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R4 and DS games for Macs

Hi,
My friend set my R4 disk up for my DS a while ago.  Now I want to update some of the games on it and I can't seem to figure out how.  I downloaded some DS roms on my Macbook and double clicked them to download them.  I make sure there file name ends with .nds.  I then load them through the flash drive on to the R4.  When I get turn on my ds, I can find the games, it asks to me to create .sav file, I do and then it gets stuck on "loading" indefinitely.
I am missing something.  Do I have to download something to unzip the file even though I'm pretty sure it is unzipping it on my mac.
I would love any and all help!
Thanks,
MIke

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SOURCE: freezed on loading screen !!!!!!!!!

Hi, the original R4 revolution will only worked up to kernel 1.16 or 1.17 or 1.18 (cant remember its one of them). Anything that is higher than that are for the R4 SDHC and others (different type). R4 Cards can be pretty confusing as there are many types (original v2, v3, SDHC, supercard...etc) and they all have their own website. Cant remember the link to the original one but you can get the software at http://nds-gear.com/software-r4v2.zip

Hopefully this one should work for you

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: hi, download r4 games some have sav files and some

The first time you open a game on the R4, it creates the .sav file.  This is the save game file, similar to how the game saves on regular cartridges.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: R4 ds stuck at loading screen firmware downloaded and not clone

http://www.fixya.com/support/t2417164-r4i_card_not_playing_games my original post this might help

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I unzip a .nds file and a .war file before

You can not really unzip a .nds file as that its the game file itself. That's the format of the DS games.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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yes, i guess the problem is in your r4 card, i worked in a r4 factory before, there are too many kinds ,you must be ensure you downloaded the right kernel from the official website for your r4 card, there are too many kinds r4 card, the best way is find website from your card's face, on the sticker, if your card is www.r4ds.cn, i am sorry , it is generation of ta past product, their official has stop to update, so the kernel and the game you hack is old details, if you would like to update a power r4 card, i suggest you to get a r4i3ds which can support ds dsl dsxl dsll dsi N3ds console, we name it r4i3ds card, but there also more than 3-8kinds with diffirent official website over market, as i known, the r4i3ds gold http://gamehouse88.com/original-r4i-gold-for-ndslndsi-nds-n3ds-a-set-p-71.html , and r4i-sdhc red ,http://gamehouse88.com/buy-r4i-sdhc-3ds-card-for-nintendo-3ds-dsi-xl-dsi-ndsl-p-75.html
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Hi, I have an R4 advance card with games on it. It runs perfectly every time on my daughters nds. I have since brought a second nds for my other daughter for xmas. But for some reason the r4 card will...


hi, im not allowed to tell you much as its something that is banned on the site so anything relating to r4 cards or copied games is not allowed so i can only tell you what the problem is and point you in the right direction ok.

now the reason the ds wont see the r4 card is due to the latest update nintendo sent out to the ds's this latest update had software in it that prevented people from using r4 to play games.

all i can tell you is if you search using google and type in why wont my ds play r4 card after update and hit search.
also search for this, how to downgrade my ds so i can use the r4 card, then hit search,

that should then tell you all you need to know and get you sorted.

im sorry i cant be more help but i would be kicked off the site so i can only point you in the right direction.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

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Hello I have a upgrade R4 but i cannot get on to the menu.As i get it on with the cartridge,it says - System date error! Please check NDS system date.I keep on checking,but nothing seems to work.


Go into your DS time and date settings and put the date back a few weeks. This will solve the problem temporarily until a new kernel update is brought out for the R4 card.

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You have to update the firmware of your R4 card.
Till you do that you can change the date back before 14 april so you can play directly.

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you know ,there are many version of r4, If you are in UK,i suggest you visit www.logictoyz.com

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does it still work with original games if so you may need to update the firmware on the r4 card if not then take the ds back while its still in warrentry as there is no way they can tell what cartridge you've put in the slot1 part of the ds as all the firmware is on the sd card and never transfered to the ds

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Email or Call Nintendo or send them your Ds, and they will give you a new one.

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Freezed on loading screen !!!!!!!!!


Hi, the original R4 revolution will only worked up to kernel 1.16 or 1.17 or 1.18 (cant remember its one of them). Anything that is higher than that are for the R4 SDHC and others (different type). R4 Cards can be pretty confusing as there are many types (original v2, v3, SDHC, supercard...etc) and they all have their own website. Cant remember the link to the original one but you can get the software at http://nds-gear.com/software-r4v2.zip

Hopefully this one should work for you

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hey have you got r4 II
i mean does your box just say r4?
cause if it only says r4 (not r4 advance)
then go to www.r4.cn and download r4 kernal 1.18.
Yay!
by the way how big is your micro sd?

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Try the paper shim trick first. It could be that the older NDSL's slot one contacts have become "sprung" and aren't making good contact.

Cut a piece of paper slightly narrower but longer than the R4. Put it on the non-contact side of the R4 and insert the R4 (with the paper on the back) into slot 1. It may increase the thickness of the R4 such that the slot 1 fingers now make contact.

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