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R4DS Sir, Two of my R4DS run ok on on NDS and not on DS Lite? Have you explanation about this? Thanks

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    my r4ds wont load on my ds lite

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I believe the previous answer is wrong. The original NDS (the big one or aka phat) and the NDS lite are identical as far as the way they operate and compatible. Rather they are just different form factors and screens etc. So a slot 1 cart that operates on a phat original NDS should work on the DS Lite. The later DSI including the DSI XL requires compatible flash carts.

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You need different R4DS software for the NDS and NDS Lite.
They are not compatible.

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What is R4DS?

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How to add a games


hi,
read this
If you've already downloaded Free Nintendo DS Lite Game Roms but still do not have any idea how to install and play with it, then do not fret. There is a simple procedure in doing it.
After this complete step by step tutorial, your NDS Rom games will be automatically copied into your R4DS and you'll be able to play like a pro. I assume that you use Windows XP or higher and you have sufficient computer skills to follow me through.
1. Unzip the zip file you've downloaded using your favorite unzip application. Keep it in a safe place for future use.
2. Remove your microSD card from the R4DS cartridge.
3. Insert your microSD card to the microSD USB adaptor that you got when you bought your R4DS.
4. Insert the microSD USB adaptor (where your microSD card is inserted) to your PC's USB port. Windows will automatically detect it.
5. Go to My Computer. You'll see a new drive in it. That's your microSD card. Double click it.
6. Copy the .NDS file that you unzipped on step 1 and paste it on the drive that you opened on step 5. Never paste it to any directory. Just paste it on the root directory. You only need to copy the .NDS files, no more, no less, just ignore the other files that goes with the zip file.
7. Safely remove your USB drive when done copying all the NDS files. I guess, you know how to do this. If not, ask anyone around you. icon_smile.gif8. Remove the microSD card from the microSD USB adaptor.
9. Insert the microSD card to your R4DS cartridge.
10. Insert your R4DS cartridge to your Nintendo DS Lite.
11. Turn on your Nintendo DS Lite. If you followed all the directions above correctly, you'll be able to see the copied games on the list of games on your R4DS now. Enjoy!
Of course, please note that copying game ROMs to your R4DS is illegal, unless you have the original copy of the game and you're just copying the backup file. R4DS is definitely NOT illegal, it's how you handle and deal with it that could make it illegal. So just make sure that you're copying a back-up of your games. Enjoy!

May 01, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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R4 for nintendo ds lite does not work


Make sure that you have the latest firmware installed in your R4 micro SD card. You can get the latest firmware here:
http://en.r4ds.me/kernel/English-1.18.rar

After downloading, extract the .rar file. Copy "_DS_MENU.DAT" and "_DS_MSHL.NDS" to the root directory of your micro SD (ex: E:\ or F:\),
To play games, simply copy the games you have downlaoded to the root directory also.

Apr 03, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Nothing sees my R4DS card!


Yes,

First you need to make sure you format your Micro-SD card in Windows to FAT32 format. Then load the latest software files onto your micro-sd card. You can get these from http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4ds.html

Then in the root directory of the MicroSD card, make a folder called "Games" (without the ""s) and place your .nds backup files/ROMs in the Games folder.

Aug 21, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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R4 Problem loading error


Get this file extract the file with winrar, and copy the files to the DS card. The file structure should have is:
Files
  • _DS_MENU.DAT
  • _DS_MSHL.NDS
Folders
  • _system_
  • moonshl
You should now put your .nds files onto the root of the card also, and hopefully all should work OK for you

Jun 14, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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R4 revolution card


Get this file extract the file with winrar, and copy the files to the DS card. The file structure should have is: 
Files
  • _DS_MENU.DAT
  • _DS_MSHL.NDS
Folders
  • _system_
  • moonshl
You should now put your .nds files onto the root of the card also, and hopefully all should work OK for you 

Jun 14, 2009 | Nintendo Action Replay DS for DS and NDS...

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I use an Action Replay (ar/AR) and an R4DS (Revolution for DS) they both work separately, but, when I try to use AR cheats on the R4DS, the R4DS fails to load. The screens both white out. -Kyle


they wont work together, check the manufacturer of your cards website for the latest fw and extract it to your desktop. look for the cheat.db file and put it on your stick. it may just contain the ar codes you want.

I have never had luck using both together.

Jun 10, 2009 | Nintendo Action Replay DS for DS and NDS...

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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.

Apr 09, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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My NDS won't read R4ds revolution 4G


okay listen the sd card has to be blown on put it back in to little hole thing in the thing on the r4 card.Then blow the ds cartridge and the r4 and put it back in and it should work perfectly and if it doesnt just do it one more time and keep on doing it.

Jan 25, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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I have just received an r4ds card ive loaded the software and a couple of games but all that comes up on the screen is loading do these cads work on the ds lite


Yes,

First you need to make sure you format your Micro-SD card in Windows to FAT32 format. Then load the latest software files onto your micro-sd card. You can get these from http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4ds.html

Then in the root directory of the MicroSD card, make a folder called "Games" (without the ""s) and place your .nds backup files/ROMs in the Games folder.

Dec 06, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nds lite doesnt power off


Dear Cornjo,

Your situation has baffled me completly. Here are some solutions that might help you:
  • How old is your DS/DS Lite? If it is less than 1 year old or if you have a gurantee for more than 1 year, you can take it back to the shop.
  • Try taking out the battery and not putting it back for at least 24 hours
  • Charge your DS COMPLETLY and do not use it for a while



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