Flashcarts aren't a new invention—they've been around for years. Although the 3DS does receive software updates that, at times, renders flashcarts unusable, the R4 3DS is still perfectly usable with the handheld device. Nowadays, flashcart manufacturers stay on top of the 3DS' firmware updates, ensuring that their flashcarts aren't obsolete or rendered unusable.
Lots of people have questions to ask about the R4 3DS—luckily, that's why we're here to answer more of the most frequently asked questions about the device. And, we're certainly not done answering questions about this tricky and handy little device.
In this series of articles, we're going to answer even more of the most frequently asked questions about the R4 3DS. And, this article, we're going to look at some more of the R4 3DS' handy functionality.
Some More Frequently Asked Questions ~ The R4 3DS
The R4 3DS squeezes every bit of functionality that it can out of the Nintendo 3DS—and, that's something that we've certainly been stressing in our last three articles. We touched upon it briefly, but are only really getting to it now: the elephant in the room. And what's that?
The cheat function, of course.
Although popular cheat devices like the Action Replay are decreasing in popularity (mainly due to ever updating firmware), the R4 3DS restores some cheat capabilities to the handheld—for those who like cheating in games on their own time.
The cheat menu can be selected through the Game Interface menu. This section allows users to enter in cheat codes and use other features that extends the functionality of the device's cheat capabilities. The bottom screen will show the current game name (if its inserted), the cheat function setting, the cheat function's switch, file save and a reminder window.
Touching the cheat button will turn cheats on and off, while touching the file save button will save the current file.
The cheat menu naturally gives you access to a full list of cheats, provided you already have your game inserted into the Action Replay. Use the directional pad to scroll through the menu of cheats; you can use the A button to expand and close the categories.
Active cheats can be selected one by one by using the directional pad; select a cheat by pressing the A button. If you don't want to use certain cheats, you can delete the cheat.dat file in the device's menu.
Note: The R4 3DS cheat database updates from time to time, adding new cheats to the already extensive cheat menu. You can download the newest cheats from the manufacturer's website – in this case, R4 3DS.net – and copy the usrcheat.dat file to the device.