my r4ds wont play some games?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by bradstar3000, Jul 13, 2009.

Jul 13, 2009
  1. bradstar3000

    Newcomer bradstar3000 Newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    United States
    when i try to play some games on my r4ds it says the game data cant be found or is just comes up as a black screen and nothing happends.
    is there any way i can make these games work?
  2. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

    Jan 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
    It sounds like it's missing the ARM 7 patch. YOu can find it by searching or alternatively you can just switch to ysmenu.
  3. Panic101

    Member Panic101 GBAtemp Regular

    May 27, 2007
    United States
    Try these steps I compiled maybe they can help you.

    How To Troubleshoot Your Flashcart:

    STEP 1: Make sure you're not using the card reader that comes with the flashcart. Buy your own. Always use the "Add/Remove Hardware Safely" function before removing the reader.
    STEP 2: Check your microSD card for smudges on the contacts. Clean with a QTIP. You can add a bit of alcohol onto the QTIP, if wanted.
    STEP 3: Check your Flashcart for any abrasions or smudges on the contacts. Clean with a QTIP. You can add a bit of alcohol onto the QTIP, if wanted.
    STEP 4: Possibly, your Flashcart is not making perfect contact the DS. Try the "Paper Shim Trick" to close the gap and make the space tighter.
    STEP 5: Copy all of your games and saves off your microsd card to your computer (BACKUP). Download the latest "Panasonic SD Formatter" and do a full format with this application. Install the latest firmware again from a different/reliable site. Then add on your games and saves to the newly formatted card.
    STEP 6: If you're using cheats maybe they are faulty. Get rid of them and get them from a reliable source.
    Or just dont put them on period.
    STEP 7: Possibly the "GAMES/ROMS" you have are faulty. You know what to do here...
    STEP 8: Try another DS. If possible.
    STEP 9: If all else fails, get a new Flashcart and/or MicroSD Card from a reputable site.

    Tell us if it works or not~ Good luck.
  4. thunduaga

    Newcomer thunduaga Advanced Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    United States
    I had the exact problem dude, it can be one of the above posted problems but im 99% sure its exactly how it was with me. The R4 is old, and as new games come out nintendo figures out ways to prevent you from playing these games. So us hackers have to find a way through all that garbage. The way i fixed it(with the help of the helpful members of GBATemp) was to download the YSmenu from this website and install it on your R4 so you will no longer have R4 firmware, you will instead have the YSmenu witch will allow you to play virtualy any game except an english patched version of Jump Ultimate stars. They say the ARM7 patch fix's it but then you cant play online so it defeats the purpouse

    hope that helped

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