R4 SDHC Gold Pro 2016 Bug Report

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  1. Chopsitup
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    I recently purchased an R4 SDHC Gold Pro from ebay and I was happy that it came but with some minor problems. I was wondering if I could get them fixed. I am on NDSL and my SDHC is 32GB that is just about full with about 700MB ish remaining.

    One, I know is not getting fixed is the Wood R4 kernel. I really wanted this since I was using it previously with my original R4. Maybe someone could find a way to integrate the Wood R4 without bricking the cart itself.

    Two, well, I was trying to save up some of my battery by dimming the screen but the only settings that save are the ones that I have in moonshell. The only way I know how to do it is by going into the 'Games' menu and clicking on the L button. My settings do not save for when I turn it back off but when I go to play a game, the brightness is still low, so that's good. I was wondering how I can save this setting though so I don't have to keep doing it.

    Three, this one is odd. I wanted to change my skins from the original, I go to the config menu and press skins but when the menu comes up, I only have four skins to choose from and when I go to the fourth skin it wont let me choose any others but when I go up from the fourth skin, it creates this out of place box on the bottom of the menu and clones the original options from the top. It simply wont let me choose a fifth one and I downloaded the kernel from here http://www.r4isdhc.com/KerneDownload/R4i-V3.7b English.zip . It has 13 skins but I can only access 4 of them. They are also organized by some sort of config file since, when I went to rename them and add new skins, the 01. Default skin still shows up first and not alphabetically.

    Four, this problem is in moonshell. I tried to play NDS games through moonshell but not a single one will open and when I try to open them it says that the application was halted at the top and the screen freezes but it doesn't show any white screen or anything it just stops. I also had some problems with DSLinux http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/applications/dl-dslinux-1-0-f27981.html. I couldn't run it through moonshell as it simply went to a white screen. I have also tried to play SSBC homebrew http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/games/dl-super-smash-bros-crash-ds-demo-10-1-nov-2011-f26677.html and that loaded up but when I went into the start menu and pressed start, as it would usually load the game, it froze at a white screen also. This is the main reason I want to boot up in R4 Wood because in my old flash cart, these homebrews would load, I really liked SSBC. I also tried to load up JenesisDS http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/emulators/dl-jenesisds-0-7-4-f2557.html but every time I try to load a game, it freezes at the loading rom screen.

    Fifth and finally, I wanted to play GBA games through the hbmenu.nds emulator. It was an utter failure. This probably is greedy to think but I really had high hopes for it since the file name has r4igold in it. But assuming R4 Wood cant run on this cart, I can't run this program either since it was developed for Wood R4. I am thinking of getting a 3in1 but I am still unsure of this route since I still don't know a reputable dealer and I dont know compatibility for this specific cart.

    As for bugs this is as far as I go. Everything else works great. The NDS roms load as long as they are in a folder in the root and the cheats register, even with patched roms. SNemule works just like it did before, I am not exactly impressed by SNemule but I guess I will live. Stella also works phenomenally as does nesDS. I have no problems with the GG emulator but Lameboy seems to have a slow loading time. That's all, I hope you guys can provide me some tips and hacks that can make these pesky bugs go away!

    Thanks guys~
     
  2. Hking0036

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    1. I don't think there's a version of wood for the cart, but you can get ysmenu:
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    2 is a problem I've noticed but not dealt with: I never stuck around on the default menu too long because it's slow and painful.

    3. It seems to do this in a lot of places, if you open cheats for a game too and you have a big list it'll just cut it off about halfway.

    4. Moonshell isn't made to launch retail games by default, you'd have to get MAIO in order to do that and I don't know if that would work on it or not.

    5. It's probably not the best cart for that.
     
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    there should be a sticky telling people /not/ to get R4iSDHC.com flashcarts. the only reason why they're so popular is aggressive marketing. you paid what, 10, 15 bucks for that pos? you could've gotten a R4i 3DS RTS WiFi for that or a R4i Gold 3DS RTS for a little extra. hell, you could've gotten a clone R4 for 10 bucks shipped.

    theoretically
    the 3in1 will work on any flashcart capable of running GBA ExpLoader. DSTWO is the only one that can emulate GBA but, if you have a DS/L, I'd definitely go with a slot 2 cart. M3 GEP (GBA Expansion Pack) is arguably better than the 3in1, if you can find one.

    speaking of the DSTWO, it has the longest battery life out of all flashcarts except the Acekard 2i and N5 if memory serves, at least on the DSL.
     
