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R4i Gold Operation

R4i Gold Accessories confirmation

After received the R4i Gold card packages, confirm the following accesoreis in the box, these accessoreis are need for R4i gold instalation.

1 X R4i Gold card,        1 X USM Adapter,      1 X MicroSDHC card.

Insert MicroSD card to R4i Gold card

The MicroSD card should be inserd to the R4i gold card correctly.The front side of MicroSD card should match the back side of R4i Gold.

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                           R4i Gold right connection                      R4i Gold wrong connection   

R4i Gold Kernel Installation

  • a. Dowload the latest R4i Gold Kernel patch to the computer, and release it into several files.
  • b. Connect the MicroSD card to the computer through the USB reader.
  • C. Copy all files to the boot directoy of MicroSD card.

The R4i Gold kernel installation is finished. You may also copy some games and media documents to the MicroSD TF card as you like.

R4i Gold Main Menu Operation

After turn on the console, you will enter the R4i Gold main menu straightly. There are several items in Gold R4i main menu,you can choose games,ROMs or Media to run by the keys or touch screen. press "A" key to enter the game menu.

R4i Gold Game Menu Operation

While entered the game menu,press 'START' to go back to main menu.

-Press the 'SELECT' key to select the display mode in game interface ("File Display” and "Game Display” , Default is "Game Display”), "N files” and "N game” display at top bar on the top screen.

-Please be aware that the "SHELL,MOONSHL,_SYSTEM_"directory and the "_DS_MSHL.NDS "file will be hidden under the "Show Games Only" mode; Any other directories or files with hidden attributes will also be hidden.

- You can choose the display model ("Display all” and "Only Display Game”, default is "Only Display Game”) by pressing "SELECT”, and the top screen will display "N file” and "N Game”.

Please be aware that the "SHELL,MOONSHL,_SYSTEM_"directory and the "_DS_MSHL.NDS "file will be hidden under the "Show Games Only" mode; Any other directories or files with hidden attributes will also be hidden.

4-levels-lightness adjustment is available to the DS Lite console by touching the sunny icon at the top left corner of game interface. (Not available to DS console, the sunny icon will turn to be gray if it is DS console.)

At the right top of the touch screen it is the "Soft Reset"; Red indicator means the "Soft Reset” function is off; Green indicator means the "Soft Reset” function is on. The users may point on the touch screen or press "R" button to switch the "Soft Reset" On/Off.

While the "Soft Reset” function is on, pressing "L+R+A+B+X+Y” can go back and forth to the game's main menu; Please do not do this while saving, as it will lead to malfunction, It is recommended to go back to main menu before you function the "Soft Reset".

If the error occurs on running games, please try to turn off the "Soft Reset".

- The top screen displays the files under the directory, 'Up/Down' key for rolling, 'Left/Right' key for flipping. The current path and amount of the total files will show on the top, the scroll bar will show the location of the current file.

- The files under the directory will be sorted by file name, the directory (DIR) will display at the front. The (..) is the parent directory.

- The bottom screen display the details of the files and directory, the icon and title will be displayed if it is NDS/IDS game.

- Press 'A' button or touch screen to enter the corresponding functions or run the game, press "B” button to go back

Running Game in R4i Gold

- Choose the game you like in the game menu; Press 'A' button or touch screen to run.

- You can check the modified time of the archive, as it will be edited automatically while running the game.

- The file name of the archive is the same with the games, the extension is .SAV, can be backup or restored from PC at anytime.

SAV backup copy, restoration

- The archived file master file name with game same, expansion named .SAV

1. May momentarily restores the backup to the computer or from the computer.

2. Chooses the display mode according to SELECT, the choice thought completely the backup the .sav document, presses a key backup, the backup puts on file expansion named .bak. When needs to restore, the choice correspondence's .bak duplicate file, presses a key confirmation restoration.

R4i Gold Cheat Operation

Choose the corresponding game, if the official database (cheat.dat files under the _system_ folder) or the user database (usrcheat.dat files under the _system_ folder) contains the Auction Replay Cheat, the below screen will show the "Auction Replay Cheat (Y)" button, press the Y key or that button to enter the set up interface of cheat.

If the two databases will contain an action replay cheat to the same game, there will be two "action replay cheat" buttons. The official database is on the left, the user database is on the right.

On the top line of the above screen shows the game name, the top line of the below screen shows how many cheat code currently be selected and the total amount of the cheat codes can be selected, the bottom line of the below screen shows the version and created date of the current cheat database.

The function of the six buttons on the below screen is described separately as below:

"select all" press this button to select all the cheat code under the cheat opened circumstance.

"delete all" press this button to delete all the selected cheat code under the cheat opened circumstance.

"game open/close" press this button to control the cheat switch of this game, the left frame will show the current status.

"cheat open/close" press this button to control the entire cheat function switch, the right frame will show the current status.

"preserve and exit" press this button to preserve the current modification, and exit, the same function as well as press the START button.

"discards and exit" press this button to not preserve the current modification, and exit, the same function as well as press the SELECT button.

Under the cheat opened circumstance, use up and down arrow to choose each cheat code one by one; if it's the cheat folder, press A to unfold/fold the directory.

Under the cheat-opened circumstance, use left and right arrow can go across 10 cheat codes.

If do not need the cheat function, delete the cheat.dat files under the _system_ folder.

When the two databases will contain an action replay cheat to the same game, users can open the action replay cheat in the database to by their needs and another one would be close (close action replay cheat by turning master switch off, closing games or do not choose any action replay cheat), kernel will automatically choose the use of opened action reply cheat (Cheats in two databases opened to one game at the same time, then it will use the one in official database).

efore running game, under circumstance that a cheat has already been opened, in the process of running the game cheat can be temporarily closed by L+R+START+DOWN, you may press L+R+START+UP to open cheat.

Switch Skins of R4i Gold

Table of contents themes has certain sub-tables of contents in TF/microSD under the card _system_, the distinction naming is theme01 - - theme12, will correspond one year separately 12 months, R4i will read the DS main engine's date establishment, will replace the corresponding month automatically the skin, inside each folder table of contents will have four document logo.bmp, icons.bmp, bckgrd_1.bmp and bckgrd_2.bmp, these four pictures will be the R4i operation contact surface background, in the picture content may change freely.

logo.bmp - Background of the Top Screen of R 4' s startup.
icons.bmp -- Background of the Bottom Screen of R 4' s Startup.
bckgrd_1.bmp -- Background of the Top Screen of R 4' s Explorer.
bckgrd_2.bmp -- Background of the Bottom Screen of R 4' s Explorer.

Note: the name of the picture can't be changed, it must be.bmp format, and the size should be 253*192 pixels.

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