R4 user survey

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by esoterica, Jan 28, 2008.

Jan 28, 2008

R4 user survey by esoterica at 8:40 AM (6,528 Views / 0 Likes) 76 replies

  1. esoterica
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    Member esoterica GBAtemp Regular

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    Just curious to how people use their R4 as I am getting mine soon...

    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?

    2. What kind of memory card do you use?

    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?

    4. How do you have your folders organized?

    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?

    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?

    7. How did you find out about flash carts?

    8. Favorite games of the moment?

    Thanks
     


  2. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    1. I have an M3 Simply, which is just a rebranded R4, and an EZ-Flash 3-in-1 for GBA games. I've had the Simply for about a year now, the 3-in-1 I got in April '07. Before that I had a G6 Lite, which also served me well.

    2. I started with an A-Data 512MB card, later I got a Kingston 1GB card (lucked out and got a Japanese one), and just recently I bought a 2GB Kingston (also turned out to be Japanese). All three have perfomed quite well.

    3. None, aside from occasionally having to wait for an update to fix a problem with some new game.

    4. DS games go in the root of the card, GBA, NES, Atari and Genesis games go in their respective directories.

    5. Games, a few homebrew games, and emulators for playing more games.

    6. Nope.

    7. I've known of their existance for a long time (since the SNES was current), but I never really looked into getting one until I got a DS in late '06. I did many a web search while trying to figure out which cart to buy, and that's how I found GBAtemp.

    8. Geometry Wars is probably the most recent game that I've spent much time with. Lately I've been more into playing the classics on emulators. The new version of jEnesisDS with sound support has made me very happy.
     
  3. tjas

    Member tjas The Gbatemp HRManager

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    1. 8 months and I have 1, bought it at dealextreme.com

    2. Japan kingston 1gb (bundle at dealextreme)

    3. Sometimes it doesn't recognise it, but I reinsert it and everything is fine

    4. Not [​IMG]

    5. I use my R4 mainly for games

    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL? Thats not fair! I have a phat ds [​IMG]

    7. Internet!

    8. Zelda, advance wars, tetris and mariokart
     
  4. roguefan99

    Member roguefan99 GBAtemp Regular

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    1. A while now, not 100% sure as I had a Supercard Lite before hand.

    2. Japan Kingston 1Gb and a 2Gb (1Gb has GBA stuff on it now)

    3. Sometimes the DSL doesn't recongise it. Had it once stop working, unfortanetly it was when it was saving so it killed the save. Fortanetly it was close to a main save and I could get a replacement save

    4. Not really, had a mov folder but all the games are in root.

    5. games, and wireless sniffing. Also use it with Opera and the net in an emergency.

    6. Got a case, and screen protectors.

    7. Internet, actually LikSang if anyone remembers them. This was in the GBC days.

    8. Phoneix Wright, Game and Watch Gallery (the GBA)
     
  5. Samutz

    Member Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?
    Just over 6 months. Own 1. Bought from Gamersection.ca (I do no recommend them though.)

    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    Kingston 2GB JAP

    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    Spring doesn't always work correctly. I have to press the SD card in a few times before it'll stay in.

    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    I don't. I just keep games in the root.

    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    Games. My PSP is my main homebrew handheld.

    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?
    Car adapter/charger, headphones, charging stand (all came in a kit).

    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    GBAtemp, long ago when I was searching the web for GBA roms.

    8. Favorite games of the moment?
    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
     
  6. detourne_me

    Newcomer detourne_me Member

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?

    I've had one for about 3 months, i own one. I bought it with my DS Lite in an underground gamers paradise in Seoul. every system can be bought there modded, but since Nintendo is pretty new in Korea they aren't really up to date on flashcarts for nintendo products.

    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    I have three Kingston 2GB's one for media, two for games. my phone also uses the cards for video and pictures.

    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    no

    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    my media card is organized, but i use R4 Commander for the games.

    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    mix of both. but i only read comic books on my ds. i have an ipod for video/music.


