New Review - R4 DS

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  1. shaunj66
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    New Review - R4 DS
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    I've just finished writing up the official GBAtemp review of the R4 DS. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one, so enjoy the read!

    The R4 DS is yet another slot 1 DS flash kit. It takes micro SD memory cards and boasts 100% compatibility. So to find out how it shaped up, go on and read the in-depth review at the link below!Feel free to leave your comments on the review in this topic!
     


  2. phoood

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    Looks like from your review, it's a nice product.
     
  3. SynGamer

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    Definitely glad i bought the R4! Great review [​IMG]
     
  4. g.crow

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    nice one, thx

    mars
     
  5. Hairy

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    Yarrr, pretty much seals the deal for me! Thanks for the awesome review shaun! Hopefully they'll improve the download play support soon!
     
  6. Harsky

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    Ooooh... this is tempting me to now part with my M3 CF.... Not too bothered about the download play problems anyways but still.... I'll see what the M3 can offer before I splash out. Considering I haven't been playing much GBA stuff, I don't think I'll be relying on slot 2 solutions for long.
     
  7. adgloride

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    Great review. I'm still unsure which slot 1 solution to get. I'll wait for the M3 simple and supercard DS (one) review.
     
  8. Romain

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    I read on the official website of the R4 that it supports FAT32, see this picture: http://www.r4ds.com/pic/2.jpg but you wrote in your (nearly perfect) review that it's not the case, what's wrong?

    I think it's important because FAT32 means compatibility with bigger µSD cards (>4GB?)


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  9. pristinemog

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    Gah, FAT16 only after I already loaded everything onto my microSD for the big day tomorrow morning (when my R4DS arrives at my door) in FAT32. The site says it supports FAT32 though... That's weird.

    It's also a relief to see no problems with the 1GB Ultra II microSD (which is what I purchased) unlike the Supercard DS One's bugs with it.

    Great review. I must say I love this place.
     
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    I was specifically told to use FAT16. But I'll try FAT32 right now.

    Maybe they plan to support it at a later date...
     
  11. leetdude_007

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    Simplicity seems to be the answer here, and I'm not going to be surprised if power consumption is low, as well. R4 and M3 simply are going to be excellent. Some doubt about M3, but that's because it hasn't been reviewed yet!

    EDIT: Excellent, as in performing well in their intended function.
     
  12. H8TR

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    Funny, I did the exact same thing. Great review. Can't want for my M3 DS Simply to come tommorow.
     
  13. aristo

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    Review that everyone's been waiting for...
    Great work!

    I couldn't go to sleep, until I checked this review with my own eye~

    Hoping English 1.05 to be released soon, so everybody can start skinning~
     
  14. ambitous21

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    GREAT review!
    its everything i want..
    all the games work. decent GUI, though can be better.
    and i dont need download play and homebrew

    so i love the R4DS!!
     
  15. Vincent Vega

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    Thanks for the review! [​IMG]
    I´m glad to read it.
    My unit is en route. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok the R4 supports FAT32 just fine. ROMs perform the same and are still running at full speed.

    I'll update the review now!
     
  17. SynGamer

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    Since the source for the R4DS was released...couldn't someone (or someones) overhaul the GUI, possibly something close to the SCDS's? I'm sure a look deeper into the source would allow for more options in the GUI.
     
  18. pristinemog

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    Yay! I don't have to format and put all my ROMs back on my microSD!
     
  19. mr_blonde_88

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    i heard that there was software on the CD that converted saves from slot 2 flashcarts including the G6

    can your confirm this, and say if it works etc
     
  20. lexus-8

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    is FAT the same as FAT16 ?