Got my R4 working but it won't play my nintendo ds backups.

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  1. mariosonicfan123
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    So after months of trying to get my R4i to work on my nintendo ds lite, I ran into problems were the Nintendo ds files will not load. The only thing that works is everything else the menus, the media and a couple of emulators that I also added on there. Yet the ds games don't seem to load and to make it worse is that even the homebrew games work.
    If someone knows what may be the problem I would be very pleased.

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  2. Popcornwas

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    did you put alll the files in the card that you downlaoded from the website
     
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    The same thing happened to me when I bought a new SD card. Have you tried using another one?

    EDIT: Well, damn, this is necro
     
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    @Popcornwas, do u mean like the extra stuff with the games that come with it when I extract the files or what exactly?

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    And @Pacheko17, no I haven't but I'll give it a try.
     
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    @mariosonicfan123 no, like the stuff in the r4 card to run the menu. If not then you should first format the sd card the go to the website (on the sticker of the card) download the files and put it in again.
     
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    @Popcornwas, I tried that already and nothing changed really also if your asking for the sticker on the r4 I have to inform you that I already explained what happened to it in this thread

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/i-need-help-with-my-r4-card.402827/

    But to put the story short, it did not come with a sticker when I got it. However I was able to find the firmware for it so then I got to this problem now and yeah this is where we are at right now.
     
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    Have you tried the RetroGameFan Menu?

    This might fix the problem.
     
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    @VinsCool, no. Do u know what it is and where I can get it.

    Also just to let you all know that I'm kind of new to the r4 so that's why im a little stuck with this problem.
     
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    well this might solve your promblem
     
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    Ok thankyou I'll see what I can do.
     
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    your welcome
     
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    Well after carefully following the instructions to the video it still sadly doesn't load. I don't know what's wrong with it not booting up my ds games
     

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    Ok thankyou everyone for trying to help me out in reality I know now that my card can't run ds games and that's a shame. I've had this cars for about a month or so but for it not to work is a shame. thankyou @Popcornwas for helping me out and even all u guys for doing the same. I will buy another card for the ds lite but if not I'll upgrade it to the 3ds one. Anyways thankyou everyone for helping me out. I really appreciated it.

    Take care everyone.
     
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    Follow these instructions :
    ALWAYS BACKUP your µSD to a backup folder on your PC BEFORE formatting!!!
    Format your µSD with the Panasonic SDFormatter
    Use these options to format : FORMAT TYPE : FULL (OverWrite). FORMAT SIZE ADJUSTMENT : ON


    Also, you may not have the correct kernel for your cart...
     
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    Thanks but I've already tryed that also the kernal is written in the back part if the flashcard that I got so I should have the correct kernal.
     
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    Ok I'll try it.
     
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    Ok looks like v.2.0 is working correctly, however how do I format the sd card if my formater looks like this

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    Omg thankyou so much guys I finally got it thank you
     

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