Identifying Clone Help

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by DethDonald, May 26, 2011.

  1. DethDonald
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    DethDonald Member

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    I have came here once before asking for help with installing firmware onto my R4 and was happy with the help I obtained. Sadly I did learn that my R4 was a clone [​IMG]. Now this hasn't been a problem until recently. The website that provides my clone with updates would update every so often and I've never really needed recent games to work so urgently but now I realize that this cards support sucks. I can't even get a couple of recent games and even older games, that it states to be able to run, to run properly with their corresponding Hex patches. I tried looking through the already existing R4 clone threads trying to discover what alternative firmware I could use but to no avail.

    So here comes the question! What is my R4 a clone of and what alternative firmware can I run on it?

    I'll provide some information on it of course.

    I have the R4SDHC
    Website that was listed on the box (also where I get the updates): http://r4rts.com/
    Folder Structure that comes with its firmware and updates (Tried to upload a screenshot but my Internet doesn't want to let me):

    (Folder) _system_
    (Folder) extendskins
    (Folder) moonmemo
    (Folder) moonshl2
    _DS_MENU.DAT
    _DS_MENU.SYS
    _DS_MSHL.NDS
    LanguageSelect.nds
    LOADER.ENG
    moonshl2_DirectBoot.nds

    If there is anything else that I should provide just ask.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. kirbymaster101

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  3. DethDonald
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    DethDonald Member

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    Just downloaded. I'm going to give it a shot. Hope it works!!!
     
  4. DethDonald
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    Alright, I tried every single version that was provided in the zip from RetroGameFan.

    The R4_Clone YSMenu seems to get the closest to working correctly... But doesn't. When First booted up it gives me the errors:

    can't load l2u
    can't load font
    can't load ini
    loading game list...
    No Flash in Slot2
    DLDI - R4_I
    ready.

    When I try to boot a game or homebrew on it I get the message:

    UNKNOWN_DLDI_TYPE

    The only other version that can get farther then the loading screen is the M3Real_M3iZero YSMenu. It has a similar error but different.

    can't load l2u
    can't load font
    can't load ini
    loading game list...
    No Flash in Slot2
    DLDI - M3DS
    ready.

    When I try to boot a game with this one I get the error:

    NO_BOOT_LOADER

    The bottom screen displays some more information:

    DLDI = M3DS
    C3JE PROFES~1.NDS

    Any ideas? Am I missing something?

    Edit: Forgot to mention the R4SDHC one only gave me a black screen. This is the one that I would assume to be the most likely to work. Formating now with SDFormatter and giving it a second chance. I'll inform everyone if this works as to not leave an open subject.

    Edit2: Nope a failure.

    Edit3: A breakthrough! R4_Clone YSMenu boots properly without any error... Untill you try to boot a game. I then get the error:

    Unsuported DLDI Name

    Damn DLDI, I searched my through my firmwares files and couldn't find a single DLDI file. Do I need to download one to get this to work or something? It seems like something pretty crucial to not have come standard with a firmware.
     
  5. DethDonald
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    Alright! I got it running! With some in depth searching through thtis website I discovered that my card isn't a R4 clone but an M3 clone. Some fiddeling with some files, formating, downgrading, updating I got it working with the M3Real_M3Izero YSMenu. Finally...

    No need for any help now. Thanks to KirbyMaster and anyone who even read my thread. Its time for some gaming.
     
  6. kirbymaster101

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    wait are u booting an nds or using it as replacement firmware?
     
  7. DethDonald
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    I was booting the YSmenu file through the firmware that came with my card the whole time.
     
  8. Apollo213

    Apollo213 Newbie

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    Hi - sorry to bring up an older post, but I have the same R4 clone and I'm very interested in what you did to get this working with the M3Real_M3Izero YSMenu. Can you provide steps please?
     
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