Hacking R4i Revolution for DS (DSi/DSL/NDS) www.r4ids.cn

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Hi Guys,
It's been years since I last messed with my DS Lite and the old R4 that lives inside it. It is labeled as R4i Revolution for DS (DSi/DSL/NDS) www.r4ids.cn and is a gold label.

Oddly, I cannot access my original Micro SD on my PC, although it seems to work fine on the DS Lite itself. I had a look in the Start/Help section and it shows: wood akmenu 1.42 HW: r4ids.cn

I set up a new card, but I am having trouble getting any kernels to work. One I found on my file store from back then that does works shows as wood akmenu 1.31 HW: r4ids.cn - I can't seem to find the same 1.42 file as my old Micro SD card on my file store.

The latest wood kernel on the www.r4ids.cn website is v1.64 but when I put that on the Micro SD it shows as wood akmenu 1.64 HW: R41 Gold Non-3DS but while stuff like LemmingsDS and Doom work OK, all the DS games roms I have just go to a black screen with 'Loading' on it.

Do I need to do some firmware update or something? What the hell am I doing wrong?!
 

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Hi Guys,
It's been years since I last messed with my DS Lite and the old R4 that lives inside it. It is labeled as R4i Revolution for DS (DSi/DSL/NDS) www.r4ids.cn and is a gold label.

Oddly, I cannot access my original Micro SD on my PC, although it seems to work fine on the DS Lite itself. I had a look in the Start/Help section and it shows: wood akmenu 1.42 HW: r4ids.cn

I set up a new card, but I am having trouble getting any kernels to work. One I found on my file store from back then that does works shows as wood akmenu 1.31 HW: r4ids.cn - I can't seem to find the same 1.42 file as my old Micro SD card on my file store.

The latest wood kernel on the www.r4ids.cn website is v1.64 but when I put that on the Micro SD it shows as wood akmenu 1.64 HW: R41 Gold Non-3DS but while stuff like LemmingsDS and Doom work OK, all the DS games roms I have just go to a black screen with 'Loading' on it.

Do I need to do some firmware update or something? What the hell am I doing wrong?!
If u can't read the SD card on pc it's bad
 

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First it would be good to format the micro sd in FAT 32 with SD Formatter or GuiFormat.
Then try this:
https://mega.nz/file/H8oEjZIT#8aw9xOkFOMcw08YEJuR7YcDkjtU16MjKNEwKynBQB0o

Hi,
Thanks for the file - that works fine, but I noticed when going into 'Slot 2/Wood' that the version details it shows: wood akmenu 1.18 HW: C2. Is this actually an older version of Wood than the one I am using at the moment given that is 1.31? The frontend shows 1.50, but that's just the frontend, right? It's running the old version of Wood underneath?

What I am trying to do is stick with the basic Wood (or acekard RPG frontend as it shows at the top) but the latest version that was available for my card. If a Wood version 1.64 is available, I am not sure why it won't load the rom files when it does load stuff like LemmingsDS, ZXDS and Doom?

One thing I have noticed is all the ones that boot roms have the 'WOODR4.NDS' file - is this the key to loading roms?

As for the Micro SD, I have loads of these around. I will just keep the one the PC won't read as its got all my old saves etc. on it, and I am using a new one now. I use GuiFormat all the time, so that's not a problem.

Thanks,
Paul
 
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One last thing, I couldn't remember the maximum Micro SD card size (and this R4i Revolution card is not labeled as SDHC) but the card that I had in there previously was an 8GB card, and I have got a 32GB card in there now, which appears to be working with no issues.

I read somewhere there was a max 2GB Micro SD card for these older R4 cards? If that is correct, how come this 32GB card is working and I already have more than 2GB of files stored on it?

Any ideas? Will there be issues down the line?
 
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