    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?

    a soft carrying case, screen protectors, a hard crystal case, and a wifilink USB
    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    from the seller, then i did some googling and found NDSThemes first, then here.
    8. Favorite games of the moment?

    mario and sonic at the olympics, tales of innocence, tengen toppa gurren lagann, lunar knights, castlevania
     
  7. Doggy124

    Member Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    1. I got only 1 R4 for 4 months from local store.

    2. Kingston MicroSD 2GB made in Japan.

    3. No.

    4. Homebrews stay in root
    ====folder====
    NDS - for games
    Media - song&movie
    Files - not DS relate files
    Walkthrough - for Walkthrough
    Download - for DSOrganize downloaded files

    5. All of them

    6. Clear case/screen guard/R4/EZ3in1/expandable stylus

    7. local store

    8. FF12/ Mario&sonic Olympic/AW:DoR
     
  8. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    1. I've had my R4 for about a year. I only own one, but I've bought 4 others for friends. I got them all from RealHotStuff.com.

    2. 2gig Kingston Japan.

    3. The spring is a little flaky, but it still works.

    4. Separate folders for media, DS games, certain emu's.

    5. Mostly just games, but I do have a few homebrews on there too. I also put the occasional funny vid clip on it.

    6. I have it in a protective case. I have a skin on it. I have steel extendable styli.

    7. GBAtemp.

    8. Mostly the old-school arcade compilations. Galaga, Time Pilot, Scramble, Asteroids. Then there is Geometry Wars and Exit DS. Then there is the old-school goodness of the various emus.
     
  9. Mars

    Member Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    1. I purchased it 6 months ago, I bought one off modchipstore.com, though I wouldn't recommend it, it's been receiving some terrible customer ratings.

    2. Kingston 1 GB Taiwan

    3. Nope, no so far.

    4. I place homebrew under a homebrew folder, and games under a folder entitled "Games".

    5. I use it solely for running games.

    6. Yes, I have a case as well two screen protectors.

    7. I can't quite remember, but I think it was through a Youtube video.

    8. Tough question. I'd say New Super Mario. Even though it was easy, it was very very fun, both multi and single-player.
     
  10. fatherjack

    Member fatherjack GBAtemp Fan

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?
    only 1 - purchased in July 07 from dealextreme......$44 incl SD card

    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    Kingston (jap) 1 Gig came bundled

    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    none so far [​IMG]

    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    all in apps (see 5)

    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    Games only

    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?
    hard case

    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    Online (from GBATMW forum on Proboards, when I first got my GBAMP!)

    8. Favorite games of the moment?
    bouncin' from one to another...............STILL playin Animal Xing tho'
     
  11. skarthebloodchild

    Member skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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    1. I own 2 r4. The first one from jan 07 and the other jan08. Both were bought from gameyeaaah.
    2. Kingston (Jap) 1gb and 2gb (I can say both have same speeds).
    3. None. (The first one is the one with the spring but i have no problemn yet).
    4. All in the root except for the gba ones that i play with the help of ez3in1.
    5. Only games.
    6. Hard case and a bigger official nds stylus from Japan.
    7. Don't really remember which site but then i only use gbatemp.
    8. Tetris, New Super Mario Bros and Zelda Phantom Hourglass (Even for the fact that you can't play it again after you finish it).
     
  12. budrow66

    Member budrow66 GBAtemp Regular

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    1. I have had a R4 and M3 Simply for over a year. I own 2 have owned many others (kept selling them to freinds). I buy most everyting from Dealextreme, RealHotStuff, and Echoestore.

