Which R4 Should I Buy?

Another World Oct 29, 2013.

  1. saman

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    r4i gold 3ds plus is a good flashcard for playing ds games on ds and 3ds but not run gba games for gba games ez flashcard is good but not run ds games
     
  2. Ziggy007

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    Or big bucks for high end DSTwo Super-card
     
  3. zxr750j

    zxr750j GBAtemp Regular

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    Uuuuu
    Instead of buying a flashcard, buy a second hand DSI (I see them for 25 bucks), you won't need a flashcard.
     
  4. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    Those have been discontinued for a while and harder to find; you also said you wanted "good GBA compatibility" and that is best satisfied by a slot-2 solution
     
  5. Ziggy007

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    Which slot 2 would you recommend ? Thanks Everyone :nayps3::nds::yaynds::bow:
     
  6. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    Just like DS flashcards, there is no universal best model - what do you want out of it?
    The main choices are between an ezflash 3in1 (older tech also getting harder to find, needs a DS flashcard to load roms from, also does rumble and DS memory expansion, compatible with DS games that do something if a GBA game is inserted) versus an actual GBA flashcard like the ezflash omega or everdrive (significantly faster loading in general but especially for 32 MB titles, are available in full size for use with an original DS or any GBA compatible system, have their own microSD and don't need a DS flashcard at all)
     
  7. DeadSkullzJr

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    Best options as of this moment in time:

    Nintendo DS:
    - R4i Gold 3DS Plus

    Details:
    Runs Wood R4 (v1.64) and is one of the very popular kernels out there, as well as one of the most compatible kernels rocking support for 99.8% of the titles out there. If you like using cheat codes this kernel also has superb cheat support as well, other features are included, read more on it once you decide to snag this flashcart for yourself.

    Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS (Slot 2):
    - EZ-Flash Omega

    Notable features:
    • GBA game copy and play, no client needed
    • Fast patch engine, instant game loading speed, additional manual patch engine to support modified ROM(s)
    • Save directly to the SD card
    • Cheat support
    • Save/load states
    • Real time clock
    • Sleep mode
    • Hotkey customization
    • 256Mb PSRAM support for all games, instant loading
    • 512Mb NOR flash to run your favorite titles directly
    • GB/GBC/NES game copy and play (emulated)
    • System on chip (SoC) recovery mode for bricks.
    • Supports FAT16/FAT32/exFat 128MB-128GB microSD/HC/XC cards
    • Upgradable firmware/kernel
    Overall this is essentially a must have flashcart, alternatively you could get the Everdrive GBA X5, though that is a bit more pricey.

    As a side note, I see some people mentioning the 3in1 as a slot 2 solution, however I do have to mention that the 3in1 is heavily aged. The Omega model can do the important tasks already, especially since it sports 512Mb NOR flashing, something the 3in1 doesn’t, games already load instantly without having to patch anything as well, so really you have no need for the 3in1 unless you just want a collectors item. The only edge the 3in1 has is rumble and RAM expansion, both of which are used exclusively for DS titles, RAM expansion being only used by the DS Browser (by licensed means, not counting whatever homebrew may use it). Both features are note worthy but you can’t argue with facts, they weren’t used for those purposes, the 3in1 was used for GBA related content, so the Omega would most definitely fit those needs way more than the 3in1.
     
    Last edited by DeadSkullzJr, Sep 17, 2019
  8. Ziggy007

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    Thats sounds awesome , DeadSkullzJr, I ordered the card, is there a special way to set up? Can you add or do you need YSmenu added to the configuration. I want this setup for DS and other stuff, no 3DS. What is the magnet used for you get with card< and what is the card default to, D or N? Thanks greatly for all your help !!:yay3ds::yaynds::hateit::sp:

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    I have another issue , which many incounter , and that is Pokemon Emerald, works fine on PC emulators, but on flashcart, always white screen? :sp::hateit::bow:
     
  9. DeadSkullzJr

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    Nothing super special, just need to go to the respective websites for each flashcart and grab what’s needed in order for them to work as intended. If you need help with that you can always ask here or head over to Discord, I’m more active there than I am here.
     
  10. Rextoba

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    I have an old original DS and want to get it working for my niece. I have 1 - R4 Upgrade Revolution for DS card and 1 - R4i V1.4 Upgrade Revolution for DS card and want know if these could be used or if there is something newer that will work. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  11. DeadSkullzJr

    DeadSkullzJr Developer

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    If you want something more user friendly, something that has a greater chance to run whatever games they want to play, etc. go with the R4i Gold 3DS Plus.
     
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  12. zxr750j

    zxr750j GBAtemp Regular

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    Uuuuu
    Both should work fine.
     
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