1. DBPT210

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    Hello,
    I have a really old flashcard and i wanted to use it to play all DS games and host multiplayer single-card games using DS Download Play, but I tried to download all the firmware from a website that i cant send because im a new member , which none of them work.

    This is the flashcard (R4i V1.4):
    IMG_20210115_205042.jpg

    My DSi has hiya CFW, and the system version is 1.4.5E.

    Please help. :(
     
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    If your DSi already has a CFW, you can use TwilightMenu++ to load NDS from SD card.

    Actually, installing Twilight Menu++ is part of the process to hack the DSi, at least it is on THE DSi Guide:
    Code:
    https://dsi.cfw.guide/
    I advice you against trying to follow video guides as they are most of the time non updated.
     
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    Thanks, but twilight menu++ does not have support for hosting single-card games (like Super Mario 64 DS) and has some gliches on some games.
    Sure I can play most games, but flashcards are more powerful
     
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    Check out "Unofficial R4i Ndsill Kernel 1.0" in Home > Downloads > Nintendo DS > Flashcart Files > R4 series
     
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    It worked! So-so. :/
    The flashcard boot up, but when I start a game it just crashes with a white screen.
     
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    Some flashcards/kernels are not very compatible with certain games. Like Bejeweled 3 and some others.

    Have you checked your microSD card is not failing?
     
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    No, i dont think so. And how do I see it?
     
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    You need to test it using a program like H2testw. But be warned that all the contents will get erased, so you better back them up first.

    Also, download it only from the official site. (heise[dot]de)
     
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    I did that.
    It didnt detect any errors.
     
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    Ok. I went to test diferent games and I got suprised.
    There are games that work (like Tetris DS, Kirby Super Stars Ultra and Mario Kart DS), but other games dont work (like New Super Mario Bros.)
    I have no idea what is happening, I just want to play all games and host single-card games.
    Heres a video: (the file is to big to put in this website)
     
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    So then, most probably is an issue with the kernel you're using.

    Have you tried using Wood R4?

    Check here:
    Code:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wood-r4-nds-files-to-load-wood-r4-ck3.269241/
    And here:
    Code:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wood-firmwares-v1-62-update.352802/
    There are download links available there. But I suggest you to read and understand how to make it work properly (if possible) on your R4 flashcard.
     
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    I tried all of them, all with the same result :/
     
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    Tried loading Wood as a NDS too? that's the most compatible version.
     
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    If the problem is only with certain games it may be a problem with the game file itself. In order to test out a rom I use RetroArch on my PC. It can recognize known working roms when using the "Import Content" feature. Though trimmed NDS files aren't recognized this way. Even if it doesn't list automatically you can still try running it to get a second opinion.
     
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    Ok, there is a .nds file in a folder called "Boot", and, suprise suprise!, there is ANOTHER loader. And this loader actually works!
    I can play all games and host single-card and multi-card multiplayer games.
    Thank you all for the suport!
     
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