ROM Hack r4i card really necessary?

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So i've been doing a real heap of research on the r4i card. I will be using it with lameboy so I can play older gameboy games as well.
After watching some tutorials I have wondered. is buying the r4i card really necessary? i mean the guy just formats the card then downloads the software from the website anyway. Can I not just use my own SDHC card?

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If you want Wood R4 support, DSi/3DS support, and SDHC, then the R4i Gold (url on card: http://r4ids.cn/) is necessary.
If you only have a DS Lite/Phat and don't mind using non-sdhc microSD card, the just go with an R4 1.1 clone.

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Sure, just stick the SDHC cart into one of your DS games. Just make sure to pick a DS game that has an SD card slot on it.

All kidding side, lolno, you don't even use the SDHC slot on the DSi/3DS with flash carts. In fact, you can't. Flash carts use a MicroSD that plugs into themselves.

http://gbatemp.net/threads/ds-dsi-3ds-hacking-f-a-q.278137/
 

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ah sorry. I just bought the 3DS XL.

I was watching the tutorial here ->

he doesnt use a 'flash cart' just a micro SD with the normal SD 'backpack' so it goes in the slot
my apologies for not reading the FAQ thread
 

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No. Be very careful with carts that have "R4" in the name. The original R4 team died out years ago, but people still make carts with "R4" in the name because China doesn't give a shit about trademarks. There's way more bad R4 carts out there than good.

http://gbatemp.net/t290097-which-flash-cart-should-i-get
 

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thanks guys. that one is cheap and looks great but I live in Australia. postage takes like a month!

supercard DSTwo is the obvious winner. If somebody could help me find one that ships to Australia within a week (express postage) I would forever in your debt

edit: turns out i'll buy this one. http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=327

sorry for the complete noobness and thank you. =]
 

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I have just purchased a SuperCard DSTwo card. the latest firmware on the website is 4.5.0-10x. my 3DS is 4.5.0-10E. will this be a problem at all?
 
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