Is my R4 a clone?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by ` regret ., Mar 13, 2010.

  1. ` regret .
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    It doesn't say Ultra, New, Better, Enhanced, SHDC, Platinum or anything along those lines on the box.
    I took a picture of pretty much every thing that came with it. [​IMG]

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  2. lolzed

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    depends when you bought it,it looks real(except for the 3rd picture,not sure)
    if you bought it just recently,its a clone
     
  3. twiztidsinz

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    Could you make the pictures a little more blury? I can almost make shapes out.

    Anyway... from what I can make out, it looks exactly like my '2nd Gen' R4 (the non-spring loaded one), minus the CD.
    But don't take that as confirmation, the MicroSD reader and case are common items that can be bought in bulk or cheaply manufactured and often accompany clones/fakes to make it harder to spot or more convincing.

    A higher quality pic of the front of the card, the back of the card and the front of the box would go a long way to helping determine if it's real or fake.


    If you can't take better pics, you can run down this checklist:
    Please not this isn't 100% accurate for determining real/fake status, but is a good indication IMO.
     
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    I'll try and get better quality pictures up soon, don't have my camera with me for a while though. I have bought this recently, in November of 2009.

    Everything on the checklist is fine though.


    -- Are the contacts "bright" gold (not dull or dingy)?

    They're not extremely bright, but they do not look very dull.
     
  5. cracker

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    Everything looks exactly like mine (known legit). But on the other hand there are some good fakes out there...
     
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    Looks pretty real to me.
     
  7. Depravo

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    At first glance it looks like a genuine R4. Rejoice - you have a card that is genuinely obsolete.
     
  8. laxman0220

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    pretty sure it's real...how much did it cost though, because i bet you could have bought an acekard for 1-2 bucks more...
     
  9. EJames2100

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    Looks the exact same as mine did when it came lol

    And according to the checklist mine is real [​IMG]
    And now I'm off to buy an Acekard lol(Little saving 1st)
     
  10. EyeZ

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    It certainly looks real to me, looks exactly like the 1st R4 i owned.
     
  11. VinceIP

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    It looks exactly like mine. It all depends on where you buy it.

    I bought my from digimartz.com. I got a 2 in 1 pack for $33. It came with a legit R4 and a legit EZ-Flash 3 in 1. It took a little over two weeks to come but you really can't beat that price.
     
  12. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Maybe you couldn't beat the $ outlay, but you could sure as hell spend those dollars a lot more wisely! Approx. $25 for 3-in-1, allows for $8 for the R4 = bad value. R4 is crap / out-dated / unsupported / has continual game compatibility issues (even with some old games).

    @regret. (excellent choice of username, given your cart [​IMG] ),
    Pics look the same as my old legit R4DS and I've had it for about 2.5 yrs. Not sure why you posted front of box twice and chose not to show back of box...anyway...all else appears identical.
     
  13. VinceIP

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    Are you kidding? R4DS has near perfect compatibility. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's outdated and useless by any means. I have never had a single problem with it and it does everything I want it to flawlessly. It doesn't even need more updates.
     
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    You're enjoying the new Sonic games, then? Bookworm and Bejewelled Twist? You play Pokemon HG/SS without random freezing? Yes? Yes?

    No.
     
  15. VinceIP

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    New game obviously are going to have some problems. They'll show up on newer cards too. It's not like the industry isn't aware of what we're doing. They're coming up with new ways to prevent piracy every day. In the end, patches still always appear for pretty much any card.

    If you're the type to keep up with every new DS release then no, you probably wouldn't want the R4 in the long run. But aside from some games released in the past month or so, it does everything perfectly. Especially with the added support of patches.
     
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    Are you using YSMenu?
     
  17. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Game over, next opponent.