R4i Gold

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Jul 9, 2010

R4i Gold by FlashX007 at 7:19 PM (3,804 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. FlashX007
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    Newcomer FlashX007 GBAtemp Maniac

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    If you follow what I have you will end up with a DSTTi. Trust me it works. I had DSTT before and I never had problems with it but I still had to patch a few games. In the end this is an R4 that I would say is worth it.


    <b>PBC Review: R4i Gold</b>
    <img src="http://www.volumerate.com/upload_alex/sku_30518_1_small.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    Reviewer: Shard/Flash

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Packaging & Contents</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    1X R4i Gold
    1X MicroSD/TF Reader

    This is the R4i Gold which is sold by simplymods and I must thank them for giving me a copy to try out and review and overall it is pretty good packaging and holds everything safe and secure. The packaging comes in a box which I prefer and the box is somewhat small as small as the box Acekard2i comes in and it is pretty good you open it and everything is in place in a plastic tray. Safe and secure and good packaging so it is a good way to allure the buyer. I like the design of it because it truly allured me. This is a R4i Gold unfortunately as well as all R4's after 2008 because R4 stopped being produced and made after 2008. Here are some features R4i Gold offers.

    <b><u>Features</u></b>
    -Able to memorize and restore to the previously selected game or application after restarting machine and soft reset.
    -Sleep mode function, for power saving and longer standby time.
    -Multi-languages are optional, they are Simplified Chinese, complicated Chinese, English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spainish and Dutch.
    -Friendly interface, easy to operate.
    -Realtime smart help windows.
    -Integrated the latest Moonshell 2.0 Beta version.
    -Game compatibility: 100%.
    -No need to flash. Built-in launch Slot-2 (gba) function.
    -Support GOLD micro sd cards (4GB8GB16GB32GB).
    -Support DMA read and no lag while using any microSD card.
    -Support FAT16 and FAT32. Files can be transferred with PC, PDA, Cellphone and Camera.
    -Support clean rom and drag-drop to play. Fast loading.
    -Support NDS and iDS games. DS games can run on any DS versions.
    -Files are to be saved directly to TF card, copy or restoration is not required.
    -Automatically recognise saved new game types, no need to update the database.
    -Support moonshell and home brew.
    -Power saving design. Enter optimized mode automatically.
    -Double screen UI, abbreviated picture and game title display, button and touch operations.
    -Easy to use, setting or adjustment is not required.
    -Support Wi-Fi, rumble pack and browser expansion.
    -UI background can be changed.
    -4-level brightness adjustment.
    -Support soft reset.
    -Support AR cheat code.
    -Support soft-reset of moonshell 2.0 (back to main menu of R4 NDSI by pressing START button).
    -DLDI auto-patching.
    -Support Download play.

    Note not all flashcarts are fully made for DSi yet so this is for both DS Lite and DSi so things like it's brightness settings is for DS Lite only.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Setting Up & Using:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Part 1: Installing</b>

    This is a R4 clone and if you are wondering what clone it is then you will be glad to know it is a DSTTi Clone. DSTT or DSTTi are pretty great I used to have DSTT and I enjoyed it so I hope I do not have problems using this. You can get the R4i Gold firmware <a href="http://r4igold.cn/downloade.asp" target="_blank">here</a>. Just simply extract and drag and drop to root of your microSD card and if your wondering what that is it is simply the front of your microSD card once you open it. Anyways you have to be sure to get 1.8b firmware and do not scoll down and get 1.4b thinking it is for DSi just get 1.8b and it will work fine. The flashcart already comes compatible with DSi but you have to push it in sometimes to get it to work. Shows Star Wars Lethal Alliance as same as DSONEi. After your done downloading the firmware you must download <a href="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AGBX8V2A" target="_blank">this</a>. After that you are set with no problems guaranteed just simply extract and drag and drop as I said.

    <b>Part 2: Getting ROMS, Homebrew, etc.</b>

    Have fun with the flashcart and personalize it with your games and everything now. I had fun getting skins and stuff from <a href="http://filetrip.net/" target="_blank">here</a>. That place has everything you need for flashcarts, skins, homebrew, etc. As for games you have to look around for those because I will not link to them for obvious reasons.

    <b>Part 3: GUI/OS</b>

    I can't say much for the GUI/OS except about how it was simple and easy to use. It used DSTT's exact OS so it showed the games and everything with .nds automatically. The entire thing is based on touch screen so when you go for settings you will have 2 options.

    Top left has SysOption.
    Default Reset
    PASSME Mode
    GBA Mode
    Power Off
    Brightness

    Touch the + icon found to the right of the rom/homebrew/etc.
    Option
    DMA Mode
    Softreset
    Cheat

    Cheat
    Shows your cheats available

    Once your done simply push save. Now as I said this is all run by DSTTi so if you had a DSTT before this is exactly the same thing but different name. As such never trust R4 Clones unless you truly need to buy one cheap. This is not bad though since it is a clone of a very good and trustworthy flashcart. DSTT's are very good and easy and compatible.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Performance:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    I have no complaints since I am experienced with DSTT but the clone is very similar to DSTT and DSTT is so simple it is recommended for playing ROMS only. It is easy and good to use and no complaints except for loading on DSi. You must push it down for it to really load or work. I am experienced with DSTT and I only ever used it to play simple games and such so this R4i Gold being a DSTT clone is truly recommended for ROMS only and if some do not work simply get a prepatched version and your set.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Additional Features:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Multimedia Support:</b>

    I cannot say much except get moonshell if you wish to use media otherwise DSTT cannot use media it only reads homebrew or ROMS. It is specifically specified for ROMS and homebrew. MoonShell is a great program for all flashcarts which help play media such as movies and music so I recommend you obtain that by looking around <a href="http://filetrip.net/" target="_blank">here</a>.

