Why is the R4 DS so popular?

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  1. wtfman
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    I am currently looking into slot 1 solution for one of my friend. From what I have seen, it seems like the most popular slot1 card is the R4. Correct me if I am wrong. Why is it so? Is the popularity well-deserved?

    Right now with all these slot1 cards released, do you guys still recommend the R4? and Why?
     


  2. Rayder

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    Great compatibility. (only 2 games known to have issues; Castlevania: PoR (solved by using a very fast microSD) and Tony Hawk Downhill Jam (goofed timer on almost all flashcarts) )

    Cheap compared to some of the others slot1's.

    Constant and speedy updates and support that consistently improve the card's abilities.

    The continued support from the R4 team breeds buyer loyalty and trust and shows the dedication to keeping R4 buyers happy.

    One of the first slot1's to work as well and as easily as it was advertised.

    Someone else feel free to chime in.....
     
  3. IBNobody

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    It also has good build quality and some nice freebees.
     
  4. elfgirl_45

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    Cheap, fast and easy to use... Need I say more? There's no annoying software, just drag and drop on your computer, and no patching or settings to mess with to get games to work (this drove me nuts with my M3.)
     
  5. Smuff

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    All of the above, and only cost me £19 each from my UK supplier [​IMG]
     
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    Add to that the rumored DLDI auto-patching in release 1.12 and we're set...i can't really think of anything else the R4DS team can give us [​IMG]
     
  7. Spikey

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    R4 already has DLDI auto patching... has since 1.10...
     
  8. KINGOFNOOBS

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    To be fair, there are other solutions that have all of this as well. They were just at the right place at the right time really.. hunger for a good slot one was at peak, then R4 was there to provide, nothing more.
     
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    I just tried adding colors 1.04 and i had to patch it...and i was using 1.11
     
  11. bobrules

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    SynGamer are you sure you are not using 1.01? rofl. Auto-patching works perfectly, I don't know what you're talking about.
     
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  13. marth989

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    i just did the exact same thing and it works straight out no dldi patching the r4 did it, it

    self [​IMG]
     
  14. GatorDeb

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    When will it include real time saves?
     
  15. Smuff

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    Dunno.... I got hairy balls, not crystal ones [​IMG]
     
  16. HBK

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    Let's compare this to the DS-X, another slot 1 flashcart, and you know what I'm talking about. See above.

    END RESULT:

    DS-X - 0
    R4 - 3

    Winner: R4

    There. [​IMG]
     
  17. JacobReaper

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    cause its freakin awesome? lol, get it..
     
  18. O.G

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    It is the easiest, and most supported cart in the ds flashcard scene right now. Anybody ranging from spaztic to genious can use this cart.
     
  19. GatorDeb

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    I'm a happy R4 owner but if CyCloDS comes out with RTS I'm switching over.
     
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