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How do I put nintendo ds games on a R4 card and do I need any software on the card to make the games run? Answered



3 months ago

I randomly bought this R4 GoldPro 2019 several days ago without knowing much about the R4 cart differences. I also bought a 32 GB SanDisk microSD card alongside it. I've tried to identify/fix this error I keep getting but its lead me nowhere. Im not sure whether its a clone or not but whatever I do I keep getting the "Menu?" screen everytime. I don't know if its cause of my SD card (Which I've formatted many times) or the kernels Im downloading but I can't get this card to work. If someone could give me a link to the right things to download for this cart or give me any tips then I would be really grateful.


5 months ago

my r4 isnt showing/playing the games that i put on the card. pls help


11 months ago

Sorry to necro an old thread. New to the whole R4 scene. Got an old SDHC 2013 off a friend and was wondering exactly up to which version of firmware and what firmware exactly it could handle? As well as if it could support and play Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates?


5 years ago

R4 3DS is a cartridge designed to hold a MicroSD flash memory card. The cartridge is shaped like a traditional DS game cartridge, and contains software that allows your Nintendo DS game system to view and launch the programs stored on the card. Moreover, homebrew games — homemade programs — can be developed and played through r4 3ds. To download and play games through an R4 3ds flash card, you must first set it up to properly recognize the files within it.

Although the device has the reputation of being used to download pirated copies of games, it is not illegal to own and use for legitimate purposes. There is a thriving community of “home brew” programmers who create their own software and games for the Nintendo DS; you can legally download these games onto your R4 card and play them in your DS.

Does anyone have any idea of how to put games on r4 3ds card step by step?

What You’ll Need

1x Micro SD card
1x SD card reader
1x r4 3ds card
1x ds console


1. Insert a Micro SD card into an SD card reader. Plug the SD card reader into your computer’s USB port. This usually comes bundled with the card when it is purchased. MicroSD cards are only about the size of your thumbnail, so an adaptor is necessary to be able to view the card’s contents on your computer.

2. Download the latest firmware drivers from the R4 3ds official website. Go to “Start” and launch the “Computer” applet to copy all downloaded files to the main root of your Micro SD card. Such storage devices are typically recognized as “Removable Disk” from the applet at hand.

3. Open the directory on your computer that contains the games you want to download onto the card. Highlight the game file, which will have a file extension of “.nds,” and press “CTRL” and “A” to copy it.

4. Copy your homebrew DS games into any desired directory within your Micro SD card. To keep all files organized, create a new directory called “Games” at the root of your storage unit. To do so, double-click the Micro SD card in question, followed by “New Folder” from the “Computer” applet’s main interface.

5. Click “Start” and select “My Computer.” Double-click on the drive letter that represents the MicroSD card. Press “CTRL” and “V” to copy the game onto the MicroDS card. Repeat until you have downloaded all of your games onto the card.

6. Disconnect the Micro SD card from the card reader and insert it into your R4 3DS flash card. Insert your flash card into the Nintendo DS’s top slot and turn the device on. You can now place the R4 card into the cartridge slot in your Nintendo DS and play the games you downloaded, if you like.

Source: http://r4-games.3ds-r4i.com/how-to-put-games-for-ds-with-r4-3ds-card-step-by-step-42/


9 years ago

you can go the websites www.nds9.com to find the answer


10 years ago

You put the micro sd into a microsd reader. Drag and drop.


Answer 10 years ago

get a micro sd card. go to the official r4 site and download the latest software for it. unrar the file and put it on the root of the memory card create a folder called Games and put your games in there itll say theres no save file, just say create and itll make one. done, sorted. easy if you bothered to google for 5 seconds or actually went on their site tbh.


Answer 10 years ago

Thank you , Sorry to have bothered you with such a trivial matter. I should have known Google would have had the answer.