Nintendo R4DS/M3 card - some new games don't work.

As title says really, I think theres a new generation of games which dont work with the R4DS or M3 cards. I get the following error

Cannot access save data. Turn off the power and reinsert the DS Card

A quick google shows some hacks, but its all hit and miss. Some people claim the patch works others claim it doesnt. Are there any new cards on the market which work for all games?

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Go to r4ds.com and make sure the r4's firmware is upto date.

]http//r4…tml

Happened to me the other week, updated and it worked.

yes check the site regularly as they will release new firmwares

The firmware on all these cards is primarily updated to allow compliance with newer games so needs to be regularly updated on an ongoing basis.

i get this on some of the "Imagine" games??? even with latest updates

Hey i am using an acekard 2.1 which i ordered from deal extreme at christmas got 4 cards with flash drives for 35 quid. They are really good and i have had no problems. Check them out !!

For a working R4DS solution, start here:-

]http//ww…=18

check the sd card again and rename the SAV to sav loose the CAPS. also open the blue cross and select save then try again.

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anooobist;4408481

For a working R4DS solution, start … For a working R4DS solution, start here:-]http://www.r4ds-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1957&start=18



thanks for that link. Looks like its an arm7 issue. Hopefully i can get it fixed with this firmware

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whats an R4 DS M3 card?

Xb0xGuru;4408462

sounds like an ARM7 issue:http://www.gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=57788



shaggy;4410976

thanks for that link. Looks like its an arm7 issue. Hopefully i can get … thanks for that link. Looks like its an arm7 issue. Hopefully i can get it fixed with this firmware



You didn't believe me? ;-)

Xb0xGuru;4411093

You didn't believe me? ;-)



you were correct, had this myself a couple of months ago, goto rip out the arm7 file from a working game and inject it to the non working game, they say it's a little hit n miss if it will make it work, but ive not had any issues so far:thumbsup:

DudeyGeeza;4411261

you were correct, had this myself a couple of months ago, goto rip out … you were correct, had this myself a couple of months ago, goto rip out the arm7 file from a working game and inject it to the non working game, they say it's a little hit n miss if it will make it work, but ive not had any issues so far:thumbsup:


I had to do this for club penguin (for the nipper not me) really need to order a new card, when was the last M3 firmware?

I had to do this with the newest CycloDS firmware so I just think it's a case of the firmware peeps updating on a more regular basis.

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Xb0xGuru;4411093

You didn't believe me? ;-)



of course I did. Have some rep ;-)

I'd rather order a new card to be honest. The arm7 patching sounds too much hassle.

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anooobist;4408481

For a working R4DS solution, start … For a working R4DS solution, start here:-]http://www.r4ds-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1957&start=18



Big thanks to anoobist. This solution works... worth the patience reading the link above and its really easy once youve read it

Haven't read the "Working R4 solution" mentioned, but I do know that the original R4 team dis-banded a while ago, and as such there will be no more official software updates for the R4 (the last version was 1.18 I think and that came out ages ago).

As such, there will be more and more games released in future that won't work on the R4 (unless these other solutions work).

Basically, I think the R4 is considered dated and approaching obselete these days (at least amongst the flash-cart know-it-all community), and that you're better off upgrading to a CycloDS, Edge, DSTT etc. if you want to continue getting official software updates that ensure you can play all the latest games.

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martin_909;4471345

Haven't read the "Working R4 solution" mentioned, but I do know that the … Haven't read the "Working R4 solution" mentioned, but I do know that the original R4 team dis-banded a while ago, and as such there will be no more official software updates for the R4 (the last version was 1.18 I think and that came out ages ago).As such, there will be more and more games released in future that won't work on the R4 (unless these other solutions work).Basically, I think the R4 is considered dated and approaching obselete these days (at least amongst the flash-cart know-it-all community), and that you're better off upgrading to a CycloDS, Edge, DSTT etc. if you want to continue getting official software updates that ensure you can play all the latest games.



fair point. But I'm happy to keep on using the replacement firmware on R4DS until it stops working :-D
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