How Do You Put Games on a DS R4 Card?

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By Valerie Becker

If you own a Nintendo DS, you may have heard of the R4 card. The R4 card is a popular device that allows users to play games, watch videos, listen to music, and more on their Nintendo DS. In this tutorial, we will show you how to put games on an R4 card.

Step 1: Get an R4 Card
The first step in putting games on an R4 card is getting an R4 card. You can purchase these cards online or in stores that sell video game accessories. Make sure to get the correct type of card for your Nintendo DS.

Step 2: Download Game Files
Once you have your R4 card, the next step is to download game files. You can find these files online by searching for ROMs or game backups. Make sure to only download games that you own and have the right to use.

Step 3: Extract Game Files
After downloading the game files, you will need to extract them from their compressed format. Most games are downloaded in a .zip or .rar format and will need to be extracted using software like WinZip or WinRAR.

Preparing Your SD Card

Step 4: Format Your SD Card
Before putting games on your R4 card, you will need to format your SD card. Insert your SD card into your computer and open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Right-click on the SD card and select “Format.”

Step 5: Create Folders
Once your SD card is formatted, create two folders on it called “Games” and “Moonshell.” These folders will be used for storing your game files and multimedia files respectively.

Step 6: Transfer Files
Now it’s time to transfer your game files onto the SD card. Locate the game files you extracted earlier and drag them into the “Games” folder on your SD card. Make sure to keep the folder structure intact.

Using Your R4 Card

Step 7: Insert Your R4 Card
Once your game files are on the SD card, it’s time to insert your R4 card into your Nintendo DS. Turn on your DS and select the R4 card from the menu.

Step 8: Launch Games
From here, you can navigate to the “Games” folder on your R4 card and select the game you want to play. Press “A” to launch the game.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • If your games aren’t showing up on your R4 card, make sure they are in the correct format.
  • If you’re experiencing freezing or crashing while playing games, try formatting your SD card again.
  • Make sure to only download games that you own and have a legal right to use.

With these steps, you should now be able to put games on an R4 card and enjoy them on your Nintendo DS. Happy gaming!