R4 question...

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by majinvegeta123, May 25, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
May 25, 2010

R4 question... by majinvegeta123 at 5:14 AM (4,775 Views / 0 Likes) 72 replies

  1. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
    do they still make the original r4's? or just clones? if they do still make them where can i buy them? if they don't can someone recommend a good ds flash cart? one that runs well and great cheat support like the r4 has thanks
     


  2. lolzed

    Member lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,466
    Location:
    There
    Country:
    Philippines
    don't get an R4,i recommend get an Acekard2.1/i.They do make 1:1 clone R4's though,but still I recommend Acekard or something else.
     
  3. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
    does Acekard2.1 have good and easy to use cheat support like the r4 had?
     
  4. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    All the R4 clones you see on sale are clones, most aren't even of the R4.

    You're best bet is the R4 from ShopTemp which can run Wood R4

    If want something which can use MicroSDHC cards or be used on a DSi/DSI XL, then the Acekard 2i is your best bet.

    Both have full cheat support, and use the same cheat database which is updated 1-2 times per week. However the Acekard can update it's cheat database over WiFi, directly from the GBAtemp site.

    Because there are still bound to be a few bad-batch Acekard 2.1's floating around, it's still probably better to get the Acekard 2i. The Acekard 2i will work on the DS Lite and DS Phat, as well as the DSi/ DSI XL if you later upgrade.
     
  5. Infinite Zero

    Member Infinite Zero Almost!

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,922
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    you bet it does. it's just easy and it's simple
     
  6. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
    can anyone post a link to Acekard2.1 website that wont rip you off a reliable one
     
  7. lolzed

    Member lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,466
    Location:
    There
    Country:
    Philippines
    shoptemp(check the sigs of the two people above you)
     
  8. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
  9. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You can a Acekard 2.1 from 0ShippingZone.

    But I really would go for an Acekard 2i instead, the price difference between the 2 is very little and the Acekard 2i can do everything the Acekard 2.1 does.
     
  10. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
    but does it work on ds lite as well?
     
  11. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  12. majinvegeta123
    OP

    Member majinvegeta123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Country:
    United States
    ok ty very much tk_saturn you are a big help
     
  13. Miser

    Banned Miser Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    249
    Country:
    South Africa
    The one linked here is identical to the original R4 and there's no reason to believe it's a clone. It's probably authentic. That's your best choice, majin. Though, you can get it cheaper at Priceangels, $3.30, free shipping. Can't get a much better deal than that.

    If you people don't have any proof that those R4s are clones, don't call them clones. If someone asks for an original R4, point him towards one. Don't start the usual "don't buy R4, get AK2i" rant.
     
  14. exangel

    Member exangel executioner angel

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,574
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Country:
    United States
    In the interest of being correct, and of mooting your point, tk_saturn is correct in classifying the currently distrubted ShopTemp R4s as clones as it is common knowledge on this site that the original R4 team disbanded and stopped manufacturing the original. It is not wrong to tell people that the referenced product is a clone even though it is to the exact specifications (or close enough to them) as one that is authentic. You may think there is no proof that these are clones but they are, call them a re-distribution if you must.
    I am sorry if arguing about the nuance of English irritates anyone, but there is a difference between the meaning of original and genuine. If you don't see it right away, compare the image in your head between these two phrases: "Original Windows" - "Genuine Windows". I'll avoid further playing with this analogy, but you cannot have an original clone, but you can have a genuine clone.
     
  15. Miser

    Banned Miser Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    249
    Country:
    South Africa
    Fixed.
    Seriously, show some proof.
     
  16. exangel

    Member exangel executioner angel

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,574
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Country:
    United States
  17. Miser

    Banned Miser Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    249
    Country:
    South Africa
  18. TrolleyDave

    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,762
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No she means the cart itself. It's not the original R4 from the original R4 team, it's a clone. We've had this discussion before have we not?
     
  19. Miser

    Banned Miser Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    249
    Country:
    South Africa
    I haven't. Do you at least have some comparison pictures or something?
     
  20. exangel

    Member exangel executioner angel

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,574
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Country:
    United States
    You've been arguing this and don't own a (recent) R4DS? I bought two a month or so ago; one for my boyfriend and one for another friend. They are black and do not have teeth on the contact surface. My boyfriend and friend are not here, so I cannot take pictures of the cartridges I gave them to prove to you that they are different.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page