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Gaming => Console Chat => : Joshid July 06, 2009, 09:38:56 PM

: $10 R4
: Joshid July 06, 2009, 09:38:56 PM
Just ordered myself one.

Hopefully it will live unlike my DSTT.

http://www.gamebygame.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=29788&cs_cookies (http://www.gamebygame.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=29788&cs_cookies)[csid]=aacd033d1db427a45bfa30234220d3b7&cs_cookies[cart_languageC]=EN&cs_cookies[secondary_currencyC]=usd&cs_cookies[stat_uniq_code]=47412&cs_cookies[cu_id]=1476007540
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 07, 2009, 12:39:29 AM
golly gee whiz dude that's cheap! I wonder why ... ?
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 07, 2009, 01:29:54 AM
just the card itself.
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 07, 2009, 08:20:24 PM
It is cheap because it is obsolete and hasn't been updated for over a year, a bunch of games don't work with it, no DSi support and it the card itself is probably fake.
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 07, 2009, 09:34:54 PM
It is cheap because it is obsolete and hasn't been updated for over a year, a bunch of games don't work with it, no DSi support and it the card itself is probably fake.
:-X
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 08, 2009, 12:20:35 AM
... lol ;D

no one cares about the DSi though, at least I don't. All the games I've played with my r4 have worked just fine no problems ... so ... I mark that as invalid
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 08, 2009, 06:55:27 PM
GTA and Chrono Trigger don't work on it...

I am sure there are fixes and things but that is a pain in the arse...
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 08, 2009, 09:32:46 PM
GTA does work, it works on mine! You just had to replace the Arm 7 or whatever .bin file it was, with another .bin file from Bomberman 2 or something ....... it's hard to explain but I was able to make it work through that method.
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 09, 2009, 12:19:22 AM
Pain in the arse though. :P

I didn't know you had a DS at the moment... what are you playing? :)
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 09, 2009, 01:32:17 AM
You need IPS or something especially for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days.
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 10, 2009, 04:29:54 AM
Pain in the arse though. :P

I didn't know you had a DS at the moment... what are you playing? :)

I know this sounds geeky but I'm playing Catan right now, the game based off of the board game ... totally old school but really fun to play! I like those strategy kinda games, and this game is a mix of that and chance.

IPS? I have the R4 III Upgrade or whatever from DealExtreme and have had no problems playing 99% of the games. The only game I had a problem with was GTA the first time around because the arm hadn't been fixed. Anyways, $10 for an r4 goes a very long way considering how much all the games would cost otherwise! ;D
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 10, 2009, 07:42:08 AM
omg it works perfect so far. I just hope it doesn't die on me.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days works!
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 10, 2009, 11:49:02 AM
it's in Japanese though, that was my problem with it ... can you read Japanese? do you like playing a game you can't understand? lol
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 13, 2009, 06:02:30 AM
It's easy to understand for me. 

Only game I haven't gotten to work is Dragon Quest IX, japanese too, but probably just needs to be patched.
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 13, 2009, 08:04:25 PM
I know this sounds geeky but I'm playing Catan right now, the game based off of the board game ... totally old school but really fun to play! I like those strategy kinda games, and this game is a mix of that and chance.

Well I play board games every tuesday and have a copy of Settlers of Catan (the board game not the computer game). :P

I don't like it that much anymore as there is too much luck and 1 player can really gay you over with the robber which sucks. Caylus is probably my fave Eurogame...
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 16, 2009, 09:24:09 AM
Catan is only about strategy during the first round when you pick where you want to place your settlements ... the rest is pfm (pure fuckin magic)
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 16, 2009, 07:49:10 PM
Hmmm I wouldn't say that, but I haven't played the DS version.
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 17, 2009, 01:14:24 AM
I don't know why but Digimon World DS is so addicting.  :-*
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 17, 2009, 07:52:05 PM
Is it really? Dude I'm gonna check it out!
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 17, 2009, 07:55:35 PM
Hmmm I wouldn't say that, but I haven't played the DS version.

Don't mean to double post but I'm too lazy to edit ... lol ...
ok with the DS version, it's hard to explain but the AI never really made it enjoyable. I had to keep saving my progress, and if I lost I'd go back to one of my saves where I was doing really well and do it all over again. The development cards were pre-set so even if you reloaded the save, the development cards would always be the same.

