How to download NDS game into R4 Revolution?

Do you own a Nintendo DS Lite? How many games do you have? Are you paid for any games?

Let me share how I can have a free game download. How to download NDS game into R4 Revolution?

1. Search for the NDS rom torrent download either in Google.com or Yahoo.com as your preference.

2. Download NDS rom using bit torrent software. Personally I would preferred Deluge or Azureus.

3. Normally you will download .rar file and each .rar represent one NDS game. It’s depend on the torrent that you have download.

4. Open your Windows Explorer.

5. Right click and extract your .rar file. Make sure your have Winrar, 7Zip or any related software for unzip purpose.

6. Connect your R4 Revolution Micro SD memory card into PC MicroSD connector and connect to your computer USB drive. For example, I have drive H: connected as below:

NDS Disk

7. Copy Nintendo DS game file extension .nds into your Micro SD memory card.

Copying

8. Safely remove your Micro SD Memory Card and connect your R4 into Nintendo DS.

9. Turn on your Nintendo DS and choose your new game.

10. Congratulations! You’re done.

Note: Using an illegal game are prohibited and use at your own risk.

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By exja on November 9, 2007 · Posted in How's To, Tips

325 Comments | Post Comment

NOOB says:

what do you do if when you open a RAR file, it contains multiple RAR files, and each one contains an .nds file. which one should i use?

Posted on December 27th, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

Normally each “.nds” file represent one single NDS game. Just copy to your into your memory card will do. By then you should be able to see the game name(as .nds) display in your NDS.

Posted on December 27th, 2007

Maureen says:

What happen if after we copy the game to the sd card, and after we start the game it says, the saved data could not be read. Please turn off the power and re insert the game.

This happens to all the games that I downloaded. :(

Posted on December 28th, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

Maureen, I’m not sure. Probably your downloaded files may corrupted.

Posted on December 28th, 2007

Boonester says:

So if the file I download is already a .nds file then it is ready for transfering onto the DS R4?

Posted on December 29th, 2007

dale says:

where could i buy an r4 revolution card cheaply as possible.

Posted on December 29th, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

Boonester, yes. Just copy over to DS R4.

Dale,I purchased in one of the shop in Malaysia.

Posted on December 29th, 2007

NOOB says:

hey im back and no all the different nds files were for the same game so i think the issue has something to do with unzipping volumes.

i also have the same problem as maureen even though i download several different versions of the games that dont work and instead display the message “saved data could not be read. Please turn off the power and re insert the game.” i think the problem is not with the file itself but with the R4 chip. most of the games that didnt work on the chinese version of the R4 (the one i have) work perfectly on the english version of the R4.

Posted on December 29th, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

If you found an error message during new loading ” Can’t find the SAV for this file. Do you want to create it?”, please select OK(A) to continue. Basically SAV file is your history save game file.

Posted on December 30th, 2007

Wirdo says:

Hey! I have problems on unzipping the games i hav download, what software should i use??

Posted on December 30th, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

Probably you may check out NDS Download here:

http://www.planetlowyat.com/blog/tag/nds/

Posted on December 31st, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

Wirdo, I used WINRAR for Windows box.

Posted on December 31st, 2007

Maureen says:

Hey,..

I found the answer to why it says saved data could not be read. That means the games are a new games and you need to upgrade your R4 operating systems. You can download the latest version of the operating systems for a website.. ( i just google R4 operationg system.) and then unzip it and save it in your r4 card. when it says data already exist, replace them. Then you have an updated operating system on your r4 card. then the new games will work. :)

Posted on January 2nd, 2008

Maureen says:

the latest version is 1.14

Posted on January 2nd, 2008

DarkBalze says:

Refer from NOOB…. Can anybody tell me how can i differentiate between the chineese version of R4 and the one with the english version?

Posted on January 4th, 2008

Planet Malaysia says:

Dude, please check How to upgrade R4 Kernel”: http://www.planetmy.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-r4-kernel

Posted on January 6th, 2008

Skywalker says:

Keep unzip the rar file until you get xxx.nds file, that’s the file that you need to transfer into your Mircro SD memory card, finally insert your Micro SD memory card into R4 and input it into the nds card slot.

Posted on February 1st, 2008

Adi says:

I’m Selling Nintendo DS Games, over than 600 titles…
check it out http://zonagadget.blogspot.com/2008/02/nintendo-ds-games-software-for-sale.html

Posted on February 18th, 2008

HoTDoG says:

why are you selling these games Adi lol … as there are over 50 sites that a FREE and have over 2300 titles available lol …

So no one will buy from you when they can get them free free free free free

Posted on March 27th, 2008

Speedo1000 says:

when i was done downloading the games i decided to test it out. when i pressed games it had the games i downloaded but the picture was a folder and it said directory on all of the games. i dont know what to do!

Posted on April 10th, 2008

MinefieD says:

ok mate first of all .. On ur micro SD card you should have

moonshell (folder)
_system_ (folder)
_DS_MENU.DAT (file)
_DS_MSHL.NDS (file)

Ok now create a folder Named (Games)

Now on ur pc all the games you have downloaded either unzip or unrar then put them all into a folder so they look something like

call of duty 4.nds

when you have done this to all ur games copy them to ur games folder on ur micro SD.

start ur DS and select games and you will now see all ur games listed on the upper screen . Scroll down with the Dpad and then press A or tap the game icon to start the game .. there we go .The DS will ask you to create a save file for each game when you first start the game , Select yes and there you go.

Posted on April 11th, 2008

Speedo1000 says:

thank you soo much MinefieD! but how do you unzip your file?

Posted on April 11th, 2008

Speedo1000 says:

nvm,i got it. lol. i guess it was easy after all. a littl.lol. took me 3 days.

Posted on April 11th, 2008

Speedo1000 says:

when you copy your .nds file, do u copy it in your r4 or in the games folder?

Posted on April 11th, 2008

lily says:

If I D/L a game that unzips to a folder containing .nds, .diz and .ndo files do I need to put a) the whole folder, b) all three files, or c) just the .nds file on my R4?

Posted on June 27th, 2008

lily says:

Sorry about the typo – that should say “.nfo”, not “.ndo”

Posted on June 27th, 2008

DarkBalze says:

juz place .nds file will make it fine….
later, when u run the file a .sav file will be created automatically as ur save file.

Posted on June 29th, 2008

TC says:

my ds game always comes up saying save data could not be found. please switch off and re insert the game. what shall i do?

Posted on July 10th, 2008

help. says:

so how long does this whole process take? i download my games off of mini nova, and it takes HOURS. i just wanna know because i dont want to have to wait that long anymore, and some of the games on my R4 are..eh. oh yeah, and how do you get the “cheats” on there?

Posted on July 16th, 2008

help. says:

oh, and what i mean by “cheats” is the button at the bottom where you can click all the codes you want on it.

Posted on July 16th, 2008

MinefielD says:

for the problem of games not saving , i would reformat the microsd card after saving ur game of course and then installing the new r4 firmware onto it , i think the firmware is upto 1.18 now . Iv never tried the cheats mate but i will find out for you .

Post on forums at http://www.digital-xchange.co.uk a few of my mates have just signed upto that, its not busy like but they all start somewhere.

Posted on July 17th, 2008

sharmaine says:

i just got a R4 but i don’t know what i need to make it work. firstly when i went to the r4 web site. i tried to follow the instructions but the r4 didn’t even come with the cd. i don’t have the _DS_MENU.DAT, _DS_MSHL.NDS and the moonshell folder thingy. currently i am clueless. if anyone is so kind to help me send all Those Necessary stuff to my email: glitteringshrine@yahoo.com so i can just download all the links you give me to my r4 will make it so much easier.

PLease Help i am sooo desperate

Posted on July 18th, 2008

sharmaine says:

i just got a R4 but i don’t know what i need to make it work. firstly when i went to the r4 web site. i tried to follow the instructions but the r4 didn’t even come with the cd. i don’t have the _DS_MENU.DAT, _DS_MSHL.NDS and the moonshell folder thingy. currently i am clueless. if anyone is so kind to help me send all Those Necessary stuff to my email: undefined so i can just download all the links you give me to my r4 will make it so much easier.

PLease Help i am sooo desperate

Posted on July 18th, 2008

sharmaine says:

where can i download_DS_MENU.DAT, _DS_MSHL.NDS

Posted on July 18th, 2008

lily says:

You can get the necessary stuff to make it work here:
http://www.r4ds.com/download-en.htm

Posted on July 18th, 2008

joyce says:

i have all the files needed except the DS_MSHL.NDS file. can anyone just send me that file to my email? because i don’t have the time to bother and find it. my email ( heatherfeilds@gmail.com)

Posted on July 18th, 2008

aurora says:

how do you unRAR a file?

