How Do I Get Games on My R4 Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a fan of Nintendo DS games, you may have heard of the R4 card. The R4 card is a small device that allows you to play games, watch movies, and listen to music on your Nintendo DS console.

However, getting games onto your R4 card can be a bit tricky for beginners. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get games on your R4 card in just a few easy steps.

Step 1: Get the Right Software

Before you can start loading games onto your R4 card, you’ll need to download some software. There are many different types of software available online, but one of the most popular is called Wood R4. This software is free to download and easy to use.

Step 1.1: Download Wood R4

To download Wood R4, simply search for it on Google and click on the first link that appears. Make sure you download the correct version for your R4 card.2: Extract the Files

Once you’ve downloaded Wood R4, extract the files from the .zip folder. You can use any extraction software such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.

Step 2: Prepare Your MicroSD Card

Next, you’ll need to prepare your MicroSD card for use with your R4 card.

Step 2.1: Format Your MicroSD Card

Insert your MicroSD card into your computer using an adapter or a USB reader. Then right-click on the drive letter assigned to it and select “Format”. Select FAT32 as the file system type and click “Start” to format.2: Create Folders

Once formatting is complete, create two new folders on your MicroSD card named “Games” and “R4iMenu”.

Step 3: Add Games to Your R4 Card

Now you’re ready to add games to your R4 card.

Step 3.1: Download ROMs

To download ROMs, you can search for them on Google or on any ROM website. Make sure you download the correct version that is compatible with your R4 card.2: Copy and Paste ROMs

Once you’ve downloaded a game, extract the .zip folder and copy the contents to the “Games” folder on your MicroSD card.

Step 4: Load Your R4 Card

Now that you have added games to your R4 card, it’s time to load it into your Nintendo DS console.

Step 4.1: Insert Your R4 Card

Insert your R4 card into the MicroSD slot on your Nintendo DS console.2: Power On Your Console

Power on your Nintendo DS console and select the “R4iMenu” option from the home screen.


That’s it! You’ve successfully loaded games onto your R4 card and can now enjoy playing them on your Nintendo DS console. Remember to only download ROMs for games that you already own, as downloading copyrighted material is illegal.