Its becoming inevitable. Many of the newer ROMs on the NDS using R4 (Not R4HD) is giving errors about not able to create save files and quitting. Trying to update it to version 1.18 does help for some, but not all. The solution is to use another firmware. The one I will talk about here is YSMenu.
Now, the trciky part about YSMenu is that the author does not allow premade firmware to be posted online. But I will show you that Maikel's Automater (R4YSAuto) will make it simple.
First you will have to download that from:
But you know my style. I always prefer to have everything done for you. So, don't worry about the download first. But for YSMenu, you have no choice. Since I cannot host it, you will have to download from:
Its in Japanese, but here is how to do it, use search. Find YSMenu. First link is the summary at the top, next link is the right one. you should be getting "YSMenu0903211700.zip".
Now, grab my prepacked R4YSauto here:
The main difference is that I had made the R4YSauto works with the latest YSMenu "YSMenu0903211700.zip" while the original requires you to rename it. Well, it will be the same if you use a newer one anyway. In addition, I had also included the latest usrcheat.dat as of 2 June 09.
Now, all you need to do it to unpack the R4YSauto to a directory. Then throw the "YSMenu0903211700.zip" into the same directory and run r4.bat. Answer the question accordingly, basically "R4" and "Firmware" are hte important choices. The rest can varies.
Then you will have you firmware. Unpack it into your MicroSD and its done.