r4/m3 difference

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by shane1972, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. shane1972
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    Hi All,

    Can someone please confirm that the r4/m3 are the same cart?
    I have used the search feature and found nothing.
    I know they use different firmware but it is released 1 after another.
    Are the action replay cheat files the same?
    The reason is im hoping the new r4 case is not 2 hard to get the micro sd card out of the casing.
    Also does anyone know if the white r4 shel will fit the new r4 card?

    Cheers Shane
     
  2. ZeWarrior

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    They are EXACTLY the same except for Logo/Name and Firmware Release TIME.
     
  3. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    And it also appears that more people have R4s. Although they're the same, the R4 is used more. I dunno why.
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

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    It came out first, alot of people got it, then they recommended the R4 to their friends so thats what they got also, etc.

    Snowball effect.
     
  5. wiithepeople

    wiithepeople ^^didn't play it that much, but I love it =D

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    Yeah and also r4 gets updates sooner and sometimes costs less.
     
  6. shane1972
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    Hi,

    So saves from the r4 will work on the m3?

    Cheers Shane
     
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Yes.
     
  8. Nero

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    And I think R4 is more popular because:

    It's easier/faster to say R4/R4DS than M3Simply.

    Meh, I got the R4 because once I read it was the same as M3Simply... I didn't care which one I got. Then I read that R4 got it's updates faster, so... That's why.
     
  9. Scytheandsickle

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    Also there is no slot 2 R4. My friend said M3. I got an R4 thinking we'd get the same thing. He had an M3 SD (Slot-2).
     
  10. shane1972
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    Hi,

    Well the problem is i have an r4 which the card slot is spring loaded and works perfectly.
    I tried to get 2 more but now they are not spring loaded and for me with no fingernails might make it a bit hard to get the card out of the card slot.
    A guy has 2 x m3 simply ds for sale which both have the spring loaded slot so i might just grab them seeing the are 995 the same card.

    Cheers Shane
     
  11. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    You have 2 options if you want to use the non-spring-loaded R4s.

    1. Grow fingernails
    2. Put a little tape tab on the end of your SD, so that you have something to pull it out by. That's what I do.
     
  12. Beware

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    They are exactly the same. The only differences as far as which one you should get are price and availability. Which ever you can get cheaper, buy it.
     
  13. shane1972
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    Hi,

    Ok so the cheat.dat for the r4 can also be used on the m3 is that correct?

    Cheers Shane
     
  14. zeppo

    zeppo change my avatar!

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    Yep, that's correct.
     
  15. shane1972
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    shane1972 GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks zeppo