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Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by nlicursi, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. nlicursi
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    hi guys im new at this i just ordered a r4ds and i was wondering will the firmwear will be on or do i have to find one and if i have to find one wwher and how do i do it
     
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    you need a micro sd memory card..you put the firmware in the micro sd memory card
    for the latest firmware, on the R4 box there should be a website, you go there to download the latest firmware for your cart
    be sure to format your micro sd
     
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    im getting it with the card will it tell me how to do everything and how to format. and i heard you cand play game of 2008 and up is that true
     
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    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    Depending on what R4 you are going to get, yes you can play games from 2008+. Supposing you got an R4 from Shoptemp, I would highly suggest using WoodR4 for your "firmware" (technically it's kernel/OS/etc. but w/e).
    As for formatting, use the SD Formatter and follow this guide:
    http://gbatemp.net/t227742-new-users-guide...ting-up-wood-r4
     
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    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Really... Is it that hard to ASK FIRST then part with your money?
     
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    thanks for the info. im getting mine from 4coolday.com do u know if there any good
     
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    Depends. Which R4 did you order? There's 200+ different "R4"s (13 different R4s sold at 4coolday), so I don't know which one you're talking about.
     
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    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

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    If that's a 1:1 clone like it appears to be, then you made a good choice. You won't be able to use an SD card larger than 2 GB, but the Wood R4 firmware makes it a pretty decent cart. I used an R4 with Wood before getting my DSTWO, and it served me well for a few months. I needed to find a patch for a few games, but most will already work thanks to Wood's regular updates.

    To put the firmware on the card, just search for Wood on Filetrip, then drag and drop everything in the archive to the root of the SD card.
     
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  11. nlicursi
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    thanks guys