R-4 info

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by suikostar108, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. suikostar108
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    Hi! I'd like to buy an R-4 but I am new to this....Is this all I need to download and play:

    R-4 DS + Sandisk Micro SD (2 GB)

    I'm going to order from Sky2K...they take m.o. Thanks for any help. [​IMG]

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  2. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah, that's all you need.
     
  3. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    Just to inform you, it's the R4, not the R-4.

    ~Nero
     
  4. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    And you need to use firmware 1.11 and the recommended ROM trimmer.
     
  5. suikostar108
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    Thanks for the help...I'll be getting the NDSTokyo Trim after spending much of last night reading up on it.....many many many pages. [​IMG] I ordered the "R4" [​IMG] DS + Sandisk Micro SD 2GB.

    Thanks again

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  6. kinya

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    welcome to the new world of R4
     
  7. suikostar108
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    Thanks [​IMG] Mailed the m.o. out today.....it's going to Canada so hopefully it won't take too long to get there.

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  8. JacobReaper

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    no you forgot one thing that cost the $130 US..








    a DS/Lite!!
     
  9. Nero

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    Wow... I bet my little 2 year old cousin could figure that out.

    (Don't forget DS Roms and homebrew!)

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  10. JacobReaper

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    oh and a computer with internet access to get them [​IMG]
     
  11. Omoikane1979

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    Yeah getting an R4 and microSD is the first step, the next most important thing then is a DS, a computer with card reader and internet connection to get the roms and homebrew you want. Anyway don't forget to buy a game if you really like it. I use my R4 to try out games before buying them nowadays. Before I had an R4 I bought games to find out some games weren't as cool as I actually thought they were.
     
  12. myuusmeow

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    The R4 comes with a MicroSD-USB adapter though. (Or if you have a card reader, MicroSDs come with MicroSD to SD adapters)
     
  13. iritegood

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    Do not forget the firmware.

    And a legally-obtained copy of the game you're backing up onto the R4 [​IMG]
     
  14. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    Backups are illegal regardless if you own the game or not.
     
  15. Omoikane1979

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    Some people claim the MicroSD USB adapter that comes with the R4 can either be good or bad. In the case it's bad it could screw up your MicroSD or so they say. Anyway I don't want to take a risk so I haven't used it. My little brother doesn't care and uses it anyway (so far he's been lucky and nothing happened).

    In short I don't know how much of the mentioned rumor is true, but if anyone can affirm it...
     
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    Over there.
    The older ones corrupt your SD.
     
  17. suikostar108
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    Okay guys...I have a DS, PC, internet connection, roms... [​IMG] [​IMG] I've been using emulators for a long time now but the no$ is far from perfect so I thought I'd try the R4.

    Thanks again [​IMG]

    suikostar108

    btw, does anyone know how long it takes to get a shipment from Canada?
     
  18. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Takes a long time from Canada! Have to get through ice and storms and blizzards and polar bears... [​IMG]

    Depends on what amount of time you asked for on the site. Like UPS, 2-4 days I think?
     
  19. macherie

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    Ah i'm yet to use my R4 yet, but say you obtained an R4 v2. the one without the spring (which i recently got), would the microSD card reader be safer to use than the old one ?
    I also have an SD card reader for my digital camera which i can use instead and may be safer. =]
     
  20. myuusmeow

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    I got my R4 6 months ago and it came with the safe one. (Small, silver with black trim and red LED)

    Aren't the bad ones clear blue and large? (Larger than the good ones)