Posted on July 19th, 2008

lily says:

joyce: you can get it here – http://www.r4ds.com/download-en.htm

aurora: RAR is just a compression format – it should decompress when you try to open it, or you may need to use something like stuffit expander.

Posted on July 21st, 2008

clairetap69 says:

Hi, I have an R4 with a micro SD memory Card which has games on it. If I want to download my own games onto a different memory card what do i need to do?? I have downloaded games thro utorrent and unzipped them with winrar…..is this correct???? When I copy the game onto new SD card & insert it into DS it says DS menu dat not found. Could someone please help me out with where i get this menu from and how to get it onto sd card. Thx Claire

Posted on July 30th, 2008

Joshua Beach says:

I just got my R4 Card. And I go to the webpage for the software and all I get is an error. Does anyone have the software already downloaded that you can just zip and e-mail me? Please say yes and I will get my e-mail address to you. Please help. A desperate artist who wants to get Colors! up and running.

Posted on July 30th, 2008

lily says:

Joshua – I’ve put it on megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q6NCDGGD

Claire – you need to load the kernel (above) onto the memory card.

Posted on July 30th, 2008

Frank Davie says:

Hi Guys,
My son bought one of the r4 cards from thailand recently and starting his pwn downloading and palying on to the card.No problem exept he decided to delete some games and it would seem some important files we need to boot the games.He now only gets the menu options instead of loading the actual games.Can I download the needed files anywhere and what are there names,extensions.

Thnks

Frank

Posted on August 17th, 2008

Frank Davie says:

Hi again guys,
To elaborate a bit more. I quizzed my boy as to what exactly it was he deleted and by his description it was a little yellow disk wih a triangle inside.He said he clicked on it and it counted to 10 then done nothing else so he assumed it was a useless file,this then caused the failure of the games to boot up in the nintendo lite ds.

I have downloaded the files as suggested here – kernel4 and moonshell folders,added them to the chip all to no avail. Now when I transfered files from the original chip to another (with games) I needed to have one of the files lying outside of the folder in order to get the machine to boot the games,however I have forgotten what file that was,can anyone perhaps point me in the right direction here.I hope I have explained enough here.

Regards

Frank

Posted on August 17th, 2008

NewToR4 says:

How do you stop the game and play something else? Do you always have to turn it off and back on?

Posted on August 19th, 2008

Planet Malaysia says:

yes very stupid NDS

Posted on August 19th, 2008

new2r4ds says:

i am new to the R4 ds software and i have read every thing pervious to this message but i am still confused on were to get the games i want for free could anyone help me or point me in the right direction via email or this board. thanks in advance

Posted on August 21st, 2008

billy jones says:

when i just got my r4 for my ds i downloaded some games inserted into my ds then turn it on, and it says there is no ds card inserted. PLEASE HELP

Posted on August 23rd, 2008

lily says:

The kernels needed to run the R4 can be found here:
http://r4ds.cn/download/r4.html

Posted on August 23rd, 2008

mika says:

i love these things but whitch site?

Posted on August 27th, 2008

GAM says:

I’ve done everything instructed above, however when I turn on the DS, it just says “loading” and doesn’t do anything else.

Posted on August 30th, 2008

Ruth says:

I’m new to the R4 cards for the ds. some downloads don’t appear to have an NDS file to copy onto the card. they have sfv and rar. how do i get these to work?

Posted on August 31st, 2008

new2r4ds says:

can anyone suggest any sites were i can download only the games i want directly not through a torrent

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

starlight says:

Hi guys,

I was trying to update the kernel for my lil bro’s r4. I tried using the r4ds.cn site for the english kernels… however… i realized that my lil bro’s is a chinese r4. I was wondering, where can i find a chinese kernel or a method to fix it. (I’m fine w/ using a chinese kernel cuz i can read chinese.)

Thanks!

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

starlight says:

new2r4ds,

i found a good site today :P courtesy of my friends…

http://www.nds-roms.com

enjoy!

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

starlight says:

Sorry, I found out how to fix my problem!

Here’s the link as to what to do:

http://ehsia.com/nintendo-ds/howto/r4-chinese-english

byes!

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

starlight1 says:

Sorry, I found out how to fix my problem. It turns out I just needed a patch. All the instructions can be found here:

http://ehsia.com/nintendo-ds/howto/r4-chinese-english

new2r4ds,

I use http://www.nds-roms.com enjoy!

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

GAM says:

can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong…. I’ve done everything that people have mentioned above but only get “LOADING”. No game ever plays from the ones I have downloaded… please HELP! email me at:
gmcmahon@businessinteriors.com if you know what I need to do!!!!!!

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

GAM says:

try ROM-FREAKs.net for games

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

lily says:

Ruth – a .rar is a compressed file. Use an unzipping program to open it and the .nds file should be in there.

GAM, if you have the kernels and the nds files loaded, all I can think of is to erase the micro sd then start from scratch – there could be a corrupted file somewhere.

Posted on September 2nd, 2008

Ruth says:

Thanks Lily, I’ve downloaded an unzipper and finally figured out how to do it!
Cheers.

Posted on September 3rd, 2008

new2r4ds says:

GAM it could be the games you are getting if you are getting them off of rom-freaks because i have gotten 10 games from there and none of them work yet i can run games from another site i have found

http://www.ds-downloads.com/organs/roms.php

try some games from here

Posted on September 4th, 2008

debbie says:

hi, i need some help… i purchased an NDS for my niece and the guy at the shop loaded in games to the R4 card. Problem is when I select a game, there is no option to exit. it goes around in a loop and i need to power off in order to go back to the games listing again. anyone can help me with this? i think its kinda silly to be turning the unit off everytime i want to exit a game. please help!

Posted on September 10th, 2008

DarkBlaze says:

It is a normal thing. really….
juz only some cases if the game can enable its ‘soft reset’ function then it is another story.
so, don’t worry bout that….

Posted on September 10th, 2008

henry says:

i want to play my ds game and it say ds menu data can not be found.please i want u people to help me

Posted on September 13th, 2008

henry says:

i want to play my ds game and it say ds menu data can not be found.please i want u people to help me.send me the solution.

Posted on September 13th, 2008

Steve says:

HELP! – I’ve got an R4 and it’s all working perfectly except it’s not saving game data (I create the saved game files as I’m told to when prompted). Anyone have any ideas what’s going wrong?

Posted on September 14th, 2008

new2r4ds says:

hi im having a problem with a few games like carnival games ds when ever i load the game it goes to the language screen i choose a language and it says the ‘saved data cannot be read please turn of the ds and reinsert the cartridge and try again’ i do but it just keeps saying it can some one help

Posted on September 15th, 2008

vicky says:

my screen keeps saying loading…when i insert the card

Posted on September 20th, 2008

TM says:

i’ve followed the steps for upgrading the kernels (copied .Dat & .nds). however, when i switch on the DS, it says “system is not compatiable”, what’s happening here???

Posted on September 20th, 2008

Helena says:

I have managed to put all my games onto my ds but am finding that when i want to exit a game, the only way to do this is to power off and then back on, my question is does anyone else find that it takes quite a while for the ds to load???

Posted on September 24th, 2008

new2r4ds says:

i had that problem before, it is the amount of games you have on ur cartridge. if you remove some it should work fine

Posted on September 24th, 2008

maxine says:

i have bought an r4 for my son and have 3 days b4 his birthday to have it working…
it came without the disc… i have no clue wat to do..please help x

Posted on September 24th, 2008

lily says:

Maxine, you need a Micro SD memory card (from the mobile phone section at an electronics/phone store), you need to download the kernels (try http://r4ds.cn/download/r4.html) and games from a torrent site and put them on the Micro SD card using a USB adapter to plug it into your computer.

Posted on September 24th, 2008

tomy_pham says:

Thanks for ur info, very helpful. good.

Posted on October 2nd, 2008

Nathan says:

Every time I download a game it’s corrupted.
What do I do?

Posted on October 4th, 2008

lily says:

Nathan, it could be the site you’re using. I’ve heard bad reports about a lot of the NDS D/L sites. Try a torrent site like isohunt.

Posted on October 4th, 2008

Nathan says:

thanks lily

Posted on October 5th, 2008

Nathan says:

but my games always worked on the same website till now

Posted on October 5th, 2008

Nathan says:

Hey billy jones

what you have to do is keep on re inserting the R4 until it works

Posted on October 5th, 2008

huzzy says:

what do u mean by “Copy Nintendo DS game file extension .nds into your Micro SD memory card. “

Posted on October 8th, 2008

Norrge says:

Hi,
Can any1 help me. I just bought a new red DS lite console and my old R4 unit with games inserted shows no DS card. R4 games is fine with my old DS lite console.

