Hacking Issues with some games on a R4 SDHC Dual Core

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I've played through a bunch of games all the way through with no issues but the two giving me problems are Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. The first won't start after selecting a save file (tried another version of the ROM so it's not that) and the second randomly freezes from time to time. The flashcart works on both a DS Lite and a 4.5 3DS XL but obviously the issues with these games are still there on both handhelds. Like I said, many others work fine.

This is the flashcart in question:

r4i-3ds-dualcore.jpg


It's an older version, with NEW and not 2013/2014/2015 in the upper right corner.

I've never updated the firmware/kernel, is that what I should do? This download link doesn't seem to work so I'm having trouble finding the kernel update for this older flashcart and I'm not even sure if that would solve these issues so help from someone more experienced would be appreciated!
 

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    It could get banned from PSN but you can change your ID I think?
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    also gonna install twilight menu in my r4 flashcard
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    i dont have an sd card adapter but I have an usb sd card adapter
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Old people games
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    its not the one that comes with the r4
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    doesnt work (my flashcard is from r4isdhc.com)
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    might install ysmenu first
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    Try Wood firmware
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    For your R4
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    It's old but it's the best firmware out for DS stuff
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    it says it only works for the original R4, R4i Gold (r4ids.cn), R4iDSN (r4idsn.com) and Acekard R.P.G.
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    nvm it does support mine
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    but why choose it over ysmenu @Psionic Roshambo?
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    bc im stupid?
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    yea ik im stupid
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    good night
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    Just give it a try, but honestly if you have a 3DS you can play DS games without a card just off the internal SD card
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    Slightly slower loading but a bit more convenient
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    guys, my fuckin headphones have an out of place speaker
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    Did you try wearing them?
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