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How to download games onto your r4 ds.

Firstly you need to make sure you have the following:
An R4
A micro sd card which fits into the R4
A micro sd card adapter so you can connect it with the computer
Winrar - you can download a free 4o day trial software (which doesnt actually rin out) http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html or http://www.win-rar.com/download.html are good sites to download winrar from.

Ok now you have everything i personnaly use romulation which is a free ds game download site. You may find it easier to make an acount to download alot of games. Download your selected game to your desktop. Save the file. Then insert your micro sd card to your computer, open the sd card file through either start>computer>removable disk or autoplay.
The downloaded game should be in winrar format. Open the download, you should be able to see a file named after the game. Open the file, and you will see the game, then simply drag the game over onto your sd card into the folder named "games". The game is bow on your ds R4.

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how do you download games on it


You must have internet connection (wifi) and then go to the dsi shop

Feb 06, 2010 | Nintendo DSi Black Console

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I have purchased an R4 card and micro sd card for my DS. I have been told that I need to download the software for it, does anybody know what software I need to download before i can transfer my games onto it.


google R4 revolution or R4 card. You will see a host of websites. Each one will have a download for the card... Your best bet for finding the correct kernel is to go to the website that you purchased the card from and there should be a link to download the firmware( kernel ) for the card. Once you get the firmware you will need to transfer that onto your micro sd card using the TF adapter that should have come with the R4 card. Make sure you transfer everything over to the micro .... After you get the info onto the card make folders for your media. Label them correctly so you can find them on your ds. Label one music one movies one games. After that is done insert your micro sd card into the R4 and plug it into your ds... have fun ..these cards really open the ds up to a ton of neat and fun programs

Feb 04, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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nintendo dsi r4 card


sorry for delay, this is usually a problem when the card is removed whilst reading and writing, you may have a connection issue either with sd card to adapter or adapter to ds, you need to make sure all the connection pins etc. are clean and tight fitting. can't help you much more than that I am afraid

Jan 16, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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tried to download software for r4 micro sd card 4gb sh but does'nt work.comes on the ds loading ,works fine with 2gb sd card,any ideas? thank's colin


Hey there Colin,

The original R4 card only works with Micro-SD cards up to 2GB in size. To use Micro-SD cards up to 32GB, you need to buy the newer R4 SDHC card or a Nintendo DSi comaptible card. Check out R4 Cards / R4 DS Cards from DSCardWorld.com or NDS-Gear.com (NDS-Gear is probably better if you live in Europe or Canada as their shipping's slightly better internationally).

Good luck!

Oct 14, 2009 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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