Posted on October 14th, 2008

Carlie says:

Hi i am new i have just purchased a ds and i am wanting to get the disk that has over 2000 games i would like to download it somewhere instead of having to buy it from some where, i have looked everywhere and cannot seem to find it, i would love some help please of a link wherei can download the torrent. Thanks heaps in advance… Carlie

Posted on October 18th, 2008

Ronster says:

so whenever I save its a text document…

can someone help me..

How can I turn it back to normal?
How can I turn it into a .nds file?

Posted on October 23rd, 2008

Reanne says:

i need help T_T
Im trying to download games from websites. and whenever i downloaded a game and tried to unzip it. It keep says that “unexpected ran of achieve/ file might be unknown or damaged”.. can anyone tell me what should i do? I just got my DS and i dont even have a game T_T
Please introduce me some cool website for games as well..Thanks=)

Posted on October 24th, 2008

bridie-ann says:

where can i find free websites to donload games onto my R4 ?

Posted on October 24th, 2008

Ronster says:

does it matter if you download a text document and if it does.. how do you change it back to normal?

Posted on October 24th, 2008

megann says:

basically, there’s this game i wanna play, whenever i run it, it says ‘cannot run SAV file’ or something like that;
i’ve got the newest R4 kernel and it still doesn’t run.
can someone help me ?

Posted on October 28th, 2008

Planet Malaysia says:

Hi megann, basically SAV file is the game that you have been save. Try delete SAV file and start again.

Posted on October 31st, 2008

henry says:

hi megann

you have a very litte problem,send me some mails with this email i.d. osasekhator@gmail.com
so that i can tell you what to do next with your ds.have a nice day

Posted on October 31st, 2008

Theo says:

Help please I have downloaded all the softwre and all I get is Loading….Loading….Loading for ever.

Someone said to delete and try a different version but that has not worked. Can anyone help and send me a link to correct this. Email address is thetheo.nicolaou@yahoo.co.uk Thanks guys.

Posted on November 8th, 2008

Daisydog says:

hi I have downloaded a game for my son onto his new R4 this is all up and running – however I went back to try and download other day onto it and after extracting nds file when I try to copy it over it say ‘ write protected’ can anyone help!! Thanks

Posted on November 9th, 2008

Jessica says:

Hi! ive been having the same problem as Theo above. I have just recently bought an R4 and I have downloaded the recent kernell and all i get is loading. It doesnt load and i have tried 3 versions so im not too sure about whats wrong with it if anyone knows can you please post the answer? Thanks

Posted on November 10th, 2008

UKboy90 says:

yeah i have the same problem as Jessica’s, whenever I put any version of the new R4 updates and all I see is Loading.. I couldn’t even get to the menu.. please someone tell me what to do?

Posted on November 13th, 2008

Harry says:

Theo, Jessica and UKboy90, you may all have the same problem. What I mean by that is; you may well all have re-badged N5 cards. The N5 are notorious for the problems you are having.
My best advice is take the card back to where you bought it and get them to exchange it for a true R4.

Posted on November 14th, 2008

gill says:

hi ive got new r4 card and its driving me mad ive done the operation etc…. when i put it in my ds before even get to game screen it comes up error while loadin please help ive gone through it over and over dont know what am doin wrong.

Posted on November 15th, 2008

gill says:

hi just clicked onto game i choose and its came up no support adapter please help what hav i done wrong .

Posted on November 15th, 2008

Debbie says:

I have copied the new version 1.21 on to the sd card for my R4 but it comes up saying loading. I have deleted it and started again with no success. Please help before I lose the plot.

Posted on November 16th, 2008

hi says:

everytime i try to extract this happens:
Windows Diagnostic Messages

! C:\Users\Chen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\D508J2B3\2904_Pokemon_Ranger_Shadows_of_Almia_NDS-VENOM[1].zip: Cannot open C:\Users\Chen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\D508J2B3\2904_Pokemon_Ranger_Shadows_of_Almia_NDS-VENOM[1].zip
! The system cannot find the file specified.

Help PLEASE

Posted on November 18th, 2008

gee_maxx says:

i ave jus got r4 package with out cd !!!
wot to do i dunno !!!??
please assit me wid ur elp

true londoner

peace

Posted on November 20th, 2008

mark says:

my son has just got a r4 for his nds, i have read all the things been said, but i can not get it to go past loading screen i have got Update English-1.21 if any can help me please many thanks my email is tew167@btinternet.com

Posted on November 23rd, 2008

Fred says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stCp1bXbxdY&feature=related

Posted on November 29th, 2008

emOliciOus anGeL says:

Hi,Passing by oni^^ i am oni a kid…all you need to do is download WinRar to find tis software try google or any search engine availble…WinRar is for you to UNZIP the .rar files i downloaded a free trail for 40days^^ How to unzipp .rar after downloading WinRar, double cilck on those .rar files they will open in a new windows drag the files inside and drop it on the desktop all where ever u like^^ i downloaded ds games for r4 at here===>http://www.nds.hkorz.com all you need to do is register free^^ click the rom lists..you saw the ver on top,cilck the arrow that goes up than,see the go to page..cilck the last page for the newest games^^ then choose a game you like than,click details then scoll down u may wan to see the screenshots^^ jus dun click the numbers at there jus make ur mouse on it then you really wan to download,scoll down, than you will see a colum stated download beside it will be something like tis Logged In

Clean Rom :

MiHD ( Help )

MiHD Link (Part 1 / 1)

there will be two link jus cilck one will do then,you can download^^ hope tis help^^

Posted on December 7th, 2008

paula says:

Hi !

I have purchased an R4 and have downloaded the games onto it but when I use in the DS it comes up with : couldn’t find _ds_menu.dat

What can I do ??

Posted on December 8th, 2008

Planet Malaysia says:

Hi Paula, please make sure your R4 card have _ds_menu.dat file, else you may have to download from R4 website or upgrade R4 kernel. Please refer to http://www.planetmy.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-r4-kernel

Posted on December 9th, 2008

liam says:

will some 1 plz help me i dont no what i have to do i have got the R4 card and then i dont no what to do from there

Posted on December 10th, 2008

Maine says:

hi, i’ve downloaded ds games but when being prompt to create SAV file, games are unable to load. Why is it so?

Posted on December 12th, 2008

Planet Malaysia says:

Hi Maine, I have the same issue when I run FIFA 2009. The problem solved after upgrade to latest kernel.

Posted on December 13th, 2008

liam says:

does any1 no were you can get cheap R4 cards from plz plz plz thnks

Posted on December 13th, 2008

eligah says:

where do u download free nds games for R4?

Posted on December 27th, 2008

eligah says:

u canget r4 wif 1gb sd at jusco near bukit indah 3rd floor shop name gamestation

Posted on December 27th, 2008

Andy says:

Hi, I have or seem to have the most recent version 1.18 but a couple of games have come up with the “saved data could not be read. Please turn off the power and re insert the game.” message. Any suggestions?

Posted on December 31st, 2008

Vicoria says:

I downloaded a game but its for some reason in a zipped file.Any help here?

Posted on January 3rd, 2009

Vicoria says:

HELP!

Posted on January 3rd, 2009

Andy says:

Vicoria. I’ve found that you need to open the zipped file and then transfer the game onto the memory card before it will work ok. Hope this helps

Posted on January 3rd, 2009

Tony says:

Hi all. Does anyone know how to get a game SAV file of the NDS Original Game Card and onto the R4?

Posted on January 6th, 2009

JoJo says:

Um..Well I have the .SAV and .NDS files but when i tried the game i downloaded it said ‘Data could not be read…..’

Help please?

Posted on January 10th, 2009

Planet Malaysia says:

Jojo, please make sure you have latest R4 kernel install.

Posted on January 12th, 2009

Jennifer Kim says:

Hi,

I just purchased a R4 card, and loaded it up with nds files, but it doesn’t work. I dled a few different NDS files and placed them in folder in the micro SD chip, but when I turn the nintendo DS on, a “loading” sign appears, and nothing else happens. This is the second chip I bought..it better work.

Could anyone tell me what might be wrong?

Thanks

Posted on January 15th, 2009

Ilona says:

do you know a site with allready .nds files?
it would be easier because I don’t understand everything that I’ve got to do…
I’m not english maybe that’s the problem :p
please help…

XxX

Posted on January 17th, 2009

Crystal says:

I followed the directions in installing the kernel with the most updated version. All my games are .nds but once I turn my ds it continues to just say “Loading…”
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on January 17th, 2009

soph says:

hey all
i am looking to buy a R4 card for my DS but i need a good website that i can download all my games from. can any 1 help me please??

