Should I get the R4 or the R4i Gold 3DS for a DS Lite?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by levelt8t, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. levelt8t
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    EDIT: I no longer need to use this thread. Mods please remove this thread. Thanks!
     
  2. Gyron

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    At this moment in time the only extra you would gain over R4 original would be Micro SDHC capability, Real Time Save, and the option to play DS games on a 3DS. You've already said you only intend to use a 2GB SD on a DS lite, so if Real Time Save doesn't concern you then you can use original R4 and the latest Wood kernel.
     
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    Wood R4 has more compatibility with games and Homebrew, but R4 isnt a very good flashcard, I recommend you to look for other options such as:
    DsTwo or IPlayer
     
  4. Gyron

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    My R4 Original and R4 (1:1 clone) are still working fine after years of service, and the Wood kernel has excellent compatibility. He wants a cheap card to play some DS games off a 2GB Micro SD, so an R4 original clone or one of the R4i's from R4ids/R4idsn will do him just fine. DSTwo is an excellent card, but not only is it too expensive for what he needs it for, it's also like sending him on a quest to find the Holy Grail.
    levelt8t, Another World's post below is still relevant, and any of these three cards will do you just fine:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/which-r4-should-i-buy.356885/
     
  5. levelt8t
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    Since you guys know what you're talking about perhaps you could help me out with another question. After doing some thought, I'm going to opt for a 3DS instead of a DS Lite. So in this case (again I just need to be able to play games off an SD card), would I be alright with a R4i 3DS flash cart, or would I need to spend more to get the R4i Gold 3DS flash cart? I'm trying to keep costs low but I don't think that will be a problem since I only want to run games. Thanks for the help members!
     
  6. Gyron

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    If you're looking at playing DS games on a 3DS, then the following card will work just fine:

    http://www.3dsgamerworld.com/r4i-gold-3ds-rts-for-3ds-3ds-xl-2ds-dsi-dsi-xl-p-2.html

    If you want to play 3DS games via a flashcart, then go to the 3DS section of this forum and research the Sky3DS and Gateway cards.