    2. Lexar 1Gig, Kingston 1Gig (JAP), Kingston 2Gig (JAP)

    3. Only problem I ever had was the spring breaking. Figured that out, was ez to fix (My ez fix in blog) new ones have no springs yay

    4. I label my nds folder 001 NDS
    002 AUDIO
    003 VIDEO
    Everything else is hidden, and I set up my center button to launch my 3 in 1 tools

    5. I use my R4 for everything

    6. Steel stylus, One I changed into a white shell (from pink).external usb battery charger. 2 extra batteries for both units, carry case pouch, headset mic

    7. Umm well a buddy of mine bought a MMD and had no clue how to use it. So he came over hopeing to have me help during the course of showing him how to use it I found GBATemp Tada

    8. Zelda, New Advanced war, Luxor, Mario Party,
     
  13. silent sniper

    Member silent sniper !dennaB

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    1. I got my R4 last summer, i got my EZ-flash 3in1 not too long ago. I bought the R4 off superds.com and the ez flash 3in1 off gamersection.ca

    2. i have a 2gb kingston micro sd

    3. zero.

    4. ds games in root directory, gba games in "GBA" folder, homebrew and other stuff in another folder.

    5. games.

    6. nothing except my R4 and 3in1

    7. a member on another forum told me.

    8. FF12, GeoWars galaxies, DoR
     
  14. Orc

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?
    - More than a year I think. I have 6. I bought them all at a local shop.
    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    - All Toshiba 1GB.
    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    - The older ones (first and second versions I think) sometimes cannot be detected by the DS lite, I just have to remove and reinsert them then they work OK. The newest ones (with the new shell) doesn't have problems (so far).
    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    - I don't organize them.
    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    - Games. The only homebrew I have is Colors.
    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?
    - A lot. Whenever I see DS lite stuff that I find cute or awesome, I buy it. (Just today, I got some Super Mario DS cartridge cases from a Gashapon machine.)
    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    - Forgot. Probably when I went to HK and saw a GB Xchanger. (I've been using other "backup devices" though like for the Super Famicom, etc.)
    8. Favorite games of the moment?
    - Call of Duty 4 (PC, and XBOX360 when I'm at my friend's. I need to fucking get me one soon. [​IMG])
     
  15. BORTZ

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    1. since Christmas. and just one. amazon.
    2. micro sd sandisk 2gb

    3. none

    4. i have anything that i use in moonshell in a moonshell folder and anything else is in a games folder.
    5. media.

    6. no

    7. gbatemp. i was looking for help with my mmd.
    8. front mission 1st.
     
  16. suikostar108

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    I own two R-4s (using Sandisk 2GB memory) that I bought a couple of months ago from Sky2K and have no problems with them. We use them with the original Nintendo DS and have been used with only games thus far. I found out about flash carts from this site and I've been playing "Sims Urbz" .
     
  17. mad567

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?
    I have it about 2 weeks and i bought it from www.ebwstore.com for 35 euro
    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    2Gib Sandisk
    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    No
    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    Yes i do
    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    I mainly Use it for games and Videos
    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?
    NO i don't
    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    From youtube
    8. Favorite games of the moment?
    Pokemon diamond,Nintedo dogs best friends,Yu-gi-oh 2008
     
  18. coolbho3000

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    1. Dealextreme, I've had it for a couple months.
    2. I have two Kingson 1GB (one Taiwan, one Japan) and one Kingson 2GB (Japan)
    3. Nope.
    4. I have two main folders for Games and Homebrew.
    5. Games.
    6. Yes, screen protectors.
    7. I've known about flashcards for as long as I can remember.
    8. Advance Wars: DoR
     
  19. mkoo

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    1. How long have you had your R4 and how many do you own? Where did you buy it off of?
    For 5 months. I own only one. I bought it from a ebay-like site.
    2. What kind of memory card do you use?
    Kingston 1 gb Jpn
    3. Have there been any problems with your unit?
    Nothing serious
    4. How do you have your folders organized?
    No. Just I leave scene numbers
    5. Do you use your R4 mainly for games or Media/Homebrew?
    No
    6. Do you have any accessories for your DSL?
    Nah
    7. How did you find out about flash carts?
    Right here
    8. Favorite games of the moment?
    Pokemon Pearl, Phoenix Wright series, Zelda PH, Advance Wars (both)
    Thanks
    You're welcome [​IMG]
     
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