How Do I Play DS Games on My DSi SD Card?

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By Ralph Torres

If you’re looking to play DS games on your DSi SD card, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we’ll go over the steps you need to follow in order to get your favorite DS games up and running on your DSi.

What You’ll Need

Before we get started, there are a few things you’ll need:

  • A DSi console
  • An SD card (preferably with at least 8GB of storage)
  • A computer with an SD card reader
  • The R4i Gold 3DS Plus flashcart
  • The latest firmware update for your flashcart (which you can find on the official R4i Gold website)
  • An internet connection

Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you have everything you need, let’s dive into the process of playing DS games on your DSi SD Card.

Step One: Downloading the Necessary Software

The first thing you need to do is download the necessary software. This includes both the firmware update for your flashcart and the kernel software that will allow you to play DS games.

Start by downloading the latest firmware update for your R4i Gold 3DS Plus flashcart from their official website. Once downloaded, extract the files and transfer them onto your SD card.

Next, head over to the official R4i Gold website again and download the latest kernel software. Once downloaded, extract the files and transfer them onto your SD card as well.

Step Two: Inserting Your SD Card into Your Flashcart

Once you have everything downloaded and transferred onto your SD card, insert it into your R4i Gold 3DS Plus flashcart. Make sure the flashcart is inserted into your DSi console as well.

Step Three: Setting Up Your DSi Console

Now it’s time to set up your DSi console. Turn it on and go to the settings menu.

From there, select “Internet” and then “Connection Settings.” Choose either “Connection 1” or “Connection 2,” depending on which one you want to use.

Next, select “Search for an Access Point.” Once your access point is found, select it and enter your password if necessary.

Step Four: Installing the Kernel Software

With your internet connection set up, it’s time to install the kernel software. Start by opening the file explorer on your DSi console and finding the kernel software you transferred onto your SD card earlier.

Once you’ve found it, click on it to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions until the installation is complete.

Step Five: Playing Your DS Games

Congratulations! You’re now ready to play your favorite DS games on your DSi SD card.

Start by opening up the R4i Gold menu from your DSi console’s home screen. From there, you can navigate through your games and select which one you want to play.

Conclusion

Playing DS games on your DSi SD card may seem daunting at first, but with a bit of patience and these simple steps, you’ll be gaming in no time. Just remember to download all necessary software, follow each step carefully, and have fun!