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Can't read downloaded game

I downloaded zelda phantom hour game to a micro sd memory card used w/ R4 to play w/ my ds but when i tried to play it shows on screen saying that card can't be read & i have to insert it again in red letters & black background. my micro sd also have other games saved in it & it all works except for zelda. anyone knows how to fix it or if it can be fixd?

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Re: can't read downloaded game

Find the supported ROMS for that card on the manufacturers site to be sure its supported without conflicts. There you can also find a FAQ.

Download the ROM again to make sure the file is not corrupted or fake. Sometimes the roms are not compatible or need a patch or fix to work on certain hardware.

Good Luck...

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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