Identifying flashcart- Fixing one for my nephew

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Chrisssj2, Jan 15, 2013.

Jan 15, 2013
  1. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    So he got a nintendo ds from a friend of my mom and I don't know where he got this flashcard.

    But it says R4 sdhc Revolution for DS (NDSL/NDS) When I boot it says version 1.24.

    So I put pokemon white and golden sun 3 on it. Both won't boot!

    I decided to update it. Now I see there are a million different R4 with different websites and I dont want to upgrade wrong firmware.

    Could someone help me out here? I looked at the sticked thread but it wouldnt make me the wiser.
     
  2. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
  3. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Ur not helping I already saw that.

    I know how to put games on it etc. It's just I dont know where to get the firmware since there are so many R4's.

    So I dont know the corresponding website!

    BUt thank you.
     
  4. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    You didn't read very far, did you? The link tells you how to find the site to go to for your cart, and even links you to alternatives in case the software for your cart can't be found.

    If you read and follow the instructions, you WILL get games to run.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  5. bowser

    Member bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,178
    Location:
    GBAtemp ↑↑↓↓← → ← →BA
    Country:
    India
    Wouldn't you agree that this forum needs a 'facepalm' button right next to 'like'?
     
  6. pyromaniac123

    Member pyromaniac123 ส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็(ಠ益ಠส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,000
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just use this smiley for now

    [​IMG]
     
    Margen67, bowser and porkiewpyne like this.
  7. GamerzHell9137

    Member GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,709
    Country:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Give us the site that's on the flashcard.
     
  8. deshayzilla

    Member deshayzilla GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    288
    Country:
    United States
    Try this for it. The r4 sdhc may be a clone m3
    Click Here
     
  9. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dude I have read it. There are a million different cards there R4 this and that. How do I know which one is the correct one!!! I dont have a website of it. And I dont want to make this thing unusable by flashing the wrong one!!

    This one looks like it:

    http://www.r4sdhc.com/images/pic/r4ibox.jpg

    but the "I' icon, the 1.4 icon and the website is missing +NDSI is missing. Mine says NDSL /NDS
     
  10. deshayzilla

    Member deshayzilla GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    288
    Country:
    United States
    Well dude i just search google for the things you wrote in your first post and this is what I found. Click here
     
  11. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    The site on it.

    Well you could have said that. :P

    Software/kernel/game updates aren't flashed, it won't brick.

    Then it's likely completely different. What about RGF's stuff?
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  12. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I see thank you Rydian didn't know that.

    The one I used was also at the site ( I think atleast). So now I updated from 1.24 to 1.32 or 1.34 or something. My new games still didn't run. So I updated to DSTTi DSTT YSMenu V6.96 . Which allowed me to finally run golden sun 3.

    However the only thing broken now is lameboy. When I try to load the .nds it just stuck on loading. When it used to work before.. anyone any idea?
     
  13. Pong20302000

    Member Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,076
    Location:
    One's inner self
    Country:
    Japan
    lameboy was proboblly DLL patched for the previous kernel

    download that homebrew fresh and try again with it
     
  14. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nope, redownloaded. still says booting/loading.

    Im not sure but when the OS starts. it shows like 3 icons game, slot 2 multimedia I think and it auto starts YSmenu if I have to guess? First the menu is all red. Later it's all pokemon. Maybe it's because it loaded this 2nd "thing" it wont work?

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/emulator-loaders-for-ysmenu.196605/

    Moonshell or Moonshell 2 are also stuck the same way...

    I fixed it... the autorun in YSMENU I turned off.. now I can run lameboy straight.

    Next question my nephew seemed to use a 2gb microsd card for his DS R4. How big would it support? like 16 GB? or lower?
     
  15. Pong20302000

    Member Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,076
    Location:
    One's inner self
    Country:
    Japan
    old carts only supported 2GB max, you might be lucky and it supports up to 16gb but if you have a bigger SD laying around test it first, not worth buying one that you cant use
     
  16. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I just put my 32 gb sd card in with tons of ds games on it, they seemed present so I guess it works. actually didnt want to try that card in that ds for safety reason since I use that 32gb myself but ohwell.
     
  17. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Just got my 16gb card. no games work on YSMENU?? Though I can see all games I put on the card in ysmenu...

    All the games that worked though normal firmware, still work through normal firmware.. but games like golden sun 3, pokemon white etc. won't work without ysmenu! But NO games at all start in ysmenu now :(

    Does anyone have an idea?
     
  18. Yepi69

    Member Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,679
    Location:
    Behind you
    Country:
    Portugal
    *facepalm* Try to use retrogamefan's kernel.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  19. Chrisssj2
    OP

    Member Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,065
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I am using retro gamefan multi cart update 6.96.

    It had many folders. I choose the one with R4SDHC YSMENU.

    It worked fine on my 2 GB SD.

    YSMENU still launchs on my 16gb SD and shows all games but is stuck on loading on ALL games.

    Normal game loading outside YSMENU still works which makes me believe it's a YSMENU issue.
     

Share This Page