R4

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by PandaDS, Aug 18, 2008.

R4

by PandaDS Aug 18, 2008 at 2:55 AM 2,191 Views 15 replies
  1. PandaDS
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    I'm going to buy the R4 card but I don't know what games won't work with it. [​IMG] I want to get Pocket Physics, Phidias, and World of Sand. Will these work?

    P.S I'm new to homebrew gaming. [​IMG]
     
  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    don't get the r4. it was good in its time (i have one), but now it is outdated and overpriced. get the acekard 2, or cyclo evolution.

    answering your question, almost all (if not all) homebrew works on the r4, and all games (except for the hulk, and a few random ones) work.
     
  3. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    DON'T BUY A R4. EVER

    Srsly, there are like hundreds of better carts out there that can do way more than a R4 could. R4 is outdated, and almost dead. Getting a R4 at this point will make you regret it in about a week.

    Get a Acekard 2 from DealExtreme for 23 dollars, if you're on low budget. It's about twice as better than a R4, much cheaper.
     
  4. asuri

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    again people criticize the r4, it works it does what it needs to do... if the games dont work arm7 patch it

    the homebrew works colours ds better than phidias?
     
  5. alex

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    Welcome to GBATemp.
    Don't get an R4 if you don't have to. There is no more firmware updates.
    Get an CycloDS is you have the money, 55 dollars about. If you can't get the, get an Supercard DS-One. Trust me, those are the two best cards on the market.

    Supercard DS-One
    Supercard DS-One with 1GB McroSD
    CycloDS Evolution
    Someone else post somewhere cheaper to get a CycloDS, I've seen cheaper, but I don't know where. And both have SDHC support which means you can get MicroSD cards 4GB and over.

    CycloDS Evolution Review by GBATemp.net
    Supercard DS-One Review by GBATemp.net

    That should be all the info you need. [​IMG]
     
  6. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    i wasn't criticizing the r4. it was good wen it came out, but why get it now when there are BETTER and CHEAPER karts? o.O
     
  7. Ferrariman

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    Dont get the R4. Get an Acekard 2 or CycloDS or Supercard DS-1 or even EDGE.
     
  8. ojsinnerz.

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    So, you want us to recommend a cart that's pretty much dead with no official support, nor are there any real R4s being sold anymore, at a high price, while you can get a cart WITH a support team, with real carts sold, at a low price?

    Even if you LOVE the R4, would you get another one if it broke right now? I really think not.
     
  9. Swip

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    Dealwoot.com has them cheaper + free shipping (i think)

    I agree with everyone stay away from the R4 , get a Cyclo if you can as it has the best features and the best support. If you want to spend a little less you can get a ak2 it doesn't have features like real time save that the cyclo has but its a great card if you just want to play games.
     
  10. alex

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    Can't find SCDS1 though, but CycloDS is cheaper.
     
  11. PandaDS
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    OK I looked at the cycloDS. And it looked pretty good. I'll get that then. Thanks for all the help. [​IMG]
     
  12. kain125

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    Get edge, fast and cheap. i like it
     
  13. alex

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    The Edge is a clone of the CycloDS. Not as good.
     
  14. TheWingless

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    I believe people are well aware enough that it does what it needs to do, but considering the price, and due to the downhill streak they have been, I wouldn't get one myself. I actually own an R4 and I certainly do think that compatibility works fine for my needs. There is no need to confuse anyone. There is no need for this many people to buy the R4 thinking that it is as great as it used to be. Stop confusing the buyer. I say buy something else. When it comes to this, it all depends on the person who is buying. People often recommend other flash carts for their support, compatibility, features, and price. The R4 has hardly any of that anymore. Though I cannot stop you, I really think that it should stay dead.

    EDIT: AND AGAIN! I believe that enough people already know that the R4 is enough so that it does the job.
     
  15. LagunaCid

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    A clone from when Cyclo wasn't good at all, that is.
     
  16. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    Also I would like to point out, that I own an R4 myself and got it when it was one of the best flashcards on the market. Sadly thats not true anymore.