Setting up R4DS for Nintendo DS

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Found 2nd Dec 2007
Hi, I have noticed a few people are struggling to get these things to work.
I shall be providing a brief description of how to set the card up, but will not be explaining where to get pirated materials from as this could be seen as aiding piracy if I do.

Right, first thing you want to do is to buy an R4DS card and a Micro SD card
From there you should go and r4ds.com/sof…rar download this, it is the software you will need for the card (the firmware).

Once you have done this, extract it to the desktop, it will be in a folder called "English-1.08" open this and you will have 2 folders and 2 files, copy both of those to the Micro SD card.

After that, anything you want to put on the card to play will just go in the same place as those, I have not tried putting ROM's in a seperate folder, just stuck them in with all the rest.

hope this helps those who are stuck,

Mike..

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when you say extraxt do you mean right click and send to

ps it wont let me open it:?

Original Poster

hmm it should just be a zip file, so if you click it and press "open" it should open up winzip (or similar if you have something else installed) and then press the extract button.
If you still cant do it ill try and find another way of getting it done for you :

Mike..

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it says its a RAR file:?
i think i have to downlaod something else to open it:?

I have nothing on this comp as lost it all when it went cuckoo

Original Poster

sassie: I have sent you a PM.

Mike..

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Mike, rep doesn't seem enough, thank you so much for taking the time to help me set up my r4, it has been in the cupboard months and now it is up and running :thumbsup:

sassie x

Thanks Mike good thread. :thumbsup:

if you need another r4 to set up, just copy all the files on the memory stick and paste them into the new memory stick.

Mike... I think you are a bit behind with your firmware.

The latest version, released on 21st November, is 1.12, and can be downloaded ]here.

There is also a very good video on 'youtube' which outlines the whole process, and which can be found ]here.

As it mentions, I think a lot of folks create another folder called (for exmple) 'Games', for whatever they wish to 'play'.

Hope some members find this useful.

I had some trouble at first when i got my R4 but if you mess around with it, its easy to work out. Plus there is a readme file on the cd you get lol. One thing i wanted to know, which i havent tried, is what is the video quality like? And does it have to be Mpeg4 etc?

baldmonk

vidoe that shows how to do it step by … vidoe that shows how to do it step by stephttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stCp1bXbxdY


Yep... that's the one I linked to in my post #9 above.

A very useful video, I thought, and much easier than trying to follow some written instructions!

Can I just ask how do these work for saving your game progress?


Baggy

Nuclearbaggins

Can I just ask how do these work for saving your game progress?



When any game is first played you are prompted to create a save file, saves everything no problem.

If I were organising this through a friend's friend, where might I find backup copies of files that I already have? Are they available on t'interweb somewhere?

cuzzy

When any game is first played you are prompted to create a save file, … When any game is first played you are prompted to create a save file, saves everything no problem.



Is that then saved on the memory card for each game you play I take it ?

Baggy

Jax1970

If I were organising this through a friend's friend, where might I find … If I were organising this through a friend's friend, where might I find backup copies of files that I already have? Are they available on t'interweb somewhere?


Google is your friend! :thumbsup:

Nuclearbaggins

Is that then saved on the memory card for each game you play I take it … Is that then saved on the memory card for each game you play I take it ?Baggy


Yes..:thumbsup:

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Jax1970

If I were organising this through a friend's friend, where might I find … If I were organising this through a friend's friend, where might I find backup copies of files that I already have? Are they available on t'interweb somewhere?



Although posting link's to pirated games IS banned on this site, telling you to have a look on Google isn't
It will take you just a few moments if you try to find them, people who cant find games to download shouldn't have them .

I dont condone piracy, but see it to be a neccessary evil if you are on low income, buy some games, pirate others.
IF YOU REALLY LIKE A GAME AND FIND IT GOOD, then it is worth giving some money to the dev's for the hard work they put in to create it.
On the other hand, people who sell irate games are at the top of my hit list, not only are you denying the dev's money from their work, you are cashing in on it!! Not a very nice thing to do at all!

Anyway, rant over (it was only a small one, directed at specific types of people)
Glad this thread was helpful to a few people, mainly started it to help Sassie out with her's, then spent a good hour or so with her on MSN getting it sorted, glad it's all working for you now babes

Mike..

Just a quick wee question on this:

What memory capacity is most suitable for the micro sd? Would 1GB be adequate or would I be better off with 2GB?

Thanks


edit: hmmm looking at the size of the roms 1GB would probably be enough...What size has anyone here opted for?

thought i'd post a couple of sites that i use
ndsthemes.com/tit…oth has lots of user designed themes to change the look of the r4 interface.
moonbooks.net/moo…php the moonbooks project, a totally legal resource of books and films in dpg format. mostly very old films and classic literature, certainly worth a look

Original Poster

bill doors: thanks matey, that nds theme site is great, I now have a nice few themes to change, any idea if you can get then to ruin randomly or anything?
OR do you have to physically change them each time you want something different?

Mike..

thought best to revive a thread rather than start a new one... where is the best place to get one of these at the moment?

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guerilla;1553541

thought best to revive a thread rather than start a new one... where is … thought best to revive a thread rather than start a new one... where is the best place to get one of these at the moment?



R4DS is no longer King of the carts, get a TTDS (DSTT as some people say) or one of the new Edge cards, I really like the edge card, just got a new one myself, so will be selling the TTDS later on.

Mike..

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MikeBeaver;1560535

R4DS is no longer King of the carts, get a TTDS (DSTT as some people say) … R4DS is no longer King of the carts, get a TTDS (DSTT as some people say) or one of the new Edge cards, I really like the edge card, just got a new one myself, so will be selling the TTDS later on.Mike..



get on with ya:x

Hi I am also having difficulty setting up our R4, there was no Cd in our pack and I tried to download the fies but like sassie said I can't open it as its a rar file. Does anybody know how to open it? Thanks
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