Couldn't understand the solution... not very computer literate. Can you explain what I need to do.
I have downloaded the games and they are present when I check on my computer, but when I put it into the DSLite I get this message......help.
I found that on the Micro SD card I had managed to put the files in extra folders so the DS couldn't find them.
When I deleted the folders and had just the four files that I'd downloaded (DS Menu dat, moonshell etc) showing along with the games folder, it worked.
The DS was looking for the files and couln't see them because they were within the folder.
If you put the micro sd card in the usb then put it in a computer click on open files or view file then go to r4 menu and go ds mrnu dat and drag it in your moon shell document and then duplicate the file (right click new-document - ds menu dat ) then take the ds menu dat to r4 menu then save and/or save and voila all done
Guineapig1016 can help!
1. make shoure its not in any folder!
2. make sure the name is correct(DS_MENU of couse)
3. make shore its opened by windows media player
How to get it in windows medai player
1. right click it (dsmenu of courecse)
2. sroll down to open with(i think it that or propertys)-(ok so i forgot a little but i still can help)
3. then scrool down to windows meda player then chose it
4. I REPET DO NOTT DO NOTT CHANGE ANY THNIG ELSE!!!!!!! MAKE SOURE ITS NOT IN ANY FOLDERS!!!! OR ANY THING ELSE!!!!
guinepig1016/aguineapig/hatebot5000(only on heros two wii)
I was getting the 'couldn't find the ds menu.dat' error. It was because I didn't know that the kernal I had downloaded was compressed and I had to use winRAR to uncompress it. Once I'd done that it loaded fine. Also, I had problems loading using a micro SDHC in a R4 flash cartridge that could only read micro SD cards. It would say 'loading...' forever and ever. So anyways, another steep learning curve under this newbie's belt. Hope this helps save a few hours of hair-pulling for someone else.
I had the exact same problem.
I have a Nintendo DS, and R4 card.
Downloaded these files from here:
Drag and dropped to DS.
Jobs done! No extracting folders, just as is when winrar opens up.
I actually lost the USB that they ssupplied with the R4 kit..
so i was just wondering if i could use a differnt usb card reader so solve my problem.......i jus want 2noe,,, if u hav an answer plzzz comment
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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 those two kinds, their still keeping update their kernel per month, and hack new game for buyer per month too, the free game download for those two kind cards, you can take a look or download from following easy ..hope can help ypu http://gamehouse88.com/blog/category/ds-game
This is an error from an R4 Card. You need to reinstall the firmware for your r4 onto your micro sd card. The firmware can be downloaded for free on the manufacturers site usually written on the front of the cardand on the box . As i dont know which version of the r4 you have i cant give you a link for the exact firmware to use.
apparently m3 dont do upgrades now but this might help http://www.m3-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=312
basically it converts the r4 ds menu.dat to work on m3 simply (may work for m3 real) so now all you have to do is go to r4 download site and download latest version. 1.18 from here http://www.r4dscart.com/r4-software.html (select the english update) then patch ur dat file replace it back to where you took it from before patching and then copy all 4 files ( _system_ moonshi _ds_menu.dat _ds_mshl.nds) into the root of micro sd card. advise you to copy any files/games you have on your mem card then copy the games over to your newly installed firmware. oh by the way in the link i provided on how2 patch the ds_menu.dat it might be bit vague on where you put the ds_menu.dat file to patch it, all you do is drag and drop it into the PATCH app thats inside the "r4 to m3 patcher" folder. post a reply to let me know how you got on
plug your usb for r4 in (with the adaptor) . go to "My Computer" , select "Removable Desk (F:)" .
when you do, look for _DS_MENU.DAT, if you cant find it, thats the reason for your R4 not working. if you found it, but your r4 is still not working, you've lost some systems for the R4, such as DS MSHL etc.
To format any drive just insert the memory, right click over your memory drive in My PC window, and there should be an option to Format this drive, formatting will erase all the card contents so make a backup in your computer first.
When you click on "format" a window will appear to chose FAT or FAT32 (try FAT32 first then if not working try FAT), dont have to do nothing on the size option, write a label for the drive if you want, not needed, let Quick Format clear, click on start button and you'll see a proccess bar, when it finish it tell you and you have a formatted drive.
Put the sistem files and one rom to test again in the memory, test it on your DS. Be sure you have the right files for your card, the www.R4ds.cn site only supports R4 cards, not R4 III, R4 SDHC or any fake non R4 hardware.