Posted on January 19th, 2009

josh says:

i have already got a heap of ds games and i was wondering how to get them onto my r4

Posted on January 20th, 2009

Steven says:

Crystal, Jennifer Kim did you fix the problem you had? As im having same issue with “Loading” on screen. Thanks

Posted on January 21st, 2009

billy says:

hi every body

i bought an r4 chip then did all the stuff it told me and it worked fine. then i realised i needed a bigger sd memory card so i got one and did the same stuff but now it just gets stuck on the loading screen

Posted on January 21st, 2009

Andy says:

If you see the “loading” on screen could it be that you are an incompatible card? I have seen this happen when I use a MicroSDC card in an R4 SDHC card.

Josh – Don’t know the answer. Waiting for someone to advise how you can get original DS games (bought ones) onto a R4 card.

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

Jenny says:

Hey,

For a R4, what type of micro card do I need? I think I have a MicroSDC card, which I used for a DSTT card I had, but that didn’t work so I got an R4. Can I get the card from like a Best Buy store?

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

billy says:

sorry to bother you all again but could somebody please give me a list of compatible brands for the micro sd memory chip.

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

adelle says:

hi can someone please help me i have an n5 and it works perfect have just bought my sons one each and both are stuck on loading please can someone tell me why i cant play on this. how do i formatt as well i ahve no idea many THANKS

Posted on January 23rd, 2009

LIMA says:

WHEN I TURN ON MY DS AFTER I DONWLOAD THE GAMES, I HAVE A MASAGE THAT SAID “COULDN’TFIND_DS_MENU.DAT” WHAT I HAVE TO DO?

Posted on January 29th, 2009

IrllyNeddssumhelp says:

Okay , heres the thing. How come whenever i start up my ds, then it goes to the three icon things, but the only thing that shows it is !!! then something in chinese!! PLEASE HELPP ( i put i in the new kernal thing…. is that the problem??)

Posted on February 2nd, 2009

IrllyNeddssumhelp says:

Help plsss !!!!! my other comment is up there!! /\
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Posted on February 2nd, 2009

al says:

can anyone help!?!? my other gAMES on r4 are working fine but wen i get other new games it says data can not be read then it says please turn of your ds something liek that can anyone help??? please! help!

Posted on February 2nd, 2009

JTD says:

Hi,
Some games were deleted from my R4, the .sav file is still there but the .nds is gone. I’ve read on some sites that i need to copy the .sav file across and it will put the deleted games back onto the menu but i don’t know where i’m to copy from or to. Bit thick i know, please help.

Posted on February 5th, 2009

adelle says:

hi all if you have problems with the save file it normaly means the software your using needs up dating try downloading the lastest kernel from thE web site free then RELOAD ALL THE GAMES IT WILL WORK HAPPY PLAYING X

Posted on February 5th, 2009

ghetto says:

if i start the nds on it says Menu?

i think it search for menu but it don’t starting…

Can someone help me?

Posted on February 12th, 2009

Benny says:

for an easier solution, and the one I use, why not try dsgamesdownload.com.

Posted on February 15th, 2009

thiago says:

troxaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted on February 16th, 2009

ryan says:

each time i try and copy games on to the mirco ds card it says write protected what do i need to do?
aswell when i did get a couple of games on to the r4ds i it say saved data accured can some1 help many thanx

Posted on February 17th, 2009

mina says:

do you need a disc to download games on the r4

Posted on February 20th, 2009

circlemaker says:

all the “LOADING” screen problems you are having maybe connected to the fact you are using the wrong kernel. try downloading from http://www.r4ultra.com
I wasted a few hours trying to install the official r4 s/w on my 4gb sd card and found this to be the only solution, at time of writing they were up to 1.53 kernel. Hope that helps some of you out.

Posted on March 6th, 2009

daniel says:

i got my r4 at Trash and Treasure market in Melbourne

Posted on March 13th, 2009

Steffen says:

To all who had the same problem as I with

“LOADING” for a long time.

Solution: remember to format the micro SD before you use it.
Right click on the memorycard icon in ‘my computer’ and choose ‘format’.
Afterwards you instal the Kernel files, and files you want to use (games etc.)
Then the problem is solved.

Posted on March 15th, 2009

linda says:

hello,

i bought a NDS lite this week.
i want to download free games,
i just got one question,
do i need to adjust / convert my ds,
or can i just use the games right away?

Posted on March 23rd, 2009

iu luunoiuoiuio says:

i downkoaded the new kernal but it still says …save file cannot be found…
wht do i do

Posted on March 25th, 2009

Hatblob says:

Linda,
U need to unrar th game files. Just get winrar and then go into ur downloads on my documents right clikc the game file and click on extract files then select a place and there you go, just drag and drop the file to ur micro sd.

Posted on March 25th, 2009

Galen says:

Hi.Im having the same problem as many of you guys are.the previous games i downloaded were working perfectly but recently,the games i download are not working.when i boot it,it says save data could not be found please restart your ds something like that.PLEASE HELP.i need to solve this quick!!

Posted on March 25th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

ok i downloaded the newest kernel rar. but i dont know where in the files to put in PLEASE HELP. doo i put it in moonshel or in tt menu or do i remove moonshel and leave the file in that folder????????

Posted on March 26th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

also where can i get the sofware i put on the computer my r4 didnt come with a cd

Posted on March 26th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

so i un rared the newest kernel and i still cant use my new games I NEED HELP PLEEEEASE

Posted on March 27th, 2009

circlemaker says:

linda – you need to get a card called an R4 (or there are others) and micro sd card from ebay, do a search for it and go from there.
chuythorns – go to the r4 website and depending on which card you have (may mean experimenting and seeing which kernal works) and download the software, my r4 did not like the r4 sites download and came up with the “loading” screen. if this happens go to http://www.r4ultra.com and get the download from there.

Posted on March 29th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

everyone,

ive been triying to update my r4 fo weeks and i am about to give up plus i havent had a single response from any one here. i desided to delete everithing and i was wondering if someone could shuts send me all the files in their r4. if someone replies i can give my email

Posted on March 30th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

oyea for anione ho dosnt know where to get games you should go to espalnds.com its free and its in spanisch but you have to sign up

also please respond to my other comments

Posted on March 30th, 2009

Andy says:

Chuythorns – you’re not having much luck getting a response I can see. I found much the same but only have one small unresolved issue.

I can send you the files (from the R4 disc if that would help).

Let me know

Posted on March 30th, 2009

diane says:

Could any1 tell me where to get free ds games for download,, ive tried a few and they seem to be deleted ,, so now i need new site … PLEASE HELP!!!! THANKS XXX

Posted on March 30th, 2009

Galen says:

diane:you could try nds.hkorz.com

Posted on April 5th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

YEEEEEEEEEEES THANK YOU ANDY chuyarow@hotmail.com is my e-mail but i havent been able to give or reseave any messages lately

Posted on April 5th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

oh sorry i took so long im not so good at this i forgot the name of this site

Posted on April 6th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

sorri its chuyaro@aol.com

Posted on April 6th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

Andy
never mind my email dosnt seem to work chuyarow@aol.com

can you shust tell me were u got the upgrade

Posted on April 6th, 2009

Andy says:

Chuythorns – difficulty emailing through the files. Try this link http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel.html
V1.18 is the latest one I have and works ok. Simply download drop and drag the files onto the SD card and you should be ready to go. Fingers crossed.

Posted on April 7th, 2009

Chuythorns says:

Andy-SD card i have tt card i dont think they work the same ive hadd a kernel 1.19 it s=didnt work for my card .

Thanks

Posted on April 8th, 2009

megan says:

how do you work this thing

Posted on April 12th, 2009

nobody2know says:

would it work without a memory card?

Posted on April 16th, 2009

michelle says:

i already do it all but when i extract it it come a folde thingy with a sfv file and no nds file

Posted on April 20th, 2009

thelma says:

when putting r4 card into nds games that were loaded onto memory card nothing showing can you help

Posted on April 27th, 2009

jordy says:

can u do this without the usb stick because my r4 didnt come with one nor the disk

Posted on April 28th, 2009

kalea says:

hi jus got a new R4 but just carnt seem to get games on it!
ive tried everything, i have a free download manager and everytime i put games on to the R4 an put it in the DS it jus says COULD NOT FIND DS MENU DATA?????? wat do i do?? xx

Posted on May 1st, 2009

colin says:

What happen if the R4 is write-protected an you cant copy. Tell me the directions to remove the write-protected.Thanks.

Posted on May 3rd, 2009

fddd says:

can u tell me or giv me a website wer i can buy this thing please i really need badly

Posted on May 13th, 2009

w4te says:

From where to download ds_menu.dat、 _ds_mshl.nds

Posted on May 14th, 2009

simon says:

hi iv down loaded a game to my r4, but when placed into ds it just say’s loading and nothing happens. can anyone help me please

Posted on May 23rd, 2009

R4 expert says:

go to http://nip.nds-roms.com/ for free downloads (quick)

Posted on June 2nd, 2009

Gemma says:

Please help – i have downloaded all the correct files and unzipped the games to nds files and i have transferred one over to the R4 SDHC card, but when in nintendo it just says ‘menu?’, does any please know what to do?

