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Final fantasy 3 isn't working. Using a ndstt card. Black screens after the introduction. Tested it with wood firmware, works fine.
 

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Hello, I have a used DS Lite on the way, which of the currently available R4 carts on Amazon should I buy?
I have tried to read everything I can find but each article just brings more questions and all are getting very out of date I guess not many of us playing with DS anymore.

any help appreciated

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I guess not many of us playing with DS anymore
DS/DSi consoles are alive and active more than ever, it's just that their users are always there playing with them, and they don't have the time, nor the desire, to answer you. 🤣
Luckily for you there is always yours truly who, despite his many commitments, is always ready to lend a hand to those in need. 😉

which of the currently available R4 carts on Amazon should I buy?
That said, I can recommend a r4 Gold Pro, used by many users, whose kernel is r4i-sdhc but you can also use YSMenu. However, its own kernel allows a limited number of roms and only in the SD root. YSMenu is more compatible, easy to use and effective, but incompatible with some games (e.g. Inazuma series). This flashcart is very cheap, and from this year without "time bomb" (however easily circumvented).

Even better, and also cheap, the 482 in 1 DS card. It's an Ace3ds+ that uses the Wood kernel; it already contains a microSD with games, but you can delete duplicates or games that don't interest you and put others. Or use another microSD of higher quality, but be sure to use the same, identical kernel. I've never found a game that didn't work with it!
I own both flashcarts.
The choice is yours. 😜

P.S. Peeking on your profile I noticed that you are american, so I don't know if there, these cards are easily available or as cheap as in Europe. 🤔
 
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DS/DSi consoles are alive and active more than ever, it's just that their users are always there playing with them, and they don't have the time, nor the desire, to answer you. 🤣
Luckily for you there is always yours truly who, despite his many commitments, is always ready to lend a hand to those in need. 😉


That said, I can recommend a r4 Gold Pro, used by many users, whose kernel is r4i-sdhc but you can also use YSMenu. However, its own kernel allows a limited number of roms and only in the SD root. YSMenu is more compatible, easy to use and effective, but incompatible with some games (e.g. Inazuma series). This flashcart is very cheap, and from this year without "time bomb" (however easily circumvented).

Even better, and also cheap, the 482 in 1 DS card. It's an Ace3ds+ that uses the Wood kernel; it already contains a microSD with games, but you can delete duplicates or games that don't interest you and put others. Or use another microSD of higher quality, but be sure to use the same, identical kernel. I've never found a game that didn't work with it!
I own both flashcarts.
The choice is yours. 😜

P.S. Peeking on your profile I noticed that you are american, so I don't know if there, these cards are easily available or as cheap as in Europe. 🤔
Thank you for the reply, I ended up getting the Yellow R4 SDHC GOLD Pro 2021 version off Amazon, I am not sure what this is running, but I don't think its the Wood firmware with YSMenu, Am I correct that I need to be careful which version of firmware I try to replace on this card ?
I will look around on the site some more to see if anyone posted anything about this exact card.
Thank you for any guidance.
 
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Thank you for the reply, I ended up getting the Yellow R4 SDHC GOLD Pro 2021 version off Amazon, I am not sure what this is running, but I don't think its the Wood firmware with YSMenu, Am I correct that I need to be careful which version of firmware I try to replace on this card ?
I will look around on the site some more to see if anyone posted anything about this exact card.
Thank you for any guidance.
The thing about the flashcart models with the year 2021 on its label is that you can never be sure which one it is until you have it in your hands, whether it is the one that runs YSMenu or the one that runs Wood. This is why, at least on my end, I always suggest purchasing any flashcart on eBay that look generic and have no sticker on its front, or one of the ### in 1 carts, as we know for sure what kernel that needs.

One very simple way to know which is which is by looking at the website link on the cart's label, should you buy the one with 2021 in its name.
 

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The thing about the flashcart models with the year 2021 on its label is that you can never be sure which one it is until you have it in your hands, whether it is the one that runs YSMenu or the one that runs Wood. This is why, at least on my end, I always suggest purchasing any flashcart on eBay that look generic and have no sticker on its front, or one of the ### in 1 carts, as we know for sure what kernel that needs.

One very simple way to know which is which is by looking at the website link on the cart's label, should you buy the one with 2021 in its name.
Thank you The website on my cart is r4isdhc can you tell me if this is one of the carts that can run wood ? or should I stick with Ysmenu ? on the Cart says 2021 R4 3ds upgrade SDHC Gold Pro Real Time Saves it is mustard yellow color with gold foil sticker and came in Gold foil folding box small.

Thank you for any advice,
 

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Thank you The website on my cart is r4isdhc can you tell me if this is one of the carts that can run wood ? or should I stick with Ysmenu ? on the Cart says 2021 R4 3ds upgrade SDHC Gold Pro Real Time Saves it is mustard yellow color with gold foil sticker and came in Gold foil folding box small.

Thank you for any advice,
Need more than r4isdhc. Is it r4isdhc.com? r4isdhc.hk? r4isdhc.com.cn? anything?

(If you can't post links, just tell me what it says after r4isdhc.)
 
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Hi, I have a ds lite with an old R4i Gold, I didn't use it for many years but now it gives me the date expiration error. I tried installing the Retrogamefan update following the tutorial but it doesn't boot. There's an error message displaying MENU? in square brackets on the upper screen with no other options. What could be the problem?
 

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Hi, I have a ds lite with an old R4i Gold, I didn't use it for many years but now it gives me the date expiration error. I tried installing the Retrogamefan update following the tutorial but it doesn't boot. There's an error message displaying MENU? in square brackets on the upper screen with no other options. What could be the problem?
"MENU?" display means you copy wrong boot file. Can you post your card's screenshot here? It will usefull if people know your card using. Or you can try with twilight menu flashcart. Sorry for my bad english.
 

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"MENU?" display means you copy wrong boot file. Can you post your card's screenshot here? It will usefull if people know your card using. Or you can try with twilight menu flashcart. Sorry for my bad english.
Hi, the cart is this one
 

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