child proofing r4?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by nukeboy95, May 3, 2013.

  1. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Old skool member

    Aug 24, 2010
    United States
    The left side
    im getting my 6 year old sister a r4 nad is there any way of child proofing it so it dont get messed up?
    the card is a R4 Revolution 0815
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

    Sep 13, 2009
    Many moons away
    If you are running Wood R4, go into the start menu and in the settings, turn on safe mode.
    In safe mode you can't activate the start menu, so you can't mess with the settings, delete files, ect.

    The only way to turn off safe mode, it to plug your MicroSD card into you computer and turn it off manually by editing the globalsettings in the _rpg folder. Simply changing the "1" next to safe mode to "0" will turn it off.
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    The menu might have some lock/child option to make the main menu not pop up unless you edit a file on the MicroSD, so you can't delete saves and junk.
  4. mechadylan

    mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 18, 2009
    United States
    Parent here. There is no sure fire way of child proofing ANYTHING. Make a backup of the msd on your computer before giving it to her (2GB max.) Most kids <8 will try to change the theme and mildly brick an R4 (personal experience.) Whether or not you choose to preserve their .sav files is up to you. Give the kid a little credit and don't alter the globalsettings file; you'll be pleasantly surprised. And if she breaks it, BAMM, msd backup on your comp.
  5. the_randomizer

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    Or, you know, hide the R4 card.
  6. mechadylan

    mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 18, 2009
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    Hide. Riiiighhhhtt. This is about as fool-proof as hiding Christmas presents.
  7. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    take off there legs, then place it in a high place

    but yeah the safemode catboy mentioned works a treat

    cant really brick and old r4 on a dslite/dsphat

    failing that take the arms also