R4DS HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by astro1, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. astro1
    OP

    astro1 Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Jun 30, 2008
    I have just bought the r4 and have loaded a few games on the card. When I try to play any of them on the DS it comes up with"this types of files currently not allowed to operate". I'm a novice at this..have I done my money? Can anyone help me please?
     
  2. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Member
    5,005
    4
    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Sounds like you didn't extract the files first. No flashcart can run DS games that are zipped, RARed, etc. Extract the .nds files and put those on the memory card.
     
  3. astro1
    OP

    astro1 Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Jun 30, 2008
    I did decompress files using win rar. This is very frustrating! Any more help would be appreciated
     
  4. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    6,613
    130
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    USA
    Did the file you added to the R4 look like "gamename.nds"? The file MUST be a .nds file to work.

    This may be a silly question, but did you put the firmware for the R4 on the card first?
     
  5. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Member
    3,357
    1
    Dec 9, 2007
    Canada
    Canader.
    Try pressing the select button a few time to see if anything happens
     
  6. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Member
    5,005
    4
    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    That error only comes up when you're trying to run a file that isn't a DS rom.
     
  7. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Member
    3,357
    1
    Dec 9, 2007
    Canada
    Canader.
    opps.

    If the roms has no .nds at the end, add one
     
  8. astro1
    OP

    astro1 Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Jun 30, 2008
    I dowloaded 1.18 from the r4ds site. I'm guessing this is firmware? Sorry i'm a novice at this!
     
  9. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    I hope your not trying to run games from moonshell.......
     
  10. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

    Member
    3,152
    7
    Oct 27, 2007
    Canada
    Canada
    Sigh....

    Anyway, yes, that's the firmware. You extract the files, and put it on the root of the micro sd.

    Then put the games on.