R4i Gold, should I buy one?

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  1. Hardcore Gamer
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    It's the only cart available to me locally, I could order a different cart of the net but should I really be avoiding it like the plague?

    I'm a bit of a noob, I have a DSTT for the Lite and there are a few games that don't work on that but I've no idea about the DSi

    Would I be able to play every game on a DSi with a R4i Gold?

    Thanks.
     


  2. Hatsu

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    Acekard2i > everything.

    Acekard2i = cheap and actually works.
    R4i Gold, etc. = clones. If the R4 is crap (which it is), the clones are crap.
     
  3. amaro

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    NO!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Davess

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  5. EyeZ

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    You'll be sorry if you do buy it!
     
  6. Hatsu

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    That was useful.
     
  7. Maz7006

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    Basically what the lads are trying to say is that:

    Stay away from anything that has R4 on it

    Its no longer supported by the team, and the R4i Gold - Advance -Ultra and all its variations are mere clones...they're pretty crap as well.

    I suggest reading about the forums and check out http://gbatemp.net/index.php?dynamic=8

    Have a Nice Day.
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

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    Pot, kettle, etc.

    But he is right, it's a clone cart. Clone carts suck. Go buy an Acekard if you're a little money tight or a Cyclo if you've got lots of cash to spare. There's a few other ones but those are just my two recommendations, and both are great carts.
     
  9. elixirdream

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    Browse around this sub forum
    you will see lots of users complain
    my r4i gold can't do this
    my r4i gold failed
    my r4i ....

    besides ak2 or cyclo... you can also consider m3 :-)
    the team have been doing a great job on supporting their flash cart
     
  10. SgtThom

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    People should stop buying R4's and buy a Acekard2i or CycloDS.Much better flash cards. [​IMG]
     
  11. Joe88

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    well they can run latest AKAIO with the patch

    other then that its meh
     
  12. SamAsh07

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    R4i Gold doesn't support DSi features, if you run a DS game that has extra DSi Features, it will just say "Nintendo DSi is needed for this feature", not that it matters, I got R4i Gold last week and I'm happy with it, it can run AKAIO 1.5.1 (Patched) and with this you can play all the latest games, Idc about this Flashcarts features when I already have Acekard on DSL. (P.S. - My country has only R4i, no other "i" flashcarts)
     
  13. elixirdream

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    SamAsh07,

    DSi mode/feature is not unlocked on any of the existing flash cart
     
  14. pichon64

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    I was a R4i Gold user at the time I bought my DSi and was the only flash cart I can afford back then. Now, I have both an Acekard 2i and a M3i Zero.

    My advice: if you can't buy an Acekard or a M3 right now, go ahead with the Gold R4i, or buy what you can. But start saving for the future. If you're in serious gaming, you are going to need one of those.

    R4i Gold last firmware updates were on September 9th, 2009 and almost right now, January 21st, 2010.
     
  15. grindbart

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    only worthy R4 cart is the R4i SDHC RTS from the M3 team [​IMG]
     
  16. jason1984

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    I recommend you to buy M3i zero,though it is more expensive than others
    But it is best to use
     
  17. House Spider

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    Get an Acekard2i or Supercard DSONEi. Also consider the M3i Zero, they've been really active lately.
     
  18. SamAsh07

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    Thanks for letting me know, lolz, I wasn't aware of this, so openly said out that R4i doesn't support DSi features, hoping to get a reply like that one.
     
  19. Hardcore Gamer
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    Thank you all for your replies, much appreciated.

    They were all pretty unanimous replies so I'll order an Acekard from the net, they look very good.
     
  20. wrighty

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    acekard2i a deffo with akaio you wont regret it r4 no dont even go there clone crap