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    Its really that bad? I paid 30 for mine because some guy wanted to rip people off so I humored him. I was thinking about http://www.nds-card.com http://www.gamersection.ca or even http://www.gatewayultra.com

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    I wanna know if the up time for these sites will stay up though because I cant go spending any more at the moment.
     
  5. helltoast

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    you paid 30 bucks for a $9.99 flashcart? wow. R4iSDHC.com has a long list of issues, ranging from minor skin mishaps to a built-in expiration date. they 'work' (I do recall users reporting graphical artifacts in the 2016 revisions, though) but there's no reason to get one when you can get an infinitely better cart for the same price.

    you should buy a R4i Gold 3DS RTS off nds-card.com. it just works. unless you're looking for a specific DSTWO feature of course, or longer battery life on a DSL compared to the aforementioned R4. gamersection apparently has the original DSTWO in stock but their customer service is atrocious, sometimes they disappear for weeks. don't trust the counter, either.

    those are the only worthwhile flashcarts at this point, really. you could also settle for a R4i 3DS RTS WiFi if you manage to find one locally.
     
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    Well, what's the problem with buying from these websites? If they give you the product its fine right? I mean if they ARE reliable in the sense of actually coming through for you and delivering your product. You could even pay with a VISA pre-paid, right?
     
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    I found one. I am not really sure how much better it really is though, I'm kinda new to the scene. I wanna know exactly what this is. Just to get it straight, I can use gbaExpLoader on my R4 (If I were to buy the R4i Gold 3DS RTS) or even the R4 Gold Pro that I have right now (Assuming my current cart runs it) and it will emulate GBA through the M3? Do I have to put any folders on the M3, such as saves or cheats?

    Can I put an micro SD card inside of it? If so how much?

    If I was gonna use it, could I (If it allows you to insert an sd card) store all of my gba games on it and play from the cart?

    Likewise, I know that the 3in1 allows for 16GB Micro SD, would I be able to play gba games if I stored them on this?
     
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    yes, both the 3in1 and M3 are compatible with GBA ExpLoader. it works with R4i Gold 3DS RTS, DSTWO and should work with Gold Pro. the beauty of slot 2 flashcarts is that there's no emulation involved, games runs natively with perfect compatibility save for a few hiccups.

    these 'flashcarts' are really just adapters, though. they don't use microSDs, not even the 3in1. you put your games in your slot 1 cart (namely the Gold Pro) and then GBA ExpLoader loads them into your slot 2 adapter.

    there are full-fledged GBA flashcarts that don't need slot 1 carts to function, such as the EZ Flash IV and fake SuperCards, but those are your only options at this point. they require you to configure the .ROMs beforehand and, other than that, work virtually the same as the 3in1 and M3. for a DSL I'd stick with an adapter.

    the M3 is arguably better because it has an internal clock, so games that use of one (like Pokémon RSE) will work properly without patches. some games (like Boktai) require patches regardless of which adapter you get, though.

    keep in mind both of them have an internal battery that needs to be replaced from time to time. some M3s come with a rechargeable one but you'll still need to change it at some point.
     
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    Well that answers that. I guess I will be going with an ez flash iv then since I have just about used up all my space on my other SD and I can fit ALL of the games on it plus have room to spare. Thanks for that, and for the extra money, patching wont be a problem at all since I enjoy going through the extra work hehe
     
  10. helltoast

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    no problem. do go with the EZ Flash IV because SuperCards are terrible. make sure you get one from the latest batch (the black ones) as they now support microSDs and look for guides to set it up.

    as a side note, EverDrive GBA is being worked on and is supposed to be infinitely better than the EZ Flash IV, but there's no release date and it's gonna be expensive.