Thanks

Posted on June 12th, 2009

stefan says:

hi i put some nds games on the microsd card and i am unable to play them am i doing any thing wrong? it works when i put it on my sisters but not on the one i have

Posted on June 12th, 2009

r4 says:

Do you think it will work without a memory card?

Posted on June 12th, 2009

simon says:

hi to all iv brought the super ds one card for my ds lite, i found it better than the r4. with the super ds one card you get a free mircosd card reader and writer plus a disc which there is software what help you to download game which will work.

Posted on June 13th, 2009

sean says:

Hi. I have some .nds files (games). I have loaded them on to my micro sd..inserted that into my lovely R4 which in turn goes into my DS lite. I get “couldn’t fine_DS_menu.dat” when I fire up the DS. Could some please point me in the right direction as to what to do next?. Appreciate it.

Posted on June 13th, 2009

Sam says:

Hiya, I have the same problem as Sean above me. I have tried all the firmwares (I think) but every time I try to load the cartridge in the ds it comes up couldn’t find menu-dat. Please help as I have ordered this for someone else and I am not sure if I have a faulty cartridge or not. Thanks much appreciated.

Posted on July 1st, 2009

carol says:

I have managed to do everything everyone is saying but when I put R4 in my ds nothing…. says there is no DS card inserted anyone please!!!

Posted on July 10th, 2009

Eddie says:

how do i download the games onto the chip ?????

Posted on July 15th, 2009

simon says:

forget the r4, sell it or bin it. you need to buy a ds one card it come with software you need

Posted on July 16th, 2009

alin says:

i did not understand japan but iwant english how to do that

Posted on July 18th, 2009

JimB says:

Make sure to load the operating system in system folder or you will get can not find menu-dat.

Posted on July 22nd, 2009

jane says:

my R4 card was working perfectly until silly me decided to put the micro card in my phone, since then i have been unable to access the games it keeps saying an error has been detected. the “moonshi folder” has disappeared (how do i get this back)can any1 help me please

Posted on August 1st, 2009

az says:

what site do you need to go to to download games???

Posted on August 1st, 2009

unknown says:

i cant play my r4, it says ?menu when i turn it on

Posted on August 10th, 2009

james says:

hey

i was just wounderin wats the best website to get the games off??????

Posted on August 13th, 2009

henry says:

dude go to nds.hkorz.com

can someone tell me how 2 downlaod a r4 dat file or syestem file?

Posted on August 15th, 2009

james says:

thanx

Posted on August 15th, 2009

faz says:

Does it matter if I rename the files before I put them on the SD card (which will go into the r4 card)? Will that affect loading the game onto the NDS?

Posted on August 18th, 2009

angel ani says:

hey can anyone tell me best place to download ra games as sites ive used before have closed down

Posted on August 22nd, 2009

untet says:

faz-it doesnt matter if u rename it,just make sure it end wit .nds extention

go to gbatemp.net and go to r4 section for your r4ds file and for best n new download go to http://ds.rom-news.org/l47357.hope it help u all :)

Posted on August 27th, 2009

untet says:

in my opinion if ur nds in loading and cant boot ,probably the firmware is corrupt or yur microsd is broken ,try using new micro sd ,and clean format it,and make sure if u got the original r4ds and not clone ,it only support 2 gig and not compatible sdhc micro sd

you can also go
to http://gbatemp.net/index.php?dlcategory=34

it have many firmware for ur r4ds ,make sure u get the correct one .hope it help u all :)

Posted on August 27th, 2009

Alfee says:

I cant seem to drag games into my micro sd!
There are no files inside but they say the memory is full, may i know why is this happening?
Thanks

Posted on September 3rd, 2009

aHouse says:

hey i lost the cd that came with my r4. anyone have a suggestion? tried searchin for the files i need through various torrent engines. anyway anyone can send me the needed files or point me where i can possibly download them??

Posted on September 5th, 2009

untet says:

-alfee
maybe ur microsd is corrupt ,try format it using this utility ,the sd formatter

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=389

-ahouse

i am using this for my r4

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=0a7b57434cfe3d2fb45ce44a69f6eb17&download=6298

download and extract it to the root dir of your microsd

Posted on September 22nd, 2009

untet says:

format ur microsd first with this utility

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=389

then use
r4 ver 1.22. downlaod it and unzip in ur root microsd.

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=0a7b57434cfe3d2fb45ce44a69f6eb17&download=6298

Posted on September 22nd, 2009

kookly says:

when i downloaded the games into the r4, but when i insert my r4 card into my DS,it keeps on loading.what’s going on?

Posted on September 25th, 2009

untet says:

kookly- i encounter this problem recently ,and for my problem the microsd is dead/rosak .try using 2 gb micro sd not the hc one coz its not supported by r4ds

format ur microsd first with this utility

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=389

then use
r4 ver 1.22. download it and unzip in ur root microsd.

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=0a7b57434cfe3d2fb45ce44a69f6eb17&download=6298

hope it help

Posted on October 2nd, 2009

kenneth says:

do u need winrar?

Posted on October 9th, 2009

untet says:

any unzipping utility will do.mine using free alzip.try search it in internet.

btw if anyone got the cheap r4i sdhc .try using this instead coz the r4ds firmware not work on this card.btw make sure to download the correct firmware according the boxart

http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/downloade.asp

Posted on October 12th, 2009

Beth Smith says:

Have just bought R4 cards for the children and although I have the files needed to play some of the games the newer games wont play. Could anyone tell me where I can download the latest files so my children can play all of their games.

Many thanks in advance
Beth

Posted on October 25th, 2009

untet says:

dear beth ,if u r using the original r4ds,u r out of luck, buy the newer card instead such the cheap r4i sdhc ,my old r4ds cant work with the game like gta chinatown but it work on r4i sdhc ,its the same rom btw. i try using the ysmenu and such but its the same,so i buy r4i sdhc,mabe it have the dma on..so good luck- p/s -im not working for r4i sdhc ,u can also use acekard or dstt that support sdhc memory :) ( i think so)

Posted on November 1st, 2009

sharon says:

i have just got a r4 for my daughter and a friend as manages to mess it up she has lost all her games on it and the mintendo ds lite is not saying its there and when i go on y comp there is 3 crupt files on there but i cant get them of so can you please help me to sort it out please thx
sharon

Posted on November 9th, 2009

sharon says:

oh all so can you help me with what sight to go on to download free games for the ds lite please i have lost the one i used and cant remember the name of it
thx sharon

Posted on November 9th, 2009

untet says:

go to http://www.romulation.net/NDS/. need to register but free :)

Posted on November 16th, 2009

colter says:

While I switch on nds, it keep loading and loading.. how can i solve it?

Posted on November 25th, 2009

untet says:

dear colter
maybe ur card is corrupt ,try the step i mention before in the board :)

Posted on November 25th, 2009

samy says:

wen i put my ds in the slot it says loading for ages,i dont know wat to do.

Posted on November 27th, 2009

Fernando says:

I have an R4.

In general, it works fine. But I have a problem with some games. It is that every time I load them, they create again the savegame file, so that I am not able to save games in practice. I mean, it seems they are saved, but next time I run again, the file is re-created, so I lose all the info.

Any idea?
Thanks

Posted on November 30th, 2009

steve says:

hi just wondering if anybody knows how to copy from one r4 to another, keeping original r4 in tact?

Posted on December 12th, 2009

Bob says:

After I download my games(.rar files), extract them, and then put then on my r4, its says untitled when I try to play it. The screen turns black when I try to play it. Any ideas?

Posted on December 13th, 2009

untet says:

-samy, try update the firmware if it support the game.

-fernando ,what type of r4 u have? the clone one usually does dat…try formatting ur microsd ,prolly it corrupt , b4 dat try safe ur file in pc first hehe

-steve , u just copy all teh file and transfer it in the new microsd ,btw make sure teh r4 cartridge is the same coz the clone save it diffrently

-bob ,is it with .nds ending ? .if teh game aka 2009 and above prolly u need to update ur firmware

Posted on December 18th, 2009

danpee2002 says:

hie , i have just bought an r4i upgrade v1.4 card , tried to download all the game kernels but still saying ‘savfile not found ,please reset the system’. i have tried reseting the nds lite but alas no joy still the same message. i can access all the games downloaded but can’t download. please help? thanx Enos

Posted on December 23rd, 2009

Becky says:

Hi I have just got an r4 and downloaded and copied all the files of v 1.18 kernel-problem is when I turn on the ds the r4 logo comes up and when i touch on games it comes up with ‘an error was detected when trying to access disc or file…..’ Any ideas? I’ve spent hours on this and what to give my kids it for christmas!
Thanks!

