R4 basic questions?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by skfields01, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. skfields01

    skfields01 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 22, 2003
    United States
    I will be getting my R4 on Friday and wanted to get a jump on things and have a few questions.

    1. R4 uses straight Drag & Drop. I know the Supercard DS and EZ-Flash V both have D&D and Patching software. There is no patching software for the R4 at all?

    2. To update to the latest Hardcore... is this really just firmware upgrades? If so... all I need to do is put the Shell Folder and DS_MENU.DAT、 _DS_MSHL.NDS to the TF card?

    3. Can I use any Rom Trimming software... or does it have to be the one supplied on R4's website?

    4. Using the Rom Trimming software... it talks about files .nds and .ids. What is an .ids?
  2. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dec 20, 2002
    I'm not sure about your other questions but I can definately answer your first one, you can drag and drop clean ROMs onto the R4 without the need for patching.
  3. aristo

    aristo Advanced Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    1. Yes R4 uses drag and drop... No patching what so ever.

    2. It's not firmware.. more like os upgrade. R4 looks for the hardcore when boot up and loads them.
    It's matter of just unziping into the MicroSD.

    3. Not sure about other trimming software..

    4. nds is Nintendo DS rom dump file, ids is China's ique (China version of Nintendo DS which runs Chinese DS roms).

    Hope it answered your question.
  4. Kyuzumaki

    Kyuzumaki GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 24, 2006
    I only have 2 trimmers one from ds-x manager and the r4 one both work fine so yeah. As long as the prog trims properly it'll work fine