Which Flash Cart Should I Get?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Rydian, Apr 25, 2011.

Apr 25, 2011

Which Flash Cart Should I Get? by Rydian at 3:26 AM (307,620 Views / 26 Likes) 674 replies

  1. helltoast

    Newcomer helltoast Advanced Member

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    there's an old emulator called MarcaDS. it's the only one I know of and it's not very good.

    I mean, the emulator itself is fantastic, but there's not much you can do without the DSTWO extra juice.
     


  2. zzzxtreme

    Newcomer zzzxtreme Newbie

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    thanks so much for the help. much appreciated. seems like Mame is not such as good idea after all. and there are mame games that requires CHD files, pretty much a hassle. I'll be happy to have NES and Sega Genesis emulators. is "r4i gold 3ds rts" the safest choice for that two emulators? ($17 at nds-card.com)
     
  3. helltoast

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    yes, the $17 R4i Gold 3DS RTS is the one you want. but personally I'd shell out the money for a DSTWO. you're definitely gonna feel the difference when it comes to emulators.
     
  4. zzzxtreme

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    thanks ! i'll take your advice and go for the dstwo !
     
  5. JHIP626

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    I keep reading that the dstwo while still the best option, lags on a good amount of gba games. I would think that since the ds actually plays GBA GAMES, that it wouldn't lag. that being said. is there a better option for lagless roms? do I need to buy a gba and a flashcart for that too?


    thanks
     
  6. helltoast

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    the DSTWO emulates GBA games, that's why they lag. it has nothing to do with the DS/L ability to natively run GBA games at neigh perfect compatibility. if you want to make use of that you'll need either a GBA flashcart or a GEP, a GBA Expansion Pack.

    Krizz just released his GBA EverDrive but it'll cost you a bit more than, say, an EZ Flash IV. if you plan on using them exclusively on your DS/L though, you might wanna consider a GEP such as the EZ Flash 3 in 1 or the M3 if you can find one.
     
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    The goal I am trying to achieve is having GB/GBC and GBA ROMs on my Ds and also play ds ROMs as well. So what do I need to do all of that? Im assuming 2 different cards. Sorry this is new to me.
     
  8. helltoast

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    any flashcart will emulate GB and GBC and obliviously play DS. for GBA, it's like I said, either a cart like EverDrive or EZ Flash IV or a GEP like EZ Flash 3 in 1. the DSTWO GBA emulation is only useful for DSi in my opinion.

    personally, I'd go with this flashcart and this GEP if you have an OG DS or a Lite. keep in mind the GEP can't be used on a GBA.
     
  9. JHIP626

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    Yea as long as it works good. Because its either that or use my phone as an emulator. And I really don't want to stick a ps3 controller in my pocket all the time.lol
     
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    What about the easy flash v. Will that work on both GBA and ds?
     
  11. helltoast

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    of course. the EZ Flash V is a 'standalone' cart that doesn't need a slot 1 flashcart to boot. I recommended the GEP because it's cheaper and sits flush in a DSL, but you can get either.
     
  12. el_ssbb_boy

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    I was wondering if you know about some sellers from aliexpress as flashcards don't appear when searching and they are just visible if you got a link.
     
  13. DaRk_ViVi

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    I'm going to build a GBMacro using a broken DSLite so I'm looking for a GBA Flashcard with a "lite" design in order to fit the GBA Slot properly and don't stick out.
    Which is the best one still available to buy?
     
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    im intrested too
     
  15. DaRk_ViVi

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    In the end I bought an EZ Flash IV (standard, I was unable to find a Lite Deluxe to buy) and it's working great, even if it sticks out of the DS Lite slot. ;)
     

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