Since when did the R4 support Ebooks?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by xtreme_power, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. xtreme_power

    xtreme_power GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 10, 2003
    I've just updated my firmware and in one of the folders is titled ebooks? I was wondering is that true? I didn't know we can get ebooks for the R4. Where can I find ebooks to put? This is new and exciting for me!
  2. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

    Former Staff
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    By eBooks, they mean text files.
  3. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    yep not pdf files like they want you to believe
  4. krazykirk

    krazykirk GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 17, 2007
    Theres quite a few homebrews out there which are ebook readers. A good one is DSReader.
  5. ninesevennine_97

    ninesevennine_97 Newbie

    Oct 7, 2007
    Yep, the R4 has ebook support, but for .txt files only.
    Just copy them to anywhere on your card, browse to them using the R4 menu, and open.
    Alternatively, use Moonshell to open the file - I find the moonshell font is easier to read.
    If you have a .pdf file that you want to convert to a .txt format, try
    Have fun!
  6. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    how come some characters on the ds is chinese even if the txt is typed in full english?
  7. Porkdish

    Porkdish GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 6, 2007
    Dslibris is my reader of choice for its beautiful layout, display features and active development.

    it is by no means perfect, crashes when switching between very long (large filesize) books, but once you get it going its the best looking of them all.

    the biggest hurdle to this is you must manually convert your books to xhtml 1.0 format.

    I read the entire wheel of time series with it. I never would have managed that feat of endurance with hard copy books.

    I can actually read comfortably on the train and my 'book' folds to fit in my coat pocket.