1. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru
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    If you just want to play games and don't give a shit about anything else, it's a perfect card.
     
  2. shlong

    shlong in memoriam of gravitas
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    Wait...what's all this about a joke?
     
  3. SixtySixHundred

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    Because YWG made them worth buying again!
     
  4. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!
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    Well used to be R4s were pretty trash, the official R4 team was disbanded, but for some reason the original hardware was still being produced and sold, or at least 1:1 exact clones.
    Because of this, R4s went from being expensive ($65 for an R4+1gb memory) to very cheap ($13 for an R4+2gb memory), but still not worth buying.

    Then came along Yellow Wood Goblin, he had been working on a firmware for the Acekard RPG for a while called Wood RPG, a mostly unused firmware, and one-day he decides to make it work on the original R4DS.

    Ever since the $13 R4DS solution has become an incredible flashcart solution, just $13 gives you incredible games compatibility and a fair amount of space to put games on.
    Keep in mind $13 limits you to no SDHC memory, and no DSi support, but some people just don't need that.
     
  5. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    R4s were not rubbish cards. They were great when they first came out with frequent updates and good performance. The lack of SDHC support and with the updates stopping around mid 2008 the cards quickly fell from grace. Then came along a plethora of clones of all different cards, all poorly made and all labled as R4 something or other and with next to no software support the R4 quickly became the most hated card on the market and gained the reputation as a rubbish, noobish purchase.

    The original cards themselves in my opinion were a lot better made than many of the modern cards. I have had mine for 4 or so years and have never experienced any glitches or contact issues and it still runs well. Actually I tell a lie, the spring loaded SD slot stopped working properly some time ago and still requires a small squeeze on the card to operate it properly. It still makes a good backup card with wood after years of faithful service.
     
  6. Skiller23

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    APP will it be possible in R4 ?
    if no i think it's a bad news the fusion of wood and akaio because the releases of akaio are rares compared to wood
     
  7. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits
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    They make cheap ass Xmas gifts for little kids that dont take care of thier games. 12$ for the R4 and a 2GB microSD versus 30-45$ for the actual game. I'll take 12$ any day.

    I'm gave 4 of them away so far this year and I'm giving another 3 away on Xmas day.
     
  8. trigao

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    because its the cheapest solution for playing DS..... acekard and dstwo are amazing.... but I dont need them, the R4 is enough for me.... when 3DS come, i'll buy a another flashcard, so why the reason i buy a flashcard like dstwo wich in brazilian money is 100 -150 bucks.... when i can buy a r4 wich cost in brazilian money 25 bucks
     
  9. SkH

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    Yeeess!!! [​IMG]

    .SAV Finally!! [​IMG]

    Thank You Very Much Yellow Wood Goblin!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's so good to have an original R4! [​IMG]
     
  10. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!
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    THANK YOU!


    Need I say more? Oh, right. THANKS.
     
  11. The_Lost_Sabre

    The_Lost_Sabre Naberius the Nauseous
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    You've been trolled my friend! [​IMG]

    Another World said that 1.18 is a curse due to R4's official support died on that version. Although savestate does sounds yummy.
     
  12. basher11

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    and i went to sleep right before this came out [​IMG]

    thanks ywg!
     
  13. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    OMFG!!!!!!!!! HES NOT JOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AKAIO+WOOD= MEGA AWESOMENESS
     
  14. Gamer4life

    Gamer4life I am the Orange Gamer
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    Hey AW i am also doing a review of the iSmart MM http://moonbooks.net/groups/gamer4lifes-re...-and-mm-review/ and was wondering if yours makes a high pitched whining noise when playing some games in clean or patch mode
     
  15. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen
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    So, I came home from work expecting news. Another World mentioned all things being answered in around 8 hours? 22 hours later, I don't see any big posts, or am I missing something?
     
  16. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢
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    It was all a joke.

    A damn convincing one too.
     
  17. Exbaddude

    Exbaddude The Prince.
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    Thank you YWG!!
     
  18. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen
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    And here I thought it was late November, not April. Silly me. >.>
     
  19. The_Lost_Sabre

    The_Lost_Sabre Naberius the Nauseous
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    Well it IS version 1.18 for the Wood. Can't let that opportunity to slip in a joke yeah?

    Even then, if this was real (it isn't just to clarify [​IMG]) Another World would have announced this on the front page.
     
  20. kiafazool

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    it was obviously fake from the start
    but i would've hated it if akaio took over wood because wood is fast while akaio ain't
    im not hating akaio because i use it myself also
    but wood is a little faster than akaio
    but then again you could say that akaio have better updates other than compatibility

    but what ill like to see is wood running on ak2i/ak2
    i dont think it would be that hard considering it works on rpg

    rpg users are lucking for having akaio and wood to choose from and i'd like ak2/i users to have the same option
     
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