old ds lite, blue gateway card?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Yawg, May 30, 2016.

  1. Yawg
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    hia, ive recently dusted off my old ds lite since my daughter is getting old enough to play games, but i was sad to find that my ancient R4 card isnt working anymore. i i formatted it and put wood thingy and a game on it again, but it keeps "loading..."

    for my new3ds i bought a gateway card and have the red card set up for that, but it also came with a blue card and i remember reading that was for using old .nds files like my r4 card.
    my question is can i use this blue card for my old ds lite? and which tutorial can i use to get that going?
    on the gateway site i can only find how to set things up for 3ds and simply copying the wood files i already had "to it and a game in a games folder gives me a "cant open _dsmenu.dat" error on startup.

    please point me to a current tutorial. ive tried googling for it myself but im going crazy with too many old info with dead links and such.
     
  2. azublazer

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    Try changing the date of the DS Lite system to like 2000 or so and see if the R4 works. I know some off-brand R4 cards have a update nag where it won't work if the system is past a certain date.

    Also, did you try this site yet? http://www.maxconsole.com/maxcon_fo...-card-to-play-DS-Roms-on-original-Nintendo-DS

    They seem to have been able to get a blue card working on an old DS using Wood 1.6 modified firmware.
     
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  3. mudassirul

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    try reformatting the sd card in fat 32 then copy over all the files in the blue card folder from gateway + roms
     
  4. Yawg
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    Ty for your reply, changing the date had no effect on either card, but trough the link you posted i found a different dsmenu.dat and that worked.

    and mudassirul also thanks for your reply i wasnt sure what files you were referring too but i got it to work, yay!

    now off to find games a 5 year old can play!
     
  5. azublazer

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    No problem. Glad you got your card to work. Have a good one.