    <b>Cheat Support:</b>

    This uses usrcheat.dat so simply get usrcheat.dat <a href="http://cheats.gbatemp.net/Temp/" target="_blank">here</a> then extract and drop it in your TT's folder. Simple and easy to update so after doing so just go to ROMS and set the settings to your liking.

    <b>Real Time Save/Game Guide:</b>

    This is only available for fully featured flashcarts. R4's or R4 clones do not support this unless you get something such as Wood firmware which currently works on original R4. Real Time Save/ Game Guide is not featured. If you are willing to spend few bucks to have the best in flashcarts I suggest you look for something better because R4's are generally for those who have tight pockets and those who want it simple.

    <b>Skinning Support:</b>

    Uses DSTT skins and you can get those from <a href="http://filetrip.net/c115-DSTT-skins.html" target="_blank">here.</a> Nothing much to say but how simple and easy it truly is. When downloading extract when done and change the new skin folder as default and overwrite the former skin found inside TTMenu Folder.

    <img src="http://reyporundia.phplibre.com.es/personal/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/dstt_skin_preview.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <b>Micro SDHC Support:</b>

    Yes it support SDHC.

    <b>Homebrew/DLDI Support:</b>

    It supports automatic DLDI support and also is 100% compatible with homebrew. I am not a homebrew person but I had no problems using it.

    <b><u>Videos:</u></b>
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    <b>Conclusion:</b>

    Before I go to why I hated this flashcart I must say that I thank simplymods for sponsoring us and also about how they have cheap and affordable prices for everything and customer satisfaction. Everybody has their own opinion but I would gladly spend at least 10 bucks to get something better at least not this clone the R4 they offer is much better. I did not enjoy using this flashcart. It has many problems so far and it is not updated frequently. It is a clone of DSTTi which note is simple but the fact that it is complex in getting this to turn fully DSTTi is somewhat easy but still complex so it is not worth that much. I recommend if your going to get a R4 that you get the original R4 or this if you must if you prefer simple ROMS compatibility. I am a multifeature person so the fact that this did not offer as much as the Wood firmware made me dislike it alot. Everybody has their own opinion but I must say not all R4 clones are great and unfortunately these are one of them.

    <b>Pros:</b>
    + SDHC Support
    + DSi Compatible
    + DSTTi Clone
    + Simple and Easy to use

    <b>Cons:</b>
    - DSTTi Clone
    - Hard to understand to get to work
    - R4 Clone
    - Hard to play on DSi

    <b>Awards:</b>
    Bronze
    I do not recommend clones unless you have tight pockets.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Links:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    <a href="http://simplymods.com/" target="_blank">http://simplymods.com/</a>
    <a href="http://www.kickgaming.com/" target="_blank">http://www.kickgaming.com/</a>
    <a href="http://cheats.gbatemp.net/Temp/" target="_blank">http://cheats.gbatemp.net/Temp/</a>
    <a href="http://r4igold.cn/downloade.asp" target="_blank">http://r4igold.cn/downloade.asp</a>
    <a href="http://youtube.com/pokebattlecenter%5b/url" target="_blank">
    http://filetrip.net/</a>
     
  2. CookiesMilk

    Member CookiesMilk GBAtemp Regular

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    Meh, I don't think it even deserve an award, this card is fucking retarded. All about it sucks like hell. Firmware crappy etc -.- I bought it and wasted my money, fuck this noob card.
     
  3. lolzed

    Member lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

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    QFT

    This is just a DSTT clone,and the DSTT is better than all of it's clones.
     
  4. al5911

    Member al5911 GBAtemp Regular

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    Not really if you follow Pong20302000 (and Retrogamefan) thread ... Mate, you MUST update your extinfo.dat, savlib.dat, infolib.dat and usrcheat.dat to be able to play MOST of the latest games. I like the built of the card, it is well-built and at least it have Mario's face on the box [​IMG]
     
  5. FlashX007
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    Newcomer FlashX007 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I liked it to be honest I enjoy DSTT I just miss mine. I had an original one but whatever. Yeah DSTT is a satisfactory flashcart. Just need to work with it.
     
  6. tiite

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    It is an unreliable cheap card. The Acekard 2i is much better and worth the extra money.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. N4RU70 FR34K

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    [​IMG] You wrote DSTT clone for pro and con anyways nice review [​IMG] also you could put the DSTT clone in a neutral section.
     
  8. FlashX007
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    Newcomer FlashX007 GBAtemp Maniac

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    didn't realize that sorry its an old review so I am too lazy to go change it
     
  9. Evo.lve

    Member Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    In my opinion all clones suck. I've had an Acekard 2i for the best part of 1 1/2 years, it's worked fine for me. I do agree that clones are only good if you have tight pockets. But then again, they all suck...
     

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