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Cant use ROM's in my NDS and R4

Hi,
My son has a NDS with a R4 (which was bought with games on) and when i now try to add games on his memory card it doesnt work. It first wants to dreate a SAV. file which i do and then it tries to start but very soon after that it crashes and shows the following message:

"the save data could not be accessed. Please turn the power off and reinsert the DS Card"

If i reebot the machine it still shows the same message.

Anybody has any good suggestions??

Thx in advance

Patrik

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  • willb09 Jan 08, 2009

    you need to download kernal1.18 from the r4.com website for it to play the new roms

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I downloaded a game called Ben 10 Alien force . When I wanted to play that game ,The word "the saved data could not be acessed turn off the power and rreinsert the ds card again"appeared on the top screen on my ndsl

  • Stephen Munn
    Stephen Munn May 11, 2010

    What your son is doing is considered stealing. It's software piracy and it's illegal.

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Hi Patrik,

I have had this problem with several R4 cards that i have mended for friends. Basicly what is happening is a file known as an ARM7 file is not being read properly.

There are a few ways around this problem.

  • You can download a NDS patcher/unpacker and unpack/repack the game that is giving you problems and replace the ARM7 file with one from a working game. (the unpacker will generally come with a working ARM7 file) i use one from GTA chinatown wars.

  • You can go to the torrent site and look for the game you are havong problems with and 9/10 you will find one saying 'R4 fix'

This is a link to a decent site that helps if you wanted to try it for yourself. http://cupevampe.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-patch-nintendo-ds-rom-tutorial.html

Good luck

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: ive got nds r4 and downloaded grand theft auto

you sure your mem card not too full?? i had this prob and found my mem card so full it couldnt create sav file, removed a couple games and worked a treat. mite help.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: R4Ds not working on NDS I

oh sorry didnt read your post right the first time, you have a new dsi? nintendo have been clever in not only makin the dsi region bound unlike the normal ds lite, meaning it will not play games from other regions where as the ds lite can but it does also made sure that the new dsi does not support any super card, be it the r4, dstt, n5. they are gits. the r4 ,dstt teams etc have promised to do cards that the dsi supports but dunno wen avalible yet and im guessin will cost more, sorry to let you in on this gimmick that nintendo have caused.hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 10, 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: repair system date error on R4 chip

all u have 2 do is take the r4 card out, go to the options and change the date back about a year. that should work. this happened to me today and i fixed it by doin that. i hope it works for u to!

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Message " System date error! Please check NDS system date"

Strange but this does work, putting the date back one year fixes the problem. excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (thank you)

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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