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Got an R4DS, So Happy!

Discussion in 'Nintendo DS' started by Taheen, May 10, 2007.

  1. Taheen

    Taheen WiiChat Member

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    Thought I might but in my two cents.

    Just picked up an R4DS that came with a 1GB microSD card. Been playing with it all day trying it out.

    I must say, it really transformed the way I use the DS. No more carrying a bunch of carts around. All the games I want, plus a media player, built in cheats (if so inclined), and I've tried out a few homebrew apps.

    Highly recommend this nice little toy.

    Not trying to plug where I bought it from, but I'll just say I got it on Amazon for about $45 new with the 1GB card. Not a bad deal at all!
     
  2. cannon

    cannon Nintendo FanBoy

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    Yeah i got mine a couple of months ago i agree it couldnt say a bad word about it
     
  3. XLaw

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    Nice mate ,congratz ^^ I got a R4 too but the first time I got it the Micro SD slot was messed up so I had to wait for about 2 weeks to get a new one. But this one ok and I haven't even touched my Wii (console :D ) for a long while. I just mostly play my DS Lite ^^
     
  4. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    What does this thing do?
    I take it it's like an Illegal chip. Does it just store all your games on one cartridge...?
     
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    XLaw WiiChat Member

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    Yea it stores all games on one cartridge and no its not a illegal chip.
     
  6. Taheen

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    Ditto. :) I love the Wii, but since getting the DS I havn't turned the Wii on, all my gaming time is with the Lite.
     
  7. Darkonix

    Darkonix A.K.A. _-Fear-_-Me-_

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    not an illegal chip to have or use, funny thing is what is illegal is what is put into the chip. Ex. Roms.(Games for DS) <-- for the noobs. lol
     
  8. Leedsboi17

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    So I can buy this, download all my games onto 1 cartridge and then trade them in at my local store?
    Sorry to sound like a n00b but this is intreguing
     
  9. massi4h

    massi4h PokéGod.

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    So if I put my pokemon pearl on it do I have 2 copies now? Original and the game on the R4, and does that copy over my save files?
    Oh yeah and can you play music while playing a game?
     
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    Darkonix A.K.A. _-Fear-_-Me-_

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    As far as I know, Leedsboi17 = Yes you can put the Illegal (Roms) in your cartridge and get rid of your old games. Some models of the chip dont allow you to use your second port for GBA games. And you can only hold as much as the Cartridge can hold. So if the thing is 1 Gig, you can hold like a nice 20 games or something like that.

    Massi4h = You will have to start pokemon Pearl over again. Unless you can figure out a way to transfer your .SAV to your cartridge.
    As far as playing music while playing the game.. Think about it. You wouldneed to turn off the music of your regular game to listen to your Mp3. or whatever. All this info im saying I've just read from the internet. So anyone correct me if im wrong. Again. Fight Piracy!
     
  11. Adamquest64

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    So Darkonix, you never use the R4 for piracy?
     
  12. wii 24-7

    wii 24-7 I'm a wii-tart

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    Im a Nintendo vet but consider me stupid...what the heck is an "r4ds"? And exactly what does it do?:drool:
     
  13. bobdingley

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    does anybody know if the R4DS is sold in Australia, if so where?
     
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    wii 24-7 I'm a wii-tart

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    I am a Nintendo vet but what the F**K is "r4ds"?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  15. Monogatari

    Monogatari 天使

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    an r4ds is a card with a Micro SD slot that you can buy that fits like a game into your nintendo DS, that allows you to play pirated [read: downloaded/illegal] games without buying them [among other things].

    anyone who uses it for homebrew is probably using it to play nes/snes/other system's games, or mostly just lying [watch the flames commence from that statement].

    anyway....
    to sum up the original poster's comment: "i can now play pirated games! i'm so happy!"

    i kinda wish nintendo would smack people hard using these, i keep seeing people using R4DS [and AR, since r4ds has the ability to use cheat codes for roms] on wifi games... people sure know how to rain on people's parades.

    shame youtube isnt working, or i'd show you a video of what it is in detail.

    </rant>

    [disclaimer: i dont own one. know the phrase "keep your friends close and your enemies closer? it kind of applies to this ;) ]
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    So I can use it to store games I've BOUGHT Legally on it?
    Nothing Illegal actual licenced games on it?
    Eaiser than changing cartridges
     
  17. Taheen

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    Monogatari, quick to flame up there. Really do appreciate being called a liar.

    There is some pretty good homebrew out there. Moonshell I can play mp3's (yes, which I ripped myself off my own paid for cd's) DS Organize is very nice as well.

    As for roms, I own Diamond, New Mario Bros, Mario and Luigi 2, Yoshi Island, Mario 64 DS, Mario and Donkey Minis, FF3, and Phoenix Wright 1-2. And I do have roms of them on the ds now, and only them. Quite alot handier to not carry around all those games.

    And Darkonix, somebody did make a nice little .nds file (rom file.. omg another smart homebrew!) that lets you swap out slot-1 games and wirelessly send their .sav over to your computer. A quick pad to 512k and it's good to go.
     
  18. Monogatari

    Monogatari 天使

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    sorry man, when someone says they bought an r4ds for the homebrew, it reminds me of someone saying they subscribe playboy for the articles.

    question: how'd you get the roms? did you dump them yourself, or download it?

    from the pokemon diamond [it's the newest game i have] front page:

    /underline and italic mine, to make a point

    anyway, judging from that, it sounds pretty illegal to me, even if you did own the actual cartridge. According to that, playing roms on there for any reason at all [even if you did dump them yourself] would be illegal.

    i will admit it's untried in court, but i'd love to see you fight the print in the book by writing to nintendo about it [assuming they dont sue your ass off to make an example out of you, or settling out of court for an untold amount of money]

    my point i'm trying to make: the text is there, and it gives them just enough cause to probably sweet talk a judge into a guilty verdict against "piracy" [it's slightly a gray area here, so define it however you wish].

    note: i'm familiar with US laws, if you're in canada or another country it's another ballgame
     
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  19. comedown

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    www.forums.r4ds.net

    official R4DS site.

    Got mine from www.dealextreme.com took 2 weeks. Best bit of add-on kit i've ever bought.

    Just got back from a long journey, played different games, watched a few episodes of lost & prison break and listened to some mp3's, all on one cartridge. Buy one now.
     
  20. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    my friend bought one for his DS. its a pretty nifty card. he has like 15 DS games and wanted to just have them all on 1 card then he found out that A) he would have to actually download the games off the net (which is legal since he owns the actual game) and B) would have to start over. the second part kinda pissed him off untill i found a homebrew program for him that transfers the savefiles from the DS to the PC wirelessly. im not home so i dont have a link but what it does is you load up the app on your DS and when is asks you to, you take out the R4 and put in the game you want to get the save file from and press A and (after you get the right PC app running) it transfers to your PC. its pretty nifty. i would get one but out of the like 8 games i have, i only play 2 and thats pokemon and Pheonix Wright2 so the only thing i would use it for is to download games which i wont do
     

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