How To Use The M3 DS Real On Your Nintendo DS

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M3DSreal, great for playing game ROMs, music and movies

A few weeks ago I bought a little gadget called M3DSreal to use with the great Nintendo DS.

M3 DS Real is cartridge that fits into the slot where you games normally plug in to your Nintendo DS. It is used for those who want to download homemade games, play game ROMs like Pokemon Diamond, watch movies and listen music MP3s. You can even have game cheats like extra lives etc.!

What a great little gadget this is. There are a few makes of these ROM cartridge players and they all do a similar job but not quite the same or as good, R4DS and CycloDS are a couple of them. The ACEcard is very good as well.

Some features of the M3DSreal

all positives, no negatives

The build quality of the M3 DS real (M3DSreal) is really good. The small clips hold the two sides together really well, and the M3DSreal feels very solid and it doesn’t bend at all.
Unlike real Nintendo games, there aren’t the plastic dividers between the contacts on the bottom of the card, but this doesn’t cause any problems at all. All in all, the build quality of the M3DSReal is fantastic.

+ 100% NDS compatibility
+ Perfect GBA compatiblity
+ Extra features like cheats and RTS when playing GBA
+ Integrated GBA loader, no external software needed
+ Good skinning engine
+ Media player and PDS software included
+ No patching software needed for anything
+ Great build quality
+ Fast, frequent updates

Speaking of Updates – the m3DS real has recently had an update. Check this post How To Update The M3DSreal for more details. It seems to be at v3.7e now.

M3Dsreal uses microSD memory cards

so you have unlimited storage - store every DS game

The M3 DS Real can use either standard microSD (thats what I use) cards and microSDHC cards. Standard microSD cards go to 2GB in size and the newer microSDHC cards can go to 32GB but at the moment you can only buy 8GB.
You can buy these memory cards cheap from Amazon or local electronic stores.

I use a Kingston 2GB card and it has plenty of storage for me. With the M3DS real , I put all of my sons DS games (at least a dozen) on it plus a few movies and a CD full of music – now he has all of this on one cartridge rather than having to carry around multiple game cartridges that could be lost easily.

The M3 DSreal can have PDA functions, if you want, to store phone numbers, have a calculator. as well as and ebook reader . I use the ebook reader to read game walkthroughs to help me get through some (I need help with games).

The M3Dsreal needs a microSD card

2GB holds around 20 games


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M3DSreal help

Just ask me a question and will get back to you with an answer.

Having problems getting movies on the M3DSreal or don't know where to put the games on the memory card?... ask any questions here. M3 DS Real Help is on it's way.
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  • Xaxeim Jan 08, 2011 @ 3:03 pm
    I havnt had any problem with my M3DSreal until recently and now it wont play any new games i download (still plays the ones already on it though). The screen just goes black at the start or freezes, does anyone know what is wrong??
  • Lee Aug 12, 2010 @ 7:26 am
    Do you know if there are any known compatibility issues with off brand micro sd cards? There are some really good deals on high capacity and high class ones that are not sandisc or kingston. Thanks
  • Jill Aug 05, 2010 @ 11:26 am
    I downloaded the system files and games but the games will not work, anyone know why? Please I am about to throw the lot through the window. lol
  • ShadowMist Aug 31, 2010 @ 6:25 am
    Hi Jill, I found thsat some games I dloaded would not work on my M3DS but would work on my kids Edge card. I cannot figgure out why tho :(
  • janice Jul 06, 2010 @ 12:29 am
    how do you download the system file for the m3 ds real
  • linn Dec 04, 2009 @ 5:24 pm
    where can i get games for M3DSreal
  • SANDRA Apr 20, 2010 @ 3:39 am
    WHAT PROGRAMME CAN I USE TO PUT GAMES ONTO MY DS THAT IS FREE.i am looking for a site that has free games that i can load onto my ds can you help thanks
  • jstuck Dec 03, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
    i bought 2 m3 ds real cards for my kids ds. Both ds systems are same model. One of the usb card readers was defective so i used the other usb reader to download games onto each card. I was able to play both m3 cards on my daughters ds and not my sons. His kept saying no card inserted. any ideas why the cards won't work on my sons ds
  • Zach Nov 07, 2009 @ 11:29 pm
    I wish someone knew how to put ebooks on the m3. I mean i know to create an ebook folder and than put the ebook in it, but what format does the ebook have to be in?
  • iLove Dec 30, 2009 @ 7:22 am
    the ebook is just in text format ie. .txt
  • dylon Oct 30, 2009 @ 8:12 am
    why dose [pokemon platium have no cheats on the m3ds
  • iLove Dec 30, 2009 @ 7:23 am
    there are cheats for Pokemon platinum on the DS. just update the cheat file.
  • Oct 07, 2010 @ 8:54 am
    how do you update your cheat file thats what ive been trying to find all night xD
    Any help to the right website would be appreciated xD
    Sands of Destruction is the game im trying to find codes for already beaten it just lookin to try some things xD
  • iLove Aug 30, 2009 @ 6:57 am
    [in reply to A teddy bear] I don't think it works with the dsi.
  • GIlbertico Aug 20, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
    when i bought mine, it didnt bring the usb thing. it brought sumtin called the T-Flash mini reader and i have no clue what to do. it has no place to connect into the computer. plzz help.
  • German May 29, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
    Hello I bought the M3 real for my son. The T-flash mini reader is used to store data from PC to the Micro SD card. On the blue side you can insert the Micro SD card and the black one fitsinto a standart USB port. I seems not, but it fits, Greetings from Germany
  • david Aug 10, 2009 @ 12:47 pm
    hey do i put movies onto my m3 ds real?
  • someone Aug 07, 2009 @ 2:39 am
    what do you do if u accidentaly delete your system folder???
  • iLove Dec 30, 2009 @ 7:25 am
    all you need to do is re-download the M3DSreal system files and put them on the memory card.
  • someone Aug 07, 2009 @ 2:39 am
    what do you do if u accidentaly delete your system folder???

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