R4DS w/ OEM 1GB

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  1. mikeneezy
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    I just ordered R4 from dealxtreme and it should be here within a week or so. After doing some research I'm afraid I didnt get to order the R4 package that comes with the "japanese" kingston model. Does the OEM one have any drawbacks? Is is true it cant handle some games as fast and might be choppy? Just want to clear up a few things.



    Thanks in advance ....
     
  2. dbgtdob

    dbgtdob GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    the card locks up on castlevania portrait of ruin, and has problems on tony hawk, but most games run fine.
     
  3. mikeneezy
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    Ok, cool.

    I actually have both of the castlevanias so I'm good.

    Thanks dbgtdob.

    So why do people make a big deal if they buy toshiba or a japanese kingston? I mean if t doesnt work for a few games
    then why would it matter? I mean you still get to play all the others.
     
  4. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    I don't have an R4 mikeneezy (I'm a ds-x guy myself) but I have been reading up on compatibility and from what I understand, the problem with non-japanese kingstons is that if 2 or 3 games don't work now, a year or two down the line, the manufacturers/developers may put something into the code that renders even more releases unusable on the card. Of course, the other conjecture is that these are just faulty rips in the first place, but who knows?
     
  5. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

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    what's OEM exactly i mean from which company etc.
     
  6. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Er not sure what you mean, but OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, so when usually OEM cards are some form of unbranded/generic product.
     
  7. nds_gamerz

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    there is no such thing as an oem kingston sd card. because if there was then we would be hearing about some aftermarket kingston cards. basicly they just have manufactures from different country's they all are legit kingston factory's. i have one from japan and my friend gave me his he said it wasn't japan but wasn't sure where it came from because that didn't bother him, all that matters is the company that made it. it works fine with me with p.o.r. and any other game, no freezes or anything.
     
  8. sipoon

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    i think as long as you format it fat 16 with 64k clusters....my no name brand runs tony hawk ok, p.o.r hasnt crashed yet
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    I want to add that the problems are only related to Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam. Tony Hawk's American Sk8land works perfectly.
    Downhill Jam has some serious slowdown and graphical errors though, it's really near to unplayable...

    But if you don't mind Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam you can just put Castlevania Portrait of Ruins in the case with your R4 and you can have all the games you want to play [​IMG]