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Aug 27, 2007

DS Newbie by Russetts at 6:44 PM (2,171 Views / 0 Likes) 27 replies

  1. Russetts
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    I just got a Nintendo DS Lite and I have been hearing alot about this R4 and 200+ games.
    Can some one please enlighten me?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     


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    The R4, also knowns as R4DS... the meaning is Revolution for (4) DS. The card has an size of an normal game-card, still it's very different it has build in Moonshell (an media player for music, it can shows images and movies, you can also read text on it) With the card you can also boot up from the slot-2 and automatic skips the slot selection part from nintendo itself. Now the mainpart: Games; with this you can play games and homebrew! it has an homebrew dldi auto-patcher, a cheat-function... i think for both the newest firmware is required. The R4 can hold up a size up to 2 gb, this with a Mini SD card, so not a internal memory(so EXTERNAL) the R4 is very easy, it comes with a card reader and works with any OS, you can adjust the theme very easy! The game compability is like 100% (in my experience) and download-play too(in my experience) All homebrew things with dldi work, for other i am not that sure. I hope you have enough information!


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    Jerbob explained it well, but he didnt say that you cannot fot 200+ games on it.

    I doubt youd get 200+ on a 4gb, nevermind 1 or 2gb...
     
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    In shot from above, it helps u listen to music and lets u store all your games in one memory card without u having to move around everywhere with the cartridges and also lets u play amazing programs made by ppl which is stored in the card
     
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    Thanks that is great. So lets say I get this R4, will it screw up my DS or does it think I am just playing another game?
    Also how easy is it to do this kinda of thing, I used to fix satellite cards but thats about it.
    How hard is it to find games and how long does it take to download them to the OS and then to put them on a card?

    Sorru for all the questions, and thanks in advance for the answers.
     
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    Sorry, and is the R4 the best one to use for a DS system???
     
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    It won't screw up your DS.

    It is easy to use

    Google to find Roms. don't ask here it is against the rules.

    how long? well it depends on how big the file is


    Yes! 'Nuff said. Don't let anyone else say it isn't. The R4 is the BEST!
     
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    Well, if you get them from a certain website which im notallowed to say for rule reasons, even big ROM oinly take about 5-8 mins.

    The games are amazingly easy to find.

    It will not screw up your DS, it just acts like another DS cartridge, but you dont gt the welcome screen.

    There are some pretty nifty themes for it too.

    And to put them on the card for me takes about 1 and a half mins, depending on the ROM size, but i have an old computer with USB 1.1, so if you had 2.0, it would be much faster.


    OS? thats a mac, right?

    well, i have windows, so i dont know im afraid [​IMG]

    Misread what you said.

    Yes, the R4 is the best one there is IMO.

    Better than M3simply, because it just... Looks nicer.


    Oh and youdont have to flash the DS so you keep your warranty if it gets dropped or something ( that is, if you havent had your ds for over a year)
     
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    actually we don't allow discussions to download games (although that's what ppl want it for) and there is no effect on DS completely as it is a normal cartridge-like device that is simple to configure and easy to put yer games in.
    There is no such thing as fixing it or anything just plug it in slot-1
     
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    DS roms are really small compared to other consoles so it really wont take long to download. They mostly come in zip or rar formats when you download them making them even smaller
     
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    if you like, i will PM you the site i use to download roms.... I think were allowed to PM them to each other.
     
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    i'm neally postive - no speaking about where to get roms.



    Google.com is best place it will tell you places
     
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    Sorry about mentioning what I wasnt supposed to.
    How much stuff will the R4 hold? And if lets say I wanted to listen to MP3, would I have to download a player? What about looking a pictures?
     
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    So I download the ROMS to my hard drive and then copy them to my SD Card.

    Is there a manual on how to do this?
     
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    Well, it all depends on what size the ROMs are.

    I have about 18 on my 1gb, but 1/3 of those are like 125 mb....


    And some are only 14.

    Just keep adding them until it gets full, then delete some/buy a bigger memory stick.

    No, moonshell is a player on its own, you just select the file and it will play. I dont use the R4 for Music though, only games, but i did test it out and it worked great.

    Looking at pictures=Same As Above. Just select the .jpg or whatever.
     
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    Yes and there is a How-to if you search the forum.

    but it is very simple.
     
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    lol don't worry everything is very easy just check the site that was mentioned above and it depends on games as some reach 100 mb while on avg its like 40-60
    No player u have moonshell inside so it's as said every easy don't worry.
     
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    what about getting ROMS in a different language?
    Can I just get them in English?
    I heard people having problems after they get ROMS in other languages.

    Thanks to all of you, you all ROCK!!!
    I am very enlightened!!!
     
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    Well, the three main ROM types are European, US, and Japanese, but i believe you can get them in a variety of languages like spanish, french and german.
     

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