Posted on December 24th, 2009

lee says:

what is the latest operating system for r4 card as im getting save data could not be accessed on some games but some are working fine? any help would be great

Posted on December 24th, 2009

Katie says:

I downloaded a game on my r4, but I can’t play it on my r4, I need to change it to an nds file right now its a sav file. Any ideas how I can do that?

Posted on December 28th, 2009

julie says:

hi i bought tt chips for my kids ds but was thinking of getting th r4 set i have 3 kids will th r4 work with the ttadapter or do i need to buy 3 r4 cards please help…..i have 3 sd cards but when i buy r4 set you only get one adapter what should i do

Posted on December 28th, 2009

Evi says:

i just bought the R4 revolution for fs card a few days ago… my “PC MicroSD connector” seems to be broken/computers not picking it up.. is there a way around having to use it?

Posted on December 29th, 2009

r4 says:

I love the R4, great price and features !

Posted on December 31st, 2009

GG says:

My R4 won’t pick up a document! I drag it into games then eject the USB and it doesn’t come up when I try to play it!!

Posted on December 31st, 2009

Seig says:

Hey, I’m having major issues with my R4 card. I have been playing games on it for a couple of months, and all of a sudden it doesn’t want to load anymore. I try to format the card but it says “The disk is write protected” can anyone help? :/

Posted on January 2nd, 2010

untet says:

hello y’all . as far that i know some new game cannot save properly coz of the pirate protection such as gta n kingdom heart ,try downloading new cheat file and enable the fix savegame cheat .hope it help .n go to romulation for any game with save fix

becky – there are tonne of r4 clone ,try other kernel . go to gbatemp for this issue

seig- sadly ur microsdcard is broken,try new one

ok cheers

Posted on January 3rd, 2010

Jessicaaaaa says:

umm.. i downloaded all my games and now they dont work because it says “the saved data could not be accessed.Please turn the power off and re-insert the DS Card.
Like i tried extracting the file but THERE ISNT A SAV FILE..
How do i get an SAV file
god this is so hard

Posted on January 5th, 2010

Anon says:

Please help. After doing everything that has been mentioned, it shows a blank screen. I donot know what I am doing wrong. Somebody please help. I downloaded the R4 OS from :

http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/downloade.asp v1.09b.

This is the manufacturers R4 site and I am using a 2GB microSD card.

Please help.

Posted on January 5th, 2010

nds9 says:

i find a free software named DS happy box for ds console and r4 card,it can download games and movies for free using ds happy box. For more details: http://www.nds9.com/happyboxs/

Posted on January 7th, 2010

untet says:

jessicaa-new game got protection canot save so u need game fix.try go to romulation.net for the gamefix.the sav game file is not the same,some save 256kb ,some 512,and if u using emulator n want to save the .sav file in ur nds ,it not working rite now.other method try the game save converter at gbatemp.net

anon-for the standard r4ds revolution is kernel 1.21 the newest .go to gbatemp for this kernel,but for r4i-sdhc is 1.9b.the two of them not the same kernel .please make sure the correct one installed

-hope it help :)

Posted on January 7th, 2010

nds9 says:

Guys you know what, today when I’m viewing http://www.nds9.com/game/, accidentally I found a great software called Ds Happy Box, it’s just perfect for nds gamer like me. you know all the resources like games, music, films are all for free!! It has just everything you want`~~trust me, you will like it ~~just check ithttp://www.nds9.com/ out~

Posted on January 8th, 2010

John says:

i find a free software named DS happy box for ds console and r4 card,it can download games and movies for free using ds happy box. For more details: http://www.nds9.com/happyboxs/

IT’s really a good website~~!1

Posted on January 8th, 2010

Barry says:

Hi all.

tried to follow a lot that is written here but struggling.

i bought 2 x R4 Upgrade SDHC Christmas edition from memorycardzoo for my kids.

I formatted as FAT32, and put on the files i downloaded from the Memorycardzoo site as instructed to do.

I downloaded some games and they work just great. Except they do not save. I checked and all of the 512 .SAV files are in the Games folder.

Is there a fix for this?

Posted on January 9th, 2010

untet says:

barry -if the new game it have game save protect ,meaning u cant save ,go to the cheat option and try enabling the game save patch fix (make sure u have the newest cheat database. or game fix for certain game in go to romulation.net . -game such as kingdom heart n gta chinatown war.

Posted on January 10th, 2010

Barry says:

Thank you Untet!

I will try this out. How do I navigate to the cheat option? When I open the ds it just says Games, Media and Slot 2 I cant find this cheat option anywhere.

Sorry for being stupid, first time I have used one of these game machines

Posted on January 10th, 2010

alextay66 says:

How does this procedure change if I am downloading from a disc with games on it to the R4? Thanks

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Vince says:

I have bought a new R4 card and micro for Nin DS,my son lost his original, I have games ready to install on hard drive of PC, I have downloaded the kernals to the Micro chip and tried downloading games to the same, everything looks good and that games have installed onto micro chip,untill you switch on the DS all I am getting in the middle of the screen is a red square with MENU wrtten in red with a question mark and nothing else.of course when I press MENU nothing happens. much appreciate any help or suggestions. many thanks Vince

Posted on January 15th, 2010

dawn mainwood says:

hi i av downloaded games through limewire but they have come through as rar files and i dont know how to extract them could you please help me as its for my daughter thanks

Posted on January 15th, 2010

untet says:

barry- u select the game and got to the game u need and press x or y to go to the cheat menu for r4isdhc and for r4 revolution just press y and activate any cheat u need and try booting it ,hope it help :) .

alextay66 – for game u got from cd its the same ,just save it in game folder ,but some game older game u got from cd without .nds ending cannot play coz of the bad dump.

Vince- ahh u need the r4i sdhc coz the usual r4 kernel not work ,just go to r4i sdhc and download the kernel .pick the righ kernel coz the ver 1.4 not work for the plain one ,check the box wether u got the 1.4 or the plain one

dawn- u jest need teh rar extractor ,try googling it ,any kind will do such as winrar or alzip .after u install it u can extract the rar file with those .if u got r001 file and such u must complete download all of them and save all ofthem in one folder and extract the first one normally .
hope it help u all .cheers :)

Posted on January 17th, 2010

eman says:

i download final fantasy 4 at any downloading outlets in the mall, but when i play it, why is it not playing? Did you think if I download my own FF4 will start and can be played?

Posted on January 23rd, 2010

untet says:

eman- i dont understand ur qustion ,do u donwload the rom with .nds extention or not? or the ff4 u downlaod just didnt turn on or blank screen?-if it got the .nds extention ,sure can play ,if not weter ur dwonload not complete or corrupt dump of the rom.try romulation.net for ur game dwonload :)

Posted on January 24th, 2010

eman says:

I dunno, I just choose the ff4 game, and asked to the sales clerk to download it, but when it finished, I turn on the game but it is not playing, it only turns to a totally whole white screen.

Posted on January 25th, 2010

untet says:

white screen probabaly ur r4 kernel is old or the rom is corrupt , try the latest r4 revolution at http://filetrip.net/c1526-R4-series.html ,pick the right kernel for ur card ,btw the 1.25 is the latest ,im using 1.21 ,works fine for my r4ds

Posted on January 27th, 2010

thu nguyen says:

i got the r4 card and i got someone to put some games on there for me but my son was playing with the ds and somehow deleted some games off of it. how can i get it back?

Posted on February 5th, 2010

Reezvy says:

Hi… I have just downloaded a game according to your plan but i am stuck on one bit… When it has finished downloading I found a winzip file opened it and found another bunch of files… Do i just extract that one that is written rar. at the end or do i put all of them on my R4? Please respond fast because my son’s birthday is coming up

Posted on February 10th, 2010

vicky says:

hi can some1 help me i have put games on my ds but when i put it in it says ds menu dat i have tried downloaing kernal but it just takes me to 3 million different things n then asks me for 29 pounds really dont no wat ime doing help……….

Posted on February 12th, 2010

shivan says:

Hi im 10 and I need to down load some games
but I dont get how to download the games? please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on February 16th, 2010

Anna says:

Hi,

Inside my R4 there are the follwing files:
mpxv1.mpd, pcv5.mpd, harvesterdb (DAT file) and 0 (DAT file) but I couldn’t play the games.
Are they the correct files? Do I need to reformat?

Pls help.
Would appreciate if someone could assist to provide me the step by step on where and how to download the necessary. Thank you very much!

Rgds,
Anna

Posted on February 19th, 2010

casper says:

i have downloaded and copied the game but there won’t be a SAV File created, how do i create one?

