Before doing any operation, open the R4 DS package, and check it clearly. It should contain below accessories:
1 X R4 3DS flashcard.
1 X Memory Card (2GB, 4GB or 8GB)
1 X USB reader / writer
To make R4 3DS card work, you have to install the kernel and games into the MicroSD card.
R4 3DS Kernel Download. R4 3DS games Download.
1. Download the latest R4 3DS kernel to computer, it is a zipped patch.
2. Unzip the patch, you can get 4 files: "moonmemo", "moonshl2", "R4iMenu' and "r4.dat".
( R4.DAT for game play, Moonshl2 for video play, R4iMenu for DIY Interface function)
3. Connect the MicroSD card to the computer through the USB reader.
4. Copy all the 4 files to the root directory of the MicroSD card..
5. Download some games, unziped, and copy them to the root directory of the MicroSD card.
Now the kernel and games are already put into the TF card, R4 3DS card setup process is finished. Insert the MicroSD card to R4 3DS and and put R4 card to Nintendo 3DS/DSi or DS console. Power on the console, to play games or medias.
Attention: The MicroSD card should be insert to R4 3DS card correctly. The front side of MicroSD card must match back side of R4 3DS card. Do as below picture:
Right connection Wrong connection
After power on the Nintendo console, you will enter the R4 3DS main menu straightly.You can operate by pressing button or touching screen. Press "right and left" key to choose games or media functions. If choose game item, press A key to enter game menu; if choose media item, press A key to enter media function.
If choose game item in R4 3DS main menu, and press A key, you will enter R4 3DS game menu. you can return to main menu by pressing R key.
In R4 3DS game interface, press L to adjust brightness with 4 levels.
In Game Interface, top screen of the console shows game messages with four items: game, cheat, setting and ROM. Bottom screen shows game name, file size and current game category. Press "UP" and "DOWN" to check current page easily, and press "LEFT" and "RIGHT" to turn over the page. Top line of bottom screen shows current file and total file qties, while bottom line of the bottom screen shows the path of the category.
Press X or B, enter four items in the top screens: game, cheat, setting and ROM.
Enter cheat item, the bottom screee shows current game name, cheat function setting, cheat function switch, timely reminding window and file saving. Touch Cheat off/Cheat on to run the cheat function, and touch file saving to save the file.
Enter Setting item, the bottom screen shows three languages: English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese, touch file saving to save the relevant file.
Enter ROM item, the top of bottom screen showes cheat, DMA, software start functions, touch the relevant file to save the file. When the Soft-Reset function is ON during game, "L+R+A+B+X+Y" kdy combination can be pressed to return R4-II menu.. Don't save during soft reset, otherwise "archive lost" will be led. It is recommended to return game main menu and then soft reset. If Soft-Reset can not be operated or the Game is impacted, please turn off the soft-reset function.
Choose the game in R4 3DS game menu, press A or touch the screen to start the game.
If it is the first time to play, system will build saving file automatically, and remind "file is effected". The updated date of the files will be automatically revised while playing the games each time, the updated files could be easily found by checking the latest date revision.
The name of the file are same as game, expanded name is SAV. Which can be copied to computer at any moment.
In R4 3DS game interface, choose the game, press B or X to enter cheat menu.
Game Title is showed in the top screen, while bottom screen showes reminding window, Cheat off/Cheat on, file saving, current Cheat items. Choose your expected Cheat item by pressing "up" and "down", and open or close the item by pressing A or touching the screen. Touch "Cheat on/Cheat off" to operate the Cheat, and touch the screen to save the file.
While the Cheat is running, you may choose the cheat code one by one by pressing "up" and "down", and close the cheat code by pressing "A". Under Cheat Code Category, press A to open/close the category. You can delete the cheat.dat file in R4iMenu category if the cheat function is not required.
R4 3DS Cheat database updates: Download the newest cheat database and copy usrcheat.dat file to R4iMenu category.
R4 3DS skin files are in the R4iMenu/Skin category. There are four files inside the category: TScreen.bmp, BottomInit.bmp, TScreen.bmp and BottomScreen.bmp. Their functions are as below:
* TScreen.bmp -- R4 NDSI Top screen interface after starting the machine.
* BottomInit.bmp -- R4 NDSI Bottom screen interface after starting the machine.
* TScreen.bmp -- R4 NDSI Top screen interface for the file category.
* BottomScreen.bmp -- R4 NDSI Bottom screen interface for the file category.
Notice: The above files name can't be changed, picture must be in .bmp format with 8 or 24 digits, picture size must be 256*192 pixel.
By default setting, the R4 3DS skin will automatically change in each season. You can also DIY your favourite skin.
1. Download your favourite R4 3DS Skin to computer. It is a zipped patch.
2. Unzip the patch, and copy the "R4_Skin" to directory of "TF/R4iMenu/Skin".
3. Turn on 3DS console, enter the "R4 mainmenu - config", choose your favourate skin, press "A" key to confirm. Then skin is changed.