Are you a video game enthusiast or someone whose kid has been nagging you all month to buy an R4 card for their Nintendo game? The term may sound alien to some, but for those who enjoy the world of video gaming and multimedia, it is a cartridge that enables Joker123 one to play the Nintendo games. The cartridge finds its use in the Nintendo games via a Nintendo DS storage device that can store commercial video games and other multimedia items like movies.
Technically, R4 cartridges work through a compatible Nintendo storage device. This storage device is basically of two types, namely SLOT-1 and SLOT-2. While SLOT-2 were the first generation games, SLOT-1 are the latest in the gaming technology in this field. These cards are dependent on external memory sticks for storage, and microSD memory cards are used for this purpose. These cards are conveniently priced and come in different memory sizes leaving it to the user’s discretion which card is best for them. The memory cards are fitted on top of the cartridges and can be detached.
To set up any one of the R4 flash cards on your console, its operating system must be installed. These operating systems come along with the card in form of CDs, or better still are easily downloadable from the card’s official website. Installation process in itself is simple, and requires three steps to be followed. First, is the process of download itself; followed by extraction of the downloaded files onto the computer; and lastly, transferring the files relevant to the game card onto the memory card.
Once installed, it is just a matter of familiarizing oneself with the layout of the operating system before being able to actually use it to play games. That is also made very simple for the users. The main menu is well defined in its layout, and player is required to select the correct option- whether it is games, multimedia or boot slot-2. The pattern of the games menu further is a simple scroll up-scroll down function.
These cards find more usage than as plain video game storage devices. These devices are very well supported by multimedia like Moonshell, and so the card can be converted into a video player or listen to it as an iPod. With the incredible storage space available, one can read eBooks or store pictures. All it requires is the plain old copy-paste function to transfer the media files into the card. There is a Wi-Fi support also available, and these systems are compatible with other operating systems. Thus, games not originally playable on these cards can be converted into readable formats.