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  1. lemmiwinks64
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    I have an R4 NDS MicroSD Card Adapter English Version with 1GB Kingston TF and an EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack on order from DealExtreme. I want to be able to play backup roms of my GBA, GBC and DS games. I did some searching around the forum and I couldn't find any specific software to run these roms. Are there emulators for these roms? Or do I just copy the files to the Micro SD card and play them from there?
     
  2. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    no u cant
     
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    You don't need an emulator just copy the roms over to the sd card, put it in your R4 and play away.
     
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    Including the GBA roms? Don't they get played through Slot 2?
     
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    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Can the R4 play GBC games natively? I think the older slot 2s could (SC CF and M3 CF)
     
  6. Destructobot

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    All the roms go on the slot 1 cart. The ones that need to be played from slot 2 are transferred from the R4 to the 3-in-1.

    DS games just go on the microSD card, no need to do anything to them.

    Most (but not all) GBA games will need to be patched to be able to save on the 3-in-1. You can do that with the EZ4 Client.

    GB and GBC games cannot be run directly on the DS, you must use an emulator. The ones you'll want to look into are Lameboy DS, Goomba, and Goomba color. Goomba and Goomba Color are GBA mode emulators, so you will need to compile the .gb/.gbc files and the emulator into a .gba file, then transfer that file to the microSD card. Lameboy DS is a DS mode emulator, and it can read the .gb/.gbc files directly from the microSD card.

    As for those other slot 2 carts running GB roms "natively", they just have Goomba built in.
     
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    Thanks Destructobot, thats extremely helpful. One last thing, does the R4 come with moonshell built in? And do you know a good .dpg converter that's in English?
     
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  9. Destructobot

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    The R4 comes with Moonshell, but it's not the latest version.