How Do I Put Games on My R4 Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re looking to put games on your R4 card, you’ve come to the right place. The process can seem daunting at first, but with a little bit of guidance, you’ll be playing your favorite games on your Nintendo DS in no time.

Step 1: Get Your R4 Card Ready

The first thing you’ll need to do is make sure your R4 card is ready to receive games. Insert the microSD card into your card reader and plug it into your computer.

You should see a new drive appear on your desktop or in File Explorer. Open it up and create a new folder called “Games”. This is where all of your game files will go.

Step 2: Find Game ROMs

Next, you’ll need to find game ROMs online. There are many websites out there that offer ROMs for various systems, including the Nintendo DS.

However, be careful when downloading ROMs as some websites may contain viruses or malware. Make sure to only download from reputable sources.

Legal Disclaimer:

It’s important to note that downloading ROMs for games you don’t own is illegal and infringes on copyright laws. We do not condone piracy or support any illegal activities.

Step 3: Download and Extract Game Files

Once you’ve found a reputable website and downloaded the game ROM, extract the file using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip. This will create a new folder with the game files inside.

Step 4: Transfer Game Files to Your R4 Card

Now it’s time to transfer the game files onto your R4 card. Simply drag and drop the extracted files into the “Games” folder on your microSD card.

Step 5: Insert Your R4 Card Into Your Nintendo DS

Finally, insert your R4 card into your Nintendo DS and turn it on. You should see a menu with all of your game files listed. Simply select the game you want to play and enjoy!


Putting games on your R4 card may seem complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a quick and easy process. Remember to only download ROMs from reputable sources and always follow copyright laws. Happy gaming!