kid who keeps deleting games by pressing x....

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  1. sicksam1984
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    Hi. a friends kid got an R4 for christmas but he's only 4 and occasionally deletes games by pressing X in the R4 menu. is there anyway to prevent this?
     
  2. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Maybe you could make the games read-only by right-clicking on them in Windows. You can't do this to the save files though, or the game won't be able to save. The R4 might ignore the read-only attribute. I don't know, try it.
     
  3. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    I don't think so.
     
  4. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    I don't think so, but I'm positively sure that a 4 year-old can learn to press A to boot games. Tell your friend to explain why he shouldn't press X instead of A and I'm sure the kid'll eventually get it right [​IMG]
     
  5. ZPE

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    I always need to supervise them. [​IMG]
     
  6. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    Buy him a flashcart that doesn't do that.
     
  7. Agjsdfd

    Agjsdfd My title

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    Yeah, that happend to me quite a few times.. Oh well, you cant do anything about it with the R4. Only solution is to use different flashcart.
    Or try to teach that kid to not press the X button in the R4 menu.(dont think it will work with a 4 years old kid).
     
  8. Glacius0

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    Maybe get him to use the touchscreen? Else I'd buy an n-card. It's cheap, and all you can do with it is pick the game and play it.
     
  9. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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    I had the same problem with my 5 year old nephew.
    So i leanred him to press the a button.
     
  10. Bob Loblaw

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    Easy. Electrocute him, every time he presses X, with a tazer.

    Like the magic fence for dogs.
     
  11. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    use an older r4 kernel which does not have this feature yet [​IMG]
     
  12. Nero

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    Bad solution. The R4 will lose compatibility with games. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  13. ZeWarrior

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    Great grammar right there lol..
    And like somebody else suggested the previous firmware thing might be a good idea, as long as his games work it'll be fine until you teach him to press the A button instead of the X button.
     
  14. Brainy142

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    lol taser him...
     
  15. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    4 year old should not play with computers but with lego and stuff like that [​IMG]
     
  16. Agjsdfd

    Agjsdfd My title

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    LOL,
    why not? Well, not that he becomes a PC freak (like playing WoW all 24/7 [​IMG] ). But playing DS should fine.
     
  17. Nero

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    Oh sorry.. I forgot to recommend one other thing.

    Tear out your X button and take out the little sensor thing under it. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  18. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    Nah, I agree with the tasering. Taser's always work.
     
  19. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    I really don't think downgrading will have much of an impact. The R4 will still run nearly all games flawlessly with an older
    firmware.
     
  20. TinyBilbo

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    Well my 2 yr old (3 in a month) can turn on my M3 Real and choose (out of 50 or so games), the crayola drawing/puzzle game, or the the interactive story games, and then navigate the ingame menus to the parts she likes! So I figure if she can and wants to do it, then shes old enough. Only problem that I see is that I'm gonna get my ass whupped on games when she reaches about 7 or 8 ! [​IMG]
     
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