R4i Gold Cards - Which One?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by FaheemFuzzNasir, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    Hi Guys (and Girls),

    I have spent the past two-days trying to wrap my head around R4i Gold cards and which one to get etc, but each day I just end up getting more confused than the last, as I discover even more types of cards and no answers. I have a DS Lite at the moment and would just like to play games on there, as well as have real-time options like saving and cheats etc, so which card from these should I get;
    • R4i Gold Plus (r4ids.com)
    • R4i Gold 3DS (r4ids.cn)
    • R4i Gold 3DS (r4i-gold.eu)
    Thank you so much for your help in advance, as its very much appreciated :)

    PS. Does anyone know of any UK sellers of these cards which have them in stock, so delivery in like 2-3 days via Royal Mail is possible?
     


  2. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,260
    10,118
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    You want the R4i Gold 3DS from r4ids.cn
     
  3. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    Ah, thought as much mate (the forum rules said that r4ids.cn is legit, but didn't mention any of the other sites). Do you know if this card has real-time features, such as saving or cheats? I was considering purchasing the R4i Gold card from r4i-gold.eu, because it has these features, but it also looks like it has less support/updates than r4ids.cn.
     
  4. tranfeer

    tranfeer GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    772
    40
    May 23, 2010
    Australia
    It seems that R4i Gold card from r4i-gold.eu does not support 3DS 4.3.0-10. Just make a research before buying. I recommend you r4i gold 3ds from r4ids.cn too, which releases the updating patch as fast as dstwo.
     
  5. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    Thanks guys; I'll buy the Gold card from r4ids.cn in that case.

    On that note, does anyone know of a reliable site where I can purchase the card from the UK and ensure fast delivery (i.e. of a few days), as opposed to having the card shipped from China which could take a few weeks? I've found a few sites, but all of their payment systems seem to be down, so I can't actually purchase anything :(
     
  6. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    The r4ids.com's R4i Gold Plus has real-time save and gets frequent updates.
    It works with 3ds 4.3.0-10.
    And it goes for $10, at least the simple edition.
     
  7. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    See, that's my dilemma; which one is the better one to get from the three :S
     
  8. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    The safest bet is the one from r4ids.cn, since they got frequent kernel updates and quick bootloader updates, but if you want RTS (real-time save) then I would go for the Gold Plus, and besides it's only 10 bucks and it works with the latest 3DS firmware.
     
  9. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    Thanks mate.

    Do you know of any UK sites which have this item in stock, or indeed any European sites which can deliver to the UK within a few days? I've either found UK sites which don't accept payment, or ship from China, which can take a few weeks at least :(
     
  10. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    A UK or European site will probably charge a lot more than a Chinese one, in that case you might as well get a Supercard DSTWO, which is the best card out there at the moment, when it comes to updates and extra features.
     
  11. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

    Member
    18,976
    18,932
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    The only good R4i Gold is the R4i Gold from http://r4ids.cn/. It's the only one that officially supports Wood R4 and actually has a real team updating it and they are the fastest at their updates.
     
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,106
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    If you want RTS and such, go for the DSTwo, since it has an update ability that can sometimes bypass an already-updated DSi/3DS system ontop of it.
     
  13. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    Thanks guys.

    Do any of you know of any UK sites which have this item in stock and can thus deliver within a few days? I've either found UK sites which don't accept payment, or ship from China, which can take a few weeks at least. I've literally spent the past 5 hours searching, but to no avail.
     
  14. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    discoazul.co.uk sells them and they are based in Spain.
     
  15. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    That's a PERFECT site mate (quick delivery, UK phone number, great support etc), but they don't sell the R4i Gold 3DS from what I can see unfortunately :(
     
  16. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    They do sell the supercard dstwo, which is even better.
    And I thought you were going with that now tbh.
     
  17. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    The DSTwo is too expensive mate; have you heard of http://r4-3.com mate? They ship to the UK within the week and including postage, have the R4i Gold 3DS at £15.
     
  18. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    You find 23.80£ expensive for a dstwo, but are willing to pay 15£ for a r4i gold?
    Anyway I don't know the website you just mentioned, but the other one has the acekard 2i for 13.50£ might as well get that one if it's really a money issue.
     
  19. Edsonkye

    Edsonkye Member

    Newcomer
    26
    1
    Jun 4, 2012
    As far as I know, r4i gold 3ds from r4ids.cn has been confirmed to support the latest 3ds v4.3.0-10, it can support SDHC,Cheats/AR,Save type detection, Some native slot-2.
    I got one from this US reseller with free shipping, which has been listed on official site: http://www.gamekool.com/r4i-gold-3ds-version-p-402.html, yeah, it worked on my 3ds well.
     
  20. FaheemFuzzNasir
    OP

    FaheemFuzzNasir Newbie

    Newcomer
    9
    0
    Aug 1, 2012
    How long did it take the card to arrive to you from the US mate?