My biggest problem with Catan DS is that the animations were way too slow ... it actually showed each resource going to each player ... VERY tedious ... instead of just showing that everyone got resources lol ... that's probably my only problem in it all.
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil July 17, 2009, 08:07:23 PM
The best thing is that you can say "I've got wood for sheep" to people. Presumably you can't do that in the DS game. :(
: Re: $10 R4
: Call_me_sir July 17, 2009, 11:11:40 PM
I almost want a ds again just so I can play chrono trigger.
: Re: $10 R4
: i_got_you60 July 17, 2009, 11:25:17 PM
I almost want a ds again just so I can play chrono trigger.
i harassed my parents to buy me a snes so i could play that game back in the day.it still stands up on its own to this day.
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer July 19, 2009, 01:21:57 AM
My friend just got some Catan game for his cell phone ... apparently it works much like Catan DS but has the option of going MUCH faster ... damnit
: Re: $10 R4
: Mesh July 28, 2009, 03:47:30 AM
SCAM? Lol.
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid July 30, 2009, 08:45:44 PM
Actually no mine works perfect even with latest firmware. :3
: Re: $10 R4
: retro_killa August 07, 2009, 07:47:39 AM
what is the latest back up rom that will play at full speed & save with sound on this card ?
: Re: $10 R4
: EliteKiller234 August 12, 2009, 10:53:25 PM
I feel bad for the people that don't shop here... http://dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.604
: Re: $10 R4
: Call_me_sir August 13, 2009, 01:37:08 AM
I feel bad for Nintendo with so many asshole pirates out there.
: Re: $10 R4
: EliteKiller234 August 13, 2009, 08:26:41 AM
I feel bad for Nintendo with so many asshole pirates out there.

Lol! I feel bad for Sega the most.
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer August 13, 2009, 08:53:09 AM
Unless you live in Hong Kong you will have to wait forever and a day to get anything from there ... took me a month just to get a DS touch screen component and a tri wing screwdriver lol
: Re: $10 R4
: AmberButane August 14, 2009, 02:40:13 AM
Lol! I feel bad for Sega the most.

I agree.  Ever since the whole Famicon Disk Drive thing nintendo has been insanely cautious about stopping pirates...  I think that's the reason why (in retrospect) most of thier latest systems have ..:: Cough Cough::.. kinda sucked.

Sega always took chances and tried to be innovative, and the rest is history.
: Re: $10 R4
: Call_me_sir August 14, 2009, 03:55:09 AM
Sega always took chances and tried to be innovative, and the rest is history.
So you're saying the more innovative company will die out?
And you think Sega is more innovative than nintendo?
: Re: $10 R4
: AmberButane August 14, 2009, 04:14:18 PM
So you're saying the more innovative company will die out?
And you think Sega is more innovative than nintendo?


Nintendo is innovative too of course, my main point was that in order to stop piracy they've sort of limited themselves in ways.  The biggest example is the N64.  They used outdated cartridge technology which limited the games, alienated a lot of third party developers and caused them to be stomped by an inferior system like Playstation.  They pretty much did the same thing with GameCube as well.  They also always seem a bit "gun-shy" about actually releasing thier innovative ideas (look at the useless extension ports on the bottom of most Nintendo systems).

Dreamcast however used a much simpler development system which third party developers loved and was very inovative, but it was easily hacked.  Sega took the chance, tried to stay on top, and suffered the fate Nintendo was so terrified of. 

So innovation isn't doomed to fail....  but it seems like companies succed more when they keep flooding the market with the same old crap.
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid August 16, 2009, 07:10:56 AM
Dealextreme is horrible.  You have to wait a month to get anything plus their customer service is horrible.
: Re: $10 R4
: retro_killa August 18, 2009, 08:46:05 AM
hm....

is this a trusted site ?

how where ells can I get a flash card for a good deal with better shipping ?
: Re: $10 R4
: Call_me_sir August 18, 2009, 10:16:27 AM
Dealextreme is a trusted site. I've purchased from them before, they do take a while to ship, but with rock bottom prices and free shipping you can't complain.
A poorly make flash cart has the potential to ruin your DS, at least that's what I've been hearing from people on forums. So be careful if you buy one.
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer August 20, 2009, 04:48:47 AM
DealExtreme is incredible if you're not in a rush to get something. I got a ds touch screen from there and figured out myself how to fix it, it was great ... :)

Also got a couple r4's there. They work! I can't complain! Oh and some zapper pens that shock people when they try to use them lol
: Re: $10 R4
: Joshid August 20, 2009, 05:12:52 AM
The site I bought my r4 is definitely trust worthy.

Also they give you free 3 day shipping, and they're coming from California.  I got mine in 3 days, I'm in Ohio. I'm happy :)
: Re: $10 R4
: retro_killa September 10, 2009, 07:07:55 PM
once more I will ask this question & I hope to get a reply

........

Will this R4 play all the games/rom files that are on the store shelfs ?
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil September 10, 2009, 07:48:46 PM
No.
: Re: $10 R4
: retro_killa September 12, 2009, 11:58:58 PM
No.

oh really and explain to me why it will not
: Re: $10 R4
: Elite Evil September 13, 2009, 09:13:18 PM
Read the thread.
: Re: $10 R4
: willplayer September 16, 2009, 10:41:07 AM
That's kinda what an R4 is for ya ding dong ... ::)