Need help with new R4i-SDHC and Dsi 1.4U

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Nataq, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Nataq
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    Just bought a Dsi from a friend and ordered a r4i-SDHC from www.r4i-sdhc.com.
    The DSi is running 1.4U (not 1.4.1) and r4i-SDHC is for 1.4 (not 1.4.1).
    I have installed kernel 1.27b.
    When I boot up the DSi I see the star wars game needed to lauch the R4 menu.
    R4 menu load just fine when I click on it but I cannot see any roms (when on the default "game" icon, top right)
    I have tried to put roms on the root of the micro-sd and also on a "Roms" folder.
    I also tried to format the micro-sd (Kingston 8g) and reinstall kernel. No go. Roms are not showing up.
    I got a rom package so I didnt tried a rom from somewhere else, this is my next step.

    Do I need an older kernel ? If so wich one ? What else could be wrong ?
     
  2. pjmorie

    pjmorie GBAtemp Regular

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    Did the 'rom package' come in a zipped file and if so have you extracted all the roms before transferring them to your micro sd card?
     
  3. Nataq
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    All roms files are individual files.

    I have just tried the panasonic SD formater just to try (seen the tip on other thread. Still no go

    My micro SD card is the Kingston 8g class4.

    I have a quick message saying to reformat the card on the DS when click A on the game icon...

    micro-sd card works fine though (menu load fine of course)
     
  4. pjmorie

    pjmorie GBAtemp Regular

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    Are the roms .nds files?
     
  5. Nataq
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    They were all .rar files! I unrar them all and now I can see them in the menu!

    But I am still not done!

    When selecting a game with the A button, a popup screen appear that says "sauvegardes" (would be "saves" in english... my kernel is in french). That screen then seems frozen. I cannot touch anything either with the stylus or any buttons.... I have waited around 4-5 minutes without anything that happened.

    Whats next ?

    Thanks a lot for all your help!
     
  6. pspunabletohack

    pspunabletohack GBAtemp Fan

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    If You downloaded a game extract the rar then you will see a lot of rars select them all and choose extract here then you will see one .nds file place that on your micro sd [​IMG]
     
  7. Nataq
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    I got the .nds correctly so last issue not related with that.

    Thanks anyway!
     
  8. Nataq
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    My Dsi was bought in Canada and is set in french. My kernel is also in french... just to give more info not that I think there would be an issue with that.
     
  9. Nataq
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    I formated the micro-sd for the X times, this time with Windows (right-click on micro-sd, format) and then I have verified the date on the DSi. Date was Ok but I still changed it for 2 days in advance (I have seen some freezing issue that have been solved like this).

    Now everything worked! I dont know if it was due to the last format or the date change but everyhting is good to go.

    I have changed back to the correct date and everything still works.

    Thank you all for your help!
     
  10. Nataq
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    Ok I thought ebverything was good but that was only 1 game working... the 5 others that I installed are not.

    The DSi hangs at the "creating save file" screen, right after the bar reach the end. Then nothing, just stays like this forever.

    I tried changing the date, reinstall kernel, reformat micro-sd, no go!

    I even tried with another micro-sd with exact same issue. Unfortunatly that was the exact same model and brand micro-sd card.

    I will try a 2g one tonight and see if its any better.

    Have you guys seen this behavior before ?
     
  11. Nataq
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    Tried with more roms last night and a few others worked. I would say 1 out of 3-4 are not working. Maybe my rom package is to blame or is that suppose to be like this ? For exemple, Mario 64 is not working. I had 2 roms, 1 with "v01" in the name... both not working. I guess I will have to try and get roms somewhere else.

    Didnt tried 2g mem card yesterday didnt hd time but I doubt that is anything to do with the sd card since some games are working fine. Still, I may try it for fun.
     
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