Did I just screw up?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Jokiz, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Jokiz
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    Jokiz GBAtemp Regular

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    I just ordered 3 R4DS flashcarts for my aunt. She plans to give them to her three children.
    Just after ordering, someone said I should have bought the Cyclo Evolution instead, and I'm unsure if I really screwed up or if it's okey.

    The children only want it to play DS games, and it probably won't be used for any homebrew. (though some would be fine)
    The other important thing is that it's easy to understand. Is the R4 easy to add games and homebrew to? And is the interface easy to use? If it isn't, then is there any skins I can add to make the menu simpler?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Green0scar

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    R4 is easy to navigate throught, its just that its now a dead card, thay are not in production anymore, and it wont have updates too.

    and the ones you bought are probably fakes cards too.
     
  3. rhyguy

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    Use ysmenu on them instead of the normal firmware and you should be ok
     
  4. Jokiz
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    I don't think the cards are fake. It was called R4DS New Version, and it's from a site I've ordered from lots of times in the past.
    However, the "dead card" part is scary, if there are no more updates then future games probably won't work :S
     
  5. MFDC12

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    the r4 has been out of production for months
    you probably got a clone or a fake r4.
     
  6. ENDscape

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    New version is a clone, R4 team stopped making r4s long time ago. Anything with R4[insert bull here] is fake. includes, sdhc, III, etc.
     
  7. skyman747

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    The cards are most likely fakes. The chances of getting a real one are 999999999:1

    And no, you should not have gotten Cyclo's. They are about $50 a pop, so maybe a little too expensive. I would have either recomended a DSTT or maybe an Acekard for gifts, mainly because they are both great carts, and the cheapest that I know of.
     
  8. Jokiz
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    And what would be the bad part about having a clone? :S
     
  9. ENDscape

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    Well nothing really, as long as you dont come back asking "How to run [insert game here]?" But maybe ask about which firmware to use and such. Since theres a bunch ofclone firmwares and you need to use the right one.
     
  10. playallday

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    Never, never buy R4's (too late now), they cost may too much and they have no updates. Get a DSTT, cheaper and lots of updates.

    Also, fake R4 may brick your DS.