Posted on February 19th, 2010

Reezvy says:

Hi Anna
If any files appear with ‘rar.’ then upload that onto your R4. If there isn’t then I recommend you go to ROMFreaks to download your games. You should be able to find the right stuff there

Posted on February 21st, 2010

Anna says:

thanks reezvy!

Posted on February 22nd, 2010

alex says:

What should i do if i accidentally delete the games from my nds but when i open the memory at the pc there is still the said games.can i still use it?how?

Posted on February 23rd, 2010

liilii says:

hy evribody my name is lisa and i am from belguim . and i olly want to ask if sombody can help me to put some game’s in my r4 . beth there is a site and the site is close duswi i am asking if sombody can help me to pute some game . or to give me a site bcs i live in belguim the site thet it’s close is ds download dose sombody now a site ??
and yh i dont have de cd rome i didn’t have it ,and i hav’nt resive it dan peas sombody help me ?? and tis is my e-ameil : lisa-ade@hotmail.fr

Posted on March 4th, 2010

untet says:

hello y’all sorry for late reply -busy on work..

-Reezvy
u just extract all file until it end with the extention .nds .example gta.nds

casper.
the sav file usually automatically generated when u save the game.

alex
if the game extention ended with .nds yes u can ,try renaming it tho wether it recognize it,if u got the .sav only ,u r out of luck ,try donload again :(

Posted on March 4th, 2010

nichola says:

hi, when u have downloaded games it says no data can be found?? please help

Posted on March 7th, 2010

untet says:

nichola -try donloading again ,maybe the file is corrupt ,if ur in zip try downloading all the file and extract in one folder.

Posted on March 10th, 2010

liilii says:

can sombody help me i still didn’t find a site to put som game’s on my r4ds

Posted on March 10th, 2010

untet says:

lili- u just go to http://www.romulation.net ,register there for free , and download any rom u need :)

Posted on March 18th, 2010

untet says:

after u register click at the download section and pick nintendo ds and choose any game u want and dowload :)

Posted on March 18th, 2010

untet says:

after that pick the america or europe server n start download ,just download 1 game at a time

Posted on March 18th, 2010

vinos says:

i got the r4 chip and the files i want downloaded on it i just cant figure out with file within the memory card to place the video games in? it says images photos even videos but it doesnt have a spot for games, anyone got an idea?

Posted on March 20th, 2010

nichola says:

i have been using a r4 fine and now it has starting saying loading??

Posted on March 22nd, 2010

untet says:

vinos- u just create new folder in ur memory card and rename it to game and add ur nds rom there

nichola- it is wether ur microsd is broken or ur nds gamerom is corrupt or have the safety code ,try downloading the game again or if it have patch ,try using it

Posted on March 23rd, 2010

Annwn says:

I can do all this but everytime I try to play a game I’ve downloaded onto the R4 it’s not there and it’s put in the Moonshell folder instead. It also says “not support ext”. Can anyone help?

Posted on March 28th, 2010

untet says:

annwn-make sure its unzip properly and have an extension .nds example = gta.nds

Posted on April 3rd, 2010

Jonestown says:

Hi, i cant load my save games on R4 card, eg on pokemon soulsilver, the game loads up, press any button, and straight away goes to new game. Same on Warioware DIY. Ive looked on SD card and the .sav files are there, in the games folder, but how do you load them?

Posted on April 8th, 2010

ofiona says:

I have had an R4 for a few months working fine. ‘Somehow’ a few games were deleted so when I tried to reload them (I have a back up on my laptop) they now won’t load once inserted in the DSL. I have tried to download the operating system again and load that, no luck. Any ideas?

Posted on April 10th, 2010

untet says:

jonestown – its probably is teh bad dump of the game rom or the anti pirating protection save ,try downloading other dump or wait for the save fix :) -if u cannot wait u can buy the original cart :) .

ofiona- usually rom is in zip format ,try unzip it , n before that try formatting ur microsd and clean install new o.s .

Posted on April 12th, 2010

sotheara an says:

ummm i bought an r4 but i dont no how 2 put games in it im only 11 yrs old and hav a yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 22nd, 2010

dee dee says:

i have downloaded everthing when i go to play a game it says savefile not found! please reset system. please help its for my r4 upgrade v1.4

Posted on April 24th, 2010

Anthony P says:

HI!! where does the mirco sd card cme from!!! ??? plzzz answer back and maybe tell me what website i hav to download the torrent!!!! thanks and plzz write bck!!

Posted on April 25th, 2010

r4 says:

Great artilce and guide, thanks fro sharing the info on using the r4.

Posted on May 1st, 2010

farhat says:

i have a r4i card which i recently bought with a dsi,it didnot work at first then i replaced theold software with a new version,then it worked but there was still a problem,every game i tried a message kept appearing ‘savfile cannot be founded please reset system’,i looked up this problem on google,the solution that were given to me were,1 less space on memory card but that could not be right as it is a 4gb card with over 1gb left,2 copy all the files to computer and format the memory card several times but it did not help,now i have come here hoping someone here could help as soon as possible as my daughters birthday is coming up and i need this fixed as soon as possible…..

Posted on May 19th, 2010

ridhwaan says:

hello
i bought a dsi xl and i bought a r4i sdhc christmas v1.4 i pplayed only 5 times and the sixth time it froze before it said happy box 2010 what do i do please help.

Posted on May 24th, 2010

rohul says:

how do i extract my rar file

Posted on May 25th, 2010

Planet Malaysia says:

try Winrar.

Posted on May 25th, 2010

kosmas says:

my DSi cant open all the games from the R4i Gold revolution…some of the games appeared in a full black screen…anybody have solution?

Posted on June 1st, 2010

Aram says:

I have downloaded a game on the micro sd card with the extension NDS, but if I start the Nitendo DS it has the following message “Couldn’t find_DS_menu.dat” any who can help here??

Posted on June 8th, 2010

HELP says:

Help i dont know how or where to download the .rar and i dont know how to extract the file D:

Posted on June 16th, 2010

untet says:

ridhwan- try backup ur microsd n then full format it ,after that update ur r4i sdhc firmware the latest 1.9c .hope it help.

kosmas – it porbably ur r4i firmware is not updated to support new game release.try update it

aram – if ur using r4i sdhc ,try update the latest firmware coz ur fw probably corrupt. go to r4isdhc.com to download the latest fw

Posted on June 16th, 2010

samantha says:

hi im new to this R4D, ive downloading those files you talk about, and placed some games onto the micro SD card but when i put it into my DSI it shows up nto choose the game then one of the screens goes blank and the other shows a picture of a red card with menu and a ? through it. what do i need to do to be able to play these games onto my console/ DS.

Posted on June 16th, 2010

Ralen11 says:

Hi guys..I have my NDS Lite And i b0ught an R4i shdc. What version of firm ware should i use to download for my R4i shdc???? Pls somebody help me…Pls…

Posted on June 29th, 2010

Ralen11 says:

And 1 more thing… Isn’t it ok if i’d used an r4i shdc instead of using an r4ds from my NDS Lite??… I mean are they c0mpatible?? Im sorry for my questions, it is my first time using an NDS…Pls help me guys

Posted on June 29th, 2010

Ralen11 says:

Sorry for the “shdc” it must be this “sdhc” ty..Hope someone here help me.

Posted on June 29th, 2010

untet says:

samantha – probabaly u use the wrong firmware .r4ds and r4isdhc use diffrent firmwre . choose the correct one tht compatbile with ur cart..

ralen11– i also own r4ds original and r4isdhc and its firmware its not the same.
u can go here http://r4isdhc.com/r4-download/ and choose firmware according ur cart

or u 2 can go to http://filetrip.net/c85-Flashcart-Related-Files.html and pick the latest firmware according ur cart .hope it help u guys ..cheers:)

Posted on July 8th, 2010

Put a DS Rom File on My Nintendo MicroSD says:

Put a DS Rom File on My Nintendo MicroSD

1.
Step 1

Locate the backup copy of your game on your computer and right-click it. On the menu that pops up, select “Properties” and make sure the file will fit on your MicroSD card.
2.
Step 2

Insert your MicroSD card into your MicroSD adapter.
3.
Step 3

Plug the adapter into the SD card slot on your computer or use a USB card reader.
4.
Step 4

Navigate to “My computer” and double-click on the SD Card icon. Drag your rom file into the window that appears.

Nintendo Rom Download

http://www.gameplayfun.com/category-s/29.htm

Posted on July 22nd, 2010

susan says:

i’ve got a problem, when i go on my r4, all the games i downloaded say “untitled” and i can’t open them, can someone help?

Posted on July 31st, 2010

esteban says:

OMG…I was having such a hard time when i upgraded my firmware without taking my save files and games off of my NDSL R4 revolution card. Ok if u are having the same problem and u do not want to restart your long hours of hard work then follow these few simple steps.

