Author Topic: R4i/DS Thread  (Read 6591 times)

lemmywinks

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 02:39:52 pm »
Dunno if this is news to anyone but the dev behind the DS version of Minecraft is making a Portal game for DS. Early days yet but looks great:
http://smealum.net/
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Trevor Belomont

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 08:39:51 pm »
Wow, it looks pretty rad.
Can't wait to play it.

I haven't played any of the other Portal games, so this is pretty fresh to me.

On a side note, has anyone gotten the Famicom Disk System roms running on NesDS...?

Cant find a thing about it specifically online anywhere else...
For me, you can hear it upon startup, see some pixelated mess, then just black and then nothing.

Nice rewind / fast forward action with the L and R buttons with the NES games though.
Totally rad!
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MightyJAK

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 03:34:37 pm »
Partially thanks to this thread, I decided to pick up a DS Phat this weekend at the MGC. So now I'm in the market for an R4, but I'm a bit confused by the number of different versions. Eachgame has a couple of different cards up for sale on their scare buying page for the next 17 hours:

US$5.67 R4i-SDHC Upgrade WiFi Mini Package for 3DS/DSi LL/DSi/DS Lite/DS V1.4.5 - Points Shop Free Shipping

US$7.63 Unlimited Upgradable R4i SDHC Dual Core Smart Card for V4.5.0-10 3DS/V1.4.5 Dsi/Dsi LL/XL/DSL/DS + Micro SD 4GB

Rather than try to deciepher the chinglish marketing-speak in the product descriptions, can someone with experience with these things tell me what the real differnces are between these two models, which one is most recommended, or should I be looking for something else?
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GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

Trevor Belomont

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 04:07:56 pm »
Can't see the items without having to log in first, but those prices are pretty damn good.
They must be trying to offload stock pretty quickly.

From my experience with both the R4i-3DS-SDHC and the R4i-Dual Core (white) versions, the Dual Core cards are MUCH faster and more reliable than the others.
I've also tried R4-3DS-Gold, didn't like that one as much either.

For a first timer, i'd go with the Dual Core for now.
It's a great card.

Like I mentioned earlier in the thread, I have most of the best emulators running, except the Turbografx-16 one (Nitrografx), and it runs Moonshell 2 pretty well (ver. 2.10 stable, the latest one i could find so far...), helps with the "iku"app for Ebook reading, but that's no problem.
So if you have any questions on getting setup, I can help.
[Edit: The limitations above are relevant to the "NEW" label dual core, wich is slightly inferior software-wise to the newer, "2013" labeled version. Mainly due to the "2013" one having a newer firmware and i'm assuming, a newer chipset, seeing as they use different FW. As far as i've experienced, everything runs fine on "2013" models.]

All the cards i've used have also had slight to major variations on how they need to be set up to run everything nice and smooth, but it's no biggy...

There is an alternative that I keep reading about that has me interested.
It's the SuperCard DSTwo, because they say it has a built-in GBA emulator and an improved SNES emu.
I'm not sure if it supports the latest DSi firmware or can run on 3DS, as it is an older card, plus they're around $40, wich is very pricey just to be able to play GBA without a slot 2 card...
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MightyJAK

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 07:36:53 pm »
Thanks for the quick reply Turkish, my inner cheapskate was leaning heavily toward the $5.67 one with the free shipping, but from what you said it looks like the dual core one is the better bargain, the higher price is likely actually due to the included 4GB microSD card.

As you can see from my sig, I've already got plenty of options for emulation, what I'm really interested in this is for homebrew. Can't wait to try out Minecraft!   8)
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

Trevor Belomont

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 08:54:57 pm »
Hey, you're welcome.

Yeah, for that price, you really can't go wrong with having either of them.
Besides speed, you would notice the difference in user interface, but they both will support homebrew about the same.

Oh, yeah, whoa.
I think I have seen that system list of yours before, but I may have fainted from the shock...
Pretty sweet... :)

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MightyJAK

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 01:12:15 am »
Yeah, for that price, I would just get them both
Maybe if I had 2 DSs I could justify buying 2 cards. Come to think of it, I have been considering getting a 3DS ever since I got a chance to play Final Fantasy Theatrhythm (a fusion of my 2 favorite genres, RPG and rhythm game, how could I resist). Thanks to Nintendo flooding the market with lite and XL models, you can already find a used 3DS for under $100 quite easily... heh, if my happy little console family keeps growing at this rate, I'm going to run out of room in my sig soon!  :P
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

Trevor Belomont

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 08:53:54 am »
Better to run out of room in your sig than run out of room at home for all your gear. ha!
I've had to downsize my collections at least a few times.
That's what i love about handhelds. They're small, portable, don't take up much room and you can stockpile them just about anywhere.

Man, i didn't even realize that NitroGrafx supported PCE-CD based games.
Guess i should read the full "read me" files. haha
Anyway, I got Castlevania: Dracula X - Rondo of Blood running and WOW, it's pretty damn near perfect.
The version I got has the redbook audio built-in to the iso, so the experience is very complete.

I know the Chronicles version is on PSP, I have that one too. Rocks...
It's "better", with all those extras, but there's something about being able to play the original on the DSi and 3DS.
Like this "naughty" feeling...ha!

Why they didn't at least re-release Symphony of the Night on the DS is beyond me.
Would've been a perfect setup with the map and sub-menu on the bottom screen...

The same can be said for Super Metroid on DS.
Nintendo needs to consult more of it's game fans for input on what they'd like to see.
Too many great, missed opportunities...

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As you can see from my sig, I've already got plenty of options for emulation, what I'm really interested in this is for homebrew. Can't wait to try out Minecraft!   8)

Dude, you weren't kidding.
There's tons of really cool homebrew out there.
It's not too big of a surprise seeing as how the DS family has been around since like 2004 and hasn't really changed too much software-wise until the 3DS was released.
(Almost a decade to play around with.)

Here's pretty good collection of homebrew I just found.
Maybe you're familiar with these, maybe you're not, but I figured i'd post it anyway.
Lots of good stuff...

http://gbatemp.net/threads/essentials-homebrew.258689/
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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2013, 01:19:21 pm »
Get a supercard dstwo. It is the most advanced flashcart so far as it has gba emulation. If you want to play 3ds roms, get a gateway 3ds. I am also a proud member of Gbatemp.net, they have lots of reviews.

Koji-Kendo

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Re: R4i/DS Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2014, 06:55:58 am »
Get a supercard dstwo. It is the most advanced flashcart so far as it has gba emulation. If you want to play 3ds roms, get a gateway 3ds. I am also a proud member of Gbatemp.net, they have lots of reviews.

The supercard dstwo's cost like $40+ and the gateways aren't stable enough to justify that approximate $100 for one.

Stick with the cheaper, $12 r4i's, at the worst, $12 isn't anything to pine over if they stop supporting the firmware updates and they will always be useful on DSi's, DS Lites and DS fat bois...

Just sayin. :-)
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