so i can add 2 new ones i recently downloaded onto it, they just dont seem to be in the games folder when i turn on my ds?

    Anyone know what im doing wrong?
     
  2. jos7960

    Member jos7960 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    177
    Country:
    Netherlands
    That's weird. Are you sure you have a .nds file?

    Try formatting your microSD and then put all you files back on.
     
  3. paul3100

    Member paul3100 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    510
    Location:
    scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So do the original 39 games still appear - any you deleted ?

    In any case i would start a fresh and format yous micro sd, then redownload the latest firmware and then put the games back on.

    Just out of interest what R4 are you using , R4 (original/genuine) / ultra / III / R4i because the fakes and clones are prone to problems!!!

    paul
     
  4. superkaytee
    OP

    Newcomer superkaytee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ireland
    the r4 sdhc is what im using.

    Yes can still see the 39 games but not the extra two im trying to load on. and when i delete some games i cant see them so its definately deleting the ones ive chosen.
     
  5. superkaytee
    OP

    Newcomer superkaytee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ireland
    how many games can it hold?
     
  6. Purses

    Member Purses GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Country:
    United States
    Your card could be running out of space.
     
  7. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,132
    Location:
    ‭jerkland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Depends how big your MicroSD is.
     
  8. kobykaan

    Member kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,994
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    it varies on how large the games are in MB's [​IMG]

    you could probably get about 50 puzzle games on no problem at all as they are small in size!

    but loading loads of RPG games such as FF and others and Pokemon games and Yu-Gi-Oh etc and you will soon run out of room!

    how large is your mem card is it a normal sd card eg 1gb or 2gb in size or a bigger SDHC card 4gb or 8gb or even 16gb !?

    a 2 gb would be about right with about 30-40 games on depending on game sizes ...

    and remember although save files are TINY 35+ of them is 35 x 512kb = about 17mb!

    you can/could also grab some space back by trimming them with a rom trimmer such as NDS TOKYO TRIMMER some roms will half in size others just a couple of mb will be removed!
     
  9. superkaytee
    OP

    Newcomer superkaytee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ireland
    i have an 8gb card so roughly how many should this hold?
     
  10. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    8GB card? About 160 DS games.
     
  11. superkaytee
    OP

    Newcomer superkaytee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ireland
    my card wont seem to add more than 40 and i have formatted the card , put them all back on and deleted all the sav files and still it wont take anymore??

    Would this be the micro SD card or the r4 sdhc cartridge causing the problem?
     
  12. kobykaan

    Member kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,994
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    could well be as its an R4 CLONE not an official one ... do you have access to another card reader to eliminate the card reader being faulty [​IMG]

    you may also try makeing a couple of folders and put the games in seperate folders you could have too many files in the ROOT or main folder ... there is a limit on all mem cards of how many files you can have in there of about 127 files total!

    example would be make a folder called PUZZLE GAMES and put all your puzzle games in there

    make a folder called SHOOTEM UPS and put shootem up type games in there

    etc kinda like categorizing all your games [​IMG]
     

Share This Page