Go back into your r4 and open where your save files are.

If they are named “.NDS.SAV” Rename them to just
“.SAV” in all caps.

Example

From:
fossil fighters.NDS (GAME file)
Fossil fighters.nds.sav (Save file)

To:
fossil fighters.NDS (GAME file)
Fossil fighters.SAV (Save file)

After you do that remove your micro Sd card and put it into the R4 and you are good to continue from your last save.

Posted on August 5th, 2010

esteban says:

Oh i forgot to say my cheats did not work when it came from the factory until i updated the firmware to Version 1.18.

Posted on August 5th, 2010

Gemma says:

Dear planet malaysia,
i would like to know if you have a list of R4 games, in which i could down load? I have brought a new R4 and it works, but i need games, but unfortunatly i cannot find a site wich will do them. Could you tell me the reason why and if so, about having the downloading site.

Your Sincerley
Gemma George

Posted on August 7th, 2010

Planet Malaysia says:

Hi Gemma George, please see some of the comment links.

Posted on August 8th, 2010

erickhuang says:

Hello , everyone , i have a question about AceKard 2 , would you please help me about it . how to run my R4DS and AceKard 2 . i bought AceKard 2 and R4DS from http://www.digitopz.com/ http://www.digiwayz.com/ last week , but when i get it , i dont know how to run it , any can help , i really appreciate it , thanks !

Posted on August 9th, 2010

super sailor venus says:

I have a R4 on DS. When I wanted to play a game, I pressed A as usual but chinese characters were on the icon instead. I restarted the DS and found that half of my games are gone. I looked on the other menu’s and saw the game but didn’t work when I pressed it.

Posted on August 13th, 2010

Sergio says:

Help please! I can not read the Micro SD card on my PC. I have tried on other PCs with no success. The card seems to work fine on the DS but I just can read (or paste anything on it) in my PC. What can I do?

Posted on September 6th, 2010

TKizzll says:

hi planet malaysia,
ive been reading this whole page and cannot come up with a solution. i recently bought an r4 revolution card for my ds lite, and for some reason when i put my card in with the r4 kernel and the game, the screen just says “loading…” now i know other peple on this page have had this problem, but ive tried all the soultions you’ve suggested and they havent worked. today, though, i put in a 64 mb micro sd and the menu and everything worked, and i was even able to play a music file. the problem is that whenever i try to do the same thing with a 4gb or 8gb card, it just says loading. im kind of stuck here since the only card that works isnt big enough to hold the game. any suggestions? im not really in favor of returning anything since it took about two weeks for my r4 to get here from Hong Kong.

Posted on October 10th, 2010

Cly says:

need help here. when I open a RAR file, it contains multiple RAR files and each of them are the same size at 4883kb (unzipped), and each one contains an .nds file when u unzipped it. dont think there is anything wrong with my NDS, because when i just put in one of the files into my MicroSD, the game icon did show up in my NDS, able to load it, but goes blank after that but can still hear the music of the game running!! the game that im mentioning are a few, but u guys can try download: might and magic, clash of heroes. the site where i downloaaded from is from freakrom. all the games i downloaded from there is playable, but only problem is this multipls rar file

cheers and thanks in advance.

Posted on October 15th, 2010

jobi52 says:

i just bought AceKard 2i from http://www.iflashdsi.com/ , But i dont know how to run it again, Help help help

Posted on October 25th, 2010

teresa says:

hi a freind has just downloaded loads of games on to my r4 card but when i put it in my ds all i get is a box with menu and ? mark in it on the top screen why is this please can someone help me

Posted on December 4th, 2010

Eugene Kang says:

Its really awsome to have it!

Posted on December 22nd, 2010

ds r4 card says:

thank you for sharing ,R4 Revolution is really useful.

Posted on January 13th, 2011

Shayari says:

I was always facing problem to open a .rar file . Window was showing an error “window cannot open this file ” .Now my problem hasbeen solved .Thank’s for this tip

Posted on February 10th, 2011

nigel says:

l canot get the software for my nintendo DS lite card reader for my micro SD to put games in it

Posted on February 18th, 2011

Lakenya Tacderen says:

I’m not sure why but this website is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

Posted on March 4th, 2011

ryu says:

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Posted on March 5th, 2011

ryu says:

witch r4 is better r4i r4 r4 revouloution gold r4

Posted on March 11th, 2011

ryu says:

witch one is better deluge or vuze and wicth one is better r4i or r4 revouloution

Posted on March 11th, 2011

lily says:

i’ve downloaded games but how come they don’t work?
it says ‘the game cannot be saved. please turn off and start again’
i’ve restarted it again but it still doesn’t work.
what shall i do?

Posted on March 12th, 2011

ryu says:

does it has no vires

Posted on March 12th, 2011

Time says:

I’ve been playing ndsl with r4 for a long time but suddenly, when i started to download newer games, the screen just turns white. what would be the problem?

Posted on April 6th, 2011

Retro says:

Either change firmware to R4 Wood or change to acekard 2i

Posted on April 6th, 2011

Rob says:

Hi bought a R4 King LL with 200 games and it will not load now for my son..all i get is a white screen and the . So i am thinking the best thing is to reformat the SD card and put the system files back on and just download some games on their for my son. Where can i get the system files from?

Posted on April 14th, 2011

Lisa says:

A friend down loaded games for me on a TTI card and they worked for a year but now the cards just say error when you start up the ds. What can i do to fix this, or can I not? I really don’t know anything about computer lingo!

Posted on April 15th, 2011

samuel says:

this site is the best it helped me so much thx

Posted on April 20th, 2011

susan says:

hi,
my sister accidently deleted the nds. files for the games, but it still has the sav. files. is there any way i can retore the games?

Posted on April 28th, 2011

Vicki says:

Does anyone have the latest update for the DS please, I can’t find it anywhere?

Thanks in advance

Posted on May 7th, 2011

nigel says:

l got the upgrade for kernel on my r4 but it dosnt work on my ds

Posted on May 9th, 2011

ang says:

ive eventually mastered downloading games that we can play on,my problem is when we play a game to a certain point we cant save anymore, when got card in computer dont really know what im doing noticed all tje sav files are the same size presume this is thje problem, how do i make them bigger , thought deleting some games might help but same problem,

Posted on May 29th, 2011

aden11111111111111 says:

i really need help my r4 does not work anymore now that i have copyied a game of the computer. it stops when its loading and says ? MENU please help me get it to work again:(

Posted on July 18th, 2011

aidiloo says:

macam mana nak download game yg ditahan usa

Posted on July 22nd, 2011

untet says:

wassap ppl:)

susan-sadly the .sav is only for the save game .u need the .nds (its the game)

vicki& nigel- u need to look at ur cart and donlod at its maker website coz there are thousand of clone r4 that not compatible with each other
u can go here if u wanna look at respective r4 cart os

http://filetrip.net/c85-Flashcart-Files.html

hope it help u guy

aden11111= u need to install new os coz the one with menu is corrupt .please look at ur r4 card and download the exact version in their respective company coz there are many version(pirate one) such as r4ds ,r4dsi, r4isdhc and so on.

aidiloo- aisey kawan. pegi je coolrom.com ,free register ,pas tu donlod sesuka hati korang :0

ok peeps , bye for now

Posted on July 26th, 2011

Dancing 'Hunk says:

When I open the rar file iot contains a jpg. , .r01, r.02, r.03 (and continue until r.08), also .nfo ,again a rar and a .sfv file. Also it contains a folder with .nds, .nfo and a jpg.
Do I need to open the rar?
Or should I place the .nds file into the games file of my r4?

Posted on October 28th, 2011

Dancing 'Hunk says:

O thnx anyway

Posted on October 28th, 2011

Dancing 'Hunk says:

Hey I tried to my last option to put (only) the .nds file in my games folder on my R4 but after loading, I get competely whitescreened.
What do I need to do?
HELP!

Posted on October 29th, 2011

as says:

i accidentaly forgot to unrar the file and i put it in my ds and now my ds wont work what should i do?

Posted on November 13th, 2011

r4 says:

This is very nice information for the R4 cards users. With the help of this information they can easily NDS games into R4 revolution.

Posted on December 24th, 2011

pipo says:

Hello,

what is extention of 3ds games for R4i card?

Posted on January 26th, 2012

pipo says:

I downloaded games example mario kart 7.
the file name is lgc-mk7.3ds
but the game does not work.
what must i do to make game work.

Posted on January 26th, 2012

vivek says:

can anybody help me i have mistakely deleted all of my files from the sd card now i have downloaded the kernel r4_v1.18_english everytime when i put these file to the sd card i got error please put the loader xxx file into the sd card my ds_menu_file display’s multimedia icon but in the videos the icon is not like mine plzz help me

Posted on March 29th, 2012