"Christmas Version" R4, problems with download play

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  1. GelatinBlue
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    Hey guys.

    I have a clone of the R4, the "Christmas Version".

    Honestly, if you're a hardcore gamer, you should not waste your time getting one of these, ONLY because I've been having problems with newer roms/online play. If you just want an R4 with a simple interface for.. say, your 10 year old cousins, it's perfect. Plays all the games you want (as long as they don't mind not being able to play Pokemon Black and White or hosting Download Play games).

    Now if anyone has any experience with these, I need your help (if possible).

    Here's my first question. I was playing Mario Party DS with my friend at my house.. But realized I couldn't host the game for him to join. I looked everywhere, tried everything including putting the DS in manual mode and rebooting with the chip, but nothing worked. In the end, he had to get his real cartridge of Mario Party, host the game, and then invite me to it. Now that's not a problem but what happens when I want to play Mario Party with someone who has an R4? Is there any way possible that I can host a game (maybe some kind of firmware or patch)? I'm currently running Happybox v1.17b.

    I also have been looking all over the web to try to find a fix for my Pokemon Black and Pokemon white roms.. I've tried many people's firmware, and can't get anything to work. Is there anything you suggest, or better yet.. Is there a different R4 chip you suggest if I'm hopeless? I'll keep these R4's for cousins or other people who don't care about Black and White or hosting Download Play games.. But for my own personal use, which chip should I order?

    Thanks guys [​IMG]
     
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    However, all the pics of it are on the 3DS.. This isn't a 3DS only card, is it?
     
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    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    No card is 3DS-only, they're all ds/i flashcarts that run ds/i games on ds/i's + the 3DS [​IMG].
     
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    Nice, I see. Thanks [​IMG]

    But now I'm having doubts about the iSmart.. I read a few reviews about it, and the download play still doesn't work... I'm mainly concerned about THAT lol. That and like I said, the newer DS games like Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. Do you guys want to suggest one that you guys use (that works properly)?
     
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    You can somewhat take a look at what to expect depending on which one you are thinking of getting (the $16 dollars bit has me thinking you are looking at the iSP)...sort of. I don't have a video using the iSP's regular kernel (I'll get to it eventually...probably), but if you watch the EZVi ones, they use the same UI.
    http://gbatemp.net/t270687-flashcart-demonstrations
     
  7. GelatinBlue
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    Yup, I was looking at the iSmart Premium (not the MM).. and yeah, from what I heard it's almost exactly like the EZVi. However, have you tried download play on it? How about the newer games? If it can host games/use download play, and if it can play Pokemon B & W, I'll go ahead and buy it. If not, which cards would?
     
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    The Acekard and R4i Gold carts support AKAIO/Wood respectively, both firmwares support download-play, get regular updates, and are in the same sort of price range... but no real-time functions as you can see.
     
  9. NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU

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    If you don't mind paying $35 to $40 then get a SuperCard DSTWO. If you want something cheaper, get an Acekard 2i, and if you are looking to spend less than $10 bucks then consider an R4i Ultra, it's a decent clone with AKAIO support, or any r4 clone that runs wood will work with download play. I have tested the R4i Ultra and it also works fine with hosting download play.

    If you want to keep the R4 Christmas version then try to run Wood R4 or YSMenu on it, it might work?
     
  10. Aeter

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    I wouldn't recommend the R4i Ultra. I know it has akaio 1.8.6 and all, but I'm still not convinced they got it legitimately.
    I'd rather recommend the Wood R4 compatible cards, like the R4i Gold or the 'original' R4 if you're a cheapskate and ok with no sdhc support.
     
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    I suppose, but I'm pretty sure it's legitimate. I know the 1.8.1 AKAIO was legitimate, so I don't think this wouldn't be. Plus according to sources (eg: http://gbatemp.net/t289222-the-mega-list-o...ones?&st=15 (under the 3DS compatible)) it's actually made by Team Acekard, so I highly doubt it's not legitmate.