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Some Features of the R4 3DS Card and What They Mean

R4 3DS cards nowadays have a lot of features and although some of them are self-explanatory, a lot of people are not tech savvy and that a lot of them might not know what it is.

In today’s article, I will talk about some of the common features of the R4 3DS card and what they actually mean so that the layperson can understand what they are.

  1. Region-Free. Although “Region-free” gaming might seem understandable, it might not be the case for most laypeople. The Region-free gaming feature that you commonly see in most R4 3DS cards on the market indicates that you can play whatever games there is for the Nintendo 3DS. You’ve probably noticed the words NTSC and PAL right next to the games you’ve downloaded, for example. PAL indicates games that are for western countries while the NTSC is catered more for the Asian audience. Now, what the region-free gaming feature does is that it eliminates this regional limitation so you can play all games in the Nintendo 3DS lineup.
  2. DLDI Auto-Patching. Another popular feature in all new R4 3DS cards, the DLDI auto-patching feature is a great one, especially if you are the type of person who wants to install a lot of homebrew applications. You see, in the past, when you want to install homebrew in your Nintendo 3DS, you need to manually patch them one by one in order for it to be seen on the R4 3DS card’s interface. But, with the DLDI auto-patching feature, your R4 3DS card will automatically patch the files for you. This saves you a lot of time and effort in installing homebrew applications on your Nintendo 3DS.
  3. Moonshell Support. Moonshell is a popular homebrew application for the Nintendo 3DS. Moonshell is actually a media player that allows you to enjoy media content on your portable game console. Do you like to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on your Nintendo 3DS? You can pretty much do so by using an R4 3DS card and installing the Moonshell application.
  4. AR Support. “AR” stands for Action Replay and this is a popular cheating application for the Nintendo 3DS. Basically, this is a program that allows you to input cheat codes for specific games that you play and you can also enable or disable them from within the application itself.
  5. Real-Time Save. Real-time save is actually quite similar to “saved states”. Basically, what this feature does is that it allows you to completely save the game state you’re in so that you can come back to that specific point in the game when your time permits it. This alleviates the hassle of loading up your game again from a save point, for example.

These are just some of the common features that you can find in R4 3DS cards. At least, now you know what they are and what they do.

So, do you have an R4 3DS card? If you still do not have one and you own a Nintendo 3DS, I highly recommend you get one soon.