What flashcard to get?

WeedZ
Dec 22, 2016
A friend of mine wants to buy an oldschool dsi. I never got into the old ds's, can anyone tell me what flashcard he should get and recommend where to order it from? Many thanks.

» 15 Answers

  • Boogieboo6 Best answer
    Dec 22, 2016
    I use this thing. Currently playing Chrono Trigger on it.
  • GhostLatte
    Dec 23, 2016
    Get a R4i Gold (r4ids.cn). Click on the "Where to Buy" tab for trusted resellers. I've always used http://www.dsflashcart.com/ and have no issues.
  • WeedZ
    Dec 23, 2016
    What's the difference between the two?
  • GhostLatte
    Dec 24, 2016
    The first one linked is a clone of the gold.
  • gnmmarechal
    Dec 24, 2016
    The r4isdhc.com carts are crap. Don't go with them, they include a time bomb that'll make the cart stop working unless you set the date back in a few years.

    I use an R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS from r4i-sdhc.com, btw. Works fine, R4i-SDHC.com are cool.
  • WeedZ
    Dec 24, 2016
    "they include a time bomb that'll make the cart stop working unless you set the date back in a few years."

    What?! Please elaborate on that
  • xtheman166
    Dec 24, 2016
    The card will detect the system date and stop working after a certain time after the last firmware update.
  • WeedZ
    Dec 24, 2016
    I get that. What I'm asking is why?
  • xtheman166
    Dec 24, 2016
    To make you buy new hardware the next year
  • WeedZ
    Dec 24, 2016
    So they actually wrote this code in. I'm glad I actually asked first instead of just having him order one.
  • Sleet
    Dec 24, 2016
    It doesn't do permanent damage, if the year on your DS is set to 2019 or later the r4isdhc.com cart won't boot. You can just set the year back when it happens.
  • Mikemk
    Dec 24, 2016
  • WeedZ
    Dec 24, 2016
    Oh, nice
  • slaphappygamer
    Dec 26, 2016
    R4i gold RTS (r4ids.cn) is the best.
  • DiscostewSM
    Dec 26, 2016
    I've had a DS-Two since before I ever got a 3DS, and while it is great, I hate that it drains the battery so long as it is inserted in the slot fully, including when in sleep mode. I simply want a card where I can put it in, use my 8GB microSD, and forget about it while being